Outdoor Recreation Program Fall 2019 Trips: 
(All prices include instruction, gear and transportation)
*Fee-paying students pay a discounted rate, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members are also welcome to join at the higher rate.*

Featured Programs for the Semester:

Saturday, 9-21-19: 

Paddle and Paint! 10am-4pm, $25-$35 (including paint supplies!)

Saturday, 9-28-19: 

Peaksand Paint! 9am-5pm, $25-$35 (including paint supplies!)

Queer Frontier Programs:

These programs are offered in collaboration with the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) and are specifically catered towards members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.  The cost for these programs is being covered by the DISC office so these trips are 100% free!  For more information and to register, visit the event pages below:

Saturday, September 14th, 2019-Rafting on the Yellowstone River

Friday, September 20th, 2019-Hike


Saturday, 8-31-19 to Monday, 9-2-19:  

Backpacking in the Southern Gallatin Range!$75-$100 (also includes food)

Stand Up Paddleboarding:

Friday, 9-6-19:

 Sunset SUP, 3-7pm, $20-$30

Friday, 9-13-19: 

Sunset SUP, 3-7pm, $20-$30

Whitewater Rafting:

Saturday, 9-7-19: 

Whitewater Raftingon the Yellowstone River, 9am-5pm, $35-50

Saturday, 9-28-19:

Parent's Weekend Whitewater Raftingon the Yellowstone River, 9am-5pm, $85-$100 (includes snacks and lunch!)

Sunday, 9-29-19:

Parent's Weekend Whitewater Raftingon the Yellowstone River, 9am-5pm, $85-$100 (includes snacks and lunch!)

 Rock Climbing:

Saturday, 9-7-19:

Intro to Rock Climbing, 9am-5pm, $35-$50

Sunday, 9-15-19: 

Intro to Rock Climbing, 9am-5pm, $35-$50

Day Hikes:

Sunday, 9-8-19:

Day Hike, 9am-5pm, $25-$35

Saturday, 9-14-19: 

 Day Hike, 9am-5pm, $25-$35

Sunday, 10-13-19: 

Day Hike, 9am-5pm, $25-$35


Click here to Sign-Up for a Trip!

Click here to see the Trip Packing Lists!

Trip Policies:

  • Eligibility and Pricing

    • MSU Student, faculty/staff and university affiliates are eligible to participate in Outdoor Recreation Program trips, classes, and clinics. An MSU ID is required for verification.  
      • No affiliation with MSU: Cannot access our programs.
    • Student Pricing is available to those who have paid the ASMSU activity fee for the current semester. This includes students taking at least 7 credits or those taking fewer credits that have opted to pay these fees separately (at the cashier's windows in Montana Hall). 

    • Faculty, Staff, and Members of the Alumni Association are eligible to participate at the non-student rate.

  • Signing Up

    • Payment is due in full at the time of registration to secure your spot.
    • You may sign up through our online portal or by coming by or calling the Outdoor Recreation Center during open hours. 
  • Cancellations/refunds

    • Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to course start date will receive a 100% refund.
    • Cancellations made between six and two days of course start date will receive a 75% refund.
    • A direct transfer from one program to another during the same semester will receive no penalty.  
    • No refunds for cancellation less than 48 hours before course start date.
    • If a trip is cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions or lack of enrollment, participants will receive a full refund.
    • Long-term programs (Spring Break trips, Expeditions MSU programming) will have their own cancellation policy.  Details available on the registration page for these programs.  
  • Refund Options

    • Refunds will be given in the form of payment you initially paid in. If you paid in cash, you are eligible for a cash refund, etc. 
    • Participants also have the option to take a refund in the form of “shop credit,” which can be used to pay for any Outdoor Recreation Program rental, class, or clinic.   
    • Refunds via check take between 4-8 weeks to process.


 Montana State University is an equal opportunity service provider that conducts certain activities under special permit with the US Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. Montana State University Outdoor Recreation trips are permitted on the Gallatin National Forest and Custer National Forest. The Outdoor Program is a partner with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and a member of the American Canoe Association.