Journey Quest’s backpack trips are challenging and fun catalysts that can take your group to new levels in community, purpose, and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Colorado’s high mountains and infused with solid, Biblical teaching, these guided wilderness trips are nothing short of life-changing.
Our backpack trips last three or more days and take place in Colorado’s beautiful and rugged mountain ranges such as the Sange de Cristo Mountains or the San Juan Mountains. Backpacking can be combined with other activities such as whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, or rock climbing.
- Throughout the ages God has used wilderness as a training ground for those He was preparing for service. Moses, Paul, Elijah, David, and yes, even Jesus spent significant time in the wilderness before beginning their life of service.
- Simply being in the wilderness removes many of the distractions that can steal our focus, replacing them with focused time in God’s Word and a supportive and encouraging community.
- Backpacking can be give you focused, intentional time to invest in each person in your group. Did you know that on a 6-day backpack trip, a youth pastor or leader will have more time with each student than they typically get with an entire year of youth group meetings? This is part of why they are so effective!
Each morning begins with a time to be alone with Christ, followed by a hearty breakfast while you prepare for another adventure packed day filled with hiking, exploration, fun games, and spectacular scenery. Evenings are spent together as a group as we gather around the campfire, worship Jesus, and learn from His word. Our guides have a true heart for Christ and are intentional about making Him known. The activities, schedule, and spiritual content in these trips are fully customized to the meet needs of your group.
Journey Quest provides backpacks, quality tents, delicious meals, and all needed group gear. Students need only bring their personal clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, and quality hiking footwear.