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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. Browse local shops in the family-friendly 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.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
  • Cross the Continental Divide as you drive over Berthoud Pass
  • Stop to stroll around the popular ski resort town of Winter Park
  • Explore Rocky Mountain National Park, pausing for amazing photo ops
  • Enjoy onboard narration by your driver about the sights you see

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What You Can Expect

Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip from Denver

Continental Divide

Some of the most beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains lies just a short drive from Denver. Your full-day tour begins with pickup at your Denver hotel or the centrally located Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Learn about Colorado’s cultural and geologic history from your driver-guide on the approximately 1-hour drive west into the mountains. 
After leaving the bustle of the city behind, begin climbing up the hairpin curves of Berthoud Pass, which crosses the Continental Divide. On the other side of the pass, you’ll be deep in the heart Colorado’s mountain country. Stop at the ski resort town of Winter Park to browse local shops, and continue on to the charming town of Grand Lake, where you’ll enjoy a café lunch on the shores of Colorado’s deepest and largest natural lake. 
Continue on to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, beloved by locals and visitors alike for its 265,000 acres (107,240 hectares) of pristine mountain landscapes including rugged peaks, alpine meadows and unspoiled lakes. The park is also home to an array of wildlife such as bighorn sheep, elk, moose and black bears, so be sure to keep your camera handy! 
On the return trip to Denver, enjoy spectacular mountain vistas as you drive across historic Trail Ridge Road, which peaks over timberline at a breathtaking 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. Your 10-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Madeleine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Loved every moment of the trip

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I loved this day out on the tour. Great tour guide, took great care of all of us, met some great people...truly enjoyed the experience

Jeremy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This a full day experience! It was one of the best tours I have been on and the views are breathtaking! Great tour guide and a must see if you are visiting the Colorado area!

Christine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was absolutely worth every penny and minute it was a rather long day. Our tour guide, Darcy, was informative and enthusiastic in his discussions with the tourists on board.

Jill B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guide was absolutely fantastic!! Such an unbelievable knowledge of everything. loved the entire thing and would recommend to everyone!!!

vineejas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Awesome experience !!!! Mesmerizing nature and yummy lunch. Will recommend everyone to take this tour.

Pepe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a great tour. Excellent tour guide and very good driver. The sites seen were spectacular. This is a trip worthwhile taking when you are in Denver.

Charlotte H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A great day trip that met expectations.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We enjoyed this tour very much. The lunch gave us an opportunity to meet our fellow travelers. Well planned out trip.

Nancy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It's a long day but well worth it. If you want to experience the Rocky Mountains in the best way possible this is the trip for you. Darcy was very knowledgeable and stopped for the highlights along the way. It was also a very good trip to quickly pass through and experience the small towns that are along the way from Denver to the park. My husband and I wanted to see the mountains without renting a car during our trip to Denver. This was they way to do it!

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