For $25, today's deal gets you a guided hike in Rocky Mountain National Park (a $50 value) from Rocky Mountain Nature Association in Estes Park. Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, June 24
- Friday, July 8
- Friday, July 22
- Friday, August 19
- Friday, August 26
As Rocky Mountain National Park's nonprofit accomplice, the RMNA supports the park with educational excursions such as the seven-hour Hike with a Naturalist: Mills Lake tour. Expand your appreciation for the subalpine ecosystem by hiking through the twisting paths and scenic canyons of the Mills Lake trail, trudging through aspen groves and evergreen trees, and enjoying up-close views of the area's animal and plants. After the forest gets bored of looking at people, climbers will amble past the rushing waters of one of the park's most popular waterfalls and visit numerous glacial moraines, valleys, and cirques.
While no technical climbing skills are required, the trip is classified as a moderate hike and covers approximately five miles with an elevation gain of 700 feet. On the day of your mountainous expedition, a knowledgeable and trustworthy guide will meet you at Glacier Gorge Trailhead inside the park. The hiking trip includes a complimentary park-entrance waiver good for 24 hours of access, and hikers are encouraged to bring water, food, raingear, sunscreen, and tupperware containers full of emergency foie gras.
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