Western Kentucky University

Adventure Trips

 Spring 2014 Trip Schedule


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2/7 - 2/9

1/29 @ 7pm

Ice Climbing, Cedar Falls, IA

Why let the cold stop you from having fun? Come climb some ice with us in Cedar Falls Iowa. This 80 ft grain silo was converted into a winter playground made for ice climbing. No experience is necessary.


2/14 - 2/16

2/5 @ 7pm

Backpacking, Big South Fork, TN

Come spend Valentine's Day in the woods! This weekend trip will take you to some of the most beautiful wilderness trails Tennessee has to offer.


2/21 - 2/23

2/12 @ 7pm

Rock Climbing, Red River Gorge, KY

Enjoy a weekend of instruction and skills building in one of the most premiere climbing areas in the world. "The Red" boasts thousands of routes to challenge both novice and expert climbers. This trip will introduce the fundamentals of rock climbing in one of the most beautiful settings in Kentucky. There will be two trips offered this semester giving you ample opportunity to try something new.




Mountain Biking, Ben Hawes, KY

Speed your way on fun single-track trails just an hour from Bowling Green! This day trip, geared toward the beginner and intermediate rider, will focus on technique and riding form.


3/7 - 3/16

2/26 @ 7pm

Utah Multi-Sport Adventure, Moab, UT

Go West this spring break! Moab, UT is one of the world's best locations for adventure sports. Climb, ride, and squeeze your way through the red rocks and canyons of Utah. This multi-sport adventure includes a week of world class rock climbing, mountain biking, and canyoneering.


3/21 - 3/23

3/19 @ 7pm

Backpacking, Cumberland Falls State Park, KY

Like waterfalls? Enjoy the riverside scenery in this Kentucky grown state park. Wind your way along the trails leading to the "Niagara of the South". This amazing waterfall offers rainbows during the day and moonbows at night!


3/28 - 3/30

3/19 @ 8pm

Mountain Biking and Ziplining, Brown County, IN

Ever wanted to fly? We have too. Soar over the canopies and race along the slick single track trails of southern Indiana in this unique weekend adventure.


4/4 - 4/6

3/26 @ 8pm

Weekend in the Ozarks, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is one of the premiere adventure destinations in the Southeast. Lyon College is hosting this year's adventure programming conference. Network with other outdoor enthusiasts, attend outdoor related presentations, go rock climbing, or just relax in the Arkansas countryside

$100 / $125

4/11 - 4/13

4/2 @ 8pm

Rock Climbing, Red River Gorge, KY

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4/12 - 4/13

4/2 @ 7pm

Canoeing and Mountain Biking Basics, Mammoth Cave, KY

Learn how to paddle and mountain bike on this 2 day introductory trip. Instruction will focus on technique for the beginning paddler and mountain biker.


4/25 - 4/27

4/16 @ 7pm

Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting, Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers, TN

Get your feet wet before finals! The Hiwassee and Ocoee rivers are great places to learn how to kayak and raft. This action packed weekend will be full of laughs, rapids, and great views.

$80/No Guest

5/19 - 5/24

5/7 @ 7pm

Summer Kickoff Hike, Art Loeb Trail, NC

Start your summer with a week backpacking this scenic trail in North Carolina. The rugged Art Loeb Trail winds its way over the spine of the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you hike above the trees in this temperate rainforest. Strap on your pack and join us!


7/23 - 7/31

5/7 @ 7pm &

6/4 @7pm

Rocky Mountain Backpacking, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Bring your camera! Enjoy postcard views at every turn on this weeklong expedition.  The Rocky Mountains boast some of America's most iconic scenery making this the trip of a lifetime. Backpack above treeline and spend your evenings watching the sun set over the Continendal Divide. Your group will spend 6 days in the prestine wilderness of the Colorado Rockies.



 Trip registration takes place at the ORAC office in the Preston Health and Activities Center. Trip registration is open on a first come, first serve basis. Unless otherwise noted, trip costs are all inclusive with the exception of meals. All pre-trip meetings take place at the Preston Center and are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with ORAC staff. Contact our office if you have any questions or need additional information. 

 Last Modified 1/21/14