Private Programs with Deer Hill

Whether your group consists of family, friends, coworkers, or yoga-enthusiasts, Deer Hill is ready to help your unique group come together in authentic connection on the rivers, trails, or deep within a canyon.

Engage in authentic connection with your family, friends, and loved ones without distraction
Explore new places through the guidance and knowledge of our experienced Field Staff
Work as a team with your group in a expeditionary (or all-hands-on-deck) model, while also relaxing as our Field Staff provide more support than a traditional Deer Hill trip

Common Private Trip Options

For groups embarking on adventures outside our Colorado basecamp, Deer Hill utilizes various program elements in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona to deliver our mission. To learn more about each specific program element, visit this page.

Most Private Trips enjoy a classic river trip, while others like to combine a few elements, such as River Rafting and Service Learning, or Backpacking and Service Learning. For more details on how these program elements may work best for your group, reach out to the Program Sales Manager through the button below.

The Classic River Trip

Rafting expeditions are a great way for groups of people with varying degrees of comfort in outdoor activities to explore the wilderness of the Southwest. Groups will splash through Class I – II+ rapids, relax on stretches of flatwater, camp on sandy beaches, make meals together, explore ancient Ancestral Puebloan ruins, and practice Leave No Trace techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to navigate a river using inflatable kayaks, taking a seat on the paddle raft, or even taking the helm on the oar rig. River trips can also accommodate for plenty of free time in the evenings or throughout the day for your group’s specific programming or activity preferences.

Deer Hill Expeditions guides groups on the San Juan, Colorado, and Green Rivers.

Some options include:

  • 3-5 Night Expeditions of the Upper or Lower San Juan River
  • 7+ Night Expedition of Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River
  • 2-3 Night trip on the Colorado River through Ruby Horsethief Canyon near Grand Junction, Colorado

Interested in Additional Program Elements?

We’re excited to hear your ideas for how to combine the best program elements for your group. If you’d like to explore these options further, please contact the Program Sales Manager, Anna, by filling out the Private Group Inquiry Form below.

Create Your Expedition with Deer Hill

You provide the group, we guide the experience. Certain activities are dependent on the season, but Deer Hill operates year-round. Inquire online to find out if Deer Hill is the right outfitter for your group.

  1. Review the suggestions above (more options available)
  2. Contact the Program Sales Manager by submitting an inquiry (see below)
  3. The Program Sales Manager works with you to design a program for your group

Private Program Inquiry

The program you run at Deer Hill is just amazing and top-notch. Your obvious love and devotion to outdoor life is evident in every little thing that you do. Our guides were exceptional and Mr. Smith, our Navajo host, impacted my group in a profound way. Our sweat lodge was life-altering. On behalf of all my children and all their parents, thank you.

Elizabeth, teacher

Through Deer Hill and its Staff’s commitment and capacity to fulfill its mission for our Waldorf 8th grade group, the words the students spoke at our closing Circle made clear the experience met my wildest hopes for them. Their world views changed dramatically. They expressed whole new levels of gratitude for their privileged lives.

Amber Fitts, teacher

Our trip with Deer Hill, so tactfully facilitated by our guides, brought us to a meaningful conversation with the forces of nature and, as importantly, a profound encounter with ourselves.

Rev Bowen, teacher