Self-Guided Day Trips

Estes Park, Colorado.

Our Footpaths self-guided trips are the best. You have the fun and accomplishment of doing it yourself, yet all the planning is done. As well, you’ll have a trip manager to oversee. Since in today’s lodging world, the vacation home rental is often a good choice for families and groups. So, to still give you the option of one of great self-guided hiking trips, we are offering day trips. Choose as many as you would like and they don’t have to be consecutive days.
Give us your ability level just like for our Basecamp trip.  We’ll do the planning and your trip manager will do the executing.  Same superb organization, same service and as always the best hiking.
Difficulty Level Green
Easy/Easy Moderate

Aspen Glen Point to Point, East Portal – Sprague Lake Point to Point, Deer Mountain Circular, Lake Haiyaha Loop, Cub Lake Loop

Difficulty Level - Blue
Moderate/More Difficult

Odessa Loop, Storm Pass/Estes Cone, Wild Basin Loop, Lumpty Loop

Difficulty Level - Black
More Difficult/Difficult

Chasm Lake/Boulder Brook Loop, Over the Divide Green Mt to Bear Lake, Lawn Lake to Black Canyon

Aspen Glen

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How to get there:

From DIA – Denver International Airport:

  • Arrive Estes Park by Estes Park Shuttle-
  • Arrive by car


Booking information

  • Email preferred dates and number of people
  • A deposit per person is due once the trip is booked and confirmed


  • Arrival day: We will contact you about a week prior to your trip to confirm your arrival plans.  You’ll meet your trip manager in the early evening to answer any questions and make sure you’re ready for the following hiking day.
  • Be sure to make your flight reservation to allow for enough time for your transfer back to DIA if booking the shuttle. 
We don’t want to giveaway all our hiking secrets, but below is one example from each category.  We will make use of the Cow Creek WTW day to the Stanley (blue and black) and the Deer Mt day to Alpine (blue and black) if you haven’t done the WTW trip.
Spragues Lake Loop
Cub Lake Loop- Begin with a drop-off at the Moraine Park then head for the Pool and Fern Lake.  Descend via Cub Lake and the South Lateral Moraine Trail to the Dunraven Inn
Odessa Loop- Bear Lake to Moraine Park- One of the most beautiful days of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park espeically if you love high alpine lakes.  Begins with a drop-off at Bear Lake, a hike to Lake Helene and Odessa Lake, then a long completely different exit via Cub Lake and Moraine Park.

To book a Self-Guided Day Trip please contact us at

If you have any other questions concerning the trip, you can submit your questions here



  • 1-2 people- $190
  • Each additional person $30


  • 1-2 people- $230
  • Each additional person $40


  • 1-2 people- $520
  • Each additional person $40


  • Route card and marked map
  • Trip manager
  • Morning and afternoon shuttle
  • Trekking poles for trip days