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Upcoming Trips

Spring Break 2017:  March 4 – 12, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Cost= $1,135

Sign up by: Wednesday, Nov. 16


1. You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.

2. Sorry, this trip is full.  

E-mail  to outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu to get on the waiting list.

3.  $200 Registration Fee is required.  The rest can be paid in up to three payments.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6:00 pm.

2017 marks our 20th trip to the canyon since 1992.  We are flying to Phoenix and then riding a charter bus to the canyon.     We are planning on two hiking groups, both of which will hike a 25 – 40 mile trail the entire week, depending on permits.  Needless to say, the Grand Canyon is incredibly beautiful, awesome and spectacular.  Designed for the experienced backpacker, we will allow enthusiastic beginners on this trip.   Everyone who goes must be in good physical shape by the time we leave. Participants are expected to attend one of two all day Training Sessions on a Saturday in 2017.  This will involve a Pre-Canyon Hike and a meeting following the hike.  Dates for the Training Sessions are Sat. Jan. 21 and Sat. Feb. 4 and will run from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Note:  This trip will not be offered again until March 2019.   Estimate trip duration: 5:00 am Sat. to 6 pm Sun.

Cost includes ALL transportation, in-canyon food, hotel on both ends of the trip, group equipment, permits, camping and entrance fees.  Space is limited to the first 18 people that sign up, so don’t delay.

Click on this colorful & informational PDF about the Grand Canyon!

Trip Information

Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during ORC rental hours. This is also where the Pre-Trip Meeting takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.