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.


WP has a whole fleet of Whitewater Kayaks, Inflatable Kayaks, SUPs, Rafts, Expedition frames and all the fixin's to get you on the river this summer. This season, we rent our river equipment to the public at very reasonable rates. Call for details and to reserve equipment: 970.943.7051

Registration for Fall 2014 Wilderness Based Orientation is FULL. To get on the waiting list call: 970.943.7051

2014-15 Trips and Clinics

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.

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

Dream of becoming an outdoor trip leader? The Terbush Memorial Summit offers professional instruction for collegiate level outdoor educators. Apply early for this amazing opportunity- each participant automatically gets a $1000 scholarship!! Priority is given to Western students and WP trip leaders.

If you would like to receive a weekly email about upcoming WP trips or meet other outdoor-minded people in the Gunnison area, please join our Facebook Group and sign up for our mailing lists.

WP is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a Special Use Permit in the Gunnison National Forest, on BLM Lands in Gunnison, Grand Junction and Uncompahgre Counties, and on National Park Service Land, Curecanti.