Half-Day Rocky Mountain Hike

Denver, United States
Boulder Flatirons Explorer from Denver
Likely to Sell Out

From $110.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Driver/guide
    • Water Refills and Biodegradable Cups are Provided
    • Food
    • Gratuities
    • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 1701 Wynkoop St
      1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

      Under the flagpole near the pedestrian crosswalk on 17th and Wynkoop St.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Denver Union Station

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 8 years old
    • Comfortable hiking shoes/boots are recommended
    • Service animals allowed
    • Dress code: wear comfortable clothing, bring layers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • *This is a moderate hike at altitude that guests may find challenging. This tour is not recommended for people who do not regularly exercise. Out of respect for the other guests on the tour, please consider our sightseeing tours if you are unsure if you can meet the physical requirements. Our guides reserve the right to ask guests to stop or turn around on the hike.
    • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
    • This tour is not currently available on Saturdays. Please call the office to inquire about a private hiking tour on Saturdays.
    • This tour does NOT visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Please consider either our full-day hiking or sightseeing tour that operates in the National Park.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Where do we meet for the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:We meet at Walnut Cafe 30 73 Walnut Street

    Jul 2021

    Q:Is there parking available for the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:There are several parking garages in the area, 1899 Wynkoop St. Garage is one of them. The Crawford Hotel, which is at Union Station has valet parking available ($25).

    Mar 2021

    Q:What should I wear on the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:Dress in layers, as it gets cold in the mountains, however, after a hike you might want to shed layers. Light hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread, windbreakers, rain jackets, and hats are recommended.

    Mar 2021

    Q:What should I bring with me on the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:Bring a reusable water bottle for each person. We have refills in the car. Also bring your required medications, sunscreen/lip balm, your camera, and any additional snacks you may want.

    Mar 2021

    Q:How strenuous is the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:This is a moderate hike at a high altitude that guests may find challenging. It is not recommended for people who do not regularly exercise.

    Mar 2021

    Q:What is the highest elevation we will hike to on the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:We will go up to 13,000 feet for our Discover Rocky Mountain National Park Tour in the summer, weather permitting.

    Mar 2021

    Q:When do we stop for beer during the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:We will visit a great local taproom at the end of the trip to relax and unwind. The first round of beer is on us, but you are welcome to purchase additional drinks and food if you wish!

    Mar 2021

    Q:What type of transportation is used for the Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:All our tours are run in 14 passenger upscale vehicles.

    Mar 2021

    Q:What if there is bad weather on the date of my Boulder Hike and Beer Tour?

    A:We only cancel in cases of extremely bad weather or unsafe conditions. This happens very rarely. When it does, we will notify you to reschedule or receive a refund.

    Mar 2021

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    Troy was an excellent guide he stopped and gave us very informative talks on our surroundings as we hiked. He choose the perfect hike for our group. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend him as a guide and the company.


