Every trail in Rocky Mountain National Park has a story. Sometimes the tale is historic, other times geological. Each plant is unique, animals have unseeable adaptations. For most, these tales are only skimmed. By taking a guided hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, a whole new world of information is revealed. Whether you are an experienced hiker, or just beginning to explore, heading out with a naturalist guide is a great way to experience Rocky's hidden stories.
Each Friday through September 16, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute is guiding a four-park naturalist-led hiking series, 'Hike with a Naturalist', in Rocky Mountain National Park. September 2nd, participants will pass enchanting waterfalls and bubbling cascade while ascending to Lone Pine Lake (9,902 feet). This hike will begin at East Inlet Trailhead outside Rocky's neighboring community, Grand Lake.
'Hike with a Naturalist' will return to the east side on September 9 to explore from Bear Lake to Fern Lake, passing Lake Helene, Odessa Lake, and Fern Lake along the way.
The final hike of this four-part series is on September 16. This concluding journey occurs in Wild Basin, and leads the group to breath-taking Pear Lake (10,528 feet) in the southern portion of the park.
Every hike in this series will be led by an experienced naturalist.
For more information or to register for this program, please call the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute at (970)586-3262 or visit us online at www.rmconservancy.org.