|Location||NOLS Rocky Mountain|
|Tuition||$3,690 Learn about Financial Aid|
|Type||Prime - 23 & Over|
|Fly in/out||Riverton, Wyoming|
“This course provided communication and physical challenges. Meeting these challenges was extremely empowering particularly as they related to influencing the group.”
*2014 tuition $3,610
Outfitted with 22- to 28 -pound packs (10--15 pounds without food and fuel), you and your coursemates will be off to enjoy the wilderness as you never thought imaginable, without the burden of a heavy load.
Plan to learn innovative lightweight techniques like cooking one-pot meals and staying warm and dry with minimal gear while honing traditional backpacking skills like navigation and Leave No Trace.
The first NOLS courses ventured into the wilderness here over 45 years ago. Generations of students have been exploring the stunning glacier-carved granite cirques of the famous Wind River Mountains, the sprawling meadows and deep rivers of the Absarokas, and the hidden red canyons of Utah’s slickrock country with NOLS Rocky Mountain.
The heart of our operation is in Lander, Wyoming, the small town that NOLS founder Paul Petzoldt handpicked in 1965 as the base of operations for his innovative outdoor school. We also operate the Three Peaks Ranch in Boulder, Wyo. Set on the western edge of the Wind Rivers, this working ranch is where we run our horsepacking courses and re-supply other courses on horseback.
Our river base in Vernal, Utah, specializes in whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking.
With a wide range of course offerings and exquisite landscapes, being here—backpacking, climbing, skiing, scrambling, exploring, and paddling—is what NOLS is all about.