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Grand Canyon Raft & Hike

 

Take a motorized raft trip and add 5 extra days for hiking along the way. This 12-day raft trip ends with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a plane flight back to the put-in.

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Date: April 23 - May 5, 2016 (13 days)  Price: From $4535

Neon/Chop Rock Canyon Llama Trek (Wait List)

 

Experience 5 days of incredible hikes in the Egypt area of the Escalante/Grand Staircase, Utah! Hike in the beautiful desert sands near the Escalante River between Chop Rock and Neon canyons, make river crossings, and explore breathtaking narrows and side canyons.

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Date: May 2 - 6, 2016 (5 days)  Price: From $1780

Moab Mountain Bike/Hike Adventure  ab Mountain Bike/Hike AdventureMoab Mountain Bike

: This is a base camp trip with no set itinerary. Each day we
help participants to connect with other
participants and find a ride or hike that best suits them. All meals
are served at a common time to build community and
for convenience. There is typically live music and a facilitated drum ci
rcle each night. There are often yard games that
can be played at the main camp.

 

We will base camp near Moab and explore the famous mountain biking and hiking trails in the Moab area. You will ride or hike with groups of various sizes and abilities for four days of adventure in this amazing desert wonderland. All savory meals (Wed – Sun breakfast) are provided and prepared by our desert gourmet chef. Our group campsite has porto-potties, water, a bonfire every night with live music, games, a fun filled drum circle, a sweat lodge and other group activities. Life long friends are made every year. You will need to bring your own camping gear and bike (if you ride) or rent one in Moab. There are rides and hikes suited for beginning to advanced riders of all ages. Not included: Transportation, bike and helmet if needed and personal camping gear. Custom annual t-shirt for all participants.

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Date: May 18 - 22, 2016 (5 days)  Price: From $355

Scotland's Highland Way and Ben Nevis Climb (Wait List)

 

Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands!  Then, climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), weather permitting. Tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery.

Date: May 18 - 31, 2016 (14 days)  Price: From $3100

Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes: Memorial Day Weekend 

 

Enjoy a wonderful trip to the highest sand dunes in North America. This trip will have three different hikes that will fit perfectly in your three day weekend. We'll hike in the dunes, we'll see Zapata Falls and Zapata Lake, and we'll hike along the base of the dunes

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Date: May 28 - 30 (3 days)  Price: From $355

Michelson Bicycle Trail, South Dakota 

 

Ride the 109 mile Michelson Trail in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. A beautiful Rails to Trails converted trail completed in 1998. Three days of riding the trail through forest, mountains, meadows, and gold mining districts all at a reasonable 3% grade on good gravel trail. Stay in historic Black Hills towns easily explored by foot from our hotels. Five and a half hour drive from Denver to start location. This is a self guided and supported ride, we will not have a sag wagon.

There is space for one female rider, sign up today!

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Date: June 3 - 6 (4 days)  Price: From $450

Easy Hikes in the Dolomites 

 

The Dolomites Mountains are a dream destination! One can hike at different intensity levels in this magnificent area while enjoying breathtaking views. Our trip is designed for hikers who enjoy easier day hikes, around 6 miles daily with about 1,000 feet elevation gain. We will use a variety of ski lifts, gondolas, chairs, buses, etc. to be able to hike along ridges with magnificent 360-degree views.

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Date: June 17-26, 2016 (9 days)  Price: From $3,450 

Climbing in the Alps

Climbing In The Alps 

Have you ever hiked a Colorado 12 or 13er and basked in the joy of not being on a 14er with 500 of your closest friends? Is it possible to do a trip to the Alps and not climb Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn? Come join me in July 2016 and find out. We’ll hike to the Panossiere Hut in Switzerland and climb four local peaks. I was here two years ago and saw three rope teams in two days.

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Date: July 9 - 18, 2016 (10 days)  Price: From $1300

Machu Picchu/Peru Trek (Full)

 

Join us for this extended trek to the historic ancient Inca city Machu Picchu. Tour the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco. For the main event, take a 7-day guided and supported trek on the Salkanty Trail over the scenic Inca Chiriasqu Pass, join the traditional Inca Trail at Huayllabamba, and arrive in Machu Picchu itself.

