Guided Backpacking

Outdoor adventure is absolutely critical for the spirit and soul of an individual or family. That is why Deer Valley Ranch is excited about offering this brand new adventure starting the summer of 2017. Our family guest ranch is perched at the base of Mount Princeton and located near the vast Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, trails are everywhere. The ranch has access to trails in three US Forest Service Ranger Districts, providing the opportunity to explore areas that are far beyond the average or ordinary.

What makes backcountry hiking with Deer Valley Ranch spectacular is that we are all about creating space for you and your family to experience the wilderness and the awe-inspiring aspect of our Creator while in His creation. As a Christian ministry, Deer Valley Ranch helps churches, corporations, families and individuals become closer and more intentional in their daily faith journey through specific adventures in our spectacular wilderness. In our humble opinion, there is no better place to recharge than in His wilderness.

For this very reason, we are featuring a Backcountry Hiking expedition at Deer Valley Ranch. Designed with the individual, family, corporation or church group in mind these 3-day (2 night) back country hikes are designed to challenge you to become all that you were created to be. We have thought about all the details for you, all that is needed is an adventurous spirit and the willingness to have an amazing time!

(This expedition is available for summer ranch guests, with prior reservation. Please call ranch office to inquire and book. Limited space available, so plan ahead. If you have special requests or individual group needs, feel free to contact the ranch and we can arrange for most things in advance.)




Deer Valley Ranch Backcountry Expedition

(3 days of hiking, 2 days at the ranch)

Dude & Guest Ranch Rate (3-day)

Adult (18+) – $ 250 per person
Child (8-17) – $ 200 per person

Deer Valley Ranch Single Overnight Expedition Rate

Adult (12+) – $ 90 per person
Child (6-12) – $ 75 per person

*These rates are for guests who are planning to stay a full seven days at Deer Valley Ranch, and participate in the dude and guest programing in addition to the backpacking expedition.

Includes:
-All meals while on the trail
-Camping supplies (tents/cookware).

Price does not include:

-Taxes
-Gear: Hiking shoes, water-hydration packs, headlamp/flashlight/backpack, etc We can arrange for the purchase of any gear you might need.
-Use of any pack animals or special gear as needed.
-Any additional days while at Deer Valley Ranch other than what is listed in package.

Backpacker’s Rate

Adult (18+) – $ 600 per person
Child (8-17) – $ 500 per person

*These rates are for guests who only want participate in the backpacking expedition, and are not planning to stay a full seven days at Deer Valley Ranch.

Includes:
-First and last night of lodging at Deer Valley Ranch (lodge accommodations only, double occupancy).
-Meals while you are at Deer Valley Ranch (Dinner first night upon arrival, Dinner night of returning to the ranch, breakfast the morning of your departure).
-Includes one guided horseback ride while you are on the ranch (1 hour ride)
-Includes the use of all amenities while on the ranch (hot spring pools, sauna, hot tubs and the ability to take part in all kids, teens and ranch evening events)
-All meals while on the trail
-Camping supplies (tents/cookware).

Price does not include:

-Taxes
-Gear: Hiking shoes, water-hydration packs, headlamp/flashlight/backpack, etc We can arrange for the purchase of any gear you might need.
-Use of any pack animals or special gear as needed.
-Upgraded accommodations other than lodge
-Any additional days while at Deer Valley Ranch other than what is listed in package.
-Additional charge for individual room stays