Trips & Clinics      

Trips are free unless stated otherwise. Sign up in the Outdoors Center, located on the first floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC).

Cancellation Info:  All Trips have a mandatory pre-trip meeting on the Tuesday before a trip. All cancellations will need to be made before the pre-trip meeting for a full refund. If you fail to attend the pre-trip meeting or the trip you will be charged a $20.00 no show fee.  

If the trip is canceled, refunds will be returned to the patron in person. You will be notified by the trip leaders the day before the trip if this occurs. 

Further Note: These are high adventure activities so please be aware that there are risks involved.  UTC Outdoors strives to minimize these risks, yet all elements of risks can never be eliminated. To prevent any problems, follow all instructions giving by the trip leaders, follow all safety guidelines and regulations.  Please read, fill out, sign and date the trip health form and hold harmless agreement.  Your information will remain private.

Trip Descriptions:

Cataloochee Ski/Snowboarding Trip- January 21st

Join UTC Outdoors as we head over to Maggie Valley to crush some powder at the Cataloochee Ski Area! No experience necessary. Trip cost of $55 includes transportation, instruction, lift pass, and available equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on January 17th at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Howards Waterfall Caving Trip- January 28th

Check out the hidden entrance to Howards Waterfall cave with UTC Outdoors! It may still be chilly outside but the cave will remain a smooth 56-59 year round. This is the perfect cave for someone looking to try caving. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on January 24th at the UTC Outdoors Center.

Cataloochee Ski/Snowboarding Trip- February 4th

Join UTC Outdoors as we head over to Maggie Valley to crush some powder at the Cataloochee Ski Area! No experience necessary. Trip cost of $55 includes transportation, instruction, lift pass, and available equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on January 31st at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Frisbee Golf Trip- February 11th

Take a personal day and relax with us as we head out to play a round of frisbee golf! No experience required. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on February 7th at the UTC Outdoors Center.

Sweetheart Day Hike- February 18th

Grab your significant other or the cute person down the hall and head out into some beautiful scenery! UTC Outdoors is going to take a nice day hike with some incredible views. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on February 14th at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Mountain Biking Day Trip- February 25th

Grab your sense of adventure and head out for a day of mountain biking! Chattanooga has an abundance of trails for all experience levels. No experience required. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on February 21st at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Spring Break Backpacking the Grand Enchantment Trail- March 11th- March 19th

Come experience the breath taking wilderness of the Grand Enchantment Trail based out of Phoenix, Arizona. This trip will be a week of backpacking through the beautiful Superstition Mountains as we head to the town of Superior. Trip includes ground transportation, instruction, equipment and food. No experience required! The mandatory pre-trip meetings TBA at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Mountain Biking and Camping Overnight Trip- March 25th- March 26th

Experience the thrill of bike packing as you travel through trails to find your campsite for the night! This is the perfect trip for someone looking to get more out of their biking trips. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on March 21st at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Rock Climbing and Camping Overnight Trip-April 1st- April 2nd

Delving into a gorgeous area filled with unique rock formations and walls, is Sandrock, Alabama! UTC Outdoors is going to spend the weekend rock climbing and camping in this truly one of a kind location! Sandrock, Alabama is highlighted in the 2006 romantic comedy, Failure to Launch. No experience required. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on March 28th at the UTC Outdoors Center.

Bouldering and Camping- April 22nd- April 23rd

Spend the weekend with UTC Outdoors as we go bouldering and camping at Horsepens 40 in Alabama. There are boulders for every ability level, so you might as well join us! Trip includes transportation, instruction, equipment and food. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on April 18th at the UTC Outdoors Center.