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The Foothills Of The Rocky Mountains & Red Rocks From Denver
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The Foothills Of The Rocky Mountains & Red Rocks From Denver

By Aspire Tours
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About
Soak up the scenery and culture of the Rocky Mountains—even if you have a limited time—on this half-day tour from Denver. Check out the sandstone acoustics of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, drive through forests on the scenic Lariat Loop, and get panoramic views of Colorado’s Front Range from atop Lookout Mountain. It's a great way to see the outdoor playground on Denver’s doorstep without renting a car.
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Ages 8-99, max of 13 per group
Duration: 4h
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Highlights
  • Escape to the scenic foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a guide
  • See where legendary music acts have performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • Stop for drinks in the charming mountain town of Evergreen (own expense)
  • Learn about Colorado's Wild West history on top of Lookout Mountain

  • Driver/guide
  • Water refill - please bring reusable bottles
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food

Make your way to historic Union Station in downtown Denver and head west with a guide and small group. Reach the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, stopping first at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre music venue, where sandstone cliffs provide naturally perfect acoustics. Wind through Bear Creek Canyon to the quaint mountain town of Evergreen, a great place to stop for refreshments (own expense). Drive on the scenic Lariat Loop route to the top of Lookout Mountain, site of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill’s grave and stunning views of the Front Range. On the way back to Denver, pass through the town of Golden, best known as the home of Coors brewery. You are dropped off back at Union Station where you can continue exploring downtown Denver on your own.

Departure details
  • 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8950P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years old - no children under 8 unless it has been authorized by tour operator.
  • Subject to weather conditions. If canceled due to unsafe weather conditions, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that it is a possibility in the winter that the visibility is limited due to snow. We are flexible with our cancellation policy if snow is in the forecast and are happy to reschedule if weather looks better on another day.
  • Service Animals Not Allowed
  • Guests who will be using an assistive device such as a scooter or walker, please contact us prior to your tour to ensure our vehicle has accommodating space.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 13 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Where do we meet for the Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?
We meet in front of Denver’s Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop Street, by the large American flag pole by the curb side.
Is there parking available for the Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?
There are several parking garages in the area, 1899 Wynkoop St. Garage is one of them. The Crawford Hotel, which is at Union Station has valet parking available ($25).
What should I wear on the Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?
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.
What should I bring with me on the Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver?
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.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8950P9

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1701 Wynkoop St
    1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Morrison
    Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway
  • 3
    Evergreen
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lookout Mountain
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Golden
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Aspire Tours
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Denver, Colorado
Joined in April 2015

