Expeditions, Inc (WE) is a Christian based guide and outfitting service
headquartered in Salida, Colorado. Since 1989, WE has dedicated itself
to unique wilderness adventures and outdoor programs with a spiritual
purpose. Wilderness Expeditions is the largest commercial outfitter in
the state of Colorado with a US Forest Service outfitters permit. Its
excellent performance has earned a positive image and a continued
opportunity to offer quality Christian outdoor programs. The well
planned programs challenge and inspire through experiential application
and unique growth opportunities.
Wilderness Expeditions, Inc. is
an equal opportunity employer and its staff and participants are in no
way limited by race, gender, or religious affiliation.
fee covers all expenses for your participation (unless otherwise
indicated), which includes the services of the guide/outfitter
(equipment, Forest Service permits, staff leadership, food, and base
camp use), program costs. Some extras may be included depending on the
length and type of program (i.e. Salida Aquatic Center pass). No
discounts are available for bringing your own gear. Participants may
have additional expenses, particularly for travel and lodging to and
from the base camp.
Provided By the Outfitter:
all multi-day programs and some other activities, when indicated, the
outfitter provides a variety of
equipment and supplies*. Such items often include: external frame
backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, stove, fuel, cooking
equipment, dining fly, rappel equipment, first aid kit, and food. Some
packages may include a stay in the Wilderness Expeditions Lodge or
another local establishments. Each Person is responsible for the care
of equipment that is issued.
If equipment is
damaged or lost through abuse, or negligence, the individual will be
responsible for repair or replacement of the item(s).
WE offers an "Enhanced Gear Package" for an additional charge of
$35/participant. This package including internal frame packs, and new
updated gear. Supplies are limited so please contact us if you are
guides and staff work hard to provide excellent service. Although tips
are customary and extremely appreciated, they are not included in the
Trail food is by necessity a high carbohydrate, high caloric diet. It
is high in wheat, milk products, sugar, corn syrup, and artificial
coloring/flavoring. If these food products cause a problem to your
diet, you will be responsible for providing any appropriate substitutions
and advise the staff upon arrival.
Basic trail meals are included which provide necessary calories for a
week-long backpacking adventure. In response to some requests, WE will
now offer the option of an "Enhanced Food Package". If your ENTIRE group would prefer adding this "Enhanced Food Package" to the basic food plan, it will be available for an additional charge of $25 per participant. Contact us with questions regarding the details of this package. Note: The entire group must choose the enhanced package.
list of recommended clothing and personal gear is supplied to assist
each person in determining what to bring. This list is based on a
typical 6 day Trek experience. The list is designed with attention to
minimizing the weight and size of your pack in hopes of providing
maximum comfort and enjoyment. You may choose to bring things that have
not been included in the list, but please be advised that you will be
responsible for packing and carrying any of your “extras”.
in mind that the Colorado Rockies have unpredictable variations in
temperature and weather. The temperature may vary from the low 30’s to
the high 80’s. You may encounter rain, hail, snow, cloudy skies, or
bright sunshine – all in a day. The key to proper clothing selection is
“layer on for cold and wet” and “layer off for heat and exertion”. WE
recommend you pack clothing in plastic bags to protect from the
elements and treat your outerwear with water repellent. WE also
recommends using synthetic (not cotton or NC) fabrics.
What To Bring List
How To Be Comfortable