Private Tours

What to bring

Your Enthusiasm!

Ensure a comfortable and enriching journey with Lively Tours and Talks by packing smartly for your guided tour. Here’s a curated list to help you bring along everything you’ll need for an unforgettable adventure in the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park.


You Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain jacket and/or coat
  • Camera, memory cards & batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Closed-toe sturdy walking shoes or boots

We suggest

  • Daypack
  • Selfie stick

Walking sticks are not mandatory, but they do offer a level of stability on uneven surfaces such as the trails we will be walking. We recommend you dress in layers to be prepared for the sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions common at high altitude.

You are welcome to bring beverages and snacks, but please leave the alcohol, tobacco and marijuana behind.

As you explore other trails and areas of Rocky Mountain National Park on your own, Lively Tours and Talks recommends you always carry the essentials in your daypack: rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, pocket knife, food, water, map and compass, candles, first-aid kit, flashlight or headlamp, matches or other fire starter, extra clothing.

We provide

  • A fantastic tour
  • Extra water
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars to share
  • Map of Rocky Mountain National Park

My wife and I took a private tour of western RMNP last week with Dave of Lively Tours and Talks. We had heard good things about his tours, but we both agree that the experience exceeded our already high expectations! The tour was an excellent combination of historical fact and anecdotes, practical knowledge concerning trailheads and hikes, and some amazing scenery with time to enjoy it. He even pointed out some of the best fishing spots along the Colorado River in the Kawuneeche Valley! We felt like we learned as much history, both ancient and relatively recent, to fill a semester’s worth of classes. So, if you have the opportunity, book a tour with Dave. You will find it time and money well spent!”

Tom De (TA)