In partnership with Mountain Hardwear, the state of Colorado, and the Colorado Outward Bound School, we launched the first annual Colorado Trail Fest in September 2016.
Nearly 40 BACKPACKER readers gathered for a four-day trek in the San Juan Mountains, followed by a train ride to Durango and a music-beer-food-prizes celebration. …
Click PLAY or watch 2016 highlights on YouTube.
The 2017 Colorado Trail Fest is scheduled for mid-September. Leave a comment if you have final dates for that.
A terrific list.
- Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim
- Yosemite’s Clouds Rest and Half Dome
- Walking Across Zion
- Alta Via 2, Dolomite Mountains, Italy
- Many Glacier to Logan Pass, Glacier National Park
- Hiking Mount St. Helens
- Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
- John Muir Trail – Evolution Basin to Mather Pass
- Death Canyon Shelf to South Fork Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park
- Volcanoes of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
- The Narrows, Zion National Park
- Gray Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
- Mosquito Creek to Toleak Point, Southern Olympic Coast
- Paria Canyon Narrows
- High Sierra Trail, Sequoia National Park
- Crossing the Wind River Range, Wyoming
- Royal Arch Loop, Grand Canyon
- Rockwall Trail, Kootenay National Park, Canadian Rockies
- Timberline Lodge to Cooper Spur, Timberline Trail, Mount Hood
- Europaweg (Europe Trail) Zermatt, Switzerland
- Spider Gap-Buck Creek Pass Loop, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington
- Galdhøpiggen, Norway
- Crown of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains
- Thorung La, Annapurna, Nepal
- Traversing the Sierra de Aitana in Southern Spain
Click over to his excellent site for details and links to trip reports:
Geoff Sears on the Highline Trail, Glacier National Park.
Without question one of the best hikes in the world. Most popular is the W Circuit.
Click PLAY or watch a teaser on YouTube.
Cost is about $600 / person for 5 days / 4 nights in 2017 if you sign on with Vertice Patagonia.
Even better and longer is the the full Paine Circuit (often called the “O” as contrasted with the red “W”).
If interested know that logistics are getting increasingly difficult. Costs are going up. But it’s still well worth making your way to southern South America in the trekking season.
Click over to our Paine information page for details.
Hump Ridge is one of our best hikes in Australasia.
Check the Department of Conservation home page.