Adventure Outdoors LLC and its divisions, Glenwood Adventure Company and Lakota Guides have been offering whitewater adventures in Colorado for over 30 years and has evolved over time to be your complete Adventure Outfitter in Western Colorado. Our mission: to provide one-of-a-kind memories 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 activities to choose from, and we’re confident you’ll find an adventure that will exceed your expectations!
Adventure Outdoors LLC has a number of adventure outposts in some of the most popular destinations in Colorado. Our offices in the Vail Valley, Glenwood Springs, and Buena Vista provide guests with access to some of Colorado’s most awe inspiring landscapes and unique destinations.
Adventure Outdoors brings together a variety of talented experienced outdoorsmen/women to make sure your trip is the best it can possibly be. Our incredible staff were hand picked for their passion of the outdoors and their desire to share it with visitors. Their enthusiasm and knowledge enhances the experience and turns an average adventure into an unforgettable one.
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 3rd generation Colorado Rancher, Jim, along with his family, has been customizing a premier outdoor experience of horseback riding, ATV tours, and Jeep tours for almost 3 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. A sports science and business graduate from London, England, he is a family man that enjoys traveling around Colorado and the world in the winter, supporting his ski racing daughters.
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 20 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 Seelig moved to Colorado in 2004 with his wife. They were both lovers of skiing and the mountains, but quickly realized the summers would become their true passion. John is a Ski Patroller at Beaver Creek and was the captain of 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.
Michael Lowe, former NOLS instructor and consultant to several international outdoor organizations including 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 in the summer months has taken part in some of the most grueling adventure races, such as the Eco Challenge and the Grand Traverse. Mike is also a Backcountry Avalanche Awareness instructor and football coach in the fall for his son’s team.