June 18-20th, 2021: Third Saturday Quandary Peak Community Experience

June 18-20th, 2021: Third Saturday Quandary Peak Community Experience


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This is a free Community Experience and this registration lets us know you are coming!  

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About This Trip

Join us for a weekend of fun near Quandary Peak! This month will be a special extended Third Saturday Community Experience and Camp-Out. We will set up a base camp nearby (Location TBD) for Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday will include an attempt to summit Quandary Peak ( 14,265′), or you have the option to engage in various other activities all day. It will be a fun weekend of adventure and hanging out!

Since we know that you are millennials and we are too, we also know that we hate to commit to things. So show up whenever you want and leave whenever you want for this one. Just make sure that you sign up on our website for legalities and stuff. We'll send you an email with more meeting info when you sign up too.

Transportation, food and gear are not included. Bring your own gear and meet up to carpool out to the location or drive out by yourself!

Contact Jack with any questions - jack@creatio.org

When & Where

June 18-20th, 2021

Quandary Peak

in White River National Forest



  • Bring your own food
  • Bring your own gear


Bring your own gear!

  • Gas
  • Food
  • Camping/Hiking Gear

Creatio Community Expereinces

What are they all about?

Creatio Community Experiences are free and open to all young adults (18-39). We are striving to bring our mission of encountering the beauty of creation and the Creator to as many people as possible. These allow us to do that by gathering as friends on local hikes, backpacking excursions, campouts, and other adventures. The only requirement is an open heart and a desire to encounter beauty!

These Experiences differ from our standard Creatio Experiences in that they are not formally guided by Creatio staff. Instead, volunteers, missionaries, and friends all offer a helping hand in making these Experiences happen and costs for gas, food, etc. are split between one another at the end of the trip. The Experience organizer may screen participants to ensure they have the necessary skills, experience, and/or gear necessary to participate.

We are Catholic Christians, however, you do not have to be religious to join on an adventure with us. Members of all faiths or no faith at all are welcome to participate with us! Feel free to talk about faith, life, or whatever else

Your Guides

Recommended Packing List

Sleeping bag (packable, rated to less than 30 Degrees F)

Sleeping pad (insulated air pad or foam pad)

Tent (if you have one)

Folding Chair (if you have one)

Day Pack (15-30L) with good hip support straps

Hiking boots/ shoes

Camp-lounging and car-riding clothing (1 Outfit)

Camp Sandals or Crocs (optional, but recommended)

Snow Shoes (if you have them – just in case)


Non-cotton Dri-Fit Clothing – (1 underwear, 1 extra shirt – minimum)

Non-cotton socks / Hiking Socks (Merino Wool)

Hiking Pants and/or shorts (helpful to have non-cotton, also longer pants for cool nights and bugs)

Layers (Down Jacket / Merino Wool or Fleece layers)

Rain Jacket (Rain pants if you have them) – storms are unpredictable

Water Bottles/ Bladder (at least 3L)

Hat (Warm)

Gloves (light)


Sunglasses, hat

Headlamp / Flashlight

Camping bowl/plate and utensils

Prescription and non-prescription medications (notify Trip Leader)

Toiletries– toothbrush, toothpaste, contact case and solution (minimum)

ID and Wallet

Personal snacks for the hike (Cliff bars, Trail Mix, Candies)


Optional Items:

Hiking Poles

Multi-tool and/or Knife

Phone (Camera)

Swedish Fish (for Jack)

Favorite hot sauce or seasonings

Good blanket and/or pillow for the road

Deck of cards or small game

Basic Timeline

4:30 P.M. Meet at the Creatio office if you would like to caravan out – 600 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204. Arrive at campsite at around 7:00 P.M.

Get up and eat breakfast by 6:30 A.M. Drive 10ish minutes to Quandary trailhead.

3:00 P.M. Return back to camp

5:00 P.M. Dinner and chill at camp

8:30 A.M. Breakfast, pack up camp.

You can continue to hang with us for a while on Sunday, or you may also choose to head back to town. If you can find a mass to attend, we encourage you to do so!


Colorado is lucky to be home to 53 of the 106 mountains over 14,000 ft in the US. We will be attempting to summit Quandary Peak, which is one of the easiest and most accessible 14ers in Colorado (6.6 miles, 3,326 ft elevation gain). This mountain, while being an easier 14er, should not be attempted without a moderate amount of experience and readiness. Additionally, we do expect there to be snow on the mountain at this time of the year. This means that snowshoes may be necessary to summit and that microspikes are strongly recommended. Creatio has a limited supply of snowshoes that we can provide upon request.

Find out more about the Quandary Peak trail at: https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=quan1&peak=Quandary+Peak

Our campsite is TBD and will be announced in the pre-trip email that we will send out to signed-up participants.


Creatio’s spirituality is focused on strengthening the four relationships: relationship with self, with one another, with nature and with God. We encourage all of our missionaries to be open to experience a deepening of these relationships while on our trips.

Creatio takes a holistic approach to improving lives by addressing material and spiritual wellbeing of the people we serve. We do this with a Catholic worldview as our foundation, however, we encourage Catholics and non-Catholics to join us in encountering the beauty of creation and our Creator. All participants are encouraged to join in group activities such as discussions on faith-based topics or visiting holy sites, but nobody should feel compelled to participate in specifically Catholic traditions and practices.