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Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

1. Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

Hike up to St. Mary's Glacier, ascending through the stunning Colorado Forest and ending with breathtaking panoramic lake views. With swimming and sledding included, this 1.5-mile hike is a popular hike in Colorado. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Beau Jo's Mountain Pizza in Idaho Springs, which has been around since 1880 and is one of Colorado's hidden gems. Idaho Springs has a population of 1,717 people, and is a gold-mining town founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush. Following lunch, your tour visits another historic landmark where you can soak in the natural geothermal cave pools, perfect for sore muscles after hiking.

From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Denver

I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Our guide, Ariel, was superb and made sure everyone in the group was included. The hike is beautiful with breathtaking scenery and the Geothermal pools help you warm up afterwards! This was the highlight of my trip to Denver and I would definitely do this again. Ariel, thank you for making the day so much fun!

My friend and I were visiting CO and wanted to hike without worrying where to go and what to do. Tyler and Bree were amazing guides!! They were so fun, accommodating and friendly. I cannot say enough great things about this tour and the guides. I am looking forward to my next trip to CO and tour with Adventure Colorado Tours!

It is a small group tour, for which the attention is magnificent. Our guide was aware of the needs we had as a group. About the experience, it is a short but spectacular walk, we went during the snow season, so the landscape is very beautiful. In the geothermal ropes you rest and relax!! Without a doubt a great tour.

Ariel and Trey were terrific guides and we had an awesome day on the glacier hike and geothermal cave pool adventure. Thank you

It was an amazing tour! Breanne is the best guide !!!