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Rocky Mountain Hiker Tour

Age Limit: Children 10 years and older are welcome on most tours. Please call to discuss suitability.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy to Moderate
Fully Guided: Yes
Gateway City: Denver, Colorado
Length of Trip: 5 days/4 nights
Meeting Place: Boulder, Colorado
Price: $1498 Single Supplement: $325
Reservation Contact: 1-800-488-8483
State: Colorado




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General Description

The following tour is offered by The World Outdoors. For more information, please visit TheWorldOutdoors.com, call 800-488-8483 or e-mail us.

Dates: 2008: August 3-7, September 21-25.

Activities: Hike (5 days).

Trip Itinerary: Hike the Continental Divide and Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park is the showpiece of the Colorado Rockies and we have selected the finest alpine trails in this land of columbine-sprinkled meadows, emerald lakes, and herds of elk and bighorn sheep. So lace up those hiking boots, grab your knapsack and head to the Rockies for the ultimate Western hiking holiday.

Day 1 Boulder-Grand Lake. Boulder, Colorado is the starting point for our adventure, where we hike along the eastern fringe of the Rockies at the base of the Flatirons, jagged rock formations that rise abruptly from the plains. Following a shuttle, we enjoy fine dining with incredible views this evening.

Day 2 Rocky Mountain National Park-Grand Lake. We begin our exploration of the park with a hike from Grand Lake to cascading Adams Falls with an option to continue on to Lone Pine Lake.

Day 3 Rocky Mountain National Park-Estes Park. Up early, we cross America's highest continuous roadway, Trail Ridge Road, with its stunning, top-of-the-world views. Here we hike through miniature wildflowers of the alpine tundra. The next two evenings are spent in the secluded Baldplate Inn outside Estes Park.

Day 4 Rocky Mountain National Park-Longs Peak. Longs Peak has long been considered America's Matterhorn. The highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park at 14, 255 feet, it has fascinated writers, artists, climbers and explorers since the first sighting in 1820 by Stephen Long. The first part of our hike follows an ever-climbing trail through beautiful forests of pine and aspen up to timberline. We then venture on to Chasm Lake that sits beneath the vertical "diamond" on Longs Peak's sheer, spectacular 1675-foot east face.

Day 5 Indian Peaks Wilderness-Boulder. Trace a necklace of sapphire lakes and waterfalls within Indian Peaks Wilderness as we head to majestic Lake Isabelle at the foot of Arapahoe Glacier. We then conclude our Rocky Mountain Hiker back in beautiful Boulder.

Inn Highlights: Black Bear Lodge is just minutes out of Grand Lake and offers mountain and lake views. The Baldpate Inn, built in 1917 and perched on Twin Sisters Mountain at 9,000 feet, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts the world's largest key collection.

Seasonal Information:
Tours Offered: August through September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Price per Person Call for Current Fee Single Supplement: $325.



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