Providing Access

Certified Guides Cooperative offers access to certified guides who are dedicated to the profession and become members of the Cooperative.  CGC holds permits with federal and local land managers in a variety of areas around the country.  As a requirement of the land managers CGC holds liability insurance allowing guides to pursue trips all over the world.

If an access area doesn't appear on the list then please contact us to discuss the logistics of permitting in a new place. Email:

Permitted Areas
  • Moab BLM, UT
  • Monticello BLM (Indian Creek)
  • Manti La Sal National Forest, UT (Restrictions Apply)
  • Wasatch Cache National Forest
  • Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
  • Washington State Parks, WA
  • Vantage, WA DFW
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO
  • Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, CO
  • Jefferson County Open Space, CO
  • Rifle Mountain Park, CO
  • Smith Rocks State Park, Oregon
  • White Mountain National Forest, NH (Special Guide Card Required)
  • Valdez area, AK (Restrictions Apply)
  • Other Non-permitted Lands
  • Parks Canada (Special Guide Card Required)
Banff National Park, Canada
Yoho National Park, Canada
Kootenay National Park, Canada
Mt. Revelstoke, Canada
Glacier National Park, Canada
  • BC Crown Land


  • European Alps (IFMGA only)
  • Russia
  • South America
  • Area specific access in Asia and the South Pacific

Areas in the application Process

*Coronavirus has stalled efforts to apply for permits in new areas, new permit areas will be pursued in 2023.

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