Event Details


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This blended program features 6 hours of classroom instruction that includes a meticulously-guided gear prep and shakedown combined with a 24-hour backpacking trip in a beautiful and remote, wild corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. About 3 hours of formal instruction will also happen during the trip (9 hours total).

You’ll learn about ultralight backpacking gear, skills, and philosophy, with the chance to practice it in the field with seasoned guides and instructors.

Intermediate and advanced topics will focus on ultralight sleep and shelter systems, alternative clothing layering systems, packing and efficiency, and more with a special emphasis on trekking and camping in inclement weather.

The RMNP Trek is open to backpackers of all skill levels! You should have a basic level of fitness that will allow you to trek to our campsite while carrying a 25-pound backpack over the course of six miles with 1,500 feet of elevation gain.


  • Base Camp City: Estes Park, CO
  • Trek Duration: 2 days/1 night, 4 hours/day of trekking
  • Difficulty: Easy-to-moderate trails, 12 miles total, 1,500 feet total elevation gain to camp
  • Hazards: High altitudes up to 10,000 feet, bear habitat, moderately-steep trails, fringe-season alpine weather (potential for high winds, cold rain, or snow)
  • Group Size: up to 10 participants, 2 guides


  • Friday, October 6, 4 PM – registration & orientation – Estes Park, CO
  • Friday, October 6, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM- classroom instruction – Estes Park, CO
  • Friday, October 6, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM- break for dinner
  • Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM- classroom instruction – Estes Park, CO
  • Saturday, October 7, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – classroom instruction & trip prep – Estes Park, CO
  • Saturday, October 7, 11:30 AM – leave Estes Park, drive to trailhead
  • Sunday, October 8, 3:00 PM – arrive back at trailhead, drive back to Estes Park
  • Sunday, October 8, 4:00 PM – arrive back in Estes Park, end of program

Download & Review the Welcome Packet

The welcome packet provides more comprehensive information about our treks and what to expect.

Event Program

Module 1

RMNP: Welcome, Introduction, and Schedule

Module 2

Pre-Trip Paperwork

Module 3

Safety, Policies, and Best Practices

Module 4

RMNP Pre-Trip Orientation