Other 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.
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
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!
Backbone Adventures 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. Call us at 1-970-235-5045.
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.
Ian Taylor Trekking: Based in Vail, Colorado, Ian Taylor Trekking offers high quality, adventure treks and climbs around the world. We specialize in trips to the Himalayas and on Kilimanjaro and offer our clients a unique level of support and assistance, preparing you for every aspect of your chosen adventure. We have a 99% success rate on our Everest Base Camp Treks and a 98% success rate on our 8 day Kilimanjaro Climb. We are available five days a week in support of your trek with training programs, gear lists and all the information you could need on your trip of a lifetime.
American Alpine Institute offers guided rock climbing and mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, and the Flatirons, near Boulder. Since 1975, the Institute has pioneered technical climbing education in the U.S., garnering a reputation as, in the words of Outside Magazine's Jon Krakauer, "the best all-around climbing school and guide service in North America." With programs in six states and sixteen countries, AAI can get you to the peak of your dreams, whether it's the top of a rock climb in Eldorado Canyon, the summit of Longs Peak, or Denali, the highest point in North America.
Open Air Adventure Park: Come visit Open Air Adventure Park, the only adventure of its kind in Estes Park, Colorado. During your 90 minute adventure, we provide 32 exciting challenges at 10 and 21 feet above the ground. These elements include rope bridges to cross, aerial tightropes to navigate and swinging log steps to negotiate. We have challenge levels for almost every age group and fitness level. Come harness up and bust out your inner aerial monkey!
AVA Rafting & Zipline is an adventure tour company with locations through the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We specialize in creating unforgettable outdoor experiences in Colorado. In addition to world-class whitewater rafting on eight different rivers across Colorado, we also provide zip line tours at two locations, rock climbing, fly fishing, horseback riding, off road tours, train rides, hot air balloon rides, cabins and camping. The 2017 season will be our 19th year in business providing our guests with amazing adventures. Plan your adventure with AVA today! Call 877-RAFTING to speak to one of our trip specialists. Also, be sure to check out our YouTube Channel.
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