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Chadd's Walking With Wildlife

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Chadd Drott, owner and operator of Chadd's Walking with Wildlife

Thank you for taking a general interest in wildlife tours with Chadd’s Walking With Wildlife, the premier wildlife tour company for Rocky Mountain National Park!

 

Chadd’s Walking With Wildlife tours focuses on the wildlife.  We offer full day and half day tours that start and end in Estes Park.  With one of the most knowledgeable guides and naturalists in the U.S.,  this wildlife tour is like no other in the Rocky Mountain region. It offers more than just wildlife education. We will also discuss geology, climatology, and botany, as well as the history of the area. We will make plenty of stops to photograph wildlife and the beautiful scenic views throughout the tour. No two tours will be the same as there is so much that this park has to offer. 

 

During the summer tours, we will spend the morning hours exploring Trail Ridge Road while making our way to the historic town of Grand Lake. We will stop in Grand Lake for you to grab lunch and a walk around town for 1-2 hours, depending on the group's interest. We will spend the afternoon and early evening making our way back over Trail Ridge Road to Estes Park.

During the winter tours, Trail Ridge Road is closed due to snow. We will be exploring the Moraine Park area, Fall River Road, and South Navy Hill Road areas.

We do our best to cater to our clients. Feel free to let us know how we can make your tour truly memorable. From all of us here at Chadd’s Walking With Wildlife... we truly hope to see you in the park!

Winter Pricing (November - May) 

From the day Trail Ridge Road closes till the day it reopens

Winter tours consist of 3-4 hours 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tours are limited to 9 individuals to maintain social distancing
Masks are required
Each tour must have at least two people to operate. Tour is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, in which case you will have the option to re-schedule your tour date or receive a full refund.

 

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

During winter tours there are two that leave daily.

Morning tour leaves just before sunrise.

Evening tour leaves 4 hours before sunset.

 

***Please see "Terms" page under "About" for cancellation policy***

Call to Check Availability or to Schedule Your Tour

Chadd Drott: 970-309-3664

Pricing:

$100 per adult (18+)

(reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance)

$50 per child (5-17 years of age)

Children must be accompanied with a parent at all times

Summer Pricing (June - October)

From the day Trail Ridge Road opens till the day it closes

Summer tours consist of 8-12 hours
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tours are limited to 9 individuals to maintain social distancing
Masks are required
Each tour must have at least two people to operate. Tour is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, in which case you will have the option to re-schedule your tour date or receive a full refund.

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

During summer tours, there will be one tour that leaves daily.

Tour leaves just before sunrise.

 

***Please see "Terms" page under "About" for cancellation policy***

Call to Check Availability or to Schedule Your Tour

Chadd Drott: 970-309-3664

Pricing: 

$200 per adult (18+)

$150 per adult (18+) if in same party.

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance

$75 per child (7-17 years of age)

Children must be accompanied with a parent at all times

 

Private Tours Pricing (Year Round)

Private tour locations are dependent on Trail Ridge Road status

Private tours consist of 8-12 hours
Masks are required
Private tours may have 1-12 people. Tour is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, in which case you will have the option to re-schedule your tour date or receive a full refund.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Private tours are customizable on time. You are able to run up to an all day tour both summer and winter.

Tour leaves just before sunrise.

 

***Please see "Terms" page under "About" for cancellation policy***

Call to Check Availability or to Schedule Your Tour

Chadd Drott: 970-309-3664

Pricing: 

Summer Tours: $2,000 

Includes 1 to 12 individuals

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance

Children must be accompanied with an adult at all times

Winter Tours: $1,000

Includes 1 to 12 individuals

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance

Children must be accompanied with an adult at all times.

Available Discounts:

Includes Party

Active Military, Fire, & Police

20%

Need to bring ID to show proof of service to receive discount

25%

Honorably Discharged Veterans 

Includes Party

15%

Need to bring DD214 to show proof of service and receive discount

ALL returning guests!

Teachers / Seniors 55+

10%

Individual Discount

Need to bring teacher badge/ID to receive discount

***Must pay in full. Once proof of service/ID is provided in person on the day of your tour, your discount will be applied to your PayPal account.***

WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR SUMMER TOUR

  • ​SNACKS!!!

  • PICNIC LUNCH

    • (IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING ON EATING AT THE RESTAURANT)

  • WATER

  • SUNSCREEN

  • RAIN JACKET

  • LAYERS OF CLOTHING

  • CAMERA

  • BINOCULARS

  • MEDICATION

  • TOILET PAPER/WET WIPES

 

WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR WINTER TOUR

  • SNACKS

  • WATER

  • SUNSCREEN

  • WARM WINTER JACKET

  • LAYERS OF CLOTHING

  • CAMERA

  • BINOCULARS

  • MEDICATION 

  • TOILET PAPER/WET WIPES

WHAT TYPE OF WILDLIFE YOU MAY SEE ON THE TOUR

THERE ARE MORE THEN 500 CONFIRMED SPECIES OF WILDLIFE THAT VISITS OR LIVES IN THE PARK

HERE IS A SHORT LIST OF SOME SPECIES WE MAY BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND

  • ​​NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTER

  • MULE DEER

  • WHITETAIL DEER

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK

  • SHIRAS MOOSE

  • AMERICAN BLACK BEAR

  • COUGAR

  • COYOTE

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP

  • PIKA

  • WOLVERINE

  • AMERICAN BEAVER

  • YELLOW-BELLIED MARMOT

  • SNOWSHOE HARE

  • ABERT'S SQUIRREL

  • LEAST CHIPMUNK

  • WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN

  • CANADA JAY

  • RED-TAILED HAWK

  • OSPREY

  • GOLDEN EAGLE

  • BALD EAGLE

  • MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE

  • BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

  • GREAT HORNED OWL

  • MALLARD

  • CANADA GOOSE

  • BOREAL TOAD

  • WESTERN TERRESTRIAL GARTER SNAKE

  • MONARCH BUTTERFLY

"The wolverine is one of the most endangered species in the lower 48. Although fairly common in its northern range, it is extremely rare in the Colorado Rockies. Listed as a species found in the park, I am making it my 2021 SPECIES TO FIND!!! 

If we find a wolverine and get photographic evidence for the park, I will refund everyone's tour in full that day!!! 

Good luck to all! And may the odds forever be in our favor... LOL"

                                                     ~Chadd

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