Guide School

Certified Comprehensive Guide School

When: May 16th – May 30th, 2020

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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.

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

State Certified Guide Course

When: June 1st – June 13th, 2020

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Sample Itinerary From 2019 Course

This 13-day (13 days, 12 days on water with 1 day off) course is perfect for anyone seeking employment as a raft guide or anyone interested in private boating. We will cover all aspects of guiding a river trip: boats, helmets, technical gear, leadership, group dynamics, crew orientation, river rescue, guest service, interpretation, raft rigging and river navigation. At the end of the course, participants will meet the requirements to be a Class III Colorado State raft guide, and can apply to work at Mild to Wild in Moab, Durango, & Telluride! We will be hiring!