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Mount Blue Sky Alpine Summit & Red Rocks Tour from Denver

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Mount Evans
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Head for the hills on a full-day adventure that takes you from Denver to the stunning peaks and Old West boom towns of the Rocky Mountains. Drive up Mt Evans, one of Colorado’s highest ’14-ers,’ and witness the dramatic ranges of the Continental Divide. Along the way, keep an eye out for bison and bighorn sheep, and pass through historic mining towns that preserve the state’s rich silver mining legacy.
  • Led by a local guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural enviroment
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch: Turkey or veg. sandwich. Include preference & dietary restrictions in the requirement section
  • Water refill - please bring reusable bottle
  • Parking Fees
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    In front by large American Flagpole

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • **LUNCH** - This tour comes with choice of a turkey or vegetarian sandwich. Please include your preference as well as any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field during checkout.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If weather is too bad or if it is too dangerous to drive some of the scenic roads, guide will change tour route.
  • Guests should not go on this tour on their first day in Colorado due to possible altitude sickness
  • After Labor Day weekend the road to Mount Evans closes at summit lake at 12'840 feet
  • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
  • Day of tour signups may NOT receive a lunch due to short notice. In this case, we will refund $10 and your guide will advise you prior to departure.
  • 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.
  • The USFS retains the right to enforce last-minute road closures due to weather, emergencies, and last-minute road maintenance projects.
  • The proper summit of the mountain will be closed beginning September 3. We are still able to get above 12,250 feet at the Summit Lake however.
  • Not recommended for travelers with cardiovascular issues (including asthma)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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 Scenic Mount Evans 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 Scenic Mount Evans 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 Scenic Mount Evans 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 Scenic Mount Evans 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:Do you offer vegetarian or other dietary options during the Scenic Mount Evans Tour from Denver?

A:If you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan) please note them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. Also, call us at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm your request.

Mar 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Scenic Mount Evans 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 is the highest elevation we will hike to on the Scenic Mount Evans Tour from Denver?

A:We go up to 14,000 feet on our Scenic Mount Evans Tour in the summer.

Mar 2021

Q:What type of transportation is used for the Scenic Mount Evans 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 Scenic Mount Evans 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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Olivia_C
The views on this tour were breathtaking. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to really experience the wonders of the Rocky Mountains. Mike was an awesome tour guide and we had a lot of fun!