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Date: July 17 - 29, 2016 (13 days)  Price: From $2490

Crested Butte Hikes and Wildflowers (Wait List)

 

Crested Butte’s title of Wildflower Capital of Colorado, designated by the state legislature in 1990, is undisputed. Imagine yourself hiking in the explosion of color—reds, yellows, blues, purples—that blankets the town and surrounding mountains in July. This 8-day (7-night) trip is scheduled during the peak of blossoms. We will see striking crimson and orange paintbrush, periwinkle columbines, scarlet gilia, iridescent blue flax, yellow sunflowers, purple delphiniums and dusky blue lupines to name a few among an extensive palette of sub-alpine and alpine flowers. All hikes are long, but leisurely, day-hikes from our quaint B&B in the charming town of Crested Butte. Our hikes will take us into three wilderness areas: West Elk Wilderness, Raggeds Wilderness and Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness. One hike will be the classic Crested Butte to Aspen hike, 10 miles, 2,453 feet of elevation gain, with return transportation via shuttle van. On the rest day, we will explore the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and old mining town of Gothic. We will dine each evening in local establishments or at the B&B. Don’t miss these great hikes with their spectacular views and parade of color.

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Date: July 17 - 24, 2016 (8 days)  Price: From $1800

In State Outing 2016 

 

The tradition lives on! This year at the Sweetwater River Ranch, the endless diversity of the northern Sangre de Cristo, Rainbow Trail, and Arkansas River become your backyard. Fish at the campsite, hike quiet trails, or read a book with the accompaniment of river sounds. Tent camp or upgrade to a cabin, and enjoy great company and catered food under The Big Tent!

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Date: July 31 - August 5, 2016 (6 days)  Price: From $550

Centennial Canoe Outfitters

Colorado Mountain Club Sponsored Trip Hosted by Centennial Canoe Outfitters:
Canoe & Hike the Canyons of the Gunnison River
  

 

You will paddle and camp beside high walls of beautiful red sandstone deposited during the age of the dinosaurs on this guided/outfitted Gunnison River canoe trip through the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Interesting side trips into deep box canyons will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time and the silence of the wilderness. We plan on staying camped in the same place for two nights in Dominguez Canyon, depending on campsite availability. This allows ample time for hiking the canyon, playing in the river and relaxing. The canyon hosts a 40-foot waterfall, secluded swimming holes and numerous ancient Indian petroglyphs.

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Date: August 26 - 28, 2016 (3 days)  Price: From $379

Alta Via I in the Italian Dolomites (Wait List)

 

Trek the ten-day Alta Via I route between mountain huts with wonderful panoramic views and well marked trails. Explore the extraordinary variety of walks and hikes through every imaginable type of terrain, mountain formation and setting. Explore World War I ruins, stay in remote and highly scenic places along the trails, and conclude your trip with a full day of sightseeing in Venice.

Date: August 27 - September 11, 2016 (14 days)  Price: From $2240

British Columbia Great Bear Rainforest & Legend of the Spirit Bear (Wait List)

 

Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest left in the world! Take a water taxi ride through the coastal islands in the heart of the rainforest with chances to see orcas, whales, and porpoises. These islands are the only place in the world to see the rare Spirit Bear. Enjoy exclusive access to special viewing areas and accommodations in the Spirit Bear Lodge.

Date: September 9 -13, 2016 (5 days)  Price: From $4520

Camino de Santiago–Camino Sanabrés Route (Full)

 

Come and discover the Camino de Santiago the way it used to be, but with a difference. On this very special pilgrimage, we travel the way that most pilgrims have always traveled—on foot—but we stay in places that many kings, queens and dignitaries who’ve walked this way over the centuries could never have imagined: beautiful and unique country homes, estates, even an active monastery! 15-day itinerary includes a visit to Madrid at the beginning, Santiago de Compostela at the end, and just under 200km of walking the Camino de Santiago in between.

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Date: September 17 - October 1, 2016 (15 days)  Price: From $3499

Camino de Santiago–Camino Sanabrés Route Second Trip Added!

 

Due to overwhelming response and desire to walk a pilgrimage in 2016, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a second trip to Camino de Santiago has been added. Come and discover the Camino de Santiago the way it used to be, but with a difference. On this very special pilgrimage, we travel the way that most pilgrims have always traveled—on foot—but we stay in places that many kings, queens and dignitaries who’ve walked this way over the centuries could never have imagined: beautiful and unique country homes, estates, even an active monastery! 15-day itinerary includes a visit to Madrid at the beginning, Santiago de Compostela at the end, and just under 200km of walking the Camino de Santiago in between.

