Do as the locals do and enjoy the Rockies in the winer time, as the crowds have thinned out creating a serene landscape for all! Enjoy winter in all its beauty and head for the hills on this incredible 8-hour tour to Rocky Mountain National Park. Located an hour and a half from Denver, the park provides the perfect place to get a taste of the mountains at their best. Around each corner is a breathtaking new view to stop and enjoy. For many locals, wintertime is the ultimate time to head to the park as there are less crowds, along with peace and tranquility the mountains have to offer. Includes all National Park fees and a tasty sandwich for lunch.
Meet the guide at 9 am at Denver Union Station or at 9.45am in Boulder (See Important Info). The scenic drive to Estes Park includes charming small towns and rugged canyons. Pass the historic Stanley Hotel, made famous for it’s starring role in the movie 'The Shining.' While entering Rocky Mountain National Park, experience the wonders that inspired early explorers to push for the protection of this amazing landscape. Catch a view of Long’s Peak, the park’s highest, soaring into the sky at 14,259 feet and the glacial-carved valleys, filled with Aspen and pine trees. The guide will lead the way to the best viewpoints, with plenty of time to hop out of the van and explore.Summer: The summer tour begins after memorial weekend and ends mid October. Throughout the summer the tour will take you up trail ridge road to 13'000 feet. Winter: In the winter the high alpine road is closed and more time will be spent discovering the valley and its crystal clear alpine lakes. All entrance and National Park fees are included and a sandwich for lunch is provided.**LUNCH** - This tour comes with choice of a turkey or vegetarian sandwich. Please include your preference as well as any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field during checkout.