Small-Group Half-Day Tour Foothills of the Rockies from Denver

Badge of ExcellenceDenver, USA
Foothills of the Rockies
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


First-time visitors to Denver appreciate this opportunity to escape the city for a few hours to see key attractions in the foothills. Let a professional do the driving on mountain byways, while you sit back and take in the sights. You'll visit the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, will stop by the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, will drive the Lariat Loop, and more. In just half a day, you'll see some of the best of the region.
  • Relax while a professional does the driving on mountain byways
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
  • This tour makes traveling beyond city limits simple
  • See many of the highlight attractions of the Rocky Mountain foothills

What's Included

  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by comfortable 12 or 15 passenger touring van
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Water refills, please bring a refillable water bottle for your own use
  • Gratuities (recommended 15-20%
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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

Dinosaur Ridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Golden Visitors Center

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lookout Mountain (Pass By)

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Genesee Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Denver Union Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled due to poor weather, or unsafe roads you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Accessibility to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater depends on concert schedules and events
  • Near public transportation
  • Comfortable outdoor weather appropriate and walking shoes are recommended
  • No children under 4 years of age
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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89 reviews
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Review from a Chicago family
Camila_S, Apr 2024
Easy encounter with Alex the guide , the van absolutely wonderful almost new. The time to spend at the attractions where the correct amount to walk around . My hubby and I loved the tour. We will do it again , no doubt! You guys did an excellent job . Good memories from our first trip to Colorado ! Thanks 🙏🏻
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Sounds like we hit the sweet spot for everything--thank you so much for the positive review!
Awesome tour!
Adriana_T, Apr 2024
We had a great time on this tour! Not only were we part of a very small group of 4, which made the experience very personalized, but our guide was a local Coloradan that knew a lot about the state and told many us interesting stories and facts. The best part of the tour was Red Rocks park. I wish we had slightly more time there to see the museum. We liked the hike around dinosaur ridge too and all the explanations about the history of it. The stop at Golden was too short - we only had time to do a small walk around the river. Would have liked more time there to explore. The Buffalo Bill museum and grave was ok but not as interesting as the other stops, so I would almost eliminate it to create more opportunity for longer stays elsewhere. Finally, it was amazing seeing the bison at the end and hearing about the haunted house on the grounds. We’re very happy we took this tour while in Denver for only a few days - got to see a lot of beautiful nature in a short amount of time!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for the review Adriana, it always helps to see how guests feel about our tours! Other than ol' Bill we are glad to see you had such a nice day in nature!
Snowy Saturday in Denver CO
Kelly_B, Mar 2024
We were a little concerned about the tour initially since the Denver area had just experienced its biggest snowfall in three years, but it turned out to be the most beautiful and perfect day! Our guide, Alex, was very informative and allowed just the right amount of time in each location for guests to experience the area. I'd love to come back to Denver and do the same tour in the warmer months, to see it both ways!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
So glad it worked out to be able to go out that day--post storm can be some of the most beautiful mountain scenes!
Great experience
Helen_G, Mar 2024
Seeing the red rocks and the mountains. Phil was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you Helen! Glad you enjoyed your half day tour with Phil
Great intro to Denver area.
Dorothy_M, Dec 2023
Great overview of area, accommodating and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend. Good way to spend the afternoon .
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks Dorothy! Glad you enjoyed your tour with us!
Awesome day trip!
Aixa_N, Nov 2023
This was a great day trip while visiting Denver! Took in beautiful sights and enjoyed the commentary provided by the guide throughout the drive. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a fun excursion in the city.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Great! So glad you enjoyed your tour of Colorado with us!
