Tours at the Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is excited to welcome the public back to RMBL in 2024 with four tour options. We look forward to seeing you in Gothic this summer!

Please Note – We are keeping an eye on snowmelt, trail conditions, and wildflower appearances and may need to alter tour start and end points based on these factors.

2-Hour RMBL Campus Interpretive Wildflower Hike
Photo by Rick Reavis

2-Hour Gothic Campus Interpretive Wildflower Hike

Learn the names of common Wildflowers while discussing applicable Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) research connections and natural history with a Visitor Center staff member.

This beginner/intermediate hike is through the Gothic campus starting from the Visitor Center.

July 1st – August 16th: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

No tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

8:30 – 10:30 am

Cost: $65

Photo by Rick Reavis

2-Hour Snodgrass Interpretive Wildflower Hike

Learn the names of common Wildflowers while discussing applicable Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) research connections and natural history with a Visitor Center staff.

This intermediate hike will lead participants near the proposed Village at Mount Crested Butte, Crested Butte Land Trust Stewardship, and United States Forest Service Land. This out-and-back hike starts and ends at the Snodgrass West side trailhead off of Gothic Road.

Daily from June 20th – 30th

Wednesdays  July 3rd – August 14th

8:00 – 10:00 am

Cost: $65

Photo by Rick Reavis

3-Hour Judd Falls Interpretive Wildflower Hike

Learn the names of common Wildflowers while discussing applicable Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) research connections and natural history with a Visitor Center staff.

This intermediate hike starts at the Visitor Center, goes through campus and passes by Judd Falls/401 onto Wilderness Area.

Saturdays, July 6th – August 17th

8:00 – 11:00 am

Cost: $70

Daily Townsite Tours

The Visitor Center staff is offering Gothic townsite tours covering RMBL science and mining history daily from 11 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm.

No reservations are necessary unless you are bringing a larger group (exceeding 8 people).  Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts, and we will have you sign a liability waiver.

We have a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for kids (12 and under).

RMBL is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under a Special Use Permit from the USDA Forest Service, GMUG National Forest.