Looking for beautiful and educational hikes in or near Rocky Mountain National Park?
We have the guided hikes you are looking for! During the summer season, our expert Hikemasters lead hikes of varying difficulty to many different locations in the area (from strolling on the “Y” grounds, to hiking to alpine lakes, to climbing peaks). Each week’s hikes are listed in the Program Bulletin [summer months].
All hikes leave from the Sweet Memorial Building where sign-up sheets are available two days prior to the hike date. Each hike is limited to a maximum of 14 people (sometimes limited to 9) so sign up early, read or ask about requisites, bring listed hike necessities, and prepare to have fun! If you have more than five in your party, we ask you to talk with a Hikemaster before signing up to determine the best hike to fit your group.
You may request a hike in advance for your family & friends, or just yourself.
Contact Ken Teselle:
E-mail: KTeselle@ymcarockies.org, cell 610-780-5752;
or call Jeff Mabry at 970-586-3341 ext.1108.
Join us for the informative Hiker’s Huddle at 7:00pm every Sunday in Hempel Auditorium (summer only). Learn about the week’s upcoming hikes, meet other hiking quests, find out the 10 essential hiking items, and see a slide show.
For those hiking on their own, Sweet Memorial offers maps and recommendations of trails in the surrounding area. Ask about dog-friendly trails.
The fine print - “some restrictions apply”: We want all children, parents, and other guests to enjoy all we have to offer. It is recommended that children under the age of 12 only sign-up for hikes under 3 miles. The Hikemaster will have discretion for hikes over 4 miles. A parent must accompany children under the age of 16 on all program hikes.
Want to enjoy more than just hiking in Colorado? The Estes Park Center has many other fun activities for the whole family. Being located in the mountains around Rocky Mountain National Park and a stone's throw from Estes Park, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is the perfect location for your next family vacation. With rock climbing, fishing, rafting, a zip line, mountain biking and much more, you and your family can truly experience Colorado and it's great outdoors. With so many fun activities to enjoy, why not plan that next vacation right now?