Get up close and personal with a full day tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
My most popular tour! Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most highly sought after experiences in the America's National Park System. This tour will not only take you to see the park's well-known highlights, but also to little-known corners of the park that only I offer. I have been visiting Rocky since I was a child to backpack, climb and hike.
Rocky Mountain National Park is the nation's third most visited National Park and is home to the iconic fourteen-thousand-foot Long's Peak. My tour will take you passed an unparalleled view of this notorious mountain and up to the tippy top of the Rocky Mountains - the Continental Divide. We'll have a delightful picnic followed followed by a short hike. Wildlife abounds and may be seen at several points during the tour. Of course, I don't hesitate to stop for pictures whenever the opportunity presents, and my geology background oozes through at every viewpoint.
Pick up at your home or hotel
Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park with a coffee/breakfast stop halfway, learning a little about Colorado's geologic and cultural history along the way
See Rocky's innumerable scenic views:
The Alluvial Fan
Many Parcs (sic) Curve
The Continental Divide
Enjoy a picnic lunch
Visit the gift shop, visitor center or go hiking
See the world famous (and haunted!) Stanley Hotel
Walk the streets of quaint (but not quiet!) Estes Park, Lyons or Boulder
Return to point of embarkation or, optionally, your choice of dinner location
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up at your downtown Denver hotel or bus/rail station, monument/building or a Denver address you specify. For far away locations I will need to charge a little more.
End location: Drop-off back at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
I'm flexible with the tour time frame, so if you there's something specific you need just message me (for instance, if you have tickets to a show or play and you need to start and end the tour earlier in the day.)
Traffic can affect this tour, so let me know if you have plans afterwards.
6 Passenger Minivan
Clean, modern and air conditioned with HUGE windows
2008 Kia Sedona
Comfortably seats 5: 1 front seat passenger, 2 middle row captains chairs and a 3-person bench shared by 2 passengers - this way there is plenty of room and everyone gets a window seat! For larger groups please contact me.
A full day, narrated tour
Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park
A heart lunch
Water (drink up!)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - Lunch, snacks and water are included, as are park admission, so just bring money for souvenirs or drinks if you would like.
Optional coffee/breakfast en route
Alternative pickup and drop-off locations are extra but I am happy to take you to the airport, a restaurant, etc. Please contact me for details.
Tour size is limited to 5. For larger groups I can take up to 14 people, in a larger vehicle and at an additional cost. Please inquire for more details about this.