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Colorado Backcountry Hiker

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 13 people
Destination(s): Colorado  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1395 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1395 US Dollar (USD)

The promise of a back-country, wilderness experience is fulfilled completely during our multi-day hiking adventure in the heart of Colorado's incomparable high country. By day we explore portions of the 10th Mountain Trail System, the country's most extensive, backcountry accommodation-served trail network. Gaze at the stars at night before settling into the comforts of a European-style chalet.

With stunning locations and sweeping mountain views, these charming chalets are kept cozy with solar lighting, wood stoves, vaulted ceilings, and bay windows. After a day on the trail snuggle up to a good book, or relax on the sun deck and soak in the view.

Tour Itinerary

Days 1-2: Vail - White River National Forest - Lake Charles. We meet in Vail and head to the Continental Divide, the crown of the Rockies, to walk amid majestic vistas. Trail's end for the first two nights is Peter Estin Hut, perched on a lofty knoll at 11,200 feet. Hike to the summit of Charles Peak at 12,000 feet for 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas and back down to Lake Charles and Mystic Island Lake. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 3-4: Holy Cross - Turquoise Lake - Hagerman Pass. Venture into Holy Cross Wilderness and explore expansive Henderson Park. Hike the old Midland Railroad route down to Turquoise Lake and explore the ghost town of Douglas City. Or climb up to Hagerman Pass and the Continental Divide. Save some time to just relax and enjoy the tranquil setting of Skinner Hut, our handsome home for these two evenings. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 5-6: Timberline Lake - Colorado Trail - Tennessee Pass - Vail. Hike a portion of the 490-mile long Colorado Trail to the shores of Timberline Lake, surrounded by permanent snowfields on the peaks above. After a night at Uncle Bud's Hut, situated in another picturesque setting at 11,000 feet, hike to Tennessee Pass before wrapping up our trip back in Vail. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All meals (lunch Day 1 - lunch Day 6)
- All accommodations
- T-shirt
- Water bottle
- Support vehicle
- Professional guides.

Price Excludes:
- Airfare
- Personal insurance
- Sleeping bag
- Hotel miscellaneous expenses:
* Phone
* Fax
* Laundry
- Additional optional tours
- Services not specified in the tour itinerary
- Guide gratuities (as deemed appropriate).

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001
Client Request Served: 1179

For 18 years, M08549 has been the most trusted and experienced active travel company offering hiking, biking and multi-sport vacations on all seven continents. All-inclusive tours feature small groups, local guides, personalized itineraries, charming inns or carefree camping, and an unmatched Best Value in Active...

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