Trips and Activities

UREC Outdoors offers trips like canoeing on the Rio Grande River

UREC Outdoors trips accommodate those of all skill levels. Space is limited and spots are filled quickly. Sign-up for trips and clinics at UREC Outdoors in HPER Room 102, or register online at the UREC Membership Portal beginning August 8th for Fall programs.

UREC Outdoors provides transportation for fall programming and provides gear and equipment to encourage students to get outside. If you have questions about any specific programming give us a call or email the UREC Outdoors team! 

Registration for most spring programming opens on December 19th . If you run into issues registering online please call UREC Outdoors at 479-575-CAMP (2267) or email us at camp@uark.edu.

University Recreation is partnering with the Multicultural Center to intentionally invite traditionally underserved communities to participate in outdoor recreation pursuits. We believe that natural spaces, parks, and the opportunity to recreate in the out-of-doors should exist equitably for all. UREC and the Multicultural Center aim to create community and a sense of belonging through all our facilities, programs, and services. 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Inclusion Climb Night Climbing Wall February 9 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free None No Registration Required
Greenway Mural Tour: Painting a Perspective South Fayetteville Loop February 25 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Free February 24  Register Here on February 10
People of Color Day Hike Ozark - St. Francis National Forest March 12 All Day $5 $10 March 9 Register Here on February 26
No Man's Land Film Festival  Union Theater April 6 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $5 $15 - Public None Tickets purchased at the door
Campfire Conversations | DEI Overnight Backpacking The Ozarks April 29-April 30 All Day  $20 $40 March 29 Register Here

 

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Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking HPER Pool February 9 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free February 8 Register Here starting January 23
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking HPER Pool February 23 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free February 22 Register Here starting February 9
Whitewater Kayaking Roll Clinic HPER Pool March 2 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free March 1 Register Here starting February 16
Whitewater Practice Session HPER Pool March 30 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free March 29 Register Here starting March 16
Day Paddling Trip Dependent on Water Levels April 8 All Day $5 $10 March 29th Register Here starting March 15

 

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Whitewater Kayaking Roll Clinic | A great introduction to whitewater kayaking essentials.  We’ll practice skills in a flatwater location(no whitewater) and cover proper paddle technique, balance, braces and the whitewater kayak roll. UREC Outdoors will provide an instructor to help you learn the kayak roll in a controlled environment. 

 

Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking | Are you interested in whitewater kayaking? This three hour clinic covers the basics of whitewater kayaking: boats, pfds, paddle strokes, and more! 

 

Whitewater Practice Session | Are the water levels a little too low to get outside? Come practice your whitewater kayaking skills in the HPER Pool. UREC Outdoors will provide the boats, PFDs, spray skirts, and more. No instruction will be provided at these sessions. 

 

Paddling Day Trip | Join UREC Outdoors on the water for a day to enjoy being outside and relaxing on the river or lake. This trip is dependent on water levels!  No experience is necessary. UREC Outdoors will provide the boats, PFDs, and paddles! 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Overnight Backpacking Ozark St Francis National Forest February 25 -26 All Day $20 $40 February 2 Register Here
Day Hike Ozark St. Francis National Forest March 5 All Day $5 $10 March 2 Register Here beginning February 19
People of Color Day Hike Ozark - St. Francis National Forest March 12 All Day $5 $10 March 9 Register Here on February 26
Grand Canyon Backpacking Grand Canyon National Park March 18 - March 25 All Day $250 $499 February 18 Register Here
Campfire Conversations | DEI Overnight Backpacking Ozark St. Francis National Forest April 29-April 30 All Day $20 $40 March 29 Register Here

 

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Grand Canyon Backpacking | Hike in the beautiful Grand Canyon National Park over Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy 4 nights and 5 days deep within the walls of America’s largest canyon. The Grand Canyon is located entirely in northern Arizona; the park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. You will be hiking in a desert climate, where water and protection from the elements make the difference between life and death. 

The hike begins at a high elevation (7000-8000 feet) and requires a beautiful and exposed descent at the beginning of your trip, when your pack is heaviest. This trip is suitable for beginners, but participants are expected to carry everything they will need for four days in their backpacks as they hike in and out of the canyon. This trip has a required pre trip meeting to be announced. 

 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Introduction to Climbing Clinic UREC Climbing Wall (Gym 1)

January 22

February 5

February 19

March 5

April 2

April 16

April 30

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Free Free The day before the clinic! Register Here
Lead Climbing Clinic UREC Climbing Wall (Gym 1)

January 30 and February 1

February 14 and February 16

March 6 and March 8

March 28 and March 30

April 25 and April 27

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Free Free The day before the first day of the clinic! Register Here
Big Wall Challenge UREC Climbing Wall February   Free Free Until February 28th Register at the Climbing Wall
Inclusion Climb Night UREC Climbing Wall February 9 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free None No Registration Required
Introduction to Anchor Building UREC Climbing Wall

April 10 

April 18

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Free Free The day before the clinic! Register Here
Day Climb Location TBD April 16 All Day $5 $10 April 5 Register Here
Spring Bouldering Competition UREC Bouldering Wall (HPER 102) May 4th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  $10 $15 May 3 Register Here

 

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Spring Bouldering Competition | UREC Outdoors will be offering a Spring Bouldering Competition. Come down to UREC Outdoors to learn more about the rules! All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Prizes and guaranteed FUN! Spots are limited so register in advance. 

