Colorado Trekking Trips
Trekking in the San Juan Mountains
The San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado provide one of the most scenic backdrops for a trekking trip. The rugged mountains, cascading creeks, open meadows, spectacular wildflowers and abundant wildlife make this the supreme destination for a backcountry excursion.
No other mountain area in Colorado can match the access, remoteness, expanse, and majesty of the San Juans. They are the true definition of “The Rockies”.
Our trips are designed for beginning to intermediate trekkers and will suit backcounty travellers of all ages and ability levels. This is a great adventure for families or a group of friends.
Our trekking trips take place in the Weminuche Wilderness, typically in either the Chicago Basin, Ice Lakes Basin, and the world-famous Colorado Trail. We utilize the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR) to access the wilderness area. A relic of the mining trade of the 1880’s – 1930’s, the train is world famous as it is one of the few narrow gauge railroads left in existence. This is a unique experience and adds an interesting start and finish to our trekking trips. Come and join us on a truly unforgettable trip in Colorado’s largest wilderness area!
*If our scheduled climbs do not fit your needs, we can also schedule private dates to accommodate your schedule needs/requirements.
Chicago Basin Trekking – (3 – 4 days)
An excellent introduction to trekking in the San Juan backcountry, and a great way to see Chicago Basin, the home of the 14′ers and the crown jewel of the Weminuche Wilderness. 3 and 4 day itineraries are available.
Best of the Weminuche – (5 days)
If you’d like to see all the Weminuche Wilderness has to offer, then consider joining this one-of-a-kind trekking adventure. We’ll travel to some of the best, and least travelled areas of the San Juans all the while hiking on beautiful trails.
Ice Lakes Basin – (3 days)
Cascading waterfalls, brilliant wildflower displays and turquoise lakes permeate the landscape of Ice Lakes Basin. Matching unparalleled scenery with relative easy access makes this 3-day trekking excursion a perfect trip for families, or those new to wilderness travel.
Alpine Lakes Traverse – (6 days)
We take you into the highest, hidden, and most beautiful alpine lakes in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. You will be traveling and camping in areas that very few people enjoy the privilege of knowing that they even exist, let alone have visited
The Continental Divide Trail – (5 days)
This spectacular journey through one of the lower 48’s highest and remotest wildernesses will give our trekkers views of the east and west Rockies enjoyed by only a select few