Authorized and permitted by the US Government (Rocky National Park and US Forest Service – Roosevelt National Forest), State of Colorado, City of Boulder, Jefferson Co., and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Authorized by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to Transport Passengers – CO PUC 55777.
United States Department of Interior. Rocky Mountain National Park. We are permitted for the following commerical guided activities: Winter activities; Hiking; Backpacking; Photography Tours; Road Bicycling; Fly Fishing; Peak Ascents (including Longs Peak); Sightseeing. Note: RMNP permites for each activity separtely. We are the only guide service permitted for all these activities.
United States Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management: Moab and Grand Junction. We are permitted for the following commerical guided activities: Mountain Biking. Note: Permitted to guide the entire Kokopelli Trail.
United States Department of Agriculture. Roosevelt National Forest: Boulder Ranger District. We are permitted for the following commerical guided activities: Mountain Biking; Hiking; Backpacking; Fly fishing; Winter acivities.
Note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, martial status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assitance program.
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks We are permitted for the following commerical guided activities: Mountain Biking; Hiking, National History/wildlife Tours; Photo Tours.
Jefferson County Open Space. We are permitted for the following commerical guided activities: Mountain Biking; Hiking, National History/wildlife Tours; Photo Tours.
State of Colorado. Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Registrations. Licensed Fishing Outfitter. We are licensed for the Fly Fishing. Outfitter #2717.
The State of Colorado, Public Utilities Commission (CO PUC). We have authority to provide Sightseeing, Charter Service, Limousine Service, and Scheduled Shuttles. CO PUC:#55777.
We are the only outfitter / guided company in Boulder, Denver, Jefferson or Lairimer County that is authorized by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to provide transportation. What does this mean? We are truly a one-stop and have the highest safety standards for both outfitters and transportation companies.
Note: The State of Colorado, Public Utilities Commission (CO PUC), requires companies that provide sightseeing tours to have authority with with CO PUC. If a company does not have a PUC #, then they are providing sightseeing service illegally in the state of Colorado. Please report these companies to the CO PUC in the interest of Public Safety.
In terms of outfitters or tour companies, our guides are also professional drivers as well. We have them have routine medical and physical exams, driving safety and background checks are performed, yearly driving records are checked, driving hours are monitored, specialized mountain driver training is accessed and additional training is provided, and a much higher level of insurance is required than just an outfitter. As a result of this authority with the Public Utilities Commission, we are allowed to charge for transportation, outfitters or tour companies are not. The biggest difference is you can rest assured we have insurance for transportation and professional drivers are driving you. If safety is important, make sure professionals meeting the gold standard for safety requirements are transporting you.
Please check to make sure the tour company or outfitter is authorized by the State of Colorado Public Utilities Commission to provide transportation services, including sightseeing. CO PUC. We can be found under PUC #55777 or Boulder Wilderness Shuttle LLC.
If the tour company or outfitter is not authorized, chances are they are able to charge cheaper rates because of inadequate or lack of insurance or minimum levels or poor safety standards. Outfitters (hiking, biking, rafting, mountaineering, climbing, etc) are not required in the State of Colorado to have transportation authority or insurance to transport passenger. Thus, your safety is put at risk or should anything happen, there is little or no recourse.
We are used to providing access, education, support, and guided trips or guided tours for outdoor activities and recreational sports (hiking, biking, backpacking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and more). We have the outdoor skills, experience, and training to evaluate objective and subjective risks associated with outdoor activities. This allows us to truly give you information and education for you to be safe while doing these activities.
You can rest assured you will get up to date weather, mountain/trail conditions, safety considerations were evaluated, rescue plans communication, and chain of command systems are in place. You can also be assured that what you are told will help minimize your impact on the environment.
We also provide the education to travel in the mountains and outdoors safely. If you want guided tours, guided trips, sightseeing, access, education, and support, we are the Gold Standard for guide, tour, event planning and transportation companies.
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Note: Companies that not have appropriate permits, licenses, or authority will not have these listed on their website or advertising materials. These companies are operating illegaly! Please report them to local authorities or land managers as they present great public safety risks to the public and you as a potential client.
Question any outfitter, guide company, tour company, event planner or transportation company with lower trip costs!
The reason is usually they are illegal, do not have insurance or permits. Some companies in Colorado say “they have permits and authority” without really having them. So you are in doubt – when you are quoted a low trip price, please contact local authorities or land mamagers to confirm that this company is operating legally. We are happy to provide contact names and phone numbers as a requiement of our permits, licenses, and authority.