Warriors hiking on a San Juan training hike



At its core, our program is one part adventure, one part curriculum, and one part physical challenge. Each No Barriers Warriors expedition is designed to push you mentally and physically in some of nature’s most incredible playgrounds. After arriving, you’ll gear up and set out on your new mission with your team. You pushed hard during your time in the service, so we know you’re ready for the challenge. These epic adventures include airfare, any gear you need to borrow, ground transportation, and all your meals, including better backcountry cuisine than a MRE.

Our expeditions range in length from five days to seven days. Some programs run multiple times per year, others are offered once per year. Explore our specific programs to learn about eligibility, application process and FAQs.

Route Planning with Johnny, Matt, and Derek

The five day moderate expeditions are multi-event expeditions. They occur in the Red Feather Lakes region at our EDUCO property. Together, your team will experience the No Barriers Life while white-water rafting the Poudre River, climbing our exclusive rock formations, and trekking 8 miles through the Colorado backcountry with 2500’ of elevation gain at over 8000 feet. While at our rural camp, you will cook together, rest up from each day’s challenge, and spend time with your fellow veterans.

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Warriors getting ready to hike in the Presidential Range

The five day difficult expeditions occur in some of Colorado’s most beautiful wilderness settings. The team will trek to an alpine lake, establish a base camp, and attempt to summit one of the local 12,000 foot peaks. The team will cover 15 miles over three days at elevation, bonding as a team and overcoming physical and personal barriers.

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Rachel hiking in the San Juan Range

The seven day difficult level expeditions are set in remote wilderness areas in Colorado and New Mexico. Participants spend 5 days in the backcountry trekking and mountaineering at elevations ranging from 7,500 to 14,000 feet. Teams will cover between 20 and 40 miles depending on the location and elevation. All experiences are designed to push participants to their physical limits and encourage team camaraderie.

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San Juan expedition team at the foot of the San Juan Mountain Range

WARRIORS TO SUMMITSSponsored by Wells Fargo

Our most extreme opportunity, this series of expeditions will provide a grueling yet rewarding mental and physical challenge while helping veterans build a life long rope team. The series will involve two training expeditions in Colorado and Wyoming that are designed to give the team the wilderness skills they need to successfully accomplish the final expedition, a 12-day experience in Alaska.

Open to veterans of all eras, and with a range of disabilities, a team of veterans will be selected to participate. This series also includes a reunion event leading up to Veterans Day 2017.

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