schedule of events

Colorado Trail Days event schedule:


What: The 5 Point Film Festival

When: Friday June 28, 6:30 PM

Where: Powerhouse Science Center

Why: to be moved and inspired by a special selection of outdoor and adventure films that will raise the spirit and dazzle the eyes, each containing a message consistent with purpose, respect, humility, commitment and balance.

Get tickets here!


Osprey Backpack Repair Station Saturday 

Bring down just about any gear with any problem and Osprey Packs will evaluate and perform a repair if possible. Packs, jackets, tents, sleeping bags – you name it, they’ll try to fix it. Free, and absolutely awesome.

Exped Dunk Tank Mattress Repair Station 

Exped will be accessing leaky air mattresses and repairing them on the spot if possible. Free and super unbelievably rad.

Tent City in Iris Park

See complete lines of tents from major brands like Big Agnes, Black Diamond Mountain Hardware, MSR, Nemo and more.

What: Coffee talks with the San Juan Mountain Association 

When:   Saturday June 29, 9:30 AM

Where: Outdoor Research Tiny House, Backcountry Experience

Why: to learn about the importance of education, stewardship and recreational use in sensitive places such as Ice Lakes Basin and how the OR tiny house along with San Juan Mountain Association will play a role in administering information to the public for the remainder of the summer in South Mineral Creek.

What: Ultra light Luxury with Five Pound Pete 

When: Saturday June 29, 10 AM

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: to learn how traveling ultra-light doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort. Vogt has designed and refined his own thru-hiking gear for years and has learned through experience, trial and error how and where to reduce weight, minimize complications and where to find room for improvement. Remember, his base weight is five pounds, that’s why they call him Five Pound Pete.

What: Bikepacking the Colorado Trail with Brett Davis

When: Saturday June 29, 12 PM

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: as self supported adventure like bikepacking is exploding, learn from a guide with years of experience about how to plan, what to bring, what you’ll need and what you won’t on an excursion like the Colorado Trail.

What: Outlandish: Fuel your Epic with Morgan “The Running Bum” Sjogren

When : Saturday June 29, 2 PM

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: Sjogren has become the voice of a certain kind of adventure, one mixed with feasts heated on the engine block of a Jeep Wrangler. One laced with guidebook-writing adventures across the  Southwest (Sjogren is the author of the Best Hikes in Bears Ears). One built on endless days on the trails and rowdy campfire nights. Her new book, Outlandish: Fuel for you Epic, captures it all.

What: How to use a map and compass with Graham Coffey

When: Saturday June 29, 3:30

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: Maps can be fun to look at and easy to read while inside, but when you’re turned around in the woods or high mountains it’s good to know exactly what you’re looking at. Seasoned backpacking guide and BCEXP store manager Graham Coffey teaches us how to use a map and compass for real world outdoor applications.

What: Steve House presents Training for The Uphill Athlete  

When: Saturday June 29,  5 PM

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: Steve House is perhaps on of the most accomplished and progressive alpinists of our time. In his new book he co-authored with other world class like Kilian Jornet and Scott Johnston,  House bring an unparalleled knowledge of conditioning for mountain environments.  He’ll share stories, answer questions and list training principles.


What: Salomon Group Run and Hike Shoe Demo

When: Sunday, June 30, 10 AM

Where: Meet at Backcountry Experience, car pool to Junction Creek, hike out and back on CT to first bridge or Run out and back to Gudy’s and back.

Why: Salomon is a leader in trail footwear, and this is a terrific opportunity to try out a pair, plus see the southern most tip of this famous trail as the Junction Creek drainage is flowing and lush.  Also, adventurer/artist Hannah Green will be joining us on the trail.

What: Society through adventure’s lens with Hannah Green

when: Sunday, June 30, 1 2 PM

Where: Backcountry Experience… or possibly the trail….

Why: Hannah Green is an adventurer on-the-go,  an insatiable and  accomplished trail runner, thru-hiker, bikepacker and artist.  To her, adventure provides a unique lens in which to see the world around her. She’ll share her stories and perspective as well as showcase artwork and her book of photography.

What: Backpacking 101 with Emily Prigmore

When: Sunday June 30, 1 PM

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: Emily is an experienced guide and wilderness therapy counselor with global experience on the trail. She’ll cover the basic fundamentals of what you need to get started in backpacking.  Ask questions, check out her gear, and take this opportunity to learn about how to hit the trails.

What: Water filtration with MSR

When Sunday, June 30  2 PM

Where: Backcountry Experience

Why: not all water filtration is the same. We’ll learn the ins and outs of this crucial technology and how some systems are better than others in filtering water in the backcountry.

What: First aid kit 101

When: Sunday, June 30, 3 PM

why: What do you carry in your first aid kit? You do carry a first aid kit, right?

Kling Mountain Guide Erin Laine will be covering basics on things like what to carry, what not to carry and why. Everyone can learn something from this insightful talk.

Check back for updates and more clinic info! See you there!



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