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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 Denver: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

2. From Denver: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

Have an unforgettable experience and see the many wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park on this Jeep tour with picnic lunch from Denver. Learn about the park's nature and wildlife from an expert naturalist guide. Meet your guide and make your way to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend high into the alpine tundra via switchbacks on Old Fall River Road. Search for wildlife like mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and a diversity of bird species like bald eagle, Clark's nutcracker, and Steller's jay. Step out of the Jeep and adventure on foot. Learn about wildflowers and their medicinal value and enjoy a picnic lunch with a view before heading back to Denver. The activity providers's unique adventures are designed to offer memorable encounters with nature while supporting wildlife conservation efforts across the globe. 5% of the proceeds of this activity are given to wildlife conservation initiatives.

From Denver: Red Rocks and Mount Evans Guided Day-Trip

3. From Denver: Red Rocks and Mount Evans Guided Day-Trip

Embark on a memorable trip outside of Denver to the wilderness of Mount Evans on this day-trip. See the world from the top of the mountain and enjoy scenic stops at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Echo Lake, and Idaho Springs. See the Red Rocks Amphitheater, built in a red sandstone rock formation and one of the most beautiful music venues in the United States. Next, head to Echo Lake, filled with its crisp mountain waters and surrounded by evergreen trees. Continue all the way to the summit, along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Take some spectacular pictures from the top of one of the tallest mountains in the Rockies and be on the lookout for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and mountain goats making their way around. On your way back to Denver, check out some local history in the city of Idaho Springs. In 1859, prospectors discovered gold at this location where the Chicago Creek meets Clear Creek.

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

4. 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: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

5. Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

Hike up to St. Mary's Glacier, ascending through the stunning Colorado Forest and ending with breathtaking panoramic lake views. With swimming and sledding included, this 1.5-mile hike is a popular hike in Colorado. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Beau Jo's Mountain Pizza in Idaho Springs, which has been around since 1880 and is one of Colorado's hidden gems. Idaho Springs has a population of 1,717 people, and is a gold-mining town founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush. Following lunch, your tour visits another historic landmark where you can soak in the natural geothermal cave pools, perfect for sore muscles after hiking.

Castle Rock: The EDGE Zipline Tour

6. Castle Rock: The EDGE Zipline Tour

Enjoy an activity full of adventure and adrenaline in Colorado's Castle Rock. Soar across over ten ziplines, with speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and admire the surrounding mountain views. Feel totally safe with a completely guided experience, perfect for beginners and adrenaline-junkies alike. This award-winning Zipline tour is fully guided, covers 10 zip lines, and will have you soaring over a beautiful 320-acre (130 hectares) park. Open year-round with beautiful mountain views, this tour is an epic escape from everyday routine. Enjoy a new way to jump right into Colorado's picture-perfect scenery when you book this beginner-friendly zipline tour. Choose from multiple start times, from morning to evening, and make your own way to the zipline center, located a quick drive from Denver.

Golden: Beginner Outdoor Rappelling Lesson

7. Golden: Beginner Outdoor Rappelling Lesson

Discover the Colorado mountains with a local guide and learn the basics of rappelling before trying it for yourself. Get memorable photos taken as you make your way down to the bottom of the mountain. Meet your guide just 20 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and begin your day hiking to the summit of North Table Mountain. Take in amazing views of the volcanically formed mesa and feel the fresh mountain air. Once at the top, your rappelling guide will show you how to safely use the equipment. After learning the basics, make several rappels down vertical cliffs ranging from 30 to over 100 feet in height.

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What people are saying about Denver

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The perfect day trip from Denver. It never felt rushed, with a non-strenuous hike to a great view, quick hot springs visit, and lunch. Our guide, Trey, was great, with fun facts about the local area and good instincts when a lightning and hail storm came in just as we were finishing the hike. He was even our personal photographer!

The mountains were breathtaking the hike was enjoyable the tour guide Breanne was the most attentive knowledgeable courteous and fun she made the experience relaxing and comfortable I totally enjoyed the geothermal caves and pool beautiful and peaceful scenery

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.

Had an amazing day… would really recommend the Rocky Mountain trip.

knowledgeable and attentive guides; great small group experience.