Have the Rocky Mountains been calling you? 🏔🤩
Join our Team and Experience the Great Outdoors of COLORADO in the time of golden fall colors, breathtaking views, gorgeous mountain scenery, rushing waterfalls, and serene mountain lakes that Colorado is famous for! Bring back a unique photo-memories of the most emotional moments of the trip captured by talented photographer Alex Mironyuk who will assist our team as a true Colorado expert!
🥾 Explore the best hiking trails of Rocky Mountains National Parks
🍁 Enjoy Colorado unique fall colors because of the golden aspens that paint the mountains with shades of gold and yellow each autumn
🚙 Drive the Scenic Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the United States that offer the most breathtaking views of autumn foliage
👻 Visit the Historic Stanley Hotel: built in 1904 this once remote lodge served as the inspiration for Steven King’s best-selling novel, “The Shining.”
🏡 After daily hiking challenges relax in comfortable quaint lodge in the historic mining towns of Estes Park , the gateway to Rocky Mountains National park wilderness
✈️ Trip start/end: Denver, CO
🥾 Average Daily hiking distance: ~ 10 miles/day
😫 Level of difficulty: Intermediate with some Advanced portions
🏔 Base altitude: 7500 feet , Maximum altitude: up to 12.000 feet
🏡 Accommodation: Standard hotels & lodges (dbl sharing rooms w/ bathroom)
🍭 Kids: 16+ (assisted by parent and having a previous hiking experience)
Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Rocky Mountains & Estes National Parks. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations. Be prepared for rain , shine, strong wind and even snow.
In the fall season (September-October) average daytime temperatures can vary between 55-65F degrees; however, overnight lows throughout the park can drop to near 40 degrees and even lower, and snow can fall anytime. Bring warm clothes, no matter the season.
We will update you on expected weather forecast before departure.
- Suitcase OR Duffel for your MAIN luggage - PLEASE NO BULKY LUGGAGE ITEMS, PACK COMPACT as we don’t have much room in the van trunk. Carry-on size is preferred.
- A small backpack 28-35L for day-hikes (it should fit the following: your water reservoir, an extra layer, your personal hiking snack, sunblock, and your personal first aid kit)
- A rainproof cover for your day-pack
- Head lamp (it is good to have light when your hands are free always keep it in your backpack on a hiking trail)
- Trekking poles – a must have for steep downhill trails (collapsable are better. Note: Standard hiking poles are not allowed in carry on luggage during flights, collapsable ones haven't been a problem however it depends on airline rules)
- Water bottle or camelback reservoir (1.5 to 2L)
- Small bags for your personal trash/leftovers for hiking days
- Sunblock (UV 50+)
- Lip balm (UV protection)
- Personal toiletries : toothpaste, toothbrush etc.
- Mosquito repellent (must have!)
- Mosquito net to wear over your sunhat - recommended (Cost around $15 USD on Amazon)
- Your personal first aid kit (your personal medicines you can’t do without)
- Face mask (needed on a flight and indoor public places, visitor centers etc)
- Ear plugs, if you are a sensitive sleeper
- Gaiters (protection for your boots and pants from mud, wet and dust) - recommended
- Good sturdy high-ankled and waterproof hiking boots, well-worn before the trip (!) Please no brand new boots, try them a few times on hiking trails before the trip to avoid painful blisters while on travel
- Comfortable tennis shoes (it's good to have a change of shoes for off-trail activities)
- Windproof hiking pants (long pants, no shorts please)
- Optional: thin thermo or leggings to wear under hiking pants if you get cold easily
- Light long-sleeved loose shirt for hiking (protection from sun, insects)
- A change of long/short-sleeved t-shirts as a base layer for hiking (preferably a quick-dry fabric, not cotton)
- A change of long hiking socks (not cotton. merino wool is the best)
- Fleece jacket or light sweater
- A windbreaker, better if waterproof fabric
- Rain poncho (must have) - lightweight is better, any rain-cover will work
- A lightweight down-jacket (650-700 down fill) for chilly evenings and mornings
- Fleece/wool beanie for chilly evenings and mornings, as well as windy days
- Waterproof lightweight gloves for chilly weather
- Optional: lightweight quick-dry personal towel & swimsuit (if you planning on swimming in the mountain lakes :)
You can cancel your trip anytime prior departure with the following penalties:
- Registration deposit (if applicable) is non-refundable after being paid;
- Cancellation 30 to 21 days before departure - up to 50% of the Trip cost
- Cancellation 20 to 0 calendar days before departure – non refundable
Trip cancellation insurance is advisable; it protects all registration deposits and payments for both air and land cost.
Arrival in Denver (CO).
Drive to Estes Park (2 hours).
Estes Park is a small town in northern Colorado. It’s known as a base for the Rocky Mountain National Park, home to wildlife including elk and bears, plus miles of epic trails with breathtaking views.
Check in to the lodge, twin rooms.
At dinner: Team introduction and team briefing on the following days of our trip.