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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. All trips are all-inclusive and led by our award-winning hiking and backpacking guides. To learn more or to plan Rocky Mountain hiking tours right now, call us at 1-800-715-HIKE between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today!

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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Testimonials

"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.



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Choosing the Right Rocky Mountain Hike

Our Rocky Mountain National Park hikes include:

  • Colorado Backpacking Trips – Our backpacking tours give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most majestic features of the Colorado Rockies. Whether you’re a veteran hiker or just starting out, we have incredible backpacking trails that will fit you, from our basic Thunder Lake hike or the more daunting Mummy Range Trek and many in between. You can enjoy all kinds of natural wonders, from mountain lakes to glaciers to forests to flowering meadows.
  • Basecamp Rocky Mountain Hiking Tours – If you’re looking for a fantastic mountain hiking adventure without an overly long trek and a lot of heavy gear, you’ll love our Basecamp Rocky Mountain Hiking Tours. Carrying only a light backpack, you’ll get to see unbelievable mountain views, Colorado animal habitats like those of elk, deer and even bears, with evenings at a quiet, private campground with showers and delicious meals. It’s the perfect, relaxing, low-key tour of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Inn-Based Colorado Hiking Tours – Looking to combine a hiking adventure with a charming inn vacation? Try out of our Inn-Based Colorado Hiking Tours. By day, enjoy the full Rocky Mountain experience with adventures like wildlife exploration, visiting waterfalls, alpine hiking and snowshoeing, and by night enjoy the comfort of a delightful lodge in Estes Park. It’s the type of adventure vacation the whole family will love.
  • Portered Hikes – You enjoy the full Rocky Mountain National Park hiking tour experience, and we handle all the gear. Carry just a light day pack as you follow our expert guides through the backcountry, while our courteous and professional porters are on hand with all the gear so you’ll have whatever you need when you need it. Great guides, professional porters, high-quality gear and all meals are provided, so you can focus on enjoying your hike.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Day Hikes – Day hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park hiking are among our most popular adventures. You'll enjoy a full day of great Rocky Mountain National Park hiking. Some people don’t always have a free week to explore the Rocky Mountains, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of the best the Rocky Mountains have to offer. We make it happen with these one-day guided tours right into the heart of the Continental Divide. You won’t believe how much exploring we can pack into one day. You’ll see waterfalls, wildlife, wildflowers, alpine meadows and more, all under the watchful eye and guidance of our professional trip guide.
  • Snowshoe Tours – If you haven’t hiked the Rocky Mountains in winter, you haven’t hiked the Rocky Mountains. Our snowshoe tours give you the opportunity to experience the snow-capped winter Rocky Mountains up close in all their glory. You’ll enjoy four days of amazing snowshoeing past animal winter habitats, alpine lakes and some of the most breathtaking views anywhere. If four days is more time than you have, ask about our one-day Emerald Lake snowshoe tour.