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Denver: Downtown Aquarium All-Day Pass

1. Denver: Downtown Aquarium All-Day Pass

Enter the Downtown Aquarium in Denver and discover all the attractions with an all-day pass. Get up close and personal with the aquatic animals and learn about the marine creatures. You will see the galleries, pools, and other areas which are home to over 500 species of animals. Discover Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, and more.  You will get the chance to touch and learn about various marine animals like stingrays, horseshoe crabs, and starfish. Watch the incredible marine life while enjoying some snacks at the restaurant. Experience a unique way to understand underwater life while exploring the museum at your own pace throughout the day. 

Denver: Cannabis-Friendly Mountain Sunset Tour with Guide

2. Denver: Cannabis-Friendly Mountain Sunset Tour with Guide

Embark on a 420-friendly sunset tour and discover what makes Denver the Mile High City. Travel to Red Rocks Park and spot native wildlife from Lookout Mountain, travel along the Lariat Loop, and much more. Head to the meeting point and be welcomed with a complimentary pre-roll and gummy. Then, test your vintage gaming skills in a retro video game arcade while you wait for everyone to arrive for the tour. Once everyone has checked in, hop aboard the party bus or luxury vehicle and head off to Red Rocks Park. Marvel at the world-famous sight and see ancient rock formations. Next, make your way to Lookout Mountain where you'll have the opportunity to use your photography skills to capture amazing shots. Keep a lookout for wild buffalo and elk and soak in the panoramic mountain views. Make a quick stop at Buffalo Bill's grave before taking a drive along one of Colorado's best-known scenic byways, the Lariat Loop. Finally, make a stop at The Golden Mill, the perfect spot to satisfy that munchie craving that's bound to have kicked in by now. End your tour with a convenient return journey to the meeting point.

Denver: Cannabis Tour

3. Denver: Cannabis Tour

Immerse yourself in the cannabis industry on this original tour. Enjoy transportation via a luxury party bus limousine, get exclusive access to a state-of-the-art cannabis growing facility, and visit two of Denver's best dispensaries on this guided tour. Learn about the industry and the plant from our expert guide while having a blast with new friends. Be amazed by a live glass-blowing demonstration with an opportunity to purchase the piece directly from the glass artist afterward. Tour start times run throughout the day and run for 3 to 3.5 hours.

Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

4. Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

Enjoy a fully-immersive experience with BEYOND: A Guided Meditation & Laser Light Experience featuring a guided mediation, enchanting music, wondrous sound, and an awe-inspiring laser and projection light experience designed to elevate the soul. See custom audiovisual art installations created by world-famous artists that explore powerful themes. For those who enjoy thinking and meditating while immersing themselves in music and visuals, this planetarium-style, classic rock laser light show is designed to electrify your consciousness. Each Beyond Light Experience starts promptly at 20 minutes past the hour, every hour, during operating hours. This is a non-consumption, family-friendly experience.

Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket

5. Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate a Western identity and a unique high-altitude climate and geography. Don't miss the Freyer – Newman Center. The Center is a physical manifestation of the Gardens’ celebration of the fusion of science and art. The Center houses the Helen Fowler Library, the Sturm Family Auditorium, art galleries, herbaria, classrooms, the School of Botanical Art & Illustration and the Copper Door Coffee Roasters coffee shop. The Gardens’ holdings are unique because horticulture, plant conservation and preservation, mycology, and art unite to document human relationships with these elements and the larger environment. Housing each of these programmatic elements in a single facility makes these assets more accessible to the public.

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

6. 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 have a great chance to observe local wildlife.

Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 43% on Top Attractions

7. Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 43% on Top Attractions

Enjoy your choice of admission to 3, 4, or 5 of the most popular attractions in Denver at up to 43% off of regular combined admission. Marvel at the underwater worlds of the Downtown Aquarium, explore an urban oasis at the Denver Botanical gardens, and discover the wonders of nature at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Other attractions to choose from include The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, The Denver Art Museum, and The History Colorado Center. Reservations may be required at some attractions. Visit my.citypass.com for up-to-date attraction information including reservations, entry instructions, hours of operation and helpful tips to plan your visit.

