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Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Tours from Grand Lake provided by Lively Tours and Talks

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Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Tours from Grand Lake

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Overview
Chief Experience Officer and local historian, Dave Lively, will guide you beyond closed gates of Rocky Mountain National Park, leaving the pavement, parking lots and heavily used trails behind to reveal the stories of the region's history, people and wildlife. He will shine light on the rich history of Rocky in a way that brings the adventures of the people of the past to life. With unique stories and one of a kind photos he will connect you to events and personal journeys from the past, transporting you back in time and allowing you to visualize this wilderness in a new light. Dave is a resident and well-known historian in Grand Lake, and the only Certified Tour Guide in Grand County, Colorado. He lives less than ½ mile from Rocky Mountain National Park, his backyard. His family homesteaded what is now the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, giving him generations of unique detailed knowledge, personal stories and photographs.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Grand Lake Center
    301 Marina Dr, Grand Lake, CO 80447, USA
    Meet historian Dave Lively in front of the flagpole at the Grand Lake Center, where you will climb into Dave's comfortable, four-door truck to begin your custom tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, located just minutes away from the starting point.
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    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Grand Lake Visitor Center
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    Rocky Mountain National Park Grand Lake Entrance
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Grand Lake Center
    301 Marina Dr, Grand Lake, CO 80447, USA
    Meet historian Dave Lively in front of the flagpole at the Grand Lake Center, where you will climb into Dave's comfortable, four-door truck to begin your custom tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, located just minutes away from the starting point.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Grand Lake Center, 301 Marina Dr, Grand Lake, CO 80447, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Each passenger will receive a goody bag with bottled water, sunscreen, snacks and information about other activities and restaurants in the area.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Rocky Mountain National Park Grand Lake Entrance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve and tami wrote a review Oct 2020
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Although we had driven across the trail ridge road coming into granby it was amazing the things we didn’t see and certainly didn’t know. Dave is a wealth of knowledge both historical and environmental. We throughly enjoyed our 4 hours with him although the time flew by.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kevin K wrote a review Oct 2020
Thomaston, Connecticut1 contribution
I wish we could post some of our amazing pictures here. Dave Lively is an incredible tour guide who has a keen knowledge of the history surrounding the park and also a unique family connection. Be sure to book this tour in 2020 if you can.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from livelytoursandtalks, Owner at Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Tours from Grand Lake
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you Kevin. You and Jill will have to come back sooner than later for another tour or visit.
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Freedom734393 wrote a review Aug 2020
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We took the Lively Tour and really enjoyed the experience Mr. Lively was excellent with His knowledge of the area and was a great guide. Very comfortable
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SuzB013 wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston, Massachusetts128 contributions17 helpful votes
We were lucky that Dave had a last minute cancellation and was able to give us a morning tour of the western part of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The locals know Dave, but to the rest of the world he is a hidden gem. Knowledgeable is an understatement. After spending just
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from livelytoursandtalks, Owner at Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Tours from Grand Lake
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Thank you so much to you and Shelley for taking the tour. It was fun to have you enjoying the Colorado River and the whole area. I hope your memories will last a long time when you look at your wonderful photos you got.
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Jessica Vincent wrote a review Aug 2020
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Dave gave us an amazing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. He taught us history and helped us learn all about the beautiful scenery in the park. He gave insight and shared stories that will truly enhance our understanding and visits to the park. We appreciate all the time he
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from livelytoursandtalks, Owner at Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Tours from Grand Lake
Responded Aug 14, 2020
Thanks again Jessica. What a great tour to give you an introduction to the west side of Rocky. You'll be back.
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Rocky Mountain National Park guided tour.
Dave gives an excellent tour of RMNP, with emphasis on local history. He has a wealth of knowledge on the history
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Morning Tour with Dave
We had a great morning with Dave Lively today. His knowledge of the history of Rocky Mountain National Park is firs
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TomDeBoalt
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Great Tour of West RMNP With Dave of Lively Tours and Talks
My wife and I took a private tour of western RMNP last week with Dave of Lively Tours and Talks. We had heard good
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BreyHarris
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Great story teller
My wife and I went on a 3hour trip on the Grand Lake side. Dave is a great story teller and know not only the Gran
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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