Winter Full Moon Hikes
For an unforgettable winter experience, join Rocky Mountain National Park rangers for a Full Moon Walk on the night of the full moon in winter months. This winter, these walks start on Oct 24, 2018. The next full moons are on Nov. 21, 2018, Dec. 22, 2018, Jan. 19, 2019, Feb. 19, 2019, and Mar. 20, 2019.
You'll go out with a ranger in a small group (maximum 6 people per reservation) for about one and a half hours, leaving Beaver Meadows around 5 pm. Depending on weather conditions and snow depths, it may be a hike, or it may be on snowshoes. You'll bring a flashlight, poles, and snowshoes just to be ready.
If you're staying in a local lodge, ask if they provide snowshoes to check out - many do. Also Estes Park Mountain Shop on Hwy 34 at the entrance to Estes Park, and The Warming House on Hwy 66 on the way to Beaver Meadows have snowshoes and poles for rent.
When you reserve your lodging, look for a property with an outdoor hot tub -- it will feel so good and relaxing to come home to a hot soak!
Reservations open 1 week in advance of the full moon date, and are limited to 6 people per reservation. At the time of reserving a spot, you'll be given instructions. Call 970-586-1223 between 9am - 4pm to reserve a spot.