 

Introduction to Climbing Clinic | The two-hour course is the perfect place to teach you the basics of climbing and helps you "learn the ropes" with a comprehensive introduction to belaying technique that can be used to climb at the UREC Climbing Wall. Our lesson includes a tutorial on proper top rope belay technique and how to properly use climbing equipment.  

This class will give you all the tools you’ll need to take the Top Rope Belay Assessment! All equipment is provided, registration is required. 

 

Lead Climbing Clinic | So you are interested in taking your climbing to the next level? Great! We can’t wait for you to explore new terrain and continue on your climbing journey. We encourage you before signing up to make sure that you are able to climb above a 5.8 comfortably and have knowledge of how to use a Petzl GriGri.   

UREC Outdoors staff will guide you through this 2 day, 4 hour clinic on the basics of lead climbing to increase your knowledge and skills. You must have passed the UREC Outdoors Petzl GriGri Belay Assessment to participate in this clinic.  
 

Trips

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Greenway & Gravel Group Ride Fayetteville January 28 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Free January 27 @ 11:59 PM Register Here beginning January 13
Greenway Mural Tour South Fayetteville Loop February 25 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Free February 24 @ 11:59 PM Register Here beginning February 10 
Intro To Bikepacking Hobbs State Park  March 3 - March 5   $20 $40 February 24 @ 11:59 PM Register Here beginning December 19
Eureka Springs MTB Day Trip The Great Passion Play April 8  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM $5 $10 April 7 @ 5:00 PM Register Here beginning March 24
Hobbs State Park MTB Day Trip  Hobbs State Park Monument Trails April 22 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM $5 $10 April 21 @ 5:00 PM Register Here beginning April 7
Howler Bike Park Day Trip Howler Bike Park  May 14 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM $50  $80 May 13 @ 5:00 PM Register Here beginning April 29

 

Greenway & Gravel Group Ride l Open to All Rider Levels and Abilities l Join UREC Outdoors for a mellow greenway and gravel ride. Staying off the main roads and exploring around Fayetteville. This is a social ride, which has a slower pace to allow for people to engage in conversation while riding. Hot Cocoa social following the ride to warm up cold hands. Register here

Greenway Mural Tour l Open to All Rider Levels and Abilities l Join UREC Outdoors for a slow roll tour of murals throughout Fayetteville.These tours will have a facilitated discussion on various topics pertaining to the artwork. A rental and a helmet are included in the price of the event, if you need either of those pieces of gear. We also welcome e-scooters for this particular event, however those will be at the expense of the participants to use during this time. Register here. 

Intro To Bikepacking l Open to All Rider Levels l This weekend long trip will give you a great introduction into bikepacking. Friday will be a clinic based day to help get ready for the next two days spent on the bike. Camping off Beaver Lake and riding through the forest awaits for those who want a taste of adventure riding. Space is limited, so register here to claim a spot. 

Eureka Springs MTB Day Trip l Intermediate to Advanced Riders l Eureka Springs has some of the best downhill in the region. It is fast, fun, and loose. We will be riding in the Great Passion Play area, so expect a day of pedaling in the rain or shine. Lunch is included in trip cost. This is aimed at riders who feel solid on blue and black trails. Space is limited, so register here to claim a spot.

Hobbs State Park MTB Day Trip l Beginner to Intermediate Riders l This weekend long trip will give you a great introduction into bikepacking. Friday will be a clinic based day to help get ready for the next two days spent on the bike. Camping off Beaver Lake and riding through the forest awaits for those who want a taste of adventure riding. Open to all skill levels. Space is limited, so register here to claim a spot.

Howler Bike Park Day Trip l Open to All Skill Levels l Howler Bike Park located in Branson, Missouri is home to some great gravity designed trails. Enjoy the end of the Spring 2023 semester and kick back on the uphill while you ride on the shuttle. The lift ticket and lunch are included in the trip cost. As is a mountain bike rental and helmet if you need one! This trip is perfect for people who feel fairly comfortable on a variety of mountain bike trails. There are trails ranging green to double black, so it's a pick your adventure on this trip! Space is limited, so register here to claim a spot.

Workshops

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Wednesday Wrench Workshop Series HPER 102 January 25 - March 1 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM $50 $80 January 24 @ 11:59 PM Register Here

 

Wrenches Workshop Series l This is a six week workshop series that is designed to help mechanics progress and work through various parts of the bike to create a baseline of knowledge to help trouble shoot repairs and maintenance on bikes. Every week will cover a different topic and a hands on application of that topic. If you want to learn how to work on brakes, wheels, and more this will help you. Meet every Wednesday from 4pm-5:30pm from January 25th-March 1. Space is limited, so hop on the registration site to secure your spot. 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Painting a Perspective - Mural Bike Tour Link to Webpage

Ongoing

Anytime N/A N/A   No Registration, Bike Rentals Available Here

 

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Painting a Perspective - Mural Bike Tour | If you can’t join us for one of our mural bike tours, you can use the resources below to go on your own self-guided tour across Fayetteville. There are two routes to choose from, both of which are close to the University of Arkansas campus. Resources on how to rent a bike, maps, outdoor safety, and discussion of social justice and unity can also be found at UREC Outdoors. When visiting these murals keep the three questions below in mind: What do you SEE?  What do you FEEL?  What can we DO? 


For additional information on the trips and activities contact UREC Outdoors at camp@uark.edu