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Backcountry Consulting In Colorado


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Backcountry Beautiful Leadville, Colorado

Unleash Your Potential Naturally

Backcountry Beautiful offers information, planning and unique experiences in the Colorado backcountry. We specialize in unforgettable events, adventurous activities, and transformative experiences. We can help you plan your own experiences or we can create and manage it for you.


Sometimes in our lives, we need to slip away to a faraway place and unplug. We need peace and solitude to connect with ourselves and others. Backcountry Beautiful offers a unique place and myriad adventures to unleash the power of connection through nature, letting us breath and get reacquainted with our true selves.

Meet The Founder: Leslie Altman


Leslie has been in the outdoor industry for over 30 years. She found a deep love for the Rocky Mountains after graduating from CU Boulder. Mountains have been a place for exploration, adventure and healing for Leslie. She has held positions with Vail Resorts in guest services, mountain operations and canopy guiding. She has worked for outdoor companies including Patagonia, Fjallraven and Backroads. She launched and guides for Colorado’s only hiking and guiding business, Pack Burro Picnics. She has traveled to Peru numerous times to meet with her spiritual guides and explored some of the worlds most sacred places. She is the mother of 2 adult daughters who recently graduated from college, which gave her the chance to reignite her career aspirations and passion for the outdoors and healing.

Her most recent job has been consulting to Climax Revival, a privately owned backcountry resort and special event venue, where she has researched, developed, and designed business strategies, written permit applications, created a viable business model and helped execute Climax Revival’s vision, mission and purpose.


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Reach out to us with any questions, comments or concerns. Call us at 303-909-4033 or email us at Our goal is to give you transformative experiences that will unlock new perspectives for you. 


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What Others Have To Say

Leslie Altman of Backcountry Beautiful is an indispensable asset to my business, Climax Revival. I own a backcountry special event venue with accommodations in a backcountry setting.  Through her consultations, I have obtained an Outfitter Guide Permit from the US Forest Service for a new business line she helped develop, Pack Burro Picnics. I also received conditional approval from Lake County commissioners to expand the use of my property from Vacation Lodge to a Special Event Venue, increasing my guest capacity from 8 to 48 people.  By my estimate, the result has been a ten-fold increase in revenue potential.  


Leslie is foremost an articulate communications expert and writer.  Her assistance with the many aspects of permitting with government agencies was instrumental in gaining approval.  Her analysis and prioritizing of the many tasks needing research and crafting the information into documents for various government agencies instilled confidence in a favorable outcome. She helped me organize, communicate, and create documents for referral agencies such as: 

  • Public Health Department, OEM, Fire Department, Search and Rescue   

  • Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado Parks and Wildlife

  • Division of Water Resources, Hospital and Ambulance Service, Flight for Life


Leslie has priceless business consulting talents such as:

  • Planning – researches and develops plans for efficiency, shifting priorities as needed

  • Analysis – analyses income & revenue potential, budget and financial planning

  • Risk Management – thinks through scenarios, weighs opposing opinions, mitigates risk through careful planning

  • Solutions Oriented – she garnered insurance for my business when no one would insure it,  created a water management plan where there is no water

  • Networker and Connector

    • Garners guides, educators, musicians and staff for events

    • Creates connections to contractors

    • Seeks mentors where needed


Her knowledge and experience in a wide variety of recreational business models brought tangible and practical solutions to my dreams.  Not only is Leslie an adept partner in navigating the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, Leslie helped create new lines of business for Climax Revival including:

  • Corporate events and retreats

  • Educational events such as mushroom foraging

  • Music events such as Music Under the Moon and Jackass Jamboree

  • Campsite plan to market through camping websites


I can’t say enough good things about Leslie and her business, Backcountry Beautiful.  I would not be where I am today without her help, and for that I am forever grateful. 


David Carner

Climax Revival

Founder and Chief Visionary

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