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From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

2. From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

Explore the Rocky Mountain National Park on this day trip from Denver. See nature at its finest as you take in unspoiled views and magnificent peaks. Cruise down Trail Edge Road and through Estes Park in a comfortable and airconditioned van. Stop for a nice picnic in a stunning natural setting.  Meet your local guide at the Denver Union Station and climb aboard a spacious van with plenty of legroom. Sit back and relax on the drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Take in views of the city of Boulder on the drive.  Stop to see the iconic Flatirons red-rock formation. Admire views of this 300-million-year-old wonder that lies in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Feel as though you are on top of the world as you cruise down Trail Edge Road which offers plenty of opportunities for capturing breathtaking photos. Indulge in delicious picnic lunch as you enjoy views of the Rocky Mountains in the background. Visit the Stanley Hotel which was made famous as the shooting location for Stephen King's film 'The Shining.' Encounter marvelous views of the Rocky Mountains as you drive through Estes Park. Return to your meeting point in Denver at the end of your Rocky Mountain adventure. 

From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Fall/Winter Tour

3. From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Fall/Winter Tour

Get to know the wild side of Denver, with a tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Take the day to walk through the stunning mountain and valley scenes, spotting wildlife and touring around a glacier lake. Delight in a meal and shopping in Estes Park, then catchup on local history at the Stanley Hotel. Arrive at the Rocky Mountain National Park and allow yourself to explore the diverse natural beauty of Colorado. Walk the snowy paths, and catch sight of elk grazing on rich grasses in Moraine Park. Then, gaze at the mountains and park views at Many Parks Curve. Explore the nature-made Alluvial Fan in Horseshoe Park, and meander through the mountain village of Estes Park, admiring artwork, shops, and the leisurely pace of discovery. Grab some lunch in the village, and continue through the day to learn more about the power of Mother Nature. Make a visit to the Historic Stanley Hotel, and experience this manor-style hotel. Who knows, maybe you'll find it so inviting, you'll book a night or two in the glacial mountains.

Rocky Mountain National Park: Driving Audio Tour App

4. Rocky Mountain National Park: Driving Audio Tour App

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 40+ miles-long tour covers the essentials of Rocky Mountain Park in 2-3 hours. Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park with this audio tour that works offline. Use the live GPS to learn more about historical sites, natural landscapes, and the people who have lived in this area. Start at the Estes Park entrance and travel toward sparkling Bear Lake. Pass numerous hiking trails to smaller lakes like Fern Lake and Bierstadt Lake. Make as many stops or take as many detours as you like. Reach Deer Mountain Trailhead. Head to Beaver Ponds which has a boardwalk through a unique wetland biome. Travel to Hidden Valley and Marvel at the views of lush glacial meadows at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Hear about the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Uncover the buried history of the Ute tribe and listen to a Ute story. Go by the Roger Toll Memorial. Tour at your own pace and let your audio guide reveal all this and more as you drive along.

Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour with Picnic Lunch

5. Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour with Picnic Lunch

Immerse yourself in the spectacular sights of Rocky Mountain National Park with a guided day trip from Denver. Hike the park trails while watching for local wildlife such as elk, eagles, and marmots. Savor a picnic lunch and discover alpine lakes and waterfalls. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the designated pickup point and drive into Rocky Mountain National Park in an air-conditioned van. Admire incredible mountain views as you head deeper into the park, stopping at the scenic panoramic overlook at Many Parks Curve, a hairpin turn on Trail Ridge Road. Proceed to Horseshoe Park to discover a staggering alluvial fan, a naturally made deposit of water-transported material. Explore several short trails, watch for native wildlife such as elk and deer, traverse wide meadows, and wander by waterfalls, alpine lakes, and fragile alpine tundra. Take a break from hiking for a picnic lunch. Enjoy one last glance at the expansive forests, sprawling meadows, and towering mountains before driving back to your pickup location. Visit the village's art galleries and The Stanley Hotel, best known for inspiring the novel "The Shining" by Steven King.

