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OVERVIEW

Maybe it’s been on your bucket list for years, or maybe you’ve found this page while searching for some outdoor activities to indulge in. Either way, a 3 day excursion in the notorious Rocky Mountain National Park will definitely be one for the books. Having an experienced guide along with you is what sets these trips apart from solo adventures. They know how to ditch the crowds in the popular areas of the park and help you truly enjoy everything the backcountry has to offer. They’ll teach you about the surrounding environment as your feet take you to places you’ve only ever dreamt of. They’ll cook you delicious meals and help set up camp under a spanning Colorado night sky. If you’re ready for a true Rocky Mountain adventure, you’ve come to the right place.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulty: Differs from Easy to Difficult depending on your group, season, and campsite availability (don’t worry, your guide will make the decisions on this one)
  • Anywhere from 15 to 25 miles of trekking through Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Meals prepared by your Guides included!
  • Trail Features: Lake Views, Wild Flowers, Scenic Views, River views, Wildlife
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Location: Rocky Mountain National Park VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Hiking, Overnight & Multiday Adventure Trips

Duration: Overnight Multiday

Difficulty: Level 4

Minimum Age: 10 years old

Price:
from $519 Ages 10+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

You’ll put in work with your own two feet during the day, but you can sit back and relax as your guides set up camp and make you dinner after trekking through the mountains. We at AVA Rafting & Zipline believe every guest should know how much they’re spending prior to their trip. We provide extensive lists of suggested items to bring as well as what gear you should have, and what AVA will provide for your 3 Day Overnight Backpacking tour.

MEALS

  • Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: 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

  • 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 9:00am
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Load up, and hit the trail!
  • Set up camp in the mountains
  • Enjoy a lakeside dinner from the grill made by your guides
  • Catch some ZZZs in your tent or under the stars!

DAY 2

  • Wake up to breakfast and hot coffee cooked by your guides to start your day
  • Pack up & launch for day 2
  • Devour a delicious lunch, then set off for another day on the trail
  • Enjoy the afternoon, relax or take in an afternoon “side” hike.
  • Dinner made by your guides

DAY 3

  • Start your third morning with delicious coffee and hot breakfast
  • Continue your trek and enjoy some stunning mountain views
  • Return to Outpost in Grand Lake
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

Until September 29th, 2018
Tuesdays & Saturdays
8:30 AM

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

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