Summertime Adventures

Heading Into Summer

Summer BikingAll of the staff at Irwin/ Crested Butte Mountain Guides (IB/CBMG) are getting stoked on summer. The grass is starting to turn green, the trails are drying out, and the rivers are flowing. What a great environment listening to the joyful sounds of all the staff talking about what river they just ran or about their new mountain bike. They sound like little kids. It’s that passion for the outdoors that has brought many of our highly skilled guides to Crested Butte. All of our guides and staff are happy to be here and we can’t wait help you book your next great adventure so that we can share our passion with you.


We Moved!Guide Shack Resized

We are excited to announce that we have moved locations. While it is a little bittersweet to leave the beloved guide shack after 10 years the new location brings some much appreciated amenities. All of the office staff is happy to have running water, what a novel concept. The new location has two floors. The bottom is dedicated to our clients. Come in, hang out, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a great slide show on our new flat screen TV (just be sure to watch your head on the way in). The top floor is the office area.

Irwin/Crested Butte Mountain Guides

Irwin Guides and Crested Butte Mountain Guides have now merged into one great Guide Company. This is great news for staff and clients as we have now expanded our trip offerings.


This June 13th – 15th we are hosting a WMI/NOLS Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course. This is a 3 day scenario based course designed as a review and practice for those students who have previously taken a Wilderness First Responder.


Wilderness First ResponderWFR Resized

We will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course September 8th – 17th. The course cost is $725. We are also providing a great course/lodging deal for $925. WMI offers these courses throughout the country. Our staff can’t think of a more beautiful location than Crested Butte. The course is a 9-day training that provides medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. The WFR includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that train student to improvise with limited resources in remote environments.

Summer Youth Leadership Program

Guides RidgeThis summer we are offering a great program for youngsters. The Irwin Outdoor Leadership Program challenges, inspires, and empowers teenagers while engaging in fun backcountry adventures. Participants will gain valuable technical skills and experiences associated with outdoor education, recreation and guiding. We can’t think of a better way to keep your child entertained this summer. Look at the Youth Leadership webpage for our full activity offerings (Link). The cost is $85 per child (normally $270+ such a great deal)


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Water Based Activities

Are guides are happy about the addition of water based sports this summer. They are so excited about the water conditions this summer they would love to take you out rafting, kayaking, Stand up paddle boarding, or boating.

Fly Fishing    

Fishing ResizedWe are also happy to now offer Fly Fishing. People travel from far and wide to experience fishing in our area. Learn what all the hype is about. Whether you already have a passion for fly fishing or are brand new take advantage of our highly skilled guides. We know there are a lot of options for fly-fishing in our valley. Why choose us? We offer top of the line gear, boats, and service. Our guides have lots of experience. They have fished all over the world including fresh water, salt water and rivers. They also have exemplementry skills with safety and risk management. Our guides have turned our previously unenthusiastically office staff into believers. We are sure you will an unforgettable trip.