Outdoor Pursuits

Get out and enjoy all the Texas Hill Country has to offer! The Outdoor Pursuits (OP) Program offers all you need to find a little adventure in your free time, whether it's committing to bike to class once a week or planning a big trip for Spring Break. You can rent equipment for personal trips, climb our campus rock wall, or join our organized trips to learn new skills or meet new folks. The San Antonio region is close to many of the state's best outdoor resources. 

For more information or questions regarding the Outdoor Pursuits Program, email outdoors@utsa.edu or call 210.458.6720
Our facility hours may vary. Please check our Facility Hours (Outdoor Resource Center and Rockwall) before visiting.

Outdoor Resource Center

Rockwall

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Clinics and Workshops


Outdoor Resource Center

The Outdoor Resource Center (ORC), located just inside Campus Rec's main entrance (at the South gate by the parking lot) is the best spot to connect with OP services. Sign up for a trip, borrow gear, and learn more about local and regional outdoor adventure opportunities. We offer high-quality equipment FREE to use for all members. Staff is on hand to help you understand how to set up and use the equipment and can even suggest a few spots to consider if you're looking for recommendations.

Equipment Available for Rental
Free* rental up to 7 days.
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Mountain Bikes
Kayaks
Canoes
Stand-Up Paddleboards
Lanterns
Camping Stoves

 

 *Late fees apply for returned equipment if turned in after check-out deadlines and/or if cleaning, repair, or replacement is applicable.


Rockwall

The climbing wall in the Recreation and Wellness Center offers up to 54 feet of climbing. If you're new to climbing, get a taste of what it's like with a 'Try-It Climb' where staff will give you a few attempts on the wall and get you oriented to climbing. If you enjoy it and want to climb regularly, sign up for our Belay Orientation. Offered weekly, you can get comfortable with the equipment and skills needed to climb independently. Climbers who complete a skills check to have access to the gym during open hours and can sign up for semester events, competitions, and lead climbing clinics.


Trips

Sign up for a trip or clinic and explore some of the region's best outdoor venues. These organized trips are great for meeting new folks, or as a way to check out a new activity. We design many of these experiences to set you up for your own independent adventures, so come ready to learn or refine a skill. Others are purely social and intended to get people out and enjoy local trails and venues. Try your hand at biking, paddling, climbing, and backpacking. Trip descriptions in our portal will tell you what each event includes.

Date Activity Location Registration Deadline Pre-Trip Meeting Cost
8/30 Paletas & Social Ride Leon Creek Greenway 8/26 N/A Free
9/10 Ride from the Rec Leon Creek Greenway 9/7 N/A Free
9/13 Paletas & Social Ride Leon Creek Greenway 9/13 N/A Free
9/24 Sit On Top Kayaking Guadalupe River 9/20 9/20 $35/$45
10/1 Mission Trail Bike Ride Mission Reach Greenway 9/27 N/A $18
10/8 Enchanted Rock Day Hike Enchanted Rock 10/4 10/4 $35/$50
10/11 Taco Tuesday Trail Ride Leon Creek Greenway 10/4 N/A

Free

10/25 Taco Tuesday Trail Ride Leon Creek Greenway 10/18 10/18

Free

10/29 Ride from the Rec Leon Creek Greenway 10/25 N/A

Free

11/12 Rock Climbing Day Trip Reimer's Ranch Park 11/8 11/8

$65/$100

11/12 Night Hike Government Canyon 11/8 N/A

Park pass

11/19 Night Hike Government Canyon 11/15 N/A

Park Pass

 


Clinics & Workshops

A no-show fee applies for all free offerings. Register for clinics and workshops.

Date Activity Location Registration Deadline Cost
9/21, 9/22, 9/26, 9/28 Belay Orientation Rockwall Day of, 12 PM $0 - $20
9/28, 10/18 Lead Climbing Clinic Rockwall Day of, 12 PM $20 - $35
11/1 Climbing Movement Workshop Rockwall TBA Free
10/26 Climbing Anchors Workshop Rockwall TBA Free
9/20, 9/29, 10/4, 10/13 Kayak Roll Session Aquatic Center Day of, 12 PM Free
10/2 Intro to Climbing Rescue Rockwall TBA Free
10/19 Intro to Land Navigation Main Campus TBA Free
10/20 History of the CCC Main Campus TBA Free
10/6 Intro to Bike Maintenance Outdoor Resource Center TBA Free
10/13 Ultralight Backpacking Outdoor Resource Center TBA Free
11/17 Managing Temps in the Outdoors Outdoor Resource Center TBA Free