A drive into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon, views of Denver Mountain Parks, shopping, winery, a western saloon, the idyllic scenery along the mountain pass up to Echo Lake, Genesee Mountain Park, and herds of buffalo and elk
Daily (morning & afternoon) Year-round (weather permitting)
8:15 am to 1:30 pm and 12:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Half day – approximately 5 hours – Return in time to enjoy your evening
Union Station in Downtown Denver at 8:15am & 12:15pm
Meet at the flagpole out front: 17th and Wynkoop St.
You’re likely to see wildlife on this tour, but sometimes they’re being wild somewhere else.
This is not a hiking tour but does include multiple stops and short walks. If you are looking for a hiking tour please see our Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour or Hike the Rockies half-day hiking tour.
Weather in the Rockies is much colder than Denver please dress for temperatures in the mountains. We recommend layers, comfortable walking shoes, and a jacket year-round.
We are able to get up to Echo Lake year round on this tour but there are times in the winter when snow, wind or avalanche conditions may prohibit travel up to this high elevation.
Access into Red Rocks Amphitheatre on days when a show or concert is scheduled is dependent on the concert schedule and sound checks. We cannot guarantee access on these days. May through October is Red Rocks busiest concert season, we suggest taking the morning tour for the best chance to be able to walk into the amphitheater bowl before it closes for sound checks on concert days.
Jacket, (hat, and gloves for winter)
Refillable Water Bottle
Comfortable walking shoes (in the winter shoes to keep feet warm and dry)
Gratuity for your Guide
All walks are on trail surfaces, relatively level, and less than 1 mile each. Guests are encouraged but not required to take them. We provide micro-spikes for your shoes to give you traction on snowy surfaces when necessary
“We took the 1/2 day trip to Rockies and Echo Lake. The scenery was nice. But Will made the trip so much more enjoyable with factoids throughout the trip. 5 hours was just perfect. I loved experiencing the different temperature changes at the different elevations. We got to 11000+ ft in altitude. Learned a bit about the history of some of the gold mining and Colorado in general. Nothing strenuous during this trip.”
-Leesa. (Google Reviews)