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Guided Hikes in Colorado

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Colorado Adventure Guides offers guided hiking tours in Summit County, CO. Colorado is one of the top hiking destinations in the world. Hiking is a fun activity that everyone enjoys and requires no special skills. With dozens of great Summit County trails to choose from, where do you start? Colorado Adventure Guides’ guided tours eliminate the guesswork and save time.

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Hiking Tours in Colorado
Experience Colorado's World Class Hiking

Let us show you the way to the perfect Colorado hiking trail that fits your ability and adventure requirements. We offer half day and full day hiking options for all experience and fitness levels. Our professional guides share knowledge of mountain history and geography across an impressive portfolio of trails. Explore mountain vistas, aspen groves, timberline lakes, evergreen forests, wildflower-blanketed meadows, and waterfalls.

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Guided Wildflower Hikes
Experience Wildflower Season in Colorado

Depending on timing, all of our hikes will feature Colorado wildflowers. However, some hikes are better than others for the flower lover. If you want to focus your adventure on meadows of Colorado Columbine, Scarlett Paintbrushes, Alpine Sunflowers, Elephant Flowers and Bellflowers, and more, then we know a few little special stashes. Bring your camera and your wildflower identifier and you’ll be sure to fill a memory card with colorful photos and memories! No matter your experience or fitness level, there is something for you!

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Boreas Pass
Wildflower Hikes - Boreas Pass

Wildflower Hikes – Boreas Pass

Difficulty:  Easy (Level 1-3)

Duration: Half Day

Boreas Pass is our most accessible hike in the Breckenridge area.  For folks looking for a great view of the Blue River Valley and the Ten-Mile Range, this hike can be modified to any length of walk and is a great hike for photography.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates

*Note: All prices are for semi-private adventures.  On a semi-private tour, Colorado Adventure Guides may fill the group to meet maximum guest to guide ratio.  Call for Private tour pricing.

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Mayflower Gulch
Wildflower Hikes - Mayflower-Gulch

Wildflower Hikes – Mayflower-Gulch

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: Half Day

Explore the impressive west side of the Ten-Mile Range and the Boston Ghost Camp (early 1900’s) on a gentle hike in the shadow of the towering, craggy, Pacific Peak.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates

*Note: All prices are for semi-private adventures.  On a semi-private tour, Colorado Adventure Guides may fill the group to meet maximum guest to guide ratio.  Call for Private tour pricing.

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Spruce Creek
Wildflower Hikes - Spruce-Creek

Wildflower Hikes – Spruce-Creek

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: Half Day

This popular hiking trail follows Spruce Creek to a small mountain pond and is accessible to hikers of all ages and ability levels.  The hike can be extended and/or looped to fit the desires of the group.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates

*Note: All prices are for semi-private adventures.  On a semi-private tour, Colorado Adventure Guides may fill the group to meet maximum guest to guide ratio.  Call for Private tour pricing.

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Upper Straight Creek
Wildflower Hikes - Upper Straight Creek

Wildflower Hikes – Upper Straight Creek

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: Half Day

Also known as “Flower Valley”, this hike begins at 12,400 feet and climbs about 1,200 feet to the Continental Divide.  The lush valley provides relatively easy access to the alpine tundra which is overflowing with wildflowers during the main summer months.  While the full hike to the Divide is 4 miles roundtrip, the hike can be modified to suit all types of hikers and wildflower enthusiasts.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates

*Note: All prices are for semi-private adventures.  On a semi-private tour, Colorado Adventure Guides may fill the group to meet maximum guest to guide ratio.  Call for Private tour pricing.

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Alpine Lakes Guided Hikes
Enjoy the amazing trails of Summit County

Summit County and the surrounding areas is home to some of the most beautiful high alpine lake hikes in Colorado. We offer a variety of high alpine lakes hikes that range from short family friendly routes to more aggressive steeper climbs. Join one of our friendly guides to experience a Rocky Mountain high alpine lake.

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Chihuahua Lake
Alpine Lake Hikes - Chihuahua Lake

Alpine Lake Hikes – Chihuahua Lake

Difficulty:   Moderate (Level 2/3)

Duration: Half Day

Distance: 6.5 mile round trip

Chihuahua Lake is one of the best day hike options for those visiting the Dillon, Keystone area. This moderate alpine lake hike climbs rapidly out of the Peru Creek valley, and quickly gains a high basin covered in beaver ponds. Chihuahua Lake is situated at 12,200 feet at the base of Grizzly Peak and in the shadow of Grays and Torreys Peaks. The 6.5 mile round trip, 1,740 foot hike is great for those have already visited the more popular alpine lakes, or who desire an experience away from the summer crowds.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $330
  • 2 people – $200
  • 3 people – $175
  • 4-6 people – $150
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates

*All rates are for private guided tours

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Mohawk Lakes
Alpine Lake Hikes - Mohawk Lake

Alpine Lake Hikes – Mohawk Lake

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: Half Day

Distance: 6 Miles

This 6 mile round-trip hike will take you to one of the most popular alpine lakes in the area. The moderate hike gains 1,700 feet of elevation, passing by old mining structures, waterfalls, and is great for mid-summer wildflower viewing. 6.5 miles r/t. 1,700 feet.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates
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Crystal Lakes
Alpine Lake Hikes - Crystal Lake

