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Outdoor Adventure Trips 

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Who Can Register for Trips: A person may register for a trip if they have an active Campus Recreation membership. Visit our Member Services page for more information on memberships. Trip size is limited and registration is on a first–come, first–serve basis. 

How to Register for a Trip: Click on the link for the Registration Portal to register for trips online. If you would like to register in person, please visit the front desk at the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center during our normal hours of operation.

Trips are scheduled during Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. If you missed one this semester look for similar trip offerings next semester. Don't forget to register well in advance as trips fill quickly!

Trip Cancellation Policy: CORE reserves the right to cancel a trip or clinic due to inclement weather, natural disasters, or extenuating circumstances. If a trip or clinic is canceled, a full refund will be provided to those registered.

Trip Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for understanding the cancellation and refund policy for the CORE trip(s) they are registering for. A FULL refund will be given for day trips that are canceled more than 10 BUSINESS DAYS before the date of the trip. Cancellations that occur within 10 BUSINESS DAYS of the trip’s departure will receive NO REFUND regardless of the circumstances.

Multi-day trip participants will receive a full refund if they cancel seven days before the scheduled pre-trip meeting date, minus the non-refundable deposit fee. Multi-day trip registrations are non-refundable for participants that cancel less than seven days before the scheduled pre-trip meeting date. A refund may be given after this time if a replacement can be found from the trip’s waitlist.

CORE does not issue refunds for trips that are not attended. CORE reserves the right to not issue a refund at the discretion of the program administrators.

Outdoor adventure activities can be exciting and rewarding, but may also be physically demanding and potentially dangerous. While our highest priority is given to safety, participants need to be aware of the inherent risks associated with participation in outdoor recreation activities, as well as the responsibility they assume for their own safety and well-being. Participants are responsible for medical or other costs arising out of bodily injury, illness, or property damage that may be sustained as a result of their voluntary participation, and they are required to sign a Release and Waiver of Liability/Informed Consent. 

Custom group experiences with Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) provide trip leadership, equipment, transportation, logistical planning, food and more. Simply choose your activity, let us do the rest!

Popular Trips
Popular Trips Average Cost
Kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Hartwell $35 per person
Mountain biking in the Clemson Experimental Forest or, SWU $30 per person
Day hike at local trails $35 per person
Group Whitewater Rafting $50 - $100 per person
Bonfire at Snow Beach on Lake Hartwell
*Two hours Minimum
$160 per group

Have another idea for your adventure? Just ask! CORE is happy to create a custom trip for you!

Reservation Information:

  • Reservation requests should be submitted at least a full semester ahead of time in order to ensure availability of one's desired trip date or, a minimum of one month prior to request date.

Questions about custom trips? Email customrec@clemson.edu.

Join CORE as we explore some of the best that the Southwest has the offer! We will spend the week touring the canyons of Arizona and sleeping under the stars as we embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Starting with a stop at the Grand Canyon, we will spend the first part of the trip at one of the most iconic national parks in the United States before heading to Paria Canyon Wilderness. The second half of our trip we will spend backpacking in the canyon walls along the banks of the Paria River.

This trip is tailored to the beginner! With our experienced staff as your leaders, we will teach you everything you need to know. Backpacked before? This will still be an exciting trip as explore one highly sought after trails of Paria Canyon.

Anticipated Itinerary:

  • Friday afternoon-Sunday: Travel

  • Sunday-Tuesday: Grand Canyon National Park

  • Tuesday-Friday: Backpacking in Paria Canyon Wilderness

  • Friday-Sunday: Travel back to Clemson

Your registration fee covers:

  • Group equipment (ex. tents, stoves)

  • Personal equipment (ex. backpacking packs, sleeping bags, but NOT clothing)

  • Transportation

  • Food (overnight trips ONLY unless otherwise specified by your trip leader)

  • Trained leaders

  • Outdoor instruction

You are more than welcome to bring your own equipment on a CORE trip. If you have questions about whether or not something would be appropriate for your activity, please contact your trip leader or the CORE office at outside@clemson.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: *Mandatory pre-trip meeting: March 9th, 6:00-8:00pm at the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center*


Steamboat Springs: December 14-19, 2019

The Mountain

Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge® and Christie Peak. 2,965 acres (1200 hectares) of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Mavericks Super pipe is a freerider's dream. Mavericks is 500 feet long, 56-feet wide, has 18 foot walls, and a 22 foot radius. Steamboat's SoBe terrain park adjacent to Mavericks, features an outdoor sound system, a variety of rails; kinked, sliders, rainbows, "S", mailboxes, double barrel, and Mini-Mav, a miniature version of the superpipe with five-foot walls, perfect for novice riders. Gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with Champagne Powder® snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds.

Mountain Numbers

  • Base Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 meters

  • Midway Elevation: 9,080 feet/2768 meters

  • Summit Elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters

  • Vertical Rise: 3,668 feet/1118 meters - Second highest in Colorado!

Trail System

  • Permitted Acres: 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares

  • Trails: 165 named trails

  • Trail Classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced

  • Longest Run: Why Not - over 3 miles/4.8km

  • Annual Snowfall: 331" - annually

Package Pricing

Affiliates Before 10/25/2019 

Non-Affiliates Before 10/25/2019

Affiliates After 10/25/2019 

Non-Affiliates After 10/25/2019











*Package pricing subject to change based on available airfares. 


Package Details

Air Package – Includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Denver, Bus transfer from Denver to Steamboat, five nights lodging at Canyon Creek (*Maximum Occupancy) and a 4 day lift ticket.

Ground Package - Includes Bus transfer from Denver to Steamboat (*You must arrive at the Denver airport prior to the bus departure. If you are not at the bus departure point on time the bus will not wait and you will be required to find your own transportation to Steamboat), 5 nights lodging at Canyon Creek, a 4-day lift ticket and a group dinner.


A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration in order to guarantee your spot.  A second payment of $400 will be due by October 24. Final payments will be due by November 20. For best pricing, Air Packages must be confirmed before October 24. All equipment rentals and other add-ons fees will be collected with the final payment.

Registration - Registration is first come first serve and can be completed online by clicking the link above.

Lodging Information

We will be staying at Canyon Creek in Steamboat SpringsLocated at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area in the exclusive EagleRidge neighborhood just 200 yards from the gondola, Canyon Creek offers luxury condominiums featuring beautiful kitchens with granite finishes and open floor plans. Each unit features a large private balcony, gas fireplace, and washer and dryer.

Ample amenities abound including a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, free Wi-Fi, state of the art fitness room with flat screen TVs, heated underground parking and ski lockers, and is located on a walking trail that winds along the idyllic Burgess Creek to the nearby Wild Plum Market and to the ski area.  There is a front desk on-site at the clubhouse where guests can also enjoy an espresso & cappuccino bar and weekly Manager’s Receptions during the ski season featuring complimentary beverages, appetizers and good company. A winter shuttle service will whisk guests away to shopping, dining and the ski area.

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Other Information

  • You will be required to sign a form stating that you will be responsible for any damages to the condo during our stay.

  • Never Skied or Boarded before? Steamboat has one of the finest learn-to-ski programs in the country. Amazing deals on first time ski lessons are part of this package as well. If you are interested please contact the outdoor program office.

Click here to view the Online Registration Portal