Wilderness Pursuits

Gear Rental

Wilderness Pursuits Gear Rental

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. See below for Western’s COVID-19 Rental Process.

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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. Expect the following procedures for rentals, but please refer to our social media pages for the most up to date information.

As of now, our lobby is CLOSED to walk-up customers. We are taking reservations over the phone to accommodate for and maintain social distancing guidelines. Please call our WP Office Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. to inquire about or reserve gear: 970-943-7051

Upon reservation, we will collect your payment over the phone and set appointments for your pick-up and return times.

When you are ready to pick up your rental at your appointment time, please park in our designated curbside spots in front of the University Center, and call our office. A staff member will escort you into our building to sign a rental waiver. Once signed, staff will bring your gear to the designated curbside location and review the equipment with you.

Please be prepared with masks, as they are required to enter the building, and maintain six feet of social distancing. Please bring enough people to load and unload the equipment, as we will not be able to assist at this time.

Same day reservations and pick-ups are allowed but are dependent on availability.

Boat deposits are to reserve the rental and for any damage that may occur. Deposits will be refunded after boats have been assessed. The deposit for a Paddle Raft is $100, and the deposit for Expedition Oar Rigs is $150. This charge is on top of the rental charge and due upon reservation.

Thank you, and we look forward to getting you into the backcountry this summer!