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April 13, 2020 We are Open for Phone Business and Bookings.
COVID-19 Company Updates – April 10th, 2020.
Colorado Stay-at-home order extended until April 26th.
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Here are our latest updates: Our offices are still closed to foot traffic until the Stay at Home order is lifted […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides Guided 2020 Summer Backpacking Dates Announced.
March 13, 2020 Colorado’s National Parks and Wilderness Areas 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 Tops Wilderness, Colorado’s varied landscapes range from mountain to desert, offering […] Read More Top Winter Navigation Tips.
February 4, 2020 Top Winter Navigation Tips Backcountry navigation can be tricky at the best of times.
Heavy snowfall and winter weather conditions can make it even harder to find your way in familiar or unknown terrain as snow can often cover trail signs and markers.
To help you be prepared and safely find your way in the […] Read More Conquer New Heights in the New Year.
Make 2020 Your Year to Summit One of Colorado’s Famous 14ers.
January 10, 2020 Conquer New Heights in the New Year.
Make 2020 Your Year to Summit One of Colorado’s Famous 14ers Expert Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Reality This Year Summiting one of Colorado’s 14,000 foot or higher mountains (nicknamed the “14ers” by locals) is an iconic rite of passage in the hiking world.
Each […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Nominated for Best of the Rockies 2020.
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December 19, 2019   Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Nominated for Best of the Rockies 2020.
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19 Dec 2019 — The beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains serves as the perfect backdrop for individual and group transformation during one of Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides (CWRAG) outdoor adventures and team building activities.
The company prides […] Read More.
November 22, 2019   Top 10 Ways to Give the Gift of Adventure this Holiday Season 1.
The Gift of Thrills Give your more thrill-seeking and wild friends and family the gift of adrenaline.
Speeding through Colorado’s world class rapids is an interactive and heart-pounding experience they’ll find hard to forget.
For the true adrenaline junkie, Clear Creek […] Read More An Insider’s View into a Multi-day Fly Fishing Float Trip.
November 6, 2019 An Insider’s View into a Multi-day Fly Fishing Float Trip with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides on the Upper Colorado River.
Andy’s first-hand account of three days spent fly fishing, rafting, and utilizing the wilderness for a fantastic company team building experience.
“Joshua Baruch started the Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides business 10 years ago, […] Read More.
October 30, 2019 Five Great Outdoor Apps Technology has come a long way in making the outdoors safer, more accessible, and easier to navigate and mitigate hazards.
Our phones, beyond communication, are some of the most powerful tools that we have in our arsenal, and while it will never replace the traditional map and compass, it can help […] Read More 2019 – 2020 CWRAG Avalanche Education Dates Announced.
September 6, 2019 2019 – 2020 Avalanche Awareness and Education (Denver, Boulder, Golden, Estes Park) AIARE Level 1 Course / AIARE Level 2 Course / AIARE Avalanche (Companion) Rescue Course / Avalanche Awareness For any outdoor enthusiast, traveling safely in a winter environment is paramount.
These accredited American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses (AIARE Level […] Read More Mountainfilm on Tour Coming to Estes Park.
September 6, 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour Coming to Estes Park Join world-class athletes, change makers, and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of the indomitable spirit of the outdoors Mountainfilm on Tour is coming to Estes Park, Colorado September 20-22, 2019 for its inaugural year.
Hosted by Dao House Base Camp, the event will feature a selection of culturally […] Read More Understanding Elk Behavior during Rutting Season.
September 4, 2019 Understanding Elk Bugling and Rutting Season One of the most iconic and majestic sights and sounds in Colorado is the season when the male elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond stake their claim for female companionship, in a delicate dance of physical dominance and audible strength.
Elk rutting and bugling season is when […] Read More Best Denver Adventures and Denver Outdoors Activities.
August 28, 2019 Best Denver Adventures and Denver Outdoors Activities   While Denver is one of the largest metropolises in Colorado, set on the Eastern Plains on the edge of the Front Range, it still is just 30 minutes away from great rock climbing, fly fishing, hiking, sightseeing, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking, with a central hub that […] Read More Best Sightseeing In and Around Denver.
August 28, 2019 Best Sightseeing In and Around Denver As the gateway to the West, Denver is one of the cultural centers of the United States.
With a legendary music, art, and brewery scene, along with the colorful characters that made the city, Denver is where the mountains begin, and a sightseeing tour through Denver and it’s surrounding […] Read More Best Late Season Backpacking in Colorado.
August 23, 2019 Best Late Season Backpacking in Colorado While the height of Colorado’s backpacking season is in the summer, backpacking in the late season reveals a special side to the state, with cooler weather, less crowds, spectacular scenery, and more campsites.
It’s a great time to explore Colorado’s wilderness areas outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, .

