Backpack through the Rocky Mountains in southwest Colorado on a 4 to 7-day trip, exploring the wonders of the Rockies from cascading creeks to towering peaks.
- Backpack through the Rocky Mountains in southwest Colorado on a 4 to 7-day trip
- Engage in adventure: sunrise peak climbs, high country hiking and swimming in alpine lakes
- Unplug and be present with God and others through facilitated group content and Bible study, trail talks and evening campfires
- Cost: $525/person for an all-inclusive 7-day trip
Participants should be at least 12 years old and capable of hiking 2-7 miles (2-7 hours) daily carrying a backpack that weighs 25-40 pounds; total weight is dependent on individual needs and personal gear choices. The elevation change is moderate, varying from 300' to 2600' of change per day.
Pre-trip support and resources, professional instruction and guiding; backpacking gear including backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, all meals (packed and prepared for you); group first aid kit and communication device; water filter; transportation from camp to trailheads; campsite and permit fees.
Sample Backpacking Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive at Ute Trail in the afternoon and complete pack school, followed by dinner at Ute Trail and evening campfire. Sleep at river campsite at Ute Trail.
Day 2 – Begin hike at the trailhead and hike 2-6 miles. Set up campsite, play, rest, Bible study and life stories.
Day 3 – Hike 3-6 miles to next campsite. Set up campsite, play, rest, Bible study and life stories.
Day 4 – Sunrise peak climb. Set up campsite, play, rest, Bible study and life stories.
Day 5 – Hike 3-6 miles to next campsite. Set up campsite, play, rest, Bible study and life stories.
Day 6 – Hike to trailhead and head back to Ute Trail to unpack, shower, and have celebration dinner. Closing worship and message in the chapel.
Day 7 – Head home after breakfast.