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January 2019

January 17 @ 8:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm MST

This time will be used to train our 2019 All Women's Denali Team. It is a closed event. Follow along on our Facebook page as we will post regular updates on the team before and during the actual climb in June!

Free
January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

Join Veterans Expeditions for some advance ice climbing at Lincoln Falls near Hoosier Pass. This is an EXPERT ONLY trip. Must have multi-pitch climbing experience (rock or ice), as well as being able to provide your own gear.   For any questions/comments/concerns email Nathan Perrault at Nate@vetexpeditions.com   If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before…

February 2019

Free – $150
February 8 @ 5:00 pm - February 10 @ 12:00 pm MST

Join Veterans Expeditions for VetFest 2019.  A day to come meet other vets and get out on the ice for some climbing. All abilities welcome, we will have some of VetEx's cadre and guides from Cathedral Mountain Guides facilitating the event.  Lodging is included with 24 spaces available. We will also have a non-lodging option this year with 20 spaces available. If you want our rate for lodging and no spaces are available, reach out to Nick at 303-803-0068. The…

$50.00
February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm MST

Come join us as we move our popular ice climbing trips to Lake City, CO! We will be reserving a condo for the weekend and invite folks to stay. There will be some couch space, but plenty of floor space, so we suggest bringing a sleeping bag and mat! But you are free to grab a room for the weekend as well. We have limited extra gear, but there will be plenty of ice tools to borrow, and a couple…

March 2019

$50.00
March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Come join us as we move our popular ice climbing trips to Lake City, CO! We will be reserving a condo for the weekend and invite folks to stay. There will be some couch space, but plenty of floor space, so we suggest bringing a sleeping bag and mat! But you are free to grab a room for the weekend as well. We have limited extra gear, but there will be plenty of ice tools to borrow, and a couple…

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This is a closed event for the Women's Denali 2019 Team. Watch our Facebook page to watch updates as they get ready to climb the tallest mountain in North America!

Free
March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions on an intermediate mountaineering climb of Pike's Peak's famous Y Couloir! Crampons and ice axe required with limited inventory available to borrow. Contact Josh Oakley at Josh@vetexpeditions.com for any questions you may have. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip. Please black out all sensitive information before uploading. Please…

Free
March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions MTB Race Team to train and ride trails before the Grand Junction Off-Road. Everyone is welcome to join for the ride (not just racers). Riders are responsible for bringing their own bikes and gear. We will ride Oil Well Flats on Saturday and the Royal Gorge trails on Sunday. We will meet at the trailheads at 9am. If you have any questions about the ride or about getting involved with the MTB team, please contact Derek at derekk@gqfit.com…

Free – $40.00
March 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions on our Fat Biking Series in Leadville, CO. This bike will be several hours long over varied terrain. Weather will determine where and how long we are able to stay out. Dress for the conditions. We will be meeting at the Safeway in Leadville, CO at 9:40 AM (1900 N Poplar Street, Leadville, CO 80461). We will carpool from here to the trailhead and begin the bike. $40 covers the fatbike rental from Subculture Cycles in Salida.…

April 2019

Free
April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a beginner day mountain biking on Salida's local trails. Participants are responsible for bringing their own bikes, helmets and gear. Rentals are at the cost of the participant. We recommend Subculture Cycles in Saldia. For questions/comments/concerns email Nick Watson at nick@vetexpeditions.com If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip. Please…

Free
April 13 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions on our advanced snowshoe hike to the top of Mt. Yale. This snowshoe is 10 miles round trip gaining approximately 3,000 feet in elevation in Winter conditions. Snowshoes and winter boots,  and some warm winter layers are available to borrow. We will be meeting at the City Market in Buena Vista at 7:00 AM SHARP. Everyone must have 14er hiking experience.   For any questions/comments/concerns email Nathan Perrault at Nate@vetexpeditions.com.   If you are new to our…

Free
April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a weekend of rock climbing at Shelf Road outside of Canon City, Colorado. Shelf Road is a climbing crag where you can learn the skills you need to climb outdoors or simply have an enjoyable weekend of camping and climbing with other veterans. This event is open to all abilities, including complete beginners. We will have limited gear available for veterans to use. This is a great way to get the experience you can use to…

May 2019

Free
May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions on a one-day ascent of Mt. Hood! Attendees must be able to provide their own gear (ice axe, crampons)/rent their own gear. We will be camping nearby the night of May 17th and waking up around 12 am midnight to begin the climb up Oregon's famous Mt. Hood. Contact Nelson Tang at nelson@vetexpeditions.com or Steven Roberts at steven.roberts21@yahoo.com for more information. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA…

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions Mountain Bike Team to raise money and race the Grand Junction Off-Road. Racers are responsible for their own entry fees. Check out the race course here: Grand Junction Off Road If you are interested in riding to raise money or if you want to sponsor a rider, please contact Derek or Erik at derekk@gqfit.com or Villasenorerik@gmail.com If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other…

Free
May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a day of rock climbing near Buena Vista, Colorado! This event will consist of 1 day of rock climbing near Buena Vista, Colorado. This event is a great way to knock off the rust, learn the skills necessary for our more advanced trips, or simply enjoy a day out with fellow vets!   Please contact Brad Noone if you have questions/comments/concerns at brad@vetexpeditions.com   If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy…

Free
May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a fun day of rock climbing in New York's famous Gunks! Contact Dan Wiwczar at Dan@vetexpeditions.com for more information. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip. Please black out all sensitive information before uploading. Please be advised, participants will need to review and sign the Liability - Sexual…

June 2019

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This climb is a closed event. Follow along on our Facebook Page as our team climbs an epic peak!