And […] Read More Colorado Adventure Vacations and Adventure Trips

August 7, 2019 Colorado Adventure Vacations and Adventure Trips  Late summer is a great time to be in Colorado.
With fewer crowds and more wide-open spaces, it’s a way to see the state in a season that is rarely explored by those who come from beyond the mountainous borders.
From backpacking and rafting the Upper Colorado and the […] Read More The Best Fly Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
July 25, 2019 The Best Fly Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park is an angler’s paradise; both in the sheer scope of the scenery and the fishing opportunities available, and featuring some of the best fly fishing in Colorado.
From the streams and ponds of Beaver Meadows, easily accessible from the front of the […] Read More Rock Climbing Boulder’s Flatirons.
July 18, 2019 Rock Climbing Boulder’s Flatirons   Boulder’s Flatirons rise magnificently from just behind Chautauqua Park, providing a stark contrast to the eastern plains and giving the City of Boulder it’s trademark formations.
Long known as some of the best rock climbing in the city, the Flatirons are so accessible and beloved by generations of Boulderites, that […] Read More Community Impact Events For Your Team.
July 11, 2019 Community Impact Events For Your Team One of the best ways to engage with a community is to engage in an activity that helps to improve the lives of the people who live there.
Community Impact Events are special because they are the catalyst for environmental and social change, from understanding the unique eco system […] Read More Fourth of July Events Around Boulder.
June 26, 2019 Fourth of July Events Around Boulder It’s an exciting time to be in Colorado.
Fourth of July is when the city is lit up in red, white, and blue, and celebrations in the summer heat are all over.
From street festivals to hanging out by Boulder Reservoir and fireworks at Folsom Field, .

There’s plenty to […] Read More Our Favorite Colorado Scrambling Traverses

June 20, 2019 Our Favorite Colorado Scrambling Traverses The wildest of adventures in Colorado are also the longest and most complex days.
Colorado’s peaks, while spectacular in their own right, are interconnected with magnificent ridges and traverses that add an additional challenge, sense of excitement, and longer days in gorgeous high alpine terrain.
From the Grand Traverse across […] Read More What To Look For In Choosing a Guide Service.
June 13, 2019 A guide service is more than an organization that leads trips and adventures.
Because guide companies rely so much on the environment that they operate in, they are stewards of their land and a representative of the various land managers.
As well as being organizers and leaders, guide services help to communicate ideas about management […] Read More Best Mountain Bike Rides In the Front Range for Expert Mountain Bikers.
June 6, 2019 Best Mountain Bike Rides In the Front Range for Intermediate and Expert Mountain Bikers Colorado’s mountain biking country is legendary, featuring some of the most technical terrain in the West, the fastest rides, and generations of great riders.
Bikers come from across the world to experience Colorado’s world-class trails.
While the Front Range is well […] Read More Whitewater Rafting In the Front Range – Boulder, Denver, and Estes Park.
May 30, 2019 Whitewater Rafting In the Front Range – Boulder, Denver, and Estes Park As the mountains melt, whitewater season is upon us.
Across Colorado, from Clear Creek to the Poudre River, the snowmelt coming from up high turns to raging water, fueling some of the best whitewater rafting in the West.
There is no better way […] Read More Best Half Day Guided Rock Climbing In the Front Range.
May 23, 2019 The Best Half Day Guided Rock Climbing In the Front Range – Boulder and Denver Climbing Instruction and Guiding  Boulder Colorado is one of the world meccas of rock climbing.
Home to generations of legendary rock climbers, mountaineers, and alpinists, Boulder’s been long one of the world centers where climbers come to test their skills […] Read More Best Sunset and Sunrise Hikes Around Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park.
May 16, 2019 Best Sunset and Sunrise Hikes Around Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado is a special place to be, that goes without saying.
But the Front Range truly lights up in the early morning and early evening.
Especially in the spring and early summer, hikers and sightseers are treated to the sight of the dry […] Read More Best Late Season Skiing In Colorado.
May 9, 2019 Best Late Season Skiing In Colorado with Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides There’s a reason that Colorado is known as one of the ski capitols of the world.
With a deep snowpack and hundreds of miles of backcountry, Colorado’s ski season lasts year-round for the most dedicated of backcountry enthusiasts.

But for those who are […] Read More Day Trips on the Upper Colorado River

May 2, 2019 The Upper Colorado River Basin is one of Colorado’s least known and spectacular wilderness areas.
Set near the mountains of Steamboat, the Upper Colorado plays host to whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking, and camping, in a breathtaking red rock canyon, with rolling hills and plains on one side, and the mountains of Grand and Summit […] Read More Our Boulder Colorado Hotel Partners and Vacation Packages.
April 25, 2019 Our Boulder Colorado Hotel Partners and Vacation Packages Boulder, Colorado is one of Colorado’s fastest and most exciting cities, with an eclectic downtown, a thriving bohemian scene, and stunning mountain scenery.
At the heart of Boulder’s downtown, the hotel scene is thriving, with some of the most spectacular and innovative resorts in America.

