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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Entrance Ticket

1. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Entrance Ticket

Discover the natural beauty of Colorado with entrance tickets to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Walk across the highest suspension bridge in America, and soak in views of the Arkansas River as you sail above the gorge by gondola. Visit this historical attraction and enjoy a fun day out for the entire family. As well as the Aerial Gondola, your entrance ticket includes access to the Children’s Playland, the Plaza Theater, and live entertainment during the summer season. Enjoy unlimited rides on the Aerial Gondola. Get your camera ready and admire the scenery as you glide across the gorge. Head to the kids’ play area, filled with ropes, slides, nets, tunnels, and towers. Journey back in time and discover the bridge’s history at the Plaza Theater. Watch a short documentary and check out the historical exhibition, to learn all about the park. With live performances and shows throughout the summer season, there’s something for everyone.

Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park Safari Tour

2. Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park Safari Tour

Your unforgettable tour will start in the historic downtown Estes Park at 7500 feet above sea level. It will take you through lowland meadows and aspen groves, along swift flowing rivers to mountain lakes and into the tundra above 12000 feet in elevation. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park as your professional guide narrates your journey along the way, ensuring an incredible experience. This tour will include going to the highest part of Trail Ridge Road, stopping at a waterfall, wildlife viewing, and the historic one-way road, Old Fall River Road, when open.

Denver: Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park Ticket

3. Denver: Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park Ticket

Located in the heart of Denver, Elitch Gardens has something for everyone. With 54 rides and attractions, including exciting roller coasters and an entire water park. Experience adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, family attractions, water rides, and choose from various activities for kids.  Don’t miss the breathtaking views of Denver atop the 250-feet (76 meters) observation tower or while plummeting 200 feet (61 meters) down the Tower of Doom. The park honors its history as one of the oldest consecutive-operating amusement parks in the United States in 2020 when it turns 130 years old. The park will celebrate its past while embracing the future, providing quality family fun that has entertained Colorado for generations.

Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

4. 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

5. 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.

Jasper: Rocky Mountains Scenic Helicopter Tour

6. Jasper: Rocky Mountains Scenic Helicopter Tour

Begin your adventure at the Jasper-Hinton Airport, the perfect starting point for your Rocky Mountains trip – surrounded by nature. You will be greeted by one of our staff members who will provide you with a safety briefing and instructions prior to your flight. Each passenger will be equipped with a headset that allows you to listen to your Pilot’s commentary, and communicate with the rest of the group during the flight. As soon as you buckle in, you will be face to face with the Rocky Mountains. Your itinerary will differ depending on the tour that you have selected. 20-minute Tour This trip takes you buzzing just past the summit and down the ridge line of Folding Mountain. You then climb above the Fiddle Mountain Range, with a westward view over the Rocky Mountains. This view is nearly impossible to beat! 30-min TourThis jam-packed tour features action right off the runway as you climb over Brule Lake and soar high above the Fiddle Mountain range. The vastness of the Rocky Mountains extends before you as far as Mt. Robson and beyond.  Descend over the Miette Hot Springs and in the valley get a close-up view of the steep, jagged ridgelines that make up Ashlar Ridge and the famous Miette Mountain Range.  The trip is capped off with a flyby of the sheer cliffs famous to Roche Miette, a quick loop past Jasper and Talbot Lakes and a gentle cruise above the Athabasca River. 60-min TourFly over the Athabasca River, Jasper and Talbot Lakes and take in the view of snow-capped peaks and steep ridgelines visible all the way to Mt. Robson as you make your way toward the town of Jasper.  Soaring past Pyramid Mountain and the stunning blue waters of Lake Edith and Annette, look down on the Jasper Sky Tram atop Whistlers Mountain, Marmot Basin and the town of Jasper before swinging past the Valley of the Five Lakes for a truly unbeatable view of this area of Jasper National Park.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

7. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Experience one of nature's greatest treasures, the Garden of the Gods, on an exciting segway tour. Admire nature as you pass by Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook, and learn about the history of the Old West. Enjoy unobscured views and a mellow pace to make the visit to the red rock park memorable. Watch as your guide points out exotic plant life, red-tailed hawks, eagles' nests, mule deer, big horn sheep, and numerous geologic formations and the unique caricatures hidden within them. Make several short stops, however; generally, stay on the Segway throughout the tour. Learn about the cultural history of the park and hear a variety of tall tales and true stories of the Old West and Colorado Springs. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes 'Cone Zone' safety training and the best guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

8. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

After meeting your guide, head to the launch point, where you will see the 9-story-tall hot air balloon for the first time. Climb inside a woven basket as the enormous fabric above you swells with air. Listen to the dramatic sounds of the burner as the inflation process continues, gradually lifting you off the ground and taking you to the heavens above. Feel the thrill of drifting 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains as you raise your glass of champagne in a celebratory toast while ascending high over Colorado Springs. Your knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot will identify some of the mountains in view as the sun rises higher in the sky, painting the world before you with rich golden hues. Keep an eye out for native birds flying nearby, such as downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and white-breasted nuthatches.  You'll have the chance to take breathtaking aerial shots of the Rocky Mountains throughout your flight, so be sure to take a few snaps from the air.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

9. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience breathtaking sights from a hot air balloon as you fly serenely in the wake of the Rocky Mountain Front Range at sunrise. Travel over the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak and discover the country where deer and antelope play. Each hour-long flight is a journey guided by the winds and the skill of your pilot. Enjoy spectacular views for 100 miles in all directions and take a moment to relax and relish in the unforgettable experience of flying in a hot air balloon. Your post-flight celebration features a continental breakfast and champagne toast along with orange juice served in glass stemware. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes a Flight Certificate for each new aeronaut, and the best pilots and crew in the west. 

Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

10. Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

Zipline over the foothills of historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. Perched high above Manitou Springs over Gregory Gulch, you will indulge in excitement and spectacular vistas while soaring over this beautiful alpine canyon.  The natural-terrain course features five ziplines, varying in length from 225 feet to over 600 feet and provides the best rush of adrenaline on the Front Range of the Rockies.The ziplines are fully licensed, insured, and inspected. The course is a rustic cliff to cliff style, with no towers to climb, and also includes a couple of short nature hikes between lines. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. The tour includes 4x4 transportation from the station to the start of the course and the best Zipline guides in the West.

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What people are saying about Colorado

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We had an excellent time on our jeep tour with Creek! He showed us some amazing views and gave us a lot of great historical information, all the while keeping us entertained and informed. The jeep was super comfy and we had no trouble accommodating our 7 year old and 1 year old’s car seats. We will definitely do this again if we come back to the area as we had a blast!

It was an amazing experience, I thought I would be afraid if the height so I booked the 20 minute tour, however the ride was so smooth, the views were amazing and I regretted not taking the 1 hour tour instead…. Next time!!! Staff was super friendly!!

It covered the cost of admission for the Botanical Gardens. That alone was worth the cost of the Denver CityPASS.

Great Segway tour, lots of history of the area. Happy was our tour guide, he was awesome!!

Jeep tour was fun and informative. 'Tumbleweed' was an excellent tour guide!