Outdoor Trips and Registration

 R.O.P.E. offers a variety of trips each semester that are designed for all experience levels. All trip registrations include transportation, meals, equipment rentals, and guided instruction by our skilled Outdoor Trip Leaders. Scroll down for basic trip descriptions or click Registerto view more detailed information. If you have any questions, please email ropetripsmanager@gmail.com.

Spring 2017 Schedule - Where will you explore?

January 27-29 Backpacking     Davey Crockett Natl. Forest, TX    65
Trip Complete!
February 9-12     Road Trip!      Hill Country, TX  105  130      Trip Complete!
February 25 Day Hiking McKinney Falls SP  25  30 Trip Complete!
March 3-4   Caving Colorado Bend SP  60  75 Trip Complete!
March 10-19 Backpacking      Superstition Mountains, AZ  475
Trip Complete!
March 25 Day Canoeing Cooks Lake Paddle Trail, TX  30  35 Trip Complete!
March 26 Bike & Hike Armand Bayou, TX  20  25 Trip Complete!
April 2 Day Hiking Brazos Bend SP       20  25 Trip Complete!
April 8 Day Canoeing Limestone Bluffs Paddle Trail, TX 60 75  Cancelled
April 9 Indoor Climbing
Inspire Rock Gym, TX   8 +gym fee  8 +gym fee   Trip Complete!
April 15 Surf & Paddle     Surfside Beach, TX  20           25 Trip Complete!
May 4-11 Mountain Backpacking Pecos Wilderness, NM  325 375 Waitlist




Trip Cancellation/Refund Policy


There are no refunds for trips less than 1 week from departure unless the trip is cancelled by ROPE. Should participant experience an unforeseen family or medical emergency, the decision for a full or partial refund will be made by the Assistant Director for Outdoor Programs. All refund requests must be submitted in writing 48 hours prior to the trip. Supporting documentation may be requested.

Registration cancellations made more than 1 week out will be assessed a surcharge to cover transaction fees. Full refunds may not be available for extended trips depending on recreational fees paid in advance of trip departure.

Past Trip Descriptions 

Horseback Riding and Cookout 

Join ROPE as we explore the piney woods north of Houston like true Texans. We'll hop on our horses and take a guided tour of the area around Cypress Creek, completing the experience with an outdoor cookout in the area.This is a beginner-level ride, no experience necessary. 

Adventure Caving 

 ROPE is heading out to Longhorn Caverns for a wild cave tour that is well off the beaten path. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center at 6:00 PM on Friday and drive to Inks Lake State Park where we will spend a night under the stars. Saturday morning we will make the short drive to Longhorn Caverns State Park for our 2.5 hr guided tour that includes ample crawling, climbing, and adventure! We will return to campus that afternoon.

 Mountain Biking

Come mountain biking with ROPE to the Double Lake Recreation Area where we will be taking the 21 mile pathway around scenic Double Lake! MOUNTAIN BIKE NOT PROVIDED.

 Backpacking at Grand Canyon

 Prepare for the greatest adventure of them all: ROPE's Spring Break Trip! This year we're pushing the limits with how much outdoor fun can be had in 8 days by heading out to one of the country's most iconic and beautiful destinations, the Grand Canyon. Take a break from the noise of the city and experience the untamed and unparalleled beauty of the desert in spring.

Day Hike at Brazos Bend

 ROPE will be heading to Brazos Bend State Park for a relaxing and refreshing day hike.  Just outside of the city, this state park encloses a lake and boasts an array of wildlife: white-tailed deer, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, and much more!  So come join us for a fantastic day hike around Elm Lake, a picnic lunch, and some fresh air. Please sign up one person at a time.

 Canoeing the Colorado River

ROPE takes on the Colorado River in Columbus, TX! Along this loop of the river, we will make a relaxing float down a scenic stretch of the Colorado River, stopping for lunch along the way. Prepare for an opportunity to escape the city and experience the dense and lively woods just west of Houston!

 Surf & Paddle

Join ROPE for a day at the beach!  We will be heading down to Surfside, Texas with our surfboards to catch some awesome springtime waves! Surfside is truly a wonderful Texas coastal city; with miles of unspoiled shoreline, coastal marsh, rivers and bays. You will have the opportunity to surf, kayak, paddle board, play beach games and have an amazing time!

 Hiking & Climbing

We're heading out to one of Texas' most iconic and beautiful natural features for 4 days of premier hiking and climbing. Towering above the Texas Hill Country with acres of exposed pink granite and unique rock formations, Enchanted Rock is like no other outdoor destination in Texas. Join us as we enjoy the fresh greenery and wildflower blooms of springtime deep in the Heart of Texas.


Join ROPE as we go to Wake Nation for some fun on the water! Beginner as well as experienced water sports enthusiasts are encouraged to come. Wake Nation utilizes a cable system to pull wakeboarders around the lake. Please, sign up one person at a time.

 Beach Camping

Join ROPE for a weekend at the beach! We will be heading down to Galveston Island State Park with our surfboards to catch some awesome waves, and then camp on the beach on Saturday night. Wake up Sunday morning to the salty ocean breeze and take the opportunity to try ROPE's boogie boards, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and various beach games!