Our self-guided llama camping trips in Rocky Mountain National Park offer a great escape from the daily hustle and bustle of city life. For many adventurers, it can seem like a challenge, coming up with things to do that don’t involve staring at a television screen for hours on end. Here are a few ideas to keep you entertained on the trail without breaking out your electronics.


  • duane_troutRead a book! Rather than watching a questionable film adaptation, curl up in front of the campfire and read the original story.

  • Play card games. Who doesn’t love a game of Go Fish? Often, adults forget what it’s like to pause and take a breath to enjoy the simple things in life. Camping offers the perfect chance to embrace your inner child. Play the games you used to enjoy and learn a few others from friends in your group!

  • Spruce up the campsite. If the firepit is old or has an inadequate border, build a better one. This will make your camping experience nicer and will benefit anyone else using the site at a later date.

  • Listen to nature. At night, the trails fill with different sounds of nearby wildlife. Many times, the noises you hear at night are completely different than the ones you hear during the day. Become accustomed to them and enjoy the baying of the coyotes.

  • Study the stars. You’ll have a beautiful view of the night sky in the backcountry where light pollution is not a concern. Turn off your flashlights and take a look at many familiar constellations that you’ll be able to see clearly.

  • Go fishing. Our campsites are located along the Big Thompson River where you can catch a number of trout species. Our guides can tell you where the best fishing holes are. (Be sure to buy a fishing license if you intend to fish.)


At Kirk’s Mountain Adventures, we want to help you experience the best that nature has to offer. Reserve a spot on one of our guided backpacking trips in Estes Park, or take a llama into the Big Thompson wilderness and camp in the backcountry.