Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Geology Hike
This winter geology hike in Rocky Mountain National Park takes you through granite pegmatite rock formations on the way to beautiful Gem Lake. The trail will treat you to stunning views of Colorado's high snow-capped peaks. Enjoy the winter scenery and wildlife while you learn the story of how the Rocky Mountains formed. Snowshoes and/or microspikes are provided, as well as a day pack and trekking poles.
Round-trip length: 3.5 miles
Elevation gain: 900 ft
Difficulty: Medium. Trail is rocky and steep in some sections.
Season: November - May
Gear rental, bottled water, and trail snacks are included.
Transportation from the Denver area can be provided for an extra fee. Please call our office to inquire about transportation.
Note: Participants must have boots, wool socks, and warm clothes in layers. All other necessary gear (snowshoes/microspikes, poles, and packs) is provided.
Departure time: 10:00 am
Duration: typically 4 - 5 hours
Meeting location: Lumpy Ridge Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park
(see map below)
Online booking may be made up to 24 hours in advance. For same day requests please call our office to check availability.