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, 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 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 trips open for registration 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.

DATE TRIP LOCATION PRICE ITINERARY/ Registration
Dec. 13-18 Winter Expedition
Desert Camping
Big Bend Natl. Park, TX $300

Closed

Jan. 21-22 Camping Government Canyon SNA, TX $65

Closed

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

Closed

Feb. 08-12 Recess Camping and Backpacking Caprock Canyon SP, TX $225

Register

Feb. 19 Rock Climbing Austin, TX $45

Register

Feb. 25-26 Camp & Kayak Martin Dies Jr. SP, TX $60

Register

Mar. 4-5 Wilderness First Aid Certification Rice University $150

Register

Mar. 11-18 Spring Break Backpacking Expedition A Great Smoky Mountains Natl. Park, NC/TN $400*

Register

Mar. 11-18 Spring Break Backpacking Expedition B Great Smoky Mountains Natl. Park, NC/TN $400*

Register

Mar. 25 Day Kayaking Trinity River, TX $35

Register

Apr. 08 Day Canoeing Cooks Lake Paddle Trail, TX $30

Register

Apr. 15 Day Hiking Brazos Bend SP, TX $25

Register

Apr. 16 Beach Day Trip Surfside Beach, TX $25

Register

May 03-11 Mountain Backpacking Expedition Pecos Wilderness $400

Closed

If you have additional questions, please email ropetripsmanager@gmail.com.


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 planning 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 include a non-refundable deposit, which 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.