1. Bag Longs This Year!

    You can see it at sunrise for miles, standing next to irrigated fields of beans and sugar beets on the eastern plains. When the sun strikes the eastern horizon, its rays fall upon a diamond shaped wall scratched into the east facing buttress of the gorgeous Longs Peak. Somewhere up on the mountain, …Read More

  2. Real Wilderness

    The big buzz around reality TV these days is survival and emergency preparedness. At any given time it is possible to flip on the TV and catch a show with survival as the premise. Some of them are bearded, some have long hair, they are wise beyond reason about the outdoors and seem to know everythin…Read More

  3. Training For Longs Peak

    One of the biggest bucket list items in most Coloradans minds is the northern peak that is visible way out onto the plains, Longs Peak. The most imposing mountain on the Northern Front Range is renowned, not only for its difficulty, but the massive reward of standing atop a western icon. Located in …Read More

  4. Experience the Rockies in the Springtime

    It is officially springtime in the Rockies. That my friend, is one of the most magical times of the year. On any given day, you could be hiking a meadow with a fresh coating of emerging wildflowers and a mile later, need to strap on your snowshoes. The air seems cleaner and the streams run so cold t…Read More

  5. Resolve To Get Out More

    Are you one of the people that makes a New Year's resolution every year? If you are, good luck for the next two months; after that, the statute of limitations on following your resolutions is expired. Of course, that is strictly for people that are pledging to lose weight, eat better and start knitt…Read More

  6. SnowShoeing the Winter Wonderland

    Well up here in Estes Park the weather is just right for a day in the mountains, then again at Kirks Mountain Adventures, we think that every day is a good day in the mountains. We are Estes Park’s finest outdoor adventure provider. When you live and work in an area that is this amazing, it is har…Read More

  7. Three Things to Consider Before Hiking Longs Peak

    Hiking Longs Peak is a fantastic way to start the summer off right, and Kirk’s Mountain Adventure has guided hiking trips so you won’t feel like you’re going it alone on one of the toughest hikes in Colorado. If you’ve thought about booking a guided trip up Longs Peak, or are considering mak…Read More

  8. Pet-Friendly Hikes in Estes Park

    There’s no doubt about it--Colorado is a pet-friendly paradise. Our guided hiking trips let you experience the full beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park with an experienced local guide. However, the Rocky Mountain National Park only allows pets in certain areas of the park, making it difficu…Read More

  9. Spring Hiking Tips, Part Two

    In our previous blog, we began to go over some tips for hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park during the spring. Here, we will continue to go over the best tips for making the most out of your guided hiking trip with Kirk’s Mountain Adventures this spring: Choose the right shoes One of the most e…Read More

  10. Spring Hiking Tips, Part One

    Spring is on its way! At Rocky Mountain National Park, spring tends to come late; the park can get snow at any time of year due to the elevation! However, there are beautiful signs of spring that start to emerge around mid-March, such as the first of the mountain bluebirds, and the aspen buds. Now i…Read More