Denver, Red Rocks, and Beyond

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Foothill Explorer Tour From Denver
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This Denver day trip starts with a city tour that takes you past Denver’s highlights like the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Civic Center Park, and Denver Art Museum. We’ll drive by Cheesman Park, the historic Five Points neighborhood, and on down Colfax Ave (the longest street in the country), and take our first stop at City Park, with its picturesque city skyline and mountain backdrop. You’ll view funky murals in the thriving River North (RiNo) Art District, pass Coors Field, and grab coffee and empanadas at a local favorite hotspot. Then, it’s time for a 30-minute scenic drive to the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. We’ll drive through the park, take in the stunning rock formations, and get out to explore the world-famous amphitheater (if open). We finish up with a quick stop at Lookout Mountain for a breath of crisp mountain air and panoramic views of Denver, Golden, and the mighty Rocky Mountains before returning to Union Station.
  • Discover the Red Rocks Amphitheater and enjoy a scenic drive along Lariat Loop
  • Small group tour ensures intimacy
  • Perfect tour for someone who wants a quick getaway

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Water refill - please bring reusable bottles
  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Coats, Gloves, Hats, etc.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your tour at a central meeting point, where you'll be picked up to start your tour. Delve into Denver's vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning architecture, uncovering fun facts through your guide's insights that you’d miss otherwise.

Your first destination is the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, an acclaimed music venue set against a backdrop of natural beauty. Take in the scenic landscapes along the Lariat Loop as you travel to your next stop.

Arrive at Lookout Mountain, offering a panoramic view of downtown Denver. This summit, historically used as a lookout by the Ute tribe, provides a memorable perspective of the city.

Enjoy a leisurely stop in Evergreen, where you have the option to savor coffee or wine tasting at your own expense. Then, pass through the western town of Golden, before concluding your journey back at the initial meeting point in Denver.

Denver Union Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Larimer Square (Pass By)

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Pass By)

Colorado Convention Center (Pass By)

United States Mint At Denver (Pass By)

Colorado State Capitol (Pass By)

Denver Art Museum (Pass By)

Cheesman Park (Pass By)

Five Points (Pass By)

City Park - Denver

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

RiNo Art District (Pass By)

Coors Field (Pass By)

Confluence Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Empower Field at Mile High (Pass By)

Meow Wolf's Convergence Station (Pass By)

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lookout Mountain

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Golden (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Subject to weather conditions. If canceled due to unsafe weather conditions, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • Please note that it is a possibility in the winter that the visibility is limited due to snow. We are flexible with our cancellation policy if snow is in the forecast and are happy to reschedule if weather looks better on another day.
  • Service Animals Not Allowed
  • 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 vehicle 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 Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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 Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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 Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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 Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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 Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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 type of transportation is used for the Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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 Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?

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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Featured review
We enjoyed the beautiful views! It was refreshing to see a different part of Colorado, as we were staying in downtown Denver. Ryan (our tour guide) was so hospitable and informative. We appreciated learning about the culture of the area. It was wonderful sightseeing with such a knowledgeable guide! Definitely recommend this tour!


