Rocky Mountain Expeditions (multiple)

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5-Day Basecamp Expeditions – Snapshot

5-Day Backcountry Expeditions – Snapshot

  • Location: Colorado State Forest State Park &/or Medicine Bow National Forest
  • Eligibility: 
  • Duration: 5 days total
  • Focus area(s): Trekking, White Water Rafting, Rock Climbing
  • Cost: Entirely free
  • FAQs: View other Frequently Asked Questions here


Expeditions Descriptions

The 5-day Basecamp expeditions are multidisciplinary expeditions that are based at our No Barriers Mountain Adventure Camp, in the Red Feather Lakes region of Colorado. Before the expedition starts, your team will be introduced to each other and the No Barriers Life through our innovative online learning platform. Once in Colorado, your team will experience the No Barriers Life while white-water rafting the Poudre River, climbing our exclusive rock formations, and trekking through the Colorado backcountry. During your stay at our “one-step-from-wilderness” camp, you will cook together, rest up from each day’s challenge, and spend time with your fellow veterans. While this opportunity is open to veterans of all ability levels, getting into shape prior to arriving will make it a more enjoyable experience.

The 5-day Backcountry expeditions are set in the rugged Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. Led by No Barriers Warriors expedition leaders, 12 veterans will head out on the trail, navigating rugged, steep alpine terrain together. Depending on time and weather, there may be an opportunity to summit one of the many peaks in this area.

Expedition activities will encourage participants to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and look to the future with positivity. After returning home, veterans will finish the final phase of the program online. It’s designed to help team members pursue a meaningful pledge they set during the journey and to internalize the No Barriers Life.

Upon completion, participants are welcomed into the No Barriers family for ongoing support in accomplishing goals and overcoming barriers, as well as potential future opportunities with No Barriers USA.


6/28 Basecamp Expedition

6/28 Itinerary

  • June 28: Arrive at the No Barriers Campus
  • June 29-30: Hiking and Climbing
  • July 1: Whitewater Rafting
  • July 2: Depart Denver

6/28 Expedition Team

6/28 Basecamp Expedition Photo Gallery — CoBank-Sponsored No Barriers Warriors program at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Colorado. Photography by Micah D Baird. See full Flickr album »
Warriors / CoBank 2019


7/12 Basecamp Expedition Itinerary

7/12 Itinerary

  • July 12: Arrive at the No Barriers Campus
  • July 13-14: Hiking and Climbing
  • July 15: Whitewater Rafting
  • July 16: Depart Denver

7/12 Expedition Team

7/12 Basecamp Expedition Photo Gallery— CoBank-Sponsored No Barriers Warriors program at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Colorado. Photography by Micah D Baird. See full Flickr album »
Warriors 7/12 Basecamp - CoBank


8/02 Backcountry Expedition Itinerary

8/02 Itinerary

  • August 2: Arrive at the No Barriers Campus
  • August 3-5: Hiking and Climbing
  • August 6: Depart Denver

8/02 Expedition Team

8/02 Backcountry Expedition Photo Gallery— A team of CoBank-Sponsored veterans spent 5-days on a No Barriers program backpacking in the Rocky Mountains of State Forest State Park, Colorado. Photography by Todd Newcomer. See full Flickr album »
Warriors 08-02 Backcountry - CoBank


8/08 Backcountry Expedition Itinerary

8/08 Itinerary

  • August 8: Arrive at the No Barriers Campus
  • August 9-11: Hiking and Climbing
  • August 12: Depart Denver

8/08 Expedition Team

8/08 Backcountry Expedition Photo Gallery— A team of CoBank-Sponsored veterans spent 5-days on a No Barriers program backpacking in the Rocky Mountains of State Forest State Park, Colorado. Photography by Leland Schmidt. See full Flickr Album»
Warriors 08-08 Backcountry - CoBank


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