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  • Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheater and Mount Evans Tour

    1. Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheater and Mount Evans Tour

    Meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide in downtown Denver. From there, get comfortable in a van and enjoy the picturesque views as you drive to your first stop, the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Admire the breathtaking views in all directions from one of the world’s most unique and scenic outdoor music venues. After Red Rocks Amphitheater, your tour will continue along the scenic Lariat Loop to Evergreen. From there, you will head towards Mount Evans on a scenic bypass with panoramic views. Stop for a picnic lunch at Echo Lake and take in the majestic mountain views. Then enjoy a ride on the highest paved road in North America to the summit of Mt. Evans, at 14,000 feet. On the way back to Denver, enjoy a brief stop in Idaho Springs for a beer or some shopping.

    It was a great tour that was well worth the buck. Kyle did an amazong job as our tour guide. He is well informed on many things ranging from history, wildlife, geography to some pretty good recommendations for Denver. He seemed pretty experienced driving in the narrow mountain roads up to Mount Evans, and played some good mountain jams. We took the tour on our second day in Denver. Would definitely recommend it and hope we could do a Rocky Mountain National park tour with Kyle in the future.

  • Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

    2. 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.

    Ariel and Trey were terrific guides and we had an awesome day on the glacier hike and geothermal cave pool adventure. Thank you

  • Colorado: Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Tour

    3. Colorado: Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Tour

    Discover some of the most iconic historical spots that Colorado has to offer. Experience what it's like being in Jurassic Park while exploring Dinosaur Ridge. Learn about the gold rush and pan for gold yourself. Taste Idaho Springs' delicious BBQ. Try new things with this hands-on tour. Stop 1: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Start the tour exploring Red Rocks, an amphitheater ranked one of the best in the world, while learning about its history and geology. Be surrounded by two sections of red rocks and an outstanding view of Colorado. Get your photos taken for free by a professional photographer with a DSLR camera to remember your experience. Stop 2: Dinosaur Ridge Next, visit Dinosaur Ridge and travel back in time to over 200 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the great plains of Colorado. Learn about the ancient dinosaurs and why Dinosaur Ridge become famous. The world’s first...

  • Denver: Private Mount Evans Tour

    4. Denver: Private Mount Evans Tour

    Take an adventure to the top of one of Colorado’s tallest mountains on this small group tour. Start by taking in the picturesque views at one of the world’s most unique and scenic outdoor music venues, Red Rocks Amphitheater.  From there, you’ll head up to Mt. Evans on the highest paved road in North America. Take in majestic mountain views with a stop for a picnic lunch at Echo Lake. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like mountain goats and elk.  If you take this tour in the winter months, you'll see the mountain from Echo Lake park located along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Absorb the fantastic views and surreal atmosphere. Your friendly, fun tour guide will lead you safely to the summit of Mt. Evans, where a 14,000-foot view awaits you. If you and your group are seeking an all-day outing that gets you close to nature while showcasing Colorado’s stunning beauty, this is the tour f...

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What people are saying about Idaho Springs

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was a great tour that was well worth the buck. Kyle did an amazong job as our tour guide. He is well informed on many things ranging from history, wildlife, geography to some pretty good recommendations for Denver. He seemed pretty experienced driving in the narrow mountain roads up to Mount Evans, and played some good mountain jams. We took the tour on our second day in Denver. Would definitely recommend it and hope we could do a Rocky Mountain National park tour with Kyle in the future.

So good :) I highly recommend this tour. Red Rocks Amphitheater is stunning, a world class music venue built into and around prehistoric rock formations. Mt. Evans also didn't disappoint - other than the stunning views, we saw elk, marmots, and wooly mountain goats. Shay (aka Shea Butter) was our fantastic guide :) She is a great storyteller and knows a lot about the history and wildlife of the area. She kept things very interactive during a well-paced tour.

My friend and I were visiting CO and wanted to hike without worrying where to go and what to do. Tyler and Bree were amazing guides!! They were so fun, accommodating and friendly. I cannot say enough great things about this tour and the guides. I am looking forward to my next trip to CO and tour with Adventure Colorado Tours!

Excellent experience. Red Rocks Apitheatre was spectacular. Mt. Evans very impressive and the wildlife didn't disappoint. Our guide Jed was incredible. Extremely knowledgable. Very caring about the passengers. Very accomodating and just a fascinating person. He made the trip. Thanks Jed!

Amazing tour, amazing nature , very professional guide Highly recommend for everyone