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From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

1. From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

Explore the Rocky Mountain National Park on this day trip from Denver. See nature at its finest as you take in unspoiled views and magnificent peaks. Cruise down Trail Edge Road and through Estes Park in a comfortable and airconditioned van. Stop for a nice picnic in a stunning natural setting.  Meet your local guide at the Denver Union Station and climb aboard a spacious van with plenty of legroom. Sit back and relax on the drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Take in views of the city of Boulder on the drive.  Stop to see the iconic Flatirons red-rock formation. Admire views of this 300-million-year-old wonder that lies in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Feel as though you are on top of the world as you cruise down Trail Edge Road which offers plenty of opportunities for capturing breathtaking photos. Indulge in delicious picnic lunch as you enjoy views of the Rocky Mountains in the background. Visit the Stanley Hotel which was made famous as the shooting location for Stephen King's film 'The Shining.' Encounter marvelous views of the Rocky Mountains as you drive through Estes Park. Return to your meeting point in Denver at the end of your Rocky Mountain adventure. 

Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

2. Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

Zipline over the foothills of historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. Perched high above Manitou Springs over Gregory Gulch, you will indulge in excitement and spectacular vistas while soaring over this beautiful alpine canyon.  The natural-terrain course features five ziplines, varying in length from 225 feet to over 600 feet and provides the best rush of adrenaline on the Front Range of the Rockies.The ziplines are fully licensed, insured, and inspected. The course is a rustic cliff to cliff style, with no towers to climb, and also includes a couple of short nature hikes between lines. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. The tour includes 4x4 transportation from the station to the start of the course and the best Zipline guides in the West.

Castle Rock: The EDGE Epic Sky Trek

3. Castle Rock: The EDGE Epic Sky Trek

Explore one of the largest freestanding obstacle courses in the country and play on the playground in the sky. Discover four levels of fun with over 110 obstacles to challenge yourself on. 10,000 Sq. Ft. (929m2) of adventures 50 Ft (15m) in the air. Fun for all ages and challenge levels, get the ultimate jungle gym experience that’s equally exhilarating for both kids and adults. Arrive at the course and get ready to push your limits and laugh at yourself as you climb all over a huge jungle gym that's not just for kids. Soar on ziplines, scale obstacles, and go at your own pace. Much like the challenge level, guests can choose their level of thrill. Keep it closer to the ground or bring it sky-high for a true adrenaline rush.

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

4. From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

Check out some of Colorado's most beautiful scenery on this full-day tour departing from Denver. See the stunning sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and head to the Pikes Peak Summit and take in views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain ranges Admire the variety of red, pink, and white sandstone formations as you explore the Garden of the Gods. Make the most of the scenic photo opportunities as you wonder at the beauty of these ancient geological formations. Be sure to check out the Balanced Rock and the Kissing Camels formations. Head to the Pikes Peak, the tallest mountain in the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains. As you stand at the summit, admire views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain range. With the right conditions, you can see for miles into the distance. Descend the mountain and continue the tour with a drive through Manitou Springs, a small resort town located to the west of Colorado Springs. Finally, finish up back in central Denver.

Rocky Mountain National Park: Sightseeing with Picnic Lunch

5. Rocky Mountain National Park: Sightseeing with Picnic Lunch

Immerse yourself in the spectacular sights of Rocky Mountain National Park with a guided day trip from Denver. Hike the park trails while watching for local wildlife such as elk, eagles, and marmots. Savor a picnic lunch and discover alpine lakes and waterfalls. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the designated pickup point and drive into Rocky Mountain National Park in an air-conditioned van. Admire incredible mountain views as you head deeper into the park, stopping at the scenic panoramic overlook at Many Parks Curve, a hairpin turn on Trail Ridge Road. Proceed to Horseshoe Park to discover a staggering alluvial fan, a naturally made deposit of water-transported material. Explore several short trails, watch for native wildlife such as elk and deer, traverse wide meadows, and wander by waterfalls, alpine lakes, and fragile alpine tundra. Take a break from hiking for a picnic lunch. Enjoy one last glance at the expansive forests, sprawling meadows, and towering mountains before driving back to your pickup location. Visit the village's art galleries and The Stanley Hotel, best known for inspiring the novel "The Shining" by Steven King.

Breckenridge: Ultimate Mountain Tour from Denver

6. Breckenridge: Ultimate Mountain Tour from Denver

Discover Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and Clear Creek Canyon, get 360-degree views, check out an old western town, get lunch and go shopping, and then return to Denver through the Eisenhower Tunnel – the longest and highest passenger car tunnel in the world Explore Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Travel up a rugged Canyon on your way up and over the Continental Divide while reaching an altitude of nearly 12,000 feet. Take a short walk on a beautiful trail for breathtaking views of 3 mountain ranges and the Dillon Reservoir. Visit Breckenridge, a historic mining town and ski resort. Stroll down Main Street and enjoy shopping and lunch on your own and/or take a gondola to the base of the ski area. Return to Denver full of wonderful new impressions.

