Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoe – January
January 27 - 30, 2019
(4 days, 3 nights; Sun - Wed)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, meals, van shuttles, park entrance fees, snowshoe rental, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between Denver and Estes Park prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Denver International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Airport Hotel 8:00 am
“I really appreciate the passion, diligence and expertise brought to my first Timberline program!” – first time snowshoe participant
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s most popular National Parks, but in the winter time there is a completely different feel. With far fewer visitors and more active wildlife you can get immersed in a truly wilderness experience. The majestic high peaks are engulfed in snow, the trees sparkle in the sunlight and sounds of animals echo off the distant cliffs as you enjoy a leisurely walk up the valleys and around the frozen lakes.
No experience is necessary on our Rocky Mountain Snowshoe tour, and snowshoes will be provided. Don’t be fooled by the lower mileage as progress is a bit slower than regular hiking and you will surely earn your dinner. Our guides are completely familiar with the Rocky Mountain terrain in winter. They are trained in avalanche awareness and wilderness first aid and will be able to instruct you on the proper techniques of snowshoe use. They will probably even carry the thermos of hot cocoa for you!
|Day 1||Van shuttle from DIA to Estes Park - snowshoe lesson to Chasm Falls||5|
|Day 2||Glacier Gorge Trailhead - Mills Lake Loop||8|
|Day 3||Bear Lake Trailhead - Lake Helene||9|
|Day 4||Bierstadt Lake Trailhead - Loop around Bierstadt Lake, lunch in Estes Park, return to Denver||5|