Outdoor Pursuits

Get out 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 its committing to bike to class once a week or planning a big trip for Spring Break. You can rent equipment for personal trips, climb at our campus rock wall, or join our organized trips to learn some new skills or just to 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. 

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 get connected 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 are 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.

The climbing wall, located in the Recreation and Wellness Center, offers up to 54 feet of climbing. If you're new to climbing, get a taste of what its 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 have access to the gym during open hours and can sign up for semester events, competitions, and lead climbing clinics.

Trips and Clinics
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 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 enjoying local trails and venues. Try your hand at biking, paddling, climbing, and backpacking. Trip descriptions in our portal will tell you what is included with each event.

Our facility hours may vary, please see our Facility Hours (Outdoor Resource Center and Rockwall)