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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: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

6. 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.

Castle Rock: The EDGE Zipline Tour

7. Castle Rock: The EDGE Zipline Tour

Enjoy an activity full of adventure and adrenaline in Colorado's Castle Rock. Soar across over ten ziplines, with speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and admire the surrounding mountain views. Feel totally safe with a completely guided experience, perfect for beginners and adrenaline-junkies alike. This award-winning Zipline tour is fully guided, covers 10 zip lines, and will have you soaring over a beautiful 320-acre (130 hectares) park. Open year-round with beautiful mountain views, this tour is an epic escape from everyday routine. Enjoy a new way to jump right into Colorado's picture-perfect scenery when you book this beginner-friendly zipline tour. Choose from multiple start times, from morning to evening, and make your own way to the zipline center, located a quick drive from Denver.

Castle Rock: The EDGE Epic Sky Trek

8. Castle Rock: The EDGE Epic Sky Trek

Explore one of the largest freestanding obstacle courses in the country and play on the playground in the sky. Discover four levels of fun with over 110 obstacles to challenge yourself on. 10,000 Sq. Ft. (929m2) of adventures 50 Ft (15m) in the air. Fun for all ages and challenge levels, get the ultimate jungle gym experience that’s equally exhilarating for both kids and adults. Arrive at the course and get ready to push your limits and laugh at yourself as you climb all over a huge jungle gym that's not just for kids. Soar on ziplines, scale obstacles, and go at your own pace. Much like the challenge level, guests can choose their level of thrill. Keep it closer to the ground or bring it sky-high for a true adrenaline rush.

From Denver: Hike the Rockies Tour

9. From Denver: Hike the Rockies Tour

Treat yourself to something special and go on a guided walk in the Rockies. Embark on a 4-mile hike through the forest and take in spectacular views, while being surrounded by nature at its finest. Reconnect with nature during this stress-free, 4-mile hike in the Rocky Mountains. Follow a forest trail where you’ll discover beautiful mountain meadows, meandering creeks, and a picturesque lake. Get ready for wildflowers in the summer, changing colors of aspen trees in the fall, deer and elk, snow-covered trees and meadows in the winter, and afterward, a drink at your guide’s favorite watering hole.

Guided Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

10. Guided Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

Join a guided day-trip from Denver and discover one of America’s most beloved national parks. Your guide will lead you on a hike suitable for your group and help you to discover the incredible Rockies with entrance fees and a picnic lunch included. Meet in Denver and get ready for your full-day, small group hike, one of the best ways to experience the Rocky Mountain National Park. Your guide will lead you on one of their favorite trails in the park with majestic mountain views, a scenic lake, or a waterfall. Enjoy plenty of stops to rest, take photos, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Expect wildflowers in the summer, the changing colors of aspen trees in the fall, and snow-covered trees and meadows in the winter.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

RedRock was one of the main spots for this tour. They close early when the concert is held that later day. We were able to get in just in time before they block us to enter was lucky, with the tour van arriving and leaving earlier than planned was good. If you are in the same situation go to the visitor center so that you can see what the actual structure looked like if you were able to step down to the stage. Indeed I learned that Corolad is a ROCKY state!

The tour guide was excellent. Super helpful and knew all the best places for photo opportunities! She also did a great job of explaining the history of every place we visited, as well as Denver as a whole! I will definitely be recommending this company to any friends that visit the Denver area in the future!

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.

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!

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