Experience the wilderness,

it’s life changing!

Getting out and getting above – it’s not your usual way to spend a week. Beyond the routine is a place in the wilderness where you can dig deeper and discover who God created you to be. In the vast San Juan mountains of southwestern Colorado we climb peaks, explore trails and take time to listen. We offer trips for high schoolers, families, women and rental groups.

What We Offer


We provide all the high quality gear you need for your trek.


Guides and participants prepare food together on the trail. At the end of the trek a Sonlight banquet awaits!


Explore the peaks and high country. The wilderness brings life in to focus!


All of our guides are trained in wilderness travel and are certified Wilderness First Aid or higher.


We provide content to challenge participants in their backpack trek and provide time to explore faith.

Week in the San Juans

All of our trips are located in the San Juan National Forest. Enjoy a week in beautiful southwest Colorado!

Our Story

Sonlight Adventures began as a dream and a passion to help young people experience God’s creation and nature through wilderness backpacking programs in Colorado. Today, with thousands of campers having participated in the program, Sonlight continues to share God’s wilderness with people. We invite you to join Sonlight this summer for an adventure that may change your life forever.

Our Trips

Whether this is your first time in the backcountry or you are a seasoned backpacker – our trips are designed for everyone! We are passionate about making the backcountry accessible for all.

Interested in bringing a group?


“If everyone went on a Sonlight backpack trip there would be no schisms, no politics, no war!”


Backpacking with Sonlight felt like leaving my comfort zone and finding my comfort zone at the same time. It's amazing to learn how strong you are and how much you can achieve, all in the beauty of God's creation. I got to know my friends and myself better, and I got to know Jesus better too.

Lael Weatherby

Sonlight's backpacking trips have given me opportunities to step away from the noise and stress of the world, breathe deeply in the fresh mountain air, and open myself to the Spirit. Each trip is both physically challenging and spiritually renewing, and always a highlight of my year.

Josh Kerr

Sonlight holds US Forest Service permits in the San Juan National Forest and trips are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familiar or parental status, sexual orientation or cookie preference. Sonlight Christian Camp is an equal opportunity employer and service provider operating under special use permit on the San Juan National Forest.