From the […] Read More Colorado Glaciers and Snowfields of the Front Range

April 18, 2019 Colorado Glaciers and Snowfields of the Front Range While Colorado isn’t as blessed as the Pacific Northwest to have magnificent year-round glaciers, Colorado still has it’s own set of permanent snowfields and mini glaciers across the state.
In all, Colorado has 14 named glaciers and approximately 135 snowfields.
What makes Colorado’s glaciers so fascinating is […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides 2019 Summer Activities.
April 11, 2019 Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides 2019 Summer Activities We’re getting close to one of our favorite months: Summer.
It’s time for long warm days of hiking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, sightseeing, and mountain biking.
It’s time for us to explore our favorite campsites, backpack through Colorado’s magnificent wildernesses, and hang out for long lazy days on […] Read More Best Guided Activities For Your Colorado Wedding Guests.
April 4, 2019 Best Guided Activities For Your Wedding Guests We want your special day to be the best that it can be, and that includes showing your wedding guests the best of our backyard and keeping them entertained so you can focus on your big day.
One of the advantages of Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides is […] Read More Colorado Skiing 14ers – An Introduction.
March 28, 2019 Colorado Skiing 14ers – An Introduction  They’re big and daunting.
Colorado’s 14ers are the pride of any Colorado mountaineer, hiker, and avid outdoorsman.
During the summer through fall, the summits of Colorado’s 53 14ers (Peaks over 14,000-feet) are filled with hikers knocking off a checklist of achievable summits, either walking through the top or climbing […] Read More 2019: Voted ‘Best Outdoor-related Company to Work For’ by Elevation Outdoors Magazine.
March 23, 2019 Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides Voted ‘Best Outdoor-related Company to Work For’ by Elevation Outdoors Magazine With some of the best guides in the business, and an office staff that provides stellar customer service and planning for our extraordinary trips, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides was voted ‘Best Outdoor-related Company to Work For’ by Elevation […] Read More Spring Guided Mountain Biking In the Front Range.
March 21, 2019 Spring Guided Mountain Biking In the Front Range  As one of the world’s foremost mountain biking destinations, Colorado holds a special place for riders from across the globe.
From the half-day trails around Boulder to technical riding across Jefferson County and Magnolia, Colorado’s Front Range offers a wealth of options for everything from the beginner […] Read More New Baja California, Mexico Adventure!.
March 15, 2019 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 […] Read More Daylight Savings Backcountry Snow Pits & Stability Tests.
March 10, 2019 Rocky Mountain National Park backcountry Snow Pit, Stability Tests and Avalanche Obs 20190308 CWRAG.
AIARE Level 2 course taught by AIARE Course Lead and Senior Ski Guide Joshua Baruch.
Southern Rocky Mountain National Park backcountry Area Snow Pit, Stability Tests and Avalanche Obs 20190306 CWRAG Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Guided Summer Colorado Backpacking Dates Announced.
March 7, 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 Tops Wilderness, Colorado’s landscapes range from mountain to desert, offering a number […] Read More Best Hikes in Colorado to See Wildflowers.
February 28, 2019 Best Hikes in Colorado to See Wildflowers There are fewer times in Colorado that are more special than wildflower season, where the entire landscape is carpeted with brilliant colors, blue skies, snowcapped mountains in the distance, and fields of emerging flowers of every hue as far as the eye can see.
In the spring bloom, […] Read More Unrivaled Winter and Spring Sightseeing from Denver and Boulder.
February 21, 2019 Unrivaled Winter and Spring Sightseeing from Denver Co and Boulder Colorado Late winter and early spring is a special time to be in Colorado.
From the snowcapped mountains to the wildlife-watching opportunities, Colorado’s splendors open up to those who want to see the best of the state with minimal physical effort.
From Rocky Mountain National Park […] Read More Mountain Biking in Fruita and Moab – The Desert Awaits!.
February 14, 2019 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 […] Read More Most Romantic Colorado Hikes For Valentines Day.
February 7, 2019 Most Romantic Colorado Hikes For Valentines Day It’s Valentines Day and love is in the air throughout Colorado.
With the stunning scenery, unforgettable sunsets, wildlife, pristine and secluded lakes, waterfalls, and landscapes, Colorado is a paradise for lovers.
Some of our favorite hikes take us to viewpoints where we’re high and alone above the city, .

