Denver

Shared Half-Day Mountain Tour in Red Rocks Evergreen and Echo Lake

Badge of ExcellenceDenver, USA
7 Evergreen Squaw Pass Echo Lake Year Round
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Colorado’s natural playgrounds just a short drive from downtown Denver. Escape the city and head for the Rockies with a guide and driver to handle the road, so you can focus on the stunning scenery of Mt. Evans, Bear Creek Canyon, and Squaw Pass. Get a taste of mountain culture in the charming town of Evergreen, check out the dramatic formations of Red Rocks, and hike around serene Echo Lake on this half-day mountain sampler.
  • Small-group tour is offered year-round for different summer and winter scenery
  • Hike around famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and stop for coffee in Evergreen
  • Look for Rocky Mountain wildlife including deer and elk
  • Get spectacular views from atop Squaw Pass and stroll around a glacial lake

What's Included

  • Water refills, please bring a refillable water bottle for your own use
  • Local Professional Driver/Guide
  • Gratuities (recommended 15-20%

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Denver Union Station
    1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    Your Driver/Guide will greet you at the flag pole in front of Union Station and the Crawford Hotel(1701 Wynkoop St). Meeting times are 8:15 am for the morning tour and 12:15 pm for the afternoon tour. Our touring vans have our round Colorado Sightseer logo on the rear side panels.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Denver Union Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Evergreen Lake

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Echo Lake Park

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the uncommon event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • We recommend a jacket year round as the mountains are always colder than Denver. In the winter hat and gloves are recommended as well.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years old not permitted
  • Access into the amphitheatre is dependent on sound check closures by performers the day of. We recommend taking our morning tour for best chances of accessing the inside of the amphitheatre itself during concert seasons.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


The aspen trees this time of year are not to miss, and make the drive up the mountain amazing.
The van provided a great comfortable way to see all the sights without getting a rental.
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Reviews

