Backpacking Expeditions

Are You Ready For An Adventure?

The JPII Outdoor Lab leads 3-5 day backpacking adventures in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Both of these areas are hidden gems within the Colorado wilderness because of their 14,000 foot peaks, majestic views, alpine lakes, and unbeaten paths. Join us as we learn the techniques of backcountry cooking, wilderness survival skills, and explore the beauty of God’s creation. We will be challenged physically and spiritually as we grow closer to Christ through friendship and the teachings of the Catholic Church. These trips are perfect for the experienced and beginner backpacker alike.

Who goes?

  • Incoming 9th graders – Departing 12th graders

  • Groups up to 9 members of your friends, youth groups or YDisciple groups

  • Home-school groups

Are You Ready?

Click below to sign up for one of our three sessions!

Session #1 July 10-14

Session #2 July 17-21

Session #3 July 24-28