Rocky Mountain National Park Family Vacation

Rocky Mountain National Park Family Vacation

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Rocky Mountain National Park Family Vacation

6 Days Starting and ending in Denver, CO, USA

Visiting: Denver, Estes Park, Nymph Lake, Tyndall Gorge, Emerald Lake, Trail Ridge Road, Adams Falls, Mad Adventures - Upper Colorado River Rafting Trips, Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, Dillon Reservoir, Colorado Springs

Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Specialist Group:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 18

Physical rating:

Medium, 3: Step It Up

Age range:


Special diets catered:


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NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Enjoy the diversity of the Colorado Rockies as you hike, kayak, raft and zipline Rocky Mountain National Park, Breckenridge, and Garden of the Gods. Explore three unique regions of the Colorado Rockies on this six-day adventure. In Rocky Mountain National Park we will traverse Trail Ridge Road, hike to Emerald and Haiyaha alpine lakes, and go horseback riding to see all this park has to offer. On our way to Breckenridge, enjoy a waterfall hike and a half-day float trip on the Colorado River. Then it is time to see the region from new heights while zip lining before we head underground for a tour of Cave of the Winds. To top off the week is a walk in the Garden of the Gods surrounded by larger-than-life red rock formations.


  • Explore Dillon Reservoir through kayaking.

  • Hike to Adams Falls, where water twists and turns between pine tree-laden boulders.

  • Rafting trip on the Upper Colorado River covering 5 miles of class II rapids.

  • Enjoy 11,000 feet for a zip lining adventure that will provide you with panoramic views of Mt. Ebert and Mt. Massive.


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Day 1 : Pick-Up, Explore Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road, And Estes Park

Location: Denver, Estes Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ridgeline Hotel - Estes Park

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner,

Bright and early, your Colorado adventure begins as you journey west to Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Get your first taste of pristine mountain air on a short hike among wind-sculpted rocks and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic 2-hour horseback ride into the park as we follow the Fall River to the base of Deer Mountain. Enjoy dinner tonight in Estes Park at one of our favorite restaurants. Hiking:2 Miles (3.2 km)

Day 2 : Hike To Emerald And Haiyaha Lakes

Location: Nymph Lake, Tyndall Gorge, Emerald Lake, Trail Ridge Road

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Gateway Inn, Grand Lake

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

This morning we begin our hiking journey through the aspen and ponderosa pine groves. We will pass Nymph Lake filled with pond lilies and then along the shores of Dream Lake through the Tyndall Gorge. We follow Tyndall Creek as we reach Emerald Lake with fantastic views of Flattop Mountain. After a scenic picnic lunch, traverse the famed Trail Ridge Road, which forms the highest continuous highway in America. This celebrated "Roof of the Rockies" offers views of massive peaks while you get an up-close look at the unique tundra ecosystems on a short hike at one of the highest points in the park. We end our day in the quaint town of Grand Lake. Hiking:3-4 Miles (4.8-6.4 km)

Day 3 : Hike Adams Falls And Raft The Upper Colorado River

Location: Adams Falls, Mad Adventures - Upper Colorado River Rafting Trips

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree Breckenridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch,

As the world awakens around you, find yourself enjoying breakfast along the shores of Grand Lake, just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Feeling invigorated for another fine day ahead, you’ll then head straight out for a 1-mile hike to Adams Falls, where water twists and turns between pine tree-laden boulders. Another scenic drive is on tap as we make our way west for our rafting trip on the Upper Colorado River covering 5 miles of class II rapids. Tonight, enjoy an evening on your own in the picturesque town of Breckenridge. Hiking:1 Mile (1.6 km)Rafting:2-3 Hours

Day 4:Zip Lining And Gondola Ride

Location: Mount Elbert, Mount Massive

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree Breckenridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

This morning we head up above 11,000 feet for a zip lining adventure that will provide you with panoramic views of Mt. Ebert and Mt. Massive, two of the tallest peaks in North America and also keep eyes open for possible resident wildlife. We return to Breckenridge to for a gondola ride over the Cucumber Gulch Preserve to get up above 11,000 feet once again this time with views across the Continental Divide. After a full day of adventure, we will enjoy a wonderful meal together in town. Hiking:1-2 Miles (1.6 - 3.2 km)Zip Lining:2 Hours

