New Baja California, Mexico Adventure!

NEW Announcing… Adventure in Baja California, Mexico! Explore the sea that Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World!  Snorkel, swim, or kayak in the Sea of Cortez in a National Marine Sanctuary with thousands of colorful coral reef fish.  Walk barefoot along vast, warm Pacific beaches that stretch for miles.   Watch baby sea turtles […]

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Mountain Biking in Fruita and Moab – The Desert Awaits!

Mountain Biking in Fruita and Moab – The Desert Awaits!  Colorado’s Western Slope is a mountain biking paradise, featuring some of the most iconic and famed trails in the West. Riding alongside the Colorado River, bikers explore desert-like Western landscapes including towering red rock canyons, quaint and eccentric towns and colorful local characters. Fruita and […]

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Best Colorado Winter Fly Fishing Destinations

Best Colorado Winter Fly Fishing Destinations Colorado’s winter might appear bleak, with snowy mountains, frozen rivers, bitter cold, and an atmosphere that might appear discouraging to avid fly fishermen. But for those who are looking to cast year round, Colorado’s rivers still flow throughout the cold seasons, and hold hidden gems that are enticing to […]

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Best Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing  

Best Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing   Rocky Mountain National Park takes on an entirely different character in winter, with snowcapped peaks, frozen lakes and waterfalls, wildlife such as deer, elk, moose, and coyote, and breathtaking views across a frozen landscape. While Rocky Mountain National Park is a skier’s paradise, for those who love to […]

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Best Multi-Day Hikes and Backpacking In 2019

Best Multi-Day Hikes and Backpacking Vacations In 2019 It’s impossible to underestimate just how spectacular Colorado’s backcountry scenery is. From the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, to the intimate ‘locals’ feel of the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wildernesses and from the Flattop Wilderness to the Upper Colorado River. From its eastern edge to the […]

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Give the Gift of Adventure This Holiday Season

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season! From outdoor education including AIARE Level I and Level II Avalanche Education, or a Wilderness First Responder Course, to our thrilling excursions including hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, sightseeing, or whitewater rafting, a gift certificate with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides opens […]

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Must Know Information for Traveling in Avalanche Terrain

Must Know information for Traveling in Avalanche Terrain – How to Managing your Avalanche Risk Remember the #1 take-home is most accidents are related to decision making not technical skills. So make sure your group focuses your day around teamwork, collaboration, communication, and managing expectations. 1. Prepare For your trip. This should include each week, month […]

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Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides Guided Summer Colorado Backpacking Trips

Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides Guided Summer Colorado Backpacking Trips – 2019  Colorado’s wildernesses and National Parks are famed around the world for their scenic campsites, grand views, challenging trails, and some of the best backpacking in North America. From the splendor of Rocky Mountain National Park to the canyons and mesas of the Flat […]

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