Sightseeing tours from denver co

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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.

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FROM DENVER TO YOUR DREAM

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Inside the Park, 110 peaks reach as high as 11,000 feet in altitude, including the celebrated Longs Peak, which boasts a height of 14,260 feet. The beautiful scenery in this area can be viewed by car or on foot.
8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
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Millions of years ago the present-day Front Range was home to ancient mountain ranges, deserts, beaches, and even oceans. Get your first taste of the Rocky Mountains, and maximize your limited time in Denver.
4 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
Culture
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Be ready for some of the most incredible views, only a short drive from Denver. Stop at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, a natural historic monument and one of the best music venues in the world. It is known for its incredible natural acoustic embedded in millions of year old sandstone formations.
8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
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Adventure awaits, and you don't have to go far to enjoy some spectacular regional scenery. The Pikes Peak tour from Denver tour takes you through the jewels of Colorado and allows you to be inspired by the beauty of nature.
8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
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Boulder is home to snow-capped peaks, natural sandstone slabs, and the Flatirons that helped to make it famous. This intriguing town sits over 5400 feet above sea level and is neatly tucked into the Rocky Mountains foothills. The mountain ranges roll easily into the city's quaint residential area, where visitors can stroll on pine scented trails, visit the historic Pearl Street district.
4 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
Culture

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Rocky Mountain National Park

8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
Lunch included

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.

  • Taking in the beautiful scenery while traveling through the towns of Boulder, Lyons and Estes Park before entering the national park.
  • The continental divide is one of Colorado’s landmarks. At this point the water ways to the west flow to the Pacific Ocean and to the east, they flow to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Wildlife viewing could include elk, black bear, moose, deer and so much more.

Mount Evans

8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
Lunch included

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:

  • Echo Lake Park is a great stop to have some lunch. The serene lake is great for fishing and the snowcapped mountain views are glorious.
  • Several lookout points along the trek up to Mount Evans provide plenty of photo opportunities and views of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Keep your eyes open for wildlife as you travel through the mountains.

Pikes Peak

8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature

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:

  • The Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop to stop and pick up the souvenirs to take home to friends and family.
  • There are three different lakes with picnic areas and hiking trails along the way.
  • Scenic overlooks are a plenty.

Garden of the Gods

8 hours
Sightseeing
Nature

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.

Red Rocks and Foothills

4 hours
Sightseeing
Nature
Culture

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:

  • The historic Lariat Loop will take you on a drive up Bear Creek Canyon to get a breathtaking view of the Rockies.
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue with great views and surrounded by red rocks.
  • Lookout Mountain will provide you with views of the continental divide along with endless views of the plains.

Mining Towns

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:

  • Travel through the old mining towns of Idaho Springs and Central City where you can see the old mining facilities and view the Wild West buildings.
  • Grand views of the mountains as we travel up Bear Creek Canyon and Squaw Pass
  • A stop at the Red Rock Amphitheater provides views of the Rockies, as well as the red rock and sandstone formations that surround this music venue.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Mount Evans
Pikes Peak
Garden of the Gods
Red Rocks and Foothills
Mining Towns

COLORADO DESTINATIONS BY EXPLORER TOURS

It’s time to leave all your tasks behind and take the greatest adventure to the depths of flora and fauna of the US lands – it’s time to go on a trip to see Colorado! Denver tours are a perfect combination of all the kids of activities you can imagine: from foothills tours around the city to trilling hiking tours to the heart of American wild nature. Make your vacation unforgettable with new people, breathtaking landmarks and extraordinary activities, which will bring you the whole range of emotions.

THE REASONS TO GO OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS

You will miss such a great experience, if you prefer to keep roaming around Denver instead of going for wildlife adventures. Bus excursions are the best way to explore the area and constant flow of historical facts about the sights is everything you need to know about the place you’re visiting. We suggest you going out of town and feel the atmosphere of untouched nature of Colorado, see the most picturesque landscapes and receive memorable experience you wouldn’t get anywhere else.
All you need is to choose your destination and duration of your journey. Explorer Tours offers daily (group) tours and private tours or trips, where you can form your small team of friends, family or colleagues. The first option is favorable for those, who travel alone or with a partner, it is financially make sense to reserve a seat or two on a small group tour instead of paying for the whole car in private tour. The second option is convenient for secluded pastime or teambuilding.

