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Things to do in Colorado

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Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

1. Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

Escape into the stunning mountains of the San Juan National Forest with a round-trip, first-class train ticket from Durango to Silverton. Take in unforgettable views of the Animas River Gorge, Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge, San Juan National Forest, and more, from the comfort of a luxury train car. Depart the Durango Depot and into the mountains of the San Juan National Forest for a 3.5-hour train ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Get comfortable in your cozy train car on this iconic train, which has been running since 1882 through the untouched mountain terrain. Pass the Animas River Gorge, Horseshoe Curve, and High Bridge before arriving in the historic mining town of Silverton. Wander the town's quaint alcoves and learn about its rich history before returning to the train two hours later to head back to Durango.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

2. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience breathtaking sights from a hot air balloon as you fly serenely in the wake of the Rocky Mountain Front Range at sunrise. Travel over the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak and discover the country where deer and antelope play. Each hour-long flight is a journey guided by the winds and the skill of your pilot. Enjoy spectacular views for 100 miles in all directions and take a moment to relax and relish in the unforgettable experience of flying in a hot air balloon. Your post-flight celebration features a continental breakfast and champagne toast along with orange juice served in glass stemware. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes a Flight Certificate for each new aeronaut, and the best pilots and crew in the west. 

The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour

3. The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour

Come see what makes The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour Denver's Highest rated and longest running Cannabis Tour! Ticket includes transportation via our luxury party bus limousine, exclusive access to a state of the art double decker cannabis growing facility, and 2 dispensary excursions while learning about the industry and the plant from our expert guide while having a blast with new friends! And as if that wasn’t enough, be amazed by our live glass blowing demonstration with an opportunity to purchase the piece directly from the glass artist afterwords! Tour start times running throughout the day and run 3-3.5 hours.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

After meeting your guide, head to the launch point, where you will see the 9-story-tall hot air balloon for the first time. Climb inside a woven basket as the enormous fabric above you swells with air. Listen to the dramatic sounds of the burner as the inflation process continues, gradually lifting you off the ground and taking you to the heavens above. Feel the thrill of drifting 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains as you raise your glass of champagne in a celebratory toast while ascending high over Colorado Springs. Your knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot will identify some of the mountains in view as the sun rises higher in the sky, painting the world before you with rich golden hues. Keep an eye out for native birds flying nearby, such as downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and white-breasted nuthatches.  You'll have the chance to take breathtaking aerial shots of the Rocky Mountains throughout your flight, so be sure to take a few snaps from the air.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Entrance Ticket

5. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Entrance Ticket

Discover the natural beauty of Colorado with entrance tickets to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Walk across the highest suspension bridge in America, and soak in views of the Arkansas River as you sail above the gorge by gondola. Visit this historical attraction and enjoy a fun day out for the entire family. As well as the Aerial Gondola, your entrance ticket includes access to the Children’s Playland, the Plaza Theater, and live entertainment during the summer season. Enjoy unlimited rides on the Aerial Gondola. Get your camera ready and admire the scenery as you glide across the gorge. Head to the kids’ play area, filled with ropes, slides, nets, tunnels, and towers. Journey back in time and discover the bridge’s history at the Plaza Theater. Watch a short documentary and check out the historical exhibition, to learn all about the park. With live performances and shows throughout the summer season, there’s something for everyone.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

6. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Enjoy a Jeep ride in Colorado that will literally take your breath away. Marvel at the panoramic mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic sites as you enjoy a thrilling ride. Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

Estes Park: Hidden Valley Sledding Tour with Park Pass

7. Estes Park: Hidden Valley Sledding Tour with Park Pass

Get the most out of your time with family or friends in the Rocky Mountain National Park during this sledding adventure through the Hidden Valley in Estes Park. Get sleds and all the equipment you need for an exciting ride through the snow. Meet your guides at the Estes Park Visitors Center, then depart for Hidden Valley in the Rocky Mountain National Park following your guide in a lead vehicle. Upon arrival, gear up and spend hours of fun with your group as you create new memories. Sled in an area that’s home to the greatest sledding hills in America. Your guides will be taking photos of you while you sled, so you will be able to look back on your pictures later and think of the great times you had in Rocky Mountain National Park. Restrooms will be available to use at the sledding site.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

8. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Experience one of nature's greatest treasures, the Garden of the Gods, on an exciting segway tour. Admire nature as you pass by Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook, and learn about the history of the Old West. Enjoy unobscured views and a mellow pace to make the visit to the red rock park memorable. Watch as your guide points out exotic plant life, red-tailed hawks, eagles' nests, mule deer, big horn sheep, and numerous geologic formations and the unique caricatures hidden within them. Make several short stops, however; generally, stay on the Segway throughout the tour. Learn about the cultural history of the park and hear a variety of tall tales and true stories of the Old West and Colorado Springs. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes 'Cone Zone' safety training and the best guides in the west.

Denver: Denver Terrors Ghost Tour

9. Denver: Denver Terrors Ghost Tour

Like the looming Rockies, Denver’s dark history casts a long shadow over the Mile High City. Dive deep into the haunted history at the heart of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, on a guided walking tour. Choose between a standard 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour extended tour. Hear stories take you on a journey back to a time of wealth, luxury, and deceit. This collection of stories will unearth the dark secrets that are the foundation on which this iconic city was built. Follow your guide through 8-13 (standard or extended tour) different sites and historic houses around the state’s Capitol building. Find out where the unsinkable Molly Brown, one of the most famous survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, might still show her face. See a side of Denver not often seen by visitors. Take a walk through the beautiful neighborhood that is the heart of the Mile High City while listening to the chilling tales of its past. Have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night on a tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Denver and seasoned locals alike.

Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket

10. Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate a Western identity and a unique high-altitude climate and geography. Don't miss the Freyer – Newman Center. The Center is a physical manifestation of the Gardens’ celebration of the fusion of science and art. The Center houses the Helen Fowler Library, the Sturm Family Auditorium, art galleries, herbaria, classrooms, the School of Botanical Art & Illustration and the Copper Door Coffee Roasters coffee shop. The Gardens’ holdings are unique because horticulture, plant conservation and preservation, mycology and art unite to document human relationships with these elements and the larger environment. Housing each of these programmatic elements in a single facility makes these assets more accessible to the public.

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based on 1,045 reviews

Don’t even hesitate - this is one of the best tours I’ve ever taken! The Rocky Mountains are truly stunning in winter. Emily our tour guide was wonderful, had so many interesting facts to share and had boundless energy. The stop at the Stanley Hotel was a cool extra addition!

Our guide Glory was friendly, enthusiastic about the art and very informative about the artists. She had fun stories about how the art changes over time and how the artists weigh in on the different iterations. We really enjoyed this guided tour.

This was an amazing experience! It was even better than I thought it would be. The lights and art were both beautiful. The icing on the cake was the guided meditation! This is a must try!

Patrick was excellent. The tour superb. I would highly recommend it to others

Hunter was awesome! Good tour would highly recommend