Rocky Mountain National Park: Tundra
July 7 - 12, 2019
(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, meals, van shuttles, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between Denver and Estes Park prior to and following the tour.
Not included: Airline, rail or bus service to Denver International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
“So amazing to find a company for serious hikers.” Sorrel B. and Paul L.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s natural wonders, with more hikes than you can fit into one tour. When the park turned 100 in 2015, our retired Rocky Mountain rangers designed an additional adventure for our guests with the opportunity to explore some high altitude hiking. We will hike above 10,000 feet on most of our six day hikes. During the course of the week we will cross the Continental Divide twice, visit Chasm Lake, as well as challenge ourselves with our day 4 hike from Flattop Mountain to Green Mountain. The Flattop Mountain hike bears a bit of elucidation. During this hike we will travel 16 miles with an elevation gain of 2,849 feet then lose 3,800 feet with a top elevation of 12,234 feet as it provides a cross park route from Estes Park to Grand Lake.
On this July tour the mountain meadows will just be waking up from the winter. Wildflowers should be abundant and the animals will be moving ever higher in search of cooler air and better grazing, and we will be right along with them. Join us and challenge yourself on this magnificent hiking adventure.
|Day 1||Van shuttle from DIA to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Lake Haiyaha, Alberta Falls overnight in Estes Park||6.4|
|Day 2||Longs Peak Trailhead - Chasm Lake||8.5|
|Day 3||Wild Basin - Calypso Cascades - Ouzel Falls||6.3|
|Day 4||Bear Lake – Flattop Mountain – Continental Divide – Green Mountain – overnight in Grand Lake||16|
|Day 5||North Inlet Trail to Cascade Falls||6.4|
|Day 6||Harbison Meadows Loop on Colorado River, Drive over Trail Ridge Road, on to DIA .||4|