Denver Mountain Parks with Optional Denver City Tour

After morning pickup from your Denver hotel or Cherry Creek Shopping Center in central Denver, head west through the Rocky Mountain foothills in your comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Learn from your guide about the history and geology of Denver's mountain parks, a system of more than 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares) of recreational land just outside the city.

What You'll Do

Visit Red Rocks Park and walk around admiring the towering sandstone rock formations formed nearly 300 million years ago. The park's dramatic natural amphitheater is a popular venue for concerts and other special events. Travel up Bear Creek Canyon, passing idyllic mountain towns and keeping your camera ready for possible deer, elk and buffalo sightings.

On your way back to Denver, stop at Lookout Mountain and take in magnificent views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Here, visit the burial site of Buffalo Bill Cody and learn more about the Old West showman famous for his traveling cowboy shows during a guided tour of a museum in his honor.

Pass by Golden, Colorado, the home of Coors beer, on your way back to Denver. Your 4-hour tour ends with drop-off at Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

Denver Highlights Tour Upgrade (not included in the 4-hr tour option):
Following your morning mountain parks tour, have lunch (own expense) on your own before joining your guide for an afternoon round-up of top Denver attractions. Capture photos of landmarks including Larimer Square, City Park, the State Capitol, the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum. See the skyscrapers of Denver's financial center framed against Rocky Mountain peaks, and witness the bustling scene at the 16th Street Mall, a downtown pedestrian mall offering dining, shopping and entertainment. With this upgrade, your tour lasts 9 hours total and concludes at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in central Denver.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup
Entrance fees

Departure Time


Hotel Pickup Options


4 or 9 hours

Return Details

Returns to Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Weather and road conditions may cause route variations or cancellations
Recommended items to bring: camera, light jacket and water to avoid dehydration
The 4-hr tour does not include the Denver Highlights upgrade
You must call the supplier to confirm your hotel pickup location at the time of booking or your pickup will not be guaranteed

Departure Point

Denver hotels or Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


Gratuities (optional)
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point: Denver hotels or Cherry Creek Shopping Center

"Great tour seeing things we..."

October 30, 2017 - 

Great tour seeing things we would probably just pass up. We saw BISON, a real perk for me.

"Although the tour was just..."

October 30, 2017 - 

Although the tour was just four hours! The stops were beautiful!

"A great half-day tour with..."

October 23, 2017 - 

A great half-day tour with a very knowledgeable guide, Autumn. We had a wonderful time!

"Wonderful tour! Autumn and roger..."

October 22, 2017 - 

Wonderful tour! Autumn and roger were great. Spectacular views from red rocks amphitheater. Bill codys gravesite was very special to see. Bus was clean and comfortable. Very informative trip. Saw a lot of Denver both in town and out. Thanks for a super day! Marian, Fran, Phyllis and tom from n.j.

"Great short trip for outside..."

October 20, 2017 - 

Great short trip for outside of Denver....Dave was excellent as was the driver! There's alot of history in...and outside of Denver. I will definitely book a trip with this outfit again. It is worth the

"Great tour...great guide - Autumn,..."

October 12, 2017 - 

Great tour...great guide - Autumn, and great driver - Roger! We had a perfect weather day, too! Autumn provided much information and history on all the sites and even in areas/things along our route. Would love to do this during the summer to get to see that view from the top of Mt. Evans!!!

"We took this trip at..."

October 11, 2017 - 

We took this trip at the end of our vacation and got to see the places we had missed. It was just the right length and we stopped at all the right places. So glad to have taken this trip.

"Fabulous tour. There was pick..."

October 8, 2017 - 

Fabulous tour. There was pick up AND return to our hotel. Everyone couldn't have been nicer. Beautiful scenery.

"Seeing Red Rock, the Amphitheatre..."

September 30, 2017 - 

Seeing Red Rock, the Amphitheatre and the mountains was very enjoyable and exciting! The driver and the tour guide were excellent! Thanks again!

"Autumn and Jennie were both..."

September 27, 2017 - 

Autumn and Jennie were both fabulous tour guides! Very well informed and entertainin Highly recommend both tours for an overview of Denver.

"Great tour. Really enjoyed it!..."

September 18, 2017 - 

Great tour. Really enjoyed it! Would highly recommend.

"Bus driver Jen did a..."

September 8, 2017 - 

Bus driver Jen did a tremendous job navigating the moutains and the city. Autumn was well versed in the area and did a great job sharing her knowledge.

