"Best all-day tour I’ve ever been on. We saw everything and we weren’t rushed. Our tour guide Peggy did a great job of pointing out the sights on the way to Red Rocks and Mt. Evans."
"Peggy was an excellent guide. She knew a lot about the geography and the natural history of the area and did a good job explaining why Red Rocks is red and how the Rocky Mountains were formed."
"Our tour guide, John, made sure we brought a sweater or sweatshirt with us on the tour. While it started off warm and sunny, we needed the extra warmth in the afternoon. Great lunch and company."
"Used the sweatshirts we brought with us to pad the seats at the picnic table at Echo Lake. Beautiful scenery. It was amazingly quiet and peaceful. I’ve never been in the mountains before and enjoyed every minute of the tour."
"Tour guide was right – we needed the sunscreen. Even though it started out a little on the cloudy side, by mid-afternoon the sun was bright and warm. Having the extra water to drink was great."
"Our tour guide, “Rocking Roger” was great. He knew everything about the music programs at Red Rocks and shared funny stories about the groups that have played there. Amazed that we started off the morning in Denver and it didn’t take long to get to the mountains."
"Was such a Nervous Nelly about driving on the roads in the mountain. I looked over the edge and realized how far down it was. Once I got over it, I spent most of my time enjoying the magnificent scenery and viewing the mountains in the sunshine."
"It’s amazing the wildlife we saw on the trip. And the wildflowers were in full bloom. Most beautiful part of the country. I was amazed at the different flowers that were by Echo Lake. Everything looked like a picture from a travel magazine."
"Woke up this morning and got on the tour at Union Station which is located on one of the busiest parts of Denver. Spent the afternoon enjoying the scenery and sunshine on Mt. Evans – a world away. What a change!"
"The campgrounds at Echo Lake are peaceful and the scenery is something else. Red Rocks is amazing. Mountains made everything in the city look small. Can’t wait to come back next year."
"Truly enjoyed our picnic lunch. Tom, our tour guide, told us stories about the history of Colorado and pointed out best spots for pictures. I was sad when the tour ended."
"Absolutely amazing. It was a clear day and the wind was calm. You could see the hills reflected in the surface of Echo Lake. Picture book pretty. I’d do this tour again."
"Everyone on the tour was so friendly. I was afraid about driving on the mountain roads, but everyone’s stories kept my attention. Our tour guide joined in the fun by telling jokes – some of which were actually funny."
"In the city, you never get the chance to simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains. I’ve never been in the mountains where it was so quiet, you could hear the wind in the trees."
"We drove on the highest paved road in America. Some patches of snow still on the side of the road. Wanted to stop for a snowball fight but couldn’t. The scenery is amazing. Our driver told us we were at 14,000 feet altitude."
"We did a fourteener!! When we stopped on Mt. Evans, some members of our group hiked the rest of the way to the summit. It’s over 14,000 ft. That’s higher than some small private airplanes fly at."
"We were on what is the highest paved road in America. Some snow still around on the sides. Wildflowers and columbine in full bloom."
"I didn’t think the trip would be worth it. I was so wrong. Our guide, Sally, knew all about the history of the area took the time to point out some of the more scenic spots to the photographers in the group."
"I’ve just moved to Colorado from the East Coast and this was the first time I could take a tour of my new home state. I don’t think I’ll be leaving any time soon."
"Our guide was great. Tony kept the group together and moving so we could see everything. Never felt rushed. Learned a lot. Thanks, guys, for a great day."
"Sally did a great job of leading the tour and answering our questions. She said she’d lived in Colorado her whole life. She really enjoyed her job and her enthusiasm showed."
"I did it!! I can now officially say I have done a fourteener. Made it to the top at Mt. Evans. Some of our group made it while others sat and enjoyed the scenery. No matter what you did – you couldn’t lose."
"No matter where you stood, you couldn’t take a bad picture of the landscape. Mountain scenery at its best."
"Roger gave us the lowdown on groups that have played Red Rocks. It is amazing."
"This tour gave us a taste of the sounds of music at Red Rocks and the sounds of silence at the top of Mount Evans."
"Red Rocks is almost 200 million years old – and you can still see the ripples of water etched into some of the stone. Amazing!"
"The tour leaves at 8:30 in the morning. Roy, our tour guide, was in a good mood as he told us what to expect on the trip today – driving on the highest highway in America, bright sunshine and great scenery."
"Roy, our tour guide, did a great job. He was able to answer any questions from the group and tell us stories about the “good old days” in Colorado."
"Got to Echo Lake. Bright sun and no wind. Water was as smooth as glass and reflected the surrounding hills. Beautiful."