    108 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Great trail, great guide
    Luke_S, Aug 2023
    It was a great trail with fun historical monuments and facts. Ty was an awesome guide. I will be requesting him the next time I book.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    We're so happy you enjoyed the half-day hike with Ty as your guide!
    We had the pleasure to...
    David_G, Jul 2023
    We had the pleasure to have Jerry S. as our guide. We ended up doing the full day (instead of the half day). Jerry was very knowledgeable of the history and the trials. Even when I was not feeling good due to my body still setting used to the height he was very patient and helpful. If you don't have a lot of experience hiking (or even if you do) Jerry S. will be and outstanding guide for you!! (IMO)
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you David for leaving your honest review! We're very happy to hear you were supported by your guide during the hike.
    Beautiful tour!
    Eric_S, Jul 2023
    This far exceeded my expectations. Originally booked for this trip - due to lack of participants I was offered the Denver Foothills Explorer half day tour and loved it. Sean was the guide and he knew EVERYTHING about what we saw that day - from the history of the state, the city to in depth info on the nature we got to see and did it in a very fun, informative way. Coupled with the amazing sites - Rocky Peaks, Dinosaur hill, Lookout Mtn, etc. - it was a perfect way to get to see and explore the area in just four hours. If all the guides are like Sean, this is a highly recommended way to spend an afternoon!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    We're so excited to hear that you enjoyed your Denver Foothills Explorer Tour - and thank you for your flexibility. All our guides are super like Sean, so we hope to see you again!
    arlene_g, Oct 2022
    Our guide, Nicole was very polite and knowledgeable. She made our trip wonderful. I rated 4 stars because the AC in the van was not working and it was rather hot and uncomfortable on the way- but that was out of our guide’s control. She did everything she could to make us comfortable, and for that we were grateful. We had an amazing experience!
    Great guide but disappointed
    Danny_T, Aug 2022
    Our guide Jed was excellent. Very knowledgeable, very friendly, very experienced. Our issue was we expected more for the price. We were expecting to go to the national park and to have a more real Rocky Mountain experience, not just the foothills. We went to a free public park instead. I would recommend but not at this price point.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Hi Danny, thank you for your feedback on your guide- we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Jed on the trail! If you'll notice from the TripAdvisor description of the Half Day Hike tour, it does mention that the tour goes to Evergreen, CO and not Estes Park (where the national park is located), and a map is provided. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your tour further, please give us a call at 720-583-0654.
    Our guide, Zach, was...
    Taunya_P, Aug 2022
    Our guide, Zach, was awesome. He was extremely knowledgeable and took care to anticipate the needs of the participants and he kept us safe.
    Just book it!
    Tracy_W, Aug 2022
    Our guide, Jed was awesome! Knows Denver, plants, history, you name it! Had a fantastic time. If you are nervous to go solo, do be! It was a great experience.
    Thumbs Up!
    Alicia_G, Aug 2022
    Our guide, Dylan, was the best! Very informative and made everyone feel comfortable. Highly recommend!
    Our tour guide Ty was...
    Ryan_C, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide Ty was awesome. We saw some amazing views and he was very informative as well. Super nice guy.
    Samantha_H, Aug 2022
    elsa was fantastic! it was a great hike and she was super informative! I learned that the Aspen trees are so cool. There were great views and she pushed us on the hike but made sure to keep everyone together and take breaks when we needed.
    An Amazing Day
    Julie_C, Aug 2022
    I was originally booked to go on a half day hike, but agreed to be switched to the whole day hike. I am so glad I made the change. Zach was an amazing guide!! He is extremely knowledgeable as well as very personable. He took great care of all of us and made sure we weren’t taking on more than we could handle. The scenery was breathtaking. I would happily book this adventure again. Thank you Zach!
    Joe_B, Aug 2022
    Elsa at Alpine was amazing. She was very patient with all of the different skill levels in our Middle Aged group and was super knowledgeable on all things Colorado. She challenged us on a beautiful trail. Don’t forget to stop and look around. Highly recommend Elsa at Alpine if you can get her.
    Nice Hike but preferred to go further north to the National Park
    Tameka_W, Aug 2022
    We booked this trip because it had great reviews, views looked amazing and we only wanted to do a half day event. I wanted my husband to experience the Rocky Mountains as this was his first time in Denver. Our tour guide was Nick and he was very helpful and friendly. We took about a 4 mile hike up in Mount Falcon Park which is west of Denver near Morrison, CO. We got great views of Red Rock from up above, saw a mule training for a race, and witnessed a rattlesnake sighting. However, I was expecting a trip north closer to the Rocky Mountain National Park based on the map provided in the tour description itinerary. We even dressed as if we were heading to a cooler climate. Instead, we were only in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains @ ~8,000 ft elevation. My suggestion for future "hikers" is to ask where the tour will take place for the day in order to manage your expectations.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Hi Tameka, Thank you for joining our hiking tour. Our full day tours go to the National Park. For our half day hikes we stay closer to Denver but we do hike in the Rocky Mountains, just on lower elevation.
    Beautifully stunning views!
    Elaine_T, Jul 2022
    My experience was incredibly remarkable. I have never seen a view like this before! Definitely worth going to and recommending.
    Fun Hike and Great Views
    Nancy_Y, Jul 2022
    This was a great hike with Elsa! The hike itself took about 2 to 2.5 hours. There were great views for photos. Be prepared with comfortable sneakers, sunblock, and sunglasses or a hat. Some parts of the hike were a bit rocky so you must pay attention as you are hiking. Overall, i would recommend this hike! I had a fun time and a good workout with lots of scenic photos.
    Just what we wanted
    Debbie_S, Jul 2022
    We had a great experience on our hike. Mike H was a terrific guide. His knowledge of the terrain and all things Denver made this a great experience. Plus we got to see Bison on the trail. I would strongly recommend.
    Great hike, highly recommend!!
    Jillian_S, Jul 2022
    The hike was great we didn’t have a lot of time so taking this hike with a guide was perfect. Ty was so nice and knowledgeable, we learnt so much and he made it fun for the kids too. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thanks for leaving us such a positive review on your Half Day Hike with Ty! We're excited that you had such a good time on the trail, it's a great time to be hiking in Colorado. We hope to see you on tour again soon!
    Idaho Springs Echo Lake to Chicago Lakes Trail
    Marva_T, Jul 2022
    Jed was extremely knowledgeable . He picked the perfect hike for our group. Would definitely choose viator and Jed …..
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thanks for leaving us your positive feedback, we really appreciate it! We're so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience on your Rocky Mountain Hike- we hope you'll join us again in the future!
    Troy was an excellent...
    Tania_D, Jul 2022
    Troy was an excellent guide he stopped and gave us very informative talks on our surroundings as we hiked. He choose the perfect hike for our group. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend him as a guide and the company.
    Great use of a half day!
    Kenny_B, Jul 2022
    The views were wonderful and the guide was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and nice! He knew every question we asked and gave great insight on hiking and other activities to do in And around Denver.

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