The Mazamas regularly lead travel adventures, both foreign and domestic, that allow our members to experience other cultures, ecosystems, mountain ranges, and the natural world in a safe and affordable manner. Our travel program is commonly referred to as "Outings" and all travel opportunities are available to members and nonmembers. Outings are defined as trips that last for five days or more, and may include hikes, walking tours, camping, kayaking, cycling, climbs, etc. 

2024 Outings

Colorado Collegiate View

Hiking in the Sawatch Mountains of Colorado

Date: August 19–26, 2024
Registration closes: June 15, 2024
Cost: $725 for members/nonmembers
Participants: TBD

Join us for a seven day outing in an area of Colorado that boasts the highest concentration of summits over 14,000 feet in the entire state and home to the whitewater of the Arkansas River. We will enjoy daily "B" level hikes at elevations reaching between 11,500 and 12,500 feet among gorgeous mountains and pristine alpine lakes. We will have the opportunity to raft in the whitewater of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, known for being home to some of the best rapids in the country.

We will be staying in the little historic mining town of Buena Vista, elevation 8,000 feet, in a 5 bedroom, 3½ bath house whose backyard comes down to the soothing waters of Cottonwood Creek.

Participants are responsible for their travel and meals. Full payment is required by the signup deadline of May 15, 2024. Cancellation after July 1, 2024 will result in forfeiture in full unless and until a satisfactory replacement is found.

Only those fully vaccinated against COVID need apply.

Contact Larry Solomon ( or assistant leader Don McCoy ( for more information.

Registration here

Southern Olympics

Southern Olympics Trek

Dates: September 8 – September 14, 2024
Cost: $350 (members), $500 (nonmembers)
Application deadline: August 8, 2024

Join us as we hike the beautiful and scenic southern Olympics Coast Wilderness completing a loop along the Skyline Ridge, Elwha River, Hayden Pass, Dosewallips River, West Fork Dosewallips River, LaCrosse Pass, Duckabush River, O'Neil Pass and East Fork Quinalt River trails. The 6–8 participants will need to be in good physical condition for this ~101 mile adventure and should have experience in at least one 50+ mile trek. We will be hiking at a moderate to fast pace, traveling ~10–21 miles per day over easy to difficult terrain including stream fords. Elevation gains will range from 3,600–5,800 feet per day. Expect varying weather, wildlife, and miles and miles of scenery. We will use a short car shuttle to complete this loop hike. The cost of the outing is $350 ($500 for non-members). The outing dates are tentative until a permit is obtained. Contact the leader Gary Bishop ( for more information.

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Want to go on an outing?

Great! There are a few steps to complete your application for an upcoming outing.

Complete your Application

  1. Look through the list of available outings that can be found in the Upcoming Outings section on this page (above).
  2. Apply for the Outing by clicking on the appropriate button and following the application process.
  3. Please be sure to fill out your Mazama profile with relevant medical information and your emergency contact. This information is not used to determine acceptance but to ensure the leader is adequately prepared for the outing. Withholding important, relevant medical information may result in a participant being asked to leave the outing.

Outing Participant Payment

The total cost of an outing is listed in the description of that outing, please be aware of these costs before applying. The initial deposit payment must be made to confirm your spot on the outing.

  1. Deposit: When you apply for an outing you will input your credit card. If you are accepted onto the outing, your credit card will be charged the DEPOSIT. The deposit includes your Outing Fee ($10/activity day for members; $20/activity day for nonmembers).
  2. Remaining Balance: Once accepted onto the outing, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of the outing. You may pay the remainder by check or credit card.

Note: As an incentive for Leaders to put in the time and effort to arrange and lead outings, the Leader and Assistant Leader costs may be paid by the participants.

Lead an Outing

Not finding any outings list for locations that you are interested in exploring? Perhaps you would like to lead an outing to a specific locale? Certain restrictions apply, but the majority of Mazama members already qualify to be Outing Leaders. The best Outing Leaders have already been to the location that they wish to lead an outing to, and are familiar with the languages, customs, and travel companies that operate there.

Outings are divided into two categories; domestic and international. They must consist of at least five days and include some form of educational benefit for the participants. Typically, outings include activities such as hiking, backpacking, tours, rafting, kayaking, climbing, and exploration of natural environments. Outings can be oriented toward children and families, or focused on more difficult or technical objectives.

Contact the Mazama Outings Committee or the Mazama Mountaineering Center for more information.

Outings Forms