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 2023 -

We are modifying our registration process. Participants are responsible for reviewing itineraries and program policies before completing the registration process.
Spring Break 2023 is now available. All remaining Spring 2023 trip registrations will go live January 03 2023.

ROPE is mindful of current public health recommendations and will be monitoring conditions to inform our decisions to keep our leaders and community safe. Covid-19 Vaccinations are required for participation. Testing, masking, and other practices may be instated according to program or leadership decisions.

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

Dec. 13-18 Winter Expedition
Desert Camping
Big Bend Natl Park, TX $300
Jan. 21-22 Camping Government Canyon SNA, TX $65


Jan. 28-29 Backpacking Sam Houston Natl. Forest, TX $50


Feb. 09-12 Recess Camping and Backpacking Caprock Canyon SP, TX $225
Feb. 19 Rock Climbing Austin, TX $45
Feb. 25-26 Canoe/Kayak & Camp Martin Dies Jr. SP, TX $60
Mar. 10-19 Spring Break Backpacking Expedition Great Smoky Mountains Natl. Park, NC/TN $400*


Mar. 25 Day Kayaking Trinity River, TX $35
Apr. 08 Day Canoeing Cooks Lake Paddle Trail, TX $30
Apr. 15 Day Hiking Brazos Bend SP, TX $25
Apr. 16 Beach Day Trip Surfside Beach, TX $25
May 03-13 Mountain Backpacking Expedition TBA TBA

Adventure Trip Participation Policy

  • Pre-trip meetings where posted are required to participate in ROPE trips. Absence from a meeting will forfeit registration fees and spot on trip.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, and recreational drugs or products are strictly prohibited.
  • 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. Additional fees may not be refunded for extended trips according to recreational fees paid in advance of trip departure. ROPE is no longer able to offer direct transfers between trips.
  • Multi-day expeditions may include a deposit as described in the trip itinerary or during registration. Deposits for trips are non-refundable. Please review full trip costs and itineraries in advance of registration.
  • 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.