WP 2014-15 Trips

Outdoor Pursuits Student Led Trips Leadership
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.

Download our 2014-15 Trip Schedule and Rental Price List


To sign up for a trip, call 970.943.7051, or stop by the WP office in Room 120 of the University Center.

All trips include transportation, food, instruction and all the gear you need. It is usually much cheaper than staying home for the weekend. 

The WP Pass is new this year- for $50/semester enjoy lower prices on trips and FREE RENTALS on almost everything we rent (sorry, bikes and boats are still extremely reasonably priced. More details coming soon.)

Wilderness Pursuits Fall 2014 Trips

  WP Pass Holder PriceRegular Price
8/30-9/1/14Intro to Mountain Biking$40$55
 Spend 2.5 days learning to mountain bike in the Crested Butte area  
8/30-9/1/14Intro to Whitewater Kayaking$40$55
 Spend 2.5 days learning to kayak on the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers$40$55
9/6-7/2014Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Hiking Lake Irwin$25$40
 Paddle and hike in Paradise! Overnight camping trip.  
9/14/2014Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing$15$25
 Learn to climb in beautiful Taylor Canyon!
9/16/2014Basic Bike MaintenanceFREEFREE
 FREE Clinic in the WP Tune Shop 6pm  
9/20/2014Hike and Bike$15$25
 Hike the Peak at Mt. Crested Butte and ride mountain bikes down  
9/21/2014Mountain Biking: Crested Butte 401 Trail$15$25
 Find out why Crested Butte is world famous for this trail  
9/27/2014Intro to Mountain Biking$15$25
 Missed our Labor Day intro course? It's not too late to learn to mt. bike with WP  
9/28/2014Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing$15$25
Mid Fall Break Trip  
10/10-12/14Backpacking the Blackridge Canyons Wilderness$40$60
 Explore sandstone canyons and arches on this desert backcountry trip  
10/18-19/14Rock II: Intermediate Outdoor Rock Climbing$25$40
 Spend 2 days climbing in either Taylor Canyon or Unaweep  
10/24-26/14Family Weekend (sign up at Family Weekend Check-in)FREEFREE
 Rock Climbing Hartmans Rocks  
 Rock Climbing Taylor Canyon  
 Mountain biking Hartmans Rocks  
 Hiking Hartmans Rocks  
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!  
11/15-16/14Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Independence Monument$25$50
 5 Pitches of 5.9 on Otto's Route in Colorado National Monument  
11/19/14Basic 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.