August 27th, 2017
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
Approximately 1.5 - 3 hours will be spent on the water with additional time spent viewing wildlife (see list below). Length of time depends on water levels.
Meanders Guided Canoe Trip St. Vrain
Wildness again meets the edges of civilization on this hidden gem of the St. Vrain. This stretch begins under an interstate bridge that shelters clay flats preserving hundreds of animal tracks. Raccoon, red fox, ducks, herons, mule deer, and even the occasional coyote or bobcat roam through here, leaving their prints in the alluvial mud. This bridge and others on this stretch of river are homes to vast colonies of cliff and barn swallows, and in the springtime they will swarm overhead to greet you. Nearby lakes attract a variety of waterfowl such as pelicans and herons. Red-tailed Hawks often prowl the skies high above our canoes or perch in trees to hunt, and sometimes even the Great Horned Owls move during daylight hours.
Common Wildlife Seen
Throughout your trip on the Meanders stretch you will see cliff swallow colonies, red-tailed hawk nests, and american mink. Choose the Kurtz Ranch stretch and you will see a bald eagle’s nest and a great blue heron rookery. On either trip, you will become more familiar with the following species as well:
- Great Horned Owls
- American White Pelican
- Snapping Turtles
- Many songbirds, e.g. Western Tanagers
- Cliff and Bank Swallows
For All Guided Canoe Trips:
No canoeing experience is necessary and we will provide basic instruction and orientation at the beginning of every trip, including learning river safety, paddle strokes, and how to read the river and work with the current. All of your river gear (boat, life jacket & paddle) will be provided. We also provide dry bags for your belongings.
- non-cotton clothes
- shoes that can get wet
- an extra layer for warmth in case the weather changes
- bug spray
- a hat
- snacks and a lunch
- a water bottle
- a camera and binoculars would be good too! (Please remember that if these are not in the dry bag they can get wet.)
*Disclaimer: There is a learning curve and it may take a bit to get your rhythm. Guides are there to help, instruct, and support you! Canoes can tip over. It’s not a problem, as the river is small and shallow, so the shore is always nearby. Clothing and personal belongings can and do get wet. Please do not bring expensive items that you do not want to lose in the river.
Cancelation Policy: No refunds available if canceled within 14 days of trip