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Outdoor Adventure Center

If you love to play in the outdoors, or are interested in doing so, you’ve come to the right place. We are a university based, outdoor education and recreation program offering outdoor recreation adventure trips, classes and workshops, and outdoor informational services. Rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking, xc skiing and snowshoeing, backpacking, and stand up paddle boarding are just a few of the activities you could try at the OAC.

CW HOG (Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group) is the adaptive component of our program which offers outdoor activities and classes for people with disabilities.

The Outdoor Adventure Center provides outdoor equipment rentals, information on the equipment, and equipment repairs.

Our library contains one of the region’s most extensive collections of outdoor resources: books, magazines, periodicals, videos and DVDs, equipment catalogs, and more than 1,000 US Topographical maps of the Intermountain West.


Check out our activity calendar for some fun and adventurous activities. There's something for all levels of ability, skill and fitness. 





Ski Swap
Friday & Saturday,
November 5 & 6, 2021

CW HOG is welcoming winter with the annual Ski Swap. This year the ski swap is hosted by the Pocatello Merchant's Association and will be held at the Herbergers Building in the Pine Ridge Mall. The Ski Swap is a huge, two day market for public and private groups to sell and buy gear for the new snow season.


Swappers at ski swap

19th Annual CW HOG
Golf Tournament
Coming July 2022

The tournament was started by former director, David Kriner (who is an avid golfer), in 2003. It includes a poker run, a raffle for fantastic prizes, and a delicious steak dinner.  


Golfer's at tournaments

National Outdoor Book Awards
2022 Submission Deadline TBA

The Outdoor Adventure Center is a proud supporter of NOBA - the world's largest and most prestigious book award program. Prize categories include: History/Biography, Outdoor Literature, Natural History Literature, Nature and the Environment, Design and Artistic Merit, Instructional, Outdoor Adventure Guidebook, Nature Guidebook, Classic, and Childrens. Visit NOBA's website to learn more.

CW HOG Pig Out
2022 Date TBA

The Pig Out is the largest and most successful fundraiser for the HOG's. Since 1981, it has grown to feed over 1,200 community supporters yearly. The menu of roast pork, baked potatoes, corn, vegetarian Dutch oven dishes, and salads is always a huge crowd pleaser. We book several popular local bands that play until everyone is all danced out.


Pocatello Pump
2022 Dates TBA

The longest running climbing competition in America. Started in 1981, the event serves as a fundraiser for the Terry Kranning Climber’s Scholarship and anchor replacement projects at local climbing areas. Registration information coming soon.

2021 Rules and Regulations