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Colorado Epic

*if it’s “EPIC” , then it is a 2 week program!

Basic itinerary for weeks 3-4:

Saturday-Sunday: Depart from Calleva and head westward, with some adventures to be had along the way, with possible stops in Arkansas and New Mexico.
Monday: Arrive at Red Mesa Ranch set up camp, cookout, rules of the road, short hike around the ranch.
Tuesday: Climbing at Cascade Canyon.
Wednesday: Rafting on the Animas river and a trip up to La Plata mountains or Vallecito lake for a swim and hike.
Thursday: Dog scooter trip at Durango Dog Ranch followed by an afternoon in Durango going through and exploring the old town.
Friday: Hit some single track and trails around Durango on mountain bikes.
Week 4: Land Focus
Saturday: Prep for extended Backpacking Trip.
Sunday-Thursday: Backpacking through the Uncompahgre Wilderness, with the option of summiting the 14,000+ ft  Uncompahgre Peak as well as circumnavigating Wetterhorn Peak.
Fly back to BWI as a group July 4 on Southwest Flight #1653 (wait to purchase tickets until Calleva has contacted you)
Basic itinerary for weeks 5-6:
Sunday July 5: Fly as a group to Albuquerque on flight #2740 (wait to purchase tickets until Calleva has contacted you)
Monday: Arrive at Red Mesa Ranch set up camp, cookout, rules of the road, short hike around the ranch.
Tuesday: Climbing at Cascade Canyon.
Wednesday: Rafting on the Animas river and a trip up to La Plata mountains or Vallecito lake for a swim and hike.
Thursday: Dog scooter trip at Durango Dog Ranch followed by an afternoon in Durango going through and exploring the old town.
Friday: Hit some single track and trails around Durango on mountain bikes.
Week 6: Water Focus
Saturday:
Prep for Extended Rafting overnight Trip.
Sunday-Thursday:
Raft overnight trip on the San Juan, Colorado, Animas, Piedra, or Dolores Rivers depending on water flow.
Friday: Unpack from the extended backcountry trip, enjoy a great meal, and get ready to drive home. We plan to be home Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Locations:  Durango, Colorado

Colorado Epic
CoEd Ages 12-17

Weeks 3-4 (June 21st – July 4th) & 5-6 (July 5th – July 18th)
$2100 Does NOT include flight costs
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Are you looking to take your adventures to the next level? Look no further than Calleva’s Colorado Epic! Join our very own Steveo and Johnny as they heads west to Durango Colorado, a hidden gem in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains. During this two week adventure you’ll experience rock climbing in Cascade Canyon, whitewater rafting on the Animas River, mountain biking some amazing trails, and even bagging a Colorado 14er* during a backpacking trip through the Southern San Juans. Get ready, cause this summer is going to be EPIC!

*if conditions permit

To view Pictures from last years trip click here!

Leadership focused camp:  We have designed a curriculum for the Colorado Epic like haven’t done before. We are not only going to shred the trails, rock, and river, but we are also going to learn basics in first aid, back country cooking, navigation, knot tying, and so much more. Our team will rotate leaders each day so that we can see how everyones leadership style is and learn from that. We also will on the last day give the group a navigational challenge to exit to wilderness on their own. Take your skills to the epic level by joining us in Colorado.

Transportation:

Weeks 3,4- We will bring driving out from camp road trip style to Durango, Colorado. We have a a planned adventures in Ozark National Forest and smaller breaks along the way. For the trip back we will be flying out from Albuquerque, NM. Calleva will be purchasing tickets as a group for July 4. We are planning on arriving back in the DC area around 3pm on July 4th.

Weeks 5,6- We will be flying out from the DC area to Albuquerque, NM then driving 3 hours to Durango, Colorado. After our 2 week adventure we will be driving back road trip style back to DC area. We will depart 7/17 in the evening or 7/18 in the morning. Our plan is to spend 2 days driving back. We will be updating family as we get closer.

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