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Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver

Denver, United States
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  • 8 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Small group tour assures personal attention
  • Visit Garden of the Gods an Pikes Peak
  • Explore the charming mountain town of Manitou Springs
  • Snacks, bottled water, and entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Park admission
  • Gratuities (15-20% gratuity is recommended)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1747 Wynkoop St
    1747 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    We pick up by the Hopdoddy Burger Bar outside of Union Station on Wynkoop Street.

Start time

09:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Garden of the Gods

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Balanced Rock

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Downtown Manitou Springs

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (Pass By)

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum number of 4 passengers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Bring a warm jacket and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Return time is between 5:45 and 6:45PM (pending traffic).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pikes Peak Highway is open year round. However, weather conditions are always a factor. if the summit is not accessible, we will drive to the highest point possible.
  • No children under the age of 7. Private tours are recommended for families with children.
  • You may experience altitude sickness. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to departure time.
  • No refunds will be issued due to weather or road closures.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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David was amazing and was the perfect tour guide. He was knowledgeable and answered any questions we had!


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Awesome Experience at Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak.
Linda_O, May 2023
We were able to get to the top of Pike's Peak and feel so privileged since the road had been closed till the day before. Our guide, Harley, was fun and provided great information. Garden of the Gods was amazing, beautiful and unique.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing tour, amazing guide!
Shelli_H, May 2023
Amazing tour!!! We got all the way to the top of Pikes Peak. It was the first day it was open to the top this season. Our guide Jason from ilimo was amazing. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour and Jason was a Great Tour Guide
Kathleen_B, May 2023
Viewing Pikes Peak and all the information Jason provided about the area as we were driving through.
Aditya_M, May 2023
This was incredible. Our guide Harley was very entertaining and helpful. Garden of the Gods is cool, but Pikes Peak is a must visit. But prepare for altitude sickness before you get there since it's at 14k feet.
Jenna_P, May 2023
David was amazing and was the perfect tour guide. He was knowledgeable and answered any questions we had!
Fantastic adventure
Stacy_F, May 2023
This was an absolutely amazing tour and I recommend it for anyone. Our driver Jason was fantastic and he told us a lot of good information about the places we were going. I enjoyed Pikes Peak but because the weather was bad we couldn’t get up to the summit but that was OK because saw a lot of beautiful country and snow as far as we could go. The roads getting up to Pikes Peak are pretty crazy but our driver Jason was very cautious and I felt very comfortable with his driving ability. After Pikes Peak we headed to Manitou Springs for lunch and there is so many restaurants and so many gift shops that you actually need a lot more time than one hour that we had with the tour. Jason gave us a lot of good recommendations on the restaurants in Manitou Springs. After Manitou springs we headed to the Garden of God and what an amazing and beautiful place it is. If I lived here I would go there every week just for the solitude, the positive energy and the beauty! Definitely gods garden! I highly recommend this tour and give it a five star. Thank you Jason for giving us and showing us a great adventure!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great trip to garden of the gods
Mrinalini_S, May 2023
David was an amazing guide. He made sure he gave us enough time to look around. Will definitely recommend if you wish to have a good time around Denver.
Amazing experience with Viator for garden of gods and pikes peak Colorado visit
Fnu_E, May 2023
Amazing experience and Awesome pilot and guide Harley made my day. Very professional and excellent human being Mr Harley made sure that we not only experience but also know the history and importance of places.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent Tour guide and driver
Marcela_M, May 2023
David was exceptional. He was able to explain the points of interest extremely well. And made our ride very comfortable. I would recommend this tour to others
A Can’t-Miss, Magical Experience
Daniel_Q, May 2023
I had an awesome time on this tour, though I should warn that it’s easy to get lost in Garden of the Gods (take it from me); signage is minimal and not entirely helpful, and you may not have cell phone service. Pike’s Peak is magical. Due to weather, we weren’t able to make it to the summit, but we did get past 11,000 feet. The town of Manitou Springs at the base of the mountain is something out of a storybook. Thanks to Jason for a fantastic time, his knowledge of the sights, and for his great taste in music in the van.
Up to snow peaks
Tatiana_R, May 2023
Harley, our guide, provided a lot of information and was entertaining. He was also considerate of the individual needs of the tourists during this challenging trip to the top of the mountain. It was enjoyable and exciting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
