Peak: Epic Summit Series (6 day)
This is a 6-day summit series (6 consecutive day hikes) epic trip.
This is a 6-day summit series (6 consecutive day hikes) epic trip. The amazing part of this trip is that you will have the opportunity to experience four unique mountain areas (including a designated wilderness area and a national park) while returning to the comfort of modern amenities at the end of each day. We have designed this trip using our intimate knowledge of the local mountains, understanding of altitude physiology, and hiking/climbing in the high mountain chains on six continents. This unique trip is not offered by any other outfitters and can arguably be considered one of the most unique and beautiful trips in North America and around the globe.
There will also be an opportunity to learn how slope, aspect, elevation, and topography make all these hikes completely unique. The evenings will be spent in local, specially chosen lodging, while the days will take you high into the mountains. You will have the opportunity to summit 8 peaks (including 1 peak >8,000′, 3 peaks >12,000′, 3 peaks > 13,000′ and 1 >14,000′) in six days. The elevation gained and lost over these 6 days is impressive. This is an intermediate level day-hike summit series trip. You will be required to carry a daypack on each day’s hike. Hiking experience and a good fitness level are recommended. This trip is designed to improve your fitness and acclimate you to high altitude hiking and climbing. It includes the added bonus of more-effective recovery time by spending the evenings in the comforts of local lodging. If you have questions about your fitness level and this trip, please contact us.
Day 0: Meet and go over gear, food, and details of the Itinerary.
Day 1: Green Mountain (8,144′) and stay at a hotel in Boulder. There is an option to upgrade to the St Julien Hotel and Spa. Hike is +2735′ and 6.5 miles. Depending upon the group and weather, we may add Bear Peak and South Boulder Peak, which would make the day +4100′ and 10 miles.
Day 2: St. Vrain Mountain (12,162′) and return to your hotel in Boulder. There is an option to upgrade to the St Julien Hotel and Spa. Hike is +3370′ and 8.9 miles.
Day 3: South Arapaho Peak (13,397′) and stay at a hotel in Estes Park. Hike is +3265′ and 7.2 miles.
Day 4: Hallett Peak (12,713′) and return to your hotel in Estes Park. Hike is +3375′ and 10 miles.
Day 5: Ypsilon Mountain (13,514′), Mount Chiquita (13,069′), Mount Chapin (12,454′) and return to your hotel in Estes Park. Hike is +3150′ and 7.5 miles.
Day 6: Longs Peak (14,255′)! Celebration and then the hotel of your choice in Boulder. Hike is +4855′ and 16 miles.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional hiking guide(s), round-trip transportation from your hotel or our office to the trailhead(s), all food during the hikes, all park permits, education about local and natural history, group medical kit, and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Meals while in the frontcountry (breakfast and dinner); lodging; laundry; alcoholic beverages; personal equipment (daypack and items on the packing list), which can be rented from us; and, gratuity for guide(s) – while this is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%.
Note: We can arrange hotels in Boulder and Estes Park and either have the charge added to your trip cost, or you can pay the hotel directly.
If you enjoy hiking trails around your home, take it to the next level and join us for Colorado hiking. Hiking in Colorado is truly an unforgettable experience. Use our single-day Boulder hiking tours and Denver hiking trips to acclimate to Colorado’s thin air prior to beginning your backpacking and hiking adventures. As a technical climbing, mountaineering, skiing, and education concessionaire in Rocky Mountain National Park, we know this area like the back of our hands.