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Journey to Grand Lake Scenic Ecology Tour

  • 500 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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Rocky Mountain National Park contains breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and opportunities to connect with the past along Trail Ridge Road, the awe-inspiring byway across the Continental Divide. Participants on this expanded tour will receive a unique overview of the park’s history, flora, fauna, and geology while viewing the landscapes from the comfort of our 14-passenger minibus as we travel from Estes Park to Grand Lake. Stops include Rainbow Curve, the Alpine Visitor Center, Milner Pass/Continental Divide, Holzwarth Historic Site, and the Historic Town of Grand Lake.

This tour is approximately 6 hours in length and includes time for participants to eat lunch in Grand Lake. Bring a picnic lunch or choose from a range of cafes and restaurants in Grand Lake. All necessary park entry fees and permits are included in your ticket purchase.

When: Sunday, June 11, July 9, and August 13, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Approximate return time is 3:00 p.m. Our return may be delayed due to traffic conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding communities.

Where: Meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Ave in downtown Estes Park.

Questions? Call Rocky Mountain Conservancy at 970-586-3262 or email us at