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Foothills of the Rockies Small-Group Half-day Tour

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On this fantastic half day tour to the foothills outside of Denver, you will enjoy exploring the majesty of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and the geological wonders of the area. Stroll the historic main street of Golden and enjoy shopping, local breweries, or a scenic walk along the Clear Creek Trail. Then you will Travel up 2000 feet (610m) on the Lariat Trail Scenic and Historic Byway to the top of Lookout Mountain while viewing a breathtaking 200 mile (320km) panorama. Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave (admission included).  Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers.
You'll start at
Union Station
Denver, CO 80202, USAYour Driver/Guide will pick you up from the flag pole in front of Union Station, at 1701 Wynkoop St. downtown Denver.  They will be driving a 12 or 15 passenger touring van with the round Colorado Sightseer logo on the back side panels.
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    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Dinosaur Ridge
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Golden Visitors Center
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Lookout Mountain
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    Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Genesee Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Denver Union Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Escape bustling Denver to see key sights in the Rocky Mountain foothills
  • Relax while a professional does the driving on winding mountain byways
  • Stroll and shop in Golden, if you'd like
  • Includes all attraction admissions, as well as snacks and bottled water
What to Expect
Meet your guide at downtown Denver's Union Station, where you board your comfortable van for the ride to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Admire the stunning views from this concert venue, built right into the red-rock formations, where musical legends have played for decades. Then motor along the historic Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway to Golden, where you can choose to stroll the shops in the historic town or tour the Coors Brewery—the largest single brewery facility in the world. Then head up Lookout Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Memorabilia from the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show are on display at the museum at the top, as is the legendary showman’s grave. You’re likely to see American bison (aka buffalo) grazing at Genesee Mountain Park on your return to Denver's Union Station, the final stop on your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Denver Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by comfortable 12 or 15 passenger touring van
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
  • Gratuities (recommended 15-20%
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled due to poor weather, or unsafe roads you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Accessibility to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater depends on concert schedules and events
  • Comfortable outdoor weather appropriate and walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Excellent half day, Wendy was a great guide, knowledgeable and personable, no rush but a well planned efficient tour. Well worth it and if we had more time we would have done another. Highly recommended.
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Response from ChristinG161, Owner at Foothills of the Rockies Small-Group Half-day Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you both for touring with us. The Foothills is a fun half day tour. Wish you would have had more time but it gives you a reason to come back and see us again;) Thank you
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This was a wonderful tour that gives you a taste of Colorado gems. The tour guide was informative and personable. This was a great trip if you only had a half day. The red rocks were truly amazing to see and Buffalo Bills grave site and mountain were breathtaking.
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This was perfect for an afternoon trip to see Red Rocks, Golden and Buffalo Bills grave. Weather was cool as it had recently snowed but that just added to the beauty of the foothills. Our guide Scott was awesome! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and kept the group running on
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Response from ChristinG161, Owner at Foothills of the Rockies Small-Group Half-day Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for touring with us and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for a half day to enjoy the beauty of the Foothills. Thank you as well for the kind words about your guide Scott and the tour experience.
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Great tour. Very Extensive and could not do enough for you. Very experienced Tour Guide who did not miss a beat. even when it rained she had enough umbrellas for all. Water and snacks provided
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My husband and I went on the Colorado Sightseer Foothills Tour in mid-July. Our driver and guide was the owner of the company, Kristen. She was fun, and friendly and so informed about what we were seeing. The tour a great opportunity to see the amazing geography just outside of
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By: Colorado Sightseer
Lady Lake, Florida
In my opinion, not worth $74
Let's face it, Colorado is awesome no matter what you do. I haven't been to Denver in many years and was really
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Richmond, Virginia
Awesome tour and tour guide!
What a wonderful day! This tour is perfect to experience the Rocky Mountains first hand. Christina was our tour
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Denver, Colorado
Amazing places and not too far from Denver city.
Let’s start with Red rocks I feel it’s a must see. During concerts the experience is phenomenal. The rocks look
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Austin, Texas
Wonderful Tour
100% was worried about driving into Rocky Mountain National park during the winter to see and hike. Taking this
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Marilyn L
Brewer, Maine
This was a wonderful tour in the Rocky Mountains. Amazing views,interesting history of the area and fun. The
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Rayven A
Evergreen is everything!
I would 100% recommend any one of these tours to my friends and family. Christina was so friendly, helpful and had
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Ian Jackson
Awesome sauce
Before I get into the tip let me talk about their customer service. We had booked our trip for January 31st and
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Great tour
It was a great tour , it was worth it our tour guide Will was really friendly and we saw a lot of great views
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Lyndsey Green
Amazingly breathtaking!
This tour was the perfect way to see as much as possible in one day. Will, the tour guide was the best! So
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Greenville, South Carolina
This is the best way to see Colorado on a short timeframe! Saw more in the 8 hour van tour than I could have ever
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