Park Wilderness

One way to gather together with others from Park Church is through our outdoor ministry, Park Wilderness. This ministry is member-led and exists to plan and lead outdoor trips for our community. Many of us are excited to be outside, especially during the gorgeous summer months. We believe there is so much value in disconnecting from busy life in order to connect with God and others in creation!

In specific seasons, we plan trips for all ability and experience levels. We have extra gear (tents, backpacks, etc) that we can provide, so don't let not having a few essentials hold you back from signing up. Overnight trips and Paddleboarding have a small cost associated with them and day hikes are free. If cost is an issue for any trips, please reach out as there are scholarships available that we’d love to give you.

Questions & Group Updates

If you are interested in learning more about Park Wilderness or receiving updates, please join our group on CCB (see button below). The Park Wilderness team would love to be a resource to anyone with general questions regarding all things wilderness, so please reach out! With any other questions, please feel free to email Ben DeMaso.

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Upcoming Trips: Summer 2024

Day Hikes

Moderate Day Hike

Saturday, June 1 • Location & Time TBD

This hike will be considered moderate. If you are looking for a different level, we have other hikes this summer that are considered easy or difficult. Dogs are allowed on this hike!

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Easy Sunset Day Hike

Saturday, June 8 • Location & Time TBD

Join us as we connect with others at Park Church, build community in nature and watch the sunset together! This hike will be considered easy. If you are looking for a different level, we have other hikes this summer that are considered moderate or difficult. Dogs are allowed on this hike!

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Difficult Day Hike

Saturday, June 15 • Sky Pond, Rock Mountain National Park

This hike will be considered difficult. If you are looking for a different level, we have other hikes this summer that are considered easy or moderate. Please, no pets on this hike.

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Water Trips

Lake Day

Saturday, June 22 • Bear Creek Lake Part (Big Soda Lake)

Come enjoy God's creation and time with others at Park Church out on the water. Please note that we are not arranging rentals, so if you need to rent or borrow a paddle board or kayak, please plan accordingly. The leaders of this trip can help suggest rentals spots if needed. Also note that there is a $10 fee to enter Bear Creek Lake Park. Please, no pets for this event.

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Camping Trips

Family Camping Trip (Mid July)

Friday–Sunday, July 12–14 • Kelly Dahl Campground, Nederland, CO • $65/adult, $5/child

We know that while many would like to go camping as a family, sometimes the hardest part is just making it happen! That’s why we’re organizing this trip with Park Wilderness. Cost includes campsite and food (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast). We hope you can come and make family memories, worship God, and enjoy the great outdoors together! Please, no pets on this trip.

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Family Camping Trip (Late July)

Friday–Sunday, July 26–28 • Kelly Dahl Campground, Nederland, CO • $65/adult, $5/child

We know that while many would like to go camping as a family, sometimes the hardest part is just making it happen! That’s why we’re organizing this trip with Park Wilderness. Cost includes campsite and food (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast). We hope you can come and make family memories, worship God, and enjoy the great outdoors together! Please, no pets on this trip.

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Bellvue Camping Trip

Friday–Sunday, August 16–18 • Mountain Park Campground, Bellvue, CO • $65/adult

Want to enjoy time in God’s creation with our church family? Come camping with Park Church this summer! Please note, this trip is for adults. If you'd like to bring kids on a Park Wilderness camping trip this summer, please sign up for one of our Family Camping trips in July!

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Backpacking Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park Backpacking Trip

Friday–Sunday, July 19–21 • Finch Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park • $65/adult

Come enjoy God's creation and time with others from Park. This will be an intermediate-difficulty trail. Please, no dogs on this trip.

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Indian Peaks Backpacking Trip

Friday–Sunday, August 2–4 • Jasper Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness • $65/adult

Come enjoy God's creation and time with others from Park Church. This will be an intermediate-difficulty trail. Please, no dogs on this trip.

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Women's Backpacking Trip

Friday–Sunday, August 26–25 • Lake Verna, Rocky Mountain National Park • $65/adult

Come enjoy God's creation and time with other women from Park Church. This will be an intermediate-difficulty trail. Please, no dogs on this trip.

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