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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Explore the dramatic beauty of the Rocky Mountains on this scenic day tour from Denver. Look out for Colorado’s native wildlife at Bear Creek Canyon, where you may encounter elk, buffalo, and deer. Wander through ancient sandstone formations at Red Rocks Park, home to a famous natural amphitheater. Discover Colorado’s Wild West history and panoramic views at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave atop Lookout Mountain. Extend your tour with an optional upgrade to visit Denver’s urban attractions.
  • Colorado mountain parks day trip with optional Denver highlights coach tour
  • Visit Red Rocks Park, a spectacular natural amphitheater that is the site of numerous concerts
  • Spot elk, deer and buffalo in serene Bear Creek Canyon
  • Marvel at majestic views from Lookout Mountain and visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
  • Upgrade to take an afternoon coach tour of Denver city sights
Colorado’s glorious Rocky Mountains are just a short trip away from Denver and boast a recreational park system spanning more than 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares). Begin your exploration of this beautiful alpine landscape. Travel in an air-conditioned coach into the foothills while your guide provides an introduction to the area’s geologic history.
Nestled in the gently sloping foothills, your first stop is Red Rocks Park, best known for its natural amphitheater that plays host to some of the biggest names in music. Explore the trails and stone pathways that wind through 300-million-year-old red sandstone formations. Hop back in the coach and head deeper into the mountains, traveling along the beautiful Bear Creek Canyon past picturesque towns. Keep an eye out for the wild buffalo, elk, and deer that inhabit this area.
Soak up amazing panoramic views of Denver and the Front Range with a stop at Lookout Mountain. Pay tribute to one of the Old West’s legendary figures at the grave of traveling showman Buffalo Bill Cody. Tour the on-site museum to learn more about Colorado’s history as a haven for fortune hunters, homesteaders, and explorers.
Wave at the famous Coors brewery as you drive through the charming city of Golden on the way back to Denver. You’ll be dropped off back at Union Station where you can explore on your own. 
Denver Highlights Tour Upgrade (not included in the 4-hour tour option):
Turn your tour into a full day of exploration with this optional afternoon upgrade. After lunch (own expense), rejoin your guide for a tour of Denver’s urban attractions. Check out local landmarks including the State Capital, City Park, historic Larimer Square, the United States Mint, and the avant-garde Denver Art Museum. Check out the afternoon action on the pedestrian-only 16th Street Mall and gaze up at the skyscrapers of Denver’s financial district. Total tour length is 9 hours with this option, and you’ll be dropped off at Union Station in the early evening.


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, Oct 2018

Saw numerous sights in and around Denver. Foggy rainy cold day, but tour was definitely worth the time and cost. Tour would be wonderful on a sunny day! Our bus driver was great, I think his name was Rob, sorry I am terrible remembering names. He was very informative about sites we were seeing. Clean comfortable bus. Only drawback was place to meet was hard to find if not familiar with Denver. Mall easy to find, but told to meet outside Restoration Hardware, store only has RH on outside. Unable to drive around mall in lot, only on city street, bad if from out of town. Other issue was the “gentleman” at check-in desk was rude!

, Aug 2018

Good experience. I should have gone all day to see more mountains.Denver city is amazingly beautiful with so many flowers. the capitol was awesome. the city is so clean and friendly.

, Apr 2018

I really enjoyed my full day of touring the mountain parks in the am and Denver city tour that afternoon. Jenn was our awesome driver and tour guide. She was very knowledgable and made both tours very enjoyable. I would have to say my favorite part was Lookout Mountain! I will definitely make it a point to revisit such a beautiful area!

, Feb 2018

Great overview of the local sites close to Denver with plenty of time at each destination. The guide delivered a lot of information during the driving. Only thing I would change is the pick up process which involved going out to the mall and delayed the day. However, being dropped off Downtown at the end of the trip was really helpful. The weather was cold and beautiful - the views were spectacular. If you don't have long and want a short trip this is ideal and good value for money

, Feb 2018

Enjoyed this all day day tour. Got me oriented to Denver and surrounding area. Autumn was a great tour guide

, Feb 2018

Very friendly staff, the guide really know what we wanted to know, made my visit to Colorado so worth it!

, Jan 2018

Totally enjoyed the trip. The host/ guide was very informed about the different sights and shared it well. Loved the Red Rock Park and amplitheater. Although it was rather cold, the snow on the red rocks was awesome. It was so interesting to realize all the different bands that had played there INCLUDING THE BEATLES! We need to come back to see some group play.

The drive through the different parks was beautiful. Lastly, but not leastly the drive up to the top of Lookout Mountain and the. Lovely Buffalo Bill museum with his story and popularity was way cool, Thank you

, Jan 2018

Do not miss out on this back-to-back tour. You will see the red rocks, continental divide, go through a canyon, see Buffalo Bill's museum and grave site, journey through so many mountain towns and learn about Denver's history. The scenery during this tour was AMAZING. If you are a tourist, you likely won't be able to see all of this on your own. You will accomplish and see so much in a short period of time. Our driver and tour guide was knowledgeable, nice and safe. I then took the second half of the tour through downtown Denver. This helped me map out the city and I was able to find my way around for the next two days all on my own. Thanks for the amazing tour!

, Nov 2017

The Red Rocks is a sight to see. The different colors of the rocks and scenic view from afar were amazing. Definitely worth checking out. And seeing Downtown Denver is very nice. Just wished I had more time to explore it. Love the tour.

, Nov 2017

This was an excellent half-day tour in every way, and having spent a week in downtown Denver, mainly looking up, it was good to see the city from the mountains, looking down. Timely pick-up from our hotel, a comfortable little bus, and a very informative guide were most appreciated, as was the 'no extras' ethic, e.g. our entry to the museum was at no charge. We met some interesting fellow-passengers too.

As a boy in the 1950s I read and watched the cowboy stories, and seeing the detailed history of Buffalo Bill and his associates was enlightening, for example his family's anti-slavery position, for which his father suffered. His tour folder was interesting too it showed that he visited towns close to ours in Lancashire, in the North of England.

Thank you again.

C. and V. Holmes

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