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Outdoor Resources

Embrace the outdoor adventure that Utah has to offer all seasons of the year. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a nature enthusiast looking to discover new horizons, our resources page is your go-to destination for all things outdoor bliss.

Places to Play

From serene hiking trails to adrenaline-pumping adventures, we've curated a list of local gems that will satisfy your craving for outdoor excitement. After you rent your gear from the Outdoor Program Rental Center, be sure to check out these places to play in Ogden and the surrounding area.


Weather & Snow

Stay safe and informed on your outdoor adventures with these additional resources for weather and safety conditions!

Outdoor Program Blog

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In Our Outdoor Era: Five Things to do with the Weber State Outdoor Program

By Leslie Davis, WSU Campus Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Introduction to the new Outdoor Program blog where we’ll recap trips, provide resources and guides, and more! There are lots of ways to play with the Outdoor Program including going on a trip, utilizing the rental center, getting certified, or climbing at the TTC.

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Summer Adventures: Five Outdoor Activities to Try This Summer

By Halle Packer, she/her, Outdoor Program Marketing Specialist, WSU Campus Recreation

Are you an outdoor enthusiast living in Northern Utah and looking for some exciting summer activity ideas? Look no further! Northern Utah is filled with beautiful natural landscapes and outdoor activities that are perfect for a summertime adventure. Here are some ideas to make the most of your summer.

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Tuning 101: How to Tune & Take Care of Your Gear this Winter

By Amy Knight, she/her, Outdoor Program Coordinator, WSU Campus Recreation

Have you been out in the mountains a lot this winter season? Your skis or board probably need some TLC! Here at the Outdoor Program, we’ve definitely noticed a lot of beat-up gear at this point in the season, so it’s a good idea to check in if you haven’t yet and do some basic tuning and care for your gear to keep you out riding longer and having more fun!

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Five Outdoor Winter Date Ideas for This Valentines Day

By Halle Packer, she/herOutdoor Program Marketing Specialist,WSU Campus Recreation

Looking for unique and adventurous ways to celebrate Valentine's Day this winter? Embrace the chilly weather and plan an outdoor date with your loved one! If you're still looking for a special way to celebrate, let us help you out! From snowy escapades to cozy hot springs, here are five outdoor winter date ideas to make this Valentine's Day and the month of love unforgettable.

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Layering Basics: Using the Three Layer System for Warm Winter Adventures

By Matisse Mosher, she/her, Outdoor Program Marketing Specialist & Trip Leader,WSU Campus Recreation

Make sure to stay warm this winter season by layering efficiently! The best way to do this is by using the three layer system, which is made up of the base layer, middle layer, and outer layer. This will ensure you stay warm, dry and ready for your adventure.