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Nature & Wildlife

Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder

Climb from the streets of the "Mile High City" to Rocky Mountain National Park, on a day trip that showcases the rugged beauty of Colorado's mountains. Weave through small, historic towns and drive over alpine passes, as you scan the horizon for mountain wildlife like elk, black bears, or moose. Take a breath of fresh mountain air while hiking out on the trails, and feel like you're standing on top of the world up here on America's backbone.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

The Denver foothills are packed with some of Colorado's best sights, from Red Rocks Amphitheater to Lookout Mountain and scenic Lariat Loop. Over the course of this half-day tour from Denver that explores the scenic foothills, get panoramic views of the mountain surroundings and stroll through small, historic towns before stopping in Evergreen for drinks. It's a quick escape from the big city buzz and a taste of life in the mountains, and one you can easily fit in a day when touring the "Mile High" City.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip from Denver

Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery of the Rocky Mountains on this full-day tour from Denver. Drive across the Continental Divide and Trail Ridge Road, peaking at an astonishing 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. Pass through the scenic ski town of Winter Park and enjoy lunch on the shores of Grand Lake. Soak up unspoiled alpine views in Rocky Mountain National Park, and keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, bighorn sheep, moose and black bears.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver

Head south from Denver on a small group tour to two of Colorado’s most majestic places. First, visit Garden of the Gods, a unique geological area with colossal red rock formations. Then take a drive up Pikes Peak, which inspired the song “America the Beautiful.” Have lunch and enjoy a bit of free time or shopping in the charming town of Manitou Springs, then take a scenic drive through the foothills back to Denver.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Full Day Colorado Spirngs Tour of The Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak

Get a comprehensive tour of Colorado Springs combined with personalized attention on this day excursion. With round-trip private transportation included, you can enjoy the scenery and relax on the way there and back. Once in Colorado Springs, listen to commentary tailored to your interests as you visit the city highlights such as Pike's Peak, the Manitou Incline, the Garden of the Gods, and the Air Force Academy.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Mount Evans & Red Rocks Park Tour From Denver (Small Group)

Escape the city and immerse yourself in the nature of Mount Evans during this day trip. With a small group of just 14 people, you'll enjoy an intimate group atmosphere and plenty of personalized attention from your guide. Once you reach the summit via tour vehicle, get out to explore and get epic views over the surrounding Rockies, dotted with local flora and fauna.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Rocky Mountain National Park Summer

Visit one of the most beautiful parks in the American West on a full-day tour from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Picnic among a summer landscape of thick green trees and wildflower meadows, and drive above timberline on an alpine road with stunning mountain views. Stroll around and look for Colorado wildlife inside the park, with time for a dose of mountain culture in the charming resort town of Estes Park.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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City Tours

Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour

Explore the grand scenery of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s Wild West history on a small-group bus tour from Denver. Visit the famous natural amphitheatre at Red Rocks, soak up the mountain town charm of Evergreen, and encounter descendants of America's last wild buffalo herd grazing in the foothills. Get panoramic views of Denver and the Front Range from atop Lookout Mountain, and pay tribute to one of the great showmen of the early West at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave on this easy half-day escape.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Discover the best of the Rocky Mountain National Park on a guided full-day tour. Park entrance, along with round-trip transportation from Denver or Boulder is conveniently included. Set at a moderate pace, the hike is perfect for people with some experience who also want to take time to appreciate the scenery. Stop for a complimentary packed lunch, which can be prepared to accommodate dietary restrictions.
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Red Rocks, Evergreen, Echo Lake Year Round

Explore Colorado’s natural playgrounds just a short drive from downtown Denver. Escape the city and head for the Rockies with a guide and driver to handle the road, so you can focus on the stunning scenery of Mt. Evans, Bear Creek Canyon, and Squaw Pass. Get a taste of mountain culture in the charming town of Evergreen, check out the dramatic formations of Red Rocks, and hike around serene Echo Lake on on this half-day mountain sampler.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek

Even beginners can enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on Clear Creek with this guided tour. All instruction and equipment—wetsuits, paddles, life vests, and personal drybags—are provided for you. This tour is suitable for those who have no experience and is also perfect for families with children.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Small-Group Tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Explore Colorado’s famous protected playground on a small-group tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. Drive through the foothills into the unspoiled western wilderness, stopping in the resort town of Estes Park and the historic—and allegedly haunted—Stanley Hotel. Wintertime means stops at snow-ringed lakes, cozy mountain hideouts, and visitors’ centers, while summer allows access over the soaring Trail Ridge Road and other alpine vistas.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Mesa Verde National Park Tour

With its 5,000 archaeological sites situated in a striking desert environment, Mesa Verde National Park offers visitors a combination of natural and cultural attractions unfound anywhere else in the country. Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological preserve and national park with a pro on this guided tour, which takes you to the park's must-see attractions, including the Cliff Palace. This tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Durango.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Summer Mountain Summit