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Date: October 10 - 24, 2016 (15 days)  Price: From $3499

Ireland: Best Hikes and Culture 

 

Visit the country of emerald green landscapes, windswept peaks, and craggy seascapes! Trek for 8 days along the Wicklow Way, near the Ring of Kerry, and on the Dingle Peninsula, including an attempt of Ireland’s highpoint Carranutuohill (3,406 ft). Tour Dublin, Killarney, and Dingle, including historic, mystical, and musical highlights.

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Date: September 22 - October 6, 2016 (15 days)  Price: From $4200

Everest Base Camp and Nepal Trek 

 

This trek will take the participants to Everest Base Camp, as well as Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and other places, there is an option to climb Island Peak a 20, 000 foot trekking peak in the Himalaya. Weather permitting you should be able to see the Khumbu Icefall on Everest, as well as views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Island Peak.

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Date: October 1 - 22 (24 days)  Price: From $3500

Ancients Ruin Bike/Hike Adventure 

The Ancients Ruin Bike & Hike Adventure is 6 days mountain bike riding, hiking and camping through the heart of Ancient Puebloan’s country in the Cedar Mesa region of S.E. Utah. This vehicle supported adventure takes you across Cedar Mesa and the "Trail of the Ancients" and deep into canyons with numerous side trips to spectacular but little known Anasazi ruins. Most of the riding is on moderately rough dirt roads, perfect for mountain bikes, and the side hikes are short but challenging and afford a unique glimpse into the mysterious Anasazi way of life that flourished in the area over 900 years ago.

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Date: October 3 - 8 (6 days)  Price: From $695

SE Colorado

Southeast Colorado Adventure New Trip!

 

Grab your blue jeans and hiking boots! We will hunt for dinosaur footprints and petroglyphs, visit museums, climb hoodoos, cross the Santa Fe Trail several times, explore a frontier fort, and stay on a working cattle conservation ranch. This trip includes 4 days, 3 nights exploring Southeastern Colorado where the dinosaurs roamed before cattle came, and where Native Americans lived before the migration from the east by explorers, miners, the railroad and ranchers. It is a place of changing cultures, history, weather, and geology. It has experienced the Dust Bowl, the shameful events of the Japanese-American incarceration during WWII at Camp Amache, and the massacre of Ute families at Sand Creek. SE Colorado has witnessed the resilience of many as they followed the Santa Fe Trail and their destiny westward.

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Date: October 7 - 10, 2016 (4 days)  Price: From $910

Scorpion Gulch, Escalante River, Utah Llama Trek (Wait List)

 

We will be hiking into a small tributary canyon of the Escalante River in the Glen Canyon NRA. Scorpion gulch meets the Escalante River at approximately the half way point of the river’s 100 miles course from the Town of Escalante to Lake Powell. The trailhead is from the Hole in the Rock Road about 25 miles. The hike to camp is a steady 6.5 miles to a more demanding 9 miles depending on campsite and day hike abilities. Water availability and weather may dictate some options. The llamas carry all of our gear and the guides do the cooking and cleanup for meals. We just carry a small daypack on our hikes.

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Date: October 23 - 28 (6 days)  Price: From $1,783

Colombia’s El Cocuy National Park: High Altitude Mountaineering New Trip!

 

Known as the hidden gem of South America, El Cocuy National Park is in Beautiful Colombia with glaciated peaks over 17,000 feet! Our tip will take us through a cirque with the opportunity to climb several peaks including the highest one in the park – Ritacuba Blanco. This first time CMC trip to El Cocuy National Park is an exciting opportunity to add onto your High Altitude Mountaineering resume. This trip requires roped glacier travel for portions of the trip.

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Date: November 30 - December 11 (12 days)  Price: From $1,995

Christmas in Ukraine and Russia New Trip!

