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Foothills of the Rockies Small-Group Half-day Tour

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On this fantastic half day tour to the foothills outside of Denver, you will enjoy exploring the majesty of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and the geological wonders of the area. Stroll the historic main street of Golden and enjoy shopping, local breweries, or a scenic walk along the Clear Creek Trail. Then you will Travel up 2000 feet (610m) on the Lariat Trail Scenic and Historic Byway to the top of Lookout Mountain while viewing a breathtaking 200 mile (320km) panorama. Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave (admission included).  Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers.
You'll start at
Denver Union Station
Denver, CO 80202, USAYour Driver/Guide will pick you up from the flag pole in front of Union Station, at 1701 Wynkoop St. downtown Denver.  They will be driving a 12 or 15 passenger touring van with the round Colorado Sightseer logo on the back side panels.
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    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 3
    Dinosaur Ridge
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Golden Visitors Center
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 5
    Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Lookout Mountain
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    Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Genesee Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Escape bustling Denver to see key sights in the Rocky Mountain foothills
  • Relax while a professional does the driving on winding mountain byways
  • Stroll and shop in Golden, if you'd like
  • Includes all attraction admissions, as well as snacks and bottled water
What to Expect
Meet your guide at downtown Denver's Union Station, where you board your comfortable van for the ride to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Admire the stunning views from this concert venue, built right into the red-rock formations, where musical legends have played for decades. Then motor along the historic Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway to Golden, where you can choose to stroll the shops in the historic town or tour the Coors Brewery—the largest single brewery facility in the world. Then head up Lookout Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Memorabilia from the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show are on display at the museum at the top, as is the legendary showman’s grave. You’re likely to see American bison (aka buffalo) grazing at Genesee Mountain Park on your return to Denver's Union Station, the final stop on your tour.
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Departure Point
Denver Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by comfortable 12 or 15 passenger touring van
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
  • Gratuities (recommended 15-20%
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled due to poor weather, or unsafe roads you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Accessibility to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater depends on concert schedules and events
  • Comfortable outdoor weather appropriate and walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a wonderful tour that gives you a taste of Colorado gems. The tour guide was informative and personable. This was a great trip if you only had a half day. The red rocks were truly amazing to see and Buffalo Bills grave site and mountain were breathtaking.
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This was perfect for an afternoon trip to see Red Rocks, Golden and Buffalo Bills grave. Weather was cool as it had recently snowed but that just added to the beauty of the foothills. Our guide Scott was awesome! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and kept the group running on
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Great tour. Very Extensive and could not do enough for you. Very experienced Tour Guide who did not miss a beat. even when it rained she had enough umbrellas for all. Water and snacks provided
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My husband and I went on the Colorado Sightseer Foothills Tour in mid-July. Our driver and guide was the owner of the company, Kristen. She was fun, and friendly and so informed about what we were seeing. The tour a great opportunity to see the amazing geography just outside of
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We originally booked a different tour, but I messed up the date and half of our party hadn't arrived in Denver yet, but Kristen (the owner) was very accommodating and we were able to switch to a different day.... AND Kristen was our tour guide that day. She was wonderful, very
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By: Colorado Sightseer
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Macneezy07 m
San Antonio, Texas
Will was very knowledgeable!! Had a great time. Would recommend. Sights and views were indescribable.
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Hammond, Indiana
Rocky Mountain high
The tour was educational as well as beautiful. It was wonderful to hear about the history,geology,flora and fauna
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Red Rocks, Echo lake, evergreen tour
This tour was the perfect taste of the Colorado mountains! Christina was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and
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Flippin, Arkansas
This was a really great tour with a really great guide. It takes a bit to get out to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Pre Christmas Getaway with my daughters
Denver was Beautiful. It was the first time my youngest got to see snow she is 20. We stayed at Marriot downtown
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Bull Deer and. Patterson Glassworks Studio and Gallery made a mountainous pleasure of this memorable trip!
I was duely impressed with the park and nature in my face! The last long snow from a week ago rang my Christmas
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Really Good Day
Christine was a wonderful guide and very informative. Amazingly we saw a coyote close to the road eating on a
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Excellent. Guide who was entertaining and very knowledgeable. Well prepared with items to help travelers who were
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That’s a wrap!
Will was the perfect tour guide. There was never a minute that he was not sharing facts about the areas we
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Laredo, Texas
Mountain Tour
The tour was amazing! Loved the views and that they even provide you with extra vests, gloves, etc. if you are too
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Nicholas R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
A great morning exploring!
10 of us went on the 8.15 tour and had a great experience exploring the stops on this tour. The tour guide was
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Excellent trip
Totally worth the money. Our guide Christina was amazing. She gave us a lot of information and is very friendly to
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Mary C
Beautiful and relaxing
A great afternoon up in the Rockies. Relaxing trip, good stops, great pace. Back by 5:15pm which was perfect. Very
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Mike W
absolutely pleasant
What a fantastic day to spend while in Colorado. This was a small group tour with an excellent guide. No pressure
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New York City, New York
Varied tour; great guide, lots of variety
Took this tour as part of a group activity at a conference, and it did not disappoint. The guide (one of the
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