Improving lives through adventure and education!
Why Choose Us
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is a provider of custom, private, outdoor activities for all ages and levels of experience. With over 15 land manager permits, we conduct trips from our office in Boulder Colorado and the surrounding areas and Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, five local state parks, the Bureau of Land Management and the Grand Junction and Moab, Utah area. Our highly experienced guides bring decades of experience, with a strong focus on outdoor knowledge and safety. Furthermore, we have cultivated unique partnerships with the St. Julien Hotel & Spa,the Boulderado, and others, to offer custom packages, which help guests see the best of Boulder and it’s surrounding landscape. Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides was recently announced as a concessionaire for technical mountaineering, climbing, and ski mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park, one of five guiding services nationwide to be awarded a permit. Our Custom and Private Colorado adventures are led by local, trained professional guides and our trips go out in all weather and conditions, guaranteeing a safe and unforgettable experience every time.
We believe in providing custom, safe, and unforgettable outdoor experiences and education. Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is committed to sustainable outdoors ethics, community education through our AIARE and Wilderness First Aid Courses, team building activities that unite a group through a common goal, and trips which are built around the clients desires, time, and location. We strive every day and on every trip not only to show you a wonderful adventure but to win your trust and friendship and look forward to you returning year after year to explore Colorado and the West with our team. Ultimately, our goal is to show our spectacular Colorado landscape in a unique, ethical, and sustainable manner with all regards to safety as our first priority.
“I cannot thank you enough for such an amazing day in Rocky Mountain National Park. The education, support, and care you provided for us was truly first rate.”
“We had a fabulous road bike tour around Boulder. It was such a great tour and was perfect for us! Please tell Justin how great of job he did! He was just wonderful, patient, thoughtful, safe, and super accommodating.”
“We had a lot of snow, wow! Joshua we thank our lucky stars we were will you, you had extra gear that kept us warm and the hot cidar was over the top. The wind was biting, but the scenery, solitude and wildlife was breathtaking. Your guidance, support and education was the best service we have ever had. Thank you again for all the time on the phone and e-mails before our trip, we really felt knowledgable about what we were getting into. We can not wait to see you next year.”
“The hiking times and desriptions could not be any more perfect! Wow, what a day! Now I can imagine how hardy the first people that traveled through these mountains were. You gave me an experience I could never have found in a blog, website, or guidebook. I am so excited to incoporate the history of the West into my curriculum for my students.”
“We had a tour that rivaled the best tours we have been on around the world. The scenery, history, and education was truely splendid.”
“What a rocking 2 days of biking and hiking, the coolest and most challenging stuff I have ever done. The routes and guiding was the best!”