Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Colorado

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Trailblaze Challenge is more than a hike. It is more than a fundraiser. Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience that mimics the journey Colorado wish kids go through, and ultimately helps Make-A-Wish create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in our state. 

THE CHALLENGE – 23.7 miles of the Colorado Trail - This scenic trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of children in our community battling critical illnesses. This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all fitness levels, from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts.

THE PROGRAM - For 14 weeks, you will train with and work alongside Make-A-Wish staff and experienced hike leaders to prepare you for your journey in both training and fundraising. You'll receive a personal training schedule, have the opportunity to participate in group training hikes and receive instruction on footwear and hiking gear from seasoned professionals. Make-A-Wish will make sure that you have every tool available to make you successful on and off the trail! 

THE MANTRA - "It's not a race. It's a journey." In this program, there are no winners or losers. Our goal is to bring people together to build community around families who are faced with the harsh realities of critical illnesses. When you take your first step on your journey as a Trailblazer, you are paving the way for a brighter tomorrow for children right here in your community.

To get started on your journey, please email us at We look forward to meeting you and helping you get started on the trail to making wishes come true! 

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4-year-old Braylon looks forward to meeting his favorite characters on his wish to Walt Disney World Resorts.



12-year-old Devin wished for a "fur"ever friend, a sweet bulldog puppy.