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Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
37.7916° N, 105.5943° W
Discovery
Colorado Trail
6th-7th Grade14 days$4495
June 9-June 22, 2021 Available Enroll
June 26-July 9, 2021 Available Enroll
July 13-July 26, 2021 Available Enroll

With the most elevation of any state in the lower 48, Colorado is the place to play in the mountains. The stunning peaks and raging rivers of the Rockies offer an unparalleled playground for those looking to explore the outdoors. On this Colorado Trail trip, you’ll get the full spectrum of Colorado’s greatness, from climbing, hiking, rafting, and ziplining. Between sunrises over the Great Sand Dunes and sunsets along the granite walls of the Royal Gorge, you will learn what it takes to live in the wild, and how to enjoy every moment. It’s a rush in the Rockies.

highlights

  • Criss-cross the canyons of Salida on a zipline tour
  • Spend a few star-filled nights on the trail as your group backpacks through the majestic San Juan Mountains, just west of the Continental Divide
  • Explore the surreal Great Sand Dunes on a sunrise hike
  • White water raft down the historic Arkansas River
  • Rock climb the sandstone monoliths of Taylor Canyon
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zip lining

Experience the Rockies from a whole new vantage point. Harnessed up, hit the cables and soar across canyons on a zipline tour of Rocky Mountain proportions. Through towering red sandstone and water carved gorges of Salidas, you’ll get a unique look at this gorgeous landscape as you descend at 40mph. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep and other wildlife as you take flight.

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hiking

Awaken in the dark for an early morning hike at Great Sand Dunes National Park. With moonlight and headlamps illuminating your path, you’ll hoof-it to the summit of Star Dune and watch the sun rise from the highest sand dune in North America. Once the sun is up you’ll see the towering San Juan mountains, and the vast ocean of sand below. Jump, roll, skate, and slide your way back down to reality.

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backpacking

Learn to live in the wild as you explore the rugged San Juan National Forest. This alpine wonderland is known for its rocky mountain views, and backcountry beauty. With everything you need on your back, you’ll learn to cook, camp, navigate, land a mountain trout with a fly rod, and live comfortably in the mountains.

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white water rafting

Take a two-day river romp down the Browns Canyon section of the Arkansas River. Learn to paddle as a team and navigate the thrilling class III and class IV rapids of this exciting section. This technical stretch of river includes the famous “Twin Falls” rapid which will be a memorable and fun challenge for your team. Spend the night camping on a backcountry river bank, staring into the Colorado night sky and dreaming of the rapids ahead.

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trip details

Cost $4495
Length 14 days
Current Grades 6th-7th
Ages 12-13
Begins Denver, CO
Ends Denver, CO
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 9-JUNE 22, 2021 Available Enroll
JUNE 26-JULY 9, 2021 Available Enroll
JULY 13-JULY 26, 2021 Available Enroll