A life changing Adventure in the Colorado wilderness

Preparing for an Adventure

The Basics About the Trip

If you're looking for rugged, wilderness Adventure, then this trip is for YOU!

Our Colorado Adventure will take place near the northwestern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. The dates of the Adventure are Thursday afternoon, July 7th (arrival) through Monday morning, July 11th (departure). The trip will feature hiking Adventures, meaningful times of worship, a service on Sunday morning, passionate mini-sessions, campfire talks, morning devotions, great food, and even better fellowship. Space is limited to 20 registrants for this trip, so you'll want to act fast! You can secure your slot by filling out the online registration form and submitting your payment. (A link can be found immediately to the right, as well as toward the bottom of the page.)

The registration rate for this Adventure is $495. Registration will end on June 23rd, 2022.

Your registration includes campsite costs, all camp meals (including campfire snacks), as well as event registration.

Use the form on the Contact page if you have questions or need additional information. After registration, all pertinent, trip-related information will be sent to the registrant via email no later than 120 days prior to the start of the Adventure. We're super excited to have you join us on this Adventure!

5/20 slots have been filled on this Adventure.


The graph above illustrates how full the trip is, and how many Adventure slots are still open.

Basic Adventure Info


Curriculum - Tier 1
Difficulty - STRENUOUS
Type - Drive-up Camping (tents)
Where? - Crags Campground, just north of Rocky Mountain National Park (click for map)
When? - July 7 - 11, 2022
How Much? - Registration rate is $495.
Registration cost is securely paid online via credit/debit card or bank account. Registration isn't complete until full payment has been processed.
Registration ends on June 23, 2022.
Who? - All Man Up Adventures are open to men ages 16+. If a father brings his son (or a father-figure brings a mentee), the age limit for the son/mentee is lowered to 12.

Your Accommodations


We will be basing our Colorado Adventure out of Crags Campground just north of Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado's State Forest State Park. Although campsite registration costs will be covered for this Adventure, you will need to provide your own tent and sleeping pad.

Also... please note that Crags Campground is primative. While potable water and vault toilets are available at the camp, there are no running water or shower facilities. Bring body wipes to clean up with.

Important Additional Info


This section is designed to give you the proper information in order to be prepared to make the most of your Adventure. There are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Check in starts at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 7th and, for those who would like to stay as late as possible, check-out is no later than 11:00am on Monday, July 11th.
  • The average high in the area during the time of our Adventure is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit (great for Adventure), with an average low around 50. (great for campfires). Rain is always a possibility. Please utilize this information to pack weather-appropriate clothing. You will need a weather resistant outer layer (rain gear) during our daily Adventures.
  • Tents & sleeping pads are NOT provided. Each participant will need to bring their own tent and sleeping pad.
  • State Forest State Park is a fee area. The cost of entering the park is NOT covered in your registration. A daily park permit is $9/vehicle per day, for a total of $36 over the course of our time together. This fee is paid upon State Forest State Park arrival via cash or check.
  • Each registrant attending is responsible for their own transportation to and from our Adventure meeting place. For those interested in flying to our Adventure, Denver International Airport in Denver, CO is the closest viable airport to our Adventure destination.
  • After your arrival, there will be brief times of traveling to get to some of our Adventure locations. We will need registrants to volunteer to drive their vehicles in a manner that is best conducive to carpooling.

What We Provide


  • Campsites
  • Guided Adventure *
  • Life-changing Teaching
  • All Camp Meals
  • Campfire Snacks
  • Great People
  • Fresh Air
  • Amazing Scenery
  • Unforgettable Memories

Packing Necessities


  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad/Air Mattress
  • Pillow
  • Good Hiking Boots/Shoes
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Camping Chair
  • Weather Appropiate Clothing
  • Bible
  • Large Case of Water
  • Rain Gear
  • Sun Screen
  • Journal

Extras You May Want


  • Trekking Poles
  • Extra Snacks
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket Knife
  • Chap Stick
  • Bug Spray
  • Coffee/Tea Mug
  • Body Wipes

Physical Recommendations


This is VERY important. The Colorado Adventure features three days of STRENUOUS hiking. We will spend the majority of our time above 10,000ft moving over mountainous terrain. Our first day's Adventure features 8 miles of hiking with 1100ft of elevation gain, while our second day's Adventure features 10 miles of hiking with an elevation gain of 2000ft.

While Man Up Adventures always pledges to maintain a safe trailside environment, we also acknowledge that keeping a steady hiking pace is most advantageous for the group as a whole. Because of this we ask that all participants undergo the necessary training prior to the Adventure.

While our goal is not to exclude men from participating in our Adventures, for the sake of group dynamics and the respect of your fellow Adventurers, we strongly encourage each participant to honestly evaluate their level of physical fitness prior to registering.

While we are not licensed medical professionals, we reserve the right to ask you not to participate if we feel that your health is at risk.

Registration & Cancellation Policy


Registration Policy

There is a $50 non-refundable processing and registration fee included in the cost of your Adventure/Campfire registration.

Cancellation Policy

We offer a full refund (minus the $50 processing and registration fee) to those who cancel anytime up until 90 days prior to the Adventure/Campfire.

Due to the up-front costs involved in preparing for such trips, cancellations that occur at, or within 90 days of the trip date are non-refundable. Due to the need for mutual commitment, this policy is extremely firm. When registering for one of our trips, each participant signs off that they've read and understood the above Cancellation Policy.

Because every Adventure needs a Guide*

Your Colorado Adventure Guides*

Let's not kid ourselves, we know that when it comes to the adventure of manhood, God is the greatest guide. There's no greater adventure than the journey towards the discovery of the man inside. God's formation of great leaders (more often than not) led them outside - into the wilderness. Moses found himself and his God on the backside of nowhere. It was the God-ordained wilderness experience that inaugurated a young David into an influential king. Even Jesus launched his ministry immediately after a time in the wilderness. The bottom line: The wilderness makes you Man Up. As your Adventure Guides, let us lead you into the wilderness on a similar journey into authentic Biblical manhood.

Galen Thompson


Adventure Guide*
Kelvin Wells

Nathan Thompson

Adventure Guide*

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Register for your Adventure

We've planned it, prayed over it, and set it up. Now all that's left is for you to make it happen! Click the button below to register! There are only 20 slots available for this Adventure! You can ensure your spot by filling out the registration form and by submitting your payment using the button below.
This is where your Adventure begins!

* Man-Up Adventures does not provide liability or any kind of insurance for protection of individuals, groups, organizations, or others who may participate in a Man-Up Adventure.

In consideration for your participation in Man-Up Adventures, you hereby release and forever discharge Man-Up Adventures from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of any damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in Man-Up Adventures.

While we are very familiar with the geographical terrain that our group will be Adventuring over, We (Nathan & Galen & any other person representing Man Up Adventures in an official capacity) reserve the right to use the term "Guide" loosely. We are not associated with, nor do we represent, the State of Colorado, Roosevelt National Forest, Rocky Mountain National Park, State Forest State Park, or any of its entities, and are not registered outdoor "guides" with any lodge, company, or outfitting group.