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Amazing!
Tamarra_A, Feb 2024
We loved this tour! Red Rocks Ampitheatre was breathtaking and the drive to Echo Lake was breath-taking. Our fav stop was the little town of Evergreen- we wish we could have stayed longer. Our tour-guide Will was very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for choosing to book with us--glad you enjoyed it!
Beautiful Drive
Yvonne_M, Jan 2024
Driving up to Red Rick was breathtaking. Since I didn't have to drive I was able to take it all in. The driver knew so many great places to stop for photo opportunities. Echo Lake! We stopped at great cafe's for lunch. I would do it again.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much--come back and see us anytime, Yvonne!
Highly recommend this...
Joyce_W, Jan 2024
Highly recommend this tour. Phil was an awesome and informative guide. So nice to just sit back and enjoy the trip and soak in the view.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Phil is a great guide--glad you enjoyed your tour with him!
Amazing
Roci_T, Dec 2023
Emily was amazing!! Everyone on the tour had a great time. Lots of fun and laughs! (She also takes great photos!).
Response from Host, Jan 2024
So glad you enjoyed your tour with Emily--come back and see us anytime!
Fun with Emily
Rosaria, Dec 2023
Emily was wonderful and had so much knowledge!! She made the tour very enjoyable and we had such a fun day. She even texted us a list of suggestions for the rest of our tour!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Emily is great! Thanks so much for choosing to book with us and taking the time to review!
Great way to see the beauty of the Rockies
linda_k, Dec 2023
Phil did a great job of sharing Denver’s rich history as well as guiding us to 3 fantastic places. It was a thrill to stand center stage at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. We saw 2 Moose at lake Echo. Phil also displayed great knowledge of the local wild life and foliage. I’d recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Denver
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Ooh.. moose sightings in winter are extra magical. Thanks for touring with us!
Right amount of time
Rita_B, Dec 2023
The guide Alex made it fun! Love the red rocks experience without a concert going on! Good education on what ever you wanted to know!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your tour with Alex!
Do it! Great way to spend half a day in Denver.
Colin_H, Dec 2023
Fantastic tour with Will the Tour guide. Will is very knowledgeable and personable. The Red Rocks amphitheatre is amazing to see and it was nice to visit the town of Evergreen. Going up to over 11,000ft and looking out across the Continental Divide at the Mountains and the 14nrs is very cool and then to walk on the frozen Echo Lake finished off a great afternoon. Great pics and memories. Thank you!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you Colin! So glad you enjoyed your tour with Will - walking on a frozen lake is such a magical experience!
Awesome!!!
perry_l, Dec 2023
Such an amazing excursion with beautiful scenery and nature at its finest. Glad to have had witty and amiable Alex as our guide.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks so much for choosing to book with us Perry! Glad you enjoyed your tour with Alex!
Great experience and guide!
Tracy_H, Nov 2023
What a fun tour and beautiful scenery. Our guide Captain Kurt was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We learned a lot and our group of 4 had a great time. Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Great! So glad you enjoyed your tour with Kurt!
It was a rewarding experience. I’ll remember forever.
Sal_M, Nov 2023
The mountains the lakes were beautiful, but I would have to say our guide was The aspect of the trip that made it perfect his knowledge and entertaining stories made the day seem so short I could’ve gone for the whole day
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks so much! Our guides are amazing and we're glad you enjoyed your tour
Great experience first time in Denver
Oswaldo_M, Nov 2023
It was such a wonderful experience, the guide was very knowledgeable. This i the best tour I have been so far.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Wow that's awesome! Come back and see us anytime!
Love Colorado
Carol_A, Nov 2023
We had a wonderful half day with Cowboy Frank as our guide. The sights were absolutely beautiful and we learned a lot too. So happy we did this tour
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks so much!! Come back and see us anytime
Bonilla guys at Echo Lake
Jonnita_T, Nov 2023
The drive up to Echo Lake. So high in the mountains!! So happy to be with my two adult sons! Enjoyable half day trip. Excellent driving by our guide Phil. The Red Rock Amphitheater was also exciting!!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Awesome! Thanks so much for the positive review!
Take this tour!!
Whitney_G, Oct 2023
Great locations, great guide! Phil did an amazing job - we learned a lot about our locations, the history of Colorado, and the local animals. He was a great driver as well! 10 out of 10 - I highly recommend this excursion!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks so much for choosing to tour with us! Glad you enjoyed your time out in Colorado mountains with Phil!
You Won't Be Disappointed
patrick_l, Oct 2023
This was a very enjoyable worthy tour. Alex was informative and punctual. You'll definitely get your time and money's worth.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks so much for choosing to tour with us, Patrick. Come back and see us next time you find yourself in Colorado!
Perfect short trip to see highlights
Valerie_H, Oct 2023
Simple excursion to get a taste of the area. I should've worn regular tennis shoes like the others in the small group did. Wished we had more time at Red Rock to explore, we were only there 45 minutes, so I didn't walk down past the amphitheater - thought I wouldn't be able to walk all the way back up and wanted to save my energy. I'm 50 and have been walking our stadium seats at home in Michigan to get in shape for this, but the altitude was affecting me. Others in my group did walk down from the upper parking lot down to the trading post and back up. I went into the visitors center and used the bathroom, filled my water bottle, and looked through part of the museum. Our tour guide Cowboy Frank challenged us to ask a question from the museum later and he got it right! He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a great tour narrative in general. Such a great guy. Our next stop was Echo Lake but we stopped to see some bison on the way, which was a short walk from parking area on a paved trail. Echo Lake was gorgeous! We walked the trail around the lake, which seemed light just a slight incline, but it was kicking my butt because of the altitude, about 11,000 feet I think. Luckily this was a short hike, beautiful forest! He carefully and cautiously drove us through the mountains down to the quaint town of Evergreen where we stopped for a 45 minute break to grab a drink, sandwich, and few minutes through a few gift shops on our own. I highly recommend the The Muddy Buck for a food stop as that side of the road seemed like the buildings were original old west rugged charm. It was so nice to have an excursion that touched on the highlights yet I didn't have to do any of the treacherous driving out navigating! Thanks!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you Valerie for such a thoughtful review! Come back and see us next time you are in Colorado!
Great trip
Jane_G, Oct 2023
Red Rocks was amazing. Écho lake was very special. Will's commentary was delightful and informative.........................................................
Response from Host, Oct 2023
So glad you enjoyed your tour with Will!
A perfect snapshot of the Rockies
Melissa_C, Oct 2023
The best bit about the tour was Cowboy Frank himself. Knowledgable, charming, funny, he brought us all together and brought the landscape to life. It was fascinating and entertaining in equal measure. Highly recommended
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Cowboy Frank is amazing! Glad you enjoyed your tour with him!
Great
RALPH_H, Oct 2023
Beautiful scenery, great info from guide, loved Red Rock and Echo Lake. Recommend to anyone no matter age
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank so much for choosing to book with us! Glad you enjoyed your tour!
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