Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Tour from Denver Winter and Spring

Badge of ExcellenceDenver, USA
Rocky Mountain National Park Tour
  • 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a feel for the real Colorado on this day trip from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Meet your tour guide and load into a comfortable and spacious air-conditioned vehicle. Pass through Boulder on the way to the park, admiring the beautiful brick campus of the University of Colorado's main campus. Once inside the park, look for mule deer, elk, and other wildlife, stretch your legs at a glacial lake, and take photos galore. Afterward, explore the quaint mountain village of Estes Park before heading back to Denver.
  • Private driver/tour guide
  • Let someone else do the driving so you can admire the scenery
  • Opportunity to see Colorado wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Free time for lunch and shopping in Estes Park

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned 12 or 15 passenger Ford Transit touring vans
  • Water refills, please bring a refillable water bottle for your own use
  • Gratuities (15-20% recommended)

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 time: 8:15 am. Our touring vans have our round Colorado Sightseer logo on the rear side panels.

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your driver-guide and small group at a central location in front of Denver’s Union Station at 8:15am to begin your tour. Board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and pass through Boulder as you drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Explore the park's natural wonders, taking a stroll around Bear or Sprague Lake, chosen based on conditions and preferences. Capture breathtaking views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and witness the power of nature at Alluvial Fan Waterfall. Traverse Horseshoe Park and keep your eyes peeled for elk, bighorn sheep, and moose.

After your park exploration, venture to downtown Estes Park for free time. Roam Elkhorn Avenue, discover local artisan stores, and savor lunch at one of the charming restaurants (own expense). Or, visit the historic Stanley Hotel, famously linked to Stephen King's "The Shining."

Conclude your day with a scenic return to Denver’s Union Station for drop-off.

Denver Union Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

University of Colorado at Boulder (Pass By)

