Outdoor Trips and Registration

 R.O.P.E. offers a variety of trips each semester that are designed for all experience levels. All trip registrations include transportation, meals, equipment rentals, and guided instruction by our skilled Outdoor Trip Leaders. Scroll down for basic trip descriptions or click Registerto view more detailed information. If you have any questions, please email rope@rice.edu 

Spring 2015 

Feb. 28 - Mar. 8


Grand Canyon, AZ Coming Soon!
March 14 Day Hike Brazos Bend, TX Coming Soon!
March 21 Canoeing Colorado River, Columbus, TX Coming Soon!
March 29 Surf & Paddle Surfside, TX Coming Soon!
April 2 - 5 Hiking & Climbing Enchanted Rock, TX Coming Soon!
April 11 Wake Boarding Wake Nation Houston, TX Coming Soon!
April 18 - 19 Beach Camping Galveston Island State Park, TX Coming Soon!
April 25 Surf & Paddle Surfside, TX Coming Soon!
January 6 - 10, 2015 Skiing and Snowboarding Taos Ski Valley, NM Register Here
January 24 Horseback Riding & Cookout Cypress Trails, TX Coming Soon!
January 30 - 31 Adventure Caving Longhorn Caverns, TX Coming Soon!
February 21 Mountain Biking Double Lake Recreation Area, TX Coming Soon!

Trip Cancellation/Refund Policy

There are no refunds for trips, unless the trip is cancelled by ROPE, or a participant experiences an unforeseen family or medical emergency. In the latter instances, the decision for a full or partial refund will be made by the Assistant Director for Outdoor Programs. All refund requests must be submitted in writing 48 hours prior to the trip. Supporting documentation may be requested.

Trip Descriptions 

Horseback Riding and Cookout 

Join ROPE as we explore the piney woods north of Houston like true Texans. We'll hop on our horses and take a guided tour of the area around Cypress Creek, completing the experience with an outdoor cookout in the area.This is a beginner-level ride, no experience necessary. 

Adventure Caving 

ROPE is heading out to Longhorn Caverns for a wild cave tour that is well off the beaten path. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center at 6:00 PM on Friday and drive to Inks Lake State Park where we will spend a night under the stars. Saturday morning we will make the short drive to Longhorn Caverns State Park for our 2.5 hr guided tour that includes ample crawling, climbing, and adventure! We will return to campus that afternoon.

Canoeing at Buffalo Bayou 

ROPE would love for you to join us on a relaxing paddle through Armand Bayou!  Just an hour away, Armand Bayou sports an array of wildlife as well as untamed and beautiful natural surroundings. In the spring, the bayou is filled with herons, hawks, fish, turtles, and alligators (don't worry they're harmless from your canoe!).

Surfing at Surfside

Come join ROPE for a day at the beach! We will be heading down to Surfside, Texas with our surfboards to catch some awesome springtime waves! Surfside is truly a wonderful Texas coastal city; with miles of unspoiled shoreline, coastal marsh, rivers and bays. You will have the opportunity to surf, kayak, paddle board, play beach games and have an amazing time!

Day Hike at Huntsville 

Escape the stress of the city and work with a day strolling through the scenic woods north of Houston. We'll make a 7-mile loop around Lake Raven, stopping to eat lunch and take in the views.

Skiing and Snowboarding at Taos Ski Valley

Join ROPE on this year's ski trip, heading out to the edge of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico. Shred it up for three days in some of the best skiing and snowboarding in New Mexican powder!