Peak: Denver In the Footsteps of Jefferson (1/2 day)
You have the choice of two great hikes. Both of these hikes are around 4.5 miles with 300’-700’ of gain.
Easy West Denver Hiking at it best! Have your choice: a historical tour that overlooks Red Rocks Park or a fir forest with scenic viewing through open meadows. You have the choice of two great hikes. Both of these hikes are around 4.5 miles with 300’-700’ of gain. One traces its history back to the roots of open space in Western Denver and the ‘summer home of the US presidents’, with distant views of Red Rocks Park 2000’ below. The first hike goes through fir forests and open meadows to 2 or 3 lookout points. The second hike winds through a desert sage and juniper landscape, as it ascends to a lookout location on the backside of Red Rocks Park. Both of these hikes are a good introduction to the amazing terrain, hogback formations, and foothill areas west of Denver.
Itinerary: We depart from and end at your hotel or a central meeting spot and travel 30-40 minutes to the trailhead from Downtown Denver. During the drive, we will cover vital safety, hiking considerations, and local natural history. After arriving at the trailhead, we head off for a 2.5 – 3 hour great Colorado guided hiking tour that is 4-4.5 miles in length and includes 350’ of gain for first hike option and 700’ of elevation gain for second hike option. At the completion, we will rejoice in our memorable experience together.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional hiking guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder to the trailhead, snacks and water, education about local and natural history, including library for Rocky Mountain flora and fauna, group CB, group medical kit, and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Gratuities for your guide (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%). Denver hotel pick-up is extra $100 per group.
Special Notes: Denver Hiking Trips: In the Footsteps of Jefferson. Combine this hike as an adventure vacation, adventure travel tour hotel package in Boulder or a Denver hiking day trip.
Difficulty Description: Easy Hike: Suitable for every member of the family on a good maintained trail.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation