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Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

1. Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

Escape into the stunning mountains of the San Juan National Forest with a round-trip, first-class train ticket from Durango to Silverton. Take in unforgettable views of the Animas River Gorge, Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge, San Juan National Forest, and more, from the comfort of a luxury train car. Depart the Durango Depot and into the mountains of the San Juan National Forest for a 3.5-hour train ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Get comfortable in your cozy train car on this iconic train, which has been running since 1882 through the untouched mountain terrain. Pass the Animas River Gorge, Horseshoe Curve, and High Bridge before arriving in the historic mining town of Silverton. Wander the town's quaint alcoves and learn about its rich history before returning to the train two hours later to head back to Durango.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

2. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Enjoy a Jeep ride in Colorado that will literally take your breath away. Marvel at the panoramic mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic sites as you enjoy a thrilling ride. Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

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.

Denver: 6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour

5. Denver: 6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour

If you are traveling in or near Denver, Colorado and you like a little thrill and adventure, then this Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour is for you. And, at only 30 minutes from downtown, it's the closest zip line course to Denver. Nestled in a Rocky Mountain pine forest, at an elevation of over 8,000 feet (about 2,500 meters), you will fly at speeds of up to 50mph (75kph) and 200ft (about 75 meters) high on zip lines, which altogether total over 6,000 feet (2,000 meters) in length. You’ll soar through pine forests and over mountain meadows. It is a fantastic way to enjoy some fresh air, see some magnificent Rocky Mountain views, and have a whole lot of fun.

Grant Village: Yellowstone Lake Guided Sea Kayak Tour

6. Grant Village: Yellowstone Lake Guided Sea Kayak Tour

Beat the crowds and strong midday heat on a morning kayak tour of Yellowstone Lake starting from Grant Village. Take in breathtaking views of the West Thumb Geyser Basin and the Yellowstone Caldera as you paddle along the lake. Rise early for the best chances to spot wildlife and enjoy the still waters. Meet the guide at the Grant Village Marina and gear up with a kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Dip your blade into the waters above Yellowstone’s supervolcano. Listen to tales of native peoples and wildlife from your guide and admire the West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone from the water. After your paddle, sit down at a scenic spot on the shores of Yellowstone Lake for a hot drink and lunch.

7-Day Yellowstone National Park Rocky Mountain Explorer

7. 7-Day Yellowstone National Park Rocky Mountain Explorer

Day 1 — Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park via Cedar Breaks Drive through Cedar Breaks to the 10,000 ft. summit and take in spectacular views of ancient lava flows and the Sevier River Valley below. Arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park just in time for a delicious picnic lunch before a full afternoon of hiking. Take a relaxing stroll along the rim of the world-famous amphitheater or a hike deep into the depths of the canyon and get up close and personal with the hoodoos that make up this unique landscape. Attend a talk by a ranger and learn about the geology of this fascinating park. Spend the evening around the campfire and after an all-American BBQ, enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub under the stars. Day 2 — Bryce Canyon to Salt Lake City Day 2 takes you north to Salt Lake City Utah, home of the tabernacle choir, for an afternoon of exploring Mormon Pioneer history. Visit the magnificent Salt Lake Mormon Temple and see the State Capital Building with founder Brigham Young’s Territorial Governor’s Mansion. Stay overnight in Hotel Crystal Inn or similar. Day 3 — Grand Tetons National Park The Grand Tetons Mountain Range rises above a scene rich in wildlife, with pristine lakes and spectacular mountain peaks. Take a walk to Inspiration Point or enjoy a scenic stroll around Jenny Lake while gazing up at the surrounding landscape. Have a picnic, spot moose or even a grizzly bear and enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place. Camp in the Tetons Days 4 and 5 — Yellowstone National Park The crown jewel and the world’s first national park, Yellowstone is a mountain wilderness home to grizzly bears, wolves and herds of buffalo and elk. Visit Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Pool, as well as Yellowstone Canyon, then explore geysers throughout both the North and South loop. Spend 2 days exploring this enormous national park with your expert guide. Camp in Yellowstone x 2 nights Day 6 — Rocky Mountains Visit Yellowstone's Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Center before enjoying more spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. The Rocky Mountains offer phenomenal views in the afternoon, a perfect spot for one last walk and a last night BBQ blowout. Spend the night in Rocky Mountain Campground. Day 7 Visit Valley of Fire State Park en-route back to Las Vegas and explore impressive sandstone formations, where many famous movies were filmed. A late afternoon return to Las Vegas leaves you with plenty of time to relax before a night out on the town. Additional tours: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors in an extreme desert environment.

Rocky Mountain National Park: Driving Audio Tour App

8. Rocky Mountain National Park: Driving Audio Tour App

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.

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.

From Whitefish: Glacier National Park & Polebridge Day Tour

10. From Whitefish: Glacier National Park & Polebridge Day Tour

Explore the areas of West Glacier, Polebridge, and Glacier National Park with a private guide on this day tour from Whitefish. Enjoy panoramic views of Hungry Horse Reservoir, get a photo with the iconic Glacier National Park sign, and stop at Lake McDonald Lodge. Begin your day with a pickup at your Whitefish hotel or accommodation and head out of town. Stop at Hungry Horse Reservoir and walk across the Hungry Horse Dam. Admire the view of the Rocky Mountains reflected in the still water of the reservoir. As you walk, hear the history of the dam, reservoir, and the town of Hungry Horse from your guide. Next, continue to West Glacier to reach Glacier National Park. Stop at the entrance sign for a quick photo op before heading to Lake McDonald within the park. Drive past the shores of Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park. Stop at the Lake McDonald Lodge and look over the still water to the towering Rockies. As you take photos from the dock, hear about the founding of the national park and fascinating tales of its bears. Continue to Apgar Visitor Center and this historic area of Apgar Village at the edge of Lake McDonald. Stroll around the area and explore the visitor center to learn more about the park. Next, leave the National Park and travel up the North Fork road, enjoying the sights of the mighty North Fork river. Stop to take pictures next to roaring waterfalls before arriving at Polebridge Mercantile. Take a seat in this historic cafe and outpost, just 20 miles south of the Canadian border. Grab a Huckleberry Bear Claw, a traditional pastry, or enjoy a delicious lunch (not included) and enjoy the views before returning to Whitefish.

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Book directly with outwest adventures dealing with a booking company is not worth the Effort I hd a schedule issues and booking just straight up told me no sorry you will just lose the money you paid called the company out west adventure and Laura in the office was able to get me in on same day at later time

Great tour! We went on an early morning tour so the temperature was cool which felt great. The park is gorgeous, and Cougar our guide, had great stories and information about various areas of the park. Well worth it and would do it again in a heartbeat!

Beautiful scenery.... looks different in each direction. Was grey and wet but didn't spoil the trip. The only thing that could have made it better was being a few weeks later when the trees were changing colors

The ziplines were amazing and the views were beautiful. The guides were very knowledgeable and made sure everyone was safe.

Excellent experience . We took the jeep excursion and our guide was "Mustang Sally" who was fun and very knowledgeable