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Wilderness Trek

Spiritual Formation Through Adventure

If you loved the whole summer camp experience but are ready to amp it up and reach for a higher level, then Wilderness Trek is for you.

We offer an Advanced Level Camping Experience filled with back country adventures, extended expeditions or pro-level programs all designed to introduce People From All Walks of Life and Fitness Levels to the wonders of the wilderness in ways that are as close to the way God created them as one can get. In terms of creature comforts and man made features, we are The Opposite of Camp. In terms of getting close to God through the natural beauty and wonders of His creations, it’s An Experience With No Equal.

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Exciting adventures and experiences in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

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Custom adventure expeditions at premier natural wilderness destinations around the nation.

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Adventures for everyone. Choose a retreat that works best for you or your group. Ready when you are!

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Combination trips with adventures including fishing, biking, climbing, hiking, canyoneering or skiing.

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3 Month Professional Training Course for hearty types who want to become a wilderness guide.

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Whether you run, bike, swim or all three, there is endless excitement carved into adventure Races at Glorieta Camps

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Faith based adventures since 1976.

Imagine a place where you can disconnect from life’s craziness, soak in the wonders of nature, and discover new truths from God’s Word. Whether you’re seeking a challenge that will test the limits of your group or looking for your next big adventure, we have the wilderness programs to fit, and the friendly experts to guide you along the way.

Challenge. Connect. Experience. Grow.

Life is crazy. That is why we offer a variety of exciting outdoor adventures and courses that will challenge you spiritually and physically while giving you opportunities to connect with others. There is no better place to escape the distractions of this world and experience what it means to be a true disciple of God’s Word than in the wilderness surrounded by His natural creations with other believers.

Our exciting outdoor adventures offer much more than your average mountain-top experience. We focus on growing each participant spiritually and in adventure skills through a wide variety of courses taught in outdoor settings in Northern, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and at some of our nations most unique wilderness locations such as Moab, UT, and Joshua Tree, CA.

Adventures

Wilderness Adventure Programs are our “Classic” Trek trips and can be custom tailored to fit any group or individual needs. All adventures can be scheduled on any available week or weekend year round. Ideal for groups, churches, youth programs, colleges, or any group of friends looking for an exciting adventure they won’t soon forget.

Programs:

Expeditions

Our Expedition trips are conducted in some of the most awesome, incredible wilderness areas in the nation. Expedition trips can be scheduled on just about any available week or weekend year round and can include any of our exciting wilderness expedition tracks, or we can custom design an expedition for you.

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Retreats

Looking for a great time of connection, growth, and challenge for your group all while having a wonderful experience? Then you should check out one of our retreats. Highly customizable, never forgettable, retreats are a time to rally around a cause, idea, or experience while growing your group closer together. Retreats are often shorter than our other adventures and can include sleeping in a lodge, hotel or camp cabin setting.

Multisport

Is your group looking for a really BIG experience? Then try one of our multisport trips. Multisport trips are perfect for groups who have gone on wilderness trips before and are ready for the next challenge. Any of the activities we offer can be combined into one amazing experience of a lifetime. Multisport trips are perfect for active groups who want to squeeze the most out of their time with us.

Pro Semester

Our 15 Week Professional Guide and Outdoor Ministry Training

Our Wilderness Professional Guide Courses address the three major areas of qualification that outdoor and wilderness industry employers seek when they are assessing job applicants:

We provide all three throughout the length of our course to give participants a solid foundation for pursuing their career goals. In addition to these benefits, our semesters also help students discover what opportunities are out there, help them define their career goals, and give them the direction and inspiration to achieve them.

Staff

Enthusiastic. Energetic. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.

Our staff is made up of experienced, fun, wilderness guides who are also serious about your safety and spiritual growth. Each day they demonstrate their passion for serving Jesus Christ through leading by example with a cheerful demeanor in all surroundings. All of our staff are trained in both wilderness travel and spiritual leadership, ensuring your experience on and off the mountain are unmatched

Our staff members are recruited based on their:

Personality & Ability

Passion for Teaching

Servant's Heart

Relationship With Christ

Qualifications & Skills

Education & Training

Base Camp Features

Some of the things that make Glorieta such a very special place.

Adventure Activities

Rock Climbing

Wilderness Hiking

Mountain Bikes

Whitewater Rafting

*Whitewater rafting availability is limited for groups camps. Contact groups@glorieta.org to reserve spots. Additional Fee is $55 Per Person for families.

Via Ferrata

Hiking

Rappelling

Fishing

Tree Rappelling

Campouts

Waterfront Tower

Waterfront Decks

Bomb the Blob!

Mud Pit Melee

Outdoor Rock Climbing

If you're a thrill seeker who'd like to feel a little "boulder", we accommodate all skill levels in many different climbing styles. For those about to rock, we salute you!

Wilderness Hiking

There's adventure in each breath and every step. Let your wanderlust take over and experience spectacular vistas across miles of pristine mountain trails.

Mountain Bikes

Hop on and go for a spin that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. When you experience a mountainside ride, you'll know what we mean.

Whitewater Rafting

"Row! Row! Row! You lazy land lubbers! Heave ho and off we go! Steady as she goes." Will somebody smack that guide with a paddle?

Via Ferrata

It's serious mountaineering without the imminent danger. Ascend cliff faces and negotiate overhangs. You can yodel all the way up... if you can catch your breath.

Hiking

Thousands of acres and miles of trails through God's beautiful creation. Explore the trails and experience vistas that will take your breath away.

Rappelling

Your heart pounds as you overcome your nerves and step off the cliff. What were you thinking? Total focus. Step by step. Now you're down, confident. Again!

Fishing

They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at school. Catch a trout from a clear mountain stream and fried it up on the bank and you'll know what it means.

Tree Rappelling

What's better than the view of the forest from the treetops? The trip back down of course. This is why ropes go with trees like campfires go with singalongs.

Campouts

Is camp not "camp" enough for you? We've got just the thing. It's authentic camping in real wilderness surroundings. The stars never looked prettier.

Waterfront Tower

Our flagship feature is a 5 level treehouse. Take a drop down one of four super slides or have gallons of fun in any of our waterfront activities.

Waterfront Decks

Water you waiting for? Take a dip and a drop from any one of our numerous decks rigged with ropes, slides, blobs and more. Look out below, and bombs away!

Bomb the Blob!

Climb. Leap! Plop! Launch! Whoa! Splash! Climb. Leap! Plop! Launch! Whoa! Splash! Repeat again and again until we wear 'em out.

Mud Pit Melee

Grit your teeth for an untethered free-for-all. Here's mud in your eye... and between your toes... and behind your ears..

Wilderness Trek is proud to partner with Trail Life USA to offer exciting wilderness adventures at our Glorieta Basecamp.

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