Rocky Mountain: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

6. Rocky Mountain: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you to not-to-be-missed places of interest, along with fascinating stories, tips and directions across Rocky Mountain National Park. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. Rocky Mountain National Park boasts the very best of what Colorado and the Rocky Mountains has to offer: unbelievably scenic mountains, awesome hiking and superb wildlife viewing. Major Highlights: Alpine Visitor Center Bear Lake Estes Park Grand Lake Holzwarth Historic Site Lava Cliffs Mushroom Rocks Old Fall River Road Overlooks: Many Parks, Rainbow Curve & Forest Canyon Sprague Lake The Stanley Trail Ridge Road Includes: Created with the driving visitor in mind, Rocky Mountain National Park has an outstanding and picturesque scenic drive, climbing above the tree-line to 12,000 feet, surrounded by towering Colorado peaks on the Trail Ridge and Old Falls Roads. Nowhere else in the country can you drive a scenic route that brings you above the treeline and into the alpine tundra for 11 miles, peaking at altitudes over 12,000 feet. There are many scenic viewpoints including Rainbow Curve Outlook and Mushroom Rocks overlooks along the driving route, and easy, accessible trails at Sprague and Bear Lakes. Or you may want to follow the historic route that the earliest visitors drove in their Stanley Steamers or Model T’s on the Old Fall River Road. Along the drive, you'll hear all about the “Father of Rocky Mountain National Park” and the other influential characters who fought and invested heavily to preserve this area. But many visitors are drawn by the excellent wildlife watching opportunities. Especially during the Fall rut when male bull elk and moose are fending off rivals vocally and physically. The audio tour will point out the best locations to keep watch and increase your chances. This is a truly unique experience that has thrilled drivers and passengers since the 1920s.

Estes Park: App-Based Rocky Mountain Park Audio Guide

7. Estes Park: App-Based Rocky Mountain Park Audio Guide

Begin by downloading the audio guide to your phone. Next, head to Rocky Mountain Park in your vehicle. Follow the app's directions and drive through the unique landscapes. Be amazed at the views surrounding you. Take a drive along Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous road in the United States. Park your car and opt to go on a hike in the park. Go wildlife watching, and use the app to spot deer, bighorn sheep, and moose. Listen to the app provide information about the area. Stop by the visitor's center and learn more about the park's geology, wildlife, and conservation initiatives. Alternatively, try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing during the winter months. Use the app to find the best spots. See the horseshoe-shaped glacial melt that is millions of years old. Take photos of the landscapes, including towering peaks, wildflower-filled meadows, and dramatic mountain vistas.

Estes Park Scavenger Hunt

8. Estes Park Scavenger Hunt

Your creative, nontraditional scavenger hunt begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. You'll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You'll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of bonus challenges too! You'll text photos and videos to your remote host, who cheers you on and assists, as you play - to document your progress. You can even interact with the locals to interpret the creative challenges. You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing, and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed. Check out all 500 of our city hunts! Great for corporate groups, tourists, curious locals, bachelors(ettes), birthdays, families, friend trips, and other special groups! Ask us about our custom-designed experiences and virtual team builders too!

Rocky Mountain Retreat: Hike & Yoga Adventure

9. Rocky Mountain Retreat: Hike & Yoga Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Yoga Guyde's "Rocky Mountain Retreat: Hike & Yoga Adventure," a three-hour exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park's breathtaking beauty. Step into the heart of nature and immerse yourself in an adventure that combines guided hiking and rejuvenating yoga sessions amidst stunning landscapes. Led by experienced naturalists, our guided hike will unveil the park's hidden treasures as you traverse forests, meadows, and streams. Keep your senses alive as you watch for elusive wildlife and soak in the serenity of the surroundings. At selected viewpoints, you'll unfurl your provided yoga mats and indulge in revitalizing yoga sessions, harmonizing body and spirit amidst the majestic Rockies. Pause for healthy snacks and water, refueling your body as you soak in panoramic vistas. Engage in mindful meditation practices, allowing the tranquil ambiance of the mountains to quiet your mind and deepen your connection to the present moment. With entry and timed entry provided, along with yoga mats and refreshments, this three-hour adventure promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Rocky Mountain splendor. Join us and embark on a journey of self-discovery amidst nature's grandeur.

Full-Day RMNP Over the Top Tour - RMNPhotographer

10. Full-Day RMNP Over the Top Tour - RMNPhotographer

Discover the best of Rocky Mountain National Park on a private tour with a RMNPhotographer Guide. Travel in the comfort of your own vehicle as your guide helps you explore the amazing mountain scenery and seek incredible wildlife to photograph on your cell phone or camera. (Per your request, your guide will drive your vehicle while you enjoy the journey.) Meet your guide in Estes Park and set off on a tour through RMNP over the full length of Trail Ridge Road, the highest highway in the United States (12,183 ft.), to the “top of the world” at the Alpine Visitor Center. Tour includes 11 miles above 11,500 ft. viewing snow-covered mountain vistas and visits mountain meadows of lush green valleys, alpine lakes, rolling streams, and tumbling waterfalls. Cross the Continental Divide through historic Kawuneeche Valley to lunch (on your own) in the quaint village of Grand Lake before returning to Estes Park. As you tour Kawuneeche Valley, seek wildlife including gentle deer, dynamic elk, and massive moose allowing you to capture magnificent photos. This tour is designed for your interests, so your guide will stop and allow you time to visit, view, and photograph throughout Rocky Mountain National Park.

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