[…] Read More Classic Couloir Skiing of Colorado

January 31, 2019 Classic Couloir Skiing of Colorado As well as being known for it’s tours, Colorado is famed for it’s challenging and technical ski lines, ranging from 30 to 50+ degrees in steepness, and featuring some of the most thrilling drops in the West.
A couloir is a steep, narrow gully that cuts down the mountain at […] Read More Best Colorado Winter Fly Fishing Destinations.
January 24, 2019 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 […] Read More Best Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing.
January 17, 2019 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, if you’re wanting to try and catch some of this wildlife in all its natural […] Read More Best Beginner Rocky Mountain National Park Ski Descents.
January 10, 2019 Best Beginner Rocky Mountain National Park Ski Descents Rocky Mountain National Park is a backcountry ski paradise.
With dozens of classic lines, summits, couloirs, and tours, Rocky Mountain National Park is beloved among ski enthusiasts.
From mellow low angle laps to some of the most thrilling drops in the West, Rocky Mountain National Park has […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides 2018 Review and Accomplishments.
December 20, 2018 Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides (CWRAG) 2018 Review and Accomplishments 2018 was a banner year for Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides.
From the successes of our AIARE Level I and II avalanche education courses, to free community presentations, and rescuing the summer plans of dozens of Boy Scouts to partnering in the promotion of Colorado […] Read More Best Multi-Day Hikes and Backpacking In 2019.
December 13, 2018 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 […] Read More Give the Gift of Adventure This Holiday Season.
December 6, 2018 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 […] Read More Must Know Information for Traveling in Avalanche Terrain.
November 29, 2018 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.
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Prepare For your trip. This should include each week, month […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides Guided Summer Colorado Backpacking Trips.
November 22, 2018 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 […] Read More The Best Fly Fishing Trips In Colorado with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides.
November 15, 2018 The Best Fly Fishing Trips In Colorado with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Colorado is one of the world’s most legendary fly fishing destinations, with hundreds of miles of pristine waterways, spectacular scenery, species that are native only to Colorado, and secluded waters that are reachable only by boat.
While there is great fly fishing […] Read More Best Multi-Day Ski Tours With Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides.
November 8, 2018 Best Colorado Multi-Day Ski Tours With Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides To say that Colorado is legendary for it’s skiing is an understatement.
The Rocky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for some of the most iconic routes and lines in the world.
It’s long distances, big mountains, and hundreds of miles of wilderness makes for […] Read More Eldorado Canyon State Park Rock Climbing Classics.
November 1, 2018 Eldorado Canyon Climbing Classics – Rock Climbing Colorado  Eldorado Canyon State Park is where American rock climbing was born in Colorado.
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, climbers were flocking to this little corner of Colorado to put up some of America’s most daring first ascents.
In the 1970’s the scene exploded.

As protection and gear […] Read More Avalanche Course Video – Colorado AIARE Level 1

Level 2, Avalanche Rescue.
October 31, 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver and Boulder Colorado AIARE Level 1, Level 2, Avalanche Rescue Avalanche Course Video.
Join a 2018 – 2019 avalanche education course and improve your decision making process in the backcountry.
Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides (CWRAG) is an official mountaineering concessionaire in Rocky Mountain National Park and permittee in Roosevelt […] Read More.
October 25, 2018 How to Get Ready for Ski Season & Expand Your Winter Adventures As the first snow starts to fall in Colorado, our attention starts to turn towards the mountains.
Thoughts of skis or boards ready to go and riding big mountain lines is at the forefront of our minds and frontal lobe.
Throughout the year, .

[…] Read More Colorado Guided Adventures & Experiential Education Winter Activities

October 18, 2018 Colorado Guided Exploration Adventures and Experiential Education Winter Activities Winter is coming to Colorado and Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is ready to help your explore our hidden gems and share our years of backcountry decision making and knowledge with you.
We have our skis and boards tuned, our snowshoes sharpened, our avalanche beacons charged […] Read More Review for the BCA Tracker 2 & 3 Beacon, Stealth Probe, and B-1 Avalanche Shovel.
October 16, 2018 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Reviews the BCA Tracker 2 Beacon, BCA Tracker 3 Beacon, Stealth Probe, and B-1 Avalanche Shovel BCA Avalanche Gear Reviews by Professional Mountain Guides and Avalanche Educators.
The backcountry can be beautiful, serene, and filled with miles of untouched deep pockets of powder.
But in between this lush powder paradise, […] Read More Colorado’s Best Sightseeing.
September 20, 2018 Beyond Colorado’s spectacular trails, campsites, and waterways, Colorado is also known for its scenic roadways, offering a close-up glimpse of wildlife, scenery, mountains, and historical relics from the comfort of heated and air conditioned vehicles.
From Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road, to Mt.
Evans in Idaho Springs, and Flagstaff Mountain on top of […] Read More Rock Climbing with Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides & Boulder Adventure Film Festival October 7th 2018.
September 17, 2018 Rock Climbing Clinic with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides and the Boulder Adventure Film Festival – October 7th, 2018 (Sunday) Registration Call 720-242-9828 to Register – SOLD OUT!!  Enjoy the Festival.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is proud to partner with the Adventure Film Festival and the American Alpine Club for an exclusive day of […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Announces 2018 – 2019 AIARE Level I Courses.
September 10, 2018 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is a leader in avalanche safety and education, with nearly a decade of experience providing top-quality winter education across the Front Range.
We’re proud to present our 2018 – 2019 AIARE Level I Courses in keeping with the tradition of sterling avalanche safety training that we are known for.
Our […] Read More How to Prepare For Altitude.
August 22, 2018   Once you get to Colorado you’re already nearly a mile high, set on the plateau of the American West.
From Denver we head for the mountains, and Colorado’s famed 12, 13, and 14,000-foot peaks.
While the view and the challenge are exhilarating, the altitude is very real, and coming from sea level to 10,000-feet […] Read More Best Half and Full Day Mountain Biking In the Front Range.
August 9, 2018 Colorado’s Front Range has world-class mountain biking from the single-track trails of Boulder to the spectacular hills of Magnolia near Nederland.
Colorado is a premier destination for mountain bikers from all over the world who come to test themselves on challenging trails, exciting terrain features, and breathtaking views overlooking Boulder’s iconic Flatirons, the Indian Peaks […] Read More Fourth of July Events Around Boulder.
July 3, 2018   Fourth of July Events Around Boulder It’s an exciting time to be in Colorado.
Fourth of July is when the city is lit up in red, white, and blue, and celebrations in the summer heat are all over.
From street festivals to hanging out by Boulder Reservoir and fireworks at Folsom Field, there’s plenty […] Read More Our Favorite Half and Full Day Hikes of the Front Range.
June 30, 2018 Colorado is legendary for it’s multitude of hiking options, from short half-day jaunts to exciting multi-day tours across the state.
From the foothills of the Rockies in Boulder, to the James and Indian Peaks Wildernesses, and down to Rocky Mountain National Park, the Front Range is chockfull of some of the best and most legendary […] Read More Fly Fishing Vail, Winterpark, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Grand Lake on the Upper Colorado River.
June 19, 2018 Guided Fly Fishing Vail, Winterpark, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Grand Lake on the Upper Colorado River Designated a Gold Medal Fishery in 2016, by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the Upper Colorado River is a must visit fly fishing destination for any visiting angler to Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Grand Lake, Winter Park, Grandby, Kremmling, Dillion, […] Read More Clear Creek River Rafting in prime season – close to Denver and Boulder.
June 18, 2018 Clear Creek River rafting is in prime season now.
Come join us for whitewater rafting close to Denver, Golden, or Boulder (less than 1 hour) for half day adventures.
We are offering both beginner and intermediate rafting trips daily on the Clear Creek River.
Sections for beginner and intermediate are dictated by flow rates.

