Small-Group Tour Of The Rocky Mountain National Park From Denver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:45 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    1747 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Drive through the beautiful town of Boulder. Visit Estes Park, the Stanley Hotel and the Rocky mountain national park.

Know More about this tour

Join us on a magnificent day tour of the Rocky mountain national park from Denver.  See the continental divide, the most prominent hydrological division and the worlds largest mountain barrier. On this day trip from Denver, we will take you to the top of the world in the park, filled spectacular vistas. Experience the great outdoors and nature by walking along beautiful trails and watching the wildlife in its natural habitat. 
The Rocky Mountain National Park is considered to be one of the most majestic and breathtaking sights to behold in our country.  On this Sightseeing tour, you be witness to once in a lifetime wildlife sightings, soaring mountain peaks, and come to understand the true meaning of Purple Mountain Majesties. 

Winter (November - May): In this mountain tour, we will explore the quaint and peaceful Bear Lake. Stop at Estes Park (lunch stop), Gateway visitor center, Moraine Park, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more

Summer (June - October): we will explore Trail Ridge Road, stop at the Alpine Visitors Center, which features extraordinary views of alpine tundra and full river cirque. Stop at Estes Park, Many Parks curve, Rainbow curve, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more. 

Youll also have the chance to take in some local history about our beautiful state, and grab a snack and souvenir.  This park is full of more wildlife and breathtaking views than most people see in an entire lifetime.   



Note: tour may be modified due to the weather and road closures.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Snacks

Professional guide

Park Admission

Entry/Admission - Rocky Mountain National Park

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum of four guests 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

Subject to favorable weather conditions and road closures. The itinerary might be modified.

Two pick up options: 09:30 AM Blue Bear 776 14TH Denver, CO 80202 or 09:45 AM Union Station (passenger Loading zone) 1701 Wynkoop ST Denver, CO 80202

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Aug-2019

    This trip was great. We got to stop and see so many things and spend time at the top of the Rocky Mountains! Didn’t see any animals but it was still a great experience. Nick was a great guide, giving us many great tips and facts. He was so worried and accommodating when my mom experienced altitude sickness. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide! We highly recommend this trip.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This was the best tour we have ever taken Ben our tour guide was excellent gave us a great tour full of great information he was a pleasure to be with,, a BIG thank you Ben.

