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A Luxurious Feast Atop Gregory Canyon

Boulder, United States

Experience hosted by Robin

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

**Please note my contact info should Airbnb cancel and you still want to go. I'm happy to take you privately but you'll need to reach out to me. Ph: 303-564-4363

Enjoy a hard-earned chef-prepared feast at the top of a hidden Colorado Canyon.

Gregory Canyon is a gem. This spectacular hike is a strenuous workout limited to the physically fit. It's every bit as beautiful as the other better-known area hikes but because its trailhead is tucked away, it is a private oasis, even on a crazy summer or fall weekend day.

We'll meet at the Chautauqua Ranger's Station where I'll guide you further up the canyon to the trailhead.

Immediately, we'll begin our journey with a steep ascent, traversing a small creek, climbing a series of large rock boulders forming a natural rock staircase straight up the canyon.

After roughly a half mile climb we'll come to a ladder, bolted securely into rock to safely traverse the steepest portion of all. From this vantage point we can see back into the canyon with miles of views, and hike up a large grouping of boulders as our final climb and resting place.

Best yet, I'm a professional chef so we'll celebrate at the top with a custom prepared well-deserved feast!

PLANNED MENU:
Curried chicken salad, tart apple, lime, & roast pecans over fresh arugula
Mini chocolate pots de crème
Medjool Date and Macadamia Balls

*Vegetarian available
Other things to note
This hike is difficult and at altitude. It's a really fun challenge but can be tough, even for someone quite fit. 6.4 miles with 1490 feet altitude gain. Get ready to sweat!
**Please note my contact info should Airbnb cancel and you still want to go. I'm happy to take you privately but you'll need to reach out to me. Ph: 303-564-4363

Enjoy a hard-earned chef-prepared feast at the top of a hidden Colorado Canyon.

Gregory Canyon is a gem. This spectacular hike is a strenuous workout limited to the physically fit. It's every bit as beautiful as the other better-known area hikes but because its tr…

What's included

  • Food
    I'm a professional chef by trade. As part of your experience you'll enjoy a...
  • Equipment
    In winter conditions I'll provide fitted diamond blade microspikes. These a...

Meet your host, Robin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 102 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I grew up in the heart of Alaska with a river for a playground and a boat for transportation. I'm still happiest and most at peace in the mountains, climbing up the edge of a mountain or basking in sunshine along the edge of a river, taking in the sounds and crisp, fresh air.
To say I'm an outdoor fanatic would be an understatement. I know every trail around, inside and out, and still revel in the spectacular beauty all within a quick drive's distance.
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Where you'll be

If you come to Boulder, you'll hear about the ever-popular, Mt. Sanitas and Royal Arch trails. They are hard, fun and accessible, but also crowded. Not exactly they commune with nature I crave when getting away.

Gregory Canyon, on the other hand, is far less known and harder to find. It remains a hidden oasis, close to Boulder but tucked away. With an initial steep boulder climb, rope ladder and spectacular vistas, it honestly can't be beat

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 102 reviews.

Yisury
March 2021
Robin was so great ! It was a great hiking experience. Beautiful views and definitely a good work out !! Highly recommend it !
Vanessa
March 2021
Robin was a fantastic host! The food she made for the top of the hike was absolutely delicious. She also provided us with the perfect gear we needed to get up some slippery spots. Would definitely recommend!
Christian
February 2021
Robin was an amazing host with a great knowledge of the trail. She gave my fiancé and I an experience that we will remember for a lifetime, and was very helpful and understanding. Highly recommend this experience and hope we can give it another go someday!
Robin was an amazing host with a great knowledge of the trail. She gave my fiancé and I an experience that we will remember for a lifetime, and was very helpful and understanding.…
John
October 2020
We had a wonderful hiking trip with Robin. Everything was perfect and well thought out. The hike was beautiful and the lunch was delicious. Robin certainly helped make it a special trip. Thanks!
Hannah
October 2020
Robin was an incredible host and this was an amazing experience. Our trip was up in the air due to fires in the area but Robin did an incredible job at keeping us in informed on weather patterns/air quality and prioritizing our safety. She was so accommodating and gave us the option to reschedule our trip or even cancel it if need be. We ended up moving it to the day after we had planned and it couldn’t have been nicer. Robin was so friendly and clearly very knowledgeable about what she does. We felt very safe with her. The views are incredible and her stories are so entertaining. I highly recommend doing this!!
Robin was an incredible host and this was an amazing experience. Our trip was up in the air due to fires in the area but Robin did an incredible job at keeping us in informed on we…
Sam
October 2020
the hike can be tough at times, but Robin is a great host and very knowledgeable of the trails. the views were definitely worth it.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Dress for the weather with plenty of layers, hat and gloves if needed, water, hiking boots or shoes with good traction, and sunscreen.