Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour

Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour

Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour

Prices

From $2,650USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Explore the hiking trails in the majestic mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park

Visit Bear, Nymph, Dream, Emerald, and Haiyaha lakes during your hike on the Bear Lake trail.

Discover the mountain wildlife that lives in the mountain valleys, including elk and moose.

Enjoy the drive on Trail Ridge road as it provides unbelievable views from 12 183 feet.

Experience the incredible views of snow-capped peaks as you hike above the timberline at Fall River Pass.

Explore the beautiful Colorado mountains on this 6-day guided hiking tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. You’ll love staying in the park with easy access to incredible hikes where you’ll explore new sights every day, passing below 54 named summits exceeding 14,000 feet.

This energetic trip features hikes that explore the valleys, gorges, lakes, and ridges in the national park. Each hike offers incredible mountain views, tranquil alpine scenery, and hopefully, some local wildlife will make an appearance. This tour is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of planning a hiking holiday in Colorado that you’ll never forget!

Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies Itinerary

Day 1 Hiking on the Wild Basin Trail

The shuttle to the national park will meet you at the Denver airport and bring you to the Wild Basin Trailhead. Today will be a nice and easy hike to the Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls.

On the way back you’ll enjoy the quiet North St. Vrain Trail before settling in at your hotel in Estes Park.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Estes Park
Distance
6 miles
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Scenic Hiking on Bear Lake Trail

A short shuttle ride will drop you off this morning at the Bear Lake trailhead. You’ll be hiking up the ridge that flanks Flattop Mountain.

After you’ve hiked past Lake Helene, you’ll arrive at Fern Creek Valley. As you walk along its ledge, you’ll have amazing views of the surrounding peaks including Little Matterhorn. As you continue hiking past lakes and rivers keep your eyes open for the elk that live in the valley.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Estes Park
Distance
9 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Trek to Sky Pond

Your hike today starts at the Glacier Gorge trailhead, and you’ll be following Glacier Creek as you work your way up the gorge.

On your route, you’ll see Alberta Falls and a few alpine lakes before you clear the tree line and arrive at Timberline Falls. It’s a quick scramble along the top of the falls to reach the stunning Lake of Glass.

Your final stop for the day will be the scenic Sky Pond. You’ll love taking in the panoramic mountain views on your descent!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Estes Park
Distance
10 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Alpine Lakes and Mountain Views

Head back to the Bear Lake trailhead to start today's journey. This time you’ll be hiking towards some of the most picturesque lakes in the park, including Bear, Nymph, Dream, Emerald, and Haiyaha lakes.

After enjoying the incredible views of the surrounding peaks, you’ll be collected by the van and driven along the Trail Ridge Road. During the ride, you’ll be mostly above the treeline, so make sure you enjoy the awesome views from 12,183 feet before descending into Grand Lake and your new home base for the rest of the tour.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grand Lake
Distance
9 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Follow the East Inlet Trail

Today you’ll be taking on the more challenging hike up the East Inlet Trail. You’ll be able to stop at Adams Falls before arriving at blissful Lone Pine Lake, a perfect picnic spot.

As you hike through the valley today, keep your eyes open for the moose that frequent the area.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grand Lake
Distance
10 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Final Mountain Exploration

Even though today is the last day, you still have one more fabulous hike in store! The shuttle will take you to the Olde Ute Trailhead where you’ll begin walking along the shores of Poudre Lake. You’ll see rock spires and hanging gardens as you hike until you eventually climb above the Timberline.

Enjoy your final expansive view of the Rockies as you hike above the trees to Fall River Pass and the Alpine Visitor Center. The shuttle will pick you up after lunch and bring you back to the Denver airport.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
5 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour of the Colorado Rockies s run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person (min 2 travelers):

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-06-23

Denver, Colorado

6 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-06-29

Denver, Colorado

65+
$2,650USDBook Now
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Accommodation on Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies

This tour is based in 3 and 4-star hotels. These hotels offer cozy rooms with peaceful locations and great access to the park.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room where possible, please contact us if you prefer this option. Rooms are double occupancy and solo travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

The Maxwell Inn in Estes Park

This welcoming hotel features a lovely terrace with an outdoor fire pit and hot tub. It’s the perfect place to unwind after your day in the mountains.

Gateway Inn in Grand Lake

You’ll love the rustic mountain lodge decor at this cozy hotel. It sits right at the lakefront so it’s perfect for a quiet evening stroll.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies?

Meals

5 breakfast, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Denver are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage are included as outlined in the itinerary. Transport between Denver International Airport and Rocky Mountain National Park is included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttles
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as ‘included’
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, or hotel staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour

How hard is the Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This trip includes daily hikes that are about 10 miles long, so you should be comfortable hiking this distance for several days in a row, including frequent elevation changes. This tour is best suited for fit hikers.

Do I need to tip my tour guides?

Tipping in the United States of America is customary, but much appreciated. It is recommended to tip 10-20% for exceptional service.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies?

5 breakfast, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Denver to start this tour?

You can fly to the Denver International Airport (DEN), where your shuttle will pick you up.

Is the Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Hiking Exploration of the Colorado Rockies end?

This tour ends with a drop-off at the Denver International Airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States of America?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to the United States for this tour?

The best time to travel to Colorado for this tour is between June and August when the weather tends to be warm and sunny.

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Prices

From $2,650USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This trip includes daily hikes that are about 10 miles long, so you should be comfortable hiking this distance for several days in a row, including frequent elevation changes. This tour is best suited for fit hikers.


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