Private Rocky Mountain Llama Day Hike

Estes Park, CO
5.0 (3 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Great Hike with Well Trained Llamas
  • Llamas Carry Lunch & Equipment
  • Excellent Photography
  • Spectacular Waterfalls
  • Wildlife Potential & Wildflowers
  • Mountain Views
  • Amazing Natural & Cultural History
  • Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch
  • No Dogs in National Parks, but You Can Hike a Llama!


Spend the day hiking with a friendly llama and professional naturalist guide in Rocky Mountain National Park. Llamas are social, curious animals and enjoy hiking as much as humans. Their subtle nature allows children as young as five to lead llamas on the trail. Equally fun and educational for adults as it is for kids, this is a great experience for families, groups, and couples. Hiking with a professional guide and llama companion by your side will be one of the highlights of your vacation.

Wild Basin boasts an incredible landscape of spectacular waterfalls, alpine lakes, and stunning views of the Continental Divide. The region was aptly named for its abundance of plants and wildlife. The trail gradually gains elevation as it meanders next to a rushing creek. Our guides will tailor your llama adventure based on your time frame, level of ability, and interest. With the llamas carrying lunch and day hiking equipment, you will be able to hike at ease and soak up the magic of the mountains.

Your guide will share the unique history of Ccara llamas, demonstrate how to approach them, brush them, and lead them on the trail. It is common people develop such a bond with their llama that they want to lead the same llama all day. They enjoy being spoken to in calm voices, and it is common to hear them humming along the trail. Llamas tend to hike at a slower pace, and naturally Llamas will be the focus of the day.

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5-8 Hours
$115-$525 Per Person
Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-10 Guests
Trip Length: 5-8 Hours
Distance: 5-12MI / 8-19KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This hike is adjustable to any age or fitness level. It is an out and back hike on well-maintained trails with a gradual incline. The llamas’ slow pace makes for an enjoyable hike focused on connecting with the animals, photos and scenery.

Hiking Distances:

5-12 mi

Backpack Weight:

8-12 lbs


Lightly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

300-600 ft

Heights Exposure:



  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 5-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on lightly rugged terrain
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves
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  • 1 person: $525
  • 2 people: $275 per person
  • 3 people: $245 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-7 people: $175 per person
  • 8-10 people: $115 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include guide gratuity

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • A sociable llama hiking companion (1 per person up to 6 total llamas)
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • National park entrance fee
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles

What's Not Included

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Water (2 liters capacity)
  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Food: What to Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You will meet your guide outside of Rocky Mountain National Park at the Wild Basin Entrance Station. Your guide will be parked with the llama stock trailer along Highway 84, just prior to the entrance booth. This location is a twenty minute drive from Estes Park, CO, and one hour drives from Boulder or Longmont, CO. 

Once you meet your guide, you will follow us inside the National Park where we will begin our tour.

Your guide will contact you approximately one week before the hike to coordinate the exact time and confirm meeting location.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis.

Weather in the Colorado Rockies

Being a high mountain environment, the Rocky Mountains are prone to sudden temperature and weather shifts. This is an exciting aspect of being in Colorado’s high country. On trips in June, snow is a slight possibility, and the rest of the summer rain is always a possibility on your trip. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). See below for average summer temperatures:


Month High Low
June 71° 48°
July 79° 55°
August 78° 53°
September 69° 45°
October 61° 38°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (3 reviews)
Andy L

Highly Recommend

21 days ago

A great day hike with llamas at Rocky Mountain National Park! Our guide was very knowledgeable and highly engaged with making it a great experience for us, (2 adults and a 13 and 9 year old). The hike was well matched to our ability level and we saw beautiful waterfalls up close and had a very nice lunch set out for us by our guide. I would highly recommend this trip and will be play 4 day trip for next summer.

Pauline B

AMAZING experience!

1 year ago

This was an AMAZING experience! Samantha and Marybeth were great guides!! Wildlife trekking was very accommodating with our schedule, my family had a blast with the llamas and guides, the lunch was a yummy charcutier table, and the hike was beautiful!

Cresencia B

Good Experience

1 year ago

The boys( Llamas) and our guides are great

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