Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park for Women
Join instructors and a small group of women to hike the varied landscapes of Rocky Mountain National Park, discovering alpine tundra, boulder fields, pristine mountain lakes and more!
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Program No. 17551RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Team up with other women for a one-of-a-kind experience as you hike the magnificent mountains, lakes and cascades of Rocky Mountain National Park — truly a hiker’s paradise. With instruction and guidance from experienced women leaders, learn trail etiquette and the techniques of navigating boulder fields, stream crossings and alpine tundra. The hikes will add difficulty and elevation each day, with the last day attempting one of the peaks of the park. Discover the hidden treasures of the National Park accessed only by trail, develop new outdoor skills and make new friends!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Hiking 6-12 miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 8,000-13,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Rocky Mountain National Park’s pristine and less-traveled southern portion known as Wild Basin.
  • Hike the headwaters of the Big Thompson River to Cub Lake and the amazing alpine glacial valleys Glacier Gorge and Loch Val.
  • Explore areas where elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares and many other mammals inhabit year round.

General Notes

For a version of this program for both men and women, see "Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park" (#4819).
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Jan Rastall
As a Master Naturalist and certified Wilderness First Responder, Jan Rastall has worked, played and raised a family in Fort Collins, Colorado. For 25 years, she worked for Colorado State University as an Outward Bound instructor and expedition co-leader for the university’s outdoor program. Jan has logged over 14,000 miles walking, hiking and trekking in over 20 countries including New Zealand, Nepal and Argentina. She has climbed over 35 of Colorado’s 14,000+ft. mountains, and her high altitude peaks include Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa and the Cerro Aconcagua in Argentina. Jan has cycled internationally in Italy, France, Greece, Ireland, and Costa Rica. She is also an avid trail-runner, a three-time Pikes Peak Ascent Masters Champion and has completed several ultra-marathons. Jan has over 20 years of experience working with adults in lifelong learning programs, and enjoys sharing her passion for outdoor ecology and conservation with others.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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