If you are writing for me to plan your hiking vacation, please see the free planning resources below. Individual trip planning is not a service I provide at this time.
UPDATE: With our current COVID issues I do not think traveling long distances for a vacation is wise at this time as well.
Planning trips for people on an individual takes up time that I don’t always have readily available. Trip planning information is found freely available online using the information I previously posted:
- My own method of finding this information is in a previous article I wrote. This article has resources that would be valuable to others as well. Summit Post in particular is an excellent free resource for research that I make great use of for my own trips.
- ORIC online has an excellent trip database and ideas as well. Another excellent site is ProTrails.com esp for Colorado area day hikes.
- I also have some tips on how to pick a good campsite. With some astute map reading, these sites, at least on a macro level, can be picked pre-trip.
- I have some overall logistic information for some popular trips in my Five Backpacking Trips article. I wrote a similar article with five more backpacking loop ideas as well.
- Shoulder season or a high snow year? This article provides good information for free as well.
- The Quick and Dirty Guides have excellent info for some of the longer trails.
- My trip archive has numerous trip ideas and logistic information for not only Colorado, but also relatively nearby New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.
- ..and Dark Site Finder will help show you which of these sites is more off the beaten path.
- Don’t have a rental car? Want to use other transit methods? Need a shuttle? Here is something I wrote about Colorado transit options for outdoor destinations.
With these tips and resources, you can plan a trip of your own.