#1 of 109 Outdoor Activities in Denver
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    Awesome!
    Stephanie was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun, and energetic! She was great & the views were majestic & jaw dropping. Lunch was good. It was worth every penny and I’d recommend it to anyone traveling to the area.
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    Great guide, outstanding national park !
    Our tour guide Aaron was so knowledgeable and very fun. He made the day extremely enjoyable. The vehicle was clean and safe, lunch was good, and, of course, the national park was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  • 85armandg
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    Take this tour!
    This trip was perfect. We had never been in REAL mountains before, nothing with a tree line, the beauty of the Rockies is staggering! Our driver, Jerry S, was very friendly, knew so much about the area, and was very good at driving those winding, narrow roads. The meal included was just right for the occasion and setting and the stops along the route were well chosen for us all to get a great view of these magnificent peaks. We would do it all again!
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    A few hours with a few new friends.
    I believe the two guy was named Nicholas sorry if I got it wrong. He was very friendly and engaging. He took us to a lot of local places around Denver and pointed out the sites. We even stopped for cherry pie. Made a quick stop at State Capitol which encouraged me to tour the capital later in my stay. I would encourage anyone that is coming to the city for the first time to take this tour so that you'll have some idea about where to go and what to do from the perspective of a local.
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    A Work Trip Made Fun
    Had an amazing time with our tour guide Nicole who provided absolutely amazing service. Was able to take quite a few photos as Nicole made everyone feel included in getting to see what they wanted to. No rushing at all during this trip and everyone was accomodated.
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    Great Brews & Amazing Views
    Our driver, Isabel was very friendly and hospitable. She drove us to three different craft breweries in the greater Denver area. We met a nice group of people driving around on this day trip. I would highly recommend this relaxed, fun day trip. The brews were great and the views were amazing.
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    Fantastic trip.
    We had a fantastic day. Stephanie, our trip guide, was great. She was engaging and very informative. Along with the scenery and wildlife, she helped make the day. A hiighly recommended trip and great tour company. From the Aussies
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    Awesome tour!
    We had an amazing tour and great tour guide Steve. He was knowledgeable and made the trip fun. He went out of his way to make sure we had the perfect pictures as well. The views were amazing! Highly recommend this tour.
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    Amazing!
    Exceptional guide, comfortable van, and amazing sights! It was the perfect mix of seeing from below and up high - we saw moose and elk too. Highly recommend!!!
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    Great way to see the Rockies!
    Ty was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. I really enjoyed his knowledge of the history and the wildlife of the area. We got many opportunities for some amazing photos!
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    A perfect day trip
    We enjoyed a day trip from Denver to the Rockies. Our guide, Gentry, was friendly and full of fun facts. She made the tour a lot of fun and was able to answer any of our questions with ease. We saw so many elk!
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    Gentry and her geology expertise made the trip and great learning experience and tons of fun!
    Gentry was a wealth of information. She was fun and friendly. The cog was fun and the views were amazing. The Garden of the Gods was a don’t miss.
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    Excellent tour!!
    Gentry was a wonderful guide! So knowledgeable and fun. We would definitely recommend her to anyone. She took very good care of us and made sure nobody was left wondering what to do next.
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    Nice tour with Izzy
    Izzy did a tremendous job, super interesting. Thank you! Good selection of breweries, good knowledge of the area.
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    Gentry!!
    Gentry was the friendliest tour guide I could have hoped for. We really enjoyed our day with her. As a bonus she honestly has the most pleasant and soothing voice!!
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lovesh
lovesh57 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a fantastic time during this tour with our knowledgeable guide Shea (aka "Shea Butter". The amphiteather was fantastic, Evergreen was super cute, and Buffalo Bill's grave site was super interesting. We had enough time to do a super quick tour of the museum and it was totally worth it ($5 per person). Our group was small and very friendly. We did not see tons of wildlife during our afternoon tour, but we did see a herd of bison! 100% recommend!
Written August 16, 2021
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Hi lovesh, thank you for providing us feedback on your Foothills Explorer tour with Shay! We're very glad to hear that she provided a positive and enjoyable experience for the group- she's a fantastic guide! That's really cool you got to see the bison herd- they haven't been spotted by our tours in quite some time. We hope to have you join us again on another tour in the future!
Written August 17, 2021
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Greta J
Sauk Centre, MN8 contributions
This tour was the perfect experience for our last day in Colorado. My fiancé and I had spent the previous 4 days in downtown Denver and had one final day before our flight in the evening. The tour was everything we expected and more. We were able to put our bags in the van since we had checked out of our hotel already before our evening flight. Jed was an absolutely fantastic tour guide. He was timely and organized but also chill and flexible when it came to making sure all of our questions were answered and that we had enough time at each stop. Jed also was highly knowledgeable about the Denver area and shared many interesting facts with us during our rides in the van between stops. Overall, this tour was a great way for us to see nature and important historical landmarks near Denver, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Thank you, Jed and Aspire Tours!!
Written January 12, 2020
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Rachel S
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Best part of the experience was Gentry our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and you could tell she genuinely loves what she was talking about and showing us. The spots along the way were absolutely beautiful. Red rocks and Lookout Mountain were probably my favorite. The shopping available at Lookout Mountain was excellent and I was able to get a lot of reasonably priced souvenirs. We were lucky enough to see a lot of wild life throughout the tour. The only thing I would have done differently was dress warmer with another layer of clothing. I would highly recommend this tour for a little taste of everything!
Written April 24, 2022
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SlickWillie
Benet Lake, WI123 contributions
Scheduled last minute half day trip to Red Rock/ Buffalo Bill.

