Backpacking Equipment List

Western Colorado Outdoors provides breakfast and dinner along with the cooking supplies and equipment. However; the following list is not included in the equipment provided by Western Colorado Outdoors. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are available for rent.

  • Backpack: 50-80 liters

  • Tent: lightweight with a rain fly in case of adverse weather conditions

  • Sleeping Bag: Down or Synthetic bag; rated for 15-30 degrees

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Bowl/Spoon/Cup

  • Pocket Knife

  • Water Bottle: 2 Liters combined capacity; bottles or bladder

  • Water Purification System

  • Hiking Boots: Waterproof with aggressive tread

  • Socks: 2-3 pairs of wool or synthetic blend

  • Base Layer: Synthetic t-shirt and synthetic underwear

  • Soft Shell Pants: Warm enough for cool mornings and nights but light enough for warm days

  • Soft Shell Jacket: Light weight

  • Hard Shell Jacket: Waterproof and breathable

  • Hats: One for sun protection and one for warmth

  • Sunglasses:

  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm

  • Flashlight: Bring spare batteries

  • Toiletries: Toilet Paper, Toothbrush/paste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.

  • First Aid (Personal medication/needs; Guide will have large one as well)

  • Camera

  • Lunch Food: Anything you want to eat between breakfast and lunch (dried meats, cheese, crackers, trail mix, protein bars, etc.)

Backpacking Expeditions       $450 pp