#BikepackHer - #BikeraftHer

Developed by our friends at Revelate Designs, #BikepackHer is "an ongoing mission to celebrate, recognize, and encourage more women to participate in cycling and bikepacking," and, for us, bikerafting. A long-time advocate for empowering outdoorswomen, our CEO, Lizzy Scully, started a women's climbing magazine in the early 2000s, co-founded a nonprofit called Girls Education International, and all her major climbing expeditions have been exclusively with women. Thus, it was natural for her to cultivate female-focused programming and adopt #BikepackHer principles. "I love going on bike and raft trips with Doom," Lizzy says. "But I feel less hurried and more at ease learning with and from other women. I hope to empower more women to get out on bikes and packrafts!" Of course, any woman can join any Four Corners Guides Tour. But, if you want a more female-focused learning adventure, these might be right for you!

Ladies intro to bikerafting

Ladies Intro & Advanced Bikerafting or Packrafting Tours & Retreats (Level 1-3+)

Coming 2020! | All Food, Permits, Tour Costs Provided | For Beginner to Intermediate Adventurers | 2-4 Days | $795-$1395

Our ladies tours/retreats include all meals, permits, camping, etc, plus a one- to two-night stay at Scullbinder Ranch. Learn bike handling skills on our pump track and trails, sleep in one of our comfy glamping tents and eat a gourmet dinner of locally-sourced ingredients. We developed our single-day tours and introductory retreats for beginner adventurers, who want to learn basic bikepacking skills. If you're an experienced cyclist and backcountry explorer wanting to add packrafts to your repertoire, take one of our bikerafting Tours. But be prepared and fit enough to ride 10 miles in the backcountry and packraft five miles on top of that. People taking multi-day tours need more advanced backcountry skills and a level of fitness to ride 10-20 miles and packraft up to 10 miles per day, for multiple days.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park ladies tour

3.5-Day Ladies Intro to Bikepacking - Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park TourĀ  (Level 1)

March 12th-15th Or Choose Your Own Dates | All Food, Permits, Tour Costs Provided | For Beginner Bikepackers | $925

Meet your guide(s) 1p.m., Day 1, at the Mancos Brewery. Bike 10 miles downhill to Scullbinder Ranch (we'll shuttle your gear). Spend the evening learning bike handling skills on the pump track, and then dine by the fire and glamp by the river in your comfy canvas tents. Spend the morning of Day 2 learning how to pack your bike for a multi-day bikepacking adventure. After lunch, ride six miles downhill into the Tribal Park. Camp among the cottonwoods by the Mancos River. Day 3, pedal three miles down canyon to meet your Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park guide to explore Ancient Puebloan ruins. Post hike, ride back to camp and spend the afternoon learning basic backcountry bike mechanics. Morning Day 4, cycle six miles to the Ranch, catch the shuttle back to the Brewery and grab lunch before you head home!

Ashley Carruth, ladies guide

Meet the Ladies

*We are waiting for word on permits to finalize specific dates for all bikerafting and packrafting tours and retreats.*

Do you want to learn to bikepack or take your already-existing backcountry skills to the next level by adding a packraft to the mix? Our various, skilled female guides have a collective decades of experience between them guiding and instructing in the outdoors. Sarah Tescher, Cara Kropp, and Ashley Carruth work for Durango Devo, a nonprofit that gets kids on bikes. Sarah also works for First Descents, an organization that gets cancer survivors in the outdoors, while Ashley co-founded and is a lead guide for San Juan Mountain SOLES, an organization that inspires young women to lead healthy, fulfilling lives rooted in big mountains. Also on board is Liz Sampey, a professional multi-sport adventure athlete and owner of Vital Motion Coaching. Liz will be teaching a to-be-announced retreat at Scullbinder Ranch late spring that will incorporate bikepacking and packrafting, along with clinics on strength, fitness, and sports performance.