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Journey: Rocky Mountain National Park

July 13-22, 2024
Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park, CO
Fort Staff

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Journey: Rocky Mountain National Park

9 Campers, 3 Staff, 9 Nights, 40 Miles Backpacking the Trail

The trail changes people, you won’t come back the same!

Unplugging and being immersed in God’s creation for 9 nights with only the sound of footsteps on the trail and wildlife is an experience in itself. Add-in a community of campers and staff to share conversation and guide the group through God’s Word. It’s an unforgettable and impactful week!

Summer Hiking Trip

July 13 – 22, 2024

9 spots available; co-ed

For adults (Young adults age 16+ can attend with a parent)

Prepare for your Journey – Read our Prep Guide

Standing in awe of God and His creation
Gain new skills
Smiles on the trail are contagious
Map your day’s adventure

First time on a Fort Journey?

We’ve got you covered.

Located in Estes Park, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is acres of spectacular mountain terrain, lush meadows, and stunning mountain top views ideal for a genuine wilderness experience. Prepare to climb thousands of feet of elevation through the heart of the Rockies, be challenged as a team and experience majestic mountain scenery.

Campers will meet at Fort Wilderness, get picked up on the way to the park, or fly into DIA (Denver International Airport).

Once we hit the trail all belongings and gear will be transported via backpack. Each night we will set up camp at primitive sites along the trail. Backpacking experience is not necessary, but preferred. Being in good physical shape – having the ability to carry your pack and hike terrain – is necessary. We won’t be racing up the mountain, but general good health and physical fitness will make the experience enjoyable!

All meals will be prepared and served by Fort Staff – dehydrated food has never tasted so good! Plus, you’ll experience a few special Fort signature meals prepared along the way.

Trained, experienced staff will guide the trip with both adventure and outfitting skills but also relationally as they lead conversations and daily devotions.

The Journey is sure to challenge campers physically and spiritually.

What equipment does Fort provide?

Is backpacking experience required?

Can I bring my phone?

What are the sleeping arrangements?

What about bathrooms and showers?

What about food and water?

How are health issues handled on the trail?


Campers will picked up in a Fort van on the way to Colorado or have the option to fly to and from DIA (Denver International Airport). All belongings and gear will be transported via covered trailer.

If Driving:

Pick Up Locations

  • July 13th
    • 11am – Fort Wilderness: 6180 Wilderness Trail, McNaughton, WI 54501
    • 4:30pm – Minneapolis: Blackhawk Park and Ride, 4565 Blackhawk Road, Eagan, MN 55122
    • 8pm – Des Moines: Prairie Flower Campground, 10498-10534 NW Lake Dr, Polk City, IA 50226
  • July 14th
    • 7am – Des Moines: Prairie Flower Campground, 10498-10534 NW Lake Dr, Polk City, IA 50226
    • 10am – Omaha: Park and Ride Chalco, Gretna, NE 68028

Drop Off Locations (same as pick-up locations): Other drop-off locations can be arranged if needed. Contact Gunnar Koehn at

  • July 21st
    • 3pm – Omaha: Park and Ride Chalco, Gretna, NE 68028
    • 5pm – Des Moines: Prairie Flower Campground, 10498-10534 NW Lake Dr, Polk City, IA 50226
    • 9pm – Minneapolis: Lebanon Hills Campground, 12100 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, St. Paul, MN 55124
  • July 22nd
    • 11:30am – Fort Wilderness: 6180 Wilderness Trail, McNaughton, WI 54501

If Flying:

Getting There: Flights must arrive to DIA (Denver International Airport) by the afternoon of July 14th. Once at the airport, we will connect and provide you transportation to where we are staying.

Getting Home: You will return to the DIA (at the earliest) 3pm on July 20th. Departing flights can be made anytime after.

Financial Assistance

Fort Wilderness desires that camp be available to all people, regardless of finances. Don’t miss out on camp. Learn more and apply: financial assistance

Food Allergy Note

For any food allergy, we want to help. The nature of the trip allows some flexibility with food – Please email at the same time of registration to be sure we can accommodate your needsContact the Adventure Program Manager, Gunnar Koehn at

Basic Camp Schedule

Opening DayArrive at camp, get picked up along the way, or fly in!
Meet your leaders and trail mates
Day 2Travel to site
Arrive at Rocky Mountain National Park
Day 3-8Hit the trail!
Daily devotional led by the staff
Evening group activities and prayer
Day 9Travel home – get dropped off on the way
Last DayArrive at Fort
Return packs and gear
See you next time!