• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

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.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 10:30am

Price

$85 per person

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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.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Friday - Sunday at 8:15am and 12:15pm

Price

$69 per person

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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.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$189 per person

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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.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at the top of each hour from 9am-2pm

Price

$112 per person

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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.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:15am, 11:30am and 2:45pm

Price

$62 per person

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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.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Price

$67 per person

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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.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at the top of each hour from 12pm - 7pm

Price

$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).


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Saturdays at 1pm

Price

$72 per person

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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.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 1pm

Price

$75 per person

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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.



Duration

20 minutes

Availability

Saturdays and Mondays at 3:30pm

Price

$130 per person

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