Mummy Mountain Llama Trek

Estes Park, CO
5.0 (3 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Alpine Lakes & Creeks
  • Dramatic Mountain Peaks
  • Wonderful Solitude
  • Attempt Summit of Mummy Mountain
  • Rugged, Challening Hiking
  • Hike with Light Daypack
  • Beautiful Meadows


The Mummy Mountain Llama Trek is a challenging Colorado hike utilizing pack llamas to move all the heavy camping equipment in and out of the backcountry. This is a stunning itinerary that stages a backcountry camp in the same location for 3 nights, to give us 2 full days of trekking in to the high country from camp. The Mummy Range is a more secluded area of this iconic national park, so you can expect to see fewer people in exchange for your efforts. This trip is all about getting away from the crowds in to some brilliant backcountry, getting big mountain views, and attempting a peak summit of Mummy Mountain (13,425 ft)!

This trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, an authorized backpacking and llama outfitter in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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4 Days
$1985 Per Person
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Trip Type: Llama Trek
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 4-6 Guests
Trip Length: 4 Days
Distance: 20MI / 32KM


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:
10-15 pounds
Daily Hiking Distances:
3-6 miles
Most Elevation Loss:
2500 feet
Most Elevation Gain:
2500 feet
Quality of Trails:
Well maintained and off trail
This trip follows established, well-maintained trails and also requires rugged, off-trail hiking with significant elevation gains and losses.

Participants should:

  1. be active and healthy
  2. exercise several times per week
  3. be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Colorado llama trek a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of 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.

Denver to Estes Park Shuttles

Estes Park Shuttle: 970-586-5151

SuperShuttle: 970-482-0505

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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.

Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations. 

Private Rates FOr This Trip

  • 2 People: Rate x 2.5
  • 3 People: Rate x 1.75
  • 4 People: Rate x 1.25
  • 5+ People: Rate x 1.15

*all rates are per person

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Day 1

  • Shuttle to Trailhead: 40 minutes
  • Hiking Distance: 6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2500 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 2500 feet

The first day of our Rocky Mountain National Park llama trek starts with a scenic drive from Estes Park to our trailhead where we will pack up and complete a llama orientation. We’ll gain altitude quickly as we make our way in to the Horseshoe Basin area, and then up the drainage of the Roaring River. Stunning mountain terrain leads us up in to the high country of the Mummy Range and our staging area for the next 3 nights. We’ll unload the llamas and set up camp under the humbling summit of Mummy Mountain. After a satisfying dinner cooked by your guide, we’ll settle in for the night

Day 2

  • Hiking Distance: 3+ miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1400 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 1400 feet

After a relaxing morning, our hiking objective is The Saddle. Leaving our llamas to relax in camp, this day is all about adjusting to the altitude and warming up for a summit attempt of Mummy Mountain tomorrow. The hike up Crystal Lake Trail is a fantastic way to spend a day in the Rockies, and the view from the saddle is sure to live in your minds-eye for a very long time. An optional side hike down to Crystal Lake a possibility. We’ll return to camp to refuel with a good meal afterward and enjoy the view.

Day 3

  • Hiking Distance: 5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2500 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 2500 feet

On this day we get up early for our summit attempt of Mummy Mountain. We need to allow ourselves enough time to get back down from the summit before afternoon thunderstorms set in, and therefore time is of the essence. The route to the top is a sustained steep hike with big views all the way. We’ll leave the llamas in camp for this noteworthy objective and have the day to ourselves in some of the Rocky Mountain’s finest country.

Day 4

  • Hiking Distance: 6 miles
  • Elevation Loss: 2500 feet
  • Shuttle to Estes Park: 40 minutes

On this fine mountain morning, we will breakdown camp, load up our pack llamas, and head back the way we came down the Roaring River. Arriving back at the trailhead marks the end of our tour, where we will say goodbye to our new friends, the Ccara Pack Llamas, and return to Estes Park where hot showers and clean beds await.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, natural events like fires and flooding, and other potential causes. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Pack llamas to transport the majority of gear and food
  • One or more professional, knowledgeable, certified Colorado hiking guides
  • Top-of-the-line tent, backcountry sleeping pad and multi-day backpack
  • High quality, synthetic sleeping bag (professionally laundered after every use) – or bring your own.
  • Use of trekking poles
  • All meals are included from breakfast the first day through lunch on the last day
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Estes Park, Colorado to the trailhead and back
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and satellite phone
  • You will receive a Lifetime Hiking Membership entitling you, your spouse and your kids to a lifetime discount of 10% off any Wildland Trekking hiking trip after your first one!

