Hiking and Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park

5 Days | Hike, eat, sleep, repeat in Rocky Mountain National Park

Walking & Trekking
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Over four million people visit Rocky Mountain National Park each year – and on this trip, you’ll get to call it home. Get to know the ins and the outs of the park on this five-day camping adventure, hiking by day and sleeping under the stars by night. See Andrews Glacier up close, visit an abandoned mining town and summit Mount Ida, taking time to savour the views over included picnic lunches and swapping stories over campfire dinners. With the wonders of the park waiting on your front doorstep each morning, this will be one all-encompassing adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking And Camping In Rocky Mountain National Park including United States Of America
Start
Estes Park, United States
Finish
Estes Park, United States
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 12
Trip code
SKXQ
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Summit all 12,000+ feet of Mount Ida and be rewarded with sweeping views as you hike along the Continental Divide.
  • Pass through the park’s goldrush history on a visit to the site of Lulu City, a mining town that was abandoned in 1885.
  • Start with a flourish as you make your way to Andrews Glacier via Andrews Tarn, The Loch and the thundering Alberta Falls.
  • Pause for included picnic lunches on each of the trip’s hikes and end each day with a campfire dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Sleep under the stars on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park while enjoying the communal experience that comes with camping.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking from 4 to 9.5 miles (6.5 to 15 km) per day with a total trip distance of up to 34 miles (54 km). The altitude in Rocky Mountain National Park ranges from 7500 ft (2293 m) to almost 13,000 ft (3962 m) at the summit of Mt. Ida. The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 2400 feet (732 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this tour you will be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb (3.5-5.5kg).
  • On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.
  • No matter how fit you are, altitude sickness can still affect you. Our leaders are trained to spot the symptoms, but it is very important that you make yourself aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. You can find our guide here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/us/altitude-sickness

Itinerary

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

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (4 nights)

Activities
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Trail Ridge Road scenic drive
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Bear Lake to Andrews Tarn via The Loch Hike
  • Shuttle from Estes Park to Trailhead
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Red Mountain Trail hike
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Luly City Historic Mining site visit
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado River Valley hike
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Wildlife and waterfalls exploration hike
  • Rocky Mountain National Park- Mount Ida Hike with picnic lunch
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Ute Trail hike - Estes Park
  • Shuttle to Estes Park

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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. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip starts to coordinate your pickup in Estes Park. Early on the morning of day 1 your guide will pick you up at your hotel for transport to the first trailhead. This trip concludes at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day in Estes Park.

7. A single tent is provided to all solo travellers at no extra cost.

8. We recommend guests arrive in Estes Park (or another nearby location that is 7500′ or higher) 1-2 days before your trip starts. This will help you acclimatize to the higher elevation, and make for a more enjoyable experience during your tour. This is especially important if you have never been to higher altitude, or are flying in from sea level.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking and Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park
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EUR €1,940