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Come join us as we explore Colorado (and Beyond)  with others who enjoy Backpacking and Camping.

Our backpacking trips will involve hiking a mile or much more from a trailhead to locations in the Colorado wilderness. These trips will require backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and other gear and food that you will be carrying on your back needed to keep you fed, warm and dry. We  practice Leave No Trace principles to leave the wilderness as pristine (or better) than we found it. Please be prepared with all the gear you will need to enjoy (and survive) Mother Nature. Backpacking participants will need to be over 18 (Unless a family member is going) and pets may not be allowed  on some of our backpacking trips, uncheck the regulations on each particular trip. Please read the descriptions of each trip to note the experience level required for that trip. Our main focus is on backpackingbut we include some camping year around (we are one of the few groups that goes winter camping). We try to have short over nighters to Longer backpacks for those with more experence on the Calendar. We encourge members to become trip orginizers - you could have the trip of the year ready to go  - Contact the Group Organizer for how to to this.

Specail Note: We are here to have a safe group to go into the wilderness with others that you can trust. We have one main rule - Respect! (failure to follow this one rule can get you banned) This is why we have so much fun as we always show respect for each others, the forest, the park, the others on the trail.. respect!

When we do have our camping trips will include those trips where you can drive up to or very close to the campsite. Some of the trips may involve visiting established campgrounds with water, campfire rings, restroom facilities and fees (contributions will be requested to help defray the reservation costs). Other car camping trips may involve using campsites with no facilities but also no reservation fees. Adults, kids and pets are normally invited to these camping trips, but please read the description of each trip and contact the organizer for that trip if you have any questions. Please be aware that pets are not allowed on trails in some areas See our guidlines for Dogs in the notes. Most other locations in Colorado require that your pet be leashed/restrained at all times. NOTE: if just camping is your main interest, we welcome you to join us but please also look at our other meet up groups focused on TENT CAMPERS of Colorado Meetup as you may find more “camping” trips with this groups.

We hope you will join us in our exploration of Colorado. We always welcome more event organizers to plan and lead trips.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, July 1, 2016 6:30 AM

    Lost Creek Wilderness 4 day Loop – July 1 thru July 4

    6 Backpackers attending
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 8:00 AM

    2016 BIG TRIP- Blue Lake Backpack, Via Ferrata Traverse, & more

    13 Backpackers attending
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 7:00 PM

    Backpack Paradise Lakes

    4 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:00 AM


    7 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:30 AM

    The Rio Grande Pyramid and "The Window" (2 Nights in the San Juan Mountains)

    7 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    Mt. Powell Gore Range Vail 3-day backpacking trip

    7 Backpackers attending
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 7:00 AM

    McIntyre Creek, Housmer/Shipman Park - Rawah Wilderness - July 3-5th - Sun-Tues

    2 Backpackers attending
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 8:00 AM

    Pints-Pinot and Good Grub-A gourmet hut trip Francies Cabin

    7 Backpackers attending
  • Monday, July 4, 2016 5:00 AM

    Backpacking-Conejos­­ Peak/South Fork Loop in South San Juan

    3 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, July 9, 2016 9:00 AM

    Booth Lake Gore Range Vail overnight backpacking beginner or experienced

    9 Backpackers attending
  • Sunday, July 10, 2016 6:00 AM


    1 Backpackers attending
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:00 AM

    Rolling Creek - Wigwam - Colorado Trail loop

    1 Backpackers attending
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:30 AM

    Holy Cross Wilderness (Women Only)

    6 Backpackers attending
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00 PM

    Blue Lake Backpack – 4 days July 15-18 (Ridgeway)

    7 Backpackers attending
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:00 PM


    14 Backpackers attending
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:00 AM

    Snowy Range Backpack (WY) -

    12 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:00 AM

    Hike the Colorado Trail Series - Hike 12 (Segment 12) 2 Days

    5 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:00 AM

    San Juans Weminuche Grenadiers Needles backpack 6 days

    3 Backpackers attending
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:00 AM

    Flat Tops Wilderness - 4 day 27 mile loop July 31 - August 3, Sunday - Wednesday

    10 Backpackers attending
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 11:00 AM

    Backpacking to Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

    8 Backpackers attending
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