A life changing Adventure in the Colorado wilderness

Preparing for an Adventure

The Basics About the Trip

Looking for Adventure?  Great!  Come along with us!

Our Colorado Adventure will take place near the northwestern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. The dates of the Adventure are Thursday afternoon, July 16th (arrival) through Monday morning, July 20th (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 18 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 pre-registration rate of $349 for this Adventure is available until April 15th, after which the rate will jump to $399. Registration will end on June 24th.

Your registration includes all campground registration, 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. All pertinent, trip-related information will be sent to the registrant via email after the registration process has been completed. We're super excited to have you join us on this Adventure!

17/18 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 16 - 20, 2020
How Much? -
Pre registration rate is $349.
After April 15th registration goes up to $399.
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 24, 2020.
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 13.

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 campground registration costs will be covered for this Adventure, you will need to provide your own tent. As the time for the Adventure draws nearer, we will communicate with Adventure registrants to ensure that everyone has adequate tent lodging.

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 16th and, for those who would like to stay as late as possible, check-out is no later than 11:00am on Monday, July 20th.
  • The average high in the area during the time of our Adventure is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (great for Adventure), with an average low around 60. (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 during our daily Adventures.
  • Tents are NOT provided. As the time for the Adventure draws nearer, we will communicate with Adventure registrants to ensure that everyone has adequate tent lodging.
  • Each registrant attending is responsible for their own transportation to and from our Adventure meeting place.

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 & Ground Pad
  • 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

Physical Recommendations


This is VERY important. The Colorado Adventure features two days of strenuous hiking. We will spend the majority of our time moving over mountainous terrain. 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.

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

Galen Thompson

Adventure Guide*

Husband, Father, Teacher, Training Coordinator — North American Missions, & Co-Founder of Man Up Adventures.

Nathan Thompson

Nate Thompson

Adventure Guide*

Husband, Father, Missionary to the Family, & Co-Founder of Man Up Adventures.

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 18 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) 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.