  • 15-Mar-2019

    I waited over a week to write this review to give myself time to calm down and try to be more objective. Below is a comparison of what was advertised, verses what was actually provided:
    What to Expect … (Their Version)
    •Join us on a magnificent day tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver. See the continental divide, the most prominent hydrological division and the world’s largest mountain barrier. On this day trip from Denver, we will take you to the “top of the world” in the park, filled with spectacular vistas. Experience the great outdoors and nature by walking along beautiful trails and watching the wildlife in its natural habitat. The Rocky Mountain National Park is considered to be one of the most majestic and breathtaking sights to behold in our country. On this Sightseeing tour, you be witness to once in a lifetime wildlife sightings, soaring mountain peaks, and come to understand the true meaning of “Purple Mountain Majesties”. Winter (November - May): In this mountain tour, we will explore the quaint and peaceful Bear Lake. Stop at Estes Park (lunch stop), Gateway visitor center, Moraine Park, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more.
    What to Really Expect…..
    •The night before our tour, Denver got over a foot of snow. We fully expected the tour to be cancelled…..It should have been. The majority of businesses and areas of the Rocky Mountain National Park were closed or inaccessible.
    •We arrived at Union Station 30 min early, just to be safe, and were told that another 2 guests would be joining the tour there too. There would only be 4 of us on the tour. The driver proceeds to start stalker calling the other couple 30 mins early and seems agitated that they are not there. He texts them, leaves them a voicemail and called repeatedly on the speaker phone. Mind you, the couple is NOT late .When they arrive – 10 minutes early, we are given no introduction, we just take off like a bat out of hell.
    •As we head rapidly down the snow and ice covered interstate, we inquire about the itinerary i.e. where the first stop will be act. and are ignored. We are not told our itinerary. After about 10 minutes, the Guide finally stated the first stop will be in 2 ½ hours.
    •For the entire 2 ½ hours the Guide talks non-stop about himself, his background, and his superior driving skills. Quite frankly I did not think that someone could talk about themselves and how great of a driver they are for that long, but in reality he was just getting started. Any attempt anyone tried to make of a video of the scenery had him rambling NON Stop in the background. We passed through scenic small towns and significant landmarks I am sure, but none of them were pointed out. Every passenger in the car asked questions and we were basically ignored. It was like he was in the car by himself.
    •Our first stop was at a Church (My Google Map identified it as St. Malo’s Chapel on the Rock) – we pulled up to the church which was covered in 2 feet or more of snow. Two guests had to use the restroom (mind you it had been 2 ½ hours, AND the snow was up past everyone’s knees) and we were told there wasn’t a restroom. The Guide pointed toward the woods. There was a caretaker there shoveling snow who saw one of the guys peeing outside and proceeded to curse at him for peeing on the grounds of a church. It was very embarrassing for the male traveler, and for everyone involved. It was not his fault. He was doing what he was told. The Church was closed due to the snow, and since we were being cursed at by an angry man with a snow shovel, we had about 2 minutes max to take pictures. We were given no history on the church or information on its significance. The only take-away we were given is that “A lot of weddings” are held here. No offense, but a lot of weddings are held at most churches.
    •Upon leaving the Church the Guide states he spotted some Elk tracks and we go on a 45 minute wild goose chase into some neighborhoods looking for Elk. This seemed OK the first time it happened. Little were we to know, that it would become the focus of the entire tour.
    •We then proceeded to head to the lovely little town of Estes Park. Instead of slowing down and allowing for pictures, the Guide sped on through. (Mind you we could not have been running behind – we departed early, he was speeding, and were not allowed to tour the church.) We drove all the way down to the end of the main road and the Guide said we would be stopping there for lunch and shopping. He told us we could not go any further than 1 block, and allowed us 45 minutes total. The majority of the shops were closed due to the snow storm and there was a line at the only restaurant that was open on that block – Penelope’s Burgers. The food was made to order, so 20 minutes later we are all having to inhale our food. Again the Guide starts calling and texting everyone to hurry. I felt so rushed I left my purse on the chair in the restaurant. Thankfully, it was still there when I went back.
    •Once back in the car, we are on the road again. Guess what? The driver spots animal tracks AGAIN so we are driving down more country roads in search of Elk. Three of the 4 passengers were women. We would have preferred to stay in Estes Park 20 more minutes and been able to properly chew our food that to try and find Elk in thousands of acres of wilderness. We were looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
    •By this point, we start heading up mountainous 2 lane

  • 04-Sep-2018

    As an introduction to the park it was well worth the the time and expense, though there's a lot of time spent in the van (a very comfortable Mercedes) and less time at each stop in the park to view and photograph the magnificent scenery. Ben, our tour guide, was professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable enhancing the overall experience.

  • 21-Aug-2018

    Excellent Tour. Guy (our Tour Guide) was on time and gave us lot's insight into the park. We saw elk and the beauty of the park. Stops for photos. It was a good day.

  • 21-Jul-2018

    Amazing! Highly recommended.

  • 18-Jul-2018

    The tour was well thought out. Ed, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He made sure we were all comfortable. I highly recommend this company and the tour!

  • 26-Mar-2018

    All we can say is WOW! What a fantastic time we had. Steve was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable, thoughtful, and kind. He even made sure we saw Elk in the Rockies, and boy were there at least 30. Most impressive. Steve, thank you so much for a truly enjoyable experience! This is a trip totally worth taking!

  • 07-Mar-2018

    Fantastic trip! Steve was really knowledgeable about the area and very friendly and approachable. A perfect winter trip that packed in a lot! I would recommend this trip highly and will try to book the other trips run by Viator.