Rocky Mountain National Park
July 11 - 16, 2022
(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)Related 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 tour.
Not included: Airline service to Denver International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
“It was wonderful to be hiking back in Colorado. The hikes up in the Rocky Mountains were fantastic. It was great to see Carol again and both Carol and George made the tour so special. They work well together and made the tour so much fun, especially with George’s sense of humor. Loved the trip.” Barbara V.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s great scenic treasures, in a state renowned for its high-mountain majesty. Within its borders are some of the world’s most spectacular alpine features— year round glaciers, countless lakes, craggy rocks reaching to the sky, beautiful mountain valleys, extensive wildlife, vast tundra above timberline, and 40 peaks* over 12,500 ft in elevation. With the park elevation ranging from 7500 ft to the top of Longs Peak at 14,259 ft, it encompases 4 life zones whose flora and fauna change as the elevation changes.
Our Rocky Mountain Hiking Tour starts near the gateway town of Estes Park to explore lakes, waterfalls and deep gorges. On the fourth day we drive over Trailridge Road – the highest continuous paved road in the country, to bring us to the western, uncroweded side of the park for two more hikes into the wilderness. Please note this tour begins at 7,000 ft and goes above 10,000 ft on most of the days. Taking some time to acclimate before beginning the tour is advised.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40
|Day 1||Van shuttle from DIA to Wild Basin- Calypso Cascades - Ouzel Falls- Overnight in Estes Park||6|
|Day 2||Longs Peak Trailhead - Chasm Lake - Overnight in Estes Park||9|
|Day 3||Glacier Gorge Trailhead- Alberta Falls- Mills Lake - Black Lake - Overnight in Estes Park||10|
|Day 4||Bear Lake - Lake Helene - Odessa Lake - Fern Lake, van shuttle over Trail Ridge road to Grand Lake||9|
|Day 5||East Inlet Trail to Lone Pine Lake||10|
|Day 6||Old Ute Trailhead from Poudre Lake to Fall River Pass- Lunch back in Estes Park and return to DIA||5|