Below […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Summer Events and Activities

June 14, 2018 Summer is our favorite season.
It’s a great time to be out and exploring our gorgeous state, and Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is ready for adventures and special events both in and out of the field.
It’s time for backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, and rafting, .

As well as special events that we’ll […] Read More Exploring the Upper Colorado River

May 30, 2018 The Upper Colorado River is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in the state, and some of the best fishing and hidden adventure opportunities.
Through desert plains, red rock canyons, rushing whitewater, and hidden alcoves, the Upper Colorado is full of secrets.

The Upper Colorado has some of the […] Read More Summer National Park Tours

May 15, 2018Michael The pride of Colorado’s spectacular backcountry is its national parks.
From the crown jewel, Rocky Mountain National Park, to Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado has pride in it’s preserved lands, displaying the most iconic Western landscapes.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is proud to support and […] Read More Best Front Range Mountain Biking and Cycling.
April 25, 2018 The Front Range is one of the world’s cycling and mountain biking meccas, having bred professional athletes, Olympians, Ironman competitors, and generations of great championship cyclists.
Having honed their skills in the foothills of the Rockies, across the great roadways of Colorado and on the steeps of Estes Park, Roosevelt National Forest, Golden, Boulder, and […] Read More Best Front Range Fly Fishing (Pre / Post Runoff).
April 4, 2018 Colorado is home to the West’s most legendary fly-fishing.
From the rushing waters of Rocky Mountain National Park, the ponds, streams, and creeks of Boulder and Boulder Canyon, the alpine lakes of the Indian and James Peak Wildernesses, and the canyons of the Upper Colorado River.
Colorado is flush with many different trout species, some […] Read More Riding the Switzerland Trail.
March 28, 2018 The Switzerland Trail is one of the most classic bike routes in Boulder, if not in Colorado.
Set in the magnificent scenery just up Boulder Canyon, minutes from downtown, the Switzerland Trail follows the old railroad route, which used to take gold miners into Boulder’s foothills.
Today, it’s one of Boulder’s best bike trails, with […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Offering Exclusive Learn to Lead Climbing Course and Learn to Mountain Bike Course with SheJumps.
March 19, 2018 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, experts in outdoor transformational and experiential adventures, is teaming up with SheJumps, an organization dedicated to women’s only outdoor-education, to provide an exclusive all-women’s introduction to lead climbing and introduction to mountain biking course.
The courses will be taught by Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides’ excellent female guiding staff, with […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides 2018 Backpacking Dates Announced.
March 14, 2018 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is proud to present the 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park Backpacking Dates, exploring some of the best and most hidden reaches of the Rocky Mountains.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, a concessionaire for technical alpine climbing, mountaineering and skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, is Colorado’s premier provider of unforgettable […] Read More The Best of Spring Skiing in Colorado.
March 7, 2018 Spring is made for skiing in Colorado.
Consolidated snowpack, warm days, higher elevations, bigger drops, and the best in ski mountaineering and touring across the state.
Spring skiing in Colorado is when the riding is at it’s best, you get to take in the breathtaking views while weaving in between the native trees of Colorado.
[…] Read More Rocky Mountain National Park Alpine Climbing For Summer.
March 5, 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park is an alpine climbing paradise.
The Park has a number of options for everyone from the beginner climber to some of the most cutting edge alpine routes in the world.
Rocky Mountain National Park features classic towers such as The Sharksfin and the Petit Grepon, .

