Be transformed. 

Explore the Rocky Mountains at Sky Ranch Ute Trail this summer. Wilderness is a powerful tool for building community, developing character, and discovering inner resolve. Wilderness is also a place where walls are torn down, relationships are restored, and lives are changed. 

God calls us into the wilderness to transform us. 

Without the distractions of civilization, we find space to encounter Christ and see Him revealed in creation. Wilderness provides opportunities of physical challenge and stepping outside of our normal comfort zones.


Ute Trail, CO


Summer Months

Trip Length

5-6 Nights

Group Size


Who comes to Wilderness?

Groups of all kinds: students, adults, Scouts, schools, and families. No matter your experience in backpacking, our guides will take care of your needs on the trail. Sky Ranch provides the guides, grub, and gear for your group. Wilderness trips can include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and backcountry living.

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Trip Options


Backpack through the Rocky Mountains in southwest Colorado on a 7-day trip, exploring the wonders of the Rockies from cascading creeks to towering peaks.

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Base Camp

Base Camp offers a variety of experiences: rock climbing at Hartman Rocks, whitewater rafting down the Taylor River, kayaking on Lake San Cristobal, and an overnight hike in the Gunnison National Forest.

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Adventure is Ideal for Boy Scout / Girl Scout groups. Explore the wonders of the Rockies and develop outdoor skills along with facilitated group interaction and Bible study.

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2022 Session Dates and Prices

  • June 5-11
  • June 12-18
  • June 19-25
  • June 26-July 2
  • July 3-9
  • July 10-16
  • July 17-23
  • July 24-30
  • July 31-August 6
  • August 7-13

$525 per person for a 7 day Backpacking Trip
$600 per person for Adventure Trips
$600 for Base Camp Trips

Alternate dates available upon request.
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Wilderness Backpacking Trip for Individuals

Not with a group? Experience the same great programming and adventure with this special trip for individuals.

July 11-17
Ages 12 and up

Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian

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Ute Trail
Wilderness Backpacking trips start and end at Sky Ranch Ute Trail near Lake City, Colorado.

Gear List

Packed by Sky Ranch Wilderness

*Note - All meals include modifications for food allergies

Backpack (75 liter) Crazy Creek chair
Sleeping bag (15*F rating) Whistle
Sleeping pad 2 water bottles per person
Water filter Cup and spoon
Group cook gear Tent and ground cloth
All meals First aid kit
Navigation tools Satellite phone


Packed by Participants (Required)
Hiking boots or trail runners Sunglasses
Sandals/light tennis shoes Gloves/mittens
Hiking socks Flashlight/headlamp
2+ pairs underwear Lip balm
Sport bra Insect repellent
Long underwear Sunblock
Hiking shorts Bible (small is best)
Hiking pants Journal and pens
Swimsuit Toothbrush
2+ short sleeve t-shirts Toothpaste
Long sleeve t-shirt Hand sanitizer
Light sweater/fleece Personal medications
Warm jacket Clean towel (for camp)
Rain jacket Clean clothes (for camp)
Stocking hat/beanie  


Optional Items
Trekking poles Pack towel
Swimsuit Baseball cap
Rain pants Bandanas
Camp chair Wet wipes
Gaiters Individual snacks


Sky Ranch Ute Trail Wilderness operates under permits from Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and Gunnison Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. Sky Ranch is an equal opportunity service provider.

Complaints or comments regarding Colorado Childcare License #1686458
Any complaints or comments concerning the Colorado Childcare License #1686458 can be sent to:
State of Colorado
Department of Human Services
Division of Childcare
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303.866.5958

If you suspect any child abuse or neglect, please report to:
Colorado Division of Child Welfare
800.422.4453 or
Gunnison - Department of Human Services
225 N. Pine Street, Suite A
Gunnison, CO 81230