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Rocky Mountain National Park Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park is in many ways the heart of Colorado's stunning rocky mountains. Home to towering Longs Peak (14,259'), which stands guard over the rest of the Park, Rocky Mountain is a Colorado hiking and backpacking paradise. With waterfalls, abundant wildlife, pristine rivers and creeks, crystal clear lakes, tree-studded ridges, and soaring alpine peaks, there's abundant world-class scenery to hold our attention.

Our Rock Mountain National Park hiking tours include Colorado backpacking trips, a basecamp Rocky Mountain hiking tour, inn-based Colorado hiking tours, and Rocky Mountain National Park day hikes. All trips are all-inclusive and led by our award-winning hiking and backpacking guides.

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

Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tours

Rocky Mountain Backpacking Trips

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Continental Divide Loop 5 days 27mi (43km) 25-35 lbs
Thunder Lake 3-4 days 22mi (35km) 25-35 lbs
Across the Divide 5 days 25+mi (40+km) 25-35 lbs
Longs Peak Loop 5 days 24mi (38km) 30-40 lbs
Mummy Range Trek 5 days 25+mi (40+km) 30-40 lbs

Rocky Mountain Portered Trips

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Portered Thunder Lake 4 days 22mi (35km) 10 lbs
Portered Ouzel Lake 3-4 days 15+mi (24+km) 10 lbs
Portered Odessa Gorge 3 days 15+mi (24+km) 10 lbs

Rocky Mountain Inn-based Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Best of Rocky Mountain Tour 5 days 45+mi (60+km) 10 lbs
Rocky Mountain Snowshoe Tour 4 days 35+mi (50+km) 10 lbs

Rocky Mountain Basecamp Tour

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Rocky Mountain Basecamp Tour 5 days 27mi (43km) 10 lbs

Rocky Mountain Day Hike Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Rocky in a Day Tour 6-8 hours 4-6mi (6-10km) 10 lbs
Glacier Gorge 5-8 hours 7-10mi (11-16km) 10 lbs
Odessa Gorge Adventure 6-8 hours 9.2mi (15km) 10 lbs
Chasm Lake 6-8 hours 8.5mi (13.5km) 10 lbs
Mount Chiquita 6-8 hours 7+mi (11+km) 10 lbs
Emerald Lake Snowshoe 4-5 hours 4mi (6.5km) 10 lbs
Hallett Peak Ascent 6-8 hours 9mi (14km) 10 lbs

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Why Hike Rocky Mountain National Park with Us?

1. Top Rated Company on Trip Advisor
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With more than 10,000 guests joining our hiking tours and backpacking trips annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We are the top-rated tour company at multiple national parks on Trip Advisor: click here to see our Trip Advisor pages. You can read additional guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages.

2. Exceptional Certified Colorado Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best Colorado hiking guides and Colorado backpacking guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees, comply with all labor laws, conduct extensive staff trainings, and require current medical and professional certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great Rocky Mountain National Park get-away into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - hiking adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

3. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide fantastic food to our guests we customize our menus based on the preferences of the group, and we do not use dehydrated backpacking meals - you can expect abundant, delicious food to fuel and motivate you on your Rocky Mountain hiking tour or Rocky Mountain backpacking trip! We also regularly accommodate specialty diets.

Gear must be optimally dependable, durable and functional, so we purchase from only the best outdoor gear companies like Osprey, Black Diamond, and MSR. Our Colorado backpacking trips include equipment with a retail value of up to $1,000 per guest.

4. Comprehensive Risk Management
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Safety on our Rocky Mountain hiking tours is the number one priority. All Colorado hiking guides are certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a state-of-the-art emergency communication device. We also have a 24-hour on-call line that our staff, guests, and family members of guests can call any time (literally) to speak with a company representative.

5. All-inclusive Tours
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Some Colorado trekking companies don't provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other items, or they charge "gear rental" fees for use of these items - on our Rocky Mountain hiking trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included.

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"Longs Peak was one of the most challenging trips our family has taken but every step was well worth it. Joy was an excellent guide who was knowledgeable of the area and made the trip so much fun. I would absolutely recommend a backpacking trip with wildland trekking as im sure the other guides and trails are just as awesome as Longs Peak." - Lindsey C.

"Wonderful experience with enough physical challenge to make it a true hiking adventure. I came back feeling invigorated and excited trying to stay more connected to Nature. Thanks so much!" - Mary I.

"Our guide, Jason Bull, was fantastic. He went above and beyond with his meals, trail and wildlife information, and overall care to ensure we had the most enjoyable trip possible. For me, this was the trip of a lifetime and Jason was huge factor in that. He helped reintroduce me to my love of nature and spurred my desire for future trips. Thanks again!" - Matt E.

Backpacking & Hiking Trips in Colorado

Wildland Trekking offers trips in two Unique Colorado destinations:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park: The park is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. During a trip to this beautiful place, you'll see wildlife, waterfalls, clear blue rivers, lakes and creeks, sweeping views, cloudy mountain peaks and much more. During every moment of a trip through the Rocky Mountain National Park, you will be captivated by the incredible landscapes around you.
  • Flat Tops Wilderness: You'll become familiar with this Colorado secret gem when you choose to visit Flat Tops Wilderness. This destination is home to more than 100 lakes, volcanic peaks, waterfalls and more.

Whichever destination you choose, you'll have an unforgettable experience exploring the sweeping beauty of Colorado.

Types of Trips

At Wildland Trekking, we know everyone is a little different. To make sure we have a trip that anyone can enjoy, we offer a variety of different types of hikes and tours in Colorado. Here are some of the options you can choose from:

  • Backpacking: With so many beautiful trails and sites, you'll feel like a part of the scenery during a backpacking trip. You carry a pack of personal necessities and the items needed to camp overnight.
  • Basecamp Tours: Similar to a backpacking trip, while on a basecamp tour, you will also camp outdoors every night. But, instead of camping in a new location every night, you will set up camp at one location and return to it after each day. This saves you from setting up and tearing down camp daily.
  • Inn-Based Hiking: If you need a break from the outdoors during your evenings, you'll be set up at an accommodating inn every evening during the trip.
  • Snowshoe Tours: Hiking isn't just for warmer weather. Available only in Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll see the park in a whole new light, covered in pristine snow! You can even take a snowshoe tour over several days or experience the fun during a day hike.

To find the perfect tour for you, read more details and itineraries online today to learn about all the amazing hikes and excursions in Colorado we have to offer.