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Guide Certification Courses in Colorado & Utah

Southwest Colorado Guide School - May Course

When: May 8th – May 23rd

Itinerary

Our 16-day  (16 days, 14 days on water with 2 days off) comprehensive whitewater rafting guide training course will certify participants as Colorado Class III river guides. The course covers all aspects of guiding a river trip and is perfect for the person who would like to become a fully certified guide. Skills training will include leadership, group dynamics, meal preparation, crew orientation, river rescue, raft rigging, and river navigation for multi-day and single-day raft trips. Upon completion, all participants will exceed the requirements for a Colorado Class III river guide. This course includes a day and a half on the Colorado River, two days on the San Miguel, and one day on the Piedra, with the remainder of the class days on Durango’s Lower Animas River. Upon completion of the course, guides who are hired on will have the opportunity to guide in Moab, Durango, & Telluride in addition to assisting on legendary multi-day trips on the Colorado, Green, & Yampa rivers.

Prospective students/employees MUST complete an application prior to the start of the course. You can secure your spot with payment, but Mild to Wild will be reviewing your application to ensure you will be a good fit for our company and we reserve the right to refund your money if it is determined you will not be a good fit for us.

In addition to the provisions listed above, this course also includes camping with Mild to Wild and food while camping. (Camping gear not included).

Moab Guide School

When: May 7th – May 21st

Itinerary

Our 15-day  (15 days, 14 days on water with 1 day off) comprehensive whitewater rafting guide training course will certify participants as Colorado Class III river guides. The course covers all aspects of guiding a river trip and is perfect for the person who would like to become a fully certified guide. Skills training will include leadership, group dynamics, meal preparation, crew orientation, river rescue, raft rigging, and river navigation for multi-day and single-day raft trips. Upon completion, all participants will exceed the requirements for a Colorado Class III river guide. This course includes a day and a half on the Colorado River, two days on the San Miguel, and one day on the Piedra, with the remainder of the class days on Durango’s Lower Animas River. Upon completion of the course, guides who are hired will have the opportunity to guide in Moab, Durango, & Telluride in addition to assisting on legendary multi-day trips on the Colorado, Green, & Yampa rivers.

Prospective students/employees MUST complete an application prior to the start of the course. You can secure your spot with payment, but Mild to Wild will be reviewing your application to ensure you will be a good fit for our company and we reserve the right to refund your money if it is determined you will not be a good fit for us.

In addition to the provisions listed above, this course also includes camping with Mild to Wild and food while camping. (Camping gear not included).

Southwest Colorado Guide School - June Course

When: June 5th – June 20th

Itinerary

Our 16-day  (16 days, 14 days on water with 2 days off) comprehensive whitewater rafting guide training course will certify participants as Colorado Class III river guides. The course covers all aspects of guiding a river trip and is perfect for the person who would like to become a fully certified guide. Skills training will include leadership, group dynamics, meal preparation, crew orientation, river rescue, raft rigging, and river navigation for multi-day and single-day raft trips. Upon completion, all participants will exceed the requirements for a Colorado Class III river guide. This course includes a day and a half on the Colorado River, two days on the San Miguel, and one day on the Piedra, with the remainder of the class days on Durango’s Lower Animas River. Upon completion of the course, guides who are hired on will have the opportunity to guide in Moab, Durango, & Telluride in addition to assisting on legendary multi-day trips on the Colorado, Green, & Yampa rivers.

Prospective students/employees MUST complete an application prior to the start of the course. You can secure your spot with payment, but Mild to Wild will be reviewing your application to ensure you will be a good fit for our company and we reserve the right to refund your money if it is determined you will not be a good fit for us.

In addition to the provisions listed above, this course also includes camping with Mild to Wild and food while camping. (Camping gear not included).

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