As most visitors and locals are aware, there are many glorious and beautiful sites to behold in the area. Denver Sightseeing and Hiking Tours are a great way to be sure you don't miss a thing, not to mention, the driving is on us. We offer several tours in Denver CO so that you can choose the excursion that is best suited for you, your family or an entire group.
Rocky Mountain National Park is definitely one of the tours in Denver that you won’t want to miss. This spectacular park spans 415 square miles and has roads that reach over 12,000 feet high. The views of the peaks and lakes are stunning and provide for many photo opportunities. It is a landscape photographers dream come true. For the avid hikers, there are more than 300 miles of trails to explore, not to mention the wildlife, flowers and foliage to be seen.
One of the day trips from Denver is a scenic tour of Mount Evans. While traveling North America's
highest paved road to the top of Mount Evans, you will enjoy the scenic views that span for miles.
Mount Evans is one of Colorado's 54 peaks that rise over 14,000 feet. As the tour moves along, you will
experience an increase of 9,000 feet in elevation and travel through five climate zones from Denver to
Moun Evans. The scenic byway leading to the peak is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Some of the highlights of this tour are:
Pikes Peak, also known as America's Mountain, is one of the most frequented mountains on the North American continent. The altitude reaches 14,115 feet, making it one of Colorado's 54 peaks above 14,000 feet. The highway leading to the summit takes you through alpine forests, the peaks of mountains in the clouds and mountain reservoirs. Some of the sites along the way include:
Garden of the Gods, which is located in Colorado Springs, is a National Natural Landmark. The park includes a Visitor and Nature Center, Geo-Trekker theater and a museum with interactive exhibits. You can enjoy lunch in the cafe or from an outdoor terrace that overlooks the gardens and Pikes Peak. This is one of the most photographed views in Colorado. There is so much to do at the Garden of the Gods, including hiking trails, rock climbing, educational programs, guided walking tours and exhibits.
One of the tours in Denver, includes exploring the foothills of Denver. This tour is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. Some of the things you can expect to see on the tour include:
This is one of the great Denver tours that will give you a taste of the old Wild West. Immerse yourself in what it was like to live in the mountains of Denver during the Gold Rush and learn about the mining life. Some of the things you can experience along this tour include:
This one's wrong, but you're dang close. In fact, it is within walking distance of the correct answer. Originally called Mountain City, Black Hawk was the local gold-milling center for nearby miners. Booms and busts defined much of its history, but Black Hawk is a lovely gaming destination today.
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While this locale was once a Colorado boomtown, it's harder to strike it rich there today. Still, you can visit for memorable experiences. Available activities include hiking on nearby Mount Evans, gold-panning and soothing your body in the town's warm mineral springs. Those supplied the town's name, after all.
Shoot! You missed this one. Wild Bill's birth name was James Butler Hickok. Wild Bill had many pursuits. He scouted, gambled, acted, served for the Union during the Civil War and he into a gunfight or two. Hickok was a Bill with many facets.
This beloved era included plenty of Bills and Williams, but America's most-infamous Billy was actually born Henry McCarty, and he went by many monikers, William H. Bonney among them. The Kid lived fast and died young, but you might catch a feel for his spirit when you visit Colorado.
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If you chose this answer, we suggest you clear your head with a natural high. You can find plenty near Denver. Colorado's peaks exceed 14,000 feet, and you can enjoy them during every season. In addition to skiing and snowboarding here, you can bike, hike and enjoy arts festivals, too.
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In fact, Colorado has about 185,000 miles of road within its borders, but they do not provide our largest city with its famous nickname. Denver sits at the base of the Rockies and atop the Great Plains. When you're here, you're one mile above sea level.
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While Pikes Peak is impressive, and some folks even race automobiles up its demanding incline, its summit falls just short of the highest peak in the state. If you placed a football field that includes the end zones atop this 14,115-foot beast, you would achieve Colorado's tallest point.
This answer's wrong, but you may have been fooled by the mountain's similar name to the actual highest peak. The pinnacle of the Mount Evans Wilderness, this peak rises to 14,271 feet. Whoa! If you hike here, bring plenty of water and snack mix that doesn't taste like a tree.
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Oops! Other territories may have gained statehood during that year, but we're only interested in Colorado, friend. If you've never been here before, we suggest you correct that unfortunate fact soon. Colorado features a wide array of ways to recharge your personal state.
Well, it seems you picked the wrong answer. Don't get down on yourself. You weren't born a Colorado expert, after all. If you spend a little time here, you can change that fact, and you'll surely soon agree with us that Colorado is America's true gem.
It looks like you missed this one! Though Butch Cassidy also reportedly died due to a gunshot, he was not present at the card game where this infamous hand was dealt. Notably, Cassidy's ties to Colorado include a stretch in Telluride. Of course, he wasn't there to ski.
You guessed wrong, but Doc certainly had a Colorado connection. Most notably, he is buried in Glenwood Springs, where he died at the ripe age of 36. What were Holiday's reported last words? He said, "This is funny," as he gazed upon his bootless feet.
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Darn it! This answer is incorrect. Still, shows like this existed in the 19th century's last decade. You might have caught one in your city. If you did, you're obviously quite old now. Congratulations! Okay! That's enough silliness.
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Whoa! That's just wrong! You could see horse shows in the 19th century, but we wouldn't want to learn how to ride a horse from one. Today, you can come to Colorado to learn how to ride horses. Heck! You can also visit if you already know how.
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This one's tricky! Please put down the ax. Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel was, in fact, shot elsewhere, but the story doesn't end there. In the 1990s, at King's insistence, a television miniseries entitled The Shining was shot at the hotel that inspired his original work.
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Well, heck! Wrong answer! Ireland's world-renowned U2 famously played Red Rocks early in their career, so you may have thought we were trying to whiz one past you. The Beatles played the amphitheater, too. Interestingly, Red Rocks was the sole date that did not sell out on their 1964 tour.
True! Throughout the year, Colorado is a wonderful place to actively enjoy pleasant days.
Yikes! You chose the wrong answer, but this one was practically a trick question. Denver averages 56 inches of snow annually, and Colorado's ski resorts enjoy significantly more. That precipitation requires clouds, right? Well, it comes in big, fluffy heaps, and our blue-sky days collectively total 10 months.