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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. 

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

2. 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. 

Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure

3. Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Boulder into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two-hour sightseeing tour of Boulder.  Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving challenges and having fun as you learn a bit about Boulder's history while enjoying the outdoors.   Your Boulder Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure begins along the Boulder Creek Path and takes you on a journey into the heart of historic downtown. You'll discover hidden art near a famous teahouse, gems along Pearl Street Mall, a historic luxury hotel and amazing outdoor works of art. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop for lunch along the way or just sit and enjoy the scenery… 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 along the way include Dushanbe Teahouse, Pearl Street Mall, Boulderado Hotel, and the Court House.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 19 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.

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.