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OVERVIEW

If you’ve ever wanted to spend a night in the backcountry and feel comfortable doing it, here’s your chance. AVA’s experienced hiking guides know the in’s and out’s of Rocky Mountain National Park, that way you can relax as you escape the crowds and unplug in the beautiful Colorado mountains for the evening. Meals? No problem. Your guide will pack their bags with delicious food to keep your appetite at bay the entire 24 hours. Wildlife? No problem. Your guide knows exactly what to do to safely view the wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy everything Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer without the stress.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulty: Ranges depending on your group and which trail you set off on.
  • Meals included on your Adventure
  • Camp in the backcountry of Colorado
  • Trail Features: Lake Views, Wild Flowers, Scenic Views
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Location: Rocky Mountain National Park VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Hiking, Overnight & Multiday Adventure Trips

Duration: Overnight Multiday

Difficulty: Level 3

Minimum Age: 10 years old

Price:
from $289 Ages 10+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

For your overnight backpacking trip, AVA Rafting & Zipline will provide everything you need from camping equipment to meals during your trip. Be sure to review all of the gear lists and suggested things to bring so you aren’t buying a plethora of items last minute before you begin your Hiking tour. If you have any questions about your trip, feel free to call our adventure specialists prior to your excursion so you’re all set to go.

MEALS

  • Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoes
  • Comfortable hiking socks
  • Synthetic Wicking T-shirt
  • Hiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
  • Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
  • Midweight fleece/wool Jacket or Sweater

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sleeping Bag (available for rent if needed)
  • Sunglasses and Straps
  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Hat or Ball Cap
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gratuity for your guide

OTHER GEAR YOU MAY NEED

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles
  • Synthetic liner socks (these can help prevent blisters)
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ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Meet at the Grand Lake Outpost at 10:00am
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Load up, and hit the trail
  • Set up camp in the backcountry
  • Free time: hike, fish, read or just relax at the camp
  • Enjoy a lakeside grill out dinner made by your guides
  • Catch some ZZZs in your tent or under the stars

DAY 2

  • Wake up to a delicious breakfast burrito and hot coffee prepared by your guides
  • Pack up & launch for day 2
  • Hike the rest of the stretch and make your way back to Grand Lake
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

Until September 29th, 2018
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays
11:00 AM

2019 Schedule
Trips available May 17th, 2019 – October 27th, 2019

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