1,175 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Wonderful Tour
Ellie_B, Feb 2024
Wonderful views and our tour guide Jerry was very knowledgeable and made the trip so much fun! Would definitely recommend this tour to others.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Ellie! Thanks for leaving Jerry with such kind words and for recommending this tour! We're glad you enjoyed it so much!
Joshua M was an awesome tour guide
Rod_B, Feb 2024
We were visiting from New Orleans and Joshua M was our tour guide and he was awesome! I would give him 10 ⭐️
See Red Rocks
Elise_H, Feb 2024
A great tour! A great way to spend a short visit to Denver. Ty was a great tour guide, with tons of info about Denver, Colorado, and dinosaurs!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Elise! Thanks for taking the time to give our product, and Ty, a shout out! We're glad to hear you two enjoyed your day together and you got some worthwhile memories to go with it!
Great overveiw
Ann_L, Jan 2024
Great history and story telling Jerry. Thanks. The views were incredible. It was fun hiking up the steps at red rocks, what an incredible venue.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Ann, thanks for taking the time to recognize Jerry's hard work! You'll need to come back this summer to see the venue in full swing, what a special experience!
Great tour and guide
Peter_K, Dec 2023
The talk of the tour guide. Very personable and informative. Very helpful in what to do in Denver. Great seeing and hearing about the history ov various neighborhoods.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hi Peter! Thanks for recognizing the hard work I staff put into facilitating rewarding tours. We'd love to have you back, so please don't be a stranger!
Ok but not for the price.
Jamie_B, Dec 2023
Our guide was good but I feel the description of the tour and actual tour did not match the price. Also it says you are able to do a wine tour. Not true. Its definitely a city tour more than a hike. If you bring a bottle of water you are fine. There is no extensive walking. The Red Rocks are gorgeous but the look out mountain is ok for a good pic. They should probably do more of a hike and not focus on the city so much. Thanks!
Amazing tour with Jed!
Carolyn_M, Dec 2023
Our tour guide, Jed, was amazing! He was prompt, Knowledgeable, fun, and provided a most memorable experience. Highly recommend this tour!
Great Tour
Tamblin_B, Dec 2023
Lovely tour! Red Rocks were fantastic as was the little tour around the city. Chris was a great guide, very knowledgeable and fun to be around. The tour made this day super fun and relaxing as we didn’t have to think about any logistics!
Great time with Gentry (tour guide )
Pornpimon_M, Nov 2023
We had a great time with Gentry. The tour was smooth and on time. She is so sweet and offers to take pictures for us. This tour is everything, you get to explore downtown Denver and then move to Red Rock Amphitheater and the stunning view outside the city.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello! Thanks for leaving Gentry (and us) with such a thoughtful review! We're happy to hear your experience was such a positive one, and we'd love to have you back soon!
Great experience
rjmarch17, Nov 2023
The tour encompassed insights of the city, with spectacular views of Red Rock and the city from afar! I would highly recommend this 4hr tour for anyone visiting Denver area. Our tour guides, Stephanie and Christian were GREAT!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed touring around our city and mountains with us! We just revamped this product and are glad to hear it met all your needs and wants!
Red Rock Amphitheatre
james_m, Oct 2023
beautiful setting, incredible venue. Interesting museum. would love to come back to see concrete there.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hi James, thanks for checking out Red Rocks and Denver with us! Come back anytime!
Overall nice tour for the family
Jocelyn_V, Oct 2023
Overall nice tour for the family (Kids under 13 may not be interested) Some history, great views, even paced.
Beautiful Denver!
kwhitecrc, Oct 2023
Knowledgeable driver who loves Colorado - stunning sites! Comfortable vehicle! Driver was very personable and offered help getting in and out of the van to those who had a little difficulty.😊
Well worth your time
Barbara_V, Oct 2023
Our tour guide Christian was very knowledgeable about Denver and the stops we made. He even played John Denver music in the van as we traveled which was a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and even saw a herd of buffalo that Christian pulled over for us to get a closer view.
Breathtaking views!
Mycal_S, Oct 2023
Our trip was amazing. Josh was out tour guide and was very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see Buffalo on our tour and some other wild life. The tour at Red Rocks was amazing and breathtaking. A little windy, but that's it. Hardly anyone was there which made it more enjoyable. The weather was incredible for this time of year also. 10/10 would highly recommend
Canceled trip
Arla_G, Oct 2023
The trip was canceled. There were not enough participants and we weren’t available for alternative times.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hi Arla, we hate it when we don't have enough folks sign up too. I'm sorry we weren't able to get you up Red Rocks that day, but I know your guide had a blast taking you and your husband up to the summit of Pikes Peak with us just a few days later. The Garden of the Gods park happens to be part of the same rock formation as the amphitheater, so hopefully you were able to appreciate that neat red rock!
Glenn_J, Oct 2023
Red Rock amphitheater, pictures do not do it justice! Clean air. Izzy did a great job! Êeeé all well dfrygghn sign I'll do do FJ gl
Just go!
Vicki_F, Oct 2023
Everything! Our group guide Josh was so nice. He went beyond to let us see as much as we could in the four hours we had.
We enjoyed all of the...
Nate_M, Oct 2023
We enjoyed all of the tour! The Red Rocks Amphitheater, Lookout Mountain in Golden and Evergreen Lake are gorgeous. The tour had a good pace and we had enough time at all of the stops. We saw bison, wild deer, and hang gliders while traveling between stops. Jay / Jacob was a great tour guide!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hey Nate! It sounds like your group really lucked out in the wildlife department! Hopefully you were able to snag a few cool photos to remember us by! We'll see you again soon!
Quick Tour from Denver
James_G, Oct 2023
Overall, the tour was a quick ride out of downtown to see the famous Red Rocks Ampitheatre and an expansive view of the surrounding areas of Denver. If you have the time opt for a longer tour to spend more time either at the stops we took or to make more stops. Would have liked to spend more time at each location to take in the scenery and read all the interesting information that was posted. All in all a good experience.

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