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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

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What You Can Expect

Denver Mountain Parks with Optional Denver City Tour

Denver Mountain Park - Red Rock

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 with pickup at your Denver hotel or the centrally located Cherry Creek Shopping Center. 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 the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, where you can explore the neighborhood’s upscale eateries and boutiques 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 the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Bonnie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Enjoyed the tour and our guide was very knowledgeable! We didn't not do the city tour, just the parks. Highly recommend!

Hideliza T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderfully awed by the beautiful mountain scenery. RED ROCKS is awesome!
Our driver/tour guide is very knowledgeable about history and funny trivia too!

Paola C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very nice driver who explained tons of information. The sights were great. We had plenty of time at each one.

Ron S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great bus, great driver, great guide and great sites!!!

Bryan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great Time!

Darrell P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What a wonderful few hours out of the city! Was great to get some shots of some fantastic views. The driver was very nice and very informative. I would use you guys again on another trip sometime!!! Thanx!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I was very pleased with the tour. The tour guide was courteous and knowledgeable. The driver was excellent. I took two other tours with Viator and was also very happy with them. My only complaint is with your home office which gave me incorrect information about the drop-off to the hotel after finishing the tour. I was told that I would be picked up from the hotel which went on very well but I would have to get my own transportation at the end of the tour, which happened to be at the Cherry Creek Mall. This was wrong because all the tours, to my pleasant surprise, left us at our own hotel. I will certainly recommend you and consider Viator in my future travels.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great way to see the sights outside of Denver!

Hugh M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed our Denver Mountain parks and city tour

Frederick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Interesting and engaging tour well executed by vendor.

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