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Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park Safari Tour

1. 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.

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.

Estes Park: Bear Lake corridor Tour

3. Estes Park: Bear Lake corridor Tour

Enjoy this specialty tour, where professional guides will take you to exclusive photo spots to take the perfect photos. Your guide will help you capture the angles and reflections that'll give you a range of once-in-a-lifetime photos. Capture photos of breath-taking vistas, lakes, streams, waterfalls, and possibly intimate encounters with wildlife. Stops may include the Stanley Hotel, Sprague Lake, Bear Lake, Moraine Park, Endo Valley, and other hidden locations.

From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

4. 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. 

Rocky Mountain National Park Tour Summer/Fall - Picnic Lunch

5. Rocky Mountain National Park Tour Summer/Fall - Picnic Lunch

Immerse yourself in the spectacular sights of Rocky Mountain National Park with a guided day trip from Denver, Estes Park, or Boulder. Hike the park trails while watching for local wildlife such as elk, eagles, and marmots. Savor a picnic lunch and discover alpine lakes and waterfalls. Begin your tour by meeting your guide in at one of the designated pickup points and drive into Rocky Mountain National Park in an air-conditioned van. Admire incredible mountain views as you head deeper into the park, stopping at the scenic panoramic overlook at Many Parks Curve, a hairpin turn on Trail Ridge Road. Proceed to Horseshoe Park to discover a staggering alluvial fan, a naturally made deposit of water-transported material. Explore several short trails, watch for native wildlife such as elk and deer, traverse wide meadows, and wander by waterfalls, alpine lakes, and fragile alpine tundra. Take a break from hiking for a picnic lunch. Enjoy one last glance at the expansive forests, sprawling meadows, and towering mountains before driving back to your pickup location. Visit the village's art galleries and The Stanley Hotel, best known for inspiring the novel "The Shining" by Steven King.

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

6. 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

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

9. Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies on this guided 4x4 tour on the back roads high above Colorado Springs. You will spend almost the entire tour on dirt roads high in the mountains of the Pike National Forest. Admire the views from as high as 11,200 feet above sea level. Join this remote and scenic activity, punctuated by breathtaking views of alpine meadows, wildflowers, beaver ponds, and streams. Peer across stunning landscapes where eagles, deer, cougars, and bears may be sighted.  Relax, take in the clean mountain air, and enjoy the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. You tour will include: bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in The West! This tour only runs on weekdays to give you the best possible experience.

Rocky Mountain National Park: Scenic Airplane Flight

10. Rocky Mountain National Park: Scenic Airplane Flight

On this 30-minute private flight, you’ll experience the Front Range of Colorado from a bird’s-eye view, with your pilot acting as your guide. Enjoy your window seat as you soar over landmarks such as the Big Thompson River Canyon and savor incredible views of the Rocky Mountain National Park.   Departing from Longmont, your pilot will provide headsets for you to don as you glide over the beautiful nature of Colorado. Experience the view over the expansive Carter Lake and Big Thompson Canyon before glimpsing Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park.  Gain perspective on the Cameron Peak burn scar and learn other interesting facts about the land as your pilot narrates along the flight route. Be sure to bring a camera to relive this unique and unforgettable perspective of charming northern Colorado. 

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

The jeep tour was a great way to see the park. Nick H Traveler was a great driver and tour guide. It was obvious that Nick’s goal was for us to have the best experience possible. He took pictures of us, hiked with us, filled water bottles and most importantly shared his knowledge of the park with us. Deborah checked us in and was friendly and kind. Loved it! Thank you for a great experience. Travelers from Green Bay, WI area.

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

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!

Zack was an excellent guide and we loved the tour! Really appreciated the blankets to keep us cozy & warm on the ride down the mountain!

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