Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder

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Private Tour Discover Rocky Mountain National Park From Denver

From $139.00

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


Climb from the streets of the "Mile High City" to Rocky Mountain National Park, on a day trip that showcases the rugged beauty of Colorado's mountains. Weave through small, historic towns and drive over alpine passes, as you scan the horizon for mountain wildlife like elk, black bears, or moose.
  • Chance to spot local wildlife such as moose, elk, deer & eagles
  • We take care of the day for you, so you can relax and enjoy the views
  • Ample time at each stop to explore
  • Comfortable upscale transportation

What's Included

  • Landing and facility fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional Guide and Driver
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Children under 8 years old

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Denver Union Station

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boulder (Pass By)

Lily Lake

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Estes Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Stanley Hotel (Pass By)

Trail Ridge Road

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Rocky Mountain National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Smaller groups, no big bus
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years - no children under 8 unless it has been authorized by tour operator.
  • Local expert guide
  • If the weather is too bad or if it is too dangerous to drive some of the scenic roads, the guide will change the tour route
  • Please advise at the time of booking which pick up location is preferred
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that it is a possibility in the winter that the visibility is limited due to snow. We are flexible with our cancellation policy if snow is in the forecast and are happy to reschedule if weather looks better on another day.
  • From November to April, waterproof shoes are highly recommended. Wool socks are also recommended.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive only at the pickup location you have selected on your reservation.
  • This is an sightseeing tour, NOT a hiking tour. Although we do have opportunities for self-exploration at select designated stops, please consider one of our hiking products for a more physically active experience.
  • The National Park Service has full disclosure regarding the days of operation for both Trail Ridge and Old Fall River Roads.
  • Lunch will be provided to all guests from April 1 to October 31.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your tour start time to check in with the guide. Check in is NOT at 9:00 am (9:45 for Boulder), DEPARTURE is at that time.
  • Guests who will be using an assistive device such as a scooter or walker, please contact us prior to your tout to ensure our vehicle has accommodating space.
  • If you are staying in Estes Park and are looking to be picked up there, please contact us directly to coordinate.
  • 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 Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

A:We meet at Walnut Cafe 30 73 Walnut Street

Jul 2021

Q:Is there parking available for the Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

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 Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

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 Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

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 Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

A:We consider this an "active sightseeing tour" with light walking/hiking so that most guests can have a great time. We like to accommodate everyone by giving people the opportunity to walk around or sit down on a bench and enjoy nature.

Mar 2021

Q:What is the highest elevation we will hike to on the Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

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:What type of transportation is used for the Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

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 Discover Rocky Mountain National Park tour from Denver or Boulder?

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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Featured review
Uplifting, positive tour through the most amazing park ever. Jem was our tour guide. He was so fun, and positive throughout the whole experience. He was ever so informative about the park, the natural resources in the park, the region. Mostly, though he was genuinely uplifting and positive about all that we experienced. His love of Denver, CO, and the parks is infectious. I have been on many tours all over the world. Jem was the most uplifting spirit I encountered. It made the stellar scenery even more exhilarating. Thanks Jem! Thanks Aspire tours!


2,382 reviews
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Great Rocky Mountain animal viewing
Dawn_H, Sep 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable , asked us our opinion on eating inside vs outside , found us lots of animal to see and let us go to the gift shop. She personalized the experience to our group. Would do again
Great trip.
Paul_A, Sep 2023
Nice time to look out the window and not worry about things. Great trip. Only negative was ran low on time and didn’t have enough to go all the way up the mountain. Guide was great and answered our questions.
Excellent tour of the Rocky Mountains!
Marc_A, Sep 2023
It was nice that the driver knew the area and the sights to see. We are glad that we didn’t just drive this on our own because we would’ve probably missed half of the good stuff. Very happy with a service and well worth the money we paid for it.
Best way to see the Rocky Mountains!
Ian_L, Sep 2023
Seeing the wildlife and spectacular scenery, our tour guide Jed really knew what he was doing and Viator sets it's guests on a great trip
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day with Jed as your guide!
Great Experience
Jim_C, Sep 2023
Our guide, Nicole, was wonderful. She was energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. The tour group was conversational and pleasant. We enjoyed seeing all the wildlife and scenic views. Nicole knew great routes and locations that gave us awesome pictures and easily navigated trail experiences. She went above and beyond in her efforts to accommodate all of us on the tour and it really shows the she loves her job and the Rocky Mountains. This was a worthwhile adventure and lots of fun.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for leaving this detailed review of your experience in RMNP with Nicole as your guide! It sounds like a very special memory made.
Great tour and informative guide
Hoang_L, Sep 2023
Gentry, our tour guide, was great and very knowledgeable not only about Rocky Mountain NP, but also about Denver and Boulder. The trip was well planned and we saw a harem of elks and a bull. It was definitely a worthwhile trip.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello, thank you for taking the time to post this review! It sounds like Gentry provided you all with an unforgettable day!
Never use Viator
Susan_C, Sep 2023
Viator told us we would be picked up at 9:45 we were at the pick up location at 8:30 . There was a mix up! They sent me message re pickup in Denver. We were in Boulder. I tried to contact them, no answer. I offered to Uber to the office. They offered to re schedule for the next day but we had another event scheduled. Because we live in Virginia we cannot accept a rain check. They refuse to give us refund for $360. Do not book thru Viator.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello Susan, We’re sorry that you could not attend our tour. This sort of mix up is why we urge our guests to book directly with Aspire Tours, rather than a third party as there will be clear communication and confirmation for your pickup location and time. We personally call, text, and email our guests to confirm their pickup location the day prior to the tour. The Aspire Tours office also attempted to reach you by calling multiple times when you were not at the listed pickup location of Denver. We do our absolute best to accommodate guest’s mix ups, but due to capacity limits in our vehicles, we were unfortunately out of options to further resolve the issue. We hope you will give Aspire Tours (directly) another chance if you visit Denver again!
Great views
Patricia_C, Sep 2023
A good guide, we visit 4 diff settings inside the park. Unnecessary the stop at Lyons, better more time at visitor center.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Patricia, thank you for joining us on tour and leaving us this helpful feedback!
Great tour
Bryan_K, Sep 2023
Everything was well organised including pickup point, Jed was great and very knowledgeable and passionate about the environment, glad we did this tour
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the positive feedback; we're glad to hear it was a great day with Jed!
Rock Mountain National Park Tour
Tom_K, Sep 2023
We had a great time on this tour today. Our guide, Jerry was fantastic. He is so knowledgeable and he made the tour extra special. We loved the scenery, the photo ops, seeing Elk and enjoying everyone’s company. However, in addition to the beautiful mountains - our guide made the tour very enjoyable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for these kind words regarding your tour and guide, Jerry! We hope it was a lifelong memory for your group.
Best tour EVER!!!
Ashley_M, Sep 2023
Sean was our tour guide and let me tell ya… he is one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever seen on any tour. He knew so much more beyond the tour (around the towns) He was so patient with our crew and let us pretty much decide how long we were at each spot (in a timely manner) he was just so laid back, cool and knew about so much. We learned so much from him about the trees and their history. About how the mountains became to be how they are. I could go on and on about how much fun this was and all the things he taught us. It was worth every penny! The next time we come, we are doing it again.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Ashley, thank you SO much for all of these kind words for your guide, Sean! Our goal is to create unforgettable memories and teach you something new, so we're happy you enjoyed!
Aