Colorado Birding and Wildlife Viewing Tours
If you are interested in Colorado Birding and Wildlife Viewing Tours, come and join us at Kaiyote Tours!
We organize birding and nature tours throughout Colorado. We offer a complete range of activities and tours in Rocky Mountain National Park. Please go to that page for more info on tours within Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Colorado Big Loop Tour: 9-days/8-nights
The great changes in Colorado elevation creates habitat diversity: Arid high plains, grasslands, shrublands, foothills, montane, sub-alpine, alpine and riparian areas. This tour will visit areas of elevation from 4,865 to 12,183 feet. The diversity of plants, birds and animals is something to experience. The landscape is spectacular.
Click here for a detailed Itinerary of the 9-day Colorado Big Loop Tour
Let us know what dates work for you
Click here for a list of BIRDS we have seen in Colorado
Price for 9-day “car-camping” tour at state park and national park campgrounds is $2,925 per person (minimum 2-people). Please contact us for solo traveler rate. Hotel tour is $3,915 per person (based on double occupancy).
Car Camping Tours include: Campsite fees, meals, camping gear, and entrance fees into state parks and national wildlife refuges.
Hotel Tours include: Lodging, meals, and entrance into state parks and national wildlife refuges.
Not included: National park entrance fees (if you already have a national park pass, please bring it along).
Lodging: We recommend "car-camping" tours because we will see more birds and wildlife while staying at the campgrounds. We have wonderfully comfortable tents and sleeping pads. If you choose to join a tour that provides hotels/cabins, the stops and locations are approximately the same. The hotel lodging is "medium class" hotel, such as Best Westerns.
Gear you need to bring: Outdoor clothes including hiking boots, rain jacket and pants and warm clothes, including hats and gloves. The mountains can be cold even in the summer. Everyone should have their own head lamp and/or flashlight, refillable water bottle, day pack for hiking and a personal small emergency kit.
Camping meals: Breakfast will be cooked on the grill or on the fire at camp. Lunch will be picnic style, sandwiches, fruit, etc. Dinner will be cooked on the grill or on the fire at camp. We travel with a mini-Weber Charcoal Grill and we can grill steaks, hamburgers, chicken, or fish. Sometimes we have hotdogs and s’mores on the fire. We also travel with a Dutch Oven and cook shrimp stir-fry, pasta dishes and other delicious meals. We can accommodate vegetarians and vegans, no problem!
Electricity: There will be electricity at some of the campsites. We travel with a lithium generator, and you will have access to power for recharging your equipment.
Campfires: Most all locations permit campfires (when there is not a fire ban).
Showers: There are pay showers at most of the local and state park campgrounds.
We also offer custom tours. You can choose lodging at either campgrounds or hotels. Please let us know if you have specific birds and/or wildlife that you would like to see and how many days you would like to tour Colorado. Please request an itinerary and we will send you the day to day details of the tour.
- Travel Dates: By request or join an already scheduled trip
- Group size: 2 - 8, plus guides
- Trip Length: Minimum of 3 days (2 nights) and custom as you choose.
- Price: Car-camping tours at state and national park campgrounds are $325 per person, per day. Tours at hotels/cabins are $435 per person, per day. Prices based on double occupancy.
If you need gear, we can supply it at no extra charge. Just let us know in advance.
Suggested to bring:
1) Backpack for your gear
2) Rain gear or rain poncho or umbrella
3) Refillable water bottle
4) Sunscreen and bug spray
5) Hats for both sun and warmth
7) Wear Layered comfortable clothes.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Single-day tours: Full payment is due 72 hours prior to tour. There are no refunds within 72 hours of tour.
Multi-day tours: A non-refundable payment of $600 per person is requirement to reserve a spot on a trip. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure date. If you are reserving a spot within 90 days of start date, full payment is required to reserve a spot.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal.
Kaiyote Tours is authorized by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park.