Backpack Across the Thompson Divide
Saturday, August 31 – Monday, Sept 2.
Free and open to the public, registration required.
Join Wilderness Workshop and The Wilderness Society as they team up to offer an awesome and adventurous three-day, two-night backpacking trip through the heart of the Thompson Divide. This backpacking trip is wonderfully scenic and is characterized by rushing streams, giant aspen groves, and expansive views of the Elk Mountains. Our walk will begin near Twin Peaks on Four Mile Road and end on the south side of the divide, on the Braderich Creek trail, near Redstone. Campsites will have access to water each night, along the Middle Thompson Creek, night one, and Lake Ridge Lakes, night 2. Experience for yourself why locals are “Unified for the Thompson Divide,” and have rallied to maintain the area’s clean water, air, abundant wildlife, and recreational opportunities. To learn more about the current threats to the Thompson Divide, the CORE Act that would permanently protect it, and how you can help click here.
- This mid-elevation moderate-difficult backpacking trip is approximately 20 miles long.
- Participants are responsible for bringing their own gear, including large backpack, food, water filtration device, and lightweight tent.
- No dogs are allowed.
- This program is appropriate for those 18 years and older.
This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Thrift Shop of Aspen, City of Aspen, The Aspen Times, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, Ute Mountaineer, and True Nature Healing Arts.
Leader: Brandon Jones
Location: Thompson Divide, West of Carbondale
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