Day Trips from Denver

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  • Denver: Rocky Mountain Half-Day Explorer Trip

    1. Denver: Rocky Mountain Half-Day Explorer Trip

    The foothills of the Rocky Mountains bear amazing views, dinosaur tracks, and the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Drive along the historic Lariat Loop up Bear Creek Canyon and enjoy closer views of the Rockies.  Take a break along the way in Evergreen for a cup of coffee or a beer. Immerse yourself in some of the Wild West feel that Colorado has to offer.  Make a stop at Lookout Mountain for amazing views of the plains and the continental divide. This is the place where Buffalo Bill, the West’s first superstar, requested to be laid to rest.

    The 8 hour of Rocky Mountain national park tour was a garbage but I still want to use this app because this tour was impeccable! You visit many places within 4 hours, all of which are so worth visiting. The tour is so compact but I could have enough time for everything!

  • Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheater and Mount Evans Tour

    2. Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheater and Mount Evans Tour

    Meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide in downtown Denver. From there, get comfortable in a van and enjoy the picturesque views as you drive to your first stop, the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Admire the breathtaking views in all directions from one of the world’s most unique and scenic outdoor music venues. After Red Rocks Amphitheater, your tour will continue along the scenic Lariat Loop to Evergreen. From there, you will head towards Mount Evans on a scenic bypass with panoramic views. Stop for a picnic lunch at Echo Lake and take in the majestic mountain views. Then enjoy a ride on the highest paved road in North America to the summit of Mt. Evans, at 14,000 feet. On the way back to Denver, enjoy a brief stop in Idaho Springs for a beer or some shopping.

    It was a great tour that was well worth the buck. Kyle did an amazong job as our tour guide. He is well informed on many things ranging from history, wildlife, geography to some pretty good recommendations for Denver. He seemed pretty experienced driving in the narrow mountain roads up to Mount Evans, and played some good mountain jams. We took the tour on our second day in Denver. Would definitely recommend it and hope we could do a Rocky Mountain National park tour with Kyle in the future.

  • Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

    3. Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

    Enter the Rocky Mountain National Park and experience the wonders that inspired early explorers to push for the protection of its amazing landscape. See Long’s Peak, the park’s highest mountain, soaring into the sky at 14,259 feet. Admire glacial-carved valleys, filled with aspen and pine trees. From Denver, drive along the Front Range through Boulder with its famous Flatirons Rock Formations. Continue through canyons alive with wildlife up to Estes Park, the charming town at the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Once you have entered the park your guide will take you to the best spots for wildlife viewing, photographs, walks, or just relaxing. Throughout the summer the tour will take you up trail ridge road to 13,000 feet. In the winter the high alpine road is closed and more time will be spent discovering the valley and its crystal clear alpine lakes.

    Aaron was very knowledgeable about the park, its history and the surrounding area. The park is beautiful. I would have liked to do a little more hiking, but it was a pretty windy day when we got up high.

  • Denver: Rocky Mountain Escape

    4. Denver: Rocky Mountain Escape

    Explore the grand expanse of the Rocky Mountains with a 4-hour driving tour through off-the-beaten-path areas. After meeting your guide in an upscale car in central Denver, head off for an adventure through some of the country’s most stunning viewpoints. As you ascend towards the mountain peaks, breathe in the mountain air and take time to explore the scenic viewpoints, gazing down at the serene expanses below you. As you move between an array of vistas, your local guide will fill you in on Colorado’s diverse wildlife, as well as the urban culture that makes the state so unique. Afterwards, you'll head back down the mountain, filled with a sense of mountain serenity.

    This experience was amazing. It was worth way more than what I paid for it. Our tour guide, Jed, was so experienced and knew a lot of the history of the mountains without boring us with unnecessary details. The scenery was beautiful and the amount of time we got to explore and walk around on our own was the best. There is a little town in Idaho Springs with a lot of small souvenir shops with everything you could think of. The van we were in was very comfortable, even with every seat filled. I would recommend this adventure to any and everyone, you will not be disappointed. I’m so glad I got to experience this and I will remember it forever!

  • Denver: 6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour

    5. Denver: 6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour

    If you are travelling in or near Denver, Colorado and you like a little thrill and adventure, then this Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour is for you. And, at only 30 minutes from downtown, it's are the closest zip line course to Denver. Nestled in a Rocky Mountain pine forest, at an elevation of over 8,000 feet (about 2,500 meters), you will fly at speeds of up to 50mph (75kph) and 200ft (abou 75 meters) high on zip lines, which altogether total over 6,000 feet (2,000 meters) in length. You’ll soar through pine forests and over mountain meadows. It is a fantastic way to enjoy some fresh air, see some magnificent Rocky Mountain views, and have a whole lot of fun.

    This was an awesome experience. It's the perfect mix of relaxation and adrenaline rush. The guides were all extremely nice and helpful and funny! All around great time.

  • Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Hike

    6. Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Hike

    Get away from the crowds as you wander along the trails of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The 8-hour tour has been designed so you can truly experience the breathtaking beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Revel in the wilderness during a 4-mile hike but don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to sit and take in the view. The hike offers tree-framed views of snow-capped mountain ranges as far as the eye can see. You will have a chance to see the most beautiful spots in the Rockies and spot wildlife including elk, moose, eagles and more. If there is snow, snowshoes will be provided. Otherwise, make sure to bring your sturdy shoes with tread. 

    Mike is our guide and he had been given us an excellent service and knowledge about the whole state.

  • Denver: Private Tour to Pikes Peak and Garden of Gods

    7. Denver: Private Tour to Pikes Peak and Garden of Gods

    Colorado really shows off its beauty when it comes to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Located in the Rocky Mountains, west of Colorado Springs, start with exploring Pikes Peak, which is well over 2.3 billion years old and the highest summit in the Front Range boasting sprawling views for miles. Enjoy 14,115 feet of beauty right in Denver’s backyard. Explore the endless trails at Garden of the Gods, and disconnect as you view the gigantic sandstone formations surrounding you. This park was voted the best city park in the country and has a phenomenal history which your guide will tell you all about.

    Kyle was very informative, very knowledgeable and very patient. Just truly AWESOME!!!

  • Denver: Boulder Hike & Beer with Local Guide

    8. Denver: Boulder Hike & Beer with Local Guide

    Get a taste of why Boulder was voted the happiest place in the US: sunshine, craft beer and the great outdoors. With hiking trails among stunning rock formations and local breweries all around, you’ll quickly become happy too. So breathe in fresh mountain air while hiking on a moderate 3 mile trail among Boulder’s best spots and enjoy a beer with some newly-made friends. Finish the tour with a cold beer (1 beer is included in price) or coffee near Pearl Street pedestrian zone. Denver and Boulder pickups available.

    Mel was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable which made the hike even more interesting. It was very nice being able to get into nature and overlook the city of Boulder. The brewery was very nice and beer was delicious, we also got to walk around downtown for a bit. I also want to add that Mel recommended a coffee shop in Idaho Springs for breakfast and it was the best hot chocolate and breakfast burrito I've had.

  • Denver: Full-Day Breckenridge Mountain Explorer Tour

    9. Denver: Full-Day Breckenridge Mountain Explorer Tour

    Escape Denver and visit one of the most charming towns in the Rockies on this small-group tour. The drive up includes a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful and iconic concert venues in the world. Weather permitting, drive over the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass. At 11,900 feet, the view is like standing on top of the world. Along the way, pick up insights into Colorado's history and culture from an experienced and passionate guide. Finally, arrive in Breckenridge, one of Colorado’s most indelible mountain resorts. Enjoy free time to walk through the town, sit down for a meal, hike to the famous troll, or have fun in the snow in winter months. You’ll have plenty of time to explore before heading back to the Denver.

    Enjoyed the narration and beautiful scenery all the way to Breckenridge. Ryan was a fantastic host and answered all questions. I felt safe in the COVID environment and enjoyed our group’s dynamics.

  • Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

    10. Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

    Hike up to St. Mary's Glacier, ascending through the stunning Colorado Forest and ending with breathtaking panoramic lake views. With swimming and sledding included, this 1.5-mile hike is a popular hike in Colorado. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Beau Jo's Mountain Pizza in Idaho Springs, which has been around since 1880 and is one of Colorado's hidden gems. Idaho Springs has a population of 1,717 people, and is a gold-mining town founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush. Following lunch, your tour visits another historic landmark where you can soak in the natural geothermal cave pools, perfect for sore muscles after hiking.

    Ariel and Trey were terrific guides and we had an awesome day on the glacier hike and geothermal cave pool adventure. Thank you

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What people are saying about Denver

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

This experience was amazing. It was worth way more than what I paid for it. Our tour guide, Jed, was so experienced and knew a lot of the history of the mountains without boring us with unnecessary details. The scenery was beautiful and the amount of time we got to explore and walk around on our own was the best. There is a little town in Idaho Springs with a lot of small souvenir shops with everything you could think of. The van we were in was very comfortable, even with every seat filled. I would recommend this adventure to any and everyone, you will not be disappointed. I’m so glad I got to experience this and I will remember it forever!

It was a great tour that was well worth the buck. Kyle did an amazong job as our tour guide. He is well informed on many things ranging from history, wildlife, geography to some pretty good recommendations for Denver. He seemed pretty experienced driving in the narrow mountain roads up to Mount Evans, and played some good mountain jams. We took the tour on our second day in Denver. Would definitely recommend it and hope we could do a Rocky Mountain National park tour with Kyle in the future.

Mike is our guide and he had been given us an excellent service and knowledge about the whole state.

Amazing tour. Our guide Shea Butter was a great story teller and guide.

It was a very enjoyable tour, and Lindsay was a great tour guide.