Adventure Trips and Registration

ROPE offers a variety of trips each semester that are designed for all experience levels. ROPE trips are available to all students, staff, and faculty of Rice University as well as members of the Recreation Center. All trip registrations include transportation, meals on trail, equipment rentals, and facilitation from our skilled Outdoor Trip Leaders. Please review trip itineraries prior to registration for additional information regarding activity level, trip meetings, and personal equipment necessary for participation.

If you have additional questions, please email

Spring 2022 -

ROPE is mindful of the current public health crisis and will be monitoring conditions to inform our decisions to keep our leaders and community safe. Vaccinations and timely on-campus testing are required for participation. While traveling all participants will remain masked.

Registration links close when trips are full or the registration deadline has passed.

Jan. 29-30
Weekend Camping
Lake Travis, TX $50
Feb. 5
Day Hiking
Huntsville State Park, TX $20
Feb. 9-13
Recess Backpacking
Sabine National Forest, TX $100
Feb. 18-20
Weekend Backpacking
Lone Star Trail, Sam Houston NF, TX $55
Feb. 25-27
Camp & Canoe
Village Creek State Park, TX $55
Mar. 11-20
Spring Break
Backpacking Expedition
Superstition Mountains, AZ $350*
Mar. 27
Day Kayaking
San Jacinto River, TX $25
April 9
Day Kayaking
Armand Bayou, TX $25
April 10
Surf &Paddle
Surfside Beach, TX $20

April 30 - May1

Wilderness First Aid Course

Rice University Recreation Center $150


May 4-11

Mountain Backpacking Expedition

Pecos Wilderness, NM $350


*Individual Airfare not included

Trip Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the trip are not eligible for a refund.
  • There is a 10% (minimum $10) fee for all other cancellations and transfers. Additional fees may not be refunded for extended trips according to recreational fees paid in advance of trip departure.
  • Multi-day expeditions may include a 50% deposit as described in the trip itinerary.
  • In the event ROPE should cancel a trip, we will schedule an alternative date, issue a full credit, or refund for registration fees. Trips may be cancelled for severe weather, road conditions, recreation area closures, instructor illness, and registration numbers. Many day trips will have alternative dates scheduled in advance of trip.
  • Deposits for trips are non-refundable. Please review full trip costs and itineraries in advance of registration.