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Creatio Signature Experience

July 2-7, 2024 | Colorado, USA

About This Trip

We backpack in the beautiful Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado! This loop is approximately 30 miles of beautiful terrain, including lakes, meadows and "flat top" mountains. This outdoor adventure journey will help you hone your skills as a seasoned backcountry leader in effort to confidently explore God’s beautiful creation. Creatio’s experienced guides will lead you on this adventure in nature and in spirit. We provide meals, group gear, and itinerary so all you have to do is join us here in Colorado.

Registration Deadline: 06/2/2024


Price:  $599

Location:  Flat Tops Wilderness Area (Near Vail, CO)

Date:  July 2-7, 2024

Type:  Adventure

Difficulty:  Moderate to High Difficulty

Skills Required:  Hiking, Camping

Skills Acquired:  Hiking, Camping


Transportation from Denver to Flatops 

Creatio Guides 

All Food and Lodging 

All Group Gear (tents, cooking supplies, shelter)


Personal Gear (backpacks, sleeping pads and other items are available to rent)

Transportation to Denver 



What is the Flat Tops Wilderness Area?

The Flat Tops Wilderness Area lies deep in the mountains of Colorado and encompasses over 235,000 acres of land! We will be backpacking a 30 mile loop (about 5 miles per day) that takes us along the Sweetwater Creek, past Trappers Lake and down the Shingle Peak Trail. This wilderness area offers wide open skies, aspen forests, and gentle running streams that all combine to make for an unforgettable outdoor experience!

What will we eat on the trip? We will begin with a decent breakfast, snack periodically, and end with a larger dinner at the destination for the day.
Do I need to train for this trip?

Hiking in Colorado is world-famous and a truly privileged experience for those of us who call Colorado home. Despite the incredible beauty of the rugged backcountry, hiking and backpacking can pose serious health challenges and risks. Altitude sickness can affect all participants, regardless of fitness level. Constant hydration (water and electrolytes), proper nutrition, and regular exercise can help prevent altitude sickness. It is recommended that participants drink 3 L of water daily in the days leading up to the trip and approx. 4 L daily while hiking. Doing several hikes in preparation for this trip is recommended. Even better if you can train with your pack! Please alert Creatio if participants have sports related asthma, diabetes, or other pertinent medical conditions that may come into play in the backcountry. If you're not sure if you should say or not, err on the side of caution, better to be safe than sorry. 

packing list

  • Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Page
  • Backpacking Pack (40-50L)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Comfortable Hiking Clothing (No Cotton)
  • Recovery Shoes
  • Camping bowl/plate and utensils 

  • Water Bottle/Blatter
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Glasses/Sun Hat
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks for the Hike

    A Full Packing List Is Included In Your Participant Guide


Day One: Meet up at Creatio offices to drive to trailhead (3 hour drive). Arrive to Trailhead, divide up group gear. Begin hiking. Set up camp, dinner, activities, talks, & reflection, hangout 

Day Two - Five: Wake up/break camp and have breakfast. Backpacking (approx. 5 - 7 miles a day)  all day with lunch. Set up camp, dinner, activities, talks, & reflection, hangout. 

Day Six: Wake up/break camp and have breakfast. Backpack to cars. Drive back to Denver. Sunday Mass in Denver. 


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