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sprague Lake

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Many Parks Curve Overlook

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Alluvial Fan

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Horseshoe Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Downtown Estes Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A small amount of walking is involved down trails and overlooks
  • Operates in all weather conditions unless unsafe driving conditions exist, so please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not available after Memorial Day then we operate our Rocky Mountain National Park Summer Tour due to Trail Ridge Road being opened for the season please see that listing to book this tour in the summer
  • 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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289 reviews
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Carefree way to see the sights in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Julie_B, Feb 2024
Alex was a great guide. We were glad to leave the driving to someone else and to learn quite a bit about the National Park and surrounding areas. The views are spectacular! Having time to eat lunch and walk around in Estes Park was a plus.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you Julie--glad you enjoyed your tour of RMNP with Alex!
Well worth the money!
Susan_A, Feb 2024
I would highly recommend this trip! Our group enjoyed being able to spend the day sightseeing in one vehicle together without anyone having to drive. With limited time in the Denver area, the tour gave us a great taste of the Rockies. Our knowledgeable guide, Will, spent his lunch hour, while we were eating lunch in Estes Park, driving around to find a herd of elk for us to see. He made this a thoroughly enjoyable and educational trip.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Glad you enjoyed your tour with Will --come back and see us anytime!
Amazing Experience!
Elaine_G, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Alex was the best, he kept everything interesting and gave us so many fun facts the entire trip. We got to see the Stanley Hotel and we had several stops inside the park and a stop at the town to explore and eat. So much fun and so much beauty. Definitely an amazing experience!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Alex is the best! Thanks so much for choosing to tour with us
The scenic drive and raw...
Pedro_S, Feb 2024
The scenic drive and raw beauty of nature around this place is incredible. The Colorado Sightseer folks are terrific, from reservations to the tour guides.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Yay! Thanks so much for the kind words!
8 hour trip Rocky Mountain Nat Park
Linda_H, Feb 2024
Will was a fabulously entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. The views are awe inspiring. Well worth it!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much--come back and see us anytime!
Worth the money not to worry
Elizabeth_V, Feb 2024
It was evident our tour guide Will was made for this job. He was patient, kind, funny, and full of information. Will truly showed us hospitality making sure we all were comfortable and had a good time. I would recommend this tour to anyone. It was nice not to have to drive in snow especially being from the south and have someone handle everything while ensuring we saw snow animals and got great pictures.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much--come back and see us anytime!
Doug_D, Feb 2024
Captain Kirk was a wealth of knowledge on the Rockies and the area surrounding. His knowledge of the area was top notch.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Yay! Glad you enjoyed your tour!
A Beautiful Experience!
Destini_H, Jan 2024
Loved this tour! Our guide Will was very informative and helpful, I’m glad I chose a guided driving tour vs hiking. But also loved that we could get out and explore a bit. The views were breathtaking and Estes Park was super cute! Anytime I’m in Colorado I’ll be booking with this company!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much for choosing to book with us. In the winter especially, it can be nice to let us take care of the driving. Glad you enjoyed it!
Joya_J, Jan 2024
My friend and I were visiting from New York, so we wanted to tour the Rocky Mountain. I love animals so I wanted to see the wildlife and hike. My tour guide, Will, was amazing. He was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. We were able to see elk, deer, and rabbits. Will also provided our group with the history of Estes, Rocky Mountain,, and Stanley hotel. I also toured the Stanley hotel, which is pretty awesome. Overall , the tour was amazing and I would do the tour again
Response from Host, Jan 2024
So glad the animals came out for your visit! Come back and see us anytime!
Worth the trip!
Jamie_P, Jan 2024
Phillip was an amazing tour guide! Definitely worth the money. They tell you way more than you could ever learn on your own! They are the experts
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Yes! Our guides have so much great knowledge to share--glad you enjoyed it!
Beautiful views & great tour guide
Gwendolyn_J, Jan 2024
An absolutely amazing tour! Our tour guide, Will, was the best. So knowledgeable and personable, he made the tour 100x better. Which was a high bar since the views were out of this world beautiful. Highly highly recommend Colorado Sightseer’s Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park full day tour!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Yay! So glad you enjoyed your tour with Will--he is great!
Magestic beauty
EDGAR_B, Jan 2024
Seeing the Rocky Mountains was an amazing experience, Our guide made sure we felt comfortable and safe. The times we spent in every stop was plenty to enjoy the view. Overall I can’t wait to bring my whole family to enjoy it!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much for the great review--come back and see us anytime!
Excelent quality. Low price
Robert_V, Dec 2023
Exclent price for what you get. Super low stress and you get to experience the rockies. Bonus: Captin Kurt was great
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Yay! Thanks so much for the positive review--glad you liked your tour with Kurt!
Thanks to tour guide...
Emi_I, Dec 2023
Thanks to tour guide Cowboy Frank and the group of pleasant fellow passangers, we had a great time. Beautiful scenery, well-paced itinerary and smooth driving.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much for the positive feedback Emi!
Bear Lake
Handan_C, Dec 2023
Bear Lake and time to hike was great, Estes Park was a nice place for lunch and boutique shopping. Kurt our Captain was very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you! So glad you got to hike around Bear Lake and enjoyed your tour!
Must Do while in Denver!
Jessica_T, Dec 2023
Best day in Colorado! Pictures don’t do the Rocky Mountains justice. You need to see this in person! Kristina was our guide and she was so knowledgeable about the history of Colorado. The tour moved seamlessly, we started and ended right on time. When in Estes for lunch, highly recommend Penelope’s the elk burger was fantastic!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Kristina is great! Glad you enjoyed your tour to RMNP with her!
Amazing Tour
Tamblin_B, Dec 2023
Very fun day! Cowboy Frank was wonderful, he was very knowledgeable and such fun to be around. He made sure that we were safe everywhere we went and he made our day! The tour itself of course was fantastic, Rocky Mountain NP is not to be missed. We also got stops in Estes Park and at the Stanley Hotel which were great, the tour made everything so simple so highly recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Cowboy Frank is great! Thanks so much for the review--come back and see us anytime!
Definitely worth the money!!
Ellie_H, Nov 2023
Great tour!! Cowboy Frank, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the different areas we visited and he even took the time on his/our lunch break to drive off to find Elk and then drove us back to see them. He was very friendly and took us to some beautiful places (and we even managed to get in a little bit of walking around a lake and up to a waterfall - he even provided the ice cleats!). There were only 3 of us on our tour which made it super personal and overall, we had a really awesome all-day trip!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Colorado in winter is a magical thing that we love showing off...thanks so much for choosing to tour with us!
Thanks Cowboy Frank
Andrs_M, Nov 2023
Cowboy Frank was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we got as most from the trip.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks so much for choosing to book with us--glad you enjoyed your tour with Cowboy Frank!
Great Tour
Brian_F, Nov 2023
We enjoyed our tour. Our guide, Phil, was excellent! He gave us a lot of information about the cities and mountains we went through. Wonderful day!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Phil is great! Thanks for the review and choosing to book with us!
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