"Amazing that you could start off in downtown Denver and in a short time, be transported to an entirely different world of mountains."
"Thanks to Tony, we had a great day. We saw part of Denver, then the foothills and Red Rocks followed by Mt. Evans."
"Mt. Evans is amazing. It’s one of the fourteeners Coloradoans always brag about. Trees were a beautiful shade of green."
"Gold was the color of the day. The aspen in the area have turned to gold and the leave just shimmer when the wind blows. How beautiful."
"Echo Lake was beautiful. The aspen trees had turned to gold. They were right next to the green of the pines. Spectacular!"
"Had never heard of Echo Lake before this tour. I knew what to expect at Red Rocks and Mt. Evans, but Echo Lake took me by surprise. I’ll be back."
"Some great things on this tour. Didn’t have to drive on unfamiliar roads in the mountain so I got to enjoy the scenery."
"Every turn in the road was exciting. Got to see the foothills from a whole different point of view. Thanks, Tony."
"I liked that I didn’t have to do the driving in the mountains. I’ve never enjoyed going through the mountains until this trip. Saw a lot. Learned a lot."
"The stop at Echo Lake was the first time I had been there. It’s peaceful and quiet. It was nice not having to drive in the mountains."
"We had a great time. Even the thunderstorm that rolled through the foothills couldn’t spoil the day. We had to leave early because of weather."
"The weather started off being cloudy and on the cool side. As we got closer to Mt. Evans, the weather changed, and a thunderstorm rolled in. Because of the weather, we had to leave early."
"Now I know why you have to leave early in the morning to get to the top of a fourteener. If you don’t get an early start, you may have to come down the mountain quickly."
"The scenery is fantastic. Bob, our guide, did a great job helping the photographers in the group get the best shots possible. Thanks for the help."
"We had a great picnic at Echo Lake. There weren’t too many people out that day and we sat and watched the wildlife explore the area."
"When you picnic at Echo Lake, make sure you pick up all the food scraps from your lunch. The animals there like to go through anything you leave, looking for a meal."
"Heading to Mt. Evans, we drove on the highest paved road in America. It was interesting to look over the side of the mountain as we drove up the road."
"The highest paved highway is here. Taking a tour rather than driving yourself is a good idea, especially if you’re not used to the mountains."
"This tour of Red Rocks and Mount Evans took all day. It was well worth the time and the guides were fantastic. They had stories to tell about all the landmarks we passed."
"Visiting Red Rocks was a great stop. It was amazing. It’s the home to a sunrise Easter service every year that hundreds of people flock to."
"One of the best parts of this tour was meeting all the other tourists. Most of us had never been to the Rocky Mountains before and enjoyed every minute of it."
"It’s hard to take a bad picture at Echo Lake or Mt. Evans. The scenery is fantastic. The foothills and mountains seem to go on forever."
"I took this day trip after being cooped up in meetings in Denver all week. So glad I did. It’s an entirely different world than being in the city."
"The trip to Mt. Evans did not disappoint. Walking up the trail to the summit was worth the time and effort, especially when you realize that at that altitude there are airplanes below you."
"Red Rocks is a legend in the music world. Designed by nature, it is not to be missed. There’s nothing else in the world like it."
"I’m coming back. Once you are away from the highway, the sense of peace and quiet in the foothills is amazing."
"Red Rocks truly lives up to everything I heard about it. I enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the geology of Colorado."
"Looking at the rock formations at Red Rocks and Mt. Evans, made me want to come back and learn more about this part of the country."
"The part I liked the best about the trip up Mt. Evans was that there weren’t too many bugs. Guess they don’t like the altitude."
"I’m glad I took the guide’s suggestion when we left and brought my jacket with me. I didn’t need it most of the day but when it began to cool off, I was glad I had it."
"Tom, our guide, constantly reminded everyone in the group to keep their hats on and use sunscreen on their face. A great time was had by all and nobody got sunburned."
"Our guide, Joanne, was very patient with the group. She kept the group together and watched out for anyone who might be having trouble keeping up."
"I’m so glad I took this tour. I made it up Mt. Evans and I can now claim I conquered a Colorado Fourteener which is what many people call the highest mountain peaks."
"Joanne was our guide and very knowledgeable about Red Rocks and the area around Mt. Evans. She’s a native of Colorado and shared her love of the mountains with us on this tour."
"I really appreciated Joanne helping me find the best shots for picture taking. There are so many spots that are picture-worthy, it’s hard to choose the best ones."
"I’m glad I took the advice of the booking agent and made sure my camera batteries were charged and I had plenty of film. There are so many picture opportunities and I took all the pictures I wanted."
"The booking agent for this tour made sure I was dressed properly for this adventure. That meant sturdy shoes (no flip flops), sunscreen, and a light jacket or sweater."
