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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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 4 hour 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Discover the best of the Rocky Mountain National Park on a guided 8-hour 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Luxury Vehicle

This guided half-day tour of key attractions in the Denver foothills is ideal for visitors short on time in the Mile High City. Round-trip transportation in a luxury vehicle from your downtown Denver hotel is included. Visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, where musical legends have performed in the natural concert venue. Other locales on this scenic trip include Evergreen Lakehouse, Buffalo Herd Overlook, and historic downtown Golden.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sightseeing Adventure in the Rocky Mountains

Visit one of the United States’ most beautiful mountain ranges on this sightseeing adventure of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. This escapade offers you a half-day and a full-day option to choose from. With either choice, customize your own itinerary, and journey to the Front Range for guided sightseeing of some of Colorado’s must-see spots.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Colo-Rad Zipline Tour

Take a break from the city and head out to Manitou Springs for zipline course popular among families with children. In the company of your guide, embark on a rugged adventure through the forest as you try out a variety of ziplines and customize the experience to suit your level of thrill–seeking. Gear, hydration, and tutorials are included for your convenience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour to Pikes Peak Garden of Gods

Witness the breathtaking views from the top of Colorado’s most famous ‘fourteener’ on a private tour from Denver to Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. After admiring the Rockies from one of their highest points, stroll through the artsy town of Manitou Springs and explore the sacred sandstone formations knows as the Garden of the Gods. Travel in a private vehicle and enjoy the customized attention of a local guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Foothills Explorer Tour from Denver

Explore the gateway to the Rocky Mountains on a private, half-day foothills tour from Denver. Stop at the gorgeous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a favorite natural venue for big-name musical acts, and wind your way through scenic Bear Creek Canyon and the Lariat Loop. Walk in the footsteps of Wild West heroes and take in sweeping views from Lookout Mountain, see the home of Coors brewery, and sip a coffee or beer in the charming mountain town of Evergreen on this customizable jaunt from the Mile-High City.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park From Denver

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the country’s most-visited natural settings, and lucky for Denver visitors, it’s a perfect day trip. The sheer number of incredible views you can experience in one day in the park makes it a world class mountain destination. Meander through winding roads and view wildlife such as elk, eagles, deer, moose, and more. Tours may be modified due to weather or road closures, but in the summer, a stop at the Alpine Visitors Center and Continental Divide are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day Tour

Get a scenic introduction to one of Colorado's favorite outdoor activities with a rafting tour of the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. With easy access and mellow rapids, this stretch of the Arkansas River is a great choice for beginning rafters and families with children age 6 and up. In between tackling rapids like ‘Spikebuck’ and ‘Sharks Tooth,’ enjoy classic Colorado scenery on smoother stretches.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Browns Canyon Half Day Raft Trip - 10am

Enjoy the beauty and excitement of Browns Canyon National Monument on a half day whitewater rafting tour down the Arkansas River. Your guide will go over safety procedures, paddling techniques and tell you about the area’s unique history, flora and fauna. This tour departs directly from the River Runners Browns Canyon outpost, a riverside property just south of Buena Vista, Colorado. Transportation is provided from the take-out at Hecla Junction back to River Runners. All gear is included in the price of the trip. Choose from 10 am and 2 pm departure times (check-in is 45 minutes prior).
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Royal Gorge Rafting Half Day Tour

Join us on this amazing 3 hour Colorado rafting trip through the Royal Gorge. Trip includes all river gear free of charge | Kayak Support & photographer as well as an after river slide show!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Park and Paddle Package

Our most popular Colorado adventure vacation package for families, groups and individuals! 2 fun and thrilling activities, 1 great day! Combine rafting on Colorado's #1 stretch of whitewater with the Browns Canyon Adventure Park. Start your day with an all access pass to the Browns Canyon Adventure Park. Zip, crawl, swing and play through 4 Courses, 66 Elements, and 2 Adrenaline Features, all on the banks of the Arkansas River!  After breaking for lunch in our riverside pavilion, you will paddle 10 miles of whitewater through the Browns Canyon National Monument. Experience the fun and excitement of rafting several Class III whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper. This package is a great addition to any Colorado Adventure vacation! Join us!
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Small-Group Fly Fishing Tour

This 8-hour tour is 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Scenic Mt. Evans Tour

Head for the hills on a full-day adventure that takes you from Denver to the stunning peaks and Old West boom towns of the Rocky Mountains. Drive up Mt Evans, one of Colorado’s highest ’14-ers,’ and witness the dramatic ranges of the Continental Divide. Along the way, keep an eye out for bison and bighorn sheep, and pass through historic mining towns that preserve the state’s rich silver mining legacy.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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