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Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver

Denver, USA
Small group tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
  • 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Head south from Denver on a small group tour to two of Colorado’s most majestic places. First, visit Garden of the Gods, a unique geological area with colossal red rock formations. Then take a drive up Pikes Peak, which inspired the song “America the Beautiful.” Have lunch and enjoy a bit of free time or shopping in the charming town of Manitou Springs, then take a scenic drive through the foothills back to Denver.
  • Small group tour assures personal attention
  • Visit Garden of the Gods an Pikes Peak
  • Explore the charming mountain town of Manitou Springs
  • Snacks, bottled water, and entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Park admission
  • Gratuities (15-20% gratuity is recommended)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1747 Wynkoop St
    1747 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    We pick up by the Hopdoddy Burger Bar outside of Union Station on Wynkoop Street.

Start time

09:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your full-day adventure around Colorado Springs starts at a designated meeting point in Denver, so make your own way there. Board the comfortable shared bus and relax on the journey while someone else drives.

Your first stop will be the impressive Garden of the Gods, where you can admire the dramatic red rock formations. Stop for lunch in Manitou Springs, where you can also shop for souvenirs or gifts.

Next, be driven up to the summit of Pike’s Peak. At more than 14,000 feet (4,200 meters), the views from here are incredible. Taking a guided tour means you can watch the landscape rather than the road, and avoid the risk of mountain driving if you’re not used to the conditions.

After getting your fill of the beautiful views, be transferred back to Denver.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum number of 4 passengers 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bring a warm jacket and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Return time is between 5:45 and 6:45PM (pending traffic).
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pikes Peak Highway is open year round. However, weather conditions are always a factor. if the summit is not accessible, we will drive to the highest point possible.
  • No children under the age of 7. Private tours are recommended for families with children.
  • You may experience altitude sickness. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to departure time.
  • No refunds will be issued due to weather or road closures.
  • 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.

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Sharice_S
Serendipity, a good surprise! And that is what I was afforded when joining this tour with our guide Karen. I was in Denver for an event and had some extra time on my hands. I kept hearing about Garden of the Gods and that is what guided me toward this tour which happened to be less expensive than another tour that offered the same experience. I felt like I wanted to be close to nature at this time and this tour did not disappoint. We first stopped at Garden of the Gods which was absolutely beautiful and picturesque. Thereafter we stopped in the town of Manitou which was charming and lastly we ended in Pikes Peak. To experience this was something I’ll never forget. We were told by our guide that none of her groups were able to make it to the top that whole week! How lucky were we !!! It’s the New York vibe that me & 3 other guests had , lol. The top was amazing !!! Going from 85 degrees at the bottom to 55 degrees at the top in a matter of 19 miles , just wow ! I did experience a bit of ‘altitude sickness’ at the top so before you go see what you need not to have the same. But snow on the mountain was just so cool !! Our group was great and our guide , KAREN was superb !!! Friendly , fun, gave a lot of facts and information. I would definitely recommend!

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Strongly recommend
Marina_R, Mar 2024
Jeff was our tour guide - he had the most positive and caring attitude and always had great suggestions or interesting information to share. All the sights are well chosen and timing is appropriate.
We had a great time on...
Miranda_C, Feb 2024
We had a great time on our tour of the Garden of Gods and Pikes Peak. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining
Would recommend 1,000%!
Paola_C, Jan 2024
The tour was amazing! Our guide, Harley, made the experience fun, exciting and safe. The sights were breathtaking. I loved the amount of history about Colorado he was able to share with us.
Recommend!
Yihan_S, Jan 2024
The tour is pretty well-arranged. We have enough time to have a hike at Garden of the Gods as well as on the Pike’s Peak while still having enough leisure time at the town. I have a chance to hang out and enjoy as well as hike and deeply appreciate the fantastic scenes. Our tour guide Hurley is also wonderful and knowledgeable.
Must do
Corentin_T, Jan 2024
Very cool you should definitely go with ilimo (the company). Nice guide nice tour nice view, everything went perfectly
Worth every penny
toimilz, Dec 2023
Worth every penny! This tour was wonderful. The Gardens of the Gods was stunning. Our tour guide, Jeff was very knowledgeable and informative of the history and interesting tip bits. Jeff made this tour extremely enjoyable. I am from Miami and really wanted to see snow…Pykes Peak was full of snow , it was breathtaking! Don’t hesitate book this tour - if you can ask for Jeff.
Breathtaking
linda_m, Nov 2023
This trip is simply breathtaking. You feel how small we really are. Our tour guide, Jason was amazing. Very knowledgeable and fun. Took great care of us.
I would give our tour...
DebraA_L, Nov 2023
I would give our tour guide 5 stars “Gator” but the tour about a 3. Wish we spent a lot more time at Garden of the Gods.. maybe just have a tour for this. If you can’t go to the top of pikes peak, it isn’t worth going in my opinion. Crystal reservoir was stunning!
Best trip
Tara_C, Nov 2023
Harley is the best guide. Great day trip from Denver. Jokes, history, and amzing views. I highly recommend.
Pikes Peak / Garden of the Gods Tour
Nicholas_R, Nov 2023
Gator was very knowledgeable. He was also a very good driver and got us safely up and down the 20 mile pikes peak trail as well as to and from union station our starting point. 5 of our 8 hour tour was driving and he also offered a very appropriate playlist during that time. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Great day trip, Great guide. Gator rocks!!
William_P, Oct 2023
Gator was a fantastic host. Very informative, fun, and knowledgeable. He answered any questions we had and kept the entire trip on schedule. Would highly recommend him as a guide on any future tours we may take when in Denver again.
Great outdoor experience
Michael_M, Oct 2023
The trip was well organized and coordinated. Our guide Harley, was knowledgeable and fully engaged with the group. The areas visited were spectacular.
Worth every minute
April_A, Oct 2023
The beauty of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods is indescribable. Unfortunately, we were not able to get to the Summit of Pikes Peak due to weather but it was still beautiful. Having lunch in Manitou Springs was delightful. Harley got us back safely in a snow storm and was a very informative guide.
Amazing!!!!
pkoutsou, Oct 2023
Jeff, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent driver! The sites were beautiful. Definitely I must do trip!
Pikes Peak with Josh
Kristin_G, Oct 2023
Our guide Josh was excellent. He pointed out all the best sites. Offered us our choice of music. Made sure everyone was comfortable. He's a very good driver as well. He negotiated Pikes Peak without a problem. I would travel with him again.
“A-Must include in your bucket list”
Grace_P, Oct 2023
Every minute of the trip was enjoyable, but going up the peak is quite an experience, feeling the altitude, enjoying the view from 14,000+ ft!
Pikes Peak
SinYoung_P, Oct 2023
Pikes peak drive was over an hour long each way. It was the most enjoyable and scenic drive ever! Recommend.
Absolutely brilliant
Ian_D, Oct 2023
Fantastic trip - Garden of the Gods is unbelievable, could have spent more time there. Lunch at ‘Good Karma’ cafe was great and good value. Pikes Peak was busy but very enjoyable. If the top is too busy, the views from the Devils Playground (13,000ft) is just as good if not better - as long as you can climb a few rocks. Our guide Gator was excellent throughout.
Breathtaking sights.
Anna_P, Oct 2023
Great breathtaking views at pikes peak and garden of the Gods. Gator was very informative, accommodating and a safe driver.
Amazing experience
Mary_S, Oct 2023
Gator made the tour the perfect day with his experience, knowledge and humor Could not ask for a better guide
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