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Sat, Mar 23


Active Adult Center

Colorado Ruck 2024

Join us for the 2024 Colorado Ruck – an event ideal for hikers of all skill levels: aspiring long-distance hikers and long-time enthusiasts.

Colorado Ruck 2024
Colorado Ruck 2024

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

Active Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, USA

About the Event

Join us for an all-day event to help you get ready for an upcoming season of long-distance hiking! 

FREE GIFT - first 50 paid check-ins (registration opens at 8:00 AM) the day of the event will receive one (1) Backparkers Pantry Meal (selection may be limited)

Main Room:

  • 8:00 AM - Check in / Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM - Opening remarks Jeff Mountain Man” Brownscheidle (ALDHA-West VP)
  • 9:00 AM - Trail Experiences through Art and FKTs, featuring Nika "Early Bird" Meyers
  • 10:00 AM - "A Thin Ribbon of Dreams: 2022 Calendar Year Triple Crown", featuring Charlie "Kansas Express" Janssen
  • 11:15 AM - Advanced Backpacking Navigation, featuring Andrew Skurka (Professional Backpacker and founder of
  • 12:15 PM - Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - How to determine proper shoe fitment, featuring Andrew Walker (Founder of 7000 Feet in Salida, CO)
  • 2:45 PM - Lightweight Gear, featuring Ron “Pilgram” Stokley
  • 4:00 PM - GEAR RAFFLE (details on link)  14er Summit Log, Backpackers Pantry, Backpacking Light, BearVault, CDT Coalition, Cnoc Outdoors, Durston Gear, FarOut Guides, Gossamer Gear, Granite Gear, Holey Hiker Bidets, Jolly Gear, Karl Ford's new book, Katabatic Gear, Kula Cloth, Leki, Purple Rain Adventure Skirts, Sawyer, Six Moon Designs, Symbiosis Gear, Treeline Review, and ULA Equipment

Breakout Room

  • 12:15 PM - Open (looking for volunteer to lead breakout for PCT or AZT)
  • 1:30 PM - CDT Breakout lead by Rich “Pot” Blitz and Chris “Scavenger” Denu
  • 2:45 PM - CT Breakout lead by David “Hermit” Keyser and Karl “Speed” Ford (Speed has an upcoming book "The Colorado Trail in Crisis")

Shakedown Room - sign up sheet at registration table. Selection from 7+ Triple Crowners

  • Open from Noon to Raffle start
  • Andrew Walker available for private shoe/feet assessment

On-site Sponsors/Vendors (tentative and subject to change)

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 15% off this event at checkout


  • ALDHA-West Colorado Ruck 2024




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