Loyola University Maryland

Department of Recreation and Wellness

OAE Spring Break

Backpackers in the American southwest

7 Day National Park Hike & Backpack Trip in the Southwest!

Ever wanted to see two of the most famous National Parks in the Southwest? Then join OAE's senior leaders for the second annual Spring Break adventure, this year to Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks! 

Venture past the rim, down into the geologic wonderland of the Grand Canyon, walk the trails along Zion's colorful, 250 million year old cliffs, and take a deep breath of cool night air as you admire the desert's starry sky. It's bound to be a spring break you never forget, hiking, backpacking, and camping in the backcountry of two jaw dropping national treasures. Step outside your comfort zone and push your limits; this trip is the perfect mix of challenge for all skill levels. 

Come to an information session or reach out to us at OAE@loyola.edu or 410-617-5437 with questions or to sign up!

South West Spring Break Backpacking / Feb 29-March7 / 2 National Parks / Register today flyer with southwest collage background

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 7:00-8:00 & 8:00-9:00pm in Maryland Hall 440
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7:00-8:00 & 8:00-9:00pm in Maryland Hall 440
  • Friday, Oct. 4 from 2:00-3:00pm in Maryland Hall 342


The total trip cost of Spring Break 2020 is $1,000 and includes air and ground transportation, food, lodging, instruction, equipment and all other associated costs. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be due within 10 days of registration or by November 4th, whichever comes first; full payments may also be made at the time of registration.


Registrations will be due by Monday, November 4th. Register online or through Basecamp by coming into the FAC or calling 410-617-5437. 

Looking up at the walls of the Grand Canyon from a campsite.