Full Day Private Snowshoe Tour

Estes Park, CO
5.0 (3 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Full Day of Snowshoeing
  • Stunning Mountain Scenery
  • Private Snowshoeing Experience
  • Gear, Snacks, Lunch Provided
  • Frozen Lakes
  • Potential Wildlife Viewing

Description

Be prepared for a full day of alpine wonderland exploration on this Rocky Mountain National Park snowshoe tour! We will experience a spectrum of terrain and changing weather as we will be out the entire day. Our full day tour will truly be a custom adventure, your guide will work with you and gauge the best options for what you desire. Snacks, lunch, and warm drinks are provided during the full day tour.

For those seeking a challenging all day hike, we will travel to Emerald Lake (same as the 1/2 day tour) and then beyond it on a custom mountain adventure with an expert guide. After we leave the amazing cirque that is home to Emerald Lake, we will see fewer (if any) people as we explore deeper into the mountains. The silence of winter will envelope us as we break trail through forests and across meadows, going as far as you want. In order to complete our full hike, this tour will require an early departure.

Perhaps your ambition is to take it slow and embrace being in nature, take photographs, or learn about Rocky Mountain National Park. Whatever your pace or goal, our experienced guides will ensure you have a safe, fun, and memorable experience on your all-day adventure.

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7-8 Hours
$190-$450 Per Person
Season: Nov-Apr

Season: Nov-Apr

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-12 Guests
Trip Length: 7-8 Hours
Distance: 7-9MI / 11-14KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3

This tour has up to 1,440 feet of elevation gain and loss over 7-9 miles, depending on whether we reach Black Lake. Some groups choose to turn back earlier, which does not impact the quality of the trip because of the stunning scenery throughout our entire journey.

  • Level 1: 2-6 miles, less than 500 feet elevation change on good trails
  • Level 2: 3-8 miles, up to 2000 feet of elevation change on good trails
  • Level 3: 4-10 miles, up to 3000 feet of elevation change on good to rugged trails
  • Level 4: 4-12 miles, up to 4000 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail
  • Level 5: 6-16 miles, up to 5,500 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail

SOLITUDE LEVEL 4

  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves
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Rates

Rates

PRIVATE FULL DAY SNOWSHOE RATES:

  • 1 person: $450
  • 2 people: $235 per person
  • 3 people: $225 per person
  • 4+ people: $190 per person
  • 10 and younger: $115 per person

Private tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include guide gratuity

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

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Available to Book

AVAILABLE TO BOOK

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Request a Reservation

REQUEST A RESERVATION

This trip is exclusively booked through customer service due to logistics with lodging, permits, staffing, availability, or something else. Please contact us online or call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to request a reservation.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Transportation to the trailhead from the Estes Park Mountain Shop
  • Picnic style lunch
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Trekking poles
  • Snowshoes or micro spike crampons
  • Backpacks
  • Trail snacks
  • Warm drinks
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and emergency communication device

What's Not Included

  • Winter hiking boots
  • 2 liters of water per person
  • Warm clothing
  • Guide gratuity

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

The Guides

Our guides are exceptional, passionate professionals with solid wilderness resumes, plenty of patience, lots of knowledge about the mountains, and a love for leading people into the wilderness.

When & Where Do We Meet?

You will meet your guide at Estes Park Mountain Shop at 2050 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Your guide will contact you preceding your hike to confirm your meeting time and answer any questions. We highly recommend starting by 8:00 AM, and earlier on weekends.

What Should I Bring?

  • Multiple bottom and top layers so you can bundle up when you’re cold and shed them off if you’re warm.
  • 2 liters of water
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses (we recommend polarized)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Camera
  • Two pairs of wool socks
  • Rain/snow jacket and pants for blocking precipitation and wind
  • Waterproof boots

Where Can I Purchase These Items?

Either before you travel or last minute, you can obtain all of these items (some are available for rent, all are available for purchase) at the Estes Park Mountain Shop.

What Should I Wear?

The weather in Rocky Mountain National Park is unpredictable, so be prepared for snow, sun, cold temperatures, wind and possibly (but unlikely) rain. We recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting non-cotton layers. You’ll also need waterproof boots and wool socks.

Food & Water

We provide snacks on the half-day tour and lunch and snacks on the full-day tour. Please bring 2 liters of water with you.

Group Size

The group tours are limited to 6 guests and 1 guide. Custom Tours can go up to 12 guests and 2 guides.

What If There Isn't Enough Snow to Snowshoe?

Some winters can be dry, without enough snow to merit snowshoes. In this case we will equip guests with microspike crampons and head out on an awesome winter hike!

What If It Rains Or There Is Bad Weather?

It’s unlikely we’ll have rain in the winter but it is possible. Regardless, if the weather is very stormy we may cancel the trip with a full refund. If you’re interested we will do everything in our power to reschedule. Also, please know our guides have years of experience and can discern between a casual snowfall and unsafe hiking conditions, and will err on the side of safety.

Cancellations

If you cancel a trip for any reason up to 24 hours before your trip, you are entitled to a full refund minus a $25 per person administrative fee. If you cancel within 24 hours, there is no refund.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join this trip
  • Anyone younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (3 reviews)
Alex S.
5.0

Experience of a Lifetime

2 years ago

Exceeded my expectations, experience of a lifetime

Kathleen J.
5.0

Beautiful Day

2 years ago

Enjoyed the snowshoe. Beautiful route . Glad our guide Zion chose a route through the trees since much less wind also made it more enjoyable.

David S.
5.0

exceptional guide

2 years ago

Our guide was exceptional. The snowshoeing trip was my first and exceeded what I expected.

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