Sightsee: RMNP Summer (Full Day)
This loop tour allows you to travel along one of the highest motorable roads in the United States. From the grassy meadows, we drive to the top of the Continental Divide, seeing some of the best vistas, lakes, wildflowers, and wildlife the Park has to offer along the way.
This loop tour allows you to travel along one of the highest motorable roads in the United States. From the grassy meadows, we drive to the top of the Continental Divide, seeing some of the best vistas, lakes, wildflowers, and wildlife the Park has to offer along the way. We provide in-depth information on the history and geology of Colorado beginning about 75 million years ago and covering up to the present day. There will be many opportunities to see the flora (trees and plants), wildlife, historical structures, and expansive vistas as we make about 10-12 stops along this amazing journey. The goal of this tour is to provide a safe and educational experience not found in a guidebook.
Itinerary: For this tour, we depart Boulder, Denver in the morning and travel through the town of Estes Park into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). For Estes park departures, we depart from downtown Estes Park and travel into Rocky Mountain National Park. After entering RMNP at the Fall River gate, we wind our way up Old Fall River Road to the alpine visitor center and then travel down the impressive Trail Ridge Road. Once back in the meadows, we make our way through Moraine Park to Bear Lake for spectacular views of Hallett Peak. After visiting Bear Lake, we journey out of the park through the town of Estes Park and head back to Boulder or Denver via a section of Peak to Peak Highway to Allenspark. This part of the trip takes us past Lily Lake and the Twin Sisters, with Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker soaring to the West.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder, snacks and water (lunch is also included on full-day tours), any entrance fees for sights (except state or national parks), education about local and natural history (including library of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna).
Not included in our rates: Park entrance fees, which are $10 per person daily for Eldorado Canyon State Park and $15 per person per week for Rocky Mountain National Park. Entrance fees are paid directly to the Parks upon entrance, gratuities for your guide are also not included (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).
Difficulty Description: Easy
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation