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Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
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Soak in the majestic beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park on a full-day hiking tour that departs from downtown Denver or Boulder. Leave the driving to a professional so you can enjoy views of Estes Park, and complete a moderate 4-mile (6.5-km) hike along one of the park’s most scenic trails. With a pace that's suitable for most fitness levels, you'll get plenty of exercise while still being able look for wildlife and stop to enjoy a packed picnic lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Escape to Rocky Mountain National Park without renting a car or researching trails
  • Learn about Colorado plants and wildlife from a mountain guide
  • Enjoy the scenery with a small group of fellow travelers
  • All the details are arranged, including a picnic lunch that can meet special diets
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Escape to Rocky Mountain National Park without renting a car or researching trails
  • Learn about Colorado plants and wildlife from a mountain guide
  • Enjoy the scenery with a small group of fellow travelers
  • All the details are arranged, including a picnic lunch that can meet special diets
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8950P32
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local expert hiking guide
  • Transportation
  • Tasty sandwich lunch - please add dietary restrictions in comments section
  • Water Refill - please bring a reusable bottle
  • Snowshoes/YakTracks if needed - please add shoe size in comments section
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Winter Clothes - Available for Rent
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA Outside @ large American Flagpole
  • Walnut Cafe, 3073 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301, USA Parking available at the Macy's Parking Garage.
  • Estes Park Visitor Center, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a moderate hike at altitude that many guests may find challenging. This tour is not recommended for people who do not regularly exercise. Out of respect for the other guests on the tour, please consider our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing tour if you are unsure if you can meet the physical requirements. Our guides reserve the right to ask guests to stop or turn around on the hike.
  • We cannot guarantee a specific trail - we chose based on day, condition, crowds.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local expert hiking guide
  • Transportation
  • Tasty sandwich lunch - please add dietary restrictions in comments section
  • Water Refill - please bring a reusable bottle
  • Snowshoes/YakTracks if needed - please add shoe size in comments section
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Winter Clothes - Available for Rent
Departure details
  • 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA Outside @ large American Flagpole
  • Walnut Cafe, 3073 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301, USA Parking available at the Macy's Parking Garage.
  • Estes Park Visitor Center, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a moderate hike at altitude that many guests may find challenging. This tour is not recommended for people who do not regularly exercise. Out of respect for the other guests on the tour, please consider our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing tour if you are unsure if you can meet the physical requirements. Our guides reserve the right to ask guests to stop or turn around on the hike.
  • We cannot guarantee a specific trail - we chose based on day, condition, crowds.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 23, 2021
A note from Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
Masks encouraged but not required
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Boulder
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Lyons
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Estes Park
    The Stanley Hotel
  • 4
    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Shahab S
1 contribution
Gentry is AWESOME!!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Gentry was Outstanding!!! Super cheery and friendly, she made sure everyone was having fun and was able to keep pace. Super informative about the Rockies and could go on forever- very knowledgeable!! Overall 10/10
Written November 26, 2021
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Amber Haider S
1 contribution
Amazing hiking adventure
Gentry was my guide and she was amazing!!!! I loved her energy and she gave amazing directions! She came prepared for noobs like me and my husband and she lent us gloves, and other items and provided snacks and water, etc!!!

Would 100% recommend!!!
Written November 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda M
3 contributions
Expert Trailguide, Beautiful Hike, Crazy Cool wildlife
I’m in my late 50s —not a gym rat but just a casual weekend hiker — was in the area for a conference by myself, and not familiar enough with the Rockies to hike alone. I wanted a guided hike with a small group. This was perfect. Two short stops on the way gave us a chance to get extra snacks and buy/rent any gear we were missing (even coats, gloves, hats, and hiking boots).

Ryan, our guide, was a deeply experienced and highly qualified naturalist who not only knew the geology, birds, mammals, plants and trees of the area, but was able to convey information with enthusiasm and terrific story-telling skills that kept everyone entertained on the drive from Denver and on our (thankfully) frequent rest stops on the trail. (Ask him about his Peace Corps experience in Ecuador, or about how he rescued Bald Eagle eggs harmed by DDT, or about living in Panama, or about training guides in Patagonia.)

On the way, we had amazing mountain views framed by stands of aspen, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and Lodge Pole pines. The mountain weather is so local and variable that we drove through falling snow and brilliant sun. Ryan also was confident enough to make the call that his original choice of trails would not be safe and appropriate given the weather conditions and an unforeseen equipment shortage, and so he quickly pivoted and drove us to another more suitable trail — something I would never have known to do on my own. He put safety first, which was awesome. And instead of hiking in the snow, he found a trail in the sun!

The Gem Lake trail at Lumpy Ridge was absolutely lovely with spectacular views all the way, and just challenging enough for a middle-aged casual-hiker flat-lander unused to the altitude. (It is a 1.7 mile uphill switchback trail with lots of steps and rocks, but no scary exposure). Lunch (the tour provided a great sandwich from Legrain Market in Lyman) at the lake brought a chance to absorb the calm and beauty and ever-changing light.

On our return to Denver, Ryan gave us great information about local bars and restaurants. Throughout the day, he also made genuine efforts to connect with each of us, creating an easy sense of community in our little group of 9 strangers.