As well as the more stout […] Read More Colorado Adventures In the Spring

February 14, 2018 As the snow begins to thaw, going into summer, Colorado starts to shimmer like no other time during the year.
Spring is one of Colorado’s prime adventure seasons, when backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are in their prime, but the winter thaw also allows for rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, sightseeing and fly fishing, all set […] Read More Transforming Lives Through Adventure: Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides News and Events.
February 1, 2018 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides has exploded into 2018, with a season ahead of new ways that we’re connecting with our local community, new trips, and a roaring successful AIARE Season which has provided avalanche education to over one-hundred students.
We’re also helping to celebrate the opening of Boulders newest hotels, working on special projects […] Read More Our Favorite Colorado Ski Tours In the Front Range.
January 31, 2018 Our Favorite Colorado Ski Tours In the Front Range Colorado’s mountain ranges are a testament do its rich history of skiing.
From the legendary 10th Mountain Division, to breeding some of the worlds most renown and famed racers, athletes, and explorers, Colorado’s front range backcountry is among one of the most famed around the world.
[…] Read More We’re Proud to Welcome Outdoor Retailer to Denver.
January 17, 2018 The Outdoor Retailer Trade Show is the centerpiece of the outdoor industry, where thousands of brands from all over the world convene to display innovation, new products, networking opportunities, and discuss the issues that face the environment and the industry itself.
It’s a celebration of an industry that finds itself challenged like never before in […] Read More Rocky Mountain National Park in Winter.
January 10, 2018 Winter is a magical time in Colorado.
With snowcapped peaks, miles of quiet, blanketed landscapes, and opportunities to explore the state’s scenery in a variety of ways from skis or snowshoes, to hiking and sightseeing.
Rocky Mountain National Park, the pride of Colorado’s open spaces, takes on a whole different character in the winter, .

