Back Story Tours
Hike and Bike the American West

Hikers and Adventurers,

Welcome to Back Story Tours. If you love hiking Colorado and the American West, Jump in to our hiking and cycling tours.

Back Story Tours. We are private, custom hiking and cycling trips with an emphasis on local food and wines.

Our tours feature diverse hikes and bike trips at reasonable prices all in the Rocky Mountain West's spectacular locations, in local inns and B & B's. With fresh local farm to table offerings.

Discover the hiking adventure of a lifetime.

Travel with Back Story Tours and get the story behind the story.

Aspen to Crested Butte Hiking Tour

Magnificent views, glacial valleys and vast fields of wildflowers await you on the Aspen to Crested Butte Guided Hiking Tour. This spectacular hike represents Rocky Mountain splendor at its best, with exquisite views of the Maroon Bells, Colorado’s most photographed peaks, and the Elk Mountains in Gunnison National Forest. Your tour will be led by Carolyn Emanuel, a highly trained certified guide with years of hiking experience and a passion for the American West. August 4 - 7, 2015


Carolyn Emanuel - 970-241-0813
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Certified International Tour Manager
Certified Interpretive Guide
Colorado Mountain Club Leader
Rocky Mountain Guide Certification
Wilderness First Aid Certification

Duncan Rollo - 970-224-2783
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Certified International Tour Manager
Certified Interpretive Guide
Certified Historical Interpreter