This has always been a special weekend enjoyed over the years by trail enthusiast worldwide. 2018 promises to be better than any prior experience.
Upon your arrival on Thursday afternoon, we will enjoy our first shakeout run across Lumpy Ridge. This rolling terrain will give you your first view of the magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park and the incredible sites you’ll experience all weekend. Be prepared to see countless number of Elk along this run grazing in the fields immediately to the left of the trail. Post run will include a trip over to our favorite food location Ed’s Cantina, with a great selection of fresh Mexican Cuisine and the best Margaritas North of the Border.
Friday we head out early for a run up to Lawn Lake and back. Lawn Lake sits just above 11,000 feet. Along the trail, you will see the great ravine caused by the flood of 1984. It’s a challenging out and back totaling 12 miles, but the well-maintained trail and gradual ascent make it doable for every level of runner or hiker.
After lunch back at the house or a stroll through town, it’s always fun to do a nice relaxing hike up to Gem Lake where the views of Estes Park are breathtaking and unforgettable.
Saturday is the Big Kahuna Day. We will get a very early start. The run begins at Bear Lake, elevation 9400 feet. After a group photo session, we will start what will truly be the most remarkable run/hike of your life. It is a challenging 4-mile run/hike up to Flat Top elevation 12,800 feet. Depending on the Spring snows this may even include crossing a snowfield at 12,000 feet. Once on top of Flat Top, you have a 360-degree view of the what seems like the entire planet. From Flat Top, we will run across the Continental Divide before starting the amazing descent into Grand Lake. The total mileage for the day is near 18. However, we provide a no runner or hiker is left behind environment. There will be guides and support for all levels. When we hit Grand Lake the group will gather for lunch and laughs, filled with stories of all the magnificence we just experienced.
Our chase vehicles will get us back to Estes and the house where we can shower share some more stories before heading over to our good friend Nick’s Lumpy Ridge Brewery, where you can enjoy some of the best craft beer Colorado has to offer.
The weekend will end with a nice relaxing shakeout/recovery run/hike in Moraine Park where you will have a final chance to see 100’s of Elk in their natural environment.
So join us for this amazing weekend experiencing the best of the Rockies making new friends and creating great memories.
Cost is $425.00 and includes all lodging and welcome party. For questions or to reserve your spot contact firstname.lastname@example.org