Denver Itinerary - Tours and Activities
Updated: Apr 26
The capital city of Colorado, Denver is a metropolis city dating back to the old west. It is also home to multiple ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains. It can be a true outdoor lover's paradise. Below, you'll find my list of fun things to do while visiting Denver.
Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.
Prices listed are when booking for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.
Best of Denver Tour
Explore downtown Denver’s biggest attractions plus hidden curiosities that even most locals don't know about on this walking tour that's full of surprises. See essential landmarks like the, Denver Art Museum, Colorado State Capitol, and Brown Palace Hotel while a Denverite guide shares details of intrigue, scandal, and Wild West history along the way. It's a great way to get oriented and get local tips on where to dine, drink, and get cultured in the Mile-High City.
Everyday at 10am and 10:30am
$85 per person
History and Architecture Walking Tours - $20 per person
Downtown Denver Haunted Walking Tour - $21 per person
Capitol Hill History & Ghost Tour - $24 per person
Cheesman Park Ghost Tour - $25 per person
Downtown Denver History & Highlights - $35 per person
Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 42% on Top Attractions - $39 per person
The Denver Art Walking Tour - $45 per person
2 Hour Guided Segway Tour - $65 per person
Bicycle Tour of Downtown Denver - $65 per person
Private Photo Tour - $100 per person
Half-Day Tour Foothills of the Rockies
First-time visitors to Denver appreciate this opportunity to escape the city for a few hours to see key attractions in the foothills. Let a professional do the driving on mountain byways, while you sit back and take in the sights. Sample from local breweries or shop in Golden's historic downtown; enjoy great views from the top of Lookout Mountain; spot buffalo as they graze along the highway. Snacks and bottled water are included on this small-group tour.
Friday - Sunday at 8:15am and 12:15pm
$69 per person
Explore Denver's Foothills with a Photographer - $60 per person
Half-Day Mountain Tour in Red Rocks Evergreen and Echo Lake - $79 per person
Half Day Foothills Explorer Tour - $89 per person
Colorado Gold Rush Mountain and Mine Half-Day Tour - $95 per person
Blue Sky Mountain Summit - $125 per person
Breckenridge Ultimate Full Day Mountain Tour - $127 per person
Pikes Peak Regional Wonders Full Day Tour - $139 per person
Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Tour - $139 per person
Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs
Spend a day hiking and exploring the natural attractions around Idaho Springs without the risk of getting lost. Hike up to St. Mary's Glacier for incredible panoramic mountain views whatever the time of year. After a lunch break at a classic pizza joint, soak away aches and pains in natural hot springs warmed by geothermal forces. This fun day out includes a great blend of activity and relaxation.
Everyday at 8am
$189 per person
Hike the Rockies Half Day Tour - $109 per person
Hike the Rockies Full Day Tour - $110 per person
Front Range Snowshoeing Adventure in the Rocky Mountains - $108 per person
Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front Range - $129 per person
Explore the Colorado Rockies with an Adventure Photographer - $200 per person
The EDGE: Zip Line Tour
Enjoy a new way to jump right into Colorado's picture-perfect scenery when you book this beginner-friendly zipline tour. Choose from multiple start times, from morning to evening, and make your own way to the zipline center, located a quick drive from Denver. With hands-on assistance, you'll navigate 10 different ziplines, will soar over 320 acres (130 hectares) of landscapes, and can even admire Rocky Mountain vistas as you go.
Everyday at the top of each hour from 9am-2pm
$112 per person
4-Zipline Adventure in The Rocky Mountains - $84 per person
6-Zipline Rocky Mountains Adventure Tour - $139 per person
4-Hour Rappelling Lesson in Golden - $193 per person
Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing - $120 per person
Middle Clear Creek — Beginner White Water Rafting Experience
Get wet and splash through 15 exhilarating rapids in one of Colorado's most popular rafting destinations! Tackle rapids such as Mister Twister and Mountain Lion on this exhilarating yet manageable stretch of pure whitewater adventure.
Everyday at 8:15am, 11:30am and 2:45pm
$62 per person
Upper Clear Creek — Intermediate White Water Rafting - $73 per person
Lower Canyon Advanced White Water Rafting - $85 per person
The EDGE: Epic Sky Trek
Put your mettle, strength, and agility to the test when you visit the Epic Sky Trek aerial obstacle course, located just south of Denver. Secure your admission before you travel, and upon arrival, enjoy full-day access to the facilities. The Epic Sky Trek is equipped with 120 aerial obstacles, ziplines, and more, soaring up to 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. A smart belay system and harnesses keep things fun and safe.
Everyday at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
$67 per person
Nightingale Escape Room Experience - $27 per person
Strike it Rich! Escape Game - $27 per person
Outbreak - EscapeWorks Escape Game - $31 per person
Blackbeard's Brig - EscapeWorks Escape Game - $31 per person
Speakeasy Beyond the Flower Shop - EscapeWorks Escape Game - $31 per person
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park - $45 per person
Indoor Skydiving Experience - $88 per person
BEYOND Light Show & Meditation
Immerse yourself in a world of illumination during a 1-hour light show in Denver. Get swept away through a combination of lasers, guided meditation, and accompanying music. Offered hourly seven days a week, the vibrant experience is easy to fit into any schedule and perfect for all ages. After the show, be sure to check out the arcade and media room.
Everyday at the top of each hour from 12pm - 7pm
$25 per person
RiNo Distillery Tour
Immerse yourself in Denver’s thriving distilling scene, explore two of its hippest neighborhoods, and sample Colorado-made whiskey during this immersive, small-group walking tour. Meet your guide at a distillery in the RiNo district, and taste a flight of locally made whiskey. Continue your tour to the LoDo district, and visit one more distillery as well as two historical saloons, where you can enjoy further whiskey samples and cocktails (own expense).
Saturdays at 1pm
$72 per person
Haunted Denver Ghost and Pub Walking Tour - South Broadway - $32 per person
Haunted Denver Ghost and Pub Walking Tour in Lower Downtown - $32 per person
Denver's Original Red Light District Pub Tour - $35 per person
Wild West Pub Crawl in Golden - $55 per person
Craft Beer Tour in Lower Downtown Denver - $58 per person
Cocktails and Tastes Tour - $85 per person
Rockies Brews & Views - $109 per person
Downtown Denver Food Tour
Eat your way through downtown Denver's ever-changing dining scene on a walking food tour that lets you sample five of the best restaurants in town, all in one afternoon. Discover award-winning eateries, authentic Neapolitan pizza, freshly baked empanadas from a family-owned shop and more. In between bites, learn about Denver's Wild West history and pass landmarks like the baseball field and iconic Union Station.
Everyday at 1pm
$75 per person
Haunted Denver Walking Food Tour - $73 per person
RiNo Arts District Food Tour - $75 per person
LoDo (Lower Downtown) Denver Food Tour - $109 per person
15 Mile Canyon Road Test Drive
Take the wheel, and cruise down Colorado canyon roads on this test drive adventure. Choose from three professional-grade racing cars, and then get geared up to hit the streets. Zoom around 158 turns as you make your way through 15 miles (24 km) of canyon road.
Saturdays and Mondays at 3:30pm
$130 per person
Vespa Moped Motor Scooter Rental - $129 per person
25-Mile Colorado Canyon Supercar Driving Experience - $549 per person
35-Mile Colorado Canyon Supercar Driving Experience - $799 per person
65-Mile Colorado Canyon Supercar Driving Experience - $949 per person
105-Mile Colorado Canyon Supercar Driving Experience - $1,299 per person