Irwin Guides

Creating exceptional guided experiences that connect our guests with wild and untouched corners of the world.

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Professional Adventure Guides based in Crested Butte, CO

Irwin Guides is a guide company offering customized outdoor adventures in a variety of destinations around the globe. At Irwin Guides, we strive to foster strong bonds between family and friends, build deep connections to nature, and instill skills for all guests to pursue a passion for the outdoors and refocus on the important things in life.

Irwin Guides places exceptional focus on each guest, provides the perfect mix of fun and excitement, and promotes pushing personal limits in a safe environment. Irwin Guides sets the standard in creating remarkable guided experiences in the world of adventure sports by hiring the most qualified and enthusiastic guides. Our guided trips are transformative adventures that encourage people to become the best version of themselves, step outside of their comfort zone, and most importantly, be inspired to continue exploring.

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Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Crested Butte and Gunnison are truly a fly angler’s paradise.



Mile for mile, trail for trail, Crested Butte, Colorado ranks amongst the world’s top mountain biking destinations

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Backcountry & Beyond

Crested Butte has long been known as a backcountry haven. With five separate drainages offering hundreds of routes

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Whether you’re looking to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, backpack, or just get out to experience life in the mountains — we’ve got you covered. Our guided trips are designed to demystify the nuances associated with each adventure so that you can continue exploring even after your time with us ends. What mountain adventure are do you want to experience?

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Snow & Ice

If winter adventures are your thing, Irwin Guides has a variety of guided trips that make the mountains your playground. We offer a range of winter adventures, from backcountry skiing and snowshoeing to ice climbing and cross country skiing. No matter which trip you choose, our experienced local guides will help you reach new heights and show you high alpine scenery like you’ve never experienced before.

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Featured Course

AIARE Avalanche Rescue

The AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course is a 1-day, scenario-based course. Practicing avalanche rescue skills is a crucial part of being a reliable backcountry ski partner. This course will provide each participant with the opportunity to receive professional coaching on their rescue skills.

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We had the BEST time! Not only is Amy nice, but her expertise on the river and safety instructions were excellent. My daughter (ICU nurse) and I (old ER nurse) really appreciated Amy's "readiness" for possible problems. We are already planning next season's adventure.

Sally KuisleGuide: Amy Stevens

I would highly recommend the Irwin team to anyone who wants to experience the Rockies that only exists in your dreams. It’s real…. but you can’t get there alone!!!!! We’ll be back.

Doug and Adele RevereGuide: Laura Chase

With 45 Years of skiing, going with BAYWATCH (Evan Ross) and IRWIN GUIDES [was the] best time. You gotta go - Untracked snow, laughing, the views....Spectacular.

Ray KuntzGuide: Evan Ross

I took the Level 1 Avalanche Course this past weekend and didn’t get to thank Scott and Ross. They both did such a great job. I’m sure it’s hard to be enthusiastic about teaching this stuff over and over again, but that certainly was not the case, and their interest and demeanor was much appreciated.

Nikki LaRochelleGuides: Ross Matlock & Scott Krankkala


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