Canyon Lakes Ranger District Outfitters and Guides

The role of commercial outfitters and guides on national forests and grasslands is to provide specialized knowledge, skills, experience and equipment that general recreationists might not otherwise possess. This contributes to high quality opportunities for people to recreate on public lands regardless of their skill level or prior experience. There are a number of these permitted on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Others may be authorized to work on a temporary basis only and are not listed below.

 

Bicycling

Cheley Colorado Camps

Mountain bike trips

Estes Park area (Homestead Meadows, Pierson Park)

Birdwatching Tours

High Lonesome Bird Tours

Spring bird-watching tours

Poudre Canyon

Victor Emmanuel Nature Tours

Spring bird-watching tours

Poudre Canyon

Fishing

Rawah Guest Ranch

Guided Fishing (limited to ranch guests only)

Steams: Rawah Creek, West Branch Laramie River, Joe Wright Creek, and Big South
Lakes: Chambers, Joe Wright and Zimmerman

Rocky Mountain Adventures

Guided Fishing (walk/wade - all; float – Poudre)

Poudre River, Big Thompson River, Zimmerman Lake

St. Peter’s Fly Shop

Guided Fishing (walk/wade - all; float – Poudre)

Poudre River, Big Thompson River, Zimmerman Lake

Hiking/Backpacking

Cheley Colorado Camps Day Hikes, Backpacking Trips Estes Park area (Homestead Meadows, Pierson Park), including Comanche Peak Wilderness

Fort Collins Outdoor Recreation Program

Hiking/Snowshoeing/Cross-country Skiing
Adaptive Recreation

Areas as approved annually

Elderhostel, Inc.

Day Hikes

Pingree Park Area

Outward Bound

Backpacking

Rawah Wilderness

Rawah Guest Ranch

Hiking (limited to ranch guests only)

Laramie River Valley Area

Sierra Club Outings

Backpacking

Comanche Peak and Rawah Wilderness Areas

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp

Backpacking/Hiking (limited to camp attendees only)

Pingree Park Area

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch

Hiking (limited to ranch guests only)

Red Feather Area

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center

Hiking

Estes Park Area

Horseback Riding

AJB Outfitters

Overnight Pack Trips, cargo packing service

Rawah Wilderness

Beaver Meadows Stables

Horseback Riding

Red Feather Area

Cheley Colorado Camps Horseback Rides Estes Park Area

Cherokee Park Dude Ranch

Horseback Rding
Overnight Pack Trips

Cherokee Park Area

Cowpoke Corner Corral

Horseback Riding

Estes Park Area

Estes Park Outfitters

Guided Interpretive Horseback Rides

Estes Park Area

Lane Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding (limited to ranch guests only)

Estes Park Area

Meeker Park Lodge

Horseback Riding (limited to lodge guests only)

Estes Park Area

Rawah Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding
Overnight Pack Trips (limited to ranch guests)

Laramie River Valley Area

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding (limited to ranch guests only)

Red Feather Area

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Overnight Pack Trips (limited to ranch guests only)

Big Thompson Canyon Area

Two Bar Seven Guest Ranch

Horseback Rides, overnight pack trips, wagon rides

Wyoming state line

Hunting

AJ Brink Outfitters

Guided Dear & Elk Hunting (including overnight use)
Drop Camps
Game Packing

Rawah Wilderness (GMU7)

Comanche Wilderenss Outfitters
970-223-5330

Guided Dear & Elk Hunting (including overnight use), Guided Mountain Lion Hunting, Guided Specialty Hunts, Drop Camps, Game Packing

Primarily Comanche Peak Wilderness (GMU19), GMUs 8 & 191, parts of GMUs 7 & 20.

Estes Park Outfitters

Guided Deer & Elk Hunts & Drop Camps

Estes Park Area (GMU 20)

Ridgetrack Guide and Outfitting
970-420-1141

Guided Mountain Lion Hunting

District-wide, except Comanche Peak, Neota, and Rawah wildernesses

Two Bar Seven Ranch

Guided Hunts & Game Packing Service

Wyoming state line

Motorized Activities

Rocky Mountain Rush Tours

4WD Tours

Estes Park Area

Estes Park Outfitters

Snowcat Tours

Estes Park Area

Bill Burke Four Wheel America

4WD Instructions/Tours (including overnight use)

Green Rdige, Bald Mountain, Kelly Flats roads

Rafting/Kayaking

A1 Wildwater Inc.

Rafting/Kayaking

Poudre River

A Wanderlust Adventure

Rafting

Poudre River

Mountain Whitewater Descents Inc.

Rafting/Kayaking

Poudre River

Rapid Transit Rafting Ltd.

Rafting

Poudre River

Rocky Mountain Adventures Inc.

Rafting/Kayaking

Poudre River

Rock/Ice Climbing

Colorado Mountain Club

Ski Mountaineering

Cameron Pass Area

Kent Mountain Adventure Center

Rock Climbing

Estes Park Area

Colorado Mountain School

Ice Climbing

Big Thompson Canyon Area





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