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Guide Biography:

Katie grew up in the beautiful city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Being a native of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it wasn’t hard for Katie to find her love for the great outdoors. With trips to her family’s cabin on the weekends, she quickly found that exploring and adventuring outdoors were amongst her favorite things to do. Katie graduated with a degree in Recreation and Sports Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Education and Recreation from Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

Soon after college graduation, Katie made the big move to Breckenridge, Colorado, where her love for the outdoors continued to grow. Katie has travelled through the mountains and deserts in Colorado and Utah, as well as the Himalayas in northern India.

As a certified yoga teacher, one of Katie’s favorite activities is practicing yoga and sharing it with others. Katie also shares a passion for running, having run 10+ half marathons in the last 4 years. Downhill skiing, traveling, personal health and wellness, hiking and camping are some of her favorite things to do in her free time.

Trips Guided by Katie Nelsen:

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What's your favorite vacation destination?
My favorite vacation destination would definitely have to be anywhere with mountains. Dharamshala, India is amongst my most favorite places that I have ever travelled. The scenery is so beautiful and vibrant there, but it's the people who live there that make me love it so much.

What's your favorite hike?
There is not one favorite hike for me, as they all differ in so many ways. I loved trekking through the Himalayas, but I also love hiking in my beautiful backyard, Colorado. I love any kind of hike that challenges me both physically and mentally.

What's your favorite bike ride?
Anywhere where I am surrounded by picturesque scenery.

Favorite book?
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Favorite song?
Oh goodness! There's too many. Anything by Fleetwood Mac.

When did you first catch the travel bug?
When I moved to Colorado.

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