You are invited to join Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp for an amazing backpacking adventure in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado! We will provide you and your group with a Christ-centered adventure that will challenge you both physically and spiritually. Jordan, a camper from Colorado put it this way, I learned “how to be pushed past my comfort zone and allow others to carry me at times as well as giving God control.”

Charters include at least two nights in base camp (Sunday and Friday) at Eagle Peak Lodge and 2-4 four nights out in the wilderness of the Sangres. Rainbow Trail provides backpacks, tents, food, first aid kits, stoves, insurance, and all trail permits. Gear outfitting and orientation precedes all trips. Detailed information, including what to bring, is supplied as part of a charter booking.

Compass Points guides are mature, experienced counselors with deep and active faith in Jesus Christ. Their passion for youth, faith, and the outdoors will amaze and inspire you! Our goal is to provide your group with a thrilling week of Christian adventure designed with your needs in mind! Madi, a camper from Texas, said the guides were, “probs some of the coolest people I’ve ever met!  They were bright and hilarious, way beyond what I expected!  They always did what was best for us while still letting us take risks and push ourselves.”

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  • I learned that you will never know your limits unless you push yourself. – Carolyn, TX
  • They (the guides) were epictastic! — Anonymous, CO
  • The pre-trip materials prepared me for the trip.  I had all the clothes I needed, but you were right: I could have done more physical preparation. — Seth, NE
  • They (the guides) were absolutely amazing. I would want them to be my guides over  and over again.  They pushed us, but not too much, and they made sure to keep us comfortable through all situations. — Annie, CO
  • All the food was great! — Anonymous
  • Our campsite was the perfect combo of trees and open-ness,  and next to a beautiful  lake and water fall. The hills were crazy big and long, but made the trip better  in the long run.  — Sabrina, CO
  • They (the guides) were awesome and weird! And super fun!! — Jared, TX
  • I not only learned more about my youth group, but about myself, and my relationship with God.  This is such a great program.  I enjoyed it so much. – Elizabeth
  • I thought the guides were both great teachers through the week and it was tons of fun being around them this week. — Krystin



AGE REQUIREMENTS — Entering 7th-12th grade


  • Choice of 3 days-5 days of backpacking (CLICK HERE to see sample itineraries) and additional activities (listed below) for non-backpacking days, to fill an amazing week long adventure.
    • ½ day White Water Rafting*
    • High and Low Ropes
    • Service Project
  • Food and lodging for the week.
  • All group backpacking equipment, including tents, backpacks, cooking gear, and more!
  • Two amazing Rainbow Trail Guides

*Full Day rafting is available for an additional $75 per person please contact us at 719-276-5233 or for information.

2017 FEES — $450/Person (Minimum 10, Maximum 13 per Charter Trip)
A deposit of $100 per person is required within 30 days of contract to reserve your trip.


June 11-17 (Week 1)
Staff Training (No charters available) RTLC
June 18-24 (Week 2)
Available Charter
Available Charter
Available Charter
June 25-July 1 (Week 3)
Available Charter
Faith Lutheran Church Bellaire, TX
Faith Lutheran Church Bellaire, TX
July 2-8 (Week 4)
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Columbia, MI
South Zumbro Lutheran Kasson, MN
Grace and St. John’s Lutheran  Waseca, WI
July 9-15 (Week 5)
Prince of Peace Brooklyn Park, MN
Prince of Peace Brooklyn Park, MN
Into the Wild Open (learn more/register here!) RTLC
July 16-22 (Week 6)
Our Savior’s Lutheran Sioux Falls, SD
Our Savior’s Lutheran Sioux Falls, SD
Our Savior’s Lutheran Sioux Falls, SD
July 23-29 (Week 7)
Senior High Open (learn more/register here!) RTLC
Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Westby, WI
Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Westby, WI
July 30-August 5 (Week 8)
Junior High Open (learn more/register here!) RTLC
Available Charter
Available Charter
August 6-12 (Week 9)
Youth Director’s Trip (learn more/register here!) RTLC
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church  Charlotte, NC
Available Charter
August 13-19 (Week 10)
Available Charter
Available Charter
Available Charter

Email Sam ( or call  719-276-5233 to reserve your adventure today!