Rocky Mountain Journeys

Sunrise Tours


  • If you enjoy scenic mountain views, breathtaking night skies, and amazing wildlife, Rocky Mountain National Park has over 350 miles of hiking trails, ranging from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain climbs.
  • During the summer season, we have the ability to drive over Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved road in the country.
  • This tour will include easy to moderate hiking. We’ll show you our favorite sunrise views based on how active you want to be.
  • You will have approximately 2 hours on location.
  • You will receive 4-6 digitally processed photos as a memento of your tour. Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for digital delivery.
  • You will also have the option to order professionally processed prints, up to 24 x 26, at a discounted rate for taking the tour.

Tour Details

Tour Price

Tour: $169 per person. children 12 and under $75

Tour Length

Our tours last approximately 3 hours, with 2 hours on location.

Tour Departure

The tours depart from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. From there you follow us in your vehicle to the trailhead. You will need a pass to get into Rocky Mountain National Park, but you will not need a reservation as part of our tour. Once the tour has completed at the trailhead you are free to visit the Park on your own. During the summer while the  reservation system is in effect, you will not be able to re-enter an area that requires a reservation once you have left. 

FOR EXAMPLE: If we do a wildlife tour along the Bear Lake Corridor and you exit past the kiosk, you can not re-enter if you do not have a timed entry reservation.

Weather Conditions

Our trips span throughout Rocky Mountain National Park with several microclimates and various altitudes. It’s important to be prepared:

  • Altitude sickness
  • Freezing temps/snow any time of year
  • High winds
  • Thunderstorms & Flash Floods

Be sure to check the weather prior to coming on the tour so you can dress and prepare accordingly.

What to Wear

Depending on the season, here is what you should wear:

      • Bring a jacket any time of year
      • Long pants
      • Gloves
      • If rain is anticipated, pack a rain jacket
      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Bug repellent is optional, but may come in handy
      • We also recommend wearing sturdy footwear


Food / Water

Food is not provided during our tours. All participants should bring their own food and water to sustain them throughout the tour. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed as per National Park policy. As a side note, Rocky Mountain National Park is Federal property and not technically part of Colorado. Marijuana use is illegal in all National Parks.

Note on altitude sickness: It is crucial to stay well-hydrated as everyone’s body reacts differently to low oxygen at high altitude. We encourage everyone to drink lots of water as your body adjusts to the Colorado climate.


Beaver Meadows Visitors Center has restrooms. The National Park has vault restrooms at the beginning of Bear Lake Trailhead.

Group Size

Minimum of 2 people to go on the tour. Maximum of 10 people per group.

Camera Gear

Our tours guides are experts in photography, however it is important to note that we may not be familiar with every specific camara model. To fully benefit from the tour, we suggest using a digital SLR camera or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, a camera that has the ability to control ISO, aperture and shutter speed independently, and to be able to access those features on your camera. Wide-angle lenses are particularly beneficial for landscape photography.  Tripods are essential, especially during low-light situations like sunset shoots. Additionally, remember to bring extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies.