Chinese Wall Loop
Denver, CO5.0 (2 reviews)
- 3 Days Above Treeline
- Wildlife Habitat
- Flat Tops' Crown Jewel Trail
- High Plateaus & Alpine Tundra
- Spectacular Backcountry Campsite Locations
- Mountain Lakes
- Exceptional Service & Cuisine
A challenging, isolated, and scenic experience in Colorado’s backcountry! The Flat Top Wilderness offers an escape from crowds, while showcasing landscapes worthy of being a National Park. Known as the “Cradle of Wilderness,” the Flat Tops are said to have inspired Congress to create the Wilderness Act. It is Colorado’s second largest wilderness area consisting of 235,000 acres of alpine lakes, streams, peaks, and wildlife. This five-day backpacking trip is a fantastic choice for any individual aiming to explore vast amount of terrain in authentic wilderness.
The Chinese Wall Loop follows a one of a kind trail onto a breathtaking plateau above tree line. Truly the crown jewel of the Flat Tops, this hike spends four days hiking at altitude above 11,000 feet, offering phenomenal views and solitude. Experience camping in pristine locations, resulting in magnificent night skies. Returning to civilization will come all to soon after experiencing this awe-inspiring wilderness!
$1480 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip mainly follows dirt and rock trails that are lightly maintained. The plateau has long segments without any trail, consisting of uneven hiking terrain. Day 2 through Day 5 are spent above 11,000 FT/ 3,350 M above sea level.
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
- Hiking and camping for multiple days above 11,000 feet
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Colorado hike a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day in the backcountry.