What To Bring List: Advice for the Colorado Mountains

The following list is intended to help you understand the gear and supplies you will need for safety and comfort on the Colorado Trail.

MOUNTAIN WEATHER IS BE EXTREME!  BE PREPARED FOR COLD, WET WEATHER!
When packing, remember that it may be sweltering at your house, but the mountains will certainly be different!   Pack warm, fast-drying clothes.  Weather is something we cannot predict. Be prepared for all extremes; sunny and hot, or cold, wet, windy and stormy.

SPACE IS LIMITED ON THE TRUCKS
We need to fit a week’s worth of camp gear, food, water and personal belongings for eighteen people onto two trucks.  There is not an abundance of room for extra “stuff”. We want you to pack what you will need to be comfortable for the week but PLEASE only bring what you need.

You will be limited to TWO soft duffel bags (up to 35 lbs each) and your day pack.  Please don’t bring hard suitcases.  This would be a good week to use dry bags if you own them.  We will do everything in our power to keep you gear dry, but wet weather can be insidious!

PERSONAL FOOD
We supply and prepare large, healthy breakfasts and dinners.  Lunches are packed buffet style, with many options from sandwiches to fruit to candy!  If there is a specialty food item that you really need or enjoy, feel free to bring it and we can store it for you.  Please notify us (via Health Form) if you have dietary restrictions.

BEVERAGES
We provide an assortment of beverages; coffee, tea, soft drinks, Gatorade, juices, milk and of course potable water.  We encourage you to increase your water consumption a few days prior to the trip and during the entire trip.

Alcohol is not provided. However, you may bring your own alcohol and keep it in our coolers. Cans and box wines are preferred rather than bottles.

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