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.

Wilderness Pursuits Upcoming Trips

  WP Pass Holder PriceRegular Price
SPRING 2015   
2/21-22/15Family and Friends Ice Climbing Ouray$20/day$20/day
 Meet us in Ouray for a weekend of Ice Climbing!  
2/26/15Avalanche Beacon ClinicFREEFREE
 4pm at the WP Office- Dress to be outside!  
2/28/15Intro to Backcountry Ski/Board$15$25
 Learn the Basics of Backcountry skiing or boarding  
2/28/15Intro to Ice Climbing$15$25
 Learn to Ice Climb in Lake City!  
3/3/15Moonlight Ski$5$10
 Cross Country Ski under the full moon!   
3/4/15Moonlight Snowshoe$5$10
 Snowshoe under the full moon!  
3/15/15X-Country Ski and Soak$20$25
 Ski and Soak at Waunita Hot Springs  
3/12/15Backcountry Basecamp Beacon Clinic and SlideshowFREEFREE

4pm: Beacon Clinic with professional skiers!

Slideshow to follow at 5:30pm

3/14/15CB Backcountry Ski/Board$15$25

Backcountry ski tour in the Crested Butte Area. Intermediate/Advanced ski/board skills required.

3/21-27/15Sea Kayak Lake Powell$195$225
 Best spring break. Ever.  
3/31/15Moonlight Ski (hike?)$5$10
 Nordic Ski under the full moon. Or hike if we don't get more snow...  
4/1/15Moonlight Snowshoe (hike?)$5$10
 Snowshoe/hike under the full moon!  
4/4-5/15Rock II$25$40
 Intermediate Outdoor Rock Climbing   
4/11-12/15Mountain Biking Fruita$25$40
 Single track riding and camping in the desert. Best deal around!  
4/18-19/15Rock III$25$40
 Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing  
4/25/15Intro to Rock Climbing $15$25
 Learn to Rock Climb with WP Instructors  
5/2-3/15Intro to Whitewater Kayaking $25$40
 Spend 2 days learning to Kayak!  

Download the full 2014 Trip list and Rental Rates.