Student-led outdoor expeditions and resources for students.

Wilderness Pursuits in the University Center reopened July 1 for rentals by appointment ONLY, 10 am-4 pm weekdays. Call 970.943.7051 to set up a rental appointment.

Mission Statement

Wilderness Pursuits (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

Save money by waxing and repairing your own skis and boards. We offer free clinics each semester to teach you how to service your own skis and boards.

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

The tune shop also services bikes. Students have access to tools to perform minor repairs on their bikes. Our free clinics also cover bike maintenance.

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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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Gear Rentals & COVID-19 Rental Process

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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