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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.
Chance to spot local wildlife such as moose, elk, deer & eagles
We take care of the day for you, so you can relax and enjoy the views
We visited Rocky Mountain National Park after having visited Red Rock amphitheater, the Continental Divide, Pikes Peak, and the Garden of the Gods. All are must sees but don’t leave Denver without seeing the park! Kyle was also a great guide. Very knowledgeable about so many aspects of the mountains and happily shared with us all.
Beautiful scenery, great guide, small group experience
, Mar 2020
Great day trip, our guide Phillip was very informative and made extra photo stops for us. Group was great and that made for a fun day. Even though some parts of park closed with snow, got to see some beautiful scenery on the route Phillip took. Wonderful way to spend a day out of Denver. Highly recommend it.
What a wonderful way to see the Rocky Mountains. Our tour guide Jeff was informative and strived to give us the best experience. We saw Elk close up as well as many beautiful views in the park. Would highly recommend!
If you want to enjoy the view, not worry about driving, directions or getting lost, this excursion is a must. Completely worth every single penny and having JED as our tour / driver person was the cherry on top! We enjoyed the view, mountains and trip 1000%.
Well it snowed the day of our tour. So that took away our majestic views of the Rockies. Our guide did the best he could under the circumstances. Kept us safe, well fed, and stoped when he could to show us a view or a good spot to eat. Plenty of bathroom breaks along the tour as well. He had lots of knowledge for the surrounding areas and many good tips and suggestions as to what we could do while in Denver. Denver is cool but the Rockies are just a spectacular sight once you go deep into the mountains.
Win was incredible. The day started on time with a friendly welcoming. Win was clear about the itinerary and had us all laughing immediately. Win's knowledge was extensive and incredibly interesting. From history to geology to natural sciences, Win covered all areas. Lunch was lovely... even catering for me as a vegan and Win's recommendations on the spring water, the local whiskey and the coffee stop was great too. I felt inspired by this beautiful trip to the Rockies and I am thankful to Win for making the day soo magical.
There are several ways you can visit the Rocky Mountains from Denver, Colorado. You can of course drive. Especially, if you are coming from outside (of Colorado/Denver), you can rent a car, pull up Google Maps on the phone, and off you go. And then you can look at the map, look at road, then look at the map, look at the road, then pull your bottle out for a swig of water, cause they say, drink when you are a mile high. For that is how high Denver is from the sea level. Then after your drink, you can look back at the road, then look at the map, then look on th.... Of course, you may end up down the ravine on those narrow, twisting mountain roads ezee peezee. At least I know I can. Those roads are sometimes perilous, and no guard rails. And scares the bejesus out of me. Wait! You also want to watch the nature and the beauty of the majestic Rockies too?!!! What Rockies? Nope, you can't do it all together at the same time. Because, you may not make it through the hairpin turns on the mountains. If you still choose to drive, by the time you reach the tiny village of Estes, you may NOT drink the local whisky either, cause, if you do, you might just as well sign up for suicide down those ravines, while driving off. OK, so, no, not a good idea to drive. Just sign up for one of these guided tours. Win Park, (our guide, driver, & narrator) was as winning while driving, as when he was parked. He gave a constant commentary of the locale, and the history, from Denver, through Boulder, down to the Rockies (or should I say, up the Rockies?). Indeed, once we crossed through Lyon, a tiny hamlet at the foothills of the Rockies, we drove up the steep roads, through Crystal Springs (where the water is pristine to drink), and up to about 10,000 feet, until the roads closed off for the season due to snow. On the way down, we got lunch sandwiches at Estes, and local distillery taste. And then we drove back, well satisfied in the approx. 10-seater van, well heated, and comfortable. If you truly want to enjoy the spectacular views, you better not be in charge of checking Google Maps, & driving. If you want to know the history of the place as you drive through, you better not be driving. I only wish we had some more stops along the way when the visuals were so striking that you just forget to breathe. I also wish it was not so cold. But who said I can get everything I want? You just want a guided tour, and this experience convinces me, and my better half, that there is no better way.