Day 5 : Kayak The Dillon Reservoir, Visit The Cave Of The Winds

Location: Dillon Reservoir, Colorado Springs

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: TownePlace Suites Garden of the Gods

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

A morning kayaking adventure kicks off the day with an easy paddle around the Dillon Reservoir around a number of islands for great opportunities to spot bald eagles, beavers, muskrats, and mule deer. We say goodbye to Breckenridge and continue our journey east to Colorado Springs where we head underground at Cave of the Winds on a guided tour of 15 rooms each with unique history and beautiful rock formations. Share your favorite stories from the week over our farewell dinner together. Kayaking:2 Hours

Day 6 : Explore The Garden Of The Gods

Location: Colorado Springs, Denver

Meals Included: Breakfast,

Finish your exploration of the Colorado Rockies with an icon of the region, Garden of the Gods. Spend the morning meandering amongst the red rock formations before we head back to Denver for afternoon flights home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation throughout your trip.

  • Guide

    Professional guides.

  • Meals

    All meals as listed in itinerary.

  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)

  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your trip

  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away

  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'

  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled

  • Special ‘Wow!’ moments you'll never forget

  • All activities outlined in the itinerary

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What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

    Gratuities for your guides

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • International Travel

    International flights are not included.

  • Optional

    Optional extra activities

  • Alcoholic beverages

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The max group size is 18 peoples.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, Local English speaking guide on this tour.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Activity Level 3: Step It Up,I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings.Hiking: Typically, 3-6 hours per day on well-formed backcountry trails. Expect some significant gradient inclines and declines. Altitude: Your trip may include some moderate altitude areas, though these don't form the focus of the trip and are generally manageable. Biking: 1-3 hours on well-formed paths or roads where you can expect some hills with moderate climbs and descents. Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats. Other activities (i.e. caving): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, All park and other entry fees are included.

  • What is the minimum group size?

    The min group size is 4 peoples.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?


  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?


  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?


Reviews of this operator

Carmelita Perez  

Great Company


Active Adventures is a great way to go if your idea of a perfect trip is getting out and hiking, bicycling and kayaking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, with guides who are local, experienced, fun, flexible and take excellent care of their clientele.

Dave, United States  

Northern Italy Adventure, Dolce Vita


My wife and I went on the Dolce Vita trip with Active Adventures and we both feel that it was one of our top 3 holidays ever. We LOVED our guides (Andrea & Enrico - one for the mountains and one for the Lakes Region kayaking). The natural beauty was amazing but the care our guides took of the group was truly beyond our expectations. Bravo to Active Adventures for partnering with such amazing local guides who are not only knowledgeable but funny and a true pleasure to be around. We LOVED this trip and plan to do more!

Jodi, United States  

Tortuga, November 2021


The trip was wonderful – better than ever imagined. Snorkelling was the highlight of the trip. I never thought we would snorkel so close to sea turtles and with sea lions – it was fantastic. Walking near blue-footed boobies and their chicks and stepping around sea lions, it was unbelievable. We even got up close to white-tipped sharks. We had a group of 13 that went In September 2021, and it was a truly remarkable experience for all of us.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Active Adventures allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 90 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Active Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform active adventures, 90 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Active Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 500 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of active adventures charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Testing For trips in the United States:?Vaccination is not required. All guests must adhere to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations and guidelines.

    For all International trips (all destinations except the United States):?All guests aged 13 years and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of travel.?
    We accept vaccines authorized or recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
    Adults who cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical exemptions will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result (official paper or official electronic record) showing the test was carried out no later than 72 hours before the trip starts. Testing must be performed by an approved entity.
    Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test (where applicable) must be provided prior to the start of your trip (only official vaccination card or electronic record will be accepted).
    Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test must include identifying information (full name), as well as the vaccination or the test dates.
    Proof of Vaccination must demonstrate the final dose of the vaccine was administered at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of your trip.
    You will be required to upload Proof of Vaccination into your Travel Wallet prior to departure.
    If Proof of Vaccination or a Negative Test is not produced at the commencement of travel with us, you will not be allowed to travel. You will not be eligible to receive a refund of any sums paid to us if this occurs.??
    Guests must comply with any additional vaccination or testing requirements and/or additional health and safety measures that are required to travel in their chosen destination. We recommend using?CIBT for up-to-date requirements.?
    We do not grant any exceptions to this vaccination and testing policy.?

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