Rockies Family Adventure

At-A-Glance

Trip Dates:

August 7, 2014 through August 11, 2014

NPCA Member Price From

$1868 per person double occupancy; $650 single supplement.

Deposit

$250 per person

Related Parks

Colorado National Monument

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Contact ParkScapes at 800.628.7275 or travel@npca.org

August 7-11, 2014

The Rocky Mountains are as accessible as they are awe-inspiring, so we invite you to experience them with NPCA on this summer weekend adventure. Our special family tour takes your family deep into the heart of the Rockies with three fuller-than-full days in stunning Rocky Mountain National Park for hiking, as well as horseback riding and water activities at Grand Lake.

Rocky Mountain National Park is filled with lowland meadows, subalpine lakes, and alpine tundra. We’ll see them all as we traverse the famous Trail-Ridge-Road. With hundreds of miles of trails to choose from, this park is ideal for both easy day hikes and the backcountry adventures. We stick to the trails most with easy access and known for impressive wildlife sightings—like moose, elk, and more.

This NPCA Family Adventure is sure to be a vacation filled with magic moments you’ll all remember forever!

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Tour Highlights

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park was established in September of 1915 and preserves over 400 square miles of mountainous land on both the eastern and western sides of the Continental Divide.

Travel For All Ages

Travel creates lifetime memories for families. It’s also a wonderful way for all the generations to connect and share good times: grandparents, parents, and children.

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Tour Details

Arrive/Depart

Denver, Colorado

Length of Tour

5 days/4 nights

Pace

Moderately active, offering a choice of activities each day to suit different activity levels and interests. Be prepared for a variety of hikes and walks on uneven trails.

Price Includes

All accommodations, meals as noted (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner), ground transportation, entrance fees, professional guide services, park and other entrance fees, and miscellaneous program expenses.

Price Does Not Include

Round trip airfare to and from destination, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, all gratuities, extra equipment rental, alcoholic beverages, or personal expenses.

Payments/Cancellations

Space is confirmed by calling the NPCA at 800.628.7275. A $250 per person deposit is due at registration. Final payment will be invoiced separately and is due 60 days prior to departure. Cancellation notice must be submitted
in writing and is effective upon date of receipt. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to departure: $250 per person becomes Lifetime Deposit and can be used toward a future trip with this trip’s tour operator, G Adventures. Cancellations 60-31 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost is forfeited; 30 days or fewer prior to departure result in the loss of 100% of your total cost.

Travel Insurance

To protect yourself from the loss of deposit and cancellation fees, you are encouraged to purchase travel insurance. If you need assistance, NPCA recommends contacting Travel Insurance Services.

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Daily Itinerary

August 7: Arrival in Denver, Colorado

Arrive in Denver at any time, and transfer to your hotel. Once you arrive into your hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore. Overnight at Magnolia Hotel

August 8: Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park

Start the day with a short orientation tour of Denver, getting to know the capital of Colorado. Transfer to Rocky Mountain National Park and visit the Bear Lake area for an easy day hike. Overnight in Estes Park. Overnight at Comfort Inn (B, L)

August 9: Rocky Mountain National Park/Grand Lake

Continuing through Rocky Mountain National Park, we follow Trail Ridge Road. One of the designated National Scenic Byways in the United States, it is the best way to take in the views across the park. The road is impassable in winter because of the depth of the snow that falls up in the mountains. Along the way we stop for hikes and photo opportunities, so you can see the Rockies stretching out in front of you. Transfer to Grand Lake for the night. Overnight at Gateway Inn (B, L)

August 10: Grand Lake

Enjoy all of the optional water activities available at Grand Lake. Included 2 hour horseback ride around the lake. You could try boating on the lake, or maybe a spot of fishing. The more adventurous might want to try waterskiing for the day. Overnight at Gateway Inn (B)

August 11: Departures from Denver, Colorado

Transfer back to Denver, where tour ends on arrival. (B)

NOTE: Tour activities may change due to weather and accommodation properties may change subject to availability.

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Pricing Details

NPCA Member Price From

$1868 per person double occupancy; $650 single supplement.

Deposit

$250 per person

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Travel Partner

G Adventures

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Booking Info

To contact NPCA's ParkScapes program for questions or reservations please call 800-628-7275 or email travel@npca.org. You may also book directly online.

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