Colorado is truely a hidden treasure of mountain beauty, rolling meadows with all kinds of animal life such as elk, deep, messe, and black bear, not to mention the 300 species of birds that populate our parks.
Within an hour or two of Denver there are natural hot springs, mountain lakes, and panoramic views of mountain ranges. Of course you don't even have to go that far for great site seeing, hiking, biking or just walking around as the foothills are only 20 minutes from Denver.
Although I am from Peoria Illinois I have lived in Colorado for over 29 years, therefore I am very close to being a native Coloradoan. We locals call that being a "Semi-Native!" As a child I spent 10 years in Europe and I have lived in Mexico as an adult. This experience has given me a passion for traveling as well as a a desire to learn about different cultures. For these reasons I believe that I am an excellent tour guide for Denver and the rest of Colorado.
Gold fever may have establised Denver and brought many people out west, but today people come as it has over 300 days of sunsine, mountain biking, snow skiing and some of the best hiking in the world. The town is rich in the history of cowboys and indians, as well as old mining towns where gold and silver were discovered. I will bring both these old cowboy stories and new ones to life.
Being a guide for the Denver Colorado area, my foremost desire is to give the customer an idea of how the Old West town of Denver was formed and show the contrast in the new Denver of today. The history combined with the natural beauty of the mountains will help you fall in love with Denver and the surronding mountains as I did many years ago.
I am extremely flexible and if you need to tweak a tour I have the ability to customize my tours. In addition if you have more than five people I can get access to a larger vehicle and thus I could handle a much larger group. Feel free to message me through ToursByLocals for any customization of a tour.
It is truely a priveleage to live in Colorado and work as a tour guide.
I hope to see you in Colorado soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
My Family of 5 was very content with Brad, who is knowledgeable/friendly/on-time, and who gave us a mini-tour of Denver & the Stanley Hotel on way through a very scenic route into Estes Park. We stopped at a gift shop for souvenirs/hot cocoa, then to Alluvial fan where we hiked for about an hour, saw a live elk up close, and took plenty of photos. We went all the way up the mountain (as far as we could in Nov), stopped there and at Sprague Lake on the curvy way down. It was a once-in-a-lifetime tour!
My vehicule is a SUV that is commercially insured and licenced. PUC certification is required to drive paying passengers in the state. All commercial vehicules that carry paid passagers are required to have commercial insurance in Colorado. I have the requiered PUV certification along with the specialized commercial insurance.
IGA certifed as:
- Tour Guide
- Tour Manager
- I have 10 years as a professional tour guide in the Colorado area.
- CPR and First Aid certified.
I do not have any restrictions.