I just returned from the Asheville tour and found it amazing. Of course the food, sightseeing and comradery rocked. Kim went the extra mile to make this happen. But the most important part of the tour was visiting Animal Haven of Asheville, NC. Now when I am tempted to eat dairy or eggs I can remember the animals I met there and pass temptation by.
Hikes and Wildlife
Grand Lake Pontoon Ride
Oil Free Whole Food Plant Based Meals
Gorgeous Scenery, Alpine Lakes and Wildlife at One of the Nation’s Highest National Parks
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the country’s highest elevated parks and boasts beautiful mountain views, aspen forests, alpine lakes, and over 300 miles of hiking trails. Revel in the remarkable and serene nature of this beautiful area on a multi day vegan tour of Rocky Mountain. In July, the evenings are cool and the average high is a lovely 77 degrees, making this an excellent time of year to visit and beat the city heat. In addition to hiking in the park, there’s amazing wildlife watching and plenty of lake activities to be had. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy and learn how to cook delicious oil-free, whole-food plant based meals with our in-house chef, Mark.
Why You’ll Love This Tour!
From the aspen and pine forests to the alpine plains and lakes, the Rocky Mountain National Park has breathtaking scenery to enjoy, plenty of hiking trails to take advantage of, and awesome wildlife to witness such as bears, elk, bighorn sheep, moose and over 280 species of birds
Relax and revitalize with a four hour pontoon boat ride on Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest and deepest natural lake, which was formed thousands of years ago by glaciers and is considered a sacred body of water
Throughout our trip, there will be plenty of free time and a plethora of activities to choose from - learn how to cook oil free whole food plant based meals with Mark or join him for a guided meditation session, rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak on Grand Lake, or head to town and enjoy nightlife by the lake
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$3600 USD/per person
*A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tour cost, along with a registration form, are required in order to join the tour. Your space is not guaranteed until both of these are received.
July 9 – 15, 2023
6 nights/7 days
- 6 nights accommodations
- 6 breakfasts
- 6 lunches
- 6 dinners
- Sightseeing and activity admissions (except free time)
- Meditation sessions led by Mark (optional)
- Whole food, plant based, no oil cooking lessons from Mark (optional)
- Transportation between activities
- Transportation to and from Rocky Mountain National Park
- All logistics are taken care of for you
- Travel insurance
What to bring
Comfortable shoes and/or light hiking boots
Travel insurance is highly recommended for any unexpected emergency expenses.
About your guide
1 tour leader/guide and 2 in-house chefs
Our Rocky Mountain National Park vegan food tour, as you may guess, centers around this National Park with its beautiful views, alpine lakes and great hiking.
Day 1, we’ll start our trip with a 2.5 hour drive from the Denver airport to our two adjacent houses on Shadow Mountain Lake, where we’ll have a welcome dinner.
Day 2 and 3 of our trip will include some light hiking and wildlife watching in Rocky Mountain National Park and we’ll bring along packed lunches. We’ll have dinner back at the house and free time to just relax or do what interests you.
On Day 4, we’ll enjoy a pontoon ride on Grand Lake followed by free time and dinner back at that house. On Day 5 and 6, we have more opportunities to hike and take in the gorgeous scenery, or an option to rent paddle boards or kayaks on Grand Lake.
Day 7 is our final day and our tour ends after breakfast as we make our way to the airport. We will send each person off with a lunch to-go of leftovers.
All meals are included throughout our trip and all meals are no oil whole food plant based, prepared by Mark, our in-house chef and founder of letseatgreat.com.
We’ll be staying in two houses right near each other on Shadow Mountain Lake.
Please plan to arrive at the airport before 5pm to make it in time for the welcome dinner. We will have an airport pick up in the late afternoon and will then drive 2.5 hours to our houses near Grand Lake.
Day 1: Dinner
Most days of our trip we’ll do some light hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Depending upon the interest and skill level of our participants, we may have two “tracks”–an easy hike and a moderate or difficult hike, and don’t worry there’s plenty to see and plenty of trails (over 300 miles) to choose from!
We will bring packed lunches with us.
We will also seek out opportunities to see wildlife, including elk, antelope, moose, marmots, and bighorn sheep.
We’ll enjoy dinner at our lakeside house.
After dinner options include some board games, nightlife in Grand Lake, or just relaxing.
Day 2: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 3: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Once called Spirit Lake by the Ute Tribe, Grand Lake was formed from glaciers thousands of years ago and is Colorado’s largest and deepest lake. On Day 4 of our trip we’ll enjoy a four hour pontoon boat ride on this historically significant body of water.
Dinner will be at our lakeside lodging.
Day 4: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
On Days 5 and 6 of our trip, we’ll have the option to do more hiking, but there will be the opportunity, if you wish, to rent (at your cost) kayaks or stand up paddleboards on Grand Lake. We will keep a flexible schedule to accommodate the interests of everyone.
Day 5: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 6: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Our tour will end after breakfast on the last day.
We will make an airport drop off depending upon flight times, but please keep in mind we need to vacate the house at 10 am, and the house is about 2.5 hours from the airport. Please book your departing flight for mid-afternoon or later.
Day 7: Breakfast and lunch (leftovers to take on the road with you)
Good to Know
Amount of walking: 3 miles per day (approximate)
Please plan to fly into Denver International Airport early the first day, as we’ll depart for our lodgings in the late afternoon via two or three minivans (2.5 hours). If your best flight option puts you in Denver the night before the tour begins, we can help you book a reasonably priced hotel (at your expense). If you’re flying out on the last day, please remember the 2.5-hour drive to Denver and book flights for later in the afternoon to make sure you catch your plane.
Previous Guests Praise Veg Jaunts and Journeys
I was on Kim’s amazing six-day tour of the Asheville area. We covered so much ground in that time. You really need that time to see the city and the highlights of the surrounding area, which I would never have found on my own. It amazed me that she was able to coordinate the touring part with meals, events, and activities. Our van driver was very knowledgeable too. Scheduling of activities ran very smoothly and not rushed, yet we got to do and see so much. I can’t imagine how much planning goes into this trip. Thank you, Kim.
We had an amazing time and will highly recommend tours with you to–anywhere! Really…you were just wonderful, and you are deeply appreciated. I absolutely loved the tour and would pretty much go anywhere with you!