From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

7. From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

Discover the magic of Colorado's natural scenery on a guided tour through mountains, canyons, rock formations, and lakes. Take a break from the big city and dive into the wonders of the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the quaint town of Evergreen, and the pristine Echo Lake. Just a short drive out of the city, you'll come across an outstanding variety of untouched landscapes. Visit Red Rocks Park and see the famous amphitheater carved into the rocks. Then, drive into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon and see many of the Denver Mountain Parks. Browse the shops or enjoy a quick drink in the small mountainous town of Evergreen. Witness beautiful hilltop views by climbing up a mountain pass to Echo Lake. Stroll around this incredible glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet high and have a great chance to observe local wildlife.

From Denver: Red Rocks and Mount Evans Guided Day-Trip

8. From Denver: Red Rocks and Mount Evans Guided Day-Trip

Embark on a memorable trip outside of Denver to the wilderness of Mount Evans on this day-trip. See the world from the top of the mountain and enjoy scenic stops at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Echo Lake, and Idaho Springs. See the Red Rocks Amphitheater, built in a red sandstone rock formation and one of the most beautiful music venues in the United States. Next, head to Echo Lake, filled with its crisp mountain waters and surrounded by evergreen trees. Continue all the way to the summit, along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Take some spectacular pictures from the top of one of the tallest mountains in the Rockies and be on the lookout for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and mountain goats making their way around. On your way back to Denver, check out some local history in the city of Idaho Springs. In 1859, prospectors discovered gold at this location where the Chicago Creek meets Clear Creek.

Castle Rock: The EDGE Zipline Tour

9. Castle Rock: The EDGE Zipline Tour

Enjoy an activity full of adventure and adrenaline in Colorado's Castle Rock. Soar across over ten ziplines, with speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and admire the surrounding mountain views. Feel totally safe with a completely guided experience, perfect for beginners and adrenaline-junkies alike. This award-winning Zipline tour is fully guided, covers 10 zip lines, and will have you soaring over a beautiful 320-acre (130 hectares) park. Open year-round with beautiful mountain views, this tour is an epic escape from everyday routine. Enjoy a new way to jump right into Colorado's picture-perfect scenery when you book this beginner-friendly zipline tour. Choose from multiple start times, from morning to evening, and make your own way to the zipline center, located a quick drive from Denver.

Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing Tour

10. Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Put on your snowshoes and discover the winter wonderland of Rocky Mountain National Park on this tour with a local guide. Admire spectacular views, take photos of unforgettable scenery, and immerse yourself in complete tranquility. Head to the Estes Park Mountain Shop to rent your own snowshoes, boots, and poles, or bring your own. Then, learn the basics of snowshoeing so you can get the most out of this fun and unique way of trekking in the snow. Follow alongside your guide who will take you to hidden locations only locals know and share with you their knowledge about the region and snowshoeing technique. 

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The birding man adventures with Dr. Ryan Dibala was an incredible experience. Yes he has a PhD! Imagine taking an 8 hour jeep tour of the Rocky Mountains with an encyclopedia of the forest. Dr. Ryan has an incredible amount of knowledge of the area, the wildlife and its history. He picked us up from our hotel and we had the best experience on a mountain excursion we ever had. We have been to the mountains many times before but not like this. He is very friendly and caring. He even stopped at Estes Park and the Stanley hotel for a quick tour. He truly wants to teach you on your trip. he goes out of his way to make sure you see the wildlife. We saw, elk, sheep and lots of birds. His wife Angie also prepared a picnic lunch for us that was amazing. Dr. Ryan led us on an easy hike up some trails where we had a lunch overlooking majestic views of the mountains and wildlife. This would definitely be on my bucket list! We are planning on booking a camping trip with him this summer!

It was a good time. I was soloing but it was nice talking with other people on the tour with me. My tour guide let us wandered off but had a specific time to get back to the van/bus. I know a lot of people won’t like that but it was nice because while traveling to the other places he would talk about things we are seeing outside. I will say that hiking/snow boots would be best to wear when heading to the mountains! It also gets pretty cold. Overall, I had a great experience with the tour. Definitely worth checking out!!

This was an amazing experience! I'm new to the mountains and didn't really know where to go. This tour was excellent at showing us the incredible beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Ryan's vast knowledge of the area and wildlife taught us many things. I highly recommend this tour if you're not sure where to go to get your nature fix or if you want to learn more about Colorado wildlife!

Will is an excellent guide, he has so much information to share I had a wonderful hike with a small group Lunch sandwich was excellent as well!

While the sky was overcast and there was a bit of a snow flurry, it was still very fun and beautiful!