Confirmed 2020 Dates Thursday July 02 – Sunday July 05 Thursday July 16 – Sunday July 19 Thursday July 30 – Sunday August 02 Thursday August 27 – Sunday August 30 Looking for different dates? Contact us! We can shape any RMNP trip around your schedule! For those looking to climb a classic Colorado peak […]
4 Day Trips
Confirmed 2020 Dates Wednesday July 8 – Saturday July 11 Wednesday August 12 – Saturday August 15 Looking for different dates? Contact us! We can shape any trip around your schedule! The Big Meadows to North Inlet Trail promises open views, wildlife, peak ascents and spectacular hiking on the historic Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. […]
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: $655 for four or more people; $875 for three people; $1,095 for two people
Three-Day Backpacking Trip: $875 for four or more people; $1,095 for three people; $1,315 for two people
Four-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,095 for four or more people; $1,315 for three people; $1,535 for two people
Five-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,315 for four or more people; $1,535 for three people; $1,755 for two people
Six-Day Backpacking Trip: $1,535 for four or more people; $1,755 for three people; $1,975 for two people
7 -21 day trips available. Please contact the office for more information.
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