Get out of Denver and explore the gorgeous natural scenery Colorado is famous for on this day trip. Enjoy mountain scenery as you travel over Berthoud Pass, crossing the Continental Divide. Pass through the scenic ski resort town of Winter Park and enjoy the shores of Grand Lake. Ascend more than 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level at Rocky National Park to take in majestic vistas and watch for wildlife. Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.
• 10 hours
Timber Lake Trail passes through forests and meadows to reach the open area at Timber Lake. Timber Lake is located 4.8 miles from the Timber Creek Trailhead on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It shares a large, level basin with two adjacent ponds beneath Mt Ida. A well-cut trail leads through diverse forests and luxuriant meadows where moose and elk sightings are common. Take a quick side hike to beautiful Granite falls off the trail. From there you will continue to the Tonahutu/North Inlet trailhead as you explore the Big Meadows area as the trail leads you riverside to breathtaking views along the way. HIGHLIGHTS • Difficulty: Moderate • 19.2 miles from trailhead to trailhead • Highest Elevation: 9,843 ft • Trail Features: Lake Views, Wild Flowers, Scenic Views, River views, Wildlife
• 3 days
Rocky Mountain National Park is an incredibly trafficked area of Colorado, and who wants to take in the natural beauty of this state with 100+ other people within arms reach? Get away from the bustle and let your experienced guide lead you to the less-seen corners of the park. AVA’s guides will help you view the incredible Colorado wildlife from a safe distance, they’ll pack your delectable lunch on their back so you aren’t carrying all the weight, and you’ll learn extensive amounts about the flora and fauna of the area. Escape into Colorado’s backcountry on your own two feet.
• 8 hours