Adventure Outdoors LLC and its divisions, Glenwood Adventure Company and Lakota Guides, have been offering whitewater adventures in Colorado for over thirty years. We have evolved over time to be your complete Adventure Outfitter in Western Colorado. Our mission: to provide memorable adventures with your safety in mind. Experience and variety make us the obvious choice, and we are recognized as a leader in Colorado’s Adventure Industry. We strive to give you a world of adventure to choose from, and we’re confident you’ll find an adventure that will exceed your expectations!
Adventure Outdoors has a number of adventure outposts in some of the most popular destinations in Colorado. Our offices in Vail Valley, Glenwood Springs, and Granite provide guests with access to some of Colorado’s most awe-inspiring landscapes and unique adventures.
Adventure Outdoors brings together a variety of talented, experienced outdoorsmen/women to make sure your trip is the best it can possibly be. We hand-picked our incredible staff for their passion of the outdoors and their desire to share it with visitors to our beautiful area. Their enthusiasm and knowledge enhances the experience, and we ask that you not try to pack them in your suitcase when you leave or marry them off to your sons or daughters!
The Lakota tagline, “Weird but Cool,” sums up the guys who own this operation. They have over 100 combined years of experience, and all began their careers in the Outdoor Industry as guides prior to GoPros and self-bailing rafts. Surrounded by incredible staff, they work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everyone is having the time of their lives!
Jim Bair grew up on Bair Ranch, a 5500 acre private ranch in spectacular Glenwood Canyon. A third generation Colorado Rancher, Jim and his family have been customizing a premier outdoor experience including horseback riding, ATV tours, and hunting for almost three decades. A varsity basketball coach, Jim is a towering athlete with a great passion for the outdoors, especially hunting throughout the world!
Ken Murphy a native of Dublin, Ireland, brings experience managing operations for large outdoor activity companies in Colorado. Ken began his career in the Outdoor Industry as a river guide on the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers, and is one of the lucky ones that has been able to make a career of it. He received Sports Science and Business degree in London, England. A family man who enjoys traveling around Colorado in the winter supporting his ski racing daughters, Ken also serves as a soccer coach in the spring and fall.
Karl Borski and John Mark Seelig are our river experts. Their goal is to insure that every guest has the most exciting time and enjoys the wonderful waters Colorado has to offer. It’s not uncommon to see them out on the river guiding.
Karl has been in the guiding business for over twenty years, spending several years paddling in countries such as Chile, Panama, and Guatemala. Karl also lived for several years in Honduras running a raft company. A hockey coach in the winter, Karl has two talented, hockey-playing daughters.
John Mark moved to Colorado in 2004 with his wife. They both love skiing and the mountains, but quickly realized the summers would become their true passion. John serves a Ski Patroller at Beaver Creek and captained the US Men’s Rafting Team that competed at the World Championships in New Zealand and Brazil. John Mark has a broad experience in the fitness industry as a Crossfit, Crossfit Mobility, and yoga instructor. A proud new dad, John is a fitness fanatic, and will “pump you up” prior to your adventure.
Michael Lowe, former NOLS instructor and consultant to several international outdoor organizations including NOLS and Outward Bound, brings two decades of experience guiding multi-day trips as well as keeping up to date on safety protocols and program management within the industry. A school teacher during the off season, Mike is an avid outdoors man in the winter and summer months. He has taken part in some of the most grueling adventures races such as the Eco Challenge and the Grand Traverse. Mike is also an Backcountry Avalanche Awareness instructor and football coach in the fall for his son’s team.