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Colorado Backcountry Multi-Sport Tour

Age Limit: None
Bicycle Rentals: Yes $95
Difficulty: Moderate
Fully Guided: Yes
Gateway City: Denver, CO
Length of Trip: 6 days/5 nights
Maximum Guest Capacity: 13
Meals Provided: Yes 3 per day
Meeting Place: Vail, CO
Minimum Guest Capacity: 4
Price: $1598
Reservation Contact: 1-800-488-8483
State: Colorado
Support Vans: Yes

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General Description

Rafting on the Colorado Multi-Sport Tour
Copyright: - The World Outdoors
Rafting on the Colorado Multi-Sport Tour
The following tour is offered by The World Outdoors. For more information, please visit TheWorldOutdoors.com, call 800-488-8483 or e-mail us.

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 Backcountry 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 11,200 feet.

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 to Vail.

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 details.

"This trip pushed us to our physical best! We accomplished more than we dreamed we could!" S. Rebilas, IN

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
2008 Price per Person Call for Current Fee Bike rental - $95.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Guided Touring Colorado Backcountry Multi-Sport Tour
ICON Hiking & Walking 2 1/2 days of hiking
ICON Mountain Biking 2 days of biking
ICON Rafting 1 day of rafting

Related Activities
Colorado Backcountry Hiker Tour - Offered by The World Outdoors. This trip offers multi-day hiking adventure in the heart of Colorado's incomparable high country.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Vail Valley Partnership, 100 East Meadow Drive , Vail, CO, 81657, Phone: 800-525-3875, Fax: 970-476-6008, www.visitvailvalley.com

Links to other sites:
The World Outdoors - The World Outdoors Website


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