Outdoor Adventures

Mission statement

It is the mission of Outdoor Adventures to foster personal growth and a spirit of adventure for the UAF community through education, experience and accessibility in the wilderness of Alaska and right here on campus.


Birch Creek

Fall Hours Begin August 26th

Outdoor Adventures is switching back to fall hours starting on Monday, August 26th.  Our fall hours are Monday and Friday Noon-6pm,  and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Noon-5pm.

We are closed on the weekends so rent on Friday, at a  weekend rate, to have great gear on the weekends.

Brooks Range

Backcountry Leadership Training Program

The program will immerse
you in a variety of outdoor
opportunities within the great
state of Alaska. In a five week
format, you will earn an
assortment of valuable outdoor
credentials, at least five college
credits and skills from a group
of experienced guides and

Avalanche awarness

Safety classes

We organize a wide variety of outdoor safety training for both our staff and members of the university community.

Students ice climbing

Academic classes

Outdoor Adventures also offers a variety of classes ranging from Ice Climbing to Mountaineering, Wilderness First Aid and Advanced Wilderness Leadership.

Wilderness welcome

Wilderness Welcome

 This program provides incoming UAF students with an awesome 4 day wilderness experience before the beginning of traditional new student orientation.