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*Itinerary is an example of our partner's offering and is completely customizable. Summit County, CO, United States

Colorado Backcountry Group Highlights

  • Whitewater raft on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon
  • Fly fish on the San Miguel or Delores Rivers in Telluride
  • Hike among the wildflowers in Crested Butte
  • Hike the West Maroon Pass from Crested Butte to Aspen, one of the most spectacular hikes in the world
  • Sample fabulous craft beer and spirits made in the great mountain towns of Colorado!

Description

Overview Rich with mining history and cowboy culture, the mountain towns of Colorado have become a year-round playground with outdoor assets that are second to none. This adventure weaves its way through the classic towns of Aspen, Ouray, Telluride and Crested Butte (and more) and into the backcountry. All of these towns feature classic outdoor activities and depending on dates and travel patterns, incredible festivals can be incorporated into the itinerary. Festivals like Telluride Blues & Brews, the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival or Jazz Aspen Snowmass.

Speaking of outdoor activities, this is not a site seeing tour. Guests will be immersed in daily excursions in the mountains and on the rivers. Guests will white water raft the mighty Colorado River, fly fish the rivers around historic Telluride, and hike the trails of Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado.

After all this activity, guests will surely work up a huge appetite (and thirst too)! Restaurants in the mountain towns specialize in farm to table cuisine that focuses on local ingredients. The mountain towns of Colorado have also been at the epicenter of the craft beer movement and several of the dinners will feature beer pairings and spirits from local breweries and distilleries.

Make the mountains your playground in this flexible destination that offers everything from great festivals, to farm to table restaurants, and incredible outdoor activities.

Trip Overview

  • Trip Duration – Flexible
  • Max Capacity – 60 (based on double occupancy)
  • Best Months – June to September*

*Activities may need to be adjusted based on travel dates or group size because of weather/ trail conditions and National Forest Service permitting.

Getting There

Guests fly in and out of Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT). If necessary, Denver International Airport (DEN) can be used, however, drive times will be longer or the itinerary will need to be adjusted.

Lodging Overview

Groups will be treated to a diverse set of lodging as they make their way through the Colorado high country. For example, in Redstone, the group will enjoy craft beers around a huge bonfire at their charming boutique lodge on the Crystal River. Slope side luxury will await the group in Aspen Snowmass and in Telluride the group will stay in a historic, mining area hotel, located in the heart of Main Street.

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