Outdoor Activities in the Rocky Mountains
The region surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park offers a wide variety of activities that allow visitors to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the mountains. In addition to the more than 350 miles of hiking trails in the park, there are numerous opportunities for other outdoor pursuits, including rafting, boating, biking, climbing, fishing, or even taking a tour of the park with a knowledgeable guide.
Rocky Mountain Conservancy:
As the official non-profit partner of Rocky Mountain National Park, The Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers custom and regularly scheduled educational adventures and bus tours, provided by fun and professional naturalist guides, through the RMC Field Institute Program. Topics that we provide classes on include: backpacking, hiking, birding, photography, wildflowers, wildlife, geology, history, astronomy, and more! With advanced notice, any class can be customized for a family or group. You can also visit our website at www.rmconservancy.org and click on the Learn with Us tab to register or read more about what we offer.
Mountain Whitewater Descents
is a whitewater rafting and kayaking outfitter operating on Colorado's ONLY "Wild & Scenic River," the Cache la Poudre. Conveniently located near Estes Park, CO in Fort Collins, we offer services that include guided whitewater rafting trips, guided inflatable kayak trips and rentals, guided SUP trips and rentals, camping and boating equipment rentals, special packages, BBQ, sand volleyball, Paddler's Pub, live music and much more. Come take the Plunge and see why "Our Guides Make the Difference." Reservations are required and subject to availability.
SK Horses, Ltd.
offers two great locations. National Park Gateway Stables, located on highway 34 at the north entrance to RMNP, offers beautiful rides thru meadows and along rivers in RMNP (from 2 hours, to half-day and all-day destinations). Cowpoke Corner Corral is located on Hwy 66 at Glacier Lodge. Nestled at the base of Giant Track Mountain, scenic horseback rides go up the mountain and into Roosevelt National Forest (from 1 hour to 4 hours in length). The longer the ride, the better the overlooks and vistas you’ll have of the Continental Divide and surrounding areas. Reservations are recommended for both locations. National Park Gateway Stables (970)-586-5269, Cowpoke Corner Corral (970)-586-5890
Estes Park Rentals
, rents new 2013 one and two person ATV’s, kids and adult UTV’s, Dirt Bikes and newer model 4x4 Jeeps, perfect for exploring the beautiful backcountry of the Rocky Mountains. Estes Park Rentals can help you plan an unforgettable trip through the Colorado Rockies! Travel to high-mountain lakes or traverse passes with alpine meadows covered in wildflowers; or visit the 1965 T33A jet crash the Air Force left; explore 100-year-old mining camps and ghost towns; visit mind-boggling geological sites, or tour the backcountry’s spectacular fall colors…
The Wildland Trekking Company
provides premier hiking and backpacking tours in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tour offerings range from strenuous backpacking adventures to weekend getaways to stock-supported and base camp hiking packages. Wildland Trekking is a top-rated company on Trip Advisor and has been seen in the New York Times, Backpacker Magazine, USA Today Travel, and on the Discovery Channel. Trips are all-inclusive and originate in Estes Park. Come join the hiking experts for an experience of the Rocky Mountains you'll never forget!
rents ATV’s, UTV’s, Jeeps, dirt bikes, and Razors for adults and kids. Experience the mountains of Estes Park and all its splendor. It’s a unique adventure, great family fun, and something you will never forget. Your experience with us will be the talk of the table for years to come. Once on our secluded trails you’ll see wildlife, natural springs, hidden lakes, alpine meadows, old mines and caves, and a peace you can only find in our neck of the woods.
Winding River Resort:
Located on the Colorado River and bordering Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest, just 3 miles from Grand Lake Village. Situated between the park and the forest we offer direct access to miles of beautiful hiking trails.
Spacious RV and tent camping, cabins and lodge rooms. Guest horses welcome. Activities include trail/pony/hay rides, ice cream socials, cowboy church and chuck wagon meals. Enjoy fishing, hiking, disc golf and animal farm. We host family reunions and weddings. Sleigh rides are offered during wintertime. ATV and snowmobile rentals available.
The Colorado Mountain School
is a professional guiding service offering hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, rock and ice climbing.
Be safe in the backcountry: learn the decision-making skills you need in our Avalanche Education and AIARE classes.
Learn all the skills you need to climb a peak: reach your goals, and get to the top in a snow, ice, or mixed ice-climbing course.
Climb Longs Peak with Colorado’s Most Experienced Guide Service.
Backcountry Skiing: Ski untracked powder in Rocky Mountain National Park, Alaska, British Columbia and beyond.
Go rock climbing: We offer professional instruction and guiding from beginner to expert.
High Country - Trails
is a horseback riding ranch in Granby, CO, that offers our guests a unique vacation experience. Explore our beautiful meadows, woods, mountains and streams on and around the property by horseback. Our rides are customized to make sure even the first-time rider has an experience they’ll always remember. One of our favorite trails takes you to the top of the mountain where you’ll have an overview over Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Grand Lake. Large and small groups are welcome. Start your ride in the country at Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch, only 7 Miles from Granby. We also offer hiking trails, fishing, and overnight camping.
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