We are a group of mountain towns supporting responsible tourism in wild places.


Leading outdoor communities are coming together to collectively stoke the responsible tourism conversation and build awareness around opportunities to directly give back to the wild places in these iconic mountain towns. Whether you’re traveling through or frequenting your favorite local adventure spots, we encourage you to take pause and consider who supports and cares for these wild places day-to-day. Each founding community is the home of dozens, if not hundreds, of nonprofits, conservation groups, and land managers to maintain and preserve these wild places so they can be enjoyed on your next visit, next year, and in the next decade and beyond.

Pledge for the Wild is proactively sharing outdoor principles and responsible tourism tips while creating a direct channel to give back locally through online donation or text-to-donate. Each donation is sent directly to the community nonprofit partner of choice. Bend donations stay in Bend, Steamboat donations stay in Steamboat, and so on.

We invite you to learn more and come play!

Our Mission

We are a multi-mountain town platform that is defining a shared set of common values, language, and tools to support responsible tourism in wild places. 

Our Vision

Set a new bar for intentional travel to wild places across the country and world.

Our Values






“Cherish sunsets, wild creatures, and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.”

  • Stewart Udall


Our Communities

It is important now, more than ever to take steps to ensure our wild places stay wild for generations to come. The mountain town communities listed below have come together, joined by common truths to help protect our wild places.

  1. Bend, Oregon

    The mountain town that has it all. A warm, inviting mountain getaway with a cosmopolitan appeal with an in town surfable wave the Deschutes River

  2. Bozeman, Montana

    Bozeman is called “the most livable place” for good reason. Known for its world-renowned fly fishing, dramatic mountains for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, hunting, and backcountry exploring on any given day you can deeply experience the wild places in and around Bozeman

  3. Flagstaff, Arizona

    Flagstaff is located in the high country mountains of northern Arizona, Flagstaff's four seasons are enviable by many. Summer temperatures average in the low 80s with sapphire blue skies and crisp mountain air, while winter adventures await in Arizona's officially designated Winter Wonderland with an average 108" of snow fall in downtown.

  4. South Lake Tahoe, California

    Welcome to Tahoe South, where you’ll find Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine Lake in North America; deep and wide, bluer than blue and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains

  5. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Steamboat Springs is nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, off the beaten path but still within reach. If you can do it in the summer in Colorado, you can do it in Steamboat


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