We spotted prairie dogs, mule deer, several species of mountain birds (pygmy nuthatch, Townsend’s Solitaire, Mountain Chickadee, ravens) and the highlight of the day: an amazing display of elk at very close range practicing their fencing skills for the spring rut. It was a fabulous day and a great break from the conference hotel!
Written November 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hiker123
2 contributions
Excellent tour/trip that is reasonably priced
Nov 2021
This was a well organized trip. Got to see the Rocky Mountain National Park and lovely nearby towns on Nov 5, 2021
Hiked in Rocky Mt National Part for a round trip of about 3.6 miles with an elevation gain of over 1000ft. The hike started at an elevation of about 8000ft

Our tour guide Ryan, was excellent and safety of the hikers was a paramount feature especially when we encountered ice on the trail

He was punctual. The tour started and ended at Union station
Written November 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ally P
5 contributions
AMAZING ADVENTURE
Oct 2021
The Rocky Mtn Hiking Adventure was one of the best travel experiences I have had. Our guide, Ryan D., made the hike so special for each member of our group. He inquired about what we as a group wanted to get out of the hike and tailored our hike based on the group's wishes! Ryan fostered such a welcoming environment for the group to bond and feel comfortable with one another. Our group was small - only 8 people; I was expecting more, but this was a pleasant surprise! Ryan has a PhD in Wildlife Biology, making him a wealth of information on all things nature in the Rockies! The hike was the perfect amount of challenging. Following reaching our destination, Gem Lake, Ryan invited those who were comfortable to take a short, more "extreme" hike a little bit higher up while those who didn't want to join were able to enjoy their lunch with the beautiful scenery of Gem Lake. He truly catered to the wishes of every individual!

The deli sandwich provided through the tour was so yummy. Eating a delish sandwich at 9000 ft elevation is truly unmatched!

Ryan also provided so many great recommendations for breweries and restaurants in Denver and surrounding areas.

I would rate my experience a 10000/10 if I could. I would absolutely do another tour with Ryan and the team at Aspire Tours.
Written November 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashik R
2 contributions
Great experience
Kyle was our tour guide and he was awesome! The hike itself was beautiful. We saw amazing views and some wildlife. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Written November 2, 2021
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ourfa m
1 contribution
Such fun hike
Oct 2021 • Couples
Had a great time hiking through the Rockies! Our guide knew the area pretty well and made the hike more educational ans interactive
Written October 25, 2021
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Anu D
Chicago, IL19 contributions
A great Experience !
Oct 2021
It was a memorable experience. The hike was definitely challenging for us (3 girlfriends) but our guide Phil and the entire group were so supportive and nice to us. We met so many interesting people along the way. We even stopped to sing with some strangers!!! Fantastic views, company and experience. If we are back in Denver we will surely take another trip with Aspire.
Written October 25, 2021
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Anthony M
1 contribution
Awesome hiking adventure!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a great hike to Gem lake. The views were incredible and Dylan, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable, easy going and flexible with the needs of the group. The hike definitely got your heart rate up at times, but we had plenty of time to take breaks and catch the views. We never felt rushed and would highly recommend this tour for people that want to get out and explore rather than sight see.
Written October 22, 2021
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Ruth K
1 contribution
Fun educational day
Oct 2021 • Solo
The views and tour guide were amazing . Lunch was yummy. I also enjoyed the music and nap on the return trip:)
Written October 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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maguirre6
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Great experience
Went on a the Rocky Mountain escape tour guided by gentry. She was amazing and very informative. Also offered to ta
kramirez011
kramirez011
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Fun Day in Colorado
My favorite part was visiting echo lake ! Gorgeous view and we even got to walk and the ice for a bit. Gentry was a
ValentinaDeppa
ValentinaDeppa
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Nice but too much car
Our guide, Gentry, has been really really nice and prepared on the rocky national park. She is funny and she told
justinaE5430PD
justinaE5430PD
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Awesome experience
Such a beautiful tour, Gentry was my tour guide and she did amazing! Super friendly, very knowledgeable, and a real
903kieshan
903kieshan
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Awesome experience
Gentry was our tour guide, she was awesome and very knowledgeable. This was your drives you through the Rocky Moun
Oldblooded
Oldblooded
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Excellent tour of Rocky Mountain NP
Gentry did a great job, and was very knowledgeable and nice. Would recommend to others for a Rocky Mountain NP tour
laurenapotter
laurenapotter
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Rockin day with Gentry!!!
We had such a fun time! Gentry made the experience so enjoyable and we had a blast!! Will come back for more tours
jdcgray
jdcgray
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Well worth the time and money
I had a fantastic time! Gentry was amazing and informative! Well worth the expense. Saw some beautiful scenery and
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paulinemO3225PE
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Great day in the mountains...stress free. God is good and “Big Steve” represents!
Aaron was a great tour guide. Thanks Aaron!! Knowledgeable, kind, careful, fun!! Everything was better than expect
fleury291
fleury291
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Rocky Mountain Dreaming
Dylan was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable about the topography and animals. He took us to some awesome sights.
michaelwT6650HL
michaelwT6650HL
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Grand kids first Colorado experience.
We had a party of 5. Ryan our guide was absolutely great. He took time to fill our schedule with things that we wan
ryjyfsdiib
ryjyfsdiib
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Rocky Mountains tour Colorado
Absolutely brilliant and the tour guide was amazing he taught us so many things about the are and also was a very f
SwamWithTurtles
SwamWithTurtles
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Amazing day out!
Gentry led our tour round the national park - it was excellent. Such an impressive park and Gentry selected a great
lucianac713
lucianac713
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Worth your time!!
Nick was a great tour guide! He took us to all the amazing view points and did scenic drive on the way back! Super
O773DWcamilab
O773DWcamilab
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Rocky mts
Gentry was a great tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Denver and the Rocky Mountains
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