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Idaho Sierra Club Outings

We believe that one of the best ways to get people interested and involved in climate and environmental activism is to help connect them to nature and other nature-lovers. Whether it’s hiking, biking, rafting, or something else entirely, these activities create unforgettable shared experiences that can catalyze collective action to protect our environment for generations to come.

Our Outings programs help people connect with Idaho’s incredible natural places across the state, and we're committed to reducing barriers that may prevent folks from getting outside—from covering transportation or gear costs to growing our OUTdoors Idaho LGBTQ+ Outings program and partnering with other local organizations who share our values.

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OUTdoors Idaho: Our LGBTQ+ Outings Program

OUTdoors Idaho is our queer-only Outings group that aims to cultivate a safe and welcoming space and provide resources to make it possible for the LGBTQ+ community to come together in nature to explore and enjoy Idaho’s environment. Queer people in Idaho love and find comfort in nature, but are often unable to access it, or feel uncomfortable and unsafe doing so due to the state's anti-LGBT political environment. Openly queer adventurers have often faced harassment and threats to their safety in Idaho’s natural spaces. 

Shared identity groups can have huge benefits on a person’s wellbeing, and can help ease feelings of isolation that many queer folks face. Our vision is that OUTdoors Idaho can create a sense of connectedness, belonging, and inclusion in each new Idaho outdoor space we explore. The outdoors are for everyone. Past Outings for the program include a hike near Stack Rock, a Greenbelt bike ride to Lucky Peak, and a snowshoe trip near Idaho City!

Interested in getting involved with OUTdoors Idaho and staying up-to-date? Please email idaho.chapter@sierraclub.org to be added to our OUTdoors Idaho Outings list and stay informed about upcoming events!

Become an Outings Leader

Our Outings depend on our amazing volunteers lending their experience and skills to bring others into Idaho's great outdoors. Interested in becoming an Outings Leader with the Idaho Sierra Club? Check out what is take to become a certified Sierra Club Outings Leader with us, and fill out the volunteer interest form so you can begin leading Idahoans to your favorite places!