We run our open-courses in stunning locations throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Custom Course participants can choose from these phenomenal place and many others.

Blue Moon Ranch

Blue Moon Ranch is a privately owned piece of land covering 150 acres near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, approximately 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins. Rock outcrops, wildflowers, meadows, and forests cover the area, offering plenty of terrain for scrambling and exploring. This beautiful, secluded spot offers sweeping vistas, a low ropes course and introductory rock climbing. A covered cooking shelter, propane stoves, and a "Sunny Jane" composting toilet provide a comfortable camping environment.

Colorado State Forest and Cameron Pass

This stunning playground borders Rocky Mountain National Park and boasts jaw-dropping scenery with minimal crowds. Pristine alpine lakes, snow capped peaks, meadows filled with summer wildflowers and a vast network of trails provide unlimited variety for backpacking and exploring. We conduct several of our winter courses near Cameron Pass, a favorite spot for backcountry and yurt trips, sandwiched between breathtaking Never Summer and Medicine Bow Mountains. Colorado State Forest and Cameron Pass are approximately 2 1/2 hours from Boulder.
Courses at this location: Girls' Adventure Camp, Spring Break Snowshoe Hut Trip

Fruita, Colorado

Fruita’s fantastic singletrack and amazing scenery have earned this magical area a “Top-Ten Cycling Town” rating by Bicycling Magazine and acclaim as an international mountain biking destination. Among the area's many attractions is the Kokopelli Trail, a 142-mile network of beautiful trails that hugs the Colorado River from Colorado to Utah. Fruita is also home to Colorado National Monument, one of the grand landscapes of the American West complete with sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths and colorful formations. Fruita is approximately a 5-hour drive from Boulder.

Golden Gate State Park

Golden Gate’s 14,000-acre area features dense forest, rocky peaks, pine-covered hills and aspen-filled meadows. With miles of mountain biking trails, diverse terrain and beautiful views of the Continental Divide, Golden Gate is an ideal place for a weekend mountain bike outing. Golden Gate State Park is a one-hour drive from Boulder.

Green River, Utah

The Green River runs from Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area near Vernal, Utah through some of Utah's most rugged and remote landscape to its confluence with the Colorado River at Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah. With 100 miles of calm water winding peacefully through red rock canyons, the stretch through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons are popular among canoers. The Green River is an approximately 6 1⁄2 hour drive from Boulder.

Gunnison River

This 28-mile stretch of the Gunnison River flows through Escalante Canyon, just south of Grand Junction, Colorado. Most of the river is gentle Class I with a few Class II ripples. In Dominguez Canyon, a deep red sandstone side canyon, a short hike takes you to three petroglyph/pictograph sites and a secluded, warm natural swimming hole fed by a 40-foot waterfall. The river corridor is populated by desert bighorn sheep, hawks, deer, and brightly colored geckos. The Gunnison River is a 5-hour drive from Boulder.

Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area

The spectacular Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area, nestled in the Sawtooth Range north of Steamboat Springs, encompasses 140,000 acres of pristine alpine terrain in Colorado’s Routt National Forest. Elevations range from 7,000 to 12,180 feet atop Mt. Zirkel. Characterized by beautiful broad valleys and numerous alpine lakes and cirques, this rugged area straddles the Continental Divide and is home to elk, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, osprey, peregrine falcons and marmots. The Elk and the Encampment Rivers offer many miles of lovely valley hiking.  read more »
Courses at this location: Girls' Leadership Course

Rawah Wilderness, Colorado

This scenic high country section of the Medicine Bow Wilderness is filled with U-shaped glacier-carved valleys, glistening lakes and dramatic peaks. We offer trips in the Rawahs in collaboration with Buckhorn Llama. The Women's Wilderness Institute is an equal opportunity service provider permitted by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.The Rawahs are a 3-hour drive from Boulder.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular wilderness area with dozens of majestic peaks over 13,000 feet. Elk, moose, deer and coyotes are abundant, and several glaciers exist in the park. Towering granite walls, snowfields and deep blue lakes make it one of the most beautiful places in the country. Rocky Mountain National Park is approximately a 2-hour drive from Boulder.

Ruby Horsethief Canyon, Colorado

Ruby Horsethief Canyon runs along the northern boundary of the recently designated Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, just west of Grand Junction, Colo. This 25-mile stretch of gentle, Class I and II water offers glimpses of beautiful red rock canyons, 1.5 billion year-old uplifted metamorphic rock known as the "Black Rocks", and an abundance of wildlife including bald eagles, peregrine falcons and desert bighorn sheep. Ruby Horsethief Canyon is a 5 ½ hour drive from Boulder.

Snowy Range, Wyoming

The Snowy Range, named after the striking white granite that forms its high peaks, is a well-protected secret of the Rocky Mountains. Elevations range from 9,000 feet to 12,000 feet, with Medicine Bow Peak rising to 12,013 feet above steep rocky walls and dozens of high alpine lakes. Much of the area is above timberline, with rolling alpine tundra, silvery granite boulders and beautiful wildflowers. Summer is typically warm during the days and cool at night, with brief afternoon thunderstorms.  read more »
Courses at this location: Girls' 8-Day Wilderness Expedition, Finding Your Roots

Utah Desert Canyons

The canyonlands of Utah is a landscape of beautiful red and orange slickrock, tall sandstone spires and arches, and vast blue skies. We run our courses close to Moab, Utah in country with tall sandstone walls, year-round running streams and a side canyon with the sixth largest arch in the country. Views from the mesa tops stretch to the snowcapped La Sal mountains to the south, and the Colorado River basin to the north. The area is approximately a 6 1⁄2 hour drive from Boulder.

Vedauwoo, Wyoming

Vedauwoo (pronounced vay-da-voo) lies in southern Wyoming at 8,000 feet, between Laramie and Cheyenne. The area's famous Precambrian granite domes have been luring climbers for decades, and the jumbled rock formations interspersed with dense pine forests and aspen groves make it a uniquely beautiful location. Classic cracks, delicate face climbs and a multitude of one-pitch routes make this an excellent area to work on climbing technique. From the tops of the crags one can frequently see the Snowy Range to the west, all the way down to Longs Peak on the Continental Divide.  read more »
Courses at this location: Rock Climbing Retreat

The Women's Wilderness Institute is an equal opportunity service provider permitted by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.