"A thoroughly enjoyable tour of..."

August 27, 2017 - 

A thoroughly enjoyable tour of the parks. Autumn was friendly and so very knowledgeable. Lookout mountain portion was the day of the eclipse, an ideal viewing spot.

"Great staff with interesting information...."

August 20, 2017 - 

Great staff with interesting information. Flexible to meet customer needs and great way to see mountain feature sights and highlights of the city of Denver. Highly recommend!

"Excellent tour guide, friendly drover,..."

August 20, 2017 - 

Excellent tour guide, friendly drover, comfortable bus.

"We came to Denver for..."

August 13, 2017 - 

We came to Denver for baseball and had 1 day to tour the mountains. We aren't really into Hiking. This was a perfect alternative. We were picked up and Dropped off at our Hotel in Downtown Denver. We had a great tour of the Denver Mountains including Red Rock. The Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this tour.

"This tour was very nice!..."

August 9, 2017 - 

This tour was very nice! I'm pregnant and was worried about going to too high of an altitude but still wanted to see the mountains up close. This was a great compromise. We got into the foothills and got to see some amazing views, even just riding along. It was a great experience.

"We did this tour with..."

August 1, 2017 - 

We did this tour with the optional city tour. Found the tour very informative and got a better sense of the city since we were staying in Lodo.. The morning tour covered two locations but travel between both seemed long. Would have enjoyed a brief town stop such as Morrison.
Dave was an excellent guide and Bill a good Driver. Great value as we were transported to the Cherry Creek Mall from our hotel and returned back.

"A great time with a..."

July 31, 2017 - 

A great time with a great staff for a great price!!!

"Two main sightseeing sites are..."

July 30, 2017 - 

Two main sightseeing sites are the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Lookout park. Both the tour guide and the driver are friendly, professional and on-time. The tour guide were knowledgable about Denver city developments and its surrounding areas as he explained the history to the buildings we passed by almost during the entire tour. The tour also came with hotel pick-up and drop-off services which was wonderful.

"This was a great tour..."

July 27, 2017 - 

This was a great tour some amazing view's of the Rocky mountains and to visit some of the small mountain town's. And to finish it of a visit to Buffalo bill's grave at Lookout mountain very good.

"We had only one free..."

July 26, 2017 - 

We had only one free day in Denver and decided to take both the mountain tour and the city tour. It was an excellent choice. By the end
of both tours, we felt that we really learned a lot about the area. Dee was our tour guide for both tours. She was very knowledgeable and had lots of fun historical stories to share. She did a great job keeping us on track so we could see it all. Roger was our bus driver. He too was personable and did a great job driving especially in the city with several construction sites. We enjoyed the day and would highly recommend both tours for an excellent overview of the Denver area.

"This was a great tour..."

July 24, 2017 - 

This was a great tour for someone wanting to see as much as possible on a limited schedule.

"This tour was amazing!..."

June 26, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!

"Great tour! Amazing views, 10/10..."

May 12, 2017 - 

Great tour! Amazing views, 10/10 would recommend.!

"It snowed the weekend we..."

May 8, 2017 - 

It snowed the weekend we were in Denver so we did not get to see the spectacular views of Lookout Mountain. However, seeing the Red Rocks made it worth the trip in the snow. The tour guide could have been more engaging but all in all it was good tour.

"Viator is professional and talented..."

May 5, 2017 - 

Viator is professional and talented and our tour guide was awesome.........very knowledgeable!!! From the hotel pickup at the Holiday Inn Downtown Denver, Colorado to the drop-off back at the hotel............everything was on target. Our tour guide made us aware of our every stop, how long we would be there, if we could take pictures, restroom stops, etc...............he was totally professional, courteous, and knowledgeable!!! The tours, themselves, i.e. Denver Mountain Parks and Downtown Denver Tour was extremely wife and I loved every minute of it! We also saw the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Denver Sports Authority/Mile High Stadium, Colorado State Capitol, to name a few. All in all, I would have to say Red Rock Amphitheatre was the highlight of the tour......It was awesome! I walked down every flight of steps to the very bottom stage level, then walked back up approx. 121 steps I believe. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get a flavor of the Rocky Mountains as well as the city of was well worth it. Also, we did spot a few bisons and some deers, although I was not able to pull out my camera fast enough. I plan on using Viator in the future!

"Amazing tour of the wild..."