Denver: Middle Clear Creek Beginners Whitewater Rafting

8. Denver: Middle Clear Creek Beginners Whitewater Rafting

Hungry for adrenaline-filled fun? Take on the Clear Creek in Denver for a beginners level whitewater rafting experience. Go through a safety talk with your guides before setting off into the beautiful canyon and make a splash as your crew paddle downstream. Make your way to the rafting center and meet your awesome crew for the day. Enjoy a short safety briefing and study the route you'll be taking down the middle Clear Creek rapids before getting wetsuited up and into the water. Encounter several continuous class I-II rapids and let the water carry you over the edge as you paddle to keep your raft straight. Lean into the thrill as you crash down Initiation Falls, Castle Falls, Mister Twister, Hightop, Speed Limit 55, and Mountain Lion. All the while immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and admire the picturesque landscape surrounding you. Keep an eye out between the splashes for wildlife that makes its home in the canyon. Reach the bottom of the Creek and spend time celebrating with your crew and exchanging stories, realising that your adventure into whitewater rafting has only just begun.

Denver: City Highlights, Views, and Secret Spots Bus Tour

9. Denver: City Highlights, Views, and Secret Spots Bus Tour

Join this fun bus tour with a local Denverite &  jump into exploring the Mile High City. Hop onboard our comfortable 14-passenger shuttle & enjoy taking in Denver's top sights as we wind through the heart of Denver & visit a great spot for views of the mountains. Denver's beauty shines year-round & experiencing Denver's top sights and discovering the stories behind them, is a great way to kick off your time in our Mile High City. Along the way, enjoy tons of fun commentary from your guide, ask questions, take pictures of Denver's amazing landmarks, and see & hear more about the Mile High City, past and present! Your tour kicks off at Union Station & then we'll hit the streets, rolling past some of our favorite highlights, including the iconic Larimer Square, the unique Denver Art Museum, we'll explore LoDo together, cross over the must-see 16th Street Mall, hear the U.S. Mint's heist stories, visit the Colorado State Capitol's famous Mile High Steps & much more! And best of all, we'll make 1-2 optional photo stops and there's plenty of time to ask Qs, get great local, off-the-beaten-track recommendations from your guide and more. You'll see and hear more than 90-minutes than you thought possible on this fun, light-hearted tour of our Mile High City!

Denver: Terrors Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

10. Denver: Terrors Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Step into the shadows of Denver’s haunted “Millionaire’s Row,” where spirits peak through the curtains of 19th century mansions. You’ll meet your guide at Pub on Penn, where you’ll down the first drink of the night and soak in the chilling history of the Molly Brown House Museum. From there, you’ll visit eight other bone-chilling, ghost-infested sites, including three other pubs. Stand at the steps of the towering Croke-Patterson-Campbell Mansion, where children become mysteriously possessed. Find out what’s lurking beneath the soil at Cheesman Park. Try to contact the angry spirits of Dennis Sheedy’s former estate. There will be plenty of liquid courage available throughout the tour. Try a City Toddy at City O’ City or a Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Porter at Bar Nun. Designated drivers can enjoy kombucha, coffee, tea, or mocktails. By the time you reach the final stop, you’ll have a pleasant buzz and a night’s worth of ghostly tales to share with family and friends back home.

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Brian took my husband Mike and I out fly fishing in the winter, something that is just not done because it is off season and the fish are not biting. However Brian was going to find us a great spot no matter how many times we moved down the river. Never giving up, Brian found a great spot and we were CATCHING fish !!! I caught the first one and my husband caught his fish near the end of the day . A great time was had by all and Brian even got photos for us to remember the day. We have been home

Such a pleasant trip, you never spend too much time in the van, stops are well thought and it dis not feel rushed. A good combination of outdoors and roadtrip time. Very convenient for solo travellers who don’t want to go through the hassle of renting a car and figuring things on your own. Captain Kurt is an authentic colorado renaissance man. He knows his geography, history, fauna and flora of the region, great recommendations of stuff to do in Denver and a great attitude. Love it.

My friends and I had such a great time on this trip! There was so much to do and see. Phil was our guide and he was incredible! Very knowledgeable and professional. Not to mentioned he helped us take pictures along the way! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

Beautiful tour loved seeing the wild life. Wild elk and wild turkeys and the snow on the pine trees was breath taking.

Beautiful snow-covered trails. It was easy to see the deer.