Wilderness Pursuits

College Outdoor Program
Wilderness Pursuits provides fun, low-cost, and professional-quality co-curricular outdoor expeditions and resources for the students of Western State Colorado University. Wilderness Pursuits trips are led by students and designed to meet the needs of a broad range of abilities and interests, while developing outdoor skills and fostering community, citizenry, environmental stewardship and healthy living.


Wilderness Pursuits is also home to the WP Tune/Bike Shop, hosting FREE CLINICS to help you get the most out of our space. We also host the Terbush Memorial Summit, Wilderness Based Orientation, and many of our members are active participants on the Mountain Rescue Team.

WP is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a BLM, USFS and NPS Special Use Permits in Colorado and Utah.


WP rents boats, bikes and camping gear all summer long. This summer our fleet includes 29" hardtail mountain bikes, whitewater kayaks, inflatable kayaks, large rafts, small rafts, Stand Up Paddle boards and all the helmets, PFDs and associated equipment you need to get on the river. During the summer, we allow and encourage reservations on all inflatables, so give us a call or stop by the office to arrange your weekend adventure! 

WP rents expedition/multi-day boats, frames and equipment to the public with advance notice. Public rates vary, but are usually double the student rate listed below. Please call 970.943.7051 for public pricing and to make your reservation today!

Whitewater EquipmentDaily rate

Stand Up Paddle Board Package 

(SUP, paddle, pump, PFD and helmet)


Duckie Package - Single

(one person inflatable kayak, paddle, pump, PFD and helmet)


Duckie Package - Double

(two person inflatable kayak, 2 paddles, pump, 2 PFDs and 2 helmets)


Culebra - personal cataraft

​(two person inflatable cataraft, 2 paddles, pump, 2 PFDs and 2 helmets)


Mini-Me: 9' Raft

(2-4 person raft, paddles, pump, PFDs and helmets)


Paddle Raft Package: 13'-14' rafts

6-8 person raft, paddles, pump, PFDs and helmets)


Oar Rig Raft Package - Basic

(13'-14' raft, day frame, oars, pump, PFDs, and 4 cam straps)


Oar Rig Raft Package - Deluxe

(13'-14' raft, expedition frame, cooler, dry box, table, oars, pump, PFDs and cam straps for frame and boxes)


For current students, staff and faculty: weekend rates are 2x and weekly rates are 4x the daily rate.

Public/alumni rentals are at least 2x the student rate and dependent on availability. Call 970.943.7051 for rates and reservations.