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Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder

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Private Tour Discover Rocky Mountain National Park From Denver

From $949.00

per group (up to 5)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Be inspired by Colorado’s majestic scenery on this private, full-day tour from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Travel in a luxury SUV or van through historic mining and resort towns to reach the celebrated national park, known for its abundant wildlife and towering vistas. Customize your own itinerary, and make plenty of stops along the way to take pictures of alpine lakes and snow-capped peaks, spot wild critters like elk and moose, and explore peaceful hiking trails.
  • Chance to spot local wildlife such as moose, elk, deer, and eagles
  • Customized experience for your group with a passionate guide
  • Hassle-free experience so you can sit back and enjoy the views
  • Ample time at each stop to walk around and take in the beauty

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Union Station
    Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    We can meet at the American Flagpole located at the intersection of 17th and Wynkoop Street.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick-up times and length of tour are dependent on pickup location From Denver - 9am pickup, 8 hour tour From Boulder - 9:30am pickup, 7 hour tour From Estes Park - 11am pickup, 4 hour tour

What To Expect

After morning pickup at your Boulder or Denver accommodations, travel west through the foothills and into the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Catch sight of historic silver mining towns along the way, and make an optional stop at the popular summer resort town of Estes Park, home to the elegant Stanley Hotel that inspired the setting for the horror flick 'The Shining.'

Continue on to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, a protected natural playground that spans 415 square miles (670 square km) of lakes, forests, and mountains laced with pristine picnic spots, hiking trails, and 72 peaks with elevations of 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) or higher. The park is also renowned for its wildlife, so be on the lookout for native Colorado critters like moose, black bears, deer, elk, marmots, and soaring birds of prey including hawks and eagles.

Each season offers its own rewards, from the wildflowers of spring and summer to the crisp air and fiery aspens of autumn and snow-covered peaks of winter. If visiting during the summer, drive up Trail Ridge Road, Colorado’s ‘highway to the sky’ that crosses the Continental Divide and offers stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains from an above-timberline vantage point. Due to snowpack, Trail Ridge Road is usually closed October through May, so if visiting during this time explore the alpine lakes of the valley floor instead.

The day’s itinerary can be customized to suit the interests of your group, so be sure to let your guide know if there's anything you’d like to see. Groups of six people or fewer can travel in a luxury SUV, while a luxury van is available for parties of up to 14.

Denver Union Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boulder (Pass By)

Lyons

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Estes Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trail Ridge Road

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Rocky Mountain National Park

5 hours Admission 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
  • Trip can be fully customized to your group's needs
  • Upscale transportation
  • Local expert guide
  • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
  • Your guide will reach out to you the day before your scheduled tour via text to check in with you.
  • Trailridge Road is subject to seasonal closures in the winter months
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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:What should I wear on the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?

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 Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?

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 Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?

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 Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?

A:We go up to 13,000 feet on our Rocky Mountain National Park Tour in the summer.

Mar 2021

Q:What type of transportation is used for the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?

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 Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?

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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jAMES_B
This was a great trip. We loved the private tour and all the great locations our guide Jeb took us to. He was wonderful. He was so informative about the area. At the end of the day, he even stopped for pie and hot chocolate. If you take this trip, be sure to ask for Jeb.

