Our most recommended things to do in Golden, Colorado

Denver: Cannabis-Friendly Mountain Sunset Tour with Guide

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

Embark on a 420-friendly sunset bus 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 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.

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

2. 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.

Between Vail & Denver: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

3. Between Vail & Denver: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

With a smartphone as your guide, follow the suggested route from the audio guide along Interstate 70, and discover one of the most scenic drives in Colorado. Start anywhere along the route between Denver and Vail or Breckenridge. Connect your smartphone to your vehicle's stereo and listen to an audio tour guide via an app while you drive (download information found in your confirmation voucher). Once you download and install the tour, you will get directions on starting the tour and learn how the app works. As you drive, learn about the area's mining history and the legend of Poker Alice. Discover the beauty of the Loveland Pass. Hear about the Arapaho Basin and other sights at your own pace.  With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. Easily navigate your tour and enjoy entertainment suitable for all ages. Stay laughing and engaged with your friends or family along the way with trivia fun. Enjoy a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights at each point of interest you pass.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Golden Colorado

4. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Golden Colorado

Looking for a way to turn Golden Colorado into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive mini scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a one and a half-hour sightseeing tour of Golden Colorado.  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 outside the Visitor Center and takes you along a path next to Clear Creek as you discovery the rich history of Golden. You'll explore the street art, the historic Armory, and if the wind is right...catch a wiff of Golden's finest brewing.  The tour requires about two miles of walking.  Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop to enjoy a bite to eat or explore the brewery … why not, it’s your schedule?  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. Points of Interest Include: Visitor Center Golden History Center Clear Creek History Park The Armory Clear Creek

Boulder: Vail and Breckenridge Smartphone Audio Tour

5. Boulder: Vail and Breckenridge Smartphone Audio Tour

Make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along Highway 93 and I-70 connecting Boulder, Vail, and Breckenridge. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started on this scenic route in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Your audio guide will point out must-see parks, historical sites, recreation areas, and more. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you learn about some of the cities and small towns along your route. Pass Boulder, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, and more. Explore the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the National Earthquake Information Centre, the Walking Mountains Nature Center, and the Georgetown Loop Railroad, with attractions and special events all throughout the year. Take time to see the sights at your leisure and feel free to take the tour in either direction. See Genesee Park, Clear Creek County, Arapaho National Forest, Loveland Pass, White River National Forest, and the awe-inspiring Eisenhower Tunnel. Listen as your guide points out North Table Mountain, Twin Peaks, the Dillon Reservoir, Copper Mountain, Vail Pass, Shrine Pass, and Arapaho Basin, where you can get a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide.

From Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Golden Driving Tour

6. From Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Golden Driving Tour

Experience a 4-hour tour of the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Learn how Red Rocks is becoming a leader in sustainability. Hear stories about underrepresented groups. See where U2 and The Beatles performed. Shop for souvenirs in the mining town of Golden, home to the Coors brewing company. Meet your guide at Denver's Union Station and go on a short ride to the foothills at the west of the city, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Then, drive up the hills surrounding Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to witness 300 million years of geological history. See the rock structures and hear about the Great Unconformity, a geological mystery where an unexplained gap occurs in the geological record. Learn about the unique plants and animals. Next, enter Red Rocks Amphitheater, which has staged concerts by U2, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, and many others. Hear how it was used as a ceremonial space by indigenous peoples. Then, head to Golden, a mining town that was established during a gold rush, and which is home to the Coors brewery. Shop for souvenirs, relax in the park by the creek, and buy lunch in a restaurant. Finally, go back to Denver.

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What people are saying about Golden, Colorado

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 10 reviews

We have made this trip probably dozens of times. First time with tour. Learned quite a bit. Wondered why other things were excluded. Definitely recommend!

Found it to be a very informative and fun to listen to audio tour.