"We started off in Denver on a warm summer day. The farther up Mt. Evans we went, the cooler it got. Our guide was right – bringing a sweater or jacket was a good idea."
"Our tour guide told us stories about the history of the area around Mt. Evans. The stories helped me understand and appreciate the geology of the area."
"The booking agent for this tour was knowledgeable and offered suggestions about dressing comfortably for the day. Certainly, it made the trip more enjoyable."
"Stopping for a picnic near Echo Lake was enjoyable. The lunch was good and all of us on the tour had a chance to enjoy talking with each other."
"Great time. Thanks, Tom for your stories. I enjoyed the peace and quiet on Mt. Evans. I can’t wait to come back and bring my friends."
"I saw pictures of Red Rocks and thought it was a movie set. Up close and personal, Red Rocks is a very special place. I want to come back for a concert sometime."
"Now I can claim I’ve done a “Fourteener”. The walk up to the top of Mt. Evans was worth the time."
"One of the highlights of the tour of Red Rocks and Mt. Evans was taking the highest paved road in America. I was glad to be a passenger. Our driver was great and it’s the best way to see the scenery."
"The photo ops on this tour are fantastic. I’ve never taken so many pictures on a side trip like this before. Our guide was helpful in pointing out photo opportunities that were in the “not to be missed” category."
"I had never seen a bighorn sheep or a mountain goat before. They were up the hill from our group and were watching us. They are impressive."
"Wildlife watching takes some patience. Spotted a family of marmots on the mountainside. Got a couple of pictures."
"Our group spotted several bighorn sheep and mountain goats. They are magnificent animals. Thanks to Tom, our tour guide, for pointing them out to me."
"Kudos to our tour guide, Tom. He made sure that everyone in the group had a good time. He knew a lot about the area and was happy to share that knowledge with us."
"I’d been stuck in some meetings for several days. Glad I signed up for the tour rather than staying in downtown Denver for a day. You can see a city anytime. But bighorn sheep are a little harder to spot."
"I’ve always been a poor passenger. George, our driver on this tour, was exceptional and made me feel comfortable in the mountains. He was able to point out some of the sights as we drove through the foothills."
"Echo Lake was beautiful the day we were there. The sun was shining, and the surface of the water mirrored the mountains. A photographer’s dream of an afternoon."
"This tour covers 145 miles round trip. I was so busy looking at the scenery and taking pictures that I didn’t realize how many miles we’d driven."
"The best part of the tour was having a driver who took care of traffic, parking and navigating through the foothills. Tom, you did a great job. Thanks."
"The tour booking office did a great job explaining what was included in the day trip from Denver to Red Rocks and Mt. Evans. Never been there before and I want to return."
"This was a full day for me. The scenery was fantastic. Julie did a great job explaining what we were seeing and telling us about the history of the area."
"I was sorry to see the tour end. Our tour guide, Tom, was terrific. He is a local and was telling us stories not only about Red Rocks and Mt. Evans but stories about growing up in this part of the country."
"Our tour guide, Sam, was born and raised in Colorado. His family was one of the first families to settle the area over 150 years ago. Amazing stories."
"My tour guide was the best. She has lived her whole life in this area and had hiked and backpacked the areas we were touring."
"The tour guide we had made the day enjoyable. I didn’t believe the number of sunshine days there are in Colorado. Our guide claimed 300."
"George, our tour guide, had us watching for wildlife as we drove through the foothills on this tour. We weren’t disappointed."
"Mountain goats were amazing. I watched a family play on the boulders. So lucky to see these animals in the wild."
"Saw several bighorn sheep in one of the meadows. Our guide helped us get some great pictures and stay safely away from the sheep at the same time."
"Sunshine and a Colorado sky. I couldn’t ask for better weather on this tour. Everyone in our group was friendly and excited to be there."
"I’m sorry I have to go home tomorrow. There’s so much to see and take in on this tour, that I’d do it again and again."
"Tom – Thanks for the tour and the suggestions of what to do and see before I head home. You created a great sightseeing event for us."
"The picnic was great!! Everyone on the trip was friendly and comparing notes on what we had seen at Red Rocks. Amazing. I want to come back and go to a concert there."
"The hiking on Mt. Evans was the first time I’d been hiking in the mountains. I took our guide’s advice and took my time. It was a great experience. I can add climbed a fourteener to my resume now."
"Red Rocks and the scenery on Mt Evans were both just fantastic. Helped me understand “America The Beautiful” better."
"Thanks, Tom, for all you shared on the tour. I started off being a little skeptical about the tour, but by lunchtime, I was ready to take another tour with you. I’ll never forget this Colorado trip."