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Amazing Day!
Braden_P, Jan 2024
We had an amazing time on this tour. Our tour guide Gentry was awesome! What a great way to spend the day. Highly recommend the private tour for a family.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Braden! Thanks for taking the time to leave us (and Gentry) with such a kind review. We're glad to hear you and your family had such a great day with Gentry up in Rocky Mountain National Park! Safe travels home, and come back soon!
Great tour. Worth the cost
Margie_A, Oct 2023
The tour was absolutely great and the tour guide was amazing. Truly he made the entire guide special.
Great trip! Great Guide!
KP_D, Oct 2023
Our family had a great trip through Rocky Mountain National Park with our guide Kyle. Kyle kept us entertained and informed throughout the incredible scenery. The trip was very enjoyable and a highlight of our visit. Highly recommended.
Private hiking with guide...
Charles_G, Aug 2023
Private hiking with guide and driving above the cloud cover with a memorable view in RMNP were the highlights.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the positive review of your Private Rocky Mountain National Park tour with us!
Great Day! Great...
Thomas_C, Aug 2023
Great Day! Great Experience! Mike - our guide mapped out a wonderful day - the right balance of sights, information, and experiences throughout the day!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the positive feedback from your Private Rocky Mountain National Park tour with Mike as your guide! We hope you come visit us again.
Awesome experience
Sharon_A, Jul 2023
Beautiful Colorado Mountains, knowledgeable guide, we will book another tour, it didn’t disappoint in any way,
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hi Sharon, we're so happy to hear this. Thank you for the review and recommendation.
RMNP guided tour
Rick_F, Jun 2023
We had Nicole who was friendly and knowledgeable around RMNP. She knew where the wildlife would be and took our group pictures and drove an informative tour. We enjoyed it and and highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for joining us in the National Park!
The best day
Sara_K, Dec 2022
Jed was amazing! We had the best day and my 3 boys say it was the best day of their life! Unfortunately the only wildlife we saw were deer but that's just the way it goes sometimes. We will be back and will recommend to everyone we know!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Sarah! That's incredibly high praise, thank you! We'd love to have you back and will try our luck with those critters again!
Terrific tour above the clouds
Clea_B, Sep 2022
We had a fantastic day exploring with Kyle, our guide. He has a sixth sense on what's happening in the park from where the sun is shining to where the moose are gathering. So much so that we nicknamed him the "Moose Whisperer". We went deep into the park and found the sun at 12,000 feet on Trail Ridge Road and drove all the way to the Continental Divide. Lots of amazing views of the mountains above the clouds. Great tour!
Our guide Dylan was great and trip was great!
Chris_E, Aug 2022
Did a private tour with Dylan, he was awesome me and my boyfriend had a blast! Dylan was super knowledgeable and very personable. He customize the trip to our liking and was very time efficient. Thanks for everything!
A great tour experience
Paul_F, Jul 2022
The amazing views were breathtaking as we drove through the national park. Our guide, Ryan was awesome.
Rocky Mountain Day Trip Valino family
Karen_V, Jun 2022
We enjoyed our private day tour trip with Dylan as our tour guide. He took us to Trail ridge road with the scenic views and pass. We also went to Lily Lake - quite exquisite serene lake. On the way over we were lucky to see heard of elk in the meadows passing by Trail ridge road. Its an amazing experience and Dylan is very knowledgebake about the area. Very educational trip about Rocky Mountain Park. We love it as our first time to the beautiful national Park 🥰⛰ ✨ Amazin experience for first timers.
Awesome RMNP tour
David_N, Jun 2022
We saw all the animals we wanted to see except bear, which I understand is very hit or miss. Jeff knew where all the animals were.
great private tour
James_W, May 2022
This was an amazing experience in Denver! Steve was really knowledgeable and flexible, and showed us a lot of really beautiful places. Highly recommend!
Unforgettable Family Trip
Misty_W, Mar 2022
Our guide, Jed, was fantastic! He took us on a private tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was spectacular! We saw the “Big 4” wildlife … bighorn sheep, tons of elk, mule deer and a moose and her baby!! The scenery was breathtaking. We walked across frozen Bear Lake and loved it! Jed helped us through all the slippery spots, and he was extremely knowledgeable about all things Rocky Mountains! He recommended lunch at Wild Rose in Estes Park, which was incredible! Thanks, Jed, for an unforgettable family trip!
Great day in the Rocky's
jAMES_B, Jan 2021
This was a great trip. We loved the private tour and all the great locations our guide Jeb took us to. He was wonderful. He was so informative about the area. At the end of the day, he even stopped for pie and hot chocolate. If you take this trip, be sure to ask for Jeb.
FANTASTIC!!
nikki_n, Dec 2020
The trip was AMAZING!! Exactly what I wanted for Christmas! Our guide was AWESOME! He was very informative and fun.
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Thank you Nikki for taking the time to share your tour experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you had a great private tour to the Rocky Mountain National Park with us!
Day above the clouds
RewGroup_I, Oct 2018
Our private tour met our expectations. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. Not only was he knowledgeable about the park he was also informative about the surrounding towns. It was the end of the season before they closed the park so we were fortunate with our timing.
MARAVILLOSA
Guadalupe_O, Jul 2023
Las vistas, el aire puro, los pinos, la nieve. Todo me pareció muy disfrutable. El viaje confortable y la guía muy gentil.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
¡Gracias por juntarnos en esta aventura en los Colorado Rockies! Esperamos que vuelvas a vernos de nuevo el proximo vez.

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