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.
All year round:
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
- Hiking and backpacking
- Road and mountain biking
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Indoor and outdoor rock climbing
- Downhill and XC skiing
- And more!
For a list of current and upcoming trips, check out our Trips & Activities page. There, you can also find past trips and for club-sponsored trips see the Special Events page.
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 will strive to:
- Attain the highest standards
- Act in an open and responsible manner
- Provide a broad variety of activities and equipment to serve our member’s needs
- Welcome all based on their love for outdoor activities and their stewardship of the outdoors
MN Rovers supports diversity of; including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, age, socioeconomic status, and outdoor experience and ability.