Wilderness Pursuits is home to low cost gear rentals, a self-serve Tune and Bike Shop (and we host free clinics to help you get the most out of our space), the Terbush Memorial Summit and Wilderness Based Orientation. Many of our members are also active participants on the Mountain Rescue Team.
(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.
Checkout our Gear Rentals
- Winter 2021 WP Rental Prices & Procedures
- 2021 Spring, Summer and Fall Rental Prices & Procedures
- 2021 Inflatables Rental Pricing
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.
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.
COVID-19 Rental Process
Due to COVID-19, our rentals and operations have shifted for the foreseeable future and are subject to
Wilderness Pursuits Trips
Wilderness Pursuits offers a variety of outdoor excursions open to students of any ability level. Click here to learn more about current trip offerings and availability.