Your registration fee covers 8 full meals, 3 nights lodging, and retreat materials you'll receive while at Road Trip. **It does NOT include ground or air travel, extra actvities like fly-fishing, horseback riding, or any other recreation activity, or meals and lodging away from Bear Trap during Road Trip.
We do not offer scholarships for Road Trip currently, but there is a possiblity that outside donors will provide funds for people who are financially constrained to attend. Please email us below if this is you. Your situation will be kept strictly confidential.
Our refund policy is as follows: Refunds (less a $50 reservation and processing fee) will be available until July 15th. After July 15th, no refunds will be issued, no exceptions. The only way your registration could be refunded after July 15th is if your spot is filled by another person, and there is no wait list for your particular session.
The closest airport to Bear Trap Ranch is Colorado Springs International Airport. But you can also fly into Denver International Airport, which tends to have lower airfares. You will need to rent a car to make the trip to Colorado Springs if you choose this option.
You may choose to rent a car and drive to the Ranch. We will provide detailed directions as the trip draws near. If you are interested in car-pooling with other guys, you will want to gain access to our special Road Trip Carpool Facebook Group and connect with others arriving on your Check-In day.
Autumn in the mountains of Colorado produces mild temperatures during the day and chilly temperatures in the evenings and early mornings. We recommend packing long pants and long-sleeved t-shirts or sweaters.
You will be at 9100 feet above sea level during your stay at Bear Trap Ranch. The elevation will be even higher if you hike the surrounding mountains. We recommend drinking lots of water in the 2 weeks prior to arriving for Road Trip. We also recommend doing some minor excercise in the 2 weeks prior, such as walking (hills if possible) before you arrive. This will help you adjust to the elevation quicker. Also- pack a re-fillable water bottle in your luggage. There will be spickets for water refills at the ranch.
Great question! We recommend bringing weather-appropriate clothing for 4 full days, underwear, a hat or knit cap, sturdy shoes for hiking, a flashlight, your Bible and a notebook, and personal items (deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush). Bedding is provided by Bear Trap Ranch. **We also recommend bringing padding or memory foam for the bunks if you can fit it in your suitcase. (Note- once you register, we send you a full what to bring and what to know list)
Cell phone service is unavailable at the Ranch but available outside of the ranch and up on the mountain side. However, your family can call Bear Trap Ranch directly at (719) 632-0740. Internet is also available in the main dining hall.