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
11/1-2/14Intro to Mountaineering$25$40
 Learn mountaineering technique and climb Guide's Ridge on Mt. CB  
11/8-9/2014Mountain Biking Fruita/Grand Junction$25$40
 One of the best trips we do- spend this fall weekend riding in the desert!  
11/8-9/14Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Independence Monument$25$50

5 Pitches of 5.9 on Otto's Route in Colorado National Monument

**Note: Date has changed from Brochure 

11/18/14Basic Ski/Board TuningFREEFREE
 FREE Clinic in the WP Tune Shop 6pm  
11/22-25/14Moab Multi-Sport Adventure$150$250
 Canyoneering, climbing and mountain biking in the Moab Area! This is our first year offering this AWESOME adventure- Mountain bike the Magnificent 7 trails, Canyoneer through the Medieval Chamber, climb at Wall Street and camp on the slick rock. All this, and back in time to fly home for Thanksgiving with the Fam.  
SPRING 2015   
1/15/2015Avalanche Beacon ClinicFREEFREE
 FREE CLINIC in the WP Tune Shop (dress to be outside in the snow) at 4pm  
1/17/2015Intro to Ice Climbing$15$25
 Learn to climb at the Lake City Ice Park  
1/18/2015Intro to Backcountry Skiing and Boarding$15$25
 Learn the basics of Backcountry travel in the CB area  
1/27/2015Basic Ski/Board TuningFREEFREE
 FREE Clinic in the WP Tune Shop 6pm  
1/30-2/1/15Level 1 AIARE Avalanche Course$250$250
 In CB Friday pm - Sunday pm with Crested Butte Mountain Guides  
2/7-8/15Intermediate Ice Climbing in Lake City$25$40
 Hone your skills at this overnight ice climbing trip in Lake City.  

Download the full 2014 Trip list and Rental Rates.