April 16, 2017 - 

Amazing tour of the wild west

"This tour was amazing!..."

April 16, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!

"The Denver Mountain Tour was..."

April 9, 2017 - 

The Denver Mountain Tour was especially good. The Red Rock Canyon Amphitheater was awesome and we had time to spend there as well as Buffalo Bill's museum, gift shop and grave. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it interesting. The afternoon city tour was mainly a driving tour, do not expect to get off and see the mint you must show up at 7:00am for free tickets to tour. We did get out at one of the parks, pretty cool, and the capitol. Great overall tour of the highlights of Denver, again, great tour guide!

"Really enjoyed this tour, it..."

March 15, 2017 - 

Really enjoyed this tour, it hit most of the things we wanted to see while in Denver and we had a really sweet tour guide.

"Amazing sights, great tour guide,..."

March 15, 2017 - 

Amazing sights, great tour guide, very well-structured.

"This was an excellent tour...."

March 6, 2017 - 

This was an excellent tour. I've been on similar tours in Seatle, Washington DC., and New Orleans, and this was one of the better tours. Our tour guide Autumn was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Plenty of time for pictures. I highly recommend this tour.

"Nice tour. Our guide is..."

February 7, 2017 - 

Nice tour. Our guide is nice and knowledgeable. The trip route might slightly different between drivers.

"The Denver Mountain Park tour..."

February 2, 2017 - 

The Denver Mountain Park tour was awesome. Beautiful scenery, guide was well informed. Would recommend this tour.

"knowledgable guide brought the area..."

January 31, 2017 - 

knowledgable guide brought the area outside of Denver in the mountain parks to life! well worth it

"Fantastic trip well worth doing..."

December 14, 2016 - 

Fantastic trip well worth doing and the tour guide was very informative

"Darcy was great..."

December 12, 2016 - 

Darcy was great

"Enjoyed the tour and our..."

November 20, 2016 - 

Enjoyed the tour and our guide was very knowledgeable! We didn't not do the city tour, just the parks. Highly recommend!

"Wonderfully awed by the beautiful..."

November 7, 2016 - 

Wonderfully awed by the beautiful mountain scenery. RED ROCKS is awesome!
Our driver/tour guide is very knowledgeable about history and funny trivia too!

"Very nice driver who explained..."

November 6, 2016 - 

Very nice driver who explained tons of information. The sights were great. We had plenty of time at each one.

"Great bus, great driver, great..."

October 27, 2016 - 

Great bus, great driver, great guide and great sites!!!

"Great Time!..."

October 10, 2016 - 

Great Time!

"What a wonderful few hours..."

October 5, 2016 - 

What a wonderful few hours out of the city! Was great to get some shots of some fantastic views. The driver was very nice and very informative. I would use you guys again on another trip sometime!!! Thanx!

"I was very pleased with..."

October 3, 2016 - 

I was very pleased with the tour. The tour guide was courteous and knowledgeable. The driver was excellent. I took two other tours with Viator and was also very happy with them. My only complaint is with your home office which gave me incorrect information about the drop-off to the hotel after finishing the tour. I was told that I would be picked up from the hotel which went on very well but I would have to get my own transportation at the end of the tour, which happened to be at the Cherry Creek Mall. This was wrong because all the tours, to my pleasant surprise, left us at our own hotel. I will certainly recommend you and consider Viator in my future travels.

"Great way to see the..."

September 22, 2016 - 

Great way to see the sights outside of Denver!

"We really enjoyed our Denver..."

September 13, 2016 - 

We really enjoyed our Denver Mountain parks and city tour

"It was a wonderful trip,..."

September 11, 2016 - 

It was a wonderful trip, our first time to Denver and Guide did a great job, very well versed
Thank you

"Interesting and engaging tour well..."

September 10, 2016 - 

Interesting and engaging tour well executed by vendor.

"Dave, the tour guide was..."

September 4, 2016 - 

Dave, the tour guide was very knowledgable about the area and quite a nice laid back style. Amazing rock formations.

"Absolutely stunning!..."

September 2, 2016 - 

Absolutely stunning!

"In town for a work..."

August 28, 2016 - 

In town for a work conference I had just a tiny window of time- this half day tour provided a lot of beautiful scenery and historic information without dealing with the hassle of renting a car. Driver was knowledgeable and friendly, and the bus was clean and comfortable. Red Rocks was fantastic and I only wish we could have stayed longer. Buffalo Bill's grave site also had lovely views and a little cafe to enjoy before heading back to the City.