With […] Read More Our Favorite Colorado Backpacking Adventures

December 14, 2017 Colorado is legendary for it’s backpacking trails, magnificent campsites, and vast wildernesses, from Rocky Mountain National Park to the Indian, James, and Flattop Wildernesses.
Miles of trails weave between unforgettable mountain scenery, sparkling alpine lakes, and bustling wildlife.
In the miles of wilderness across Colorado, trails take backpackers meandering through some of America’s most iconic […] Read More AIARE I and AIARE II Boulder Avalanche Course.
December 12, 2017 Sometimes we love the mountains but the mountains don’t love us.
As we approach backcountry season, and scores of snowboarders, skiers, and showshoers prepare to make their way out of the safety of the ski area and into the wilderness of the mountains, it is highly important to recognize the dangers and the trepidations […] Read More Colorado Snowshoeing In the Front Range.
November 30, 2017   The Front Range features some of Colorado’s most spectacular snowshoe trails.
From the majestic Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness just north of Boulder, to the iconic mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park, snowshoeing in the Front Range is a whole new way to see some of Colorado’s best trails.
With everything from sparkling […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Gift Certificates: The Perfect Holiday Gift.
November 6, 2017 The holidays are fast approaching.
Instead of getting your loved ones the same gift every year, give them something that they’ll truly remember forever: an adventure with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is Colorado’s premier guide service with half day, full day, and multi-day, adventures across the Front Range […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides: Fall Activities.
November 6, 2017 Fall is the perfect time to be in Colorado.
With the crisp air, the gorgeous colors, the mountains shaded in snow and low lying clouds, the atmosphere is electric, the temperature is perfect, and the activities are endless.
Fall is the perfect time to explore with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, and the best time […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Fly Rod Making Course.
November 6, 2017 Fly Fishing is a sport deeply tied to it’s handcrafted roots.
From magnificent wooden rods to intricate flies, the crafting of gear requires as much patience, craft and honing of skills as it does on the river.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides has pride in the ability of our guides to create one of a […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Fly Tying Course.
November 6, 2017 The heart and soul of fly-fishing is of course in the flies.
Colorful and intricate pieces which each fisherman is proud to call his own.
Creating flies is a time-honored craft, which demands patience and minute attention to detail.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides’ Fly Tying Course is a two hour course once a week […] Read More 2017 – 2018 AIARE Avalanche Course Schedule Announced.
October 25, 2017 2017 – 2018 AIARE Colorado Avalanche Course Schedule Announced We are happy to announce our 2017 – 2018 AIARE Colorado Avalanche Course Schedule for Level 1 avalanche education, level 2 avalanche education, and companion rescue.
Our goal is to transcend lives through adventure education and open up Colorado’s mountain gems to you 360+ days as […] Read More Wedding Transportation Planning Tips.
October 25, 2017 How to Perfect Your Wedding Transportation You’ve been planning this day for a long time.
You have the venue, the caterers, the guests, and the hotels perfectly mapped out.
Now you have to get your guests from the hotel to the ceremony plus reception and back.
To avoid any potential pitfalls, missed timing, or sudden […] Read More Making The Most Of Your Hard As Nails Experience.
October 25, 2017 Making The Most Of Your Hard As Nails Experience   The Hard As Nails Obstacle Mud Race is the main event but not the only part of the experience.
You’re in the beautiful city of Westminster Colorado, with the Rocky Mountains rising majestically in the background, and between the cities of Boulder and Denver.
So […] Read More Colorado’s Upper Gore Canyon Class V – 9/2/2017 (Call for Availability!!).
August 21, 2017 Colorado’s Gore Canyon Class V – 9/2/2017 (Call for Availability!!) – Guided Colorado Whitewater Rafting  Our close friends at Adventures In Whitewater (AW) will be offering a Gore Canyon Class V Whitewater Rafting Trip on Saturday  September 2nd, 2017.
They need 12 participants minimum (three boats of 4 paddlers).
Due to the difficulty of Upper […] Read More Upper Colorado River Rafting Maps: BLM Kremmling, Pump House, Radium, Statebridge.
August 10, 2017 Upper Colorado River Rafting Maps / Fly Fishing Maps: BLM Kremmling, Pump House, Radium, Statebridge When someone imagines Colorado, the iconic storybook image of the mighty Colorado River is surly to come to mind.
The Colorado River is the major connection piece for much America Southwest (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona and Southern […] Read More Transcending Teams Through Experiential Adventures.
July 29, 2017 Transcending Teams Through Experiential Adventures Read More The Adventure Industry’s Impact On Each US States Economy.
July 27, 2017 The outdoor industry’s Impact on each US states economy  “No matter what your political affiliation is, where you live or your walk of life, the outdoors brings us together,” said Amy Roberts, OIA executive director.
“From Maine to California, consumers are spending more on outdoor recreation as millions of Americans depend on it for their […] Read More Improve Your Fly-Fishing By Understanding Rivers and Water Types.
July 22, 2017 Improve your fly-fishing experience through better understanding rivers and water types Here is an overview of river features for Riffles, Runs, Pools, Flat, Pocket Water, Eddies, and Edge waters and seams.
These are important to understand in order tounderstand insects (including oxygen and nutrients), trout feeding on insects, and ways to approach without spooking the […] Read More Colorado’s Best Backpacking Trips in The Flat Top Wilderness Area.
July 11, 2017   Colorado’s Best Backpacking Trips in The Colorado’s Flat Top Wilderness Area – Get away from the crowds and experience solitude and wilderness.  Expand your Colorado backpacking horizon.
Colorado has many amazing outdoor and wilderness gems, but the Flat Top Wilderness Area, located in White River National Forest is truly a gem.
The Flat Top Wilderness Area is […] Read More Sixteen Must Do (5.5 and 5.6) Boulder and Estes Park Rock Climbs.
July 7, 2017   Sixteen Must Do (5.5 and 5.6) Boulder and Estes Park Rock Climbs Now that you have completed 12 of the best local 4th class – 5.4 routes, you are ready for the next step.
Here are some must do rock climbing routes in Eldorado Canyon State Park, Boulder Canyon, Boulder Flatirons and Lumpy Ridge […] Read More The Best Boulder Beginner Rock Climbs.
July 6, 2017   The Best Boulder Beginner Rock Climbs Are you interested in the Best Beginner Rock Climbs in and around Boulder Colorado.
Then here of some of the best 4th Class – 5.4 rock climbing routes in Eldorado Canyon State Park, Boulder Canyon, Boulder Flatirons (rock climbing Boulder Colorado) and Lumpy Ridge (in Rocky Mountain National […] Read More Katha Colorado – Ramkatha Estes Park Tours.
June 5, 2017 Ramkatha Schedule Detail – Colorado Katha Estes Park – Colorado June 24th – July 4th, 2017.
CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP -720-242-9828 We have three tours designed for the conference: Guided Hike: Gem Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park: Sightseeing: History of The Peak-to-Peak and Southern RMNP: Rocky Mountain National Park Photography Tour: Note: […] Read More 2017 Colorado Backpacking Trips.
April 27, 2017 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides are proud to announce our 2017 Backpacking excursions across Colorado.
Our expert guides are excited to show off our spectacular backcountry from the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness, to thrilling trips across Colorado’s great ranges.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is a official concessionaire […] Read More 2016/2017 AIARE Avalanche Education Courses with CWRAG.
April 27, 2017 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides would like to thank our guides, staff, and students for an exceptional 2016-2017 AIARE season.
Although the snow this season started late, we got some great days in the backcountry, gave our students the tools, the knowledge, and the abilities to make good decisions, and we had a lot of […] Read More Making The Most Of Your Hard As Nails Experience.
December 9, 2016 The Hard As Nails Obstacle Mud Race is the main event but not the only part of the experience.
You’re in the beautiful city of Westminster, Colorado, with the Rocky Mountains rising majestically in the background, and between the cities of Boulder and Denver.
So before, after, and the day of the race, here are […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Rebrands Into Six Specialty Companies.
December 9, 2016 Since 2009, Colorado Wilderness Leisure Travel and Business have been Colorado’s premier guiding service, hosting clients from all over the world, managing the Hard As Nails Obstacle Mud Race, and catering to corporations of all sizes to create unique team-building events.
With the recognition of our unique clientele, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides have now […] Read More Announcing the Creation of Colorado Wilderness Corporate and Teams.
December 9, 2016 Since 1009, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides has been Colorado’s premier full-service guiding service, ensuring unique and custom outdoor experiences for all groups and ages.
Following the needs of our corporate clients, we have created a new company solely dedicated to corporations, teams, and teambuilding activities: Colorado Wilderness Corporate and Teams.
The goal of Colorado […] Read More A Guide To Slip and Slide Positions.
December 9, 2016 When you ride the 450-foot water slide careening down the hillside at City Park in Westminster on June 5, 2016, you want to be as creative as you can be.
Which way are you going.
Face down on your belly.
Turtle spin all the way to the bottom.
Running start with the inner tube.
The […] Read More Amazing Outdoor Race, Scavenger Hunt, and Orienteering.
February 23, 2016 In Teambuilding activities, our goal is to create a fun, lighthearted activity, which will not only be enjoyable for your group, but also relies on inter-personal communication and trust to reach a common goal.
With each individual event designed to meet the goals of your team, we use each activity as an opportunity to test […] Read More Colorado’s Top Five Best Backcountry Ski Areas.
February 23, 2016 From the sprawling ranges of Rocky Mountain National Park to the icy granite pinnacles of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and the jagged ridges of the Gore Range, Colorado is a backcountry skier’s paradise.
From mellow, low angled, cruisy hills to thrilling steep couloir drops, the backcountry of the Centennial State offers an area for every […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides and BCA Team Up For Avalanche Education.
February 23, 2016 Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides set out to provide the best in backcountry education with support from Backcountry Access (BCA).
With expert guides, all trained in avalanche education, and as an official instruction service under AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education), the classes aimed to help students learn not only how to recognize […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Leading Excursions on the Upper Colorado River.
February 23, 2016 Set in Northwest Colorado, under rolling hills, sprawling canyons, and rushing water, the Upper Colorado River is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the nation.
Teeming with a variety of sport fish, including brown, cutthroat, and rainbow trout, and a vista of sprawling plains, deep river-cut canyons, and green, rocky hills, the river is […] Read More Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Voted as One of Colorado’s Best by Elevation Outdoors!.
February 23, 2016 We were honored when we found out that the readers of Elevation Outdoors, as well as thousands of Coloradans had voted our company for not just one, but three categories in their annual Best of the Rockies issue.
Not just because we have the best guides and staff in the country, not just because we […] Read More AIARE Courses With Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides.
February 23, 2016 For any backcountry travel, it’s essential to have knowledge of avalanche conditions, decision making in avalanche terrain, and how to react should a slide suddenly come crashing down.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, in association with Backcountry Access is proud to present the 2015-2016 AIARE Level I and Level II Courses.
The classes will include […] Read More How Team Building Can Facilitate Your Company’s Merger.
February 23, 2016 For any company, a merger can be an exciting but stressful time.
It’s the point where two office cultures and two teams foreign to each other, previously rivals, must now work together.
The group needs to learn to trust each other, communicate, and realize that they are now working towards the same goal.
A successful […] Read More Italy’s Top Five Best Fly Fishing Rivers.
February 23, 2016 Between picturesque Tuscan hills, shady groves, and emerald streams, Italy is fast becoming one of Europe’s top fly-fishing destinations.
Italy has recently loosened its regulations and many are starting to discover the hidden streams teeming with bass and pike.
Italian law for most areas allows fishing one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset; […] Read More Training For Kilimanjaro.
February 23, 2016 At over 19,000-feet, Mt.
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest summit.
The trek to the Roof of Africa is a strenuous and committing trek that requires proper preparation for maximum success.
To ensure the best chances of success on the mountain, it’s essential to have a proper training plan and start getting shape for high altitude trekking […] Read More Why Choose Colorado Slip And Slide?.
February 23, 2016 It’s the most talked about event of the Hard As Nails Obstacle Mud Race: A 22-degree water slide of over 400-feet careening down the side of a hill at the Westin Westminster.
For the last two years, it’s been so popular that this year, we’ve decided to give the slide its own special day.
While […] Read More Colorado Slip and Slide versus Slide The City.
February 21, 2016 It’s the middle of summer; the sun is beating down, and getting completely soaked sounds like a very good idea.
So how does a massive slip and slide sound.
The idea of taking a tube and go careening down a slicked slope to come to a satisfying splash at the bottom.
Colorado is fortunate to […] Read More.

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