Alpine Lake Hikes – Crystal Lake

Distance: Lower Lake – 4 mile r/t | Upper Lake – 8 mile r/t

Rating: Easy

Beginning on an 1880’s wagon road, this hike climbs abruptly to treeline through a spruce forest, passing by Francie’s cabin (Summit Huts), and into a vast alpine meadow.  The Lower Crystal lake is situated at the head of the valley, surrounded by towering, craggy peaks.  Reaching the upper lake adds a higher level of difficulty as the narrow trail cuts into the south slope of Peak 10, traversing to reach an upper basin at 12,900 feet, where the upper lake is situated.  Lower Lake – 4 mile r/t  1,000 feet.   Upper Lake – 8 mile r/t  2,500 feet.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates
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Rainbow Lake
Alpine Lake Hikes - Rainbow Lakes

Alpine Lake Hikes – Rainbow Lakes

Distance: 2 Mile r/t

Duration: Half Day

Rating: Easy

A short, enjoyable, 2 mile roundtrip, jaunt from the town of Frisco to Rainbow Lake.  Great for kids, families, and for viewing Fall foliage.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates
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Iconic Colorado Hikes
Enjoy an Iconic Colorado Hike

Experience a walk in the woods on one of Summit County’s iconic trails. Our 3 trail options provide great views and different experiences for hikers of all levels. Whether you opt for the Colorado Trail experience or the stunning vistas of the Wheeler National Recreation Trail, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

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Colorado Trail
Wildflower Hikes - Boreas Pass

Wildflower Hikes – Boreas Pass

Difficulty:  Easy – Difficult (Level 2 to Level 4)

Duration: Half Day (4-5 hours) / Full Day (6-8 hours)

Each year, only about 150 people complete the nearly 500 mile trek between Durango and Denver on the Colorado Trail.  The CT provides a moderate challenge with spectacular views.  You can experience a portion of this iconic hike from your base camp in Summit County and encounter “through-hikers” in their natural environment.   Half and Full Day options available for all abilities.

Rates:

  • 1 person – $330
  • 2 people – $200
  • 3 people – $175
  • 4-6 people – $150
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates
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Wheeler Trail
Iconic Hikes - Wheeler Trail

Iconic Hikes – Wheeler Trail

Difficulty: More Difficult – Level 4

Duration: Full day – 6-7 hours

The Wheeler Trail begins in the Town of Blue River to the south of Breckenridge and traverses the Ten Mile Range at Wheeler Pass (12,408ft) between Peak 8 and 9 and descending to Copper Junction.  This 9 mile trail can be done as an out-and-back, a shuttled point-to-point, or a multi-trail link-up.  The trail passes through spruce forests and climbs into the alpine tundra for wildflower viewing and amazing views of Breckenridge, the Gore Range, the Front Range, Copper Mountain, and beyond.  It can also be linked with other area trails to connect mountain lakes with mountain passes depending on your fitness level and desires.  Choose your own adventure!

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates
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Peaks Trail

Difficulty:  All abilities – Level 1-3

Duration: Half Day (4-5 hours) / Full Day (6-8 hours)

The Peaks Trail connects Breckenridge and Frisco over about 8 miles of meandering singletrack.  The Peaks Trail tracks north-south climbing from Frisco to Breckenridge at the foot of the Ten Mile Range beneath the towering crags of Peaks 1 through 4 and the more gentle summits of Peaks 5 through 7.  The hike provides stunning views to the east, passes trickling mountain streams, and a peaceful mountain lake. It can be done as a 15.5 mile out-and-back, shuttled point-to-point, or as part of a multi-trail link-up, depending on your desires and fitness level.  Options available for all abilities and can be modified for a family outing with children (call for information).

Rates:

  • 1 person – $265 HD | $330 FD
  • 2 people – $160 HD | $200 FD
  • 3 people – $135 HD | $175 FD
  • 4-6 people – $110 HD | $150 FD
  • More than 6 – Call for Rates
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General Info

Prerequisites

Unless otherwise noted there is no experience necessary. From novice to advanced, we have hikes for kids, families, and climbers of all experience levels.

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below to visit their website.

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Price Includes

Local qualified and professional Guides

A 6:1 maximum guide to guest ratio.

Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations with more than 48 Hours prior notice to a trip start time. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored with 48 hours prior notice to trip start date. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling. This allows us the time to contact those who have been put on the wait-list.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.

COVID-19 Policies

We are cognizant that COVID-19 remains problematic, and we are instituting safety policies for our students/clients, guides, and staff. We will continue to follow all Local, State, and CDC health guidelines throughout the season and as such our COVID policy is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information for your trip or course.

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this course?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. Your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to join a group outing?

All of our guided hiking trips are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule.

When and how do I meet up with the guide?

For field based trips clients will be encouraged to utilize our CAG Company vans or to carpool to help alleviate trailhead overcrowding. Your instructor/guide will contact you with more details at least 48 hours prior to the date of your trip that will include meeting time and location.

Should I tip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

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