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Itinerary
Your day begins at 8:15am where you will be picked up by your tour guide in a clean, comfortable 12 to 15 passenger Ford Transit touring van from Union Station in beautiful downtown Denver. You will start your tour by driving up to Rocky Mountain National Park through Boulder and Lyons Colorado. Next you will arrive in the quaint mountain village of Estes Park where you can enjoy a stroll through some of the wonderful artisan and souvenir shops, or have an ice-cream or drink at one of the cafes or restaurants. (If afternoon weather is in the forecast you will visit Estes Park at the end of the day.)  Once in the National Park (admission included), you will see the many majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop at sheep lake and meadow where we have seen elk or big horn sheep grazing on rich grasses (wildlife viewing likely but not guaranteed).  Next you'll head over to Horseshoe Park and witness the destructive force of Mother Nature while taking a short walk around an alluvial fan waterfall.  Then, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in a beautiful valley by a stream.  Then you will make your way up Trail Ridge road to see incredible high mountain peaks and expansive park views as you travel for 11 miles above treeline into the tundra.  You'll make a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center next to a glacial cirque.   Make your way back stopping at beautiful overlooks with breathtaking views.  You then return to Denver on a beautiful drive where you will be dropped off back at Union Station where you began your day. Snacks, bottled water, beverages and a picnic lunch are included in the tour. The entire day is approximately 10 hours.
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Rocky Mountains
Alpine Visitor Center
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Overview
Visit one of the most beautiful parks in the American West on a full-day tour from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Picnic among a summer landscape of thick green trees and wildflower meadows, and drive above timberline on an alpine road with stunning mountain views. Stroll around and look for Colorado wildlife inside the park, with time for a dose of mountain culture in the charming resort town of Estes Park.
Highlights
  • Explore the best of Rocky Mountain National Park without renting a car
  • Cross the Continental Divide on Trail Ridge Road, one of the highest in the US
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by Colorado's summertime scenery
  • Stop at the historic Stanley Hotel, which inspired 'The Shining,' if time allows
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Reviewed yesterday
Don't Miss This!

Last week, my 25 year old granddaughter and I were in Denver for her work conference and decided to stay over for a few days to sightsee. After reading the wonderful reviews of Colorado Sightseer tours, we booked the Rocky Mountain National Park Summer tour....More

Thank TravelingSue2012
Reviewed yesterday
Highly recommend this tour!

My friend and I took this tour and it was the best part of our trip to Denver! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and wonderful! We saw elk and moose as well. The views are gorgeous and it was the perfect amount of time...More

Thank samanthabatt
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Spectacular!

The Rocky Mountain National Park is an incredible place to see and explore. Great experience and a well organized tour.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic and knowledgeable guide, amazing scenery and wildlife

The Rocky Mountains (summer) - Estes Park full day trip was fantastic. A lot of it had to do with our guide Kristin who was passionate, knowledgeable and just really wanted us to have a great time - yummy lunch and even brought spare jackets!...More

Thank Jennytravels288
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazingggggggg

This was definitely an amazing experience! Scott was an awesome guide and took his time explaining history and fun facts throughout the excursion! We were able to see breathtaking views and beautiful wild life!! Definitely won’t forget this experience and plan to come next year...More

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