Adventure Trips
& 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, outdoor equipment, and facilitation from our Adventure Trip Leaders. Please review trip itineraries prior to registration for additional information regarding activity level, trip meetings, and personal equipment necessary for participation.

Spring 2024

Spring Break Registration begins December 6, 2023. All other trip registrations open January 8, 2024.

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

January 20-21 Camping Buescher State Park, TX $60

Trip Itinerary

January 27-28 Weekend Backpacking Little Lake Creek Wilderness, TX $55

Trip Itinerary

February 3-4

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course Rice Recreation Center $175

Course Information

February 9-11 Recess Camp & Backpack Garner & Lost Maples State Parks, TX $150

Trip Itinerary

February 9-11 Recess Kayak & Camp Angelina River, TX $100


February 24-25 Weekend Backpacking Sam Houston National Forest, TX $55

Trip Itinerary

March 9-17 Spring Break Advanced Backpacking Paria Canyon Wilderness, UT $500

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March 23-24 Kayak Camping Martin Dies State Park, TX $60

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March 30-31 Kayak Camping San Antonio River, TX $70

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April 13 Day Hiking Brazos Bend State Park, TX $25

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April 14 Day Kayaking Armand Bayou, TX $35

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May 2-10 Mountain Backpacking Pecos Wilderness, NM $300

Interest Submission

Trip Itinerary

If you have additional questions, please email

Adventure Trip Participation Policy

All pre-trip meetings, if included with the adventure, require mandatory attendance.
Pre-trip meetings are vital to the success of an adventure. It’s in these meetings that important information is shared, equipment is issued, questions are asked and answered, and participants can play an active role in the trip preparation process. Absence from a pre-trip meeting forfeits both spot on the trip and all registration fees.

Participants are responsible for reviewing trip itineraries and understanding eligibility requirements.
Some of our excursions are physically challenging and well away from front country care. To ensure the health and safety of ALL participants, it’s imperative that participants be objective and honest about fitness and experience levels. Registrations that include false or misleading information are subject to cancellation and forfeiture of fees.

Take time to disconnect.
ROPE trips offer students a chance to disengage from everyday habits by offering full immersion experiences. Phones may be used as cameras, but all connectivity must be turned off while on trail.

Just say no.
Alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, and recreational drugs or products are strictly prohibited on all ROPE trips and experiences.

Cancellations, Refunds and Deposits, Oh My.
For single day adventures, refunds will be granted, less a $15 administrative fee, if made more than 10 days from the scheduled event. Multi-day adventures that include a non-refundable deposit will also be withheld. Registrants who cancel less than 10 days from the trip will not be eligible for a refund.
Trips may be cancelled for severe weather, road conditions, recreation area closures, instructor illness, or registration numbers. In the event ROPE should need to cancel a trip, we will schedule an alternative date, issue a full credit, or refund for registration fees.