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Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver provided by Aspire Tours

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
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Tour snapshot
Escape to Rocky Mountain National Park without renting a car or researching trails
Duration:
8h
Group size:
9
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8950P32
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local expert hiking guide
  • Transportation
  • Guests have the option to select between a turkey, vegetarian, or vegan sandwich option. Gluten free bread is also available. Please contact us with your sandwich prior to the tour.
  • 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.
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local expert hiking guide
  • Transportation
  • Guests have the option to select between a turkey, vegetarian, or vegan sandwich option. Gluten free bread is also available. Please contact us with your sandwich prior to the tour.
  • 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.
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lyons
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Estes Park
  • 3
    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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cmsoto2582
Houston, Texas, United States173 contributions
Phillip arrived in the van wearing a smile and generously welcomed us to the tour.

We were instructed to keep safe by wearing our masks, letting Philip open the doors, and sanitizing before entry.

Within minutes we were all laughing and breaking the ice. The first stop was for a clean restroom visit and a local coffee shop and bakery.

Over the course of the day, Phillip shared his wisdom and knowledge about the history of Colorado, the environment and atmosphere, the wildlife and of course the Gem Lake we would be hiking. The 4-miler hike was a fantastic option!

Aspire Tours had plenty of snacks, and Phillip took pictures and laughed alongside an all-girl tribe for 8 hours; Philip was a sport!

I highly recommend anyone who is looking to laugh and learn new things about Colorado to book a tour with Phillip.

I will definitely be returning with my husband soon!
Written 23 August 2020
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TravelinRIers
East Providence, RI14 contributions
Had a great trip led by Nick, an outstanding trip leader. I was traveling solo as my husband had a day long meeting in downtown Denver. I joined a group of 9 others for this daylong adventure, a family of four, a mother and adult daughter, a couple and another woman traveling solo. Nick was very attentive to everyone’s needs and kept us well informed about the history and geology of the area and identifying animals and their habits in the park. In fact, it felt like animals were coming out on cue: lots of elk, mountain goat, yellow-bellied marmot, mule deer, etc. The hike Nick chose for us was stunningly beautiful - I really couldn’t have asked for more! The trip exceeded my expectations.
Written 11 June 2022
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Hiker123
2 contributions
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 6 November 2021
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Julie
2 contributions
Solo
This was a great hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park run by professional tour company Aspire. Well organised meet up in front of Union Station and our guide Ryan D gave us an overview of the day ahead and got a general consensus on what type of hike we wanted to do. It was then about 1 and a half hours in the minibus to the park with a quick restroom stop at a cute little town enroute. There was beautiful scenery to look on the way along with some wildlife spots including coyote, elk, deer and big horn sheep. There was plenty of room in the minibus for our group to space out and we were all asked to wear masks while inside the van so it felt very safe. We arrived at the car park and hopped out to jump on the parks shuttle service to get up to our starting point at Bear Lake. Before leaving the van Ryan passed out water, sandwiches and chips for our lunch. We walked about 7.5 miles in total on the hike up to Emerald Lake via a few other alpine lakes, across to Lake Haiyaha and then down past Alberta Falls to Glacier Gorge to get the shuttle bus back to our van. The hike was for the most part on well defined tracks apart from a bit of a scramble on some boulders to get to the edge of Haiyaha and wasn’t too steep or strenuous although you can feel the high altitude here but as long as you take regular stops to catch your breath you are good. The elevation gain was about 1000ft with the highest altitude at Emerald Lake being about 10,400ft. Ryan our guide made sure we had a lot of photo stops/breaks and was constantly moving from the front of the group to the back to make sure we were all doing good. We very unexpectedly had a lot of snow fall on our hike which meant visibility wasn’t great to see the surrounding mountains but it felt like we were stepping into Narnia and the scenery was beautiful with the snow and it was a real experience hiking through the snow. All in all this was an amazing hike, with a very knowledgeable and super friendly tour guide, who went above and beyond to ensure we all had a fantastic day in RMNP!
Written 25 October 2020
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Marissa
4 contributions
Solo
Was hesitant to book this alone but SO glad I did! Just moved to Colorado and wanted a safe and comfortable group to go hiking with to get a feel for things. - this was perfect! Dylan was our tour guide and he was AWESOME. Super chill and a great sense of humor to make the entire ride and hike enjoyable with tons of information for us. It unfortunately started storming before we made it to the top of the mountain so Dylan drove us to a different lake instead so we could still get pictures and explore. Good pace for the hike and the sandwich for lunch was even good!! Loved this experience and definitely recommend it!!
Written 16 July 2022
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Sea G
7 contributions
Solo
Incredible tour. Absolutely breathtaking views. You could spend a lifetime exploring the area and it still wouldn’t be enough time to truly comprehend the beauty and majesty of these mountains. Our guide Nick enhanced the experience immeasurably. He never made us feel rushed, was personable and knowledgeable and took every opportunity to make sure we were comfortable and well-accommodated. The hike he chose was manageable for all skill levels and we made enough stops along the way so that nobody was struggling or left behind. Even lunch was provided! For those considering embarking, I would recommend rain protection/good shoes as we encountered one of those infamous Rocky Mountain Afternoon Rainstorms and the trail became quite slippery afterward. I highly recommend this tour company and excursion to anyone who wants to experience the gold standard of natural beauty as well as service.
Written 2 August 2022
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Sarah F
3 contributions
Solo
Fall color and wildlife...favorite site to see! Turkeys were hiding in the brush from the upcoming holiday. Elk bugling, deer munching, squirrels scampering, and ducks doing headstands in Cub Lake were the highlights of our approximately 5 miles. Yellow, orange and red on a background of green with blue above....perfect palette for an October hike!
Written 1 October 2021
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Collin S
1 contribution
Wow, what a group! Went on 2 tours with Aspire, one led by Jed and the other by Ryan. Both tours were excellent - I highly recommend this group for the scenic adventure, safety, and trustworthiness.

