2017 What’s Your Everest

» August 12, 2017 – Estes Park, Colorado
» Dao House 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park, Colorado

We are excited that you will be hiking with us at What’s Your Everest this year.

What’s Your Everest is a community event that is also a fundraising event.


Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $250.00. We encourage you to reach beyond the minimum and invite others to be part of your team. Get started by going to www.whatsyoureverest.org


Saturday August 12th

  • 7:00 am Breakfast & Program with Erik Weihenmayer at Dao House in the Lodge
  • 8:00 am Hit the Trail
  • 11:30 am Storm Pass Summit Circle Up, Lunch, and Program
  • 2:30 pm Celebration at Dao House on the Deck


Dao House
6120 CO-7, Estes Park, CO 80517

» From Denver – I25 North to HWY 36 West onto Boulder Turnpike to Lyons. In Lyons turn left onto CO-7 West and follow signs towards Allenspark. Continue on CO-7 for 26 miles to Dao House.

» From Golden – CO-72 West to CO-7 towards Allenspark. Continue on CO-7 for 12 miles to Dao House.

» From Fort Collins – US-34 West to Estes Park. Turn left to CO-7 towards Allenspark. Continue on CO-7 for 7 miles to Dao House.


The Dao House is conveniently located on Hwy 7 with easy access to all of the front range.

We invite you to drive up Friday and acclimate the altitude in a breathtaking relaxed setting.

The Dao House offers lodge rooms and suites at a discounted rate for What’s Your Everest participants. To reserve your lodging call 970-586-4094 or click HERE to go directly to their booking page.

The Dao House also offers spa and body work treatments, horseback rides, and more. See all their amenities at www.daohouse.com.


Estes Park offers a large variety of camping options. Click HERE to see all the details.


Breakfast and a sack lunch will be provided by the Dao House. Breakfast is a hearty continental buffet with something for everyone. If you have dietary needs or restrictions please contact Penn Street at penn.street@nobarriersusa.org or call 970-484-3633 x327.


The trial is rocky and steep.If you have mobility questions, concerns, or needs please contact Penn Street at penn.street@nobarriersusa.org or call 970-443-3633 x327.

ASL interpreting provided upon request. Please email Kelly@NoBarriersUSA.org by August 2nd, 2017.


The Route –
From the Dao House we will hike through private property among aspens and pines.
We will enter the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) on a trail not traveled by the general public,
The wonderful Tahosa Valley Landowner Association has granted us special permission to use their trail system.
Once inside the RMNP the trail gently climbs to Storm Pass. You will experience the Rocky Mountains at its very best. You will have views of Longs Peak that most have never seen.
The final .7 miles to the summit of the Estes Cone will give you a full 360 spectacular view of all the mountain ranges and peaks that surround the RMNP.

Trail Conditions –
The trail is a mix of sand, moss, rocks, and smooth dirt. What’s Your Everest is for all abilities and we will provide the support to help you reach your Everest, whatever that may be. You will be surrounded by Erik Weihenmayer’s team, our No Barriers team, veterans, professional outdoor rescue teams, and a huge range of participants. You will hike with people who are blind, hard of hearing, missing a limb, suffering from PTSD, and many more barriers that you may not see. This is a community hike where you will have the support whenever you need it.

Elevation –
The hike begins at 9400 feet and the top of the Estes Park Cone is 11,006 feet. You will climb over 1700 feet. If you have ever had issues hiking at high altitudes please consult your physician to determine any health risks. Consider driving up the day before to acclimatize to the altitude.

Packing List –
Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. You are responsible for all of your own personal gear and water.
Bring lightweight layers so you can add and subtract clothing as needed.

Suggested Gear List
– Comfortable, waterproof, broken in hiking boots.
– Light wool socks
– Light warm gloves
– Light warm hat
– Hiking Pants/tights/shorts
– Wicking base layer shirt
– Fleece or wool mid layer (light down jacket also works)
– Waterproof Jacket
– Sunglasses/Sunscreen/Lip Balm
– Sun Hat
– 2 water bottles at least 2 liters/camel back
– Comfortable day pack large enough to carry 2 liters of water, snacks, lunch, and extra layers when you are not wearing them
– Personal medications

Optional –
– Trek Poles
– Camera