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This is a closed event. Watch our Facebook Page for updates as the women climb the tallest peak in North America!

Free
June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions as we climb Mt. Shasta in Northern California. You must be able to provide your own gear/rent gear (ice axe and crampons). Contact Nelson Tang at nelson@vetexpeditions.com for more information about this climb. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip. Please black out all sensitive information before uploading. Please…

Free
June 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a day of rock climbing above Clear Creek just west of Golden, Colorado! This event will consist of a full day of rock climbing close to the Denver Metro area. This event is a great way to knock off the rust, learn the skills necessary for our more advanced trips, or simply enjoy a day out with fellow vets!   Please contact John Krueger if you have questions/comments/concerns at john@vetexpeditions.com   If you are new to…

Free
June 29 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions as we traverse two 14K ft peaks via the Sawtooth Ridge. This Class 3 scramble travels 10 miles over Mt. Evans and Bierstadt and the infamous Sawtooth Ridge that traverses between the two peaks above Guanella Pass, Colorado. 14er experience and helmet required. Contact John Krueger at John@vetexpeditions.com for more information. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service…

July 2019

$50.00
July 12 @ 6:00 pm - July 14 @ 4:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for our Overnight Colorado Rafting Trip in Salida, CO on the Arkansas River through the beautiful Browns Canyon National Monument. This is an overnight trip with meals and all rental equipment included.  More details will be provided as this trip is developed. For any questions/comments/concerns email Brad Noone at Brad@vetexpeditions.com. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation…

Free
July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a fun weekend long trip backpacking in the Gore Range near Vail, CO. The Gore Range is one of the hidden gems in Colorado. There is a small amount of gear to lend and group gear will be covered by VetEx. More info will be posted as trip details are finalized. Contact Scott Partan at Scott@vetexpeditions.com for more questions. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID,…

August 2019

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This event is closed to those who were signed up for this trip in 2018 due to the weather cancellation.

Free
August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a fun ride of Colorado's famous Monarch Crest Trail. Must have previous riding experience. Participants are responsible for bringing their own bikes and gear. This is an advanced ride. You must have technical downhill experience, be an advanced rider and have your own bike that you ride regularly. This is a 35 mile high altitude ride that requires an advanced fitness level and technical riding skill. For questions/comments/concerns email Nick Watson at nick@vetexpeditions.com If you are new…

Free
August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This is a challenging climb that requires advanced rock and rope skills. This is an EXPERT ONLY trip, must obtain leader approval before signing up. More details will follow as the details are developed. For any questions/comments/concerns email Rich Salas at richard.salas@live.com or Jordan Vaughn at jordan@vetexpeditions.com.   If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending…

Free
August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for a fun day of climbing near Salt Lake City, UT in Salt Lake's famous Little Cottonwood Canyon. For questions/comments/concerns email Rich Salas at Rich@vetexpeditions.com If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip. Please black out all sensitive information before uploading. Please be advised, participants will need to review and sign…

September 2019

Free
September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions Xterra Race Team to raise money and race the Fruita Xterra. Racers are responsible for their own entry fees and gear. If you are interested in racing to raise money or if you want to sponsor an athlete, please contact Derek at derekk@gqfit.com If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip.…

$30
September 13 @ 4:00 pm - September 15 @ 12:00 pm MDT

This trip marks our 10th Anniversary of running trips. This 25 mile loop is a very long day hike. We will start early and hike all day to commemorate our anniversary. Following this hike, we will celebrate in Grand Lake. Come join us on the quit side of Rocky Mountain National Park for another epic 9/11 trip. Please do not sign up for this trip if you are not a very experienced and fit hiker. Walking 25 miles with substantial…

October 2019

$100
October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This October 9th -13th twelve military veterans will get a unique opportunity to serve as crew and enjoy flights in selected balloons during the 2019 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Enjoy full VIP treatment and VIP passes to the largest balloon festival in the world. Meals and lodging included while at the fiesta. A $100 non-refundable reservation fee is required. This trip is valued at over $1,000 per military veteran spot for those wanting to support or sponsor this event. This trip…

Free
October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions in New York's famous Gunks for a weekend of rock climbing! We will be camping in a nearby campground each evening! Contact Dan Wiwczar for more information regarding this trip at Dan@vetexpeditions.com If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your DD214, VA ID, Driver's License with veteran designation, or other military service documentation HERE. This documentation is required before attending any trip. Please black out all sensitive information before uploading. Please be…

November 2019

Free
November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Join Veterans Expeditions for our annual Veteran's Day Weekend rock climbing and mountain biking trip in Moab Utah. This trip is one of our most popular events and fills up fast! Please only sign up if you know you are able to make it. For any questions/comments/concerns about rock climbing email Nathan Perrault at nate@vetexpeditions.com. For any questions/comments/concerns about mountain biking email Sam Harmon at sam@vetexpeditions.com. If you are new to our trips please upload a scanned copy of your…

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