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Colorado Backcountry Hiker Tour

Age Limit: None Children 10 years and older are welcome on most tours.
Bicycle Rentals: N/A
Difficulty: Moderate with Moderately Easy options
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: $1498 per person
Reservation Contact: 1-800-488-8483
State: Colorado
Support Vans: Yes




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General Description

Hiking on the Colorado Hut to Hut Hiker Tour
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Hiking on the Colorado Hut to Hut Hiker 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 13-18, July 27-August 1 (singles), August 10-15, August 24-29, August 31-September 5 (singles)

Activities: Hike (5 to 6 days).

Trip Itinerary: Backcountry Hiking in Colorado The promise of a backcountry, wilderness experience is fulfilled completely during our multi-day hiking adventure in the heart of Colorado's incomparable high country. By day, we'll explore portions of the 10th Mountain Trail System, the country's most extensive, backcountry accommodation-served trail network. Gaze at the stars at night before settling into the comforts of a European-style chalet. Named one of the World's 25 Greatest Adventure Trips by National Geographic Adventure Magazine!

Days 1-2 Vail-White River National Forest-Lake Charles. We meet in Vail and head to the Continental Divide, the crown of the Rockies, to walk amid majestic vistas. Trail's end for the first two nights is Peter Estin Hut, perched on a lofty knoll at 11,200 feet. Hike to the summit of Charles Peak at 12,000 feet for 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas and back down to Lake Charles and Mystic Island Lake.

Days 3-4 Holy Cross-Turquoise Lake-Hagerman Pass. Venture into Holy Cross Wilderness and explore expansive Henderson Park. Hike the old Midland Railroad route down to Turquoise Lake and explore the ghost town of Douglas City. Or climb up to Hagerman Pass and the Continental Divide. Save some time to just relax and enjoy the tranquil setting of Skinner Hut, our handsome home for these two evenings.

Days 5-6 Timberline Lake-Colorado Trail-Tennessee Pass-Vail. Hike a portion of the 490-mile long Colorado Trail to the shores of Timberline Lake, surrounded by permanent snowfields on the peaks above. After a night at Uncle Bud's Hut, situated in another picturesque setting at 11,000 feet, hike to Tennessee Pass before wrapping up our trip back in Vail.

Colorado Hut highlights: With stunning locations and sweeping mountain views, these charming chalets are kept cozy with solar lighting, wood stoves, vaulted ceilings, and bay windows. After a day on the trail snuggle up to a good book, or relax on the sun deck and soak in the view.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Guided Touring Colorado Backcountry Hiker Tour
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ICON Hiking & Walking This trip involves 5 days of hiking.
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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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