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Bettie Course: Mills Lake Guided Hike – Winter Hiking and Preparedness

November 25, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for this women-only Mills Lake Guided Hike, where you’ll learn essential skills for exploring trails in winter conditions.

Bettie Course: Mills Lake Guided Hike – Winter Hiking & Preparedness

Join us for an exciting adventure at Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! Lace up your boots and get ready to explore the stunning beauty of Mills Lake in winter. Our experienced guides will lead you on a thrilling hike, sharing their knowledge of winter hiking and preparedness along the way.

This in-person event is perfect for female outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to winter hiking, our guides will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Discover the tranquility of the snow-covered landscape as we traverse the scenic trails of Mills Lake.

During the hike, you’ll learn essential winter hiking techniques, including how to navigate icy terrain and stay warm in cold temperatures. Our guides will also provide valuable tips on what to pack and how to prepare for winter hiking adventures.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the beauty of Mills Lake in winter and enhance your winter hiking skills. Grab your gear, bring your sense of adventure, and join us at the for an unforgettable experience!

This Bettie Course is deisgned for women identifying participants, to help foster community and skills outdoors.

We provide: transportation to and from the trailhead, snowshoes if necessary

You bring: warm and waterproof layers for cold and snowy conditions, drinking water, snacks and lunch, microspikes (can be rented from various outfitters in town ~$5/day.)

Bettie Courses come from the work of Beatrice “Bettie” Willard, who was a foundational instructor to Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Her research on Alpine Tundra ecology has been instrumental to mountain ecology, and her advocacy all throughout the state of Colorado has left a legacy for all women who value land stewardship and conservation. Standing in her shadow, Bettie Courses are offered through the Field Institute with a focus on accessible programs that introduce women and those that identify as women to the outdoors. Courses emphasize science, ecology, and building skills and confidence.


Estes Park Visitor’s Center
500 Big Thompson Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517 United States