Are you a rugged and spirited soul who laughs at danger and seeks adventure? Then Desert to Mountains is the program for you! This two-week escapade will take you from the red rock canyons and rugged ridges of the enchanting Paradox Valley to the high alpine meadows, cascading waterfalls and jagged mountain peaks of the Telluride region. Enthusiastic explorers will climb boulders, rappel rocks, paddle duckies and trek through some of the Southwest’s' most stunning landscapes. During week one, we will increase our rock climbing and river running knowledge while rappelling towering cliff faces and charging rapids on the river. In week two, we will enhance our backcountry skills with a backpacking adventure to our own secret high-alpine base camp where we will create delicious culinary cuisine and spend three nights sleeping under bright stars and massive peaks. There will be plenty of time set aside for epic water fights, camp cooking and alpine exploration on this spectacular southwestern adventure.
General Program Schedule:
Monday - Friday: Double overnight starting on Tuesday
Monday - Friday: Triple overnight starting on Tuesday
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
*Students are required to provide a backpack for this program. Packs can be rented with Paragon Sports by using the link on the right
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This is a SAMPLE itinerary. Specific activities will vary.