Adventure Trips | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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).  You can register online or at the CRWC membership desk. 


Check back soon for news on upcoming Adventure Trips!

Rock Climbing Day Trip | Pictured Rocks County Park

This rock climbing trip day trip is designed for beginners with little to no climbing experience who are looking for a chance to go rock climbing outside with an experienced guide.  This day trip is limited to six participants and everyone must be 18 or older to participate. Group travel is not included in this trip, so participants will meet at a designated time and place at Pictured Rocks County Park near Monticello, Iowa. Pre-trip information will include details on what to wear, what to bring, and how to prepare for a successful day of climbing at one of Iowa’s best climbing areas! Climbing equipment and experienced leadership are included in this unique Iowa adventure.

  • Tuesday, September 14 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Capacity: 6 participants
  • Cost: $95.00 per person



Custom Trips

The Adventure Trips program can help plan, outfit, and safely lead an adventure your group will not soon forget! From small private 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 a 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 are 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 of Outdoor Recreation & Education