Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

4 Days | Experience the winter stillness of the Rocky Mountains

Walking & Trekking
Winter Active
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Strap on snowshoes and join your expert guide for a small group hiking trip in the Rocky Mountains. On this four-day adventure, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of unspoiled wilderness and traverse wild winter terrain near the Continental Divide. Walk alongside frozen lakes and explore mountain meadows where elk, lynx and even rare wolverines may be seen. At this time of year, there are fewer tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers. Absorb the magic of the winter stillness by day and enjoy your cosy lodging by night. This is the perfect winter break for trekkers!

Trip overview

Map of Winter Hiking And Snowshoeing In Rocky Mountain National Park including United States Of America
Start
Estes Park, United States
Finish
Estes Park, United States
Theme
Walking & Trekking, Winter Active
Destinations
United States
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 12
Trip code
SKXWR
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Why you'll love this trip
  • See the beauty of winter in the Rocky Mountains when the landscape is draped in a blanket of snow, and you can enjoy the silence of this famous national park away from the tourist crowds.
  • During winter, there are fewer visitors in the Rocky Mountains, and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers.
  • Keep your eyes open along the trail for elk, moose, deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, cougars, lynx, wolverines and more.
  • Snowshoe past Copeland Falls and Calypso Cascades, which will be frozen into crystalline ice flows and sparkling like jewels among the spruce trees.
  • Tuck into freshly prepared, delicious meals prepared by your multi-talented leader, who is also a Rocky Mountains expert and certified Colorado snowshoeing guide.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves hiking or snowshoeing from 4 to 8 miles (6.5 to 13 km) per day with a total trip distance of 24 miles (39 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 1000 feet (305 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb (3.5- 5.5 kg).
  • Rocky Mountain National Park is prone to sudden temperature and weather shifts. On winter trips, snow is a possibility so you must be fully prepared and follow the recommended clothing list closely.
  • Winter weather can be unpredictable in Rocky Mountain National Park so we may need to make itinerary changes to keep the group safe and well at all times. If this occurs, we will do our best to find comparable activities and experiences.
  • There are times when unseasonable weather conditions turn snowshoeing into a hike - we highly recommend bringing good hiking boots in case of this eventuality.

Itinerary

Map of Winter Hiking And Snowshoeing In Rocky Mountain National Park including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Lodge (3 nights)

Activities
  • Gem Lake via Lumpy Ridge Snowshoeing/Hiking
  • Snowshoes, trekking poles & daypack
  • A professional, knowledgeable, certified Colorado snowshoeing guide
  • Emerald Lake via Bear Lake Trailhead Snowshoeing/Hiking
  • Wild Basin Snowshoeing/Hiking
  • Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trailhead Snowshoeing/Hiking

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Important notes

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.

5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

6. Please note, pre-trip orientation meeting will take place at 5:00 PM day before trip starts via conference call. Your Tour Leader will contact you approximately 2 weeks before your trip to share necessary details.

7. You will meet your guide and group in Estes Park, Colorado at 8:30 AM the first day of the trip. We recommend you book a pre tour night in the town. On the last day of your trip, we will drop you off in Estes Park, no later than 5pm.

8. A single supplement is available. The single supplement applies to all nights of the trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park
From
CHF  2,360