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Rocky Mountain Adventure-Backpack Trek

Backpacking TrekRocky Mountain Adventure – Backpacking Trek

Ages 13-16 | $655

Shoulder your backpack & join seasoned adventure guides on a 4-day backpacking trip in the high country. Begin with a day of Leave No Trace camping skills preparation and gear check before departing for the mountains near Estes Park and State Forest State Park early Tuesday morning.  Explore mountain lakes & rugged peaks. Savor the glow of a campfire.  Sleep in a tent or under the stars.  Challenge yourself and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.  This trip is perfect for beginning backpackers interested in building backcountry camping skills.  Take a hike with Catamount Institute this summer, because going out means discovering who you are within.

*Participants must be physically fit and able to carry 25% of their body weight in food & gear up to 7 miles daily.

*Participants must be physically fit and able to carry 25% of their body weight in food & gear up to 7 miles daily.

  • Monday Gear Check
  • 3 Nights Tent Camping
  • Leave No Trace backcountry skills
  • Alpine lakes & mountain meadows
  • Rocky Mountain wildlife and wildflowers
  • Map, compass, and navigation skills
  • No Gear? No problem you can use ours(backpacks and sleeping bags)
  • All meals included

July 10-14
Dropoff Monday 9:00am – Pickup 4:00pm
Drop off Tuesday 8:00am – Pick-up Friday 5:00pm

Camp Packing List

What you should bring:


  • Long Underwear (top & bottom, no cotton);
  • Fleece Pants /sweatpants;
  • Fleece Top/ sweatshirt (non-cotton);
  • Warm Jacket/vest (non-cotton);
  • 2 T-shirts (at least one non-cotton);
  • 1 pair shorts/zip-offs (non-cotton);
  • 1-2 pair underwear;
  • 1 sun hat (baseball cap/brim hat);
  • 1 beanie (non-cotton);
  • 1 pair warm gloves (non-cotton);
  • Waterproof Rain Jacket;
  • Rain Pants;
  • Footwear [IMPORTANT]:
    • Hiking Boots (sturdy, ankle-high, well broken in);
    • 1 pair camp shoes (tennis shoes, sandals, crocs, etc.);
    • 2-3 pair wool or synthetic hiking socks.

Personal Equipment:

  • Eating:
    • Bowl (Tupperware, plastic bowl);
    • Spoon/Spork;
  • Water Bottles/camelback (3-4 Liters);
  • Headlamp/flashlight (new batteries);
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle;
  • 1-2 bandanas;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Small Folding pocket knife < 3” in length
  • 5-6 gallon-sized Ziploc bags;
  • Personal care products; toothbrush + toothpaste; floss;tampons/pads; alcohol-based hand sanitizer (NO deodorant)


  • Backpack (if available)Capacity: 4800 cu. In. or more;
  • Pack Cover (contractor trash bags, or waterproof nylon cover);
  • Bag for clothing (stuff sack or sturdy plastic bags);
  • Sleeping Bag in stuff sack (non-cotton);
  • Sleeping pad;


  • Chapstick;
  • Compass;
  • Watch;
  • Camera;
  • Binoculars;
  • Insect repellant;
  • Wet Wipes;
  • Book
  • Playing cards
  • Trekking poles 

What NOT to Pack






Available If Needed:

  • Backpack;
  • Sleeping Bag/pad.

Please call Chris at 719-471-0910  x106 if you need a backpack or sleeping bag.

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Catamount Institute
740 West Caramillo St.
Colo Spgs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 471-0910
Fax: (719) 471-0910