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.