Important bits of information on our website:
Holiday Rental Offer
To celebrate the holiday season the OAR has a great deal. Pick up any gear (snowshoes, xc skis, sleds, tents, sleeping bags, anything in the entire inventory) on Wednesday and return it on the following Monday.
That's a five day rental at the weekend rate!
There's plenty on snow on the ground so get out there and enjoy snowshoeing, sledding, or cross country skiing.
Take advantage of this deal over the Christmas, and/or New Year’s weekends.
Winter/Spring Activity Calendar
Check out our activity calendar for some fun and adventurous activities. There's something for all levels of ability, skill and fitness.
Click here (.pdf file) or click on the Calendar button above in the navigation bar above.
Spring 2015 Outdoor Education Classes
Have you ever wanted to know more about avalanches or learn how to cross country ski, winter camp, kayak, or rock climb? The Outdoor Adventure Center is offering several classes throughout the spring semester. Click here for more information on the classes offered for credit and community.
Yurt and Cabin Rentals open for the season
The Portneuf Range Yurt System and Camp Taylor Cabin rentals open Friday, November 21, 2014. Stop by the OAC office to make your reservation.
ATTENTION!! New changes made in cooking stove and lantern at the yurts.
Be warned that the cooking stove and lantern at all the yurts no longer use white gas. You will need to bring Coleman 16.4 ounce propane cylinders instead of white gas this season .
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest Westside Ranger District recently made available color road and trail maps. The maps include contour lines, water features, mileage, trailheads, gates, and forest road access. The maps indicate the season of use for motorized and non-motorized trails. These maps will help meet visitors' expectations for accurate trail information.
The City Creek Management Area (CCMA) is managed as a joint venture between the City of Pocatello and the City Creek Trail Users Group. The CCMA contains close to 50 miles of exceptional hiking and mountain biking trails.
City Creek area
The Portneuf Range Yurt System has added a new yurt for your winter adventures. The Bonneville Yurt is located in the Big Canyon area in the shadow of Mount Bonneville. The map below gives you the general location of all five yurts in the system.
Portneuf Range Yurt System map (.pdf file)
Your Generosity Goes a Long Way
Your support of the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will be used for adaptive equipment, participant financial aid, and (or) operational costs. Contributions will also support the CW HOG Endowment Fund with a goal to make the program self-sustaining. Click here for a donation form. We thank you for your support in helping others enjoy the wonders of the outdoors.
Did you know that you can get a Bachelor's degree or minor in Outdoor Education? Idaho State University is one of the nation's leaders in outdoor recreation, and now, education. Pocatello is a perfect venue for this degree as it is surrounded by all kinds of outdoor play areas. Find out more by clicking the link below.