About Us

The Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1954, is one of the oldest, most active outing clubs in the Upper Midwest. We have hundreds of members—mostly busy, working people who enjoy fitting outdoor activities into their schedules. Our trips run the gamut from bicycle day rides in the metro area to multi-week adventures on foreign soil.

We believe we’re successful because we take an informal, cost-sharing, and yet responsible approach to exploring the outdoors.

If you’re an interested beginner, seasoned Rovers will help you develop outdoor skills—the techniques required for climbing a sheer cliff, paddling a lively stretch of whitewater, or skiing a tricky backwoods trail. If you’re experienced, you’ll meet other people who share your enthusiasm for outdoor adventure.

Mission Statement

To further an appreciation of the outdoors by facilitating the organization of economical cost-shared trips, arranging informative programs, building and maintaining trails, and providing opportunities for leadership development.



We offer outdoor adventures every week of the year. What makes our club unique is that individual members coordinate trips and activities. For example, if you are interested in camping with others, you are welcome to sign up for a trip someone else has organized, or coordinate and post your own trip to have others join you in your adventure.

Rovers also occasionally get together for some indoor activities, such as dancing, theater, movies, and potlucks/cookouts, as well as some group sports.

Day, Weekend, and Extended Trips—Locally, Regionally, Nationally, and Abroad

For a list of current and upcoming trips, check out our Trips & Activities page. You can also see a list of past trips on the Trips & Activities page and for Club Sponsored trips see the Special Events List.