Wilderness Pursuit

Wilderness Pursuits is home to low cost gear rentals, a self-serve Tune and Bike Shop, Trips and Clinics, and Wilderness Based Orientation. Many of our members are also active participants on the Mountain Rescue Team.

Mission Statement

(WP) provides fun, affordable and professional co-curricular outdoor expeditions and resources for students. WP’s trips are student led 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 living.

WP is an equal opportunity service provider operating under BLM and USFS Special Use Permits in Colorado and Utah.

Tune and Bike Shop

We offer affordable basic mountain bike and ski/board maintenance clinics throughout each academic year to teach you how to service your own equipment. Students are then allowed to rent free toolkits and will have access to our Tune Shop during business hours.

  • Wax: $1
  • P-tex: $2
  • Epoxy: $3

WP Gear Rentals

Visit the Wilderness Pursuits office in the University Center for affordable gear rentals. Please allow 30-45 minutes for gear checkout and return of whitewater equipment. Call to check availability and make reservations on all equipment. Please see COVID-19 Rental Process.

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Additional Resources

Wilderness Based Orientation

WBO is an opportunity for you to meet other new students, make meaningful connections, build friendships and get to know the incredible recreational opportunities that Gunnison has to offer before you begin your first semester at Western.

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WP Rentals Policies

Visit the Wilderness Pursuits office in the University Center for affordable gear rentals. Please allow 30-45 minutes for gear checkout and return of whitewater equipment.

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COVID-19 Rental Process

Due to COVID-19, our rentals and operations have shifted for the foreseeable future and are subject to
change.

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