Wilderness Medicine Courses

Get the skills before you need them!

Courses are hosted by Cottonwood Gulch and taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute.

80 hour Wilderness First Responder course – March 13-22, 2020: Please check back here to register in fall 2019. For more info please contact: enrollment.gulch@gmail.com

at Bachechi Open Space in Albuquerque, NM

$715 tuition, $300 due upon registration

(Food and lodging are the participant’s responsibility)


WFR Recertification course – May 25-27, 2019 COURSE FULL

(2020 dates: May 23-25, 2020)

Bachechi Open Space in Albuquerque, NM $290 tuition – due upon registering (Food and lodging are the participant’s responsibility).


Mountain Bike Training

Learn to guide and teach mountain biking!

Courses are hosted by Cottonwood Gulch and taught by Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP).

Bicycle Instructor Certification Program Level 1

Ride Guide and Fundamental Skills Instructor Training

This course with take place at our base camp:

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
659 Hwy 612 Thoreau, NM 87323

May 25th-May 27th, 2019

$475 tuition

Food and lodging(in a cabin or a spot to set up your tent) are available for an additional $75(as long as we get a minimum of 5 people)

For more info, contact Andrew at andrew@cottonwoodgulch.org