Mid-hike, it began to snow and one person's socks became soaked. Ryan literally gave this individual the warm socks he was wearing - the guy is a genuine leader.

Cannot say enough kind things about Ryan and Jed. Cheers!
Written 13 October 2020
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BritBrit
Cambridge, Canada1 contribution
I spent a day with tour guide Aaron and 5 travellers and can’t say enough about what a great hike this was. Aaron asked all our opinions and what we were hoping to see, how we felt about terrain and elevation and then took us to Cub Lake. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We had a great day together, learned lots about Denver, it’s surroundings, vegetation, animals and rock formation. He made sure to offer rest stops on our way to our hike, provided tons of water and not to go unmentioned was his driving. He is great at handling the roads! Thanks for a great experience Aaron
Written 20 July 2022
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Ally P
5 contributions
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 4 November 2021
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Top-notch Guides
Our tour guide, Ty, was excellent! He made every effort to make our trip awesome. This tour provided one of a kind
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Great hike - fantastic guide!
Elsa did a fantastic job leading our hike! She made the drive out really interesting with great conversation and fu
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A great afternoon tour
Such a great afternoon tour. An easy way to see the amazing mountain views! Elsa was so knowledgeable and a really
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Awesome tour
Great tour. Nicole was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. Pick up and drop off was seamless. We got to see
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Amazing Experience!!!
We had an amazing time on this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Colorado for the first time! T
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I love lamp
Had Nick as our tour guide. Was well worth the money. A full day of awesomeness. Lunch provided. Highly recommend.
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Rocky mountain tour
It was a great experince. I am not a regular solo traveler. But this time, I was alone and chose to go the rocky mo
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Best tour in Denver!
Our tour guide Gentry was a wonderful help and helped explained everything well. She gave us excellent recommendati
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Great Tour
Elsa was a great guide. She was informative and interesting. The small group setting allowed us to maximize our tim
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Best tour ever (seriously)
Everything about this tour was wonderful.. it was a fantastic way to check out Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Lookout Mo
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Awesome!
My favorite part was the Red Rocks and amphitheater. Phillip was a great host and guide. I was extremely satisfied
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Fenomenal, recommend 100%
The tour was spectacular 8 hours of pure fun Our guide KYLE knows his business and he made our day really special.
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Great tour
Kyle was a great guide—enthusiastic, knowledgeable, clearly loves the park, responsive to clients. Fun trip
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Great Colorado Trip!
Elsa was a super tour guide! Very knowledgeable and friendly! Idaho Springs was a cute town. Echo lake and mountain
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Rocky Mountain Escape
I had a wonderful time. Lake Echo was breathtaking. The guide Elsa was very knowledgeable and friendly.
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