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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 Segway Tour

2. 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.

Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 42% on Top Attractions

3. Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 42% on Top Attractions

Enjoy your choice of admission to 3, 4, or 5 of the most popular attractions in Denver at up to 42% 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.

Denver: Mile High Ghouls Haunted Walking Tour

4. Denver: Mile High Ghouls Haunted Walking Tour

Like the looming Rockies, Denver’s dark history casts a long shadow over the Mile High City. Dive deep into the haunted history at the heart of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, on a guided walking tour. Choose between a standard 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour extended tour. Hear stories take you on a journey back to a time of wealth, luxury, and deceit. This collection of stories will unearth the dark secrets that are the foundation on which this iconic city was built. Follow your guide through 8-13 (standard or extended tour) different sites and historic houses around the state’s Capitol building. Find out where the unsinkable Molly Brown, one of the most famous survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, might still show her face. See a side of Denver not often seen by visitors. Take a walk through the beautiful neighborhood that is the heart of the Mile High City while listening to the chilling tales of its past. Have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night on a tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Denver and seasoned locals alike.

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

5. 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.

Denver: Downtown Cocktail Tour

6. Denver: Downtown Cocktail Tour

Get off the beaten path on this tour of the city’s fascinating drinking establishments and enjoy three delicious cocktails. Listen to the stories behind some of the city’s most popular drinks and how they fit in with the history of Denver and Colorado. Delve into the intriguing background of Prohibition-era cocktails at Denver’s modern-day speakeasies, historic bars, and popular hangouts, and try out local twists on cocktail classics. Sit back, soak up the stories from your local guide and entertaining bartenders.

Colorado Springs: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Entry

7. Colorado Springs: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Entry

Experience the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in the heart of Colorado Springs, the USA's Olympic City. Explore this 60,000-square-foot museum, dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories. Learn about the artifacts, media, and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. Hear about the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, including friendship, respect, excellence, determination, equality, inspiration, and courage.  Enter the museum and ride the elevator to the top floor. Follow a spiral path that winds progressively downward to the main floor, creating a parallel experience for all guests on the journey through 12 interactive galleries. Hear stories of Team USA Olympians and Paralympians. Discover one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the world, which opened in 2020 and is designed so that all guests experience the museum in the same way. Enjoy inclusive designs and assistive technologies, including open captions, audio description tracks, assisted listening, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations, accessible exhibit spaces with ramps, and more.  Learn about how Team USA athletes consulted throughout the project to achieve this authentic experience and inclusive design.

Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

8. 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: Downtown Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

9. Denver: Downtown Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Come see why Zagat ranked Denver the 4th Hottest Food City in America. Taste unique and delicious dishes from award-winning local restaurants and learn fun history about the Mile High City on this signature downtown Denver walking food tour. You will taste authentic Neopolitan pizza from the only pizzeria in Colorado certified by the AVPN in Italy, award-winning from-scratch Colorado green chile, fluffy baked empanadas from a family-owned shop, Southwestern fusion cuisine on the brand new Dairy Block, and a sweet treat inside the historic Union Station. In between tastings, your local food tour guide will share stories about Denver's history and architecture. From secret tunnels to world-famous bordellos, learn just how wild the west was in the city's early days. You'll also visit historic sites and city landmarks like the iconic Union Station, the brand new Dairy Block, the baseball stadium, and Denver's oldest hotel.

Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

10. Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Immerse yourself in tales ranging from apparitions to mysterious black mists and moving objects. Let your host regale you with tales of the creepy goings-on in the Rabbit Hole restaurant, the premises of which housed the city morgue in the 1900s, or La Burla Bee, which is said to house several ghosts. This walking tour adventure starts at the Antlers Hotel where you'll hear about Judge Baldwin and other spirits. You then pass by the Rabbit Hole hotel, the Old Depot, the Cheyenne Building, and many other sites of paranormal activity. Listen to stories of the pop-up morgues and crematoriums that emerged during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and which left many spirits still wandering in the underground of the city. Learn about the former YWCA and the tragic event that happened inside, as well as the underground tunnels that led to the old City Auditorium. After visiting the Colorado Mining Exchange and Peak Theatre, journey on to the Old Depot and the Denver/Rio Grande Railroad where a serial killer is said to have committed his first double murder.

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What people are saying about Colorado

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5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

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

Barry was the best tour guide! He showed us nice places and share a bit of info on the Denver culture and history! We love it really much! Marco’s have the best pizza ever!!!!!!!

Our guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about Denver history. I have already recommended her tour to all my Facebook friends!

Great tour. Enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it to anyone. Segways are easy to get used to and we had no issues.

Our group had so much fun with Kristina! This is fun for Denver locals and visitors alike, we really enjoyed it.