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From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

1. 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. 

Rocky Mountain National Park Tour Summer/Fall - Picnic Lunch

2. Rocky Mountain National Park Tour Summer/Fall - Picnic Lunch

Immerse yourself in the spectacular sights of Rocky Mountain National Park with a guided day trip from Denver, Estes Park, or Boulder. 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 in at one of the designated pickup points 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.

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

3. From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

Check out some of Colorado's most beautiful scenery on this full-day tour departing from Denver. See the stunning sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and head to the Pikes Peak Summit and take in views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain ranges Admire the variety of red, pink, and white sandstone formations as you explore the Garden of the Gods. Make the most of the scenic photo opportunities as you wonder at the beauty of these ancient geological formations. Be sure to check out the Balanced Rock and the Kissing Camels formations. Head to the Pikes Peak, the tallest mountain in the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains. As you stand at the summit, admire views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain range. With the right conditions, you can see for miles into the distance. Descend the mountain and continue the tour with a drive through Manitou Springs, a small resort town located to the west of Colorado Springs. Finally, finish up back in central Denver.

Breckenridge: Ultimate Mountain Tour from Denver

4. Breckenridge: Ultimate Mountain Tour from Denver

Discover Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and Clear Creek Canyon, get 360-degree views, check out an old western town, get lunch and go shopping, and then return to Denver through the Eisenhower Tunnel – the longest and highest passenger car tunnel in the world Explore Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Travel up a rugged Canyon on your way up and over the Continental Divide while reaching an altitude of nearly 12,000 feet. Take a short walk on a beautiful trail for breathtaking views of 3 mountain ranges and the Dillon Reservoir. Visit Breckenridge, a historic mining town and ski resort. Stroll down Main Street and enjoy shopping and lunch on your own and/or take a gondola to the base of the ski area. Return to Denver full of wonderful new impressions.

From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

5. From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

Discover the magic of Colorado's natural scenery on a guided tour through mountains, canyons, rock formations, and lakes. Take a break from the big city and dive into the wonders of the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the quaint town of Evergreen, and the pristine Echo Lake. Just a short drive out of the city, you'll come across an outstanding variety of untouched landscapes. Visit Red Rocks Park and see the famous amphitheater carved into the rocks. Then, drive into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon and see many of the Denver Mountain Parks. Browse the shops or enjoy a quick drink in the small mountainous town of Evergreen. Witness beautiful hilltop views by climbing up a mountain pass to Echo Lake. Stroll around this incredible glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet high and observe the local wildlife.

From Denver: Red Rocks and Foothills Half-Day Guided Tour

6. From Denver: Red Rocks and Foothills Half-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a scenic guided tour of the landscape surrounding Denver, including the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Evergreen Lake, and more. Depart from the historic Denver Union Station and head out for a day of incredible scenery. Stop first at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. This truly unique venue is built into a giant red sandstone formation. Next, stop at Lookout Mountain and take in views of mountains and the Denver cityscape. Take the scenic route on the way back to Denver via the Lariat Loop which connects the towns of Golden, Evergreen, and Morrison. Pass by the largest single-site brewery in the United States, Coors Brewery. Get a taste of history and geography as you admire the sites and enjoy the views on this essential tour of the Colorado landscape.

From Estes Park/Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountains Day Trip

7. From Estes Park/Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountains Day Trip

Discover the magic of the Rocky Mountain National Park on this day trip with hotel pickup in Estes Park, Denver, or Boulder. See sights like the Stanley Hotel as you drive thorugh Estes Park. Hear about local culture and history from your guide.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Hop aboard a spacious and climate controlled van and take in the scenic countryside on the way to the Rocky Mountain National Park.  Look for elk, bears, and bighorn sheep as you pass by snowy mountain peaks, alpine lakes, raging rivers, and two national forests. Make your way through four life zones that support a biodiverse environment. Stop at the Rocky Mountain National Park's Alpine Visitor Center perched above a valley on the Fall River Pass. Have some free time to explore or purchase lunch. Capture pictures of stunning views of the park at the Black Canyon Overlook. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

From Denver: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

8. From Denver: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

Have an unforgettable experience on a trip from Denver and see the many wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park on this Jeep tour. Learn about the park's nature and wildlife from a naturalist guide and enjoy a picnic lunch. Meet your guide and make your way to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend high into the alpine tundra via switchbacks on Old Fall River Road. Search for wildlife like mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and a diversity of bird species like bald eagle, Clark's nutcracker, and Steller's jay. Step out of the Jeep and adventure on foot. Learn about wildflowers and their medicinal value and enjoy a picnic lunch with a view before heading back to Denver. This unique adventure is designed to offer memorable encounters with nature while supporting wildlife conservation efforts across the globe. Wildlife conservation initiatives are given 5% of the proceeds of this activity.

Denver: Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

9. Denver: Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Denver’s historic Lower Downtown into a giant game board? This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two-hour sightseeing tour of Denver’s LoDo district. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins at a historic building and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic area, Coors Field, Union Station and Confluence Park you discover the rich history, art and culture of the original Denver. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Since you are the creator of your own schedule, you can stop for lunch midway or for a later cold brew at one of the many hot spots in the area. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.

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What people are saying about Denver

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

My daughter and I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We went up to 12,300 feet and the views were amazing. We got to see a lot of elk and other wildlife. I'm glad I booked this tour It was a lot fun.

Excellent excursion, complete and very well programmed. We learned a lot with the guide (Roman if I remember correctly) and also laughed a lot. The quality to price ratio is excellent.

Mark is an outstanding guide - incredibly insightful and knowledgeable, giving you an even deeper appreciation of the stunning scenery of the Rockies. Thank you so much!

Beautiful park and tour driver was punctual, very knowledgeable of the park, and overall CHILL. We will definitely take this tour again.

Had an amazing day… would really recommend the Rocky Mountain trip.