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From Denver: Red Rocks and Foothills Half-Day Guided Tour

1. From Denver: Red Rocks and Foothills Half-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a scenic guided tour of the landscape surrounding Denver, including the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Evergreen Lake, and more. Depart from the historic Denver Union Station and head out for a day of incredible scenery. Stop first at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. This truly unique venue is built into a giant red sandstone formation. Next, stop at Lookout Mountain and take in views of mountains and the Denver cityscape. Take the scenic route on the way back to Denver via the Lariat Loop which connects the towns of Golden, Evergreen, and Morrison. Pass by the largest single-site brewery in the United States, Coors Brewery. Get a taste of history and geography as you admire the sites and enjoy the views on this essential tour of the Colorado landscape.

Boulder <=> Vail & Breckenridge: a Smartphone Audio Tour

2. Boulder <=> Vail & Breckenridge: a Smartphone Audio Tour

Make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along Highway 93 and I-70 connecting Boulder, Vail, and Breckenridge. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started on this scenic route in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Your audio guide will point out must-see parks, historical sites, recreation areas, and more. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you learn about some of the cities and small towns along your route. Pass Boulder, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, and more. Explore the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the National Earthquake Information Centre, the Walking Mountains Nature Center, and the Georgetown Loop Railroad, with attractions and special events all throughout the year. Take time to see the sights at your leisure and feel free to take the tour in either direction. See Genesee Park, Clear Creek County, Arapaho National Forest, Loveland Pass, White River National Forest, and the awe-inspiring Eisenhower Tunnel. Listen as your guide points out North Table Mountain, Twin Peaks, the Dillon Reservoir, Copper Mountain, Vail Pass, Shrine Pass, and Arapaho Basin, where you can get a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide.

Golden: Beginner Outdoor Rappelling Lesson

3. Golden: Beginner Outdoor Rappelling Lesson

Discover the Colorado mountains with a local guide and learn the basics of rappelling before trying it for yourself. Get memorable photos taken as you make your way down to the bottom of the mountain. Meet your guide just 20 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and begin your day hiking to the summit of North Table Mountain. Take in amazing views of the volcanically formed mesa and feel the fresh mountain air. Once at the top, your rappelling guide will show you how to safely use the equipment. After learning the basics, make several rappels down vertical cliffs ranging from 30 to over 100 feet in height.

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