Outdoor Trips and Registration

Outdoor Trips and Registration | Friday Night Climb

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 any questions, please email ropetripsmanager@gmail.com.

Spring 2020 Schedule - Adventure is Out There!

January 3-11

Camp & Backpacking

Big Bend National Park, TX $300 Closed
January 25-26

Intro to Backpacking

Sam Houston National Forest, TX $40/45 Closed
February 1-2

Intro to Camping

Bastrop State Park, TX $40/45 Closed
February 8

Day Hiking

Huntsville State Park, TX $20/25 Closed
February 12-15


Trail Between the Lakes, TX $100 Closed
February 29-1

Intro to Backpacking

Pedernales State Park, TX $50/55 Closed
March 8

Day Canoeing

Cooks Lake Paddle Trail, TX $25/30 Closed
March 14-22

Backpacking Expedition

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ $515 Closed
March 28

Rock Climbing

Reimer's Ranch, TX $45/50 Closed
April 11

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Lake Houston, TX $25/30 Closed
April 18

Rock Climbing

Greenbelt Park, TX $45/50 Closed
April 25-26

Family Camping

Sam Houston National Forest, TX $25 Closed
May 7-17 May Expedition TBA TBA Closed

ROPE Spring 2020 Survey

Trip Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made less than 7 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 depature.
  • Multi-day expeditions 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.