For those looking to climb a classic Colorado peak within Rocky Mountain National Park over a long weekend Mt. Alice is a great adventure! With rugged architecture, 3rd class off-trail climbing, and remoteness, Mt. Alice is the perfect peak for those who are training for bigger objectives such as Kilimanjaro, Kenya’s Meru Peak, Mt. Elbrus, […]
4 Day Trips
South of Rocky Mountain National Park, this spectacular, jagged wilderness is a mountain wonderland with its own wild character. This seldom-explored landscape is a favorite of locals and our exploration will reveal a treasure trove of historical relics, sublime mountain skylines, subalpine lakes, colorful carpets of wildflowers, and mysterious wooded forests. The Indian Peaks Wilderness […]
The Big Meadows to North Inlet Trail promises open views, wildlife, peak ascents and spectacular hiking on the historic Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. We’ll start and end at Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest natural lake, in the southwestern most area of the park. We’ll explore peaks, valleys, waterways, and prairies in this unforgettable backpacking adventure […]
Colorado Guided Backpacking
Experience the thrill of sleeping under the stars in some of Colorado’s most beloved wildernesses. From Rocky Mountain National Park to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides are Colorado’s premier backpacking guides, with a vast amount of experience throughout Rocky Mountain National Park, the Indian Peaks Wilderness, James Peak Wilderness and beyond. Our trips are custom and private, ensuring that every aspect, from the trail the ability level, the ability to fly fish or add a peak ascent (or both) are all taken into account in the planning. We provide all the group gear including tent, food, safety equipment and permits and the guest provides the sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and backpack, however we do have rentals available.
A four-day trip will take you to the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, one of Colorado’s most secluded mountains, with breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, and lakes. Alternatively, join us for a four day Mt. Alice ascent or explore one of the least known areas of Rocky Mountain National Park traversing from Big Meadows to North Inlet.
Our goal is to help you experience backpacking the true Colorado way, set in the spectacular mountains, surrounded by majestic wildlife such as moose, bears, coyote, elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Whether this is your first time, or you are a seasoned backpacker, we will create a trip that meets your ambition and ability. Join us for such exciting excursions such as a two-day Longs Peak ascent or the Epic Trip 6 Day Summit Series where we’ll summit one peak each day, culminating in a spectacular ascent in Rocky Mountain National Park. Also join us for a thrilling multi-day rafting trip on the Upper Colorado where we’ll explore the wild canyons and basins of Colorado’s spectacular desert country.
Two-Day Backpacking Trip: $995 for two people; $795 for three people; $595 for four people
Three-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,195 for two people; $995 for three people; $795 for four people
Four-Day Backpacking Trip: $ 1,395 for two people; $1,195 for three people; $995 for four people
Five-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,595 for two people; $1,395 for three people; $1,195 for four people
Six-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,795 for two people; $1,595 for three people; $1,395 for four people
Please contact our office for single traveler rates:
Included in our rates: The services of a professional guide; Colorado national park permit and back-country Colorado camping permits; transportation between Boulder and the wilderness trail heads; all food during the backpacking trip; a re-supply drop, if necessary; gear for water purification and cooking, bear canister, tent, and medical kit; and CB radio and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Meals while in the front country (breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on the last day); laundry; alcoholic beverages; hotel overnight before your trip and at trip’s conclusion; personal equipment (sleeping bag, pad, backpack – these items are available to rent); and gratuities for your guide(s) – while this is at your discretion, the recommended amount is 20%. We also offer optional trip cancellation insurance