Backpacking

Backpacking in Elk Mountains high above Crested Butte

Come experience the solitude and beauty of the Colorado Rockies with the expertise and comfort of a personal guide. Crested Butte Mountain Guides has a long history of fun and safe multi-day travel through the neighboring Elk Mountains. Travel with us for a simple overnight, or up to a week out under the sun and stars. We will visit seldom seen high alpine lakes and tarns, beautiful meadows of pristine wildflowers, dramatic waterfalls and mountain creeks, and camp below stunning alpine peaks. Choose from mellow and easy valley and lower elevation trips, to strenuous high alpine passes and peaks. Our guides will take you to seldom visited hidden gems within the Colorado Rocky Mountains, help you set-up camp, cook for you, and teach you about Leave No Trace travel practices.