About Us


Our Approach to Adventure

The way we see it, it’s not about us, it’s about you. We have access to this private mountain year-round, and we want to share its wonders with you. We are here to facilitate you in creating memories, connecting with family and friends, and most of all, you just plain having fun!

All of our back-end logistics, training, and operations are planned and executed with one goal in mind: Your adventure experience. And mother nature sure helps! While we do our part, the rivers and mountains here do the rest. This place makes our jobs – our passions – possible. Our philosophy is to take advantage of what is available right here in backcountry Colorado because it’s unique and special in all the world.

Sage's Guides are enthusiastic about rafting, fishing, ATVs and moreSage Outdoor Adventure's Private Mountain in Vail, Colorado

A Bit of our History

We absolutely love exploring the landscape here in many different ways: from rafting the wild rivers to touring the open plains in ATVs or on horseback, we never get our fill of the outdoors. Founded in 2009 by father and son duo Darryl & Cole Bangert, Sage’s ultimate goal is to share our passion for outdoor adventure with our guests. Drawing from over 40 years of adventure and competitive outdoor experience – both within the US and internationally! – the two set out to build a business that would share the beauty of Central Colorado with their guests.

Sage Outdoor Adventures now offers a selection of winter and summer activities for Vail, Colorado, including rafting, side-by-side ATV, fishing, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. All activities are tailored to our guests to provide the perfect adventure for you. Whether you’re looking for a scenic route or an adrenaline-fueled run, our private mountain range offers something for everyone.

Our Staff

Truly what sets Sage apart though is the family of people that create your outdoor adventure experience. We all love the mountains and exploring them is where we are happiest. No matter what staff member or guide you interact with, you are bound to learn something new about the landscape surrounding you and the activities we offer! We promise you won’t find a more genuine, professional group of guides anywhere else. We work hard to make your trip seamless and convenient, while at the same time pouring our hearts into your experience so you can live in the moment, in wild Colorado, right alongside us.

If you want to learn more about each of our staff members, check out our team page!

Our Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Though marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, Sage continues to hold strong to our Drug-Free Workplace policy, to ensure our customers are teamed up with crisp, clear-eyed guides that are high on life, not on a substance. Guides, drivers, and phone reservationists are all entered in a random drug and alcohol screening pool.

If you have any further questions about Sage Outdoor Adventures or the guided activities we offer, please feel free to contact us! Or, take a dive into the wilds of Colorado and book an activity today!

Central Colorado has stunning natural scenery to exploreOur experienced Guides often compete nationally, including in rafting races