So glad we did. Mike, our tour guide was not only nice and courteous, but incredibly knowledgeable. He went the extra mile to make sure everyone in our small group was informed and entertained. True professional!

Would never have seen so much or learned so much without such a great guide.

RedRock was incredible, could have spent all day there, but we also saw Buffalo Bill’s grave with an awesome view and stopped in Golden for a fresh Banquet Beer.

Great trip!

Written April 6, 2021
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Krissy M.
Tampa, FL2 contributions
Oct 2020
Apsire provided my husband and I a great experience! Very professional and safe. Organized and easy to book and arrange. Pickup/drop-off location was convenient to the heart of downtown Denver, so this made it very easy to get to. The tour itself was informative, filled with amazing views and took us to places we would not have otherwise gone on our own.

Just over an hour of driving to the mountains and we could feel the drop in temperature and the lack of oxygen! No snow where we were, but we could see the snow capped mountains higher up. Fun tour, long enough and touched on the major spots. Foothills explorer is a great option for the entire family (your everyday non-hiker, children and older family members) to explore outside the city easily, with little hiking (your choice), great views and without worry.

Will definitely recommend and book again when I return!
Written October 22, 2020
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Ang76wanders
San Antonio, TX2 contributions
I haven’t taken my tour but will update as soon as I do! What i would like to share is what an amazing customer service experience I just had with Aspire Tours. I mistakenly booked an 8 hour tour with Gr__pon which boldly posted an ALL SALES FINAL warning. With a 6:00 pm flight, I could only do the 4 hour tour. I tried to get someone from Groupon to respond or call me as I frantically tried to correct the mistake but was not successful with that. I finally called Aspire directly and Brandon was able to issue a credit and rebook the proper tour within minutes! With so many companies not standing behind their products/services it is AWESOME to deal with a company like Aspire who is willing to help their clients! I understand why they came so highly recommended by the folks at Visit Denver!!! If you visit Denver, use Aspire Tours!
Written February 4, 2020
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Samantha M
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Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I only had a couple days in Denver and were really excited about taking the all day Breckenridge tour. The morning of, our tour guide Kyle came to pick us up and explained that the weather up the mountains was hazardous (white out, blizzard, lots of scary snow terms I’m not too familiar with, I’m from Texas) but we could still go up. We opted out and were struggling with what to do with the rest of our day when Kyle called us. He offered to reschedule us on an afternoon foothills explorer tour and we were SO GLAD we went! The views were amazing and Kyle knows everything about mountains/hills and climbing and Colorado. In fact, we had such a great time on this excursion we called aspire and booked another tour with Kyle the very next day for the Rocky Mountain afternoon explorer. Kyle saved our trip and showed us so much more of the Denver area than we expected to see! You can’t go wrong with any of the tours offered, just make sure you call and ask for Kyle.
Written February 26, 2020
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Eph612
Lancaster, PA24 contributions
Oct 2021
As long time Broncos fan from PA, my wife and I were in Denver to check off a bucket list goal of seeing a home Broncos game in Mile High Stadium. We stayed an extra day so that we could see a little more of the area since we made the cross country trek. This tour was the perfect way to spend part of our extra day in Denver and get up into the mountains that we were only viewing from the city. Our tour guide, Josh, was professional, informative, and engaging and made the experience a very positive one. If you, like us, find yourselves in Denver with not a lot of time and no rental car, then this is the trip you should make a reservation for. It was just the right amount of time and gave us some memorable photo ops.
Written October 5, 2021
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Abby M
4 contributions
Even though snow snuck up on us and obscured some of our views, Barry still made it a fun and enjoyable experience. He was able to tell us all kinds of fun facts about all the stops we made. He also made me feel super safe when navigating some of the hairpin turns in the snow! Worthwhile venture.
Written December 20, 2020
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Stephanie L
36 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I loved being able to get to see multiple landmarks in under 4 hours. Our tour guide Braelei was very knowledgeable and highly recommend you request her for your tour. Was never a dull moment and full of fun, laughter and great weather! Hate and I couldn’t have been happier!
Written May 14, 2021
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