This is a 6-day summit series (6 consecutive day hikes) epic trip. The amazing part of this trip is that you will have the opportunity to experience four unique mountain areas (including a designated wilderness area and a national park) while returning to the comfort of modern amenities at the end of each day. We […]
6 Day Backpacking and Multi-Day hiking
Description: 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 only dreamed of. We’ll start and end at Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest natural lake set in the southwestern area of Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll explore […]
Description: Colorado’s best backpacking trips in the Flat Top Wilderness Area – Get away from the crowds and experience solitude and wilderness. Expand your Colorado backpacking horizon! Colorado has many amazing outdoor and wilderness gems, but the Flat Top Wilderness Area is truly special. The Flat Top Wilderness Area is Colorado’s 2nd largest wilderness area and is one of […]
Guided Colorado Backpacking
Experience the thrill of sleeping under the stars in some of Colorado’s most beloved wilderness. From Rocky Mountain National Park to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is Colorado’s premier backpacking guide company, 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, including the location and appropriate ability level, the opportunity to fly fish or add a peak ascent (or both), are all taken into account in the planning stage. 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 six-day excursion to the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, one of Colorado’s most secretive and secluded range of mountains, but 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 our spectacular mountains, surrounded by majestic wildlife such as moose, bear, 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 as a two-day Longs Peak ascent, or the Epic 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.
Per Person Prices:
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; national park fee and backcountry camping permits (in Colorado); transportation between Boulder and the wilderness trailheads; 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 SPOT locator beacon, and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Meals while in the frontcountry (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.