What you'll do
Hike (snowshoe in winter) through history! I'll treat you and your friends to a moderate hike that features a colorful history of pioneers, famous 20th century musicians and a well preserved ghost mine! If it's winter, we'll bundle up Colorado-style and do it on snowshoes. The trailhead is less than an hour from Denver and only 30 minutes from Boulder. I estimate our time on the trail to be 2.5 hours. This hike is a good beginner level and accessible for most all people. We will reach a top elevation of 8,764 feet so oxygen will remain plentiful in this natural mountain environment. We will travel a total of 4.8 miles with a net up & down elevation gain of 365 feet. The average grade is only 3% with intermittent sections of steeper terrain. It's beautiful and we're going to have a lot of fun. This is beautiful in winter! I'll provide snowshoes and traction devices as well as hiking poles. Be sure to dress warmly! I'll send you a packing list. Stats: 4.8 miles 365 feet of up/down elevation gain Average grade 3% Max grade 11% steepness
I am native to Colorado but have also lived in Jackson Hole, WY, Las Vegas, NV, Kansas City, MO, Ocean City, NJ and Hollywood, CA. I am dedicated to experiencing all the outdoors has to offer in a safe and rewarding way as visitors but also as respectful stewards of our environment. I have worked and enjoyed the travel industry as a private flight attendant, a wholesale tour operations specialist, tour guide and group travel coordinator. I spend my free time check marking off Colorado's 14ers and Centennial 13ers and I also love canyoneering. To see more of my specialized local tours and global expeditions, please visit my company website, YETI SET GO BIG. Expect to smile, laugh and leave with new friends when you join an adventure that I have planned.
If needed, a basic hiking package can be provided. Micro-spikes, hiking poles, packs and water bottles if needed. Snowshoes…
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Where you'll be
Discover the beauty of the Rocky Mountains that is right in the backyard of the Denver/Boulder metroplex. A well maintained trail will guides us through tales of pioneers and their struggles and accomplishments. We'll see and get close to historic places that hosted world famous people and hard working miners too. The entire journey is in the clean crisp mountain air amongst mature mountain forests and a brisk babbling creek. Expect fun too.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests should have a moderate level of physical fitness. High altitude hiking feels more strenuous than at lower elevations. Expect a few hours of exercise.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Trail time will be 2.5-3 hours. Include up to one hour travel time each way. I'll send you an email with proper clothing suggestions. This trail is family friendly but does not allow dogs.
Snowshoe Through History