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Denver: 6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour

1. Denver: 6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour

If you are travelling in or near Denver, Colorado and you like a little thrill and adventure, then this Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour is for you. And, at only 30 minutes from downtown, it's are the closest zip line course to Denver. Nestled in a Rocky Mountain pine forest, at an elevation of over 8,000 feet (about 2,500 meters), you will fly at speeds of up to 50mph (75kph) and 200ft (abou 75 meters) high on zip lines, which altogether total over 6,000 feet (2,000 meters) in length. You’ll soar through pine forests and over mountain meadows. It is a fantastic way to enjoy some fresh air, see some magnificent Rocky Mountain views, and have a whole lot of fun.

Denver: Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

2. Denver: Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

Like the looming Rockies, Denver’s dark history casts a long shadow over the Mile High City. Dive deep into the haunted history at the heart of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, on a guided walking tour. Choose between a standard 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour extended tour. Hear stories take you on a journey back to a time of wealth, luxury, and deceit. This collection of stories will unearth the dark secrets that are the foundation on which this iconic city was built. Follow your guide through 8-13 (standard or extended tour) different sites and historic houses around the state’s Capitol building. Find out where the unsinkable Molly Brown, one of the most famous survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, might still show her face. See a side of Denver not often seen by visitors. Take a walk through the beautiful neighborhood that is the heart of the Mile High City while listening to the chilling tales of its past. Have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night on a tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Denver and seasoned locals alike.

Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

3. 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.

Denver: Downtown Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

4. Denver: Downtown Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Come see why Zagat ranked Denver the 4th Hottest Food City in America. Taste unique and delicious dishes from award-winning local restaurants and learn fun history about the Mile High City on this signature downtown Denver walking food tour. You will taste authentic Neopolitan pizza from the only pizzeria in Colorado certified by the AVPN in Italy, award-winning from-scratch Colorado green chile, fluffy baked empanadas from a family-owned shop, Southwestern fusion cuisine on the brand new Dairy Block, and a sweet treat inside the historic Union Station. In between tastings, your local food tour guide will share stories about Denver's history and architecture. From secret tunnels to world-famous bordellos, learn just how wild the west was in the city's early days. You'll also visit historic sites and city landmarks like the iconic Union Station, the brand new Dairy Block, the baseball stadium, and Denver's oldest hotel.

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

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

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.

Denver: City Discovery Guided Walking Tour with a Local

6. Denver: City Discovery Guided Walking Tour with a Local

Discover the historic city of Denver, Colorado on a guided walking tour. Start off at the State Capitol building and make your way to Carnegie Public Library and the Art Museum Complex. Stroll through the Civic Center and LoDo, viewing the Big Blue Bear. Kick things off at the Mile High Step of the Colorado State Capitol and hit the streets for a walking cultural and historical tour of Denver. Visit the Carnegie Public Library and the famous Art Museum Complex, home to many galleries. Then follow your guide to the Civic Center and into the LoDo area, admiring the architecture and art of this fascinating city. See the iconic Big Blue Bear statue, Denver Union Station, and Larimer Square, the city's first designated local historic district. Take loads of pictures along the way and get great recommendations from your guide for what to do next in Colorado.

Denver: Customized Guided Tour

7. Denver: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Explore where you're staying and learn about the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Your meeting place and tour details will be organised once the confirmation of your booking is received. Your tour will be customized with the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer, the tour is a minimum of two hours.  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city, at your own expense. The local guides, are locals who are passionate about their city, love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Denver, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Denver: 3-Hour Brewery Walking Tour

8. Denver: 3-Hour Brewery Walking Tour

Walkthrough North Denver's popular Sunnyside and Lohi neighborhoods and visit three local microbreweries. Spend approximately one hour in each brewery and try their specialty craft beers. Your first stop will be at a brewery with French-inspired craft beers. Afterward, head to a brewhouse with rotating taps of a wide variety of beers from the United States and abroad. At both the first and second stops enjoy trying four different tasters. Your last stop is a visit to a brewery that serves traditional German-style beers. While here, try a full pour of beer.  During your short walks between each brewery, have the chance to hear about Denver and its craft beer scene. Learn about different styles of beer and how they are made, from grain to glass during a tour of the brewhouse. Ask the guide any questions you may have on any of the beers you taste or about the overall brewing process.

Denver: Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

9. Denver: Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Denver’s historic Lower Downtown into a giant game board? This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two-hour sightseeing tour of Denver’s LoDo district. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins at a historic building and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic area, Coors Field, Union Station and Confluence Park you discover the rich history, art and culture of the original Denver. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Since you are the creator of your own schedule, you can stop for lunch midway or for a later cold brew at one of the many hot spots in the area. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.

Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

10. Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

Select from 5 unique walking tours to learn more about notable buildings in Denver, and the individuals who built them. Join a knowledgeable guide on one of the following tours to learn more about architecture and local history. Lower Downtown Walking Tour (LoDo) Begin the tour at Union Station, and admire the beautiful architecture of LoDo as you learn how Denver went from a small grouping of tents to a major railroad hub to skid row to an urban hot spot. Capitol Hill Walking Tour Begin the tour outside the Molly Brown House Museum. Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these stately homes at the end of the 19th century. Historic 16th Street Tour Wander down 16th Street in downtown Denver, which has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858. Hear of Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light. Mansion of Quality Hill Tour Discover Quality Hill which boasts architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion, and the Zang Mansion. Learn more about the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver. Larimer Square Tour Explore Denver’s oldest block and how local citizens saved the block from ruin and dilapidation and created the city’s first historic district.

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What people are saying about Denver

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Omg the guys were awesome and very professional.. They made everybody super comfortable and safe … They even made the hike up fun and gave you time to stop and rest .. Will definitely be back

Our guide was excellent and made the tour very interesting. Her stories of Molly Brown were very interested and she had a way of keeping our attention through the entire tour!

Guide was friendly and had lots of fun and interesting ghost stories plus history of the area! Fun tour!

The guided tour by a local was very informative and entertaining

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