Survival, Independence, and Defense Training in the Colorado Mountains... Red Dawn! | Pursuit

Survival, Independence, and Defense Training in the Colorado Mountains... Red Dawn!

Specialization has allowed mankind to get really good at lots things, which has fueled economic growth. However, the downside is that few people really know basic skills that would allow them survive on their own, provide for themselves, or defend themselves in the unfortunate event where those skills are required. We've designed an all-inclusive 4 night stay in the Colorado mountains to address this knowledge gap that will be really enjoyable and informative. You'll stay at a beautiful and secluded private ranch up in the Rockies, and you'll be taught these skills by experts. You'll enjoy 1,100 acres of private land surrounded by 20,000+ acres of uninhabited public land, so you'll have solitude and no light pollution!


  • Learn to hunt (tactics, weapons, shooting, in field demo)
  • Fly fishing the Colorado River (guided)
  • Tactical shooting lessons (military sniper trainer)
  • Close-quarter combat training and shooting (military CQC trainer)
  • Survival & field first aid training (specialist trainer)
  • Respectfully slaughter, butcher, eat a sheep/lamb
  • Fish in the lake for rainbow and brook trout, filet and eat them (2 per person)


  • All food, drinks, and alcohol (not during training!)
  • Lodging at the private ranch
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Equipment and training for all activities is included
  • Private chef
  • Campfires under the stars overlooking the lake
  • Wash machine and dryer

Ranch Rule = No Jerks Allowed

Note: Check-in is at 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out is at 11am. Reserve the date that corresponds to the first day you want to spend at the Copper Spur Ranch. Example: if you want to stay from Thursday (check-in) to Monday (check-out), click the Thursday date.

Additional Info: The Copper Spur Ranch sits at an elevation between 7,600 and 9,700 feet above sea level. It backs up to BLM, national forest and other private land, some of which gets above 10,000 feet of elevation. The area offers a variety of terrain settings, various water sources, and fields that are grazed by cattle. The public land is hard to access without permission from the ranchers, whose property you must cross to pass into public territory. Only our guests have permission from the rancher to pass through the private land to get to the public access points. The entire area is part of the migration path from summer range to winter range for the elk herd.

Here are links to videos of some (but not all!) of the areas you will be enjoying:

Copper Spur Flyover Video

Upper Yarmony Flyover Video


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Wifi (free)
Parking (free)
Fishing access


Copper Spur Ranch

   McCoy, CO

50 minutes from the Eagle / Vail airport. 1 hour from Steamboat Springs. Near McCoy, CO. North on CR 2, past the irrigation pond, and left at the fork to stay on Copper Spur Road.

Starting at  $4,612

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          $1,152.94/person/day x 1 guest x 4 days