Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

1. Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

Enter the Rocky Mountain National Park and experience the wonders that inspired early explorers to push for the protection of its amazing landscape. See Long’s Peak, the park’s highest mountain, soaring into the sky at 14,259 feet. Admire glacial-carved valleys, filled with aspen and pine trees. From Denver, drive along the Front Range through Boulder with its famous Flatirons Rock Formations. Continue through canyons alive with wildlife up to Estes Park, the charming town at the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Once you have entered the park your guide will take you to the best spots for wildlife viewing, photographs, walks, or just relaxing. Throughout the summer the tour will take you up trail ridge road to 13,000 feet. In the winter the high alpine road is closed and more time will be spent discovering the valley and its crystal clear alpine lakes.

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Denver: Rocky Mountain Escape

2. Denver: Rocky Mountain Escape

Explore the grand expanse of the Rocky Mountains with a 4-hour driving tour through off-the-beaten-path areas. After meeting your guide in an upscale car in central Denver, head off for an adventure through some of the country’s most stunning viewpoints. As you ascend towards the mountain peaks, breathe in the mountain air and take time to explore the scenic viewpoints, gazing down at the serene expanses below you. As you move between an array of vistas, your local guide will fill you in on Colorado’s diverse wildlife, as well as the urban culture that makes the state so unique. Afterwards, you'll head back down the mountain, filled with a sense of mountain serenity.

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Rocky Mountain National Park: Driving Audio Tour App

3. Rocky Mountain National Park: Driving Audio Tour App

Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park with this audio tour that works offline. Use the live GPS to learn more about historical sites, natural landscapes, and the people who have lived in this area. Start at the Estes Park entrance and travel toward sparkling Bear Lake. Pass numerous hiking trails to smaller lakes like Fern Lake and Bierstadt Lake. Make as many stops or take as many detours as you like. Reach Deer Mountain Trailhead. Head to Beaver Ponds which has a boardwalk through a unique wetland biome. Travel to Hidden Valley and Marvel at the views of lush glacial meadows at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Hear about the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Uncover the buried history of the Ute tribe and listen to a Ute story. Go by the Roger Toll Memorial. Tour at your own pace and let your audio guide reveal all this and more as you drive along.

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Denver: 8-Hour Private Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park

4. Denver: 8-Hour Private Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park

Disconnect for a day and immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of these majestic mountains in an upscale vehicle that offers extensive views of your surroundings. Feel small against the vast, all-encompassing, mountains surrounding you as you take in Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine. From Denver, drive along the Front Range through Boulder with its famous Flatirons Rock Formations. Continue through canyons alive with wildlife up to Estes Park, the charming town at the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. At the park, the guide will take you to the best spots for wildlife viewing, photographs, walks, optional short hikes, or just relaxing.

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Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Hike

5. Denver/Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park Hike

Get away from the crowds as you wander along the trails of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The 8-hour tour has been designed so you can truly experience the breathtaking beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Revel in the wilderness during a 4-mile hike but don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to sit and take in the view. The hike offers tree-framed views of snow-capped mountain ranges as far as the eye can see. You will have a chance to see the most beautiful spots in the Rockies and spot wildlife including elk, moose, eagles and more. If there is snow, snowshoes will be provided. Otherwise, make sure to bring your sturdy shoes with tread. 

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What people are saying about Rocky Mountain National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 148 reviews

The tour guide (Nick) was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. He provided excellent recommendations, offered to take pictures and made extra stops for us to see more. The trip in itself is great, we saw the Lily Lake, stopped to eat lunch at our own pace and then ventured into the beautiful Rocky Mtns forest. Overall it is a great trip especially in winters where you can sit back and enjoy the snowy scenes and hear all about your surroundings from a great guide!

The tour of Rocky Mountain National Park was awesome. The guide was knowledgeable, amusing, kind, a good driver, and just a joy to spend time with. The lunch was tasty, too. I'd recommend this tour to anyone who wants an overview of the RMNP and lots of stops to take photos. It's the best.

Our guide Steve was very informative and always making sure we were all comfortable on the ride to the Rocky Mountains. Very beautiful trip and well worth the money,

The tour with Aaron was the best part of our trip to Denver. He was very knowledgeable about the area we were in and open to every question that was asked.

Really nice trip. I would exchange some views and stops for a bit more walking but priceless experience otherwise.