Enjoy the view from some of Colorado’s highest peaks with a full-day mountain tour from Denver. Escape the city without renting a car as a driver and guide takes you high into the Rocky Mountains, traveling above timberline on Trail Ridge Road and to the top of Mt. Evans for stunning photos. Stroll around an alpine lake, look for big horn sheep and other Colorado wildlife, and stop for lunch in the mining town of Idaho Springs for a real taste of the Old West.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Float Trips

Half day Upper Colorado River Float Tour

Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Colorado River with light paddling work on this relaxing river float tour. Raft down the gentle currents and a few minor rapids as the river winds though mountain ranchland, historic mining cabins, and the painted cliffs of the Gore Range. Stop to swim and sunbathe along the way, or add some more excitement with a optional cliff jumping on this scenic rafting voyage.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Pikes Peak Country Tour from Denver

Escape city life for the day and head south from Denver to explore the best of Colorado Springs on a private, customized tour. Wander among the enchanting sandstone formations known as the Garden of the Gods, browse shops in the artsy resort town of Manitou Springs, and drive to the summit of Pikes Peak — Colorado’s most famous ’14’er.’ It's a great way to get out of town without the hassle of renting a car.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Boulder Hike and Beer

Experience the supersize scenery and and Wild West history of the Rocky Mountain foothills on this small-group escape from Denver. Pass historic silver mining towns tucked into winding canyons, and enjoy fantastic views of Denver and Colorado’s Front Range. In Boulder, get up close to the striking Flatirons rock formations and enjoy free time to stroll and browse independent stores on the funky, pedestrian Pearl Street Mall.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

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The Only YOU-DRIVE Jeep Experience in Colorado

Native Jeeps offers expert-guided, custom Jeep tour adventures on the picturesque mountain roads outside Denver, in Clear Creek County, Colorado.We are the only permitted Jeep tour company with active operations in Clear Creek County! Also, we are the ONLY Jeep tour company that allows YOU to drive the vehicle! As such, we offer a truly unique experience and set of expedition tours on breathtaking trails no one else will show you. All this, with less than a 40 minute drive from central Denver, 45 minutes from Breckenridge and under an hour from Vail!So, if you’re in the area looking for the perfect day-trip getaway, outdoor adventure or even just a unique Instagram photo op surrounded by the fourteeners of the Rocky Mountains, Native Jeeps is the perfect fit for your plans.
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Fishing Charters & Tours

Full-Day Small-Group Fly Fishing Tour

This 8-hour tour is on private land! A great experience for all level of fishermen, and those who prefer a small-group. Your day starts with a beautiful drive through scenic canyons and will give you the opportunity to connect with your local guide and assess your plan for the day. Beginners will benefit from the knowledgeable guides which can provide basic techniques and awareness of local entomology.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front Range

Experience the thrill of mountain biking along Colorado’s Front Range on this half-day tour. Accompanied by an experienced guide, hop on a high-quality mountain bike and cruise down trails among the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a customized ride based on your experience and ability, and choose from a morning or afternoon departure.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Private Tour of Denver, Red Rocks Park and the foothills close to Denver.

Explore some of the highlights of Denver in this all-in-one tour. Whether you’re seeking a sports fix, want to explore some dramatic natural scenery, or have a taste for cultural highlights, this tour suits all. Learn about the city’s rich history at the State Capitol and Larimer Square, the city’s birthplace. Visit professional sports arenas, LoDo (lower downtown), the Art and Theatre District, and the trendy RiNo (River North Art) District. Escape to nature and take in the views at Red Rocks Park and Buffalo Bill’s gravesite at Lookout Mountain.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango

Explore a rugged mountain landscape on a half-day Jeep tour to La Plata Canyon, and discover high-alpine meadows, avalanche gullies, and Colorado wildflowers with an experienced guide at the wheel. Both morning and afternoon departures are available for this La Plata Canyon tour, which departs from an office in Durango.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Half-day Tours

Royal Gorge Loop Half Day Jeep Tour

Get the very best views of Colorado’s natural wonder on a Jeep tour that takes you to the mouth on the Royal Gorge and over the highest suspension bridge in the United States. Get a perspective most visitors miss with exclusive access to the park’s southern entrance, plus a stunning panorama from the top of Fremont Peak. Along the way, dig deeper into the region’s history with sightings of historic graves and dinosaur footprints.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

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Off-Road Jeep and Mining History Tour

The route departs Golden and follows the recreation mecca of Clear Creek Canyon on its way to the authentic turn of the century town, Idaho Springs.This small town is alive and well with plenty of fun buildings to look at. From Idaho Springs we climb the OMG road to the top of the pass. Views of Mount Evans and other Snow Capped Peaks are as stunning as the drop-offs on the side of the road. This county road is maintained so its not to rough on the bottom. The pass gives way to the hills of Gregory Gulch, claimed to be “The richest square mile on earth”.With this wealth, boomed the most fascinating town ever built at 8,500ft. On the side of a mountain opera houses flourished. Your tour will explore the scenic hill sides above town and the quaint streets of the city. If time permits you may be able to pull a slot machine or grab an ice cream cone in one the local shops before we head back to the big city.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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