Rocky Mountain High Alpine Adventure
Estes Park, CO5.0 (5 reviews)
- Off Trail Alpine Hiking
- Point to Point Thru-hike
- Alpine Lakes
- Stunning Views
- Mountain Solitude
- Cross the Continental Divide
Hiking over the Continental Divide via the Boulder Grand Pass is the most physically challenging and rewarding backpacking trip Wildland Trekking offers in Rocky Mountain National Park. This point to point trek starts near Estes Park and ends in Grand Lake, featuring a bit of everything. Dramatic waterfalls, isolated alpine lakes, plentiful wildlife, and significant off-trail hiking in seldom visited areas. Crossing the Continental Divide on day three will be the highpoint of the trip, literally. This is an excellent tour choice for individuals willing to put in the extra effort to escape the crowds.
$1350 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
The majority of this trip follows well-maintained trails with no exposure to cliff edges. Day 3 is the most challenging with level 5 aspects and off-trail hiking with a full pack. It requires crossing the Continental Divide over a remote mountain pass completely off trail at 12,000 FT/ 3,657 KM above sea level. The pass is very steep (up to 45 degrees, gaining 1,000 FT in a quarter mile), requiring good balance to navigate loose rocks, boulders, and stepping over several downed trees while carrying a multi-day backpack.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
- Hiking one section with significant heights exposure
- Hiking off-trail at an elevation of 12,000 feet
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Colorado backpacking trip a solitude 4. You can expect 1-2 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.
Estes Park Shuttle: 970-586-5151
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
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
*all rates are per person
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