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



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.
Sleeping Bags
Mountain Bikes
Stand-Up Paddleboards
Camping Stoves


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


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.


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

Student Cost

6/14 Sunset SUP Boerne, TX 6/6 $55
6/20 Summer Solstice Night Hike San Antonio, TX 6/13 $6
6/22-23 San Marcos Paddle and Camp San Marcos, TX 6/13 $120
7/13 Mountain Bike Leon Creek San Antonio, TX 7/4 $6
7/19 Sunset SUP Boerne, TX 7/11 $55
7/21 Full Moon Night Hike San Antonio, TX 7/11 $6


Clinics, Workshops, & Competitions

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

Date Time Activity Location Registration Deadline


7 AM - 7 PM Kayak Essentials San Marcos, TX 7/18

6/11, 7/23

11 AM - 3 PM Routsetting Workshop Rockwall Day prior
7/15 2 - 4 PM Climbing Rescue Workshop Rockwall Day prior

7/15 - 8/8
Alternating Tues/Weds

3 - 5 PM Pool Paddle Aquatic Center Day prior
6/4 - 8/7
3 - 5 PM Belay Orientation Rockwall Day prior
6/10, 7/8 12 - 3 PM Lead Climbing Clinic Rockwall Day prior