This is our 16th year. Year 15 was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in Eagle County. Over that course of time, more than 2,700 men and young men have had a wilderness experience of great impact. Read more about our story here.
Registration is open. The fee is $75 per person. You must complete a registration form for each man or young man 13 years or age or older.
Excursions, Schedules and more!
There are many excursions you can tackle while at Peak Challenge. Some are free. Most will be on your own dime. All will be truly EPIC in the Collegiate Range! You can find a list of excursions, schedule, FAQs, links and more here
Preparing for Peak Challenge
The basic elements
Location: Camp Hale, Colorado is located 14 miles NW of Leadville, Colorado on Highway 24. Please take Highway 24 north out of Leadville and watch for the signs that will guide you to the gravel road leading to the campground.
Camping:Camp Hale, Colorado is tent camping only. It sits at 9,200 feet above sea level. Be prepared for high 30s at night and low 60s throughout the day, with rain showers in the afternoon. Sleeping bags, rain flys, lanterns, mats or cots, as well a good camp chair, is essential.
Hiking: Hiking at altitudes of 10,000 to 14,000 feet will require you to get in shape in order to best experience Peak Challenge. Start cardio training NOW if you are not already regularly exercising! We will have an optional hike on Thursday and the all group hike on Friday. Suggested gear would include comfortable hiking or running shoes, a good pair of quick drying non-cotton socks, a hydration pack, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, rain gear for afternoon showers and trekking poles.
Food: Our experience is a Tuesday through Friday experience in 2021. We anticipate a Wednesday night group meal and a Friday lunch at the trail head following the hike. The other meals are on your own. Some cook in camp. Others go into Leadville, Red Cliff, Vail or Frisco to eat at one of many restaurants. Leadville has a Safeway grocery store in town for all supplies. You should work with the guys you are coming out with to plan what you will do for food.
Schedule: It will be a Tuesday through Friday experience in 2021. Men will arrive on Tuesday afternoon and get set up. Tuesday night orientation will follow. Wednesday and Thursday are generally free to do excursions. Each night will involve a large group time and small group campfire time. Friday morning is the main hike and Friday afternoon is the Celebration Event at the trail head . Men make their way home on Saturday. A detailed schedule will be shared with all registrants.
Transformation: God.Men.Mountains.Legacies. God has shown us over the years that when men prepare themselves for an encounter with the Living God and open their hearts, minds and soul to experience Him in the mountains, He will bring about transformational change. Change that ripples through a man, his family, his work and his community. Make no mistake – this is not a vacation but rather a special time to see transformation in your life.
Peak Challenge 2020
Peak Challenge 2021 registration is now closed. Close to 140 will experience some epic adventures!