Our Purpose

We help people thrive outdoors.

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Ryan, Stephanie, and Chase at Pioneer Falls, Spanish Peaks Wilderness, Montana.

Our purpose is to help people thrive outdoors. That purpose is grounded in our core belief that spending time outside, and especially connecting to nature, makes humans better.

Our core values are advocacy, expertise, and generosity. We believe that people thrive and grow as hikers and backcountry enthusiasts at the intersection of consumer advocacy, trusted expertise, and a generous community.

We started Backpacking Light in our home in 2000, have employed mostly friends and family, let people bring their dogs and babies to work, and remain committed to owning a company that values community – and a passion for restoring their soul outside.

We welcome your experience, your participation in our community, and of course, the opportunity to serve and help you as well.

Please join today and support our community’s efforts to help people enjoy a less burdened life in the wilderness – and beyond.

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Ryan and Stephanie Jordan
Backpacking Light Founders & Owners

Contact Us

  • Online Help Desk
  • Membership Sales & Support: 406-640-HIKE (406-640-4453)
  • Mail:
    • Backpacking Light
      1230 Big Thompson Ave #101
      Estes Park, CO 80517

Our Team

You’ll likely meet one or more of the following people as you interact with us: