Where: Indian Peaks Wilderness, staying at Duncan Park near Ward, CO
When: Sunday, September 18 thru Thursday, September 22, 2022
How about a late summer/early autumn excursion to the Indian Peaks Wilderness in Colorado? The Indian Peaks Wilderness straddles the Continental Divide just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is an area of rugged mountains, scenic alpine lakes, lush forests, and a handful of glaciers. Hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness can range from a moderate walk to an alpine lake, to a strenuous summit of a 13,000 ft. peak.
Options for activities abound!
- The most ambitious of the Team Blue trail runners are planning an all-out, no-holds-barred 30-mile trail run, probably on Tuesday, 9/20 after a day of altitude acclimation.
- The slightly less ambitious Team Blue trail runners plan to join them along the way for the number of miles they feel conditioned to do.
- There will likely be a hike or two.
- And, there will be at least one road biker who will explore the Boulder area at some point.
- But, know that EVERYONE is welcome, whether you want to participate in these activities or just hang around the lodge and enjoy nature! There are plenty of more relaxing places to walk, there’s a labyrinth, an outdoor chapel, and the beauty of God’s creation is all around.
We have made arrangements to stay at an Episcopal camp called Duncan Park in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Sunday, 9/18 – Thursday, 9/22. The camp was formerly owned by the American Baptist church in Boulder; the FBC Lawrence youth group stayed at the camp around 11 years ago. While not far from Denver and Boulder, Duncan Park is remote and completely off-the-grid (solar panels provide electricity, water is from a well). Accommodations at Duncan Park are spartan. The best way to get a feel for Duncan Park is to watch this video.
The Duncan Park lodging options open to us for this trip include:
- The summer cabins with bunk beds to accommodate six, with hot showers, sinks, and toilet in the bathhouse near the main lodge.
- Cabins with bathroom, also with bunk beds to accommodate six.
- Platform tents with 2 cots per tent, with hot showers, sinks, and toilets in the bathhouse near the main lodge.
You could choose to bunk with a group, or to have your own private accommodations in a cabin or tent.
In order to finalize arrangements with Duncan Park, please let us know you would like to go by August 31 by completing the form below.
If you are responding for multiple people, please let us know the number.
If you have any questions at all, there’s a place to write them on the form below. A Team Blue leader will get in touch with you.