Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides (CWRAG) is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Outdoor Industry Association’s Rendezvous 2016, representing the best of Colorado guiding across all fields from ski touring to mountaineering, fly fishing, biking, rock climbing, and backpacking as well as outdoor education and corporate team building events.


Since 2009, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides has been one of Colorado’s premier guiding services, hosting adventures throughout the Front Range. We are a proud member of the Outdoor Industry Association, a partner with Leave No Trace and a concessionaire for Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as holders of 14-land manager permits. For OIA Rendezvous 2016, we are proud to present OIA guests with a host of activities before and after the event. We would be honored to show you Colorado’s peaks, rivers, mountain bike trails, and historical sites. During and after the conference we are proud to present a selection of guided trips for OIA guest’s enjoyment.

We are well underway of creating a great new website that will be completed in October 2016. Our current website has some of the information below, but there are many offerings we are currently guiding or instructing that do not exist on our current website. Please call us at 720-242-9828 for the best information and our most current offerings.


Fly Fishing (Float / Wade)

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is a permitted guide services on the Upper Colorado River and late September is great trout fishing. We offer full-day and half-day wade and float trips from the reservoirs, creeks, and lakes around Boulder Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Dream Stream, to the canyons and rushing waters of the Upper Colorado, which we explore by raft or wooden dory. We supply the rods, reels, waders/booties, seasonal wet/dry/nymph flies to match hatches, while taking you on some of Colorado’s extraordinary waterways.

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Colorado Fly Fishing on the Upper Colorado River in wooden drift boats
Fly Fishing Colorado for Trout!


Peak Ascents

Colorado is known for its 54 famed 14ers, peaks over 14,000-feet, which from the top reveals Colorado’s spectacular landscape. We offer a number of mountaineering experiences, from a beginner’s peak such as Mt. Bierstadt or Mt. Greys and Torreys, to Longs Peak, the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides leads a variety of technical and non-technical ascents, ranging from simple yet burly hikes to 5th-class rock climbing. Let us create an unforgettable Colorado mountaineering experience.

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Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides image of Twin Sisters from Longs summit at Sunrise
Colorado Peak Ascents in Rocky Mountain National Park


Mountain Biking

Colorado is one of the world’s mountain biking meccas, with thousands of single-track and cross-country trails spread throughout the Boulder-Denver area. Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides offers a number of half and full day trips ranging from a traverse of the Continental Divide, a thrilling Rocky Mountain National Park Downhill Ride at 12,000-feet, or the Switzerland Trail, which follows an old gold mining trail from Boulder Canyon into the city. We provide the bikes, safety equipment, and guide, matching each trail to our guests’ wishes and ability level from scenic descents to thrilling technical single-track.

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Mountain Biking Boulder Colorado with a group of riders
Single Track Mountain Biking Tours



From half-day hikes to some of Boulder’s popular peaks and trails, to full-day excursions to the magnificent lakes, waterfalls, and mountains of the Rockies, we lead exciting trips to some of Colorado’s most popular and well-known trails. Explore Boulder classics such as Mt. Sanitas, which perches high above the city, or Royal Arch, a monolithic sandstone tower with breathtaking views of Boulder and Denver below, as well as a vista over Boulder’s iconic Flatirons. In Rocky Mountain National Park, explore Chasm Lake, set against a backdrop of Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker, or hike to Sky Pond, a true Rocky Mountain Classic.

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A group of hikers in the alpine region for Colorado's Front Range Mountains hiking
Explore the mountains of Colorado on foot!


Rock Climbing and Rocky Mountain National Park Alpine Rock Climbs

From the thousands of routes in Boulder and Eldorado Canyon, to the sprawling alpine walls of Rocky Mountain National Park, our guides lead Colorado’s most classic routes and climbs, from the Bastille Crack to the Diamond, ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and challenging experience, which is perfect for first-timers and veterans alike. For beginners, we’ll explore Boulder Canyon, with it’s varied climbing terrain and surfaces, or summit the faces of Boulder’s Flatirons. Experienced climbers will take on classic lines in Eldorado Canyon State Park, or the alpine routes on Longs or Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain. Let us plan your dream climb.

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Rock Climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park
Join us for your next great Climb!


Sightseeing – Rocky Mountain National Park

See the best of Rocky Mountain National Park in comfort with a sightseeing tour, which explores the sights, mountains, lakes, and wildlife of America’s 10th National Park. Our entertaining and experienced guides will lead to some of Rocky Mountain National Park’s most iconic sites such as Trail Ridge Road, the only paved road in the United States to rise above 12,000-feet. September is also prime season for Elk bugling, when thousands of elk wander the park looking for a mate with their distinctive and echoing call. Our guides will take you to places of historical, natural, and cultural significance, looking for the best photographic locations.

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a mountain goat in Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado on a guided sightseeing trip.
See the wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park!


Plane Access to America’s Playgrounds (NEW August 2016)

Want to fly fish in Wyoming, Utah, Southern Montana or anywhere in Colorado and be back in Denver Colorado for dinner? We access the best conditions for the day within 700 miles of Denver? How about riding Moab’s epic mountain biking trails just in time for happy hour? Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is proud to present exclusive access by plane to America’s outdoor playgrounds within an hour and a quarter flight of Boulder. No check in lines, no security, just you and your gear. We’ll load up early in the morning, fly to our destination, climb, bike, fish, or hike throughout the day, and then fly back into the heart of Boulder just in time to eat or meet friends and talk about our awesome day. Ask us about how we can make the perfect trip for you.

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a mountain biker rolling over slip rock in Utah
Explore Colorado’s Best Rides in a day!


Horseback Riding

There is no better way to see Colorado’s country than by horseback, practically a Colorado tradition. Set in the White Ranch Open Space, near the museum and grave of the legendary Buffalo Bill, take a one or two hour ride through the foothills of the Rockies. Our entertaining and enthusiastic guides will get you set up, even if you’ve never ridden before, and take you on a ride through Golden’s scenic trails where you’ll see Denver and the International Airport from above.

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a guide horseback riding group riding horses in Denver Colorado on White Ranch Open Space
Explore Denver Area by Horse!


Denver Local Tours:

Denver / Boulder Craft Brewery Tours;

Zipline Canopy Tours;

Denver Medical Marijuana tours.

Please call us at 720-242-9828 to arrange these tours.


Outdoor Skill Development:

Want to improve your skills in rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, or fly fishing. Join us for a custom half day or full day focused on improving your outdoor technical skills under the guidance of some of America’s best professional guides and instructors. We can teach beginner to advance skill sets and can help you learn a skill that you are hoping to acquire or improve. We have many guests from around he globe that join us specifically to help improve their knowledge base or fine tune their fly casting to multi-pitch climbing efficiency. Call us and we can help you take that next step. In winter, we are an American Institute Avalanche Research And Education (AIARE) provider for level 1 and 2 avalanche education in Denver and Boulder.

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