Fall 2017 Trip Schedule

Sign up at our office in the Student Recreation Center or over the phone at (907)474-6027 



Fall 2017 Trips


Faculty, Staff, & Alumni

August 27 Rafting on the Chena: Orientation Float - Take a break from a busy first few days and enjoy an afternoon on the Chena River through town. First-come first-serve basis!  FREE - Space is limited - Meet us at the Outdoor Adventures office at 2:00pm. Student Only






Hot Springs Hike and Soak: Enjoy this classic Fairbanks hike as the leave begin to change and birds migrate overhead. The elevation gain will allow for sweeping views of the Chena River watershed. After the hike, enjoy a relaxing soak in the Hot Springs or one of the other resort attractions. Pool cost not included.




SUP the Chena! - The Chena River through town is a nice relaxing river to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. Stand-Up Paddleboards will give you a great workout but may invite the opportunity for a swim.

 $20 $25


Rock Climbing - Climbing in the White Mountain North of town is an awesome way to enjoy Fall. Beginners are encouraged to try some top-rope climbing with us. Veteran climbers will have the opportunity to learn the local crag. All equipment provided, no experience required, but show up willing to work hard on hike up the rocks.




Fall Outdoor Fest: Come participate in UAF's first ninja warrior-style competition. There will be free food, slacklining, rock climbing, and other fun activities. This awesome event will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on Friday, September 8th at the Outdoor Tower.  



Whitewater Rafting on the Nenana RiverThe Nenana River runs through the mountains of the Alaska Range near the entrance to Denali National Park. Grab a paddle and drysuit and enjoy a day on the river. Class 3 rapids are waiting to drench you in between wilderness landscapes. 




Canoe/Camp the Clearwater - The Delta Clearwater river is known in the Interior as one of the best floats available, especially during migration and foliage seasons. Paddlers will enjoy a calm and clear float to the silty Tanana River and then have an invigorating upstream paddle to the lake. Bring your bird book as you will likely see some new ones.

 $65 $80 


Glacier Hike - Being on a glacier is not something everyone gets to the experience. The Gulkana Glacier is a unique hike along the terminal moraine to the glacier toe. Each year the hike is different as the glacier changes, but is about 7 miles round-trip.




Arctic Circle ExplorationYou are in Fairbanks! Might as well go all the way to the Arctic Circle. Enjoy a scenic drive, short hikes, and great photo opportunities as you approach the Brooks Range. The history of the pipeline and Yukon River will give you a taste for the development of Alaska

 $89 $110






Hiking in the Delta MountainsDrive through Red Rock Canyon and then hike to gain views of the Canwell Glacier and surrounding mountains. From here you can develop your winter peak to-do list.





Hiking Wickersham Dome - In Fairbanks, we do "Dome Bagging." Wickersham Dome is another classic hike. This time of year snow is possible, but that won't slow us down.




Backpacking Granite Tors - Granite Tors is like Angel Rocks, except further and higher. A long climb out of the valley to a broad ridge gives you a great view. The rock outcroppings known as Tors make for exciting exploration.




Northern Lights Night HikeGet away from the city lights, get some fresh air and cross your fingers for the Aurora. 




Boulderween Bouldering Comp - Blacklight bouldering! Join us at the indoor climbing wall for our annual bouldering competition. Wear your best costume! This event is open to all, no experience required.




Cabin Overnight Hike - This great hike will take us up a beautiful ridge with views of the area. We will enjoy an evening at a cabin in Chena Recreation Area State Park and hike back around on Sunday. Food, gear, transportation and trip leaders all included in the price.  After the hike we will soak in the Hot Springs pools before heading home ($15 pool fee not included).







Northern Light Night Hike - A second chance to view the lights away from town.




Top-Rope Throwdown! - Meet up at the indoor wall for this annual top rope competition. This is a great opportunity to come out and practice your skills while the crowd encourages you. Open to all, no experience required.



Avalanche Awareness - Join instructors from the Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center (EARAC) for this basic avalanche training. Learn to identify and avoid avalanche terrain.




Wilderness First Aid Certification - The 16-hour course is critical for anyone working or playing in the backcountry. No experience required, but this course could save your life.




Ice Climbing - Head south toward Denali and climb the frozen waterfalls in the nearby creeks. Ice climbing a frozen waterfall is as exciting as it sounds! No experience required.

 $45  $54




Stampede Trail Snowshoe - This beginner friendly trail is a great way to explore the foothills of the Alaska Range. Made famous by the "Into the Wild" book, you might consider reading the book ahead of time.




Ice Climbing - A second chance to scale an Alaskan waterfall. Why not?!





Active in the Alumni Association? If you have a current "Active Member" card, you can attend trips at the student rates.

Prices include: transportation, trip leaders, and use of Outdoor Adventures equipment. Prices for overnight trips include food. Contact us for additional information. 

All information subject to change!

Stop by the Outdoor Adventures office to sign up!

Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.   A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures Office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.   Cancellation one week to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days prior start of a trip.

Contact us at (907)-474-6027

Email: uaf-oa-staff@alaska.edu

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