Self-Guided Day Trips

Estes Park, Colorado.

We stepped into doing Day Trips almost by accident in 2020 due to COVID19.  As lodging was limited, we booked a couple of trips this way with the client booking their own lodging and Footpaths planning the days.  It was fantastic and opened up a whole new category for us!  This is a great option for returning clients who want to change up the hiking or for anyone just preferring to stay in one place.  Choose as many days as you like and they don’t have to be consecutive.  Give us your ability level.  We’ll do the planning and your trip manager will do the executing.  Same superb organization, same service and as always the best hiking.
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Easy to moderate trips
Easy/Easy Moderate
Aspen Glen to Old Dunraven 
Easy moderate | 7 miles | Most of the year
This is a great beginning day.  Route is lovely traversing three meadows with views in all directions.  Good hiking but no sustained up.  We can cut the mileage down if needed.
Sprague Lake Loop
Easy moderate | 6.7 miles | Spring, summer and fall
Loop hike to Sprague Lake.  Especially nice in the fall.
Day trips pricing


  • 1-2 people: $210
  • Each extra person: $10 pp
  • Lunch: $10/pp (optional)


  • Route card and marked map
  • Trip manager
  • Morning and afternoon shuttle (or whatever is needed)
  • Trekking poles for trip days


  • Park Pass
Odessa Loop- This is a winner!! 
Moderate | 8.2 miles | Summer and early fall 
You can do it either direction depending on whether you want more uphill or more downhill.  Visit Bear Lake, Lake Helene, Odessa Lake, Fern Lake, Fern Falls and The Pool.  
Cub Lake Loop
Moderate | 8 miles | Summer and fall.
Lots of diversity on this 8 mile loop with a visit to The Pool and Cub Lake.  Finish with quiet walking in Moraine Park.   
Deer Mt Circular
Moderate | 7.5 miles | Late spring, summer, fall
Doubt you’ll see anyone on this seldom used, but beautiful hike around Deer Mt with a descent into the meadows of High Drive.
Wild Basin to Allenspark
Moderate | 8.2 miles | Late spring, summer, fall
One of our most loved WTW days.  Lots of water and a seldom seen ridge hike with views galore into Wild Basin.  End in Allenspark. Go have a beer at Rock Creek Tavern.  We’ll drive you home