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$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip from Denver

Following pickup from Denver Union Station, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach into the famous Rocky Mountains, or Rockies for short. Your knowledgeable driver delves into the powerful geologic forces that created this stunning mountain range as you drive over Berthoud Pass, 11,314 feet (3,448 meters) above sea level, crossing the Continental Divide. Continue to admire the rugged Rockies as you descend curving, tree-lined roads. You will drive through Winter Park, a small ski resort town on the western slope of the Continental Divide with fun family activities throughout the year. Then you will head to the next town, Grand Lake. Enjoy lunch at an outdoor cafe with fantastic views of the town's namesake, the largest and deepest natural lake in Colorado. Your tour culminates at Rocky Mountain National Park, a 265,000-acre (107,240-hectare) park with 150 lakes and dozens of lofty mountain peaks. Keep your eyes open for elk, bighorn sheep, moose and black bears as you make your way through the park. Drive along Trail Ridge Road, ascending more than 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. Along the way, pause at overlooks for incredible photo ops of peaks, valleys and rushing streams. Enjoy more scenic mountain roads on your return journey, and conclude your 10-hour day trip in central Denver.

$95 Outdoor Activities

Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Hiking

MORNING Meet your guide at our Grand Lake office at 8:30am Pre-trip orientation, gear check and final details Hit the road to the first section of the Green Mountain trailhead AFTERNOON Break for fresh deli lunch Return to Green Mountain trailhead, then back to shop in Grand Lake between 3:00pm & 4:00pm HIGHLIGHTS Difficulty: Easy – Moderate 6.1 miles trailhead to trailhead 1,120 feet elevation gain Highest Elevation: 9,843 ft Trail Features: Waterfall, Wild Flowers, Scenic Views MEALS A fresh deli lunch WHAT TO WEAR Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoes Comfortable hiking socks Synthetic Wicking T-shirt Hiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight) Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable) Midweight fleece/wool Jacket or Sweater WHAT TO BRING Sunglasses and Straps Sunscreen and Lip Balm Bug Spray Sun Hat or Ball Cap Reusable water bottle Healthy snacks Gratuity for your guide OTHER GEAR YOU MAY NEED Camera Binoculars Trekking poles Synthetic liner socks (these can help prevent blisters)

$500 Outdoor Activities

3 Days in the Rockies

You’ll put in work with your own two feet during the day, but you can sit back and relax as your guides set up camp and make you dinner after trekking through the mountains. We at AVA Rafting & Zipline believe every guest should know how much they’re spending prior to their trip. We provide extensive lists of suggested items to bring as well as what gear you should have, and what AVA will provide for your 3 Day Overnight Hiking tour. MEALS Day 1: Lunch, DinnerDay 2: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 3: Breakfast, Lunch WHAT TO WEAR Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoesComfortable hiking socksSynthetic Wicking T-shirtHiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)Midweight fleece/wool Jacket or Sweater WHAT TO BRING Sunglasses and StrapsSunscreen and Lip BalmBug SpraySun Hat or Ball CapReusable water bottleHealthy snacksGratuity for your guide OTHER GEAR YOU MAY NEED CameraBinocularsTrekking polesSynthetic liner socks (these can help prevent blisters) DAY 1 Meet at the Grand Lake Outpost at 9:00amGear up & meet your guideLoad up, and hit the trail!Set up camp near Timber LakeEnjoy a lakeside dinner made by your guidesCatch some ZZZs in your tent or under the stars! DAY 2 Wake up to a delicious breakfast/coffee cooked by your guidesPack up & launch for day 2Lunch and head to Granite Falls to set up camp for the nightEnjoy the afternoon, relax or take in an afternoon “side” hike.Dinner made by your guides DAY 3 Wake up to a delicious breakfast/coffee cooked by your guidesContinue through Tonahutu trail through Big Meadows and enjoy some stunning mountain viewsReturn to Outpost in Grand Lake