 

Celebrate Christmas 2016 amid the festive bustle of the Ukraine and Russian holiday season. We will visit Christmas markets and stroll wide, wintry boulevards while basking in the glow of twinkling holiday lights. We'll start our tour in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, from where the whole history of Russia started, reaching its Golden Age during the 10th-12th centuries. After a night train ride, we'll visit Moscow with its legendary Red Square and Kremlin, where Russian csars were coronated in the Assumption Cathedral. We'll finish our trip in beautiful St. Petersburg, where a tour highlight will be a visit to The Hermitage, one of the world's premier art museums. In addition to extensive walks in the downtown, we'll hike in parks in the city suburbs as well as visit the gorgeous and opulent palace of Catherine the Great. Optional evening tours will include a traditional Cossack folk performance, opera, ballet or circus. You might also decide to go ice skating or defrost in a local banya, the Russian equivalent of a sauna. And, of course, you will try famous borscht soup and Russian vodka! This will be a combination of sightseeing walking tours and visiting museums, palaces and churches in three cities.

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Date: December 17 - 29, 2016 (12 days)  Price: From $2795

Two Great Walks of New Zealand (Wait List)

 

Trek two of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Milford Track and the Abel Tasman Coast Track, both on the South Island and each very unique. Take an overnight cruise on the Milford Sound, a trip from Te Anau to Queenstown on the Backroads Bus, a historic steamship cruise of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, a crossing of Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington via the Interislander Cook Strait ferry, and conclude with an overnight stay on Kapiti Island.

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Date: March 24 - April 9, 2017 (15 days)  Price: From $3820

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kyoto Culture & Kumano Kodo Trek New Trip!

 

Experience Japan at the peak of cherry blossom time! Spend three days exploring the shrines, temples and interesting neighborhoods of ancient Kyoto, once the Imperial capital of Japan. Experience the rich history of this beautiful city and attend a traditional geisha tea ceremony and dance performance. Travel by train to Tanabe and enjoy this coastal town before heading up into the mountains of the Kii Peninsula for our 8-day trek along the UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo. Travel by train from the end of the trek to Osaka, a vibrant modern Japanese city ripe for exploration.

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Date: April 4 - 19, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,400

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2017

 

We travel in 35 foot rafts for 188 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore Wash. This 12-day trip gives us 5 extra days for hiking compared to the traditional Grand Canyon 7 day trip. We finish with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a scenic plane flight back to the put-in. For B & C hiking levels.

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Date: April 22 - May 4, 2017 (13 days)  Price: From $4,730

Ben Nevis

Scotland’s West Highland Way and Optional Ben Nevis Climb New Trip!

 

Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for 95 miles beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands. This famous route is walked by over 50,000 people each year, making it the most popular long distance walk in Scotland. The path uses ancient roads, including drovers’ roads, military roads and old coaching roads and we will walk the traditional route from south to north to the foot of Scotland’s (and the U.K.’s) highest peak, Ben Nevis. Weather permitting, options after completing the West Highland Way include a climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), or an excursion on the West Highland Railway/Ferry to Mallaig and Armadale. While hiking will be the trip’s focus, the group will also tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (famous for being the home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery.

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Date: May 8 - 21, 2017 (14 days)  Price: From $3,200

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru Climbs, Tanzania New Trip!

 

This will be a new variation on previous CMC trips to Kilimanjaro. First, we will warm up and acclimatize with a four day climb of Mt. Meru, 14,968’, 4562 M. Mt. Meru is just West of Kilimanjaro, near Arusha, Tanzania and there we will see amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Then for the main event, we will climb Kilimanjaro (19,340’), during a 6-day climb on the Rongai Route on the North side of the mountain.

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Date: July 8 - 23, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,300

Triglav National Park

A Hiking Sampler of Slovenia

 

This trip is a hiking sampler of Slovenia, giving the participant a varied and diverse experience. We will hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Julian Alps, do a 3 day hut -to hut hike in Triglav National Park, enjoy the great lakes of Bled and Bohinj, walk the war trails from WWI, walk the wine hills of “Slovenian Tuscany", visit the Mediterranean coast, taste the rich Slovenian cuisine, excellent wine and local organic products and get to know the local people, enter into their homes and learn about their lives, habits, culture and way of life.

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Date: August 26 - September 11, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,425

Sneak Peak | Upcoming Trips Under Discussion
Check back soon to see which trips made the list!

 

 

European Haute Route Ski Tour

Spring 2017

Cuba- Culture and High Point

Summer 2017

Trekking in Portugal

Fall 2017

Hike Across England- the Lake District 

Fall 2017

 

 

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