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PINGREE PARK, COLORADO

Basecamp: Hiking Colorado's Mummy Range

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Program #9883RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Those walking, hiking in activities will experience elevations from 9,000 to 13,000 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Broken in hiking boots, daypack, water bottles, wind and rain protection, recommend list in attachments.

Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Check-in by 4 pm, Orientation and Safety Lecture ...
Note: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest

Afternoon: Arrival/check in by 4 p.m., campus tour and orientation at 5 p.m.

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Important program orientation and safety lecture; NOTE daily schedules listed below may change due to weather, group and safety considerations

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Teambuilding and problem solving on the Challenge...
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Problem solving Challenge Course Activities. Daylong activities teach individual and team behavior with an emphasis on safety. "Teamwork" Climbing adventures on this program and on great mountains of the world involves working with a group of people. It requires common goals, excellent communication, and a willingness to work in a team, as a team, to be a part of a team

Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Individual challenges continues on the High Elements Ropes Course

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Presentation on Outdoor Pursuits

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Signal Mountain Climb
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Day long hiking climb of 11,262 ft. Signal Mountain, 11 miles Round Trip, 2,600' vertical gain/loss; hike on established trail up and back 5.5 miles each way.

Lunch: Sack lunch, pick up at Breakfast

Afternoon: Continue morning's hike

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Lecture on Mountain Safety

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Stormy Peaks Climb
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Day long hiking climb of 12,148 feet Stormy Peaks, 10 miles Round Trip, 2,200 vertical gain/loss; hike on established trail up and back 4 miles each way, last .5 mile each way is over and around rocky terrain including boulders with no established trail.

Lunch: Sack lunch, pick up at Breakfast

Afternoon: Continue morning hike

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Rest and Recovery Day
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Day free to rest and give muscles a break from previous two days' hikes. Options: laundry, writing post cards, reading, hike to Denny’s Point

Lunch: Sack lunch, pick up at Breakfast

Afternoon: Continue Day Off! Options: The natural history valley loop, visit the historic buildings, sleep!

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Slide show of Climbing Expedition

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Fall Mountain Climb
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Day long hiking climb of 12,258 feet Fall Mountain, 10 miles Round Trip, 2,600 to 2,800 vertical gain/loss; hike on established trail up and back 4 miles each way, last .5 mile each way is over and around rocky terrain including boulders with no established trail.

Lunch: Sack lunch, pick up at Breakfast

Afternoon: Continue morning hike

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Free time for relaxation and reflection

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. Free Wireless Internet. One computer available for Internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Saturday, June 29 - Cirque Meadows and Emaline Lake Hike
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Day long hiking to Cirque Meadows and Lake Emaline 11,100 ft.,10.5 miles Round Trip, 2,100 vertical gain/loss; hike on established trail up and back 5.25 miles each way.

Lunch: Sack lunch, pick up at Breakfast

Afternoon: Continue morning hike; late afternoon, Closing Reception

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Closing program, "The Week in Review".

Lodging: Pingree Park Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, June 30 - Departures after Breakfast, check-out of rooms by...
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Pingree Park, CO
Colorado Visitor & Convention BureauPhone: 800-265-6723
Discovery Center Science Museum703 E. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO Phone: 970-472-3990
For additional information, visit: www.dcsm.org
Fort Collins Visitors BureauPhone: 970-482-5821

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences

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