Lookinf forward to coming back!!
Luciano_D, Oct 2023
Great ride, our guide was great! She was very friendly and had so much information to share about the Foothills. Too bad the weather made it so we couldn't get any good views, however our guide tried to make the trip enjoyable the best she could considering the weather.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Sorry about the weather, but glad you had a good time nonetheless! Come back and see us anytime!(hopefully when its sunny)
Close to Denver adventure
Sara_V, Oct 2023
Wonderful tour! Guide, Christina, was great! Very knowledgeable, shared lots of fun and interesting facts. Pick up and drop off went smoothly. Tour length was perfect and time at each stop was sufficient. Red Rock Amphitheater was gorgeous, drive was scenic. Dinosaur fossils, Buffalo Bill Museum, and town of Golden were fun to experience. We were lucky to see a large herd of bison, plus a few deer during our drive. Overall, a fantastic adventure! Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Amazing! Lucky wildlife sightings! Thanks so much for touring with us.
Limited time for sightseeing
Dorothea_D, Sep 2023
We were in Denver for a wedding so had limited time for sightseeing. This your was perfect. Our driver guide was very knowledgeable and personable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks so much for booking with us! Glad we could share our beautiful state with you while you were here!
Red Rock Foothills
Pamela_R, Sep 2023
Wonderful small group of travelers from various parts of the country and the world sharing the experience of amazing vistas with the best tour guide imaginable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Pamela! Glad you enjoyed your tour with us! We also love meeting the guests from all over the world - the best part of this job!
Excellent tour with Phil
Gwendolyn_F, Sep 2023
Red rock tour was amazing!!! Phil was a great tour guide very knowledgeable about every location visited.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for booking with us! Come back and see us any time!
Excellent value with wonderful guide
Jane_H, Sep 2023
Value for money full packed half day tour with wonderful guide Kurt! Very friendly and knowledgeable
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much Jane! Come back and see us anytime!
Wonderful way to see Red Rocks!
Louise_A, Jul 2023
Phil was an excellent tour guide who was personable and full of local history. He: gave us informative and fun history background, and described the land in a way that made it interesting and memorable. He offered spontaneous, photogenic quick stops, This half day tour was a great way to experience Colorado Mountain/ red rocks wildflowers. It included a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater which was so picturesque. Thanks Phil for a great half day in the mountains which was much cooler than in the city!
A wonderful way to experience the edges of Denver
Ian_R, Jul 2023
Everything was great! Our tour guide was awesome and so full of info! We started off going from Union Station to Red Rocks. Red Rocks was very cool to see in person and then we headed to Lookout Mountain and Buffalo Bill's grave site. The view was amazing. We were disappointed the buffalo weren't around for us to see but obviously nature does what it wants. Golden City was a neat mountain town with all of the usual but we'll need to go back when we can spend more time there. Overall very pleased with the tour.
Tour of mountains
Heather_C, Jun 2023
Great tour. Wish it was in a little longer. Red Rocks and mountains were great! Tour guide was knowledgeable.
Fantastic tour
Joshua_R, Jun 2023
The tour was fantastic. It felt like we were picked up by a family member or friend who lives in the area and were transported around to the locations. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and really enjoyed her job. She went out of her way to make sure we saw and did as much as we could, we were never rushed when we saw something cool or wanted to spend a few extra minutes looking at something or exploring at one of the stops. I absolutely recommend this tour and this company. I will definitely use them again. I can't recommend this tour enough. If you're thinking about it go ahead and book it, you won't be disappointed.
South Carolina comes to Denverr.
H_G, Jun 2023
Our guide did an outstanding job. She was very informative and very friendly. We enjoyed all that we saw and heard.
Just do it.
Melissa_M, May 2023
Tour guide was very fun and informative. Sights were spectacular. Time spent at each destination was perfect.
Samir_H, Apr 2023
We had a great time, good experience with Will who was a professional. He is very knowledgeable. I really recommend to everyone to try this good experience.
seeing the Red Rock area,...
Barbara_B, Apr 2023
seeing the Red Rock area, it is stunning, Dinosaur Ridge , and the Buffalo Bill Museum we saw Bison, Elk and Mule Deer on our journey, The whole trip was unforgettable. Would recommend it to everyone.
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