THE BEST TOURS WE PROVIDE

There are many options to consider while panning your vacation, but if you need help to make a decision, check out our best-selling weekend trips from Denver. The gem of our program is Rocky Mountain National Park tour, the most popular and demanded rout to the exceptionally beautiful and diverse nature of the state. Tourists adore the ride up the Trial Ridge Road – a sensational highway to the sky with a few spectacular views over the valleys and forests.
You will also drive by the city of Boulder, tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, popular with its local breweries and the main campus of the University of Colorado. Finish your day with Estes Park visiting, which is well-known for unique wilderness. It’s also a good idea to get on Mount Evans & Red Rocks tour and have an opportunity to see the Rocky Mountains range from its highest summit and the only naturally formed acoustically impeccable Amphitheatre.
6 million people per year visit Pikes Peak region to get inspired by the magnificent scenes of its surroundings. You can become one of them by booking our Pikes Peak& Garden of Gods tour – feel like you’re on top of the world, becoming a part of something truly wild.

STILL DOUBTING ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY?

List of attractions and activities in Denver and near it seems to be endless, so you need to choose a company you would trust with your journey: your safety, peace and time. Explorer Tours Company is focused on the quality, comfortable transportation and uniqueness of tours, so our clients won’t get exhausted, starving or bored. We think outside the box to set up new touristic routs and keep our clients safe at the same time. About Us:
• we make excursions and tours affordable for everyone
• we hire only professional guides for the trips;
• we provide modern safe vehicles;
• convenient online reservation for all trips from Denver;
• 24-hour free cancellation
Book your eventful journey right now, pack up your bags and start an unforgettable chapter of your life!

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A place in Colorado where Gold was found and today can still make or break you?
  • A
    Black Hawk
  • B
    Central City
  • C
    Idaho springs

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.

Eureka! You struck trivia gold on this one. Keep it up!

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.

William Cody is better known as which Wild West character?
  • A
    Wild Bill Hickok
  • B
    Billy the Kid
  • C
    Buffalo Bill

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.

Very nice! You got this one right, you straight shooter!

Why is Denver called the Mile High city?
  • A
    Marijuana, duh!
  • B
    Elevation
  • C
    Miles to drive

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.

This answer's correct. Keep it up for a truly high score!

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.

What is the highest peak in Colorado?
  • A
    Mount Elbert
  • B
    Pikes Peak
  • C
    Mount Evans

Well done! Your Colorado knowledge extends to impressive heights.

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.

What year did Colorado become a state?
  • A
    1876
  • B
    1856
  • C
    1902

Are you a history professor? Either way, you got this one right!

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.

According to legend, who was holding a Pair of Aces and a Pair of Eights during a game of poker when he was shot dead? The hand is now known as “Dead Man’s Hand”.
  • A
    Butch Cassidy
  • B
    Doc Holiday
  • C
    Wild Bill Hickok

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.

You're right! Did you bet it all on that one? Excellent!

What was Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show?
  • A
    The show about cowboys
  • B
    The Wild West show
  • C
    The show about how to ride horses

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.

This question kicked like a fierce bronco, but you wrangled it!

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.

The movie “The Shining” was filmed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park?
  • A
    true
  • B
    false

You got it right! Now, try not to lose your head.

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.

Red Rocks Amphitheater is a famous place where the Beatles played.
  • A
    true
  • B
    false

Twist and shout! You're correct. Feel free to share the news here, there and everywhere.

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.

Colorado gets over 300 days of sunshine a year.
  • A
    true
  • B
    false

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.

PRIVATE TOURS

For those who want a less public experience, we have our Denver Private Tours section! Each of the below experiences provide you an intimate, unique look at Colorado’s beauty. These Denver Tours are longer than the average tour, lasting anywhere from 4 hours to 9 hours. The durations and prices are listed underneath each tour name so you can pick the right one for your budget!
Private Tour
Pikes Peak & Garden of the Gods Tour VIEW TOUR
Private Tour
Rocky Mountain National Park Tour VIEW TOUR
Private Tour
Denver Foothills Tour VIEW TOUR
Private Tour
Mount Evans & Red Rocks Tour VIEW TOUR
Private Tour
Boulder Trip VIEW TOUR
Private Tour
Hiking Tour at Mount Falcon VIEW TOUR

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long are your tours?
    Depending on the tour you choose it can be either 4 or 8 hour tour.
  • Where your tours depart from?
    Group Tours depart from Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202 and for Private Tours we do Hotel Pickups.
  • What ages can participate in your tours?
    Group Tours: Ages 8+; Private Tours: All Ages and car seats will be provided at no additional cost.
  • How many participants I can expect in a group tour?
    The groups can be anywhere from 3 to 14 people.
  • What cars do you use for your tours near denver?
    We use Sprinter and Transit vans for large groups and Extended SUVs for smaller groups.
  • What is cancelation policy for your tours?
    24-hour free cancellation.

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