From climbing 14,000’ peaks to exploring some of Colorado’s most pristine wilderness, the richness and depth of the mountaineering program at Big Spring provides appropriate challenges for both novice and experienced hikers, backpackers and climbers. Campers choose from a wide variety of multi-day adventures into the high country, including climbs of more than fifteen different mountains.

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You can backpack with friends and expert leaders along the Colorado Trail, pitch your tent in high alpine meadows at the base of Mt. Elbert or Quandary Peak, celebrate on top of a Fourteener, and slide down summer snowfields. Trained and experienced leadership along with quality outdoor equipment create a unique opportunity to learn the skills and joys of mountaineering.

We are privileged to have permits granted by the U.S. Forest Service for conducting trips in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests including the Collegiate Range, the Park Range, the Main Range, the Tarryall Mountains, and Pikes Peak.