Located high in the Rocky Mountains on the Continental Divide Trail, in the heart of the best Adventure Riding in America is the newest addition to our training portfolio - RawHyde Colorado.
Our original purchase of 40 acres in 2012 – allowed us to create the first “purpose built” training center in the US that was solely dedicated to the Adventure Rider. Late in 2017 we completed the purchase another 40 acres which now allows us to do all our training on land that we own. We have big plans for Colorado because it truly is an Adventure Riders’ paradise. From the Continental Divide to the incredible network of back country roads and trails Colorado has it all!
Our facility is situated among the aspen forests and pines at 9500 feet elevation where the summer time temperature never goes above 85 degrees and the relative humidity is less than 50%. We are located in the exact center of the state, between Breckenridge and Salida.
Simply stated – Central Colorado is the "best of the best" from an adventure rider's point of view. Within an hour of our facility are most of Colorado's high alpine mountain passes, the highest road in America, the highest mountain that can be ridden to (Pikes Peak) as well as the Trans America Trail, The Continental Divide trail and the Colorado Back Country discovery trail.
Everything you could ever want as an adventure rider is here – come discover it for yourself.
RawHyde's Training Programs in Colorado:
Intro to Adventure Phase 1
As the name indicates this program is geared toward riders that are new to the world of dirt roads. This class will introduce you to the basic principles of off road riding and will help you understand much more about the capabilities of your Adventure Bike. When you’re done you’ll have the confidence to explore well beyond the point where the pavement ends.
Intro Plus Phase 2
We've all heard the phrase "use it or lose it" and that's certainly true when it comes to "off road skills" on big heavy Adventure Bikes! It's a fact that newly learned skills are "perishable" and we know from experience that a lot of riders come to RawHyde and take a class with the best intentions of putting their new skills to use immediately. The idea of this new program is to provide a chance to refresh some basics and add a few new tools to the skills box!
The Next Step Phase 3
This program is aimed at riders who have either taken our introductory class or have solid fundamental off road skills and are looking to “take it to the next level”. This class will focus on advanced skills and technical terrain management! Successful completion of this class will give the rider a massive boost in confidence as well as the skills to travel anywhere in the world, from the Sahara Desert to the jungles of Brazil.
“The High Rockies Adventure” is the perfect follow up to training, allowing you to implement your new skills in a real world setting. This two day program runs immediately after every training class in Colorado.
Early arrival and extra services
We’ve often heard from our clients that they wished we offered mechanical services or more opportunities to learn about other aspects of adventure riding. We listened, and we’re pleased to announce that in 2018 we created a series of extra “opportunities” for you to become more familiar with some of the other important aspects of our sport or have a tire changed, bar risers or a skid plate installed or perhaps a minor repair of some sort.
Learn more about our early arrival and extra services and extra learning opportunities.Read more
Colorado Camp Reviews
We had an amazing Next-Step (level 2 training group) thi, nobody was the best, nobody was the worst. Read more.
We had an amazing Next-Step (level 2 training group) thi, nobody was the best, nobody was the worst. Everybody rocked! From single track through the trees, to off-camber tight turns in the half-pipe, to navigating rock garden’s, or fording sandy washed out river crossings where everyone got dirty making sure all riders got across, and always with amazing Colorado vista’s guided by talented Coaches (thank you Barty & Bob). What more could you ask for.
It was a wonderful class, It was fun, helpful and challenging at the same time. I had an absolute blast. I told Lauren that I may be able to help her get the camp set up next year. So, just keep that in mind for next year if you need the help. Read more.
It was a wonderful class, It was fun, helpful and challenging at the same time. I had an absolute blast. I told Lauren that I may be able to help her get the camp set up next year. So, just keep that in mind for next year if you need the help.
As far as the class goes, I would recommend that anyone that is thinking about riding off road on any bike take the class. The classes are helpful no matter what skill level you have. The instructors made every thing clear. Great places to ride and train. The food was amazing. If there was any doubt, check out the smiles from our group as we wrapped up our class.
I had an absolute blast! I wish I had known how much fun this would be years ago. The scenery was breathtaking, the bikes we rented were top notch and the people were fabulous. Read more.
I had an absolute blast! I wish I had known how much fun this would be years ago. The scenery was breathtaking, the bikes we rented were top notch and the people were fabulous. I travel a lot for work and, oftentimes, the people I meet along the way are clearly just trying to get through their day so that they can go home to their loved ones. The staff at Rawhyde is different; they are truly passionate about what they do and it shows. Thanks again for everything you do and I can’t wait to join you all again soon.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Read more.
Rawhyde is a wonderful place to begin, or advance your adventure riding skills! The instructors are top-notch, the Colorado facility is located in a perfect setting, and the people are fantastic!. I recently participated in my first Rawhyde training and tour with my daughter to improve our riding skills, strategy, and preparation for adventure. Aside from being an amazing father-daughter experience, the time with Rawhyde exceeded our expectations! The group at camp that weekend were all incredibly supportive, friendly, and eager to help each other succeed - all facilitated by the professional, courteous coaches, and all of the supporting staff. We rented Rawhyde bikes due to distance and for convenience. The rental experience was simple, and the bikes were well maintained which made the experience hassle free. Others brought or rode their own bikes, and all were welcome, building upon the cool culture that is Rawhyde! Based upon my first experience, I am excited for the Level 2 training booked later this year at the CA facility!
Talk to our Rider Advocate
Here at RawHyde Adventures we believe in actually having a conversation with people that are interested in our programs so please call us if you have the time. If you reach our voicemail; please leave a message and we WILL return your call promptly. Please Note: Occasionally we have programs that require the service of our entire staff and take us far beyond cell range, and thus it may be a day or two before we can return your call, but rest assured we will do so as soon as possible.
Even though we'd really rather talk to you in person.. email is sometimes necessary so - email if you must but call us if you can, we'll be delighted to answer your questions. If you do not receive a response to your email within 2 business days; please call. If we are out of the office (as stated above) we will contact you as soon as possible.