Rocky Mountain National Park
with Plus Size Outside
Spend five days exploring the Colorado Rockies’ alpine lakes, flowering meadows, and abundant wildlife with Fiona from Plus Size Outside!
Meet Fiona (@plussizeoutside)!
Fiona Boomer (@plussizeoutside) is a plus size outdoor enthusiast who advocates for the inclusion of all people and all body types in the outdoor industry. She grew up skiing, hiking, and fly fishing in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and now resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Fiona believes that the outdoors are for everyone and uses her social media platform to raise awareness of the challenges plus size people face in finding gear and guided trips that are designed for them.
Who You Are
An adventurous, outdoor-loving traveler who’s excited to meet new like-minded friends while exploring the Colorado Rockies!
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced hiker or camper, you’re seeking a week of adventure, genuine connection, and opportunities with fellow plus size adventurers to bond and learn together.
Mild – Moderate
August 20-24, 2024
Hiking & Sightseeing
Medically-trained naturalist guides
Park entry fees
All accommodations (camping/hotel stays)
Group camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad)
Flights to the destination
Gratuity for your guides
Rocky Mountain National Park is a traveler’s paradise, known for its towering peaks, stunning waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and alpine lakes. Enjoy the jaw-dropping beauty of this park alongside a group of like-minded adventurers, and Fiona from Plus Size Outside.
The Rocky Mountains have very extreme weather – August can be warm and sunny in the day, but cold in the evenings with highs in the 70s and lows in the high 40s. Expect brief afternoon thunderstorms almost every day.
Intensity – Mild-Moderate
Most days will include short hikes with mild elevation change. Expect to be active for about 4-6 hours a day. Hikes will be tailored to the group’s interests and abilities.
- Two nights at Gravity Haus (twin or quad rooms)
- Two nights camping at a frontcountry site in Rocky Mountain National Park
You will be flying into Denver International Airport. You’ll want to pick a flight that arrives before 9am MST on the first day. Alternatively, we can collect you from your accommodation in Denver at around 8:15am if you’ve arrived early.
At the end of your trip, your backpacking guide will drop you back at the Denver airport at 12pm for your travel home (or back at your accommodation if you’re staying to explore.)
Welcome to Colorado! Your adventure begins today. You’ll meet your fellow group and guides at the Denver International Airport. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in town before transferring to our cozy hotel in the jaw-dropping Winter Park area! We’ll get to know each other over a hearty welcome dinner and rest up before our first day of hiking and sightseeing in the park tomorrow!
Meals: L, D
After a leisurely morning, we’ll begin the scenic drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, with lots of stops at picturesque pull-offs for photo opportunities. We’ll spend the day doing short hikes, sightseeing, and wildlife watching! Learn about the indigenous people, park history, and abundant flora and fauna. In the evening, we’ll arrive at our cozy frontcountry campground for the next two nights. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a delicious camp dinner with good companym, and you’ll sleep beneath the stars surrounded by the rugged mountains.
Meals: B, L, D
We’ll have a leisurely morning watching the vibrant sunrise over the Rockies and enjoying a hearty breakfast before heading back to the trail for another day of exceptional exploring. We’ll hike along rushing rivers, sky-tall pine trees, flourishing meadows, and end at a crystal-clear glacial lake! Be rewarded with amazing views and a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we can swim, stretch and relax at camp before another camp dinner and fun evening of sharing stories and roasting s’mores around the campfire!
Meals: B, L, D
After watching another glorious sunrise, we’ll enjoy breakfast at camp before packing up our belongings. We’ll then make our way back to the town of Winter Park and the Gravity Haus hotel, stopping at the charming mountain town of Grand Lake along the way! We’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant as we reflect on our adventure and new friends.
Meals: B, L, D
Time to load up and head back to Denver! We’ll say goodbye to our new friends and depart on our afternoon flights.
- Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
- Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
- Pack cover
- Reusable water bottles
Recommended Gear and Personal Items
- Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Travel pillow
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
- Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
- Small, quick dry towel
- Required Clothing
- Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
- Rain jacket or shell
- Rain pants
- Breathable wicking base layers
- Lightweight hiking pants
- Warm clothes to sleep in
- Warm hat
- Sun hat with a brim
- Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
- Hiking boots
- Recommended Clothing
- Buff or neck scarf
- Comfortable clothes for camp
- Sandals or camp shoes