This trip traverses the Southern Section of Rocky Mountain National Park, Americas’ 10th National Park with challenging off-trail hiking. Along the way we’ll explore beautiful alpine lakes and vast fields of wildflowers. During this trip, we will get to experience the least visited area of Rocky Mountain National Park with many spectacular peaks, forests, and […]
3 Day Trips
Come explore Wild Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park and get an opportunity to experience the spectacular southeastern section of the park. In the shadow of Mt. Alice, Thunder Lake is set in a majestic basin with wide-open views, abundant animal life, and the rugged unique beauty of the Southern Rockies. We will take two […]
The Continental Divide Traverse follows the Continental Divide Trail across the central region of Rocky Mountain Park. The Continental Divide Trail is a 3,100-mile path from Mexico to Canada that traverses five US States. The portion of the trail that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park is ideal for those who want a challenging hike traversing […]
For families and new hikers, Big Meadows is a great introduction to backpacking in an unforgettable landscape. The advantage of lower altitudes and gradual terrain compared to other backpacking areas in the park makes this the perfect trip for those who want big views and the opportunity to see majestic wildlife such as moose and […]
For adventure-seeking fisherman, this trip affords the opportunity to fish spectacular sub-alpine lakes, plus inlet and outlet streams, searching for naturally occurring populations of the native Greenback Cutthroat Trout. While the size of the fish is not very big, it puts up a thrilling fight. We will travel to Thunder Lake in the shadow of […]
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, […]
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 three-day trip will take you to the spectacular areas of Rocky Mountain National Park such as Thunder Lake and the Continental Divide where we’ll experience gorgeous mountains, alpine lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, and panoramic mountain views. Add a fly-fishing option to take advantage of the search for native Colorado trout species.
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: $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.