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Colorado Mountain Club Adventure Travel trips open the world to you. With trips to over a dozen destinations, you're sure to find the right fit for your next adventure.


Rafting the Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon — Rafting & Hiking


​Experience the Grand Canyon's hidden areas on this 12-day, hike-intensive raft trip. Hatch River Expeditions will lead our group down 188 miles of river on 35-foot, motorized S-rig boats, while giving us access to hikes in areas that can only be reached from the river.

Date: April 27 - May 9, 2019   NEW DISCOUNTED PRICE: From $4800


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Utah — Biking & Hiking


Spend six days mountain biking, hiking, and camping in the heart of Ancient Puebloan country in southeastern Utah’s Cedar Mesa region.  This vehicle-supported adventure takes you across high plateaus and into canyons to extraordinary but little known Anasazi ruins. Discover rock art, cliff dwellings, and intriguing evidence of civilizations of long ago.

Date: October 1 - 6, 2018   Price: From $735


Japan — Hiking & Culture


Experience rural, spiritual and historic Japan at the peak of fall foliage in both Koyasan and along the Nakasendo Way. This B-level trip starts in the city of Osaka where we’ll have an opportunity to explore the energetic Dotonbori neighborhood. Then, head up the mountain to Koyasan to stay in a Buddhist temple complex and immerse yourself in the food and rituals of the monks who live there. Travel by bullet train to central Honshu—where the foliage will be incredible—and walk for six days along the ancient Nakasendo Way as it passes through the Kiso River Valley. We’ll visit eleven 18th century post-towns, where fresh horses, accommodation, and food were provided to travelers of old. End in Tokyo with a visit to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market.

Date: October 30 - November 12, 2018   Price: From $3985

Mexico — Hiking & Culture


This 13-day adventure delves into the culture, history and tastes of the Zapotec people of Mexico. Starting in the capital city of Oaxaca (pronounced "wah-HAH-kah"), we'll tour pyramids, ancient sites and an alijebre craft center (where the famous carved figurines are made). We'll spend a day urban hiking Oaxaca, getting close and personal with the various barrios. Next, we'll work our way up the mountain, stopping in the central valley for a pueblo-to-pueblo amble and learn how to make mole and tortillas. Then up to the Sierra Madre mountains where we’ll trek for the next few days from village to village in the Pueblos Mancomunados (6000’-9500’ elevation). Here we’ll experience canyons, caves, waterfalls, panoramas, deciduous cactus and sub-alpine forests. We may be able to spot wildlife from among the 400 bird species—including the colorful quetzal bird—350 species of butterflies, and 6 varieties of big cats. After our fill of Zapotec hospitality, we’ll return to Oaxaca for the Dia de Los Muertos celebration--Oaxaca City is the headquarters of this colorful and tasty Mexican festival.

Date: October 20 - November 1, 2018   Price: From $2,129


Japan — Trekking & Culture


Experience Japan at the peak of fall foliage!  Spend three days exploring the rich history of ancient Kyoto, once the Imperial capital of Japan. Visit a variety of shrines, temples, beautiful gardens and interesting neighborhoods with a local guide and on our own. Then, travel by train to Tanabe and enjoy this coastal town before heading up into the mountains of the Kii Peninsula for our 7-day guided 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. 

Date: November 14 - 28, 2018   Price: From $4625

Mexico — Mountaineering & Culture

Summit the four tallest Mexican volcanoes (all higher than CO 14ers) with the best local guides.  Take pictures of gorgeous mountain sceneries during the sun rise.  Taste authentic local food prepared by locals who will host us in their homes. Climb to the top the famous Teotihuacan pyramids.  Visit the historical city of Puebla. Watch Popocatepetl, an active volcano, peacefully erupt only a few miles away. Learn about local culture, history, and traditional dances.  Join locals for salsa dancing and tequila tasting to celebrate the trip.

Date: November 17-26, 2018   Price: From $1796


Patagonia — Trekking


Carved by fjords and capped by glistening glaciers, this legendary land is a natural wonderland of extremes—spanning the southern regions of Chile and Argentina to the tip of the South American continent. The towering granite spires of Torres del Paine, and the astonishing ice-blue glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park, offer some of the world's premier hiking and trekking destinations. A hike across Patagonia, with its dramatic landscapes and breathtaking vistas, is by far one of the most treasured adventures for hikers the world over.

Date: November 10 - 23, 2018   Price: Trip Full

Grand Canyon - Rafting & Hiking - New Discounted Price!

Experience hidden wonders in the Grand Canyon on this 12-day, hike-intensive raft trip.  Professional guides, from Hatch River Expeditions, will lead the group down 188 miles of river on motorized S-rig boats.  This river running experience maximizes time to explore the amazing side canyons on foot and see the amazing geology, history, and unique floral and fauna found there.  If boats and hikes aren’t enough, the trip will conclude with a helicopter flight out of the canyon and an airplane fight back to the start. 

Date: April 27 - May 9, 2019   New Discounted Price: From $4800

Scotland's Glen Way

Scotland - Trekking


This 12-day adventure starts in Glasgow with some good Scottish fun! Explore Glasgow on a food walking tour, then it's off to Fort William. Here, you'll hike Ben Nevis, United Kingdom's tallest mountain at 4,406' elevation (optional). Up next is your 7-day, 79-mile trek along the Great Glen Way. It follows the Caledonian Canal, a ship canal built in the 1800s linking the east and west coasts of Scotland. Sometimes you'll hike on historic tow paths next to the canal, other times high above it on ancient roads and forest tracks. Each night you'll stay on a barge where an crew provides local/cultural/historical information and chef-prepared meals. You'll end the adventure in Inverness and visit the Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns--both sites familiar to "Outlander" fans!

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Date: June 12-23, 2019   Price: From $3885

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Iceland - Trekking

National Geographic named the Laugavegur Trail as one of the "20 Best Hikes in the World!" Come explore this amazing trek and include the Skógar extension, ending at the stunning 200-foot-high Skógafoss waterfall.  Your 50-mile trek will start in Landmannalaugar, known for its multicolored rhyolite mountains and hot springs. The breathtaking scenery throughout the 7-day hike includes fields of obsidian, colorful mountains, black sands, geysers, glaciers and glacial rivers.  Spend your nights relaxing in mountain huts at beautiful remote locations including one at the foot of the glacier Eyjafjallajokull at the base of a volcano that erupted in 2010 and halted air traffic in Europe.

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Date: July 20-31, 2019   Price: From $4800

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