The Big Meadows to North Inlet Trail promises open views, wildlife, spectacular hiking on the historic Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, peak ascents, and an adventure like you’ve never dreamed of. We’ll start and end at Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest natural lake set in the southwestern most area of the park. We’ll explore peaks, valleys, […]
5 Day Trips
This is the quintessential on-trail circular route along the Continental Divide Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. The day up to the divide increases the challenge but rewards backpackers with amazing views and spectacular alpine scenery. We’ll have the opportunity to take a day hike and summit an 12,000’ mountain or hike off trail along […]
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.
Join us for a five-day excursion to the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, one of Colorado’s most secretive and secluded range of mountains, close to Boulder. Cross the Continental Divide from one side of Rocky Mountain National Park to the other or explore Big Meadows and North Inlet with its expansive and magnificently panoramic views.
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.
Price: 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.