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.


Upper Grapefruit Left Twin Tower

Insiders Guide to Grapefruit Rocks

This presentation gives climbers detailed information to help them get out and enjoy Grapefruit Rocks.  It includes tips and strategies for getting started, guidance for exploring newer or less known areas, some circuit suggestions to have a great day exploring and a discussion of some of the risks encountered climbing at Grapefruit Rocks.

Watch Guide
Falls on Jack River

Jack River Packrafting-Trip Guide

This multi-media presentation provides the general information and logistics necessary to get out and enjoy hiking in and packrafting out the Jack River.  Logistics, maps, gear list and a discussion of the hazards encountered on this trip are all included.  Click here to get to a Google drive where you can download the maps and gear list  for this trip.  
Watch Trip Guide
Clear day Red Rock

Alaska Range Adventure- Trip Guide

This multi-media presentation provides general information and logistics for a family friendly long weekend adventure in the Eastern Alaska Range.  Great camping and hiking options in this area are presented.  Maps and gear lists for this adventure are shown as well.  In addition, some of the major hazards and risks encountered on these adventures are discussed.  Click Here to get to the Google drive with gear lists and maps from this presentation. 
Watch Trip Guide
Floating Birch Creek

Gear Rental

 We have a wide range of summer gear to help you get out and enjoy the best kind of distancing, getting away in the backcountry.  We rent rafts, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards as well as many of the camping necessities.  Check out our rental list for all the gear that is available.   
Gear Rental Prices


Mt Prindle Caribou

Outdoor Adventures Hours

We are glad to announce that Outdoor Adventures has now re-opened.  As of June 10th, Outdoor Adventures is open Monday-Friday.  Our hours are Monday and Friday 12-6pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-5pm.

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.

Wickersham Dome Snowshoe

Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community

The Outdoor Adventure's LLC brings together students with similar identities, values or needs. We have staff who support your experience within the residence halls and at the Outdoor Adventures office.  A successful first year of college looks different for every student, so we offer programs to appeal to a diverse set of interests and structure them so students are given opportunities to adjust to UAF academically as well as socially.
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Avalanche awarness

Field Safety classes

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