Steve "Doom" Fassbinder, Founder & Lead Guide, Four Corners Guides.

Steve “Doom” Fassbinder

Head Guide, Lead Trip Developer

Steve Fassbinder, known as “Doom” among his friends and within the tight-knit mountain bike industry, started adventuring at age 14. He raced single-speed mountain bikes until his 30s, but eventually started focusing on exploring huge backcountry landscapes. Passionate about creative, human powered, low impact travel, he’s probably pedaled and paddled more of the Southwest United States than any other person.

Doom has published dozens of articles and photos about these adventures in magazines such as Adventure Pro, The Gulch, Bikepacking Journal, and many more, and he’s been featured in various films that have toured the adventure film circuit (check out “Adventure Dispatch”). Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Revelate Designs, Diaz Suspension Design, Durango Cyclery and Alpacka Raft all support his endeavors.

Doom spent many years as a Durango Devo Explorers Coach, working with hundreds of kids of all ages. He’s taught them mountain biking, packrafting, and lightweight backcountry travel skills. Doom is a Level 3 American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor and Packraft Instructor, he is a Wilderness First Responder,  and he is certified in Advanced Swiftwater Rescue, First Aid and CPR.

He has won three Awards: “The Ballsiest Trip” (2015), “Explorer of the Year” Award (2017), and “Best Trip Photography” (2019). Andhe has bikepacked thousands of miles both solo and with friends throughout the Southwest, Alaska, across the Karakoram and through Tajikistan. Follow him on Instagram.

Steve "Doom" Fassbinder