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 home to low cost Gear Rentals, a self-serve Tune/Bike Shop (and we host FREE CLINICS to help you get the most out of our space), 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 BLM and USFS Special Use Permits in Colorado and Utah.

Boating season is here! WP has an extensive fleet of inflatable SUPs, kayaks, duckies, small rafts, paddle-cats, full-sized paddle rafts and expedition oar rigs available. Current students, staff and faculty only please, with the exception of our expedition raft gear!

We are open M-F, 9am-5pm, closed weekends and holidays. Please allow 30-45 minutes for gear checkout and return of whitewater equipment. 

Call 970.943.7051 to check availability and make reservations on rafting equipment. All other gear is available on a first come, first served basis!