Backpacking Colorado

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop Trail, Colorado
 
Trip Overview

Escape the Texas heat for a fun, scenic, and challenging hike through a remote area of Pike National Forest in the Colorado Rockies! Our route will cover about 30 miles of gorgeous terrain and incredible views in the Lost Creek Wilderness.  The trail follows a creek off and on, descends into beautiful valleys, passes aspen meadows, and winds through massive granite rock formations.  

After a motel pit stop in Tucumcari, NM on the way out, we’ll camp and spend a rest day near the trail to get acclimated before backpacking for 4 nights.  With most of the hiking at elevations between 8,000 to 11,000 feet, we will take our time and move at a moderate pace.  

After hiking, we’ll camp for one more night off the trail, then return to Tucumcari for some much-deserved rest. You’ll be back in Austin just in time for summer school or other summer adventures! 

Trip Dates: May 27-June 5, 2019. Register by Monday, May 13. 

Trip Rating: Intermediate (previous backpacking experience expected)/Moderate to Strenuous Level of Activity 

Pricing: $650 - UT students/RecSports members / $800 - Non-member price 


Important Dates and Times

Pre-Trip Meeting Information

What to Bring

What RecSports Provides

Cancellations and Refunds 


Important Dates and Times
  Date Time Location
Cancellation Date 5/3 5:00pm  
Pre-Trip Meeting 5/14 6:30pm Outdoor Rental Center - Gregory Gym 2.104
Trip Departure 5/27 7:00am Gregory Gym
Trip Return 6/5 5:00pm Gregory Gym

Pre-Trip Meeting Information

What to Bring

The following list is meant to assist you in determining what equipment you will need to bring.  Trip guides will review this list at the pre-trip meeting and will make changes and suggestions as needed.


What RecSports Provides

Cancellations and Refunds

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