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Experienced, Professional, Licensed, Authorized and Insured.
Experienced, Professional, Licensed, Authorized and Insured.
Private, Custom, Educational, Road-Based Sunrise Scenic Adventures
for up to 6 guests.
**Although a road-based tour, All Guests should wear sturdy footwear, sun protection, layered clothing and be prepared for High Alpine Tundra Conditions!
Cost: Trips start at $200 which includes 1-2 people, each additional person is $100; 6 people maximum. Children ages 7 and under free. Payment due at time of reservation or at pick up at start of trip.
Start Time: 6am. Pick up at your location. Trip start times depend on sunrise. Later start in the fall.
Trip Duration: 4 Hours. Ranging from 3-5 hours depending on guest location, preferences and requests.
- Pick up and drop off from your location.
- Optics: Each person will be provided binoculars for use on the trip as well as a spotting scope for the group to view through.
-Enjoy your journey in optimum comfort in a sure footed, full size 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport. Equipped with surround safety features, leather seating, 2nd row captains chairs and a full size reclining third row bench!
-Water and light healthy snack available. Local coffee and food available en route.
- Seeing as much as possible, birds, mammals, specific species (Wildlife not guaranteed), photography.
- Small hikes ½ mile or less from vehicle: Adams Falls, Historic Sites, Alpine Tundra walks.
- Colorado’s Great Lakes Region: Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, Lake Granby and Willow Creek Reservoir.
- Grand Lake: Shopping, architecture and history.
- Colorado River Headwaters National Scenic Byway: Windy Gap Reservoir, Byers Canyon, Williams Fork, Ute Pass, Kremmling and the Gore Range.
- Learn about the historical and charming stage coach stops and railroad towns of Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby and Kremmling as well as the Spa town of Hot Sulfur Springs.
- Rocky Mountain National Park: PARK ENTRANCE FEE ADDITIONAL. Purchased on trip at park entrance gate. Valid National Park Pass accepted. Travel the “highway to the sky” to the “rooftop of America” on the highest paved through road in the country; Trail Ridge Road. Denver’s Rocky Mountain News once called Trail Ridge Road a “scenic wonder road of the world”, and it was said to be the “only way to drive across the top of America”. Trips will generally stay on the west side of the park, adventuring to the eastern edge of the high alpine tundra, Forest Canyon overlook or Rainbow Curve. Grand County Scenic Adventures LLC is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- Pre-Purchase your park pass here: https://pay.gov/public/form/start/7696986
Jason D’Agostino- Owner/ Guide/ Naturalist/ Wildlife Biologist:
I have been seeking out wild places and their inhabitants my whole life. Growing up at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, I was always exploring the woods. Always adventuring, looking, learning and reading the stories of the woods. I continued on, searching the larger mountains and deeper forests of Colorado to pursue a passion for wildlife and wilderness while achieving a degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. After graduating, I focused on research and conservation of elusive forest carnivores as well as threatened and endangered species. My first position was with the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. I spent my days hiking the forest, looking for evidence, setting up cameras and radio tracking wolves as well as attempting to count wolf puppies! I have also worked on research and conservation projects involving: annual bird surveys, mink, American marten, fisher, weasel, river otter, California’s endangered riparian wood rat and the endangered riparian brush rabbit. While working with California State University’s Endangered Species Recovery Program, I took part in several “Dinner with a scientist” events with local elementary students to introduce them to exciting science careers. My positions have all involved taking students or stakeholders into the field to explain the research being conducted. I also spent four summers at wolf sanctuaries throughout Colorado as a sanctuary guide, educator and caretaker.
Through working with the public, I was finding a new passion for teaching people about the importance of whole intact ecosystems within our environment. One winter in between field research positions, I decided to stay in Colorado and took a position in Mountain Guest Services at a world class ski resort. The position itself had nothing to do with wildlife, but I found myself teaching people about the forests, wildlife and the ecosystems in front of us and genuinely enjoyed sharing local knowledge. This combination of wildlife expertise and guest service professionalism led me in a new direction in my wildlife career. From there, I became naturalist and caretaker for a Private Wilderness Lodge and Preserve in the Adirondack Mountains where I simultaneously conducted research for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on the elusive American marten. Next, I found my dream job, which brought me here with you. I earned the position of Resort Wildlife Biologist and Naturalist for an exclusive world class resort and residence in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I was lucky enough to spend three summer seasons in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks sharing my passion for conservation while learning about and teaching the importance of such a magical place. Through this position, I learned how I could make the largest contribution to our wild world, by sharing knowledge and passion for our wild places. I look forward to sharing a gorgeous Grand County Scenic Adventure with you!
All Sunrise Scenic Adventures are completely custom to emphasize your interests. If you have a special request, send me a message, and I will be sure to get back to you soon.
Fraser, Colorado, United States