Backpacking the Colorado Trail
  • Duration 4-6 Hours
  • Hiking

Join a local guide to show you the best trails in the San Juans

We offer short day (4 hrs) or full day (6 hrs) private custom mountain hikes daily on request. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable guides are here to help you make the most of your hiking experience. Whether you’re a beginner seeking a leisurely hike through scenic trails or an experienced outdoor enthusiast looking for a challenging expedition, we have the perfect adventure for you.

If you have a specific hike in mind, we can cater to your needs and wants to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Safety is our utmost priority, and we maintain the highest standards to ensure your well-being throughout the hike. Our guides are trained in wilderness first-aid and possess in-depth knowledge of the local terrain. We provide essential safety equipment and adhere to responsible hiking practices to ensure that your adventure is both thrilling and safe.

Trip Details


4-6 Hours


All levels

Maximum Guide Ratio



  • AMGA and SJE trained/certified alpine guide 
  • All technical equipment (hiking poles, packs, etc.)
  • Federal land usage surcharge (USFS/BLM)

Not Included

  • Lunch/snack food & water
  • Guide gratuity

Trip Itinerary

Your guide will contact you the day before at the phone number you give us to discuss an appropriate plan for you and to confirm a meeting place and start time. You will go over necessary gear to pack and meal planning.


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