What's Not Included

  • Clothes, raingear, and footwear (see recommendations)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Waterbottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What To Expect

All of our hiking and backpacking tours include a diversity of tasty meals packed full of critical carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola, and more.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables (fresh and dried). In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Deuter or Osprey backpacks
  • Sierra Designs or Mountain Hardware tents
  • Sierra Designs, Kelty, Big Agnes and Mountain Hardware synthetic-fill sleeping bags (or bring your own)
  • Thermarest or Big Agnes sleeping pads
  • Leki trekking poles
  • Mountain Safety Research cooking stoves
  • Mountain Safety Research cookware
  • Bear spray cannisters and food-hanging gear
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device(s)

What Gear To Bring

We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on your hiking tour. These items are two 1-liter waterbottles per person, either a headlamp or flashlight per person, and a lightweight waterproof stuff sac for your clothes and belongings. Basic items like sunscreen, bug repellent (where and when applicable), lip balm, and toiletries are also important.

Additionally, some guests choose to bring their own sleeping bag. We supply high quality, synthetic fill bags that are professionally laundered after every trip. Synthetic fill is non-allergenic, insulates when damp and stands up well to repeated washings, but is heavier and bulkier than down. If you’re able to bring your own down sleeping bag, there are multiple benefits. If not, we’ve got you covered!

What Clothes to Bring

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with detailed guidance about what clothes to pack (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, and our recommended clothing system. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You will meet your guide and group in Estes Park, Colorado at the Estes Park Mountain Shop (2050 Big Thompson Ave) at 5:00 PM the evening before your trip begins for an orientation meeting. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip to answer any questions you have, provide you with more details about your exact trip, and coordinate the rendezvous.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Start/End Times

Your guide will inform you of the first day’s pick-up time at the orientation meeting. Generally, you can expect it to be between 6 and 8 am, although the exact time will depend on current weather and road conditions. We will drop you off at your hotel on the final day normally before 5 PM (this time is not guaranteed, as a variety of circumstances can influence our exact return time).

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional Wyoming hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and all tours carry an emergency communication device. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.


Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, training in llama-handling, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size

This trip has a max capacity of 6 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Weather in the Colorado Rockies

Being a high mountain environment, the Rocky Mountains are prone to sudden temperature and weather shifts. This is an exciting aspect of being in Colorado’s high country. On trips in June, snow is a slight possibility, and the rest of the summer rain is always a possibility on your trip. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). See below for average summer temperatures:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)





Tent Camping

Sleeping on backpacking trips is in premier 1-person, 2-person or 4-person backcountry tents. Solo travelers, and anyone else who requests it, are issued single tents. Top-of-the-line self-inflating sleeping pads and synthetic-fill sleeping bags (professionally laundered after every trip) are also provided.


Fresh & Delicious

Meals from breakfast Day 1 through lunch the last day are fully included and prepared by your trekking guide. We never use dehydrated backpacking meals, instead serving freshly prepared, delicious backcountry cuisine made with a variety of common and specialty ingredients that travel well in the wilderness.


In the Action

Of course campsites vary tremendously by destination, trip and even by the individual day of a trip. However, you can expect to camp in beautiful areas that put you right in the action to make the most of your llama trekking adventure. We carefully design our itineraries with campsites in mind.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (3 reviews)
Sage G

Most Unique Type of Trip

4 months ago

This past Sunday my family and I came back from a four day guided back country hiking trip with Llamas in Estes Park Colorado. As I sit here reflecting on what was by far one of the most unique types of trips I’ve been on in a while, I can’t help but acknowledge and appreciate the level or care and customer service we received from or guides Connor and Magda. From the very first day we met them at the bottom of the mountain, Llamas and all, they were extremely warm, inviting and informative as they took the time to get to know us and run through the layout of our entire trip together making sure we knew exactly what we were getting ourselves into. From assisting us in setting up our campsites to preparing our tents for us, cooking and cleaning 3 meals a day as well as safely leading us on daily hikes and teaching us about the Rocky Mountains, Connor and Magda treated us like family and went above and beyond to ensure we had the best camping experience we could possibly have.

David K.

Great Experience

5 months ago

My daughter Lizz and I were on the Llama Trek to Mummy Mountain. We were challenged, saw nature's beauty, and had a great experience. Our guides, Charles and Magda, were clearly influenced by the philosophy of the Rocky Mountain naturalist Enos Mills. "The essence of nature guiding is to travel gracefully rather than to arrive. The trail...makes you glad to be living. It gives health, hope, and courage, and it extends that touch of nature which tends to make you kind." And kind they were. Every father and daughter should be as lucky as we were.

Jim B.

Fun Guides!!

5 months ago

Both of the guides were fantastic- I have been to 85 countries with different guides and Charles and Magda were knowledgeable, caring and honest. They both were fun!!!

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