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Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

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Address: 6560 Odell Place Suite D, Suite D, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone Number:
+1 720-242-9828
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides: Connecting people to the outdoors and...

Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides: Connecting people to the outdoors and nature through education, adventure, and life changing experiences.

We create unique, innovative, custom adventures and experiences. We specialize in guided wilderness tours / trips, team building (corporate and leadership), sightseeing tours, outdoor education group outings, group transportation and corporate functions. Activities include fly fishing (wade and flaot), sightseeing tours, mountain bike tours, cycling tours, hiking trips, rock climbing, peak ascents, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, snowshoeing, ski tours, backpacking trips - Rocky Mountain National Park, ATV tours, photography tours, historic tours, and Adventure - Outdoors.

Lesiure travel trips, tours, and small groups range from 1 hour to 9+ days in Colorado and Eastern Utah. Group size: 1 participant to 450+ based on trip length, service, and activity.

License: (Required in Colorado to operate)

  Colorado Outfitter Rafting License #: 534; Colorado Outfitter License #: 2717; Colorado Public Utilities Commission: #55777 - Transportation license for sightseeing, charter, limousine services.

Permits (Required to operate by federal, state, and local land mangers to operation legally)

- Official Rocky Mountain National Park Concessionaire for Technical Climbing, Mountaineering, Ski Mountaineering and avalanche education.

- Permitted BLM Upper Colorado River Basin for guided multi-sport and river corridor tours and education. All or part of cwrag operation is conducted on public lands under special permit of the US Bureau of Land Management.

- CWRAG is an equal opportunity service provider and permittee of Roosevelt National Forest (Boulder and Clear Creek Ranger Districts) and White River National Forest (Rio Blanca Ranger District).

- Permitted for Climbing, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Hiking, Backpacking, Photography Tours, Outdoor Education, Fly Fishing, Rafting, Ski Tours, Snowshoeing, Team Building Events with the following organizations: United States National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, United States Forest Service, Colorado Parks And Wildlife, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Estes Park Parks and Bureau of Reclamation, Jefferson County Open Space.

- Education provider for American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) for avalanche level 1 and 2 course and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) for wilderness first responder (WFR) education and certifications.

In 2015: we added 4 international countries: Itay, Chile, Ecuador, and Tanzania as destinations.

Custom team building events are designed specifically for each group. Clients include Garmin Sharp Barracuda Professional Bike team (now Cannondale Garmin), Comcast, Covidien, Level 3, Anheuser Busch, Purina One / Nestle, Estee Lauder, US Army, US Airforce, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and more. Facilitated more than 500 successful team building and leadership events.

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Hiking in Boulder and RMNP

We wanted to find the right trails throughout the Boulder and surrounding areas and Cindy found exactly the right spots! We had an unexpected May snowstorm and her flexibility... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to find the right trails throughout the Boulder and surrounding areas and Cindy found exactly the right spots! We had an unexpected May snowstorm and her flexibility with times and locations was great. We snow shoed in Rocky Mountain National Park and it was magical. I will be calling these guys back to organize the next trip's outings.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I booked a guided day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was just the 2 of us and our fantastic guide Jill. The trip was as personalized as the owners told us it would be. Jill understood our needs and interests and gave us an unforgettable experience. We felt completely at ease with Jill who was,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

They dropped people off in their dress clothes and heels at the location near the main road. Everyone had a bit of a hike to the actual ceremony spot.

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Joshua B, Owner at Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the response as feedback is instrumental in us providing great service and continuing to always improve. When was your wedding at Sunrise (flagstaff)? I would like to follow up with our team, our end of program forms to further investigate this day? The month you reported for service was June 2016, but we did not have any... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We books an 8 hour sightseeing tour with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides. Michael was very helpful on the phone guiding us and answering questions about which tour we would choose. Once booked you fill out a short questionnaire - this is important because each tour can be customized to exactly what you want to do and see! Jill, our... More 

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Lenexa, KS
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Virgina was my guide and she made this an experience of a lifetime. This was my first mountain hike and the experience was even better than I imagined. She checked with me on what I wanted to get out of the hike and picked a hike that was the perfect fit. I will definitely be back to do this again!

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My 13 yr-old daughter and I had an amazing experience in Boulder Canyon guided by Virginia. She explained everything as we went along and was very encouraging. We definitely recommend CER&G.

Thank Jennifer F
Stoughton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a fabulous tour on Friday, 10/14/16, starting and ending at our Boulder hotel. Everything was great, including the craft beer at lunch. Snow had closed some roads, but our guide Diana rearranged our schedule so we were able to get to altitude in the afternoon after the roads re-opened, and see all of the highlights we hoped for.... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I took the avalanche level 1 course with Colorado rides and guides and it was a great experience. CWRG partnered with Outdoor Women's Alliance to help make the course happen for a bunch of ladies in Boulder/Denv. area. It was two classroom nights and two fields days up near East Portal (near Nederland) & in RMNP. Josh, Jill and Zach... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My 20 something daughters and myself loved joining Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides when we visited the Boulder area over Thanksgiving. Jill was an amazing guide and provided us with a magical day just outside of Boulder. She came super well prepared with extra layers of clothing, snacks, lunch and drinks to make our adventure safe and comfortable. We hiked... More 

Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We (2 girls in our 20s + our mom in her late 50s) had an awesome time hiking and snowshoeing with Jill at James Peak Wilderness. Jill was very knowledgable - we learned so much about Colorado & the outdoors. Would definitely come back again!

Thank Maddie P

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