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PLANNING IS EVERYTHING

At Top Out Adventures we take our responsibility to plan a great experience for you seriously. Here you can find information about how trips work.  Once you sign up there will be tons more details.

 
Colorado Rockies

If you haven't experienced the Colorado Rockies in the summer, you are missing out on some of the most breathtaking views and invigorating challenges in North America.  The Rockies are where we go to play in the summer, and we want you to come along.

 

Safety 

Client and crew safety is the most important priority for any Top Out Adventures trip.   We will take every precaution possible to mitigate risks and be prepared in the case of an emergency situation.

Mitigation Precautions:

  • A trained first responder will be on the crew

  • All clients will be given a route briefing the day before and a printed map with contact numbers

  • Crew members will be carrying GPS spot trackers with SOS buttons

  • Crew members will be carrying 2-way radios

  • Homebase crew will be tracking progress of the crew GPS trackers and will be able to contact Search and Rescue if needed

COVID Precautions

All participants are required to have vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving.   We will be following CDC guidelines for  masks and maintaining social distancing.  Learn more here.

Route Information:

We will be based on out of Leadville and staying at the beautiful Governor's Mansion in the heart of this historic mining town.  We will plan each day out with the group the night before to determine the best peak and route for the day.

Itinerary Overview:

Day 1: Pickup at DEN and transport to Leadville.  Dinner at the cabin.

Day 2 - 4: Early rise for breakfast and the adventure of the day.   We will travel in our comfortable van to a trail head.  Typical return time will be 2:00-4:00pm.   Then you can take nap, share memories with new friends or explore the town.   Group dinner will be served each night.

Day 5: Departure to DEN airport

Trips begin on June 18 and run through the first week of August.   Check the Booking page for details.

Cost: $1,695, $800 refundable deposit, with balance due 45 days before your trip.

You probably have many more questions.   After sign-up we will be sending a lot more information, holding zoom calls and other communications.   But please contact us through the chat on the right or on the contact page if you want to ask any questions now.

Adventure Rating: 3

Make a Day of It

If you prefer to join us for just 1 day, we would love to have you.  Just choose the Rockies Day Excursion in the adventures tab.  If you want to book more than 1 person, please contact us by phone at (615) 606-8717.  We can help you find the best routes for your group to have an awesome adventure.

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park in the Chisos Mountains of west Texas is the place you never expected.   It is rugged and beautiful with a character as big as the state of Texas.  Texas doesn't do small and with 801,000 acres Big Bend is no exception.  On this trip you will have a chance to explore beautiful canyons and wide open desert.

For this trip we will stay at the eclectic Villa Terlingua.  This property was originally the home of the Lopez Family and still has the beauty and allure of the days of the mining boom.

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This weekend trip starts on Friday and end on Monday.   We will spend Saturday and Sunday exploring the trails of the park.   We can go to the high point in the park in Emory Peak at 7,825' or check out the dramatic drop off of the Window or the canyons of the Blue Creek Trail.  The adventure we choose will depend on the groups skills and interests.

Trip Dates:

Sep 10 - 13:  This trip will be geared toward those who want to hike and enjoy the beauty of the park.   If you have always wanted to check out Big Bend but never gotten around to it, this trip is for you. We will hike 8 - 10 miles per day with 1,000 - 2,000 ft of ascent.  Adventure Rating - 3

Sep. 24- 27: This trip is for those who want to move fast by trail running.   The rocky trails of Big Bend are both fun and challenging.  You can do lung burning uphill climbs for 3,000 ft and bomb downhill for miles.   We will have a chance to get beyond the tourist zones to the more remote parts of the park.  Adventure Rating - 4 

Safety

Client and crew safety is the most important priority for any Top Out Adventures trip.   We will take every precaution possible to mitigate risks and be prepared in the case of an emergency situation on the adventure.

Mitigation Precautions:

  • A trained first responder will be on the crew

  • All clients will be given a route briefing the day before and a printed map with contact numbers

  • Crew members will be carrying GPS spot trackers with SOS buttons

  • Crew members will be carrying 2-way radios

  • Homebase crew will be tracking progress of the crew GPS trackers and will be able to contact Search and Rescue if needed

Food:

We will prepare breakfast and dinner at the Villa Terlingua each day. Clients are welcome to help with cooking if you want.  We will have food available for packing lunches on the trail and snacks around the house.

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Mexico Trail Running

VIAJE DE CORREO!

 

During the 6 days and 5 nights trip we will travel to some of the best trails in Central Mexico, making stops in Monterrey, Ciudad Victoria and Miquihuana.  As we travel we will have a running adventure each day visiting iconic places like Chipinque and Canon de Novilla.

 

Safety 

Trail Safety

Client and crew safety is the most important priority for any Top Out Adventures trip.   We will take every precaution possible to mitigate risks and be prepared in the case of an emergency situation on the adventure.

