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Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Be inspired by Colorado’s majestic scenery on this private, full-day tour from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Travel in a luxury SUV or van through historic mining and resort towns to reach the celebrated national park, known for its abundant wildlife and towering vistas. Customize your own itinerary, and make plenty of stops along the way to take pictures of alpine lakes and snow-capped peaks, spot wild critters like elk and moose, and explore peaceful hiking trails.
  • Chance to spot local wildlife such as moose, elk, deer, and eagles
  • Customized experience for your group with a passionate guide
  • Hassle-free experience so you can sit back and enjoy the views
  • Ample time at each stop to walk around and take in the beauty
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Union Station , Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA

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This activity will end right where it started.All Hotels/Airbnb in Denver/Boulder area.
After morning pickup at your Boulder or Denver accommodations, travel west through the foothills and into the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Catch sight of historic silver mining towns along the way, and make an optional stop at the popular summer resort town of Estes Park, home to the elegant Stanley Hotel that inspired the setting for the horror flick 'The Shining.'

Continue on to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, a protected natural playground that spans 415 square miles (670 square km) of lakes, forests, and mountains laced with pristine picnic spots, hiking trails, and 72 peaks with elevations of 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) or higher. The park is also renowned for its wildlife, so be on the lookout for native Colorado critters like moose, black bears, deer, elk, marmots, and soaring birds of prey including hawks and eagles.

Each season offers its own rewards, from the wildflowers of spring and summer to the crisp air and fiery aspens of autumn and snow-covered peaks of winter. If visiting during the summer, drive up Trail Ridge Road, Colorado’s ‘highway to the sky’ that crosses the Continental Divide and offers stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains from an above-timberline vantage point. Due to snowpack, Trail Ridge Road is usually closed October through May, so if visiting during this time explore the alpine lakes of the valley floor instead.

The day’s itinerary can be customized to suit the interests of your group, so be sure to let your guide know if there's anything you’d like to see. Groups of six people or fewer can travel in a luxury SUV, while a luxury van is available for parties of up to 14.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Boulder
Boulder is apparently the happiest place in the USA. We will tell you why.
Stop At:  
Lyons
Get a coffee and a nice pastry in this charming town.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Estes Park
Optional stop for lunch and souvenir shopping
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rocky Mountain National Park
Enjoy one of the top rated National Parks in the US.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trail Ridge Road
Beautiful road up to the top of the Rocky Mountains.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Trip can be fully customized to your group's needs
  • Upscale transportation
  • Local expert guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Aspire Tours
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What should I wear on the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?
A:Dress in layers, as it gets cold in the mountains, however, after a hike you might want to shed layers. Light hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread, windbreakers, rain jackets, and hats are recommended.
Mar. 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?
A:Bring a reusable water bottle for each person. We have refills in the car. Also bring your required medications, sunscreen/lip balm, your camera, and any additional snacks you may want.
Mar. 2021
Q:
How strenuous is the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?
A:We consider this an "active sightseeing tour" with light walking/hiking so that most guests can have a great time. We like to accommodate everyone by giving people the opportunity to walk around or sit down on a bench and enjoy nature.
Mar. 2021
Q:
What is the highest elevation we will hike to on the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?
A:We go up to 13,000 feet on our Rocky Mountain National Park Tour in the summer.
Mar. 2021
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What type of transportation is used for the Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?
A:All our tours are run in 14 passenger upscale vehicles.
Mar. 2021
Q:
What if there is bad weather on the date of my Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver and Boulder?
A:We only cancel in cases of extremely bad weather or unsafe conditions. This happens very rarely. When it does, we will notify you to reschedule or receive a refund.
Mar. 2021

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A great tour experience
Paul_F
, Jul. 2022
The amazing views were breathtaking as we drove through the national park. Our guide, Ryan was awesome.
star-5
Rocky Mountain Day Trip Valino family
Karen_V
, Jun. 2022
We enjoyed our private day tour trip with Dylan as our tour guide. He took us to Trail ridge road with the scenic views and pass. We also went to Lily Lake - quite exquisite serene lake. On the way over we were lucky to see heard of elk in the meadows passing by Trail ridge road. Its an amazing experience and Dylan is very knowledgebake about the area. Very educational trip about Rocky Mountain Park. We love it as our first time to the beautiful national Park 🥰⛰ ✨ Amazin experience for first timers.
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Awesome RMNP tour
David_N
, Jun. 2022
We saw all the animals we wanted to see except bear, which I understand is very hit or miss. Jeff knew where all the animals were.
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great private tour
James_W
, May 2022
This was an amazing experience in Denver! Steve was really knowledgeable and flexible, and showed us a lot of really beautiful places. Highly recommend!
star-5
Unforgettable Family Trip
Misty_W
, Mar. 2022
Our guide, Jed, was fantastic! He took us on a private tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was spectacular! We saw the “Big 4” wildlife … bighorn sheep, tons of elk, mule deer and a moose and her baby!! The scenery was breathtaking. We walked across frozen Bear Lake and loved it! Jed helped us through all the slippery spots, and he was extremely knowledgeable about all things Rocky Mountains! He recommended lunch at Wild Rose in Estes Park, which was incredible! Thanks, Jed, for an unforgettable family trip!
star-5
Great day in the Rocky's
jAMES_B
, Jan. 2021
This was a great trip. We loved the private tour and all the great locations our guide Jeb took us to. He was wonderful. He was so informative about the area. At the end of the day, he even stopped for pie and hot chocolate. If you take this trip, be sure to ask for Jeb.
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FANTASTIC!!
nikki_n
, Dec. 2020
The trip was AMAZING!! Exactly what I wanted for Christmas! Our guide was AWESOME! He was very informative and fun.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2021
Thank you Nikki for taking the time to share your tour experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you had a great private tour to the Roc