Matt Swift
Matt S


Hiking · Nederland, CO, United States
  • 10 hours
  • 1 - 8 people
  • Moderate
$25Per Person
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this will be an all day hike that will start early at the Hesse trail head, west of Nederland. we will go north to connect with the Arapahoe Glacier trail and make our way down to rainbow lakes. depending on the group size, having transportation at rainbow lakes to get us back to the Hesse trail head will be a changing variable. bring food and water, there are rivers along the way so a smaller bottle and a water filter will be sufficient. i will bring an item of food for lunch but pack all the food you would want for the day. rain gear and basic hiking gear like, first aid, sun protection, and footwear will be left to the individual.
Depending on when the snow melts this will be an option every Wednesday in the month of June.
I was born and raised in Boulder County and currently live near the area; it is basically my backyard. I have hiked all over the Indian Peaks Wilderness, it's been my stomping grounds for years. I know some wild edible plants and edible mushrooms as well that I can point out on the way. I have also practiced Native American based survival skills for ten years after studying in New York state at a Tom Brown influenced survival skill school.
Depending on the number of people in the group and the cars at hand, we will have to plan how to leave some cars at the end site of our trip in Rainbow Lakes and get all of us to the start trail head. This will just take some communicating before and will be different each trip.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Happy Trails, 98 highway 119 south, Nederland Colorado 80466
  • Day 1
    we will meet early around 7 A.M. at Happy Trails coffee shop in Nederland. transportation will get sorted out for our arrival at rainbow lakes, then we will all go to the Hesse trail head 15 minutes west of Nederland. our hike will lead us north, then, either a lake site or a spot in the woods will provide a lunch/rest spot for some recharging. then we will continue to the Arapahoe Glacier trail to make our way down to rainbow lakes where we will get into the vehicles we have left there and drive back to our cars at the Hesse trail head to conclude our trip.
  • A taste of Indian Peaks
  • A taste of Indian Peaks
  • A taste of Indian Peaks
  • A taste of Indian Peaks


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