Denver

Half Day Rocky Mountain Escape

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Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get out into the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains without the hassle of renting a car on this half-day afternoon tour. Meet your guide and small group in downtown Denver, then climb into a comfortable tour vehicle for the scenic ride into the nearby Rockies. You'll explore places with your guide that you might not otherwise find on your own.
  • Quick getaway to the Rocky Mountains in just an afternoon
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in downtown Denver
  • Small group tour ensures personalized attention

What's Included

  • Water Refill - please bring reusable bottle
  • Professional Guide/Driver
  • Gratuities
  • Coats, Gloves, Hats, etc.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    We meet at the large American flagpole located at the corner of 17th St and Wynkoop St

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your Rocky Mountain adventure by meeting your guide and small group at a central meeting point at Denver’s Union Station, before your chosen start time,

Then climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a scenic drive into the Rockies. Discover hidden gems and panoramic views in low-traffic areas, offering a serene escape into nature.

Pause at Clear Creek Canyon, exploring the historic riverbanks then continue to the charming mining town of Idaho Springs, followed by a stop at Echo Lake Park on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

This half-day adventure ends with drop-off at the original departure point.

Denver Union Station (Pass By)

Clear Creek Canyon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Idaho Springs

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Echo Lake Park

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 8 years old - no children under 8 unless it has been authorized by tour operator.
  • This tour does NOT go to Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Guests who will be using an assistive device such as a scooter or walker, please contact us prior to your tour to ensure our vehicle has accommodating space.
  • Please dress in layers. You are welcome to leave unused articles of clothing in the vehicles at each stop.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do we meet for the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:We meet in front of Denver’s Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop Street, by the large American flag pole by the curb side.

Mar 2021

Q:Is there parking available for the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:There are several parking garages in the area, 1899 Wynkoop St. Garage is one of them. The Crawford Hotel, which is at Union Station has valet parking available ($25).

Mar 2021

Q:What should I wear on the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:Dress in layers, as it gets cold in the mountains, however, after a hike you might want to shed layers. Light hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread, windbreakers, rain jackets, and hats are recommended.

Mar 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:Bring a reusable water bottle for each person. We have refills in the car. Also bring your required medications, sunscreen/lip balm, your camera, and any additional snacks you may want.

Mar 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:We consider this an "active sightseeing tour" with light walking/hiking so that most guests can have a great time. We like to accommodate everyone by giving people the opportunity to walk around or sit down on a bench and enjoy nature.

Mar 2021

Q:What is the highest elevation we will hike to on the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:We will go up to 13,000 feet for our Rocky Mountain Escape Tour in the summer, weather permitting.

Mar 2021

Q:What type of transportation is used for the Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:All our tours are run in 14 passenger upscale vehicles.

Mar 2021

Q:What if there is bad weather on the date of my Afternoon Rocky Mountain Escape?

A:We only cancel in cases of extremely bad weather or unsafe conditions. This happens very rarely. When it does, we will notify you to reschedule or receive a refund.

Mar 2021

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William_W
We really appreciated the energy of our tour guide Dillon! We saw incredible views, a neat unique former gold mining town (Idaho Springs), beautiful mountain lake, and of course the glorious Rockies!! Dillon answered all questions with knowledge and quick wit humor. I enjoyed this excursion immensely!

