Day Trips from Boulder

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Our most recommended Boulder Day Trips From

  • Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

    1. 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/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Hike

    2. 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: Boulder Hike & Beer with Local Guide

    3. 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.

  • Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    4. Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Looking for a way to turn Boulder into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two-hour sightseeing tour of Boulder.  Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving challenges and having fun as you learn a bit about Boulder's history while enjoying the outdoors.   Your Boulder Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure begins along the Boulder Creek Path and takes you on a journey into the heart of historic downtown. You'll discover hidden art near a famous teahouse, gems along Pearl Street Mall, a historic luxury hotel and amazing outdoor works of art. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop for lunch along the way or just sit and enjoy the scenery… why not, it’...

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What people are saying about Boulder

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 19 reviews

I had a fun daytrip, saw many sights and animals (5 stars alone for seeing wild turkeys, chipmunks and a moose!) Also our guide, Gabor, made the whole day a great experience. I'd recommend the tour to anyone who is staying in the Denver/Boulder area for a few days and who likes to go hiking/exploring

Amazing experience! We did the all day hiking tour in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Philip, our tour guide, was friendly, experienced, and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!

A highlight of my first trip to Colorado. I was not sure what to expect but our guide was so knowledgeable and added so much to the experience! Unforgettable. 10/10 would recommend.

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

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