An experience you need to have
Kayleigh_H, May 2023
Wow!! What an experience!! Garden of the gods is beautiful! Manitou Springs is a lovely little town with some lovely shops and food choices. Then pikes peak - wow wow wow! The journey up is an experience in itself. And getting to the peak was the cherry on the top (apparently they can close it if the weather is too windy) just a little forwarning, you will probably feel lightheaded, heart beating a million miles an hour and struggling for breath due to the altitude but it is 1000% worth it (just cause I wasn't aware I'd feel that way until I was up there)
1 traveler found this review helpful
10/10 recommend
Ashley_F, May 2023
The perfect, most efficient and lowest risk way to visit Pikes! Don’t try to take your rental car up there. David said he’s made the drive up 50-60x and it shows. It was the perfect day trip!
Worth visiting Pikes Peak fir the beautiful red rocks.
ChiYun_L, May 2023
Garden of Gods and the drive to Pikes Peak. At the summit due to bad weather I could not see the whole view.
Beautiful and a comfortable trip to Pikes peak and the Garden of the Gods
Sourav_R, Apr 2023
Visiting Pikes peak and the Garden of the Gods was a lifetime experience for us and it completed our short vacation in Colorado.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Harley our guide was...
kathy_g, Apr 2023
Harley our guide was great! The sights were awesome and we felt like we had enough time to see and enjoy everything!
Unexpected Joy
lenagrechin, Apr 2023
It was a great experience. Our guide Harley was knowledgeable, fun with a great sense of humor. The group was only 7 people very eclectic, from 5 countries including US - it was great to share our experiences. I would recommend this one day tour. We left around 10 am and we’re back around 6 pm.
So good I did it twice!
Christopher_L, Apr 2023
Superb day out smashing so many amazing highlights. Highly recommend! This tour is so good I actually did it twice! Tour guide is a legend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
pikes peak
Michelle_D, Apr 2023
No really positives our guide was not knowledgeable or if he was he did not share. I think if you have a guide they should have information about the area they are driving you through. Our trip the day before was great pretty much a waste of money other than the fact I would never drive the road to Pikes Peak. I learned nothing on this trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sights of Colorado
Sheila_C, Apr 2023
My husband and I were on an extended road trip as something to do while we were in the Denver area. We had a great driver. I just wish he would’ve had a headset on because sitting in the back of the bus it was very difficult to hear him talk about the history of the area. So neat to meet others from the USA as well as international ones too.
Awesome Trip and the Tour...
Felix_G, Apr 2023
Awesome Trip and the Tour Guy was Amazing. I will comeback. I came from Puerto Rico Viator tours are the Best
Beautiful views. Drink plenty of water
Marvin_P, Apr 2023
Pikes peak and garden of the gods as well as manatou springs were all very memorable. Hawley shared a lot of info and had plenty of joke to fill the time on the drives between them. FYI, take the suggestion to drink plenty of water seriously. I experienced a bit of nausea on the train ride out of Denver because I hadn't had a chance to refill my water bottle till then. Drinking a full bottle of water relieved it.
Charming trip
We had a very nice tour of the garden of the gods and made it up quite high on pikes peaks. Our guide David clearly knows the region very well and is a very experienced driver. Would recommend this excursion any time ! Christiane
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience
Anastasia_B, Apr 2023
Such a wonderful experience, definitely recommend doing this, David was our tour guide and was super friendly and helpful with everything and very knowledgeable about the area.
A walk in the sky!
Rina_G, Apr 2023
Amazing trip for the family! Garden of the Gods have unique rock formations. Ascend to Pikes Peak wasn’t for the faint of heart but once on top, it was unbelievably crazy view and experience! Kudos to David who did all the driving!
Mary’s tour
Mary_B, Apr 2023
The Pikes Peak and the Garden a God the tour guide David was really great we all enjoyed the trip we all enjoyed him
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great excursion outside of Denver
Nicole_G, Apr 2023
Jason was a good tour guide and we had a lot of fun at Garden of the Gods. Stopped at multiple places coming down from Pikes Peak for photo ops. Manitou Springs was a cute town - highly recommend Red Dog for lunch!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Beautiful, Easy Tour
Johnny_M, Apr 2023
Fantastic tour. David was amazing and one of the best parts. He was professional, witty and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Outstanding outdoor outing
Jen_S, Apr 2023
We were in town for a conference and came in early to do a few touristy things since it was my first visit to Denver. This was the perfect tour. The scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect. Our tour guide, Harley, was phenomenal! He was witty, informative, personable and tolerant of all of my questions. He also made sure to explain the importance of being hydrated and what to do if we had any issues, which was vital to me since I am from Florida and the altitude is not anything I have ever encountered. Although the wind was too strong to go all of the way to the top, we were able to go close to the summit and it was enough for me. If you are in Denver, you must take this tour! It is amazing!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time
Jackie_B, Apr 2023
Dave was an excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable safe. Kept the passengers engaged enjoyed every minute


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