Peak: Alpine Lakes & Wildflowers (Full Day)
A moderate hike in late June – mid July, this exploration through Colorado’s Alpine Lakes and Wildflowers will coincide with the climax for wild flower blooming in the Colorado high mountains.
A moderate hike in late June – mid July, this exploration through Colorado’s Alpine Lakes and Wildflowers will coincide with the climax for wild flower blooming in the Colorado high mountains. This guided Colorado hike transitions from the montane forests to the alpine tundra. Along our way through the montane and sub-alpine ecosystem our hike winds through areas filled with more that 1000 different flowering plants. Some of the high meadows look like the Fourth of July fireworks with Lupine, Paintbrush, Columbine, and many other delicate Colorado wild flowers. Our goal will be to weave a hike that has the best Colorado hiking for wild flower colors and explore the sub-alpine or alpine lakes below the Continental Divide. We have a few different locations to chose from and based on flowers the week of the trip, our guides will choose the best option for Colorado’s Alpine Lakes and Wildflowers.
Itinerary: Plan on hiking between 5 – 9 miles and 1500′ – 2500 ‘ of elevation gain at altitudes from 9000’ – 12,000’. Hikes will be chosen based on wild flowers areas in bloom, group fitness levels and safety.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional hiking guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder to the trailhead, snacks and lunch, 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%). Park entrance fees, which is $10 per person daily for Rocky Mountain National Park (Note: entrance fees are paid directly to the Parks upon entrance). Denver hotel pick-up is extra $100 per group.
Special Notes: Best Colorado hiking near Estes Park Colorado for hiking holidays. Combine this hike as an adventure vacation, adventure travel tour hotel package in Boulder, Denver hiking day trip, or multi-day hiking vacation. Colorado’s best hiking guides will show off Rocky Mountain national park hikes for an unforgettable hiking trip / hiking trips.
Difficulty Description: Colorado’s Alpine Lakes and Wildflowers is a Moderate Hike: Suitable for all physically fit people on a good maintained trail.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation