IU Outdoor Adventures

Your guide to outdoor recreation in Bloomington and beyond

For more than 40 years, IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA) has provided the best in outdoor recreation to Indiana University. Since its founding in 1972 as a Union Board committee, IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love of the outdoors.

View catalog or register for trips and classes

Become an IUOA Member

Students learn to cross-country ski.
Two hikers rest on a mountainside.
A kayaker paddles in the ocean.

Gear up

IUOA’s gear shop, located in Eigenmann Hall, has everything you need for a successful outdoor adventure. Rent or buy gear and equipment for camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, and more.

Rent or buy gear

Reach new heights

Test your climbing skills on the IUOA bouldering wall. This fast-growing style of rock climbing involves short, challenging routes on vertical to overhanging surfaces above a thickly padded floor.

Find out about the bouldering wall
A closeup of a climber grasping a grip on a climbing wall