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Rafting on the Colorado Multi-Sport Tour
Dates: 2008: July 6-11 (singles), July 20-25, August 3-8 (singles), August 17-22.
Activities: hike (3 days), bike (2 days) and
raft (1 day).
Trip Itinerary: Hike, Bike and Raft Colorado's
Imagine a multi-sport getaway where you are literally immersed
in the pristine wilds of Colorado's snow-covered peaks,
wildflower-laden meadows and shimmering aspen groves. On
our lofty, backcountry adventure, we bicycle historic pathways,
raft exhilarating whitewater, and hike among jagged peaks and
glaciated lakes. At day's end, relax in the comfort of a
European-style chalet. Named one of the World's Greatest
Adventure Trips by National Geographic Magazine!
Days 1-2 Vail-Tennessee Pass-Arkansas River.
Meeting in Vail, our adventure begins with a hike along a portion
of the 490-mile Colorado Trail from Tennessee Pass to Uncle
Bud's Hut, where we enjoy the peace and solitude of the Rocky
Mountain backcountry. The next day we whitewater raft the
thrilling rapids of Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River.
Days 3-4 Timberline and Turquoise Lakes. We
hike past a series of emerald-tinted alpine lakes and through
meadows of wildflowers up to the shores of Timberline Lake,
nestled at the base of the Continental Divide. Following a
peaceful night at Skinner Hut, we bike down the old Midland
Railroad route to Turquoise Lake with views of Mt. Elbert and Mt.
Massive, two of Colorado's highest peaks.
Day 5 Hagerman Pass-Holy Cross Wilderness-
Henderson Park. Departing from our secluded lodge, we
bike over Hagerman Pass on the Continental Divide and then
shuttle to explore expansive Henderson Park by foot. The day is
capped off at Peter Estin Hut, perched high on a lofty knoll at
Day 6 Charles Peak-White River National Forest-Vail.
Summit Charles Peak at over 12,000 feet in the morning
and witness the breathtaking 360-degree views of the central
Colorado Rockies. Conclude our activities with a bike ride
downhill through aspen forests and meadows of wildflowers to
Yeoman Park. We end our Colorado sampling with a shuttle back
Family Trip Highlights: Join The World Outdoors in
the Colorado Rockies for exciting days, relaxing nights and
heaps of fun in this unique getaway. Tailored with kids in mind,
the distances we cover are shorter and there's more down time
perfect for families. Best suited for ages 10 and older. Call for
"This trip pushed us to our physical best! We accomplished
more than we dreamed we could!" S. Rebilas, IN