The Adventure Trips program plans several adventure trips throughout the year that are open to students and the community. In the past, trips have included kayaking, hiking, bouldering, paddling, cross-country and skiing. Adventure Trips are usually a day or two in regional areas either within Iowa or surrounding states.  Trips are open to anyone (students, staff/faculty, community members, and community non-members).  Register online or at the CRWC membership desk. 

Upcoming Trips:

There are currently no trips scheduled at this time.

Past Trips:

Hiking Effigy Mounds National Monument
Saturday, November 5 | 9:00am-6:00pm
Fee: $5
Pre-trip meeting Thursday, November 3 from 6:00-7:00pm at the CRWC Climbing Wall.

Rock Climbing at Indian Bluffs 
Saturday, September 17 | 8:00am-8:00pm
Fee: $50
Pre-trip meeting Monday, September 12, 6:30-7:00pm at the climbing wall. 

Transportation provided. The remote limestones walls of this unique Iowa wilderness area make the climbing at Indian Bluffs one-of-a-kind.  The group will climb several routes and boulder problems various difficulty of on this day-long adventure. Participants must have a current Climbing Wall approval card to attend these trips. Register online or at the CRWC membership desk.

Bouldering at Governor Dodge State Park in Wisconsin
Sunday, September 18 | 8:00am-9:00pm
Fee: $50
Pre-trip meeting: Friday, September 17,  7:00-7:30pm at the climbing wall. 

Transportation provided. The sandstone boulders this unique mid-western climbing destination make the bouldering one of a kind.  The group will climb in several areas with a plethora of boulder problems all with various difficulty.  Participants must have a current Climbing Wall approval card to attend these trips. Register online or at the CRWC membership desk.

Sea Kayaking on Lake Macbride
Sunday, September 25 | 3:00-6:00pm

No previous experience needed! We'll meet at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area for a lesson on sea kayaking followed by a paddle tour of Lake Macbride.   We’ll paddle by Lake Macbride State Park  and spend some time out of the kayaks exploring the beautiful spillway area. There are 6 tandem spaces (3 tandem boats) and 4 single spaces available. Register online or at the CRWC membership desk.

Custom Trips

The Adventure Trips program can help plan, outfit, and safely lead an adventure your group will not soon forget! From private small group guiding to large group outings, let us plan and manage the details so you can focus on the fun. We can help you plan day, weekend, or week long trips. Ideas include rock climbing, canoeing, white water kayaking, rafting, sea kayaking, skiing, biking, backpacking, or any combination of activities are among many opportunities available right here in Iowa or beyond! Customized events will be tailored to meet the specific goals of the client. Contact Dave Patton to explore the unique adventure possibilities awaiting you and your group.    

Contact Us

David Patton
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education