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Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides offers educational and training courses designed for first responders, guides, medical professionals (paramedics, EMTs, nurses, PA, NP, and physicians) and outdoor enthusiasts. Courses range from introductory to advanced. The entry-level courses are for those that want to become more prudent professionals in the field of outdoor/adventure education, understand what to do if someone in their family or group gets injured, or to improve/update their wilderness medicine education. The advanced courses are for professionals in wilderness emergency medicine and expedition medicine that are in the position of taking care of people in remote settings and critical incidents.

We are associated with many top-flight organizations and leading organizations in the US and around the world for our guide training, education and certification courses.

For our Denver and Boulder Colorado avalanche education courses, we a course provider for the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), All course are taught by level 1 and 2 courses instructions with are AIARE Instructors and American Avalanche Association (AAA) professional members.

Our Wilderness Medical Classes are affiliated with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) and all participants who successfully pass the certifications courses are eligible for WMA 3 year certification in AWFA, WFR, WEMT, and WALS. Our own PA, RN’s, and EMT-P are instructors with WMA to teach classes and currently work in local Emergency rooms, SAR units, EMS, and hospitals. What separates our instructors is they are current professionals in the medical field with outstanding teaching and outdoor backgrounds.

For climbing, we instruct American Mountain Guide Instructor Courses (AMGA) for Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Certifications. Our mountain biking courses are taught by International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) level 2 professional Instructors or higher.

All courses take place around Boulder Colorado, Estes Park Colorado, Denver Colorado, Moab Utah, Fruita Colorado, and other locations we have licenses and permits to operate. We are permitted to use local open spaces, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service (including Rocky Mountain National Park), BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, and United State Forest Service (including Roosevelt National Forest) as our classrooms.

AIARE Avalanche I Course

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
December 11-14, 2014 and February 12-15, 2015

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

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Description: This a great course for any outdoor enthusiast wanting to travel safely in the winter environment that focus is “Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain”.
AIARE – Level 1 is a 2 night / 2 day 24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.

Itinerary: At the end of the Level One course the student should be able to: 1. Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain; 2. Recognize avalanche terrain; 3. Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain; 4. Learn and apply effective companion rescue.

AIARE Avalanche Level II Course

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
January 15-18, 2015

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

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Description: This a great course for experiences backcountry travelers in “Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard”. Topics covered include: SWAG module, standardizes observation, recording guidelines; Advances understanding of mountain snowpack; Advanced rescue skills; How to improve decision making and terrain skills.
AIARE – Level 2 is a 4 day and 40 hour course.

Itinerary: Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Advance understanding of avalanche terrain, particularly from the perspective of stability analysis; 2. Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to spatial variability; 3. Learn standard observation guidelines and recording formats for factors that influence or indicate snow stability. SWAG MODULE; 4. Advance understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms; 5. Introduce a snow stability analysis and forecasting framework; 6. Improve companion rescue skills including multiple and deep burials

Wilderness Hiking And Backpacking Guide Course

Activity Level
Moderate

Dates
TBA

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

Rainbow Trout caught while on a CWRAG guided fly fishing in Denver Colorado

Description: TBA.

Itinerary: TBA.

Price

Call for pricing information, 720-242-9828 (Fly Fishing Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs); 970-480-7504 (Estes Park, Grand Lake, Vail, Breckenridge, and Colorado Mountain Towns).

Fly Fishing Guide Training School

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
Mar. 1st – Nov. 30th

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

Three Fly Fishing participants fly fishing in a river while attending a CWRAG fly fishing school.

Description: TBA.

Itinerary: TBA.

Price

Call for pricing information, 720-242-9828 (Fly Fishing Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs); 970-480-7504 (Fly Fishing Estes Park, Grand Lake, Vail, Breckenridge, and Colorado Mountain Towns).

Rock Climbing – AMGA SPI Course

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

a male climber ascending a sandstone face close in Eldorado Canyon State Park Colorado.

Description: TBA.

Itinerary: Contact us for itineraries around Estes Park, Grand Lake and in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Price

Call for pricing information, 720-242-9828 (Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs); 970-480-7504 (Estes Park, Grand Lake, Vail, Breckenridge, and Colorado Mountain Towns).

Mountain Bike Guide Training

Activity Level
Moderate

Dates
Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

mountain biking tours with cleints in City of Boulder Open Space and mountain parks outside boulder colorado.

Description: TBA.

Itinerary: Contact us for itineraries.

Price

Call for pricing information, 720-242-9828 (Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs); 970-480-7504 (Estes Park, Grand Lake, Vail, Breckenridge, and Colorado Mountain Towns).

Leadership Training Course

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
Year round

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

Greenback Cutthroat Trout caught fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park, outside Estes Park Colorado.

Description:TBA

Itinerary: TBA.

Outdoor Leadership Training Course

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
Year round

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

A Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides fly fishing trip participant holding a rod in his mouth

Description: TBA

Itinerary: TBA.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 5 day

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
May 15-19 & July 8-12, 2013

Departure
Boulder Colorado

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Description: This is a full Wilderness Medical Associates International course that earns 3 year Wilderness First Responder and CPR/BLS certification from WMA. The course is cosponsored by Medical Officer, Ltd. and Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Itinerary: 5-day course in Boulder Colorado and Eldorado Canyon State Park. Need to register at least 2 weeks prior to beginning of course date. Course Size: 14 – 21.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recert

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
TBA

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

Fly Fishing rod with the setting sun behind.

Description: TBA

Itinerary: TBA

Advanced Wilderness Life Support (for medical profs)

Activity Level
Easy to Moderate

Dates
Year round

Departure
Boulder, Denver, Estes Park

Description: TBA

Itinerary: TBA

Price

Call for pricing information, 720-242-9828 (Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs); 970-480-7504 (Estes Park, Grand Lake, Vail, Breckenridge, and Colorado Mountain Towns).

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