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Great Time!
Jessica_K, Feb 2024
Great half day. Jake was an excellent guide - informative, fun and laid back. Great way to quickly see the sights close to Denver.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Jessica! We're glad to hear you and Jake enjoyed your day "escaping" out of Denver and into the Rockies! Safe travels home!
Absolutely Great Tour!
Harold_F, Feb 2024
The mountains are amazing! I toured in February and although cold, the snow really accentuated the color of the sky. It was beautiful. Our tour guide was THE BEST! So knowledgeable and great personality. Best tour I’ve taken.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Harold! Snow-capped mountains is what Colorado life is all about! We're glad to hear that you had such a great day with your guide!
Great way to experience Denver surrounds
John_O, Feb 2024
Getting into the mountains was fantastic, and our guide Will really brought the history to life. The frozen lake with people ice fishing and skating was a highlight.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey John, Will here! Thanks so much for tagging along with me for our day together! We really lucked out with our group, and I enjoyed getting to show you all around my home! Let's do it again soon!
Outstanding & breathtaking
Sandra_S, Feb 2024
Fabulous!!! Wonderful . Ty was an outstanding guide he was so knowledgeable and funny interesting professional! Made this tour so enjoyable!!!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Sandra! Isn't Ty a great guide? Thanks for giving him a shoutout for a job well done, we're glad you two had so much fun on our "Escape"!
Good way to spend half a day out of Denver
Siddhesh_B, Feb 2024
Good short trip when you have half a day to spend in Denver, getting a close look at the snow covered Rockies. Our guide Jeff was fun to drive with.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hello! Thanks for leaving Jeff and our team with such kind words! Is there anything we could have done differently to have made it a 5-star experience?
I would sign up again!
N_S, Feb 2024
Steve was an amazing tour guide. He took us to see amazing views and up a couple mountains. We saw the Rockies and prairies from the distance and learned about Colorado history as well. If you don’t have any plans or trying to figure out what to do, sign up for a guide. You’ll learn so much, it was a great experience, thank you for having this especially for those out of state.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us with such kind feedback! We're glad to hear you found this experience to be such a positive one! We'd love to have you back anytime, so please don't hesitate to reach back out when you return to Denver!
Jed was very...
Ransom_G, Feb 2024
Jed was very knowledgeable of the area and it's history. His recommendations at our stops were great!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hello! Thanks for keeping an eye on Jed for us! We're glad to hear the two of you enjoyed your time together on our "Escape"!
Winter Wonderland
Wanda_L, Jan 2024
We loved every aspect of the trip! The sites, pace, and guide were truly amazing! I wanted a winter wonderland and that’s what I got!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Wanda! Winter wonderlands are our specialty, thanks for letting us show you around! Let's do it again sometime soon!
Worth doing it
Amir_A, Jan 2024
If you have not much time and not driving, this is a good get away to get introduced to Colorado natural offerings. The tour guide was super informative and made the ride fun .
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Amir! Thanks for the kind feedback! We pride ourselves in being able to Escape from Denver, even if only for a short while! Safe travels home!
Great tour!
Keith_B, Jan 2024
Our leaders Jeff was great. Really enjoyed it! It was great to get out of the city to be in the mountains!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Keith, thanks for the kind words! We're glad to hear you and Jeff enjoyed your half-day "escape" out of Denver!
Great half day adventure
Teresa_L, Jan 2024
The knowledge our guide Aaron had made it a great learning experience. We got to see wildlife too. Would recommend
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Teresa! Thanks for leaving a shoutout for Aaron and our team, we're glad we were able to facilitate such a great experience for you all!
Great half day getaway!
Ashley_B, Jan 2024
Jed was a great tour guide. Very informative and accommodating to my mother who didn't want to participate in every activity. I'd highly recommend
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Ashley! Thanks for taking the time to leave Jed with such kind words! We're glad to hear he took good care of you two. Come back soon!
Thanks Will
Shandi_B, Jan 2024
Will was absolutely amazing and wonderful to work with! He was such a help and I can’t thank him enough!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hey friend! Will here. It was a pleasure working with you two, and hope you made the most of your time in Denver. Safe travels home!
Great Tour!
Kiki_P, Jan 2024
Jeff was our tour guide. He's very informative. We got to see around downtown Denver, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Buffalo Bill grave site.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Kiki! Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review, we're glad to hear you had an enjoyable tour experience with us! Is there anything we could have done to make this a 5-star experience?
Great tour with Steve!
Isabel_H, Jan 2024
Steve was a great tour guide and was also very knowledgeable! He was also very safe on the snowy roads.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Isabel! Thanks for recognizing Steve and his driving! All of our guides are experienced Colorado drivers, and safety comes first! Glad to hear you all had a great experience on your Rocky Mountain Escape!
The tour was awesome!!...
Ritsuko_K, Dec 2023
The tour was awesome!! We definitely recommend to our friends! Thanks to Allen for the great tour! We really enjoyed it 😊
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi there! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, let's do it again soon!
Best Tour EVER!
Lizbeth_M, Dec 2023
We didn’t know what to expect when we booked this tour but we were all so happy we did! Our guide Aaron was THE BEST! Very informative, knowledgeable, and very funny! He made this whole tour very enjoyable! The views were breathtaking. We will definitely book the whole day next time!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi Lizbeth, Thanks for letting us crash your vacation! We're happy to hear you felt in good hands with Aaron, he's as good as they come in the guiding world! We'd love to have you for our full-day tour and are looking forward to it as much as you are!
A winter wonderland!
Ashlei_N, Dec 2023
My boyfriend and I were looking for something to do for the day and this popped up on my Viator app so I figured I’d give it a try. Needless to say, we loved this tour! Our tour guide Jonathan was so nice and knowledgeable about the area. Will definitely be booking again when we return! Thanks Jonathan and Aspire!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi Ashlei! We're glad you decided to be adventurous! Thanks for letting us show off our Rocky Mountains to you, we'd love to do it again sometime soon!
The tour guide was very...
Roger_V, Dec 2023
The tour guide was very informative and friendly. The views and places we went to were also amazing.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi Roger! We pride ourselves in being able to "escape" from Denver on short notice! Thanks for including us in your travel plans, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Breathtaking
Estrella_G, Dec 2023
The view was amazing! Ty was a great tour guide! He knows his stuff!! Loved stopping in Idaho springs! Great fresh brewed root beer!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi there! Thanks for leaving such kind words for Ty! Is there anything we could have done differently to make this a 5-star experience?
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