Base Camp

Base Camp is an awesome way to explore the wonders of the Rockies and develop outdoor skills while engaging in facilitated group interaction and Bible study.

Trip Highlights

  • Lodging and meals at Ute Trail: Accomodations are in rustic cabins and meals are served in our outdoor pavilion
  • Travel to daily adventures and return to camp for meals and nights in rustic cabins
  • Unplug and be present with God and others through facilitated group content and Bible study, trail talks and evening campfires
  • Cost:  $650/person for 7-day trip


Base Camp Trips include a variety of experiences: outdoor rock-climbing, rappelling, lake kayaking, an overnight hike in the wilderness. Some groups also book 1 day of Whitewater rafting on the Taylor River at an additional cost. Additional instruction is offered for rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking and backcountry travel. 

What's Included

Pre-trip support and resources; professional instruction and guiding for all activities; all meals at Ute Trail or packed for adventures; lodging at rustic cabins at Ute Trail; all gear, including sleeping bag, sleeping pad, climbing gear, kayaks and PFD's; group first aid kit and communication device; permit fees. Whitewater rafting is optional and is not included in base price. 


Stay in rustic cabins at Ute Trail 5 nights. Backcountry camping 1 night. 

Sample Base Camp Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at Ute Trail in the afternoon. Get settled into cabins, followed by dinner at Ute Trail and evening campfire.

Day 2 – Leave for rock climbing after breakfast. Sack lunch at Hartman Rocks. Dinner and group content at Ute Trail.

Day 3 – Breakfast at camp. Kayak and swimming mid-day at Lake San Cristobal. Stop for ice cream in Lake City on the way back to camp. Dinner and group content at Ute Trail.

Day 4 – Pack sack lunches and drive to the Taylor Fork for afternoon whitewater rafting north of Gunnison. Volleyball tournament after dinner.

Day 5 – Leave for overnight hike after breakfast. Camp out in alpine meadow.

Day 6 – Early morning peak ascent and hike back to camp. Afternoon activities at Ute Trail. Celebration dinner at Ute Trail. Closing worship and message in chapel.

Day 7 – Head home after breakfast.

Want to learn more?
Contact one of our trip leaders today.