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Wilderness Trek

Expedition

Trips

Ideal for: Everyone from first-timers to experts.   |   Ages: 8 and Up   |   Dates: June 9th – Aug 5th

Backpacking

Big Bend, Texas

The fall is the perfect time to see the foliage changes in the high desert of the Big Bend region. Experience a few days in the backcountry with friends, co-workers or family. Trips include a trip to the famous Rio Grande hot springs on the U.S.-Mexico border. Team building activities on private land are also popular activities for school, businesses and teams of all ages.

  • Ideal for: Groups
  • Ages: 13 and Older
  • Dates: Fall
  • Packages: 3, 5 & 6 Night Packages Available

Backpacking

Mountain Peaks, Colorado

Southern Colorado is one of the most unique areas in the Rockies. With stunning views, lung pounding hikes and peaks soaring over the planes, a trip here will not be quickly forgotten.

  • Ideal for: Groups
  • Ages: 13 and Older
  • Dates: Summer, Fall
  • Packages: 3-6 Night Packages Available

Canyoneering & Climbing

Moab, Utah

For thousands of years, native people have come to the areas around Moab Utah for healing and exploration. Like no other place on earth, Moab is truly a gateway to adventure. Every adventure seeker should put Moab on their lifetime list of places to visit. With world-class canyoneering, rock climbing, rafting, and mountain biking take your pick of activities, better yet. Try them all!

  • Ideal for: Groups looking for a once in a lifetime adventure
  • Ages: 13 and Older
  • Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Packages: 3 Night Minimum

River Expedition

Devil’s River, Texas

Did you know Texas has one of the most remote and unspoiled rivers in the nation? Its called the Devils River and has some of the best kayak fishing in the nation. With crystal clear spring fed rivers draining from private property, the fishing is a once in a lifetime experience. This 2-4 days trip will reward your efforts with secret fishing spots, life-changing swimming holes, and stories that will make everyone jealous.

  • Ideal for: Adventurous Individuals and Groups
  • Ages: 13 and Older
  • Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Packages: 2-6 Night Packages Available

River Expedition

South Pecos

This is easily the staff favorite of all the courses we offer. Spend five days paddling and camping on the beautiful Pecos River in Texas’ Chihuahuan Desert. For remote paddling in duckies we go to the South Pecos River down in Texas. This river is one of the most pristine in the country. This trip can be 20, 40, or the full 60 miles. It won’t be easy but there will certainly be more than enough reward. This trip is full of contrast: cool storms followed by hot sun, gentle currents lead to swift rapids, waking from a nap to cliff jump into the water and the final headwind leads to victory at the takeout!

  • Ideal for: Adventurous Individuals and Groups
  • Ages: 13 and Older
  • Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Packages: 2, 4 & 6 Night Packages Available

Technical Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree, California

Our Climbing Course is for climbers of all skill levels to pursue their passion for challenging their vertical limits while exploring their Christian faith. Instructional climbing courses and adventures can be tailored to the length of the trip and the ability of the individuals with a focus on skill development and risk management. All trips are led by our SPI certified guides to ensure quality and safety.

  • Ideal for: Adventurous Individuals and Groups
  • Ages: 13 and Older
  • Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Packages: 3 Night and 4 person Minimum 

Everything You Need to Know +

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Climate & Conditions

Wilderness Trek Expedition activities take place in multiple locations with varying weather patterns. Here are things you need to prepare for.

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Physical Demands

Wilderness adventures may require physical stamina and conditioning beyond what you are used to. Here are some tips on what to expect and how to condition your mind and body so you have an awesome experience.

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What to Bring

This is not your average camping trip and so the packing list is a bit different than our regular overnight camp. Pack thorough, but light, as you’ll be carrying these essential things with you as you hike.

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What not to Bring

Not to be a downer, but this is wilderness trip, baby! Off the grid. Enjoy it. Here’s your list of items to leave at home. Yep, cell phones are on it. You’ll have no use for them anyway.

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Getting To Basecamp

Our base camp is located in Glorieta Camps outside of Santa Fe New Mexico. The address is 11 State Highway 50 Glorieta NM 87535. When you get to the gate, just tell them you are with Wilderness Trek. 

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Participation Waivers

Our goal is to make camp as safe as possible. But adventure activities have inherent risks. Please review and acknowledge with your signature.

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Arrival & Departure

We can’t wait to welcome you to Glorieta! Choose a camp for times and pointers to make your arrival and departure smooth ‘n’ easy.

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Health and Safety

The spiritual, physical, and emotional well being of every camper is our top priority. We’re here to fulfill all their safety and nutritional needs.

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Financial Aid

We have a limited number of scholarships due to the generosity of donors who make it possible. If your camper is in need, please apply early.

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Code of Conduct

We’re here to have fun, build each other up and encourage others in love! But there are a few behaviors that just won’t fly at Wilderness Trek.

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Cell Phones / Devices Policy

There is no app for this. Stop, listen and look around. Nature is amazing! Enjoy it while you can. Please leave your cell phones and devices at home.

In Case of Emergency

While on the trail it is very hard for us to contact people. If there’s a home emergency, contact our Wilderness Director and we’ll make arrangements and see what we can do

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Dates & Rates for Wilderness Expeditions

Wilderness ExpeditionLengthDatesRatesStatusRegister
River Expedition - South Pecos3-6 DaySpring, Summer, Fall$300-$700OPENSIGN UP
River Expedition - Big Bend3-6 DayWinter, Spring, Fall$300-$700OPENSIGN UP
Canyoneering - Utah6-DaySpring, Early Summer$750OPENSIGN UP
Back Country Ski & Snowboard3-6 DayDecember-April (Snow Dependant)CallOPENSIGN UP
Back Country Ski & Snowboard3-6 DayDecember-April (Snow Dependant)+ $50 Per Additional PersonOPENSIGN UP

For any questions regarding Wilderness Trek or registration please contact:

Scott Chapman: Email  |  505-639-9717

CUSTOM EXPEDITIONS

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for in the expeditions listed above? No problem. Let us know what sort of outdoor wilderness adventure you’ve been dreaming of and we will do our best to make it become a reality. Our well-seasoned, expert wilderness guides have trekked all over the world and can custom design an expedition to fit your specific needs and desires. If it’s on the planet, we can get there. If you’ve got the dream and the drive, we’re ready to go when you are!

Basecamp Trips • Backpacking Trips • River and Whitewater • Adaptable Courses • Activities

Staff

Enthusiastic. Energetic. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.

Our staff is made up of a bunch of fun, friendly people who are also serious about providing you with the best adventure ever. Each day they demonstrate their passion for serving Jesus Christ through leading by example and with a cheerful demeanor. All of our staff goes through three weeks of dedicated training that includes wilderness First aid, Backcountry travel and safety, Child Protection and safety, and spiritual awareness and formation. All of our staff and volunteers have also been screened for safety and have had background checks.

Our staff members are recruited based on their:

Personality & Ability

Passion for Teaching Youth

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.

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

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