New Student Orientation

Trips for 2017


Sign-up for the 2017 Peak Trips begins April 15.  A REGISTRATION option will appear on the left side of this page when it opens. The spaces on the trips are first-come first-serve and fill quickly.

As a participant on a Peak Experiences trip, you will:

  • Backpack for five days and four nights with a group of ten incoming students and two student leaders through the San Juan Mountains, just outside Durango.
  • Travel through rugged canyons, camp in aspen groves, and hike across alpine meadow surrounded by Colorado's high peaks.
  • Learn the basics of backcountry travel and how to move and work as a group in the wilderness.
  • Travel, camp, cook, and share adventures with your group.

These trips are open for all experience levels and are moderately difficult. Most of the trails are over gradual terrain, but some include off-trail travel, with elevations exceeding 10,000 feet. There are many ridges and peaks that offer outstanding views, but can require hiking challenging, steep sections.