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Crested Butte Guided Hiking

Slow Down & Take It In

If you love to hike, there’s no better place for a guided adventure than the backcountry around Crested Butte. We believe in experiencing nature in small, private groups. You can expect plenty of people on the popular trails, but with our guides you can get away. Just you, your friends or family, and nature in all her glory.

Fields of waist-high wildflowers, deserted mountain summits, quiet alpine lakes, efficient networks of game trails through dramatic alpine basins…we have it all. From short scenic rambles to multi-day epic adventures we’ve got you covered. All of our hikes can be customized to your group’s experience and fitness level.

Guided Colorado Hiking Trips

We can not thank you enough for the most beautiful and amazing hike! We all thought you were a total superstar. You made our summer!!!

Mish, New York

join us to get off the beaten path

After decades of hiking these mountains we still find new, hidden treasures every summer. There’s a lifetime of exploring in central Colorado.


Private trips never exceed a 1 guide to 6 clients ratio.

  • $600/day/guide
  • $400/ guide
  • $700/day/guide
  • $125/person
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Hike Options


A long-standing tradition at Colorado Backcountry, on Friday we explore! Since 2006, we hike somewhere new each week. If you want to get to know the nooks and crannies of Gunnison County, then join us for a Friday Hike.


The pilgrimage between two of Colorado’s most well-known mountain towns climbs up and over West Maroon Pass. Everyone wants to do this hike, and it’s no secret why. The dramatic landscape provides spectacular views of the central Elk Mountain Range. If wildflowers are your thing, well then look no further than the world-class meadows along this route.


Ticking summits off a list? Looking for adventure and solitude? We’re here to help. With hundreds of named and unnamed peaks around the Elk, West Elk, Sawatch, Fossil Ridge, Ruby Range, and Ragged Mountains, there’s a lifetime of alpine explorations right in our backyard. No one knows the routes better.


Ready for an unforgettable backcountry experience? Want to go deep into the mountains and sleep under the stars? Join us on a custom multi-day backpacking trip into the Maroon Bells, Raggeds, Fossil Ridge, West Elk, or Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Areas.


Light changes fast. You need to be in the right place at the right time to create moments that last a lifetime. No one knows the Crested Butte landscape, the weather, and the changing light better than our team.


Crested Butte is Colorado Wildflower Capitol for good reason. Flowers bloom from April through August. Our team of naturalists can show the best bloom on any given day. Private tours range from gentle stroll to far-flung escapades along alpine ridges, and everything in between.

Use our trip inquiry form to begin the booking process!