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OVERVIEW

From the parking area the Green Mountain Trail begins climbing through a lush conifer forest. The climb is steady and moderate, but graduates to more gentle grades after the first half-mile, with a few short steeper inclines thrown in every now and then. As the trail levels out you’ll begin passing a couple of small meadows along the way. Keep an eye out for moose and elk foraging in these fields as you pass near them. After viewing Big Meadows hikers should return back to the main trail and turn right to begin heading northbound on the Tonahutu Creek Trail. From the junction the trail skirts around the western edges of the meadow. The trail offers several additional vantage points, as well as access to the meadow. The Onahu Creek Trail passes several small meadows as it makes its way back to Trail Ridge Road. These open meadows provide hikers with additional opportunities for possibly spotting a moose or an elk.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
  • 7.5 miles roundtrip
  • 1,300 feet elevation gain
  • Highest Elevation: 9,945 ft
  • Trail Features: Scenic Views, Wildflowers, Meadows
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Location: Rocky Mountain National Park VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Hiking

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 3

Minimum Age: years old

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we believe you should know what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend. We believe in added value to make your experience special. We don’t want you to feel “nickel and dimed” when you show up for your trip with us. That’s why we provide everything you need for your Full Day Green Mountain Hiking tour. We try our best to prepare you with gear lists and suggested things to bring so that you don’t end up paying for unneeded add-ons.

MEALS

  • A fresh deli 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

MORNING

  • Meet your guide at our Grand Lake office at 8:30am
  • Pre-trip orientation, gear check and final details
  • Hit the road to the first section of the Green Mountain trailhead

AFTERNOON

  • Break for fresh deli lunch
  • Return to Green Mountain trailhead, then back to shop in Grand Lake between 3:00pm & 4:00pm
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

8:30AM Daily

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