The mission of Wilderness Pursuits (WP) is to provide 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 are 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 lifestyles.
To sign up for a trip, call the WP office at
970-943-7051 or stop by the WP office in room 120 of the University Center.
Fall 2013 Trips
August 22 - 24 FREE Orientation Trips - Sign up at Orientation Check-in Register at check-in Rock Climbing Hartman Rocks Mountain Biking Hartman Rocks Whitewater Rafting the Gunnison River Sea Kayaking Blue Mesa Reservoir Hiking Mill Creek August 31 - September 2 Intro to Whitewater Kayaking $40.00 Spend 2.5 days learning to kayak on the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers September 7 - 8 Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and Hiking Lake Irwin $25.00 Paddle and Hike in Paradise September 14 Intro to Rock Climbing $15.00 Learn to rock climb in beautiful Taylor Canyon September 17 Basic Bike Maintenance Free FREE Clinic in the WP Tune Shop: 6:00pm September 21 Intro to Mountain Biking $15.00 Learn the basics of single-track trail riding in Crested Butte October 1 Fly Tying Clinic Free FREE Clinic at WP: 6:00pm October 5-6 Rock Climbing Skills Clinic Taylor Canyon $25.00 Dial your anchor building, rescue, gear placement skills and more! October 12 Mountain Biking Crested Butte Trail 401 $15.00 Find out why Crested Butte is world famous for this bike trail October 18 - 20 Backpacking the Blackridge Canyons Wilderness $40.00 Explore sandstone canyons and arches on this desert backcountry trip October 26 Family Weekend (sign up at Family Weekend check-in) Free Rock Climbing Hartman Rocks Rock Climbing Taylor Canyon Mountain Biking Hartman Rocks Hiking Bambi's Trail at Hartman Rocks November 2 - 3 Introduction to Mountaineering $25.00 Learn mountaineering technique and climb Guide's Ridge on Mt. CB November 9 - 10 Mountain Biking Fruita/Grand Junction $25.00 Discover "Colorado's Moab" of desert single-track riding November 16 - 17 Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Otto's Route $25.00 5 pitches of 5.9+ in Colorado National Monument November 19 Basic Ski/Board Tuning Free FREE Clinic in the WP Tune Shop 6:00pm
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