Welcome to one of the best weekend getaways for hiking and backpacking in Colorado! Do you only have two days and want to have a wilderness backpacking experience? Only 2 hours from Denver Colorado, you can can spend 2 days experiencing Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service. […]
Colorado Guided Backpacking Trips
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 a tent or these jungle hammocks, food, safety equipment and permits and the guest provides the sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and backpack, however we do have rentals available.
A two-day trip will take you across the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park’s spectacular wilderness. We’ll have the opportunity to see wildlife such as moose and elk and see some of the best of the Rocky Mountains.
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.
We have many dates available for these weekend escapes. We have available dates :
Rocky Mountain National Park : 7/6 – 7/10 ; 7/12 – 7/16 ; 7/26 – 7/30; 8/3 – 8/7; 8/17 -8/22 ; 8/31- 9/4
Indian Peaks and White River National Forest : Open dates for the season
Rest of Colorado and Utah : Open Dates for the season.
Two-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,095 for two people; $875 for three people; $655 for four people
Three-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,315 for two people; $1,095 for three people; $875 for four people
Four-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,535 for two people; $1,315 for three people; $1,095 for four people
Five-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,755 for two people; $1,535 for three people; $1,315 for four people
Six-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,975 for two people; $1,755 for three people; $1,535 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.