Mitigation Precautions:

  • A trained first responder will be on the crew

  • All clients will be given a route briefing the day before and a printed map with contact numbers

  • Crew members will be carrying GPS spot trackers with SOS buttons

  • Crew members will be carrying 2-way radios

  • Homebase crew will be tracking progress of the crew GPS trackers and will be able to contact Search and Rescue if needed

Travel Safety

Anytime you travel in another country it is important to know the lay of the land.   With crew members who have lived in Mexico and speak the language along with local guides, we will be making the best possible decisions to be safe.   Decisions on when and where we travel is similar to any place in the world.   We will be tracking information from the authorities and using local intel.   Mexico is a wonderfully open and kind culture.  Our goal is to avoid the dangerous exceptions.

Food:
We will carry food for snacks and light lunches while traveling.  There will be opportunities to buy local food and eat out.   Breakfast and dinner and snacks will be provided by the trip cost.  If you have special food you want to carry on runs, you will need to bring it with you.

Covid-19 Considerations:
Travel risks have taken on a new dimension with Covid-19 and everyone should manage to their own comfort level.   All participants are required to have a vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving.   We will be CDC guidance for wearing masks and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.   For the most part we will be among our own group and outdoors.  Learn more
here.

 

Run/Hike Support:
There will not be any aid stations or support on the trails.  You will be self supported.  Runs will range from 15-25 miles daily.  


Draft Itinerary:
Day 1- 3:  Arrive into Monterrey and explore Chipinque Ecological Park

Day 4 - 6: Travel to Miquihuana and run/hike the trails on both private and public land outside of this beautiful small town.

 

After sign-up we will be sending a lot more information, holding zoom calls and other communications.   But please contact us through the chat on the right or on the contact page if you want to ask any questions now.

Adventure Rating: 4

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Nepal - Mustang Kingdom

Namaste brothers and sisters.
 
Nepal is a magical land, and the Mustang Kingdom is its most ancient jewels.   Located in the central, northern area of Nepal it rests within the shadow of the mighty Annapurna mountain.  While Annapurna hides behind the clouds some days, Dhaulagiri will come out to say hello almost every day.
Our adventure will give you a taste of the beautiful chaos of the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara and 6 days trekking in the mystic Mustang Kingdom.   We will be staying in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.   When we are out trekking we will stay in teahouses in villages.  These are rustic hotels staffed by local villagers and provide the opportunity to interact with the locals directly.
 
The itinerary is below:
Nov 6 - Flight Arrivals into Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
Nov 7 - Visit temples in Kathmandu and then catch a domestic flight to Pokhara
Nov 8 - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom,  Then Jeep drive to the village of Chele 
 
6 Days of Trekking in the Himalaya:
Nov 9 - Chele to Syangboche
Nov 10 - Syangboche to Ghami
Nov 11 - Ghami to Tsarang
Nov 12 - Tsarang to Lo Manthang
Nov 13 - Day trip to Choser Village and cave exploration
Nov 14 - Relax and explore Lo Manthang
 
Nov 15 - Jeep ride from Lo Manthang to Jomsom
Nov 16 - Fly Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Nov 17 - Free Day in Kathmandu to explore temples and shop and eat
Nov 18 - Departure flights
 
What is included in the price: 
1. All necessary ground transportation for international and domestic flights (In Kathmandu and Pokhara)
2. All necessary trekking permits
3. Three nights in Kathmandu (Bodhi Boutique Hotel or similar) with breakfast
4. One night in Pokhara (Kuti Resort or similar) with breakfast
5. Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight
6. Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
7. One local guide and 2 Top Out Adventures guides
8. Porters in the ratio of 2:1 (Trekker:Porter)
9. Jomsom to Chele Private Jeep
10. Lo Manthang to Jomsom Private Jeep
11. Eight nights accommodation in teahouses during trek
12. Eight breakfast, eight lunch and eight dinner during trek
14. Private transportation for exploring Kathmandu

All you have to do is book flights into and out of Kathmandu.

Cost: Total cost without plane tickets is $2,695. $1,000 refundable deposit with the balance due 45 days before your trip. 

Adventure Rating: 

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ADVENTURE RATINGS

Being aware of the physical requirements of an adventure trip is important for everyones enjoyment and safety.   Below are the Top Out Adventure ratings.   If you have questions regarding your preparedness for a trip ask us.  If you would like help with training plans, we can help with that too.

Comfortable (1):
Limited activity 1 - 3 hours per day
No special outdoor skills required
Walking less than 3 miles and flat terrain
Altitude less than 3,000’ and little altitude gain
Comparable fitness level: Daily activity and run a 5K

Active (2):
Activity 2 - 5 hours per day with some periods of exertion
Hiking upto 6 miles including uphill
Running 3 - 6 miles including uphill
Moderate elevation gain
Altitude 3,000’ - 5,000’
Regular fitness training and run a ½ marathon/sprint triathlon

Challenging (3):
Activity 4 - 6 hours per day, mostly strenuous exertion
Hiking upto 8 miles including ascent of 1,000’ - 4,000’
Running upto 7 - 10 miles including ascent of 1,000’ - 4,000’
Altitude 8,000 - 14,000’
Regular fitness training, fast ½ marathon or marathon/triathlon

Top Out (4)
Activity 10 - 12 hours per day with strenuous exertion
Hiking up to 12 miles including ascent up to 5,000’
Running 15 - 20 miles including ascent of 3,000’ - 4,000’
Regular fitness training, endurance event experience (ultra marathons or Ironman length triathlon)