Spring Break: Arkansas

Explore the wonders of the Ozark Mountains and the Buffalo National River this spring. Participants will climb at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, one of the area's premier sites, and hike along the breathtaking Buffalo River on this 7-day adventure.

About the Event

What you're in for...

Adventure, fun, and new experiences await you this Spring Break. We will be travelling to the heart of the Ozarks to climb at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, one of the most premiere climbing locations... See more in the country, filled with beginner-friendly climbs and scenic views. Hikes along the Buffalo River are planned to give climbers a break and as an alternative in bad weather. After all, the majestic cliffs that tower above the river are known for their waterfalls. It's the perfect balance of adventure.


Throughout our adventure, your leaders will teach you everything you need to know about climbing and hiking as well as the history and the ecosystems of the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity to take time away from the stress of society and experience the natural world around us. And we’ll build lasting friendships as we adventure together!

So join us and help us make this trip the adventure of a lifetime!

Challenge Description: 

Despite the fact that many IU Outdoor Adventures trips are designed for beginners, there are still inherent risks associated with the challenges of certain outdoor activities. We want to provide you with an unbiased snapshot of what those challenges are so you can make an educated decision regarding your participation.

Although we use the necessary safety equipment to manage risk; heights, falling rock, cuts, bruises and certainly muscle soreness are a few of the inherent risks of Rock Climbing. IUOA trip leaders will teach the group members proper techniques for both safety and climbing according to IUOA policy and procedures. Again, the difficulty of the climbs will be beginner friendly with intermediate and even advance options likely.

Hiking may require you to carry a day bag with food, group gear, and/or personal items but should not exceed 10 lbs. Hiking distance is typically less than 5 miles but is often ruggd/steep terrain.

Mental challenges vary by individual. Participants should be prepared for group interaction with limited time alone. The group will spend many days in backcountry areas and will require the group cohesion and teamwork. Cell phone service will be limited and generally discouraged to allow participants to fully appreciate the outdoors. Bathroom accommodations will vary between activities but will include backcountry practices for much of the trip (i.e. dig and bury).

All participants are expected to read and agree to the terms listed under the "Support" menu before registering for this event.



Event At-A-Glance

Fee:  $545.00
  This event is drug/alcohol free

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