Half Day Private Tour for up to 3 people - Morning or Afternoon
We will spend 4 hours in and around Estes Park, looking for elk, landmarks and local shopping. This can be a morning or afternoon tour, keeping in mind the seasons and availability of daylight.
Stop spots can include, but are not limited to:
Stanley Hotel - Stephen King wrote the book 'The Shining' while staying here!
Shopping in Estes Park
Driving around to see the sights - area canyons are beautiful drives
Viewing "Chapel on a Rock" - Camp Saint Malo Catholic Retreat
This will be a walking only tour, no hiking though, dressing in layers is recommended. Bring a water bottle also, even in the winter months. Cameras are encouraged and if you have them, a wide angle lens and a tripod! If not, you will still be able to get some great shots!
Shops in Estes Park include some unique shops that create blown glass, clothing, souvenir items, local artisan jewelry and other distinct artwork. As well as, the renowned Stanley Hotel!
Morning tours would start by meeting in Estes Park. From there I will handle the transportation and we can begin either with the shopping or with the driving through some area canyons and seeing "Chapel on a Rock" - Camp Saint Malo Catholic Retreat, where Pope John Paul II stayed while visiting Colorado. We will also visit the Stanley Hotel and hear about the amazing history, both real and fictional! We will end back in Estes Park, never straying far from there.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet Estes Park, Colorado. Or, travelers can request pick up in Denver for an additional fee.
End location: You will be taken back to the same place where you were picked up.
Duration: 4 hours
Unexpected weather can develop in the mountains causing us to leave Rocky Mountain National Park though time can still be spent in Estes Park.
Transportation provided, walking will be needed. In the summer, high tourist season, this tour is not recommended on the weekends but can be accommodated. However, this may curtail extended plans for the visit due to traffic/parking issues.
Unopened bottled drinks in the vehicle, guiding, area history, transportation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - We may stop for lunch in Estes Park after the morning tour or before the afternoon tour if you wish. This would NOT be included as part of the tour time, the only extra charge is your meal which you will pay for yourself.
Any shopping and meals are separate charges. Unopened bottled drinks in a cooler will be provided in the vehicle or your are welcome to bring your own water bottle as well.
More than 3 people in your group? Please inquire!
Certain tours are seasonal only due to closed mountain roads.
Pets may not be welcome as they are not allowed on trails inside many park areas.
I can accommodate up to 3 adults comfortably in my vehicle. Larger parties, please inquire.