Backpacking basics

$149 Per Person

Backpacking Basics – Orienteering, Water filtration and purification methods, Logistics & Planning, Safety,  Temperature regulation, Gear selection, Emergency decision making.


A backpacking basics course for those  who want to prepare for hikes and multi day backpacking trips, hone your outdoor skills and learn the basics of backpacking during the three-hour Introduction to backpacking. Prepare for a safe, memorable expedition into the wild by learning logistics and planning, safety, emergency rescue training, and more.

Trips run on select weekends and weekdays throughout the summer and fall.  If trips do not have enough people we may need to reschedule. You must be a little flexible on dates to participate in the Basics Courses.


  • Duration: 6+ hours

  • Prep Day Times: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

  • Includes: Backpacking Guide, Technical Instruction, Local Area Trail Map

  • Location: Boulder, Colorado

  • Availability: Year round

Group trips available only on weekends, private trips can be booked anytime.

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