Welcome to Weminuche Wilderness Outfitters, LLC

(970) 259-6259


About Us

Tom & Cheri Van Soelen

Cheri & I started working for an outfitter back in 1986 as a cook and guide. In 1989 we bought the outfit from that outfitter and continued running it until 2008. During that time we met lots of great folks and started raising four boys along the way. In 2008 we sold the outfit to finish raising the boys and pursue other interests. The boys were very involved in rodeo and have done very well for themselves. Along the way we discovered that we really missed the outfitting business, the mountains, particularly our friends who have joined us over the years. We started back into outfitting a few years ago and this past year we had the opportunity to start our own business again. So here we are with "Weminuche Wilderness Outfitters, llc!" So while we are starting a new outfit, we are definitely not new to outfitting. This year will mark our 34th year of guiding friends, family and guests into the Weminuche. We are looking forward to having folks who have joined us in the past as well as meeting new friends along the way.

While we are primarily an elk outfitter specializing in the archery, muzzleload and rifle seasons.  We will be offering summer pack trips & day trips for horseback riding, fishing & photography

We are currently booking trips for 2019

If you are looking for an adventure this summer or fall, we are hoping that you would have a look at the various trips that we are offering.

Quick News

April 2rd is the last day to apply for hunting licenses.  


The Adventures We Offer


Horse Pack Trips for Fishing, Photography or Getting Away

Trips from one day to multiple day trips.


Day long rides

Explore the Weminuche from horseback. Choose from either a timberline ride above Vallecito Lake or a trail ride up the Pine for a day of fly fishing.


Fall Hunts

  • Archery, Muzzleload & Rifle Seasons 
  • Elk • Deer • Bear • Bighorn Sheep
  • GMU 751


A Colorado Archery Elk Hunt

This is from an archery hunt a number of years ago.

Another successful archery elk hunt

Check out this great video

An interesting muzzleload elk hunt


Download Our 2019 Trip Itinerary

WWO 2019 Itinerary (pdf)


Contact Us

Tom & Cheri Van Soelen

"but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" - Joshua 24:15.

Weminuche Wilderness Outfitters, llc

186 County Road 228, Durango, Colorado 81301, United States

(970) 259-6259

Colorado registration #997 Permitted with the U.S.F.S. Bonded and Insured.


Weminuche Wilderness Outfitters, llc is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Columbine Ranger District