Important bits of information:

Cross Country Skiing in Yellowstone

We’re going XC skiing in Yellowstone National Park, the weekend of December 2 & 3.
Enjoy the beauty of Yellowstone National Park skiing along the Madison River. Enjoy the groomed trails of the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Spend the night at the Yellowstone Studies Center. Trip fee includes lodging, ski pass, and transportation, but does not cover meals or ski rentals. XC ski rental rates are available from the Outdoor Adventure Rentals. This is a BEGINNER FRIENDLY outing.
Space is limited to 10, so sign up soon.
Cost: ISU Student $60; ISU Affiliate $90
Pre-trip: Wednesday, November 29, 5:30 pm at the OAC.

Yurt and Cabin Rentals open for the season

The Portneuf Range Yurt System and Camp Taylor Cabin rentals are available. Stop by, or call 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 .

Fall 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 in the navigation bar above.

Trail Maps

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.

Click on the area for a downloadable trail map (.pdf file)
Gibson Jack / Slate Mountain area
Scout Mountain area
Portneuf Range north
Portneuf Range south

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 four yurts available to rent for your winter adventures. The map below gives you the general location of the 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.

Outdoor Education

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.

Outdoor Education