Wilderness Backpacking

Take part in a unique journey of community building and spiritual growth by bringing your group on a four to six night wilderness adventure through Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Intentional

Community Building

Adventure

6 Days in the Wilderness = A Lifetime of Impact

Wilderness is a powerful tool for building community, developing character, and discovering a life of meaning. 

We provide life-changing trips for groups who are wanting to go deeper with each other and with Jesus in an incredible setting of beauty and adventure.

Without the distractions of culture, you find space to encounter Christ and see Him revealed in creation. Unplug, be present, and invest in a trip that will have an impact!

God calls us into the wilderness to transform us. 

Location

Ute Trail, CO

During

Summer Months

Trip Length

3-6 Nights

Group Size

8- 52

 

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Who comes to Wilderness?

Groups of all kinds: youth, college, parent/child, men's or  women's groups, and families. 

No matter your experience in the outdoors, our trained and experienced guides will take care of your needs. We tailor each trip to the unique dynamics of the group and work hard to ensure your safety as you journey out of your comfort zone in the mountains. Trips are all-inclusive; we take care of the details so you can have fun and be present with your group and God. Wilderness trips can include: backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and peak climbs. 

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Trip Options

Backpacking

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.

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Adventure

Adventure Trips offer a variety of mountain recreation experiences: rock climb at one of our incredible outdoor areas, whitewater raft down a class 3 river, kayak on a beautiful high country lake, and hike a wilderness trail to a backcountry campsite for an overnight. This is an awesome way to explore the wonders of the Rockies and develop outdoor skills while engaging in facilitated group interaction and Bible study. 

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Base Camp

Base Camp offer a variety of mountain recreation experiences: rock climb at one of our incredible outdoor areas, whitewater raft down a class 3 river, kayak on a beautiful high country lake, and hike a wilderness trail to backcountry campsite for an overnight. This is an awesome way to explore the wonders of the Rockies and develop outdoor skills while engaging in facilitated group interaction and Bible study. Base Camp trips are identical to Adventure trips, except for the lodging and meals are at Ute Trail.

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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.
Contact Wilderness@SkyRanch.org for more information.

 

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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.

2022 DATES COMING SOON!
Ages 12 and up

Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Ute Trail
Colorado
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
970.641.3244
225 N. Pine Street, Suite A
Gunnison, CO 81230