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Rocky Mountain National Park Trips

Our Rocky Mountain National Park hiking tours include backpacking trips, portered trips, an inn-based tour, a basecamp tour, and a number of day hike trips to choose from. See trip style descriptions and tour offerings below.

Wildland Trekking is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Colorado Rockies Backpacking Tours

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado beckon hikers from all over the world to come experience their intense beauty, alpine adventure, and world-class backpacking. Rocky Mountain National Park and the bordering Never Summer Range form the heart of Colorado's mountains, boasting many of the state's best backpacking trips. We've hand-picked Colorado's most appealing overnight hiking routes for you to enjoy. Join us and experience Colorado's signature snowy peaks, clear mountain streams, alpine lakes and fantastic wildlife. We offer 6 backpacking options in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Never Summer Range.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Continental Divide Loop 5 days Level 3
Thunder Lake 3-4 days Level 3
Across the Divide 5 days Level 3
Longs Peak Loop 5 days Level 5
Mummy Range Trek 5 days Level 4
Never Summers Backpack 3-5 days Level 3 or 4
Portered Rocky Mountain Hiking Tour

Enjoy the amazing backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park on a multi-day tour, hiking with just a light day pack! Porters will carry our gear in and out so we can fully enjoy being in this truly stunning mountain country! These trips are all-inclusive opportunities to make the very most of your time at Rocky Mountain National Park, and to comfortably experience an adventurous excurision into the Rockies. Choose from 2 spectacular portered trips in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Portered Thunder lake 4 days Level 2
Portered Ouzel lake 3-4 days Level 2
Portered Odessa Gorge 3 days Level 2
Portered Never Summers 3-4 days Level 3
Colorado Rockies Basecamp Hiking Trip

Our all-inclusive, 5-Day Best of Rocky Mountain National Park is an inn-based immersion in the ecology, human, and natural history of Rocky Mountain National Park. From our base in comfortable and historic lodging in Estes Park, Colorado, we’ll experience all of the diversity the Park has to offer: from pristine mountain lakes to high peaks and alpine glaciers, to the iconic Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - our hikes are chosen to highlight the most remarkable features of this National Park.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Best of Rocky Mountain Tour 5 days Level 3
Rocky Mountain Snowshoe Tour 4 days Level 3
Colorado Rockies Basecamp Hiking Trip

Our Rocky Mountain National Park Basecamp Tour is an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and famous Colorado Rockies from the comfort of a scenic, private campground. We'll leave camp each day and embark on a series of day hikes that hit the highlights of Rocky Mountain National Park. We'll hike to waterfalls, high peaks, mountain lakes, lush valleys, excellent areas for wildlife like moose and elk, and more. Each evening we'll return to camp for showers, great outdoor meals, and campfires. Come join us for an extraordinary experience of the Rocky Mountains!

The Rocky Mountain National Park Basecamp Tour is 5 days, 4 nights in length and is a Level 3 difficulty tour. Click here to read more.

Basecamp Rocky Mountain Hiking Tour

Make the most of your time at Rocky Mountain National Park with a guided day hike tour! Choose from 9 unique, signature hikes, each an exceptional experience on its own. Learn about the amazing geology of this region - how it was once a high alpine plain that has since been gouged and eroded by encroaching and receding glaciers. Learn about the wildlife and plants, and hear amazing stories about the people who have called this place home. We provide backpacks, trekking poles, snacks, lunch and a professional guide. Join us for an exceptional day in the mountains! Choose from 9 diverse day hike tours in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Longs Peak Ascent 13-15 hours Level 5
Glacier Gorge 5-8 hours Level 1
Chasm Lake 6-8 hours Level 3
Over the Divide 13-15 hours Level 4
Odessa Gorge Adventure 6-8 hours Level 2
Hallett Peak Ascent 6-8 hours Level 4
Mount Chiquita 6-8 hours Level 3
Emerald Lake Snowshoe 4-5 hours Level 2
Autumn Exploration 6-10 hours Level 2
Colorado Rockies Backpacking Tours

Colorado's stunning Flat Tops Wilderness is one of the state's most expansive wilderness areas - it is a wonderland of alpine lakes (over 100!), rivers, waterfalls, volcanic peaks (up to nearly 13,000 feet), abundant wildlife, incredible trout fishing, and world-class hiking and backpacking. A relatively undiscovered gem, it offers an experience of solitude and serenity not easily matched in Colorado's more well-known areas like Summit County, the Durango area and the Front Range. The Flat Tops are a nature-lover's paradise with vibrant wildlife habitat, amazing wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, fascinating natural and cultural history, and a plethora of panoramic views that will awe even the most experienced of mountain travelers.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
White River Traverse 5 days Level 3
Flat Tops Classic 5 days Level 3
Flat Tops Explorer 6 days Level 4
Mountain Valleys and Views 5 days Level 4
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Testimonials

"Look. This is my second trip with Wildland. The reason I go is to see the mountains etc., but the reason I return to Wildland is because of the comprehensive level of planning and skillful management of the trip. From the first email I send to management, through the registration process, further with securing transportation and lodging recommendations, and finally on the days of the trip, everything is thorough, thoughtful, and professional. Thanks." - Lansing F.



"Great trip. My first backpacking adventure and I loved every minute. Chris is a great guide and an asset to your company. Hope to see you next year!" - Paige H.



"This trip was exceptional for me - a life experience. I typically organize my own trips, but am very glad I agreed to go on this one after my friend Dr. Schultz invited me to go on the trip. Chris really "took care of us, and made the excursion even more interesting because of his knowledge and varied interests." - Jim D.