#BikepackHer - #BikeraftHer

Tours Now Scheduled Starting Spring 2020!

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

3-Day Intro to Bikerafting (Level 2/3)

Tours Available Spring, Summer, Fall | $1095

Learn how to put together your own successful bikerafting adventure. Choose your own start date for McPhee Reservoir Tours between April 15-November 1, or sign up for one of our scheduled ladies-only tours. Guests will meet at 8a.m. on Day 1 at the Mancos Brewery. You will then spend three days on the water and trails learning skills and exploring our stunning Southwest landscape. Add a night or two in one of the Scullbinder Ranch Glamping tents, and enjoy a light breakfast the next morning. Sign up for a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet dinner.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park ladies tour

3-Day Ladies Intro to Bikepacking  (Level 2)

Choose Your Own Dates | For Experienced Riders | $825-$925

Gain all the skills you’d learn on any of our Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park tours, but learn in an environment more conducive to women. Our female guides have decades of experience working with women- and girl-only groups. Learn bike handling skills, how to pack your bike for a multi-day bikepacking adventures and backcountry maintenance techniques, all while exploring some of the Ancient Puebloan Ruins in the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park. Add a night at Scullbinder Ranch and a dinner under the stars to your itinerary. (Light breakfast included).

Ashley Carruth, ladies guide

Meet the Ladies

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.