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Colorado: Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Tour

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Activity provider: Adventure Colorado Tours

Colorado: Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Tour

Activity provider: Adventure Colorado Tours

From US$ 169 per person

Explore the history of Colorado on this interactive tour with a professional guide and photographer. Visit Dinosaur Ridge, Phoenix Gold Mine, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take in breathtaking Colorado mountain views
  • Get free DSLR photos by a professional photographer
  • See real dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Ridge
  • Taste the famous BBQ of Idaho Springs
  • Pan for gold during a gold mine tour
Full description
Discover some of the most iconic historical spots that Colorado has to offer. Experience what it's like being in Jurassic Park while exploring Dinosaur Ridge. Learn about the gold rush and pan for gold yourself. Taste Idaho Springs' delicious BBQ. Try new things with this hands-on tour. Stop 1: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Start the tour exploring Red Rocks, an amphitheater ranked one of the best in the world, while learning about its history and geology. Be surrounded by two sections of red rocks and an outstanding view of Colorado. Get your photos taken for free by a professional photographer with a DSLR camera to remember your experience. Stop 2: Dinosaur Ridge Next, visit Dinosaur Ridge and travel back in time to over 200 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the great plains of Colorado. Learn about the ancient dinosaurs and why Dinosaur Ridge become famous. The world’s first known Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus fossils were found here during the late 19th century which started the “dinosaur rush.” Stop 3: Lunch in Idaho Springs Afterward, eat lunch at Smokin’ Yards BBQ in Idaho Springs, a small gold mining town founded in 1859 during the gold rush. Smokin’ Yards started in Idaho Springs and has some of the best BBQ in the state called "High Elevation BBQ." For alternative lunch options, choose from the various food options around Idaho Springs instead. Stop 4: Phoenix Gold Mine Tour Next, experience a family-friendly adventure at the Phoenix Gold Mine with an expert guide. This mine has been passed down for four generations and is family-owned and ran. Get a lesson in panning for gold and have the chance to test your skills and keep what you find. Stop 5: Miner St. Meander Finally, pass by Miner Street which is filled with historic buildings that date back to the 1800s. See small businesses, shops, art galleries, and more.
  • Transportation from the meeting point and back
  • Red Rocks tour
  • Dinosaur Ridge tour
  • Entry to Phoenix Gold Mine
  • Miner Street meander
  • Granola bar and bottled water
  • Digital copies of professional photos
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (it is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your ACT guide will pick you up at 8:00 AM sharp. Important note: there are several ink! Coffee shops in Denver. Be sure to meet at the one located at the provided address.

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Cash
  • Trekking gear

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Absolutely loved the tour! Due to unfortunate flying delays, my friend couldn't make it but I was still able to go on the tour. Ariel was amazing! Her knowledge and demeanor made the day so fun! She took amazing pictures, we had great conversation, and we were able to see all the landmarks! Thank you so much for making this trip fun for me and I will never stop loving acai bowls!

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May 24, 2022

May 20, 2022

Product ID: 400246