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Lots of wildlife...
David_K, Sep 2023
Lots of wildlife sightings. Great guide. Good value for the money. Please remember to tip the guide - just polite.
Fantastic Tour and Guide
Danielle_B, Aug 2023
What a fantastic tour. We went to Echo Lake, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as Mt. Evans. We say sheep, marmots, bison and more. Our guide Jed was amazing. Not only was he wonderful to make sure we all had a great time, were safe, and not having any side effects of the altitude, he is a walking encyclopedia. Wow we learned a lot. Highly recommend this tour, and Jed as a tour guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for joining us on this amazing tour (our favorite!) and with Jed as your guide! We do hope to welcome you back in the future for another adventure.
A wonderful day.
Cathy_F, Aug 2023
I booked the Mt Evans tour but had to change to RMNP. Boy, am I glad that I did! It was a wonderful time and I got to see many different areas. Ken, our guide did an excellent job. He also had a wonderful playlist that we all enjoyed. I love that we got to see so much of the park with so little effort - just relax and enjoy the view. I was hesitant to spend 8 hours on a tour but the van was comfortable and the time flew by. Ken picked us up in Denver and we were in the park in no time.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're so happy you enjoyed the full day in Rocky Mountain National Park! Hopefully you can see Mount Evans next time!
Chris was an awesome...
May_L, Jul 2023
Chris was an awesome guide and customized our itinerary for our smaller group. I would definitely do this tour again
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for joining us on tour! Please let us know if there was something we could do to have made this a five star day.
Had the best time!!!
Jemely_T, Jul 2023
The hike to the top of the peak is PHENOMENAL!!! And the stops he took along the way were so breathtaking. Chris is such a dope guide and awesome and engaging, he’s super chill but so attentive. I came alone and had the best time! Bring coats or jackets for sure! Parts are hot, parts are cold. Bring a water canteen!! You need to book this: the winding road up the mountain is so cool!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're thrilled to hear about your experience to the top of Mount Evans, it's truly a magical day sure to be a memorable one. Thank you for joining!
So Much Fun
Barbara_s, Jun 2023
We had outstanding guides: Nick, Jeff and Ty who were very knowledgeable and accomodating. The day was absolutely perfect. We didn't want it to end!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We're so happy you joined us, thanks for leaving us this review!
Rocky mountain tour.
Shannon_S, Oct 2022
My husband and I had a great time on this experience. Our guide Paul was absolutely fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Paul was very informational. Very personable all around. Great guy. My husband and I can't wait to come back next year and hope we get Paul again for the Mount Evans tour. 5 Stars!!!
Breathtaking views
Olivia_C, Oct 2022
The views on this tour were breathtaking. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to really experience the wonders of the Rocky Mountains. Mike was an awesome tour guide and we had a lot of fun!
Great tour
John_F, Aug 2022
Great tour! Well worth it. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Views were wonderful. Would go again
MUST GO!
Samantha_H, Aug 2022
Jed was amazing!! So knowledgeable. the sights were beautiful! gave us enough time to see everything and take in the sights and explore.
Awsome adventure
Elmer_G, Aug 2022
The most awsome adventure. A must do. Our tour guide Jed was an unending source of information and entertaining. He made the trip.
That was a lovely trip,...
Agnieszka_P, Aug 2022
That was a lovely trip, with well- educated guide, delicious hand-made cookies and beautyfull views.
We enjoyed the entire...
Angela_W, Jul 2022
We enjoyed the entire tour! Steve was the Best!! I would recommend him and this tour! Red Rocks was amazing and Mt. Evans was beautiful!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Angela, thanks for leaving us feedback on your experience with Steve to Mount Bluesky! Steve is an awesome guide and we're happy he provided a memorable experience for you. Keep us in mind in the future!
Awesome tour. Must see and mind boggling scenery.
archie, Jul 2022
Steve our guide for the day was an excellent narrator of all things historic and relevant. He was thoughtful and kind. I had a beautiful day in the mountains with varied scenery and seems to have made the modt of what the time and place could offer. Much gratitude
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for leaving us a positive review on your tour experience with Steve! The Mount Bluesky tour is one of our favorites, and we're glad to hear that Steve provided an enjoyable experience. We'd love to have you back on tour sometime soon!
Jed was a fantastic guide...
Blake_C, Jul 2022
Jed was a fantastic guide that did a great job explaining the different ecological zones and how everything ties together in the Rockies. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Breathtaking Scenery
Ann_D, Jul 2022
From pickup to drop off, this was a very fun and adventurous day. We really enjoyed all of the stops, including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Evergreen and the summit of Mt. Blue Sky. Kyle, our tour guide, was exceptional. His outdoor background and past experience put us all at ease and really added value to the tour. His enthusiasm for the beauty of the area was contagious and he took very good care of us. It's not every day one gets to drive up a 14000 foot mountain. Breathtaking! Along the way we stopped for a nice picnic lunch.......the sandwiches supplied were delicious. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who just has a day or two to explore the area just outside Denver.
Unforgettable experience to 14,000ft+
Jeremy_M, Jul 2022
Wow, just wow! If you really want to see the beauty of the mountains in the Denver area and have a rare experience to summit a "14er", then take this tour. Aaron was our driver/guide (and a great personal photographer too). He's so enthusiastic, you can tell how much he loves his job and nature in general. He had so much knowledge and random trivia to share. He also made an effort to get to know each of the guests and relate parts of the trip to each of our personal visits. The meetup spot was easy to find, and the check-in process was smooth. We had as much time as we needed at each stop, and Aaron ensured we were acclimating to the altitude as we progressed higher & higher. The lunch of a turkey sandwich, chips, and cookies hit the spot. We were also able to refill our water as much as we needed. We were fortunate to see bighorn sheep, marmots, mountain goats, a herd of elk, and a golden eagle! Aaron pulled over so we could actually watch the wildlife for a bit. At the summit, a few of us chose to do the final short hike to the very top -- the view was amazing. We had several minutes up there to enjoy the experience until it started to rain & hail (!!!). Such a great time and highly recommended.
Amazing Experience -- Totally Worth It
Katarina_S, Jul 2022
Paul and Ty (not sure if this is the right spelling, sorry!) were amazing! They really made this trip memorable. We visited a lot of places and did a lot. They took care of us and were very accommodating. They were fun and professional. Great experience. Would highly recommend it!
Excellent! Would highly recommend.
Sandy_O, Jun 2022
Aaron was our guide; he is fabulous! His knowledge of the area and understanding of the ecosystem is amazing. There wasn’t any question he couldn’t answer. He was also very attentive to altitude acclimation, making frequent stops and explaining what to expect and steps to help us adjust. Aaron has an outgoing and empathetic personality; not only was he informative but he also made the trip personal for each of us. He was fun and witty and the best tour guide we’ve ever had. His mom should be very proud of the talented young man that she’s raised!
Aspens turning
Kim_H, Sep 2021
Gentry was incredible. She was knowledgeable and engaged with our group. The Aspens were so beautiful. We saw animals, fall color, quaint mountains and lakes. A must see tour!!!
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