Pilgrimage Details

Pilgrimage itinerary

June 11: Arrivals & base camp

  • Participants arrive at Denver International Airport (DIA) no later than 1:30pm

  • Leave for base camp at 2pm, stay for the night w/ opening session

June 12-14: Backpacking

  • Hiking and camping in Collegiate Peaks area of the Rocky Mountains

  • With the Lord's grace, a possible peak summit!

June 15-16: Whitewater rafting

  • Two-day raft trip on the Arkansas river with overnight camping at the riverbank

June 17: Departures

  • Morning wrap-up and drop-off at Noon at DIA for departures

What to expect

Scenes from last year's pilgrimage


  • Daily Mass and Liturgy of the Hours, Confession available any time

  • Time for personal contemplation and reflection in the cathedral of the wilderness

  • Eucharistic Adoration when possible


  • Outdoor adventures with a diverse group of fellow pilgrims

  • Team-building as we make and break camp, cook meals, etc.

  • Group activities and unstructured time for developing friendships


  • Talks on the Dominican tradition of Christian life and mission

  • Group discussions on applying the Dominican charism to everyday life

  • Opportunities to learn about the natural environments we'll encounter while on pilgrimage


  • Growth, leadership development, and self-discovery through the challenges of the wilderness

  • Taking time in the "back country" to discern God's call for you when you return to the "front country"

Costs and gear

How much?

We're only asking a measly $860 total for this life-changing wilderness pilgrimage experience. That seems like a lot, right? But this cost includes all food, all travel to and from the airport, and most of the important gear you'll need to not only survive but thrive outdoors. For only $140* / day, you're provided not only with the practical necessities for outdoor adventure but also the professional expertise of our COR guides and the spiritual care of our Dominican pilgrimage leaders. What a steal... and way more interesting that your typical tourist trap!

Plus, scholarships are available. Inquire with us here for details.

* Including first and last day experiences

What gear is provided?

Have a look at last year's gear list and see all the great gear provided by COR Expeditions. We won't provide your underwear, true, but look at all that you can get:

  • Jackets and upper thermal layers

  • Expedition grade backpacks

  • Sleeping bags and pads

  • Headlamps, camp chairs, etc.

Besides these items, you don't need to worry about tents, tarps, cooking gear, and all the other gear needed to camp outdoors. We got ya covered there also!

In collaboration

We are blessed to partner with COR Expeditions for this trip. COR Expeditions provides certified wilderness guides, backcountry gear, and years of expertise leading transformative outdoor experiences. The safer you are on the pilgrimage, the more fun you can have. With COR Expeditions providing the logistics, you know you're in God's hands.

Click the COR logo to the left to learn more.