Christian Adventures A Ministry of Cran-Hill Ranch

Public Tours

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Fall Cycle Weekend / September 18 - 20

Squeeze in one more weekend of fall cycling as we explore northwest Michigan around the Grand Traverse Bay! Ride up to 58 miles on Saturday on the Leelanau Peninsula, following the TART and Leelanau Trails, as well as area roadways.  Sights include downtown Traverse City, Suttons Bay, and a beautiful loop around Lake Leelanau.  On Sunday, ride a 45 mile loop on Old Mission Peninsula.  Sights include Old Mission Point State Park and Lighthouse, as well as the many vineyards, farms, and scenic vistas along the way!

• Registration Fee: $99 

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Mountian Biking

2014 Tours coming soon!


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Jordan Valley Fall Weekend / October 2 - 4

The Jordan River Valley is possibly the most scenic hiking destination in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula!  Capture the fall colors in their prime from scenic overlooks like Dead Man’s Hill and Landslide Lookout, as you hike both the Jordan River Valley Pathway and the North Country Trail in one amazing weekend!  Christian Adventures will provide your gear, meals, and even transportation from our Michigan Basecamp. So pack your bags for an amazing weekend adventure!

• Registration Fee: $99 

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Adventure Sampler

HS Adventure Camp (Ages 13-17) / July 12 - 17

Give your summer some excitement! Experience rock climbing, high ropes, and more before packing your things and heading out! Hit the trail and river on this epic outdoor challenge! This is an adventure you don't want to miss!
• Registration Fee: $375

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MS Adventure Camp (Ages 10-13) / July 19 - 24

Summer Camp for the outdoor adventurer! Sleep in rustic cabins, cook meals over the fire, hike, bike, climb, paddle, and more!! This will be one of the best weeks of your life!
• Registration Fee: $375

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Events & RACES

Christian Adventures RACE / July 18

The race begins and ends at Cran-Hill Ranch.  The first leg is mountain biking on a variety of terrain, including single-track, gravel road, and paved road.  The second leg is canoeing on an inland lake.  Canoes and equipment are provided.  The final leg is running/walking trails and roads.  The route will be mostly marked.  Along the route, there will be a variety of additional challenges for your team to complete before moving on!

Teams of TWO racers will complete the entire race together. 
Teams may enter one of three race categories: Men, Women, Co-Ed

Schedule of Events
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM            Race Check-In (all categories)
8:45 AM                               Pre-Race Info Meeting
9:00 AM                               Race Start
12:00 PM                            Family Cookout
12:30 PM                            Awards Ceremony

• Registration Fee: $60 / Team of 2
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Triathlon / August 1

Race Categories
Adult (Men; Women): Individuals ages 18 and older
Youth (Boys; Girls): Individuals ages 13 – 17
Team (Men; Women; Co-ed): Teams of 2 or 3 individuals ages 13 and up
Kid’s Fun Race (Boys or Girls): Individuals ages 12 and under

Race Descriptions
Adult / Youth / Team: Race starts on Hillview Lake with a 0.5K swim out and back around marked buoys.  Then racers transition to bicycles for a 12K loop on paved roads.  Any type of bike is acceptable, but helmets are required.  Racers finish with a 4K trail run along our nature trail.

Kid’s Fun Race: This fun race is for kids ages 12 and under.  It begins with a short 50m swim out and around a buoy.  Then they will ride their bikes approximately 2K through several of the campground loops.  They will finish with a 1K run to the finish line!  This is not a team race – each racer will complete all three stages.

Schedule of Events
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM            Race Check-In (all categories)
8:45 AM                               Pre-Race Info Meeting
9:00 AM                               Adult / Youth / Team Race Start
10:30 AM                             Awards Ceremony
11:00 AM                             Kid’s Fun Race Start
12:00 PM                            Family Cookout

• Registration Fee: $30 / Individual; $60 / Team; $10 / Kid's Race

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"I expected to be amazed and speechless at the sight of such majestic mountains, but instead was humbled and belittled.  The mountains showed me how my life and the worries I have in it are so insignificant."

—Alex Box

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Adventure Race
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Christian Adventures

Join us this summer for two great oppotunities to explore nature and test your strength and endurance.

Our 5th Annual CAR-Christian Adventures Race is July 18, 2015. This will test your outdoor skills with a 5 mile hike/run, a 2 mile canoe paddle and an 12 mile mountian bike ride.

The 19th Annual Cran-Hill Triathlon will be August 1, 2015. Swim .5k in our lake, race 12k on our road course and run 4k on our outdoor trails. Races as individuals or teams.

Download forms below and we will see you this summer!!

2015 CAR Entry Form

2015 Triathlon Entry Form