Adventures

Any time spent outdoors is an adventure in our book. We have workshops, day trips, and multi-day excursions throughout the semester. No matter your skill level, you are welcome at our adventures with the Outdoor Adventure Center.

Utah Valley University acknowledges that we gather on land sacred to all Indigenous people who came before us in this vast crossroads region. Read more about our commitment to working in partnership with Utah’s Native Nations. 

The OAC also offers Academic and International Excursions. Find out more about our excursions.

 

LGBTQ+ Moab Retreat
Climbing, Hiking, Yoga
Beginner Friendly
May
3-5
Yoga in Moab
pEAK A wEEK
kYHV pEAK - 7,859'
May
14
Kyhv Peak
Peak a Week
Big Baldy - 8,756'
May
23
Big Baldy
Peak a Week
Mount Olympus - 9,026'
May
29
Mt Olympus
Peak a Week
Spanish Fork Peak - 10,192;
Jun
8
Spanish Fork Peak
Peak a Week
Santaquin/Loafer - 10,685'
Jun
11
Santaquin/Loafer Peak
PRIDE Hike
Stewart Falls - FREE
Jun
14
Provo Peak
Peak a Week
Provo Peak - 11,068'
Jun
19
Provo Peak
Peak a Week
Box Elder Peak - 11,101'
Jun
24
Provo Peak
 
Peak a Week
Lone Peak - 11,253'
Jul
9
Lone Peak
Peak a Week
Pfeifferhorn - 11,326'
Jul
20
Pfeifferhorn
Peak a Week
Mt. Timpanogos - 11,749'
Aug
2
Mt. Timpanogos
Peak a Week
Mt. Nebo - 11,928'
Aug
10
Mt. Nebo
Peak a Week
King's Peak ($25) - 13,528'
Aug
15-17
King's Peak
 

See all of our Peak a Week Hikes.

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Excursions

You must be enrolled in the appropriate course to participate.
For more information, please call our office at 801-863-7052

 

A group of people kayaking away from the camera by red rock cliffs

Academic Excursions

The Outdoor Adventure Center collaborates with departments across campus to offer domestic and international excursions for academic credit. These courses and trips offer hands-on learning and a perfect opportunity to apply education learned in the classroom to an outdoor setting.

Previous excursions have included a natural history excursion to the Grand Canyon, a botany biking trip to Capitol Reef, and a geology and biology study abroad in Sicily, Italy.

If you would like to team up with the Outdoor Adventure Center to schedule an excursion for your program, contact us at 801-863-7052 or email Kim Reynolds at .

a teacher talking to a group of students in the mountains in Italy

International Excursions

Nepal trip through Study Abroad- May 2024

The Outdoor Adventure Center offers International Service and Educational Excursions providing students an opportunity to engage in Experiential Education. We work in conjunction with the UVU Center for Social Impact department and various departments on campus.

Join us for a Study Abroad, Geology and Biology, experience to Sicily, Italy, June 4th-19th. The main goal of the program is to promote an in-depth understanding of volcanoes through a combination of short lectures and practical field activities. The field activities will be conducted in Italy, more specifically in Sicily (on Mt. Etna) and in the Aeolian Islands. These small islands, located ~20 mi N of Sicily are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are known worldwide for their unique natural heritage. Mt. Etna and the Aeolian Islands certainly represent one of the world’s best locations to study active volcanic processes. To register visit uvu.edu/educationabroad.

These excursions provide student leader development, participant development, and a community impact.

Land Acknowledgement

Utah Valley University acknowledges that we gather on land sacred to all Indigenous people who came before us in this vast crossroads region. The University is committed to working in partnership—as enacted through education and community activities—with Utah’s Native Nations comprising: the San Juan Southern Paiute, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Uintah & Ouray Reservation of the Northern Ute, Skull Valley Goshute, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute-White Mesa Community, and urban Indian communities. We recognize these Native Nations and their continued connections with traditional homelands, mountains, rivers, and lakes as well as their sovereign relationships with state and federal governments. We honor their collective memory and continued physical and spiritual presence. We revere their resilience and example in preserving their connections to the Creator and to all their relations, now and in the future. 

With this statement comes responsibility and accountability. We resolve to follow up with actionable items to make the Outdoor Adventure Center an inclusive, equitable, and just space for all. There is much work to be done, and we are committed to putting these words into practice.