LGBTQ+ Canyonlands Backpacking - Prime

LGBTQ+ Canyonlands Backpacking - Prime

Grow your leadership and outdoor skills in a queer-positive community

Join this affinity group expedition to build leadership and outdoor skills with people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+. All levels of outdoor experience are welcome: whether you’re a first-time camper or seasoned backpacker, you’ll find new challenges in Utah’s canyonlands. This is an opportunity to develop your leadership style in a community that celebrates queer identities.

Backpack through the dramatic landscape of the canyonlands, surrounded by towering redrock formations. Explore narrow slot canyons and wade through canyon ponds on the way to your next campsite. Fall asleep under starry skies listening to wind blowing through pinyon pines. On this expedition, you’ll start with the basics, like cooking on a camp stove and reading a map. You’ll also participate in a guided leadership progression with the support of experienced instructors. As you gain confidence in your outdoor skills, you and your coursemates will take on more decision-making responsibility under your instructors' mentorship. From planning hiking routes to navigating new terrain, you’ll find opportunities to develop your personal leadership style throughout the course. Expect to return from the canyons inspired and ready to lead at home as well as in the outdoors.



2019 Dates

Nov. 2 – Nov. 10, 2019

Tuition: $2,500
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2020 Dates

April 4 – April 12, 2020

Tuition: $2,500

Oct. 31 – Nov. 8, 2020

Tuition: $2,500


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9 days

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23 yrs.


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Grand Junction, Colorado

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Grand Junction, Colorado

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