Welcome to SUU Outdoors

SUU Outdoors Basecamp Rental and Retail Button

Basecamp: SUU is the HUB of all things outdoors at Southern Utah University. Find rental equipment and retail gear for all your adventures in the region.

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SUU's premier Trips Program to take the southern Utah community into the outdoors. We want to take you and your group out on adventures in southern Utah.

SUU's climbing facilities button

At SUU there is so many opportunities for climbing and rappelling. Our climbing facilities include: rock wall, rappel station, and tread wall.

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The Challenge Course at SUU is the place for development and growth. Bring your team or group to the course or we can bring elements to you.


"SUU Outdoors inspires the Southern Utah community to engage, explore, and experience the world-renowned landscapes of southern Utah through adventure and leadership."


"SUU Outdoors is one of the top collegiate outdoor centers in the nation."


  • SUU-Centric:
    • Our top priority is to empower SUU students to explore, engage, and experience the outdoors.
  • Professional:
    • SUU Outdoors staff are friendly, helpful, and always a strong example of professional behavior.
  • Transformative
    • Engagement with SUU Outdoor programs is meant to have a meaningful impact on those who participate.
  • Accessible
    • We want to provide access to gear, experiences, and knowledge.
SUU Students in Zion National Park

SUU Outdoors History


Challenge Course built over by football stadium.

Rental Shop starts in Sharwan Smith Student Center; rents a few tents, sleeping bags, snowshoes, and headlamps.

First SUU trip heads outside: hiking in Cedar Breaks.


Rock Climbing Wall is built in the PE Building.

Rental Shop moved to larger location in Student Center.

Lots of students are impacted by the programming at SUU Outdoors to pursue deeper into the outdoors.

Outdoor Leadership Club established on campus to promote stronger leadership.


SUU enters the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge (as a prank on a student) and wins.

The Garage is added as a space for rental.

SUU enters the next Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge (not as a prank) and handedly beats the other universities involved; solidify SUU as the 'Most outdoorsy school in the nation."



Basecamp in the Sharwan Smith Center is established as the HUB for SUU Outdoors.

The Rappel Station is built in the PE Building.

The FEMALE Series starts to empower women outdoor leaders.

San Juan Rafting programs.

TBird Bikes begins.