"Dave was an excellent tour..."

August 24, 2016 - 

Dave was an excellent tour guide. Very informative but did not yammer every minute like too many tour guides do. Overall a good to see some beautiful scenery.

"If you don't have much..."

August 22, 2016 - 

If you don't have much time, this is a great way to experience Denver. Jim and Dave were an awesome duo -- real gentlemen!
Dave is very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would totally book another tour next time I'm in Denver.

"Our guide was very informative..."

August 7, 2016 - 

Our guide was very informative and attentive.

"Great tour!..."

August 5, 2016 - 

Great tour!

"Very informative driver in Darcy...."

July 30, 2016 - 

Very informative driver in Darcy.

"I was travelling alone and..."

July 21, 2016 - 

I was travelling alone and wanted to see Red Rocks, This tour was perfect for a half day trip, the driver and tour guide were knowledgeable and friendly. There was plenty of time to take photos and the scenery was wonderful. I would strongly reccomend this trip to anyone else with limited time and travelling alone.

"Darcy, our tour guide and..."

July 9, 2016 - 

Darcy, our tour guide and driver was well informed and made the tour very enjoyable

"Tour was great! Loved Red..."

June 18, 2016 - 

Tour was great! Loved Red Rocks and Look Out Mountain. Breathtaking views;pictures don and #39;t do it justice. Learned a lot about Denver due to the narration of our tour guide. The one thing I would have changed was having more time at Red Rocks instead of a stop between the two.

"Great! Pictures don and #39;t..."

June 18, 2016 - 

Great! Pictures don and #39;t do it Justice!

"We got to see red..."

June 15, 2016 - 

We got to see red rocks and Buffalo Bills grave site it was a beautiful scenic drive. I would recommend it we saw real life buffalo on the trip up there too. The tour guide made sure we got to see the most on this trip.

"Loved that there was hotel..."

June 8, 2016 - 

Loved that there was hotel pick up and drop off, our tour guides Mark and Dave were fantastic, knowledgable and friendly and the bus was comfortable and clean. Thank you for a great morning.

"Great tour. Informative, knowledgeable tour..."

May 26, 2016 - 

Great tour. Informative, knowledgeable tour guide/driver.

"The landscapes, Red Rocks, ......"

May 22, 2016 - 

The landscapes, Red Rocks, ... stunning! But what made the trip exceptional was our driver and guide Darcy. It was like Wikipedia was driving our buss!!! He has a wealth of information and a sense of humor on everything there is to see and on very different subject matters as well.
There is only one note: if your English is not good.... the stunning scenery will have to do the trick.

"very interesting..."

May 18, 2016 - 

very interesting

"Excellent tour. Very informative. Beautiful..."

April 16, 2016 - 

Excellent tour. Very informative. Beautiful scenery on the mountain your. Really appreciated Marc and drive Cecil. High recommend.

"This was the perfect way..."

March 22, 2016 - 

This was the perfect way to start out vacation in the greater Denver area. Rod was a great driver and tour guide. It was wonderful to sit back and enjoy the scenery as someone else did the driving. The stop at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and Lookout Mountain, seeing the buffalo and elk...need I say more? Take this tour.

"Started with a convenient pick..."

March 6, 2016 - 

Started with a convenient pick up at our hotel. The driver was friendly and informative. The tour allowed us to see the area since we did not have a vehicle. We were allowed plenty of time at each of our stops. Drop off at our hotel after the tour was appreciated. Thanks for the great morning, Darcy!

"Absolutely fabulous! The tour guide,..."

February 5, 2016 - 

Absolutely fabulous! The tour guide, Getald was amazing. he had a wealth of information. Mae loved all the sights. We were able to explore the areas. The information we were given helped us enjoy the sights even more. It was money well spent

"Darcy did a great job..."

January 15, 2016 - 

Darcy did a great job with our tour!

"Awesome sights!..."

January 4, 2016 - 

Awesome sights!

"The guide was wonderful and..."

November 20, 2015 - 

The guide was wonderful and the sights magnificent. I found out much about Denver: it history, peoples, and animals. In a short time much was covered.

"Beautiful photo ops!..."

November 19, 2015 - 

Beautiful photo ops!

"Wished it was longer, we..."

November 9, 2015 - 

Wished it was longer, we so enjoyed it! Very informative, our tour guide was awesome. Really great experience.

"Nice half day out when..."

November 5, 2015 - 

Nice half day out when time is a bit against you. Entertaining and interesting tour and guide.

"Very wonderful trip. We had..."

October 27, 2015 - 

Very wonderful trip. We had an excellent driver and the weather cleared up as we got up higher in the mountains so the view was spectacular. Very informative leader.

"I found the tour very..."

October 23, 2015 - 

I found the tour very informative and was exactly what I had anticipated

"Darcy was an excellent guide..."

October 20, 2015 - 

Darcy was an excellent guide and a wealth of information. I highly recommend this tour.

"Very knowledgeable and professional guide,..."

October 14, 2015 - 

Very knowledgeable and professional guide, great tour!

"We spend a very good..."

October 14, 2015 - 

We spend a very good time in this trip,just go !

"Loved our Mountain Parks tour...."

October 10, 2015 - 

Loved our Mountain Parks tour. Darcy was a wonderful tour guide. His descriptions with his humor made the tour so informative. The bus was clean and comfortable. Times at the destinations were just long enough. Definitely would book a tour through Viator again.

"Excellent the driver was very..."

October 5, 2015 - 

Excellent the driver was very good. He was full of great information about Denver and the parks.I would recommend this to visitors of the area

"I really enjoyed this. Our..."

October 5, 2015 - 

I really enjoyed this. Our guide, Mr. Jim, was awesome: young at heart and full of infectious energy. He knew everything there is to know about Denver and more. I've completely fallen in love with the area now that I have had a glimpse of Colorado through his eyes. I can't wait to go back!!

"Loved the tour! Picked up..."

September 28, 2015 - 

Loved the tour! Picked up and dropped off at the hotel. Wish the red Rocks stop was longer than the Buffalo bill since there's way more to see. Totally worth the money. Great tour guide!

"Loved the tour and our..."

August 17, 2015 - 

Loved the tour and our Driver/Guide Jim Hill was wonderful! He really knew his history. Can't wait to return.

"Denver Mountain Parks tours is..."

August 15, 2015 - 

Denver Mountain Parks tours is very nice but city tour is irritating due to heavy traffic and waste of time. Practically you don't see anything properly.

"The tour guide, Darcy, was..."

August 4, 2015 - 

The tour guide, Darcy, was wonderful!! The narration he provided the entire route was so informative. It was an excellent addition to our Denver visit and I learned so much!! Thank you!! Ann Sparke

"very enjoyable. tour guide was..."

August 3, 2015 - 

very enjoyable. tour guide was an excellent driver and very well informed about everything.

"Amazing view, very worth the..."

July 28, 2015 - 

Amazing view, very worth the $45! The tour guide also talked non-stop during the bus ride, trying to say as much stuff as possible about Denver.

"It was a great trip!..."

July 28, 2015 - 

It was a great trip! And it was a great tour. I really like having Darcy as the busdriver. He is a very knowledgeable person and he made the tour very interesting.You are very lucky to have him in your staff.
I would rate this tour as a 5.

"Fun day..."

July 17, 2015 - 

Fun day

"Just did the Mountain Parks..."

July 13, 2015 - 

Just did the Mountain Parks portion. The guide was wonderful. He had so much information to share and made it an excellent trip.

"Rod was our trip guide...."

July 12, 2015 - 

Rod was our trip guide. He is very knowledgeable, personable and patient. We enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it to both visitors and Denver residents alike. Two of our family members are Denver residents and they, too, enjoyed the trip and highlights of the area.

"Really good for a half..."

July 11, 2015 - 

Really good for a half day tour.

"This tour was amazing!..."

June 7, 2015 - 

This tour was amazing!

"This half day tour was..."

June 2, 2015 - 

This half day tour was alot of fun. We got to to see the famous red rocks which was beautiful. We were able to walk down to the stage. We got to stop and see the contentinal divide and get off the bus to take pictures. We visited the buffalo bill museum and gravesite. The tour guide is great.

"Excellent narration and beautiful scenery...."

May 31, 2015 - 

Excellent narration and beautiful scenery.

"fantastic... scenery beautiful... excellent driver..."

May 16, 2015 - 

fantastic... scenery beautiful... excellent driver and speaker

"the tour was very good,..."

May 14, 2015 - 

the tour was very good, We learned a lot and saw a lot. the best part was that the tour guide was excellent and I would like to go on another tour with him again in July I rate the tour as a 5 thinking that is 1-5

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