Mummy Range Trek
Estes Park, CO5.0 (9 reviews)
- Remote Off Trail Hiking
- River Headwaters
- Alpine Traverse Over 11,000'
- Waterfalls, Alpine Lakes & Wildlife
- Secluded Camps Far from Trailheads
- Point to Point Thru-hike
- Amazing Mountain Views
Please Note: This trip was affected by the 2020 wildfires in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Park Service has not indicated yet whether this area will be open in 2021, or what condition it will be in. For the time being, we are not adding 2021 reservations for this trip. We heartily recommend our Rocky Mountain High Alpine Adventure, Longs Peak Loop Trek, and the Alpine Peaks, Lakes & Waterfalls Thru-hike as excellent alternatives!
The Mummy Range of Rocky Mountain National Park is a seldom visited wilderness treasure. Off the beaten path and high in the mountains is where you will tread on our Mummy Range backpacking trip! This mountain adventure is five days long and four nights of Rocky Mountain tranquility. Not to be taken lightly, this is one of our more challenging hikes as it includes longer trail mileage, as well as both on- and off-trail travel. It rewards with sweeping views, potential wildlife viewing, pristine camps and scenery, and overall unforgettable trekking!
We’ll start in a broad river valley and climb to higher elevations as we cross the Tundra fields of the high Mummy Range on Day 3. We will trek through quiet forests of lodgepole pine, past pristine mountain lakes, high altitude snowfields and over the rugged alpine tundra above tree line at 11,400 feet. This is a beautiful and remote corner of Rocky Mountain National Park and the solitude here is unmatched. Don’t be surprised to see vast elk herds or if a moose happens to walk into camp while your guides are cooking up dinner one night!
$1520 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 35-45 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 6-10 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 2750 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1250 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Well maintained and off trail
- One full day of this trip is rugged and off trail. Over all, you can expect a diversity of hiking terrain including trails, alpine meadows, dense forests, potential snow fields, and talus slopes. Our high point is over 11,000 feet. We recommend arriving in Estes Park a day or two early to acclimatize.
- be active and healthy
- exercise vigorously several times per week
- be comfortable hiking, biking, running, or swimming for several hours without many breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Rock Mountain National Park backpacking trip a solitude 4. Once we’re well into the backcountry, you can expect to see no more than a group or two of other hikers per day.
Travel to Estes Park
All Rocky Mountain National Park trips begin and end from Estes Park, Colorado. Estes Park does not have an airport. The most convenient airport is Denver International Airport (DIA), which is served by most major airlines and is an inexpensive airport to fly into. From DIA one can take a shuttle or rent a car to reach Estes Park. It is a 1.5-hour drive from DIA to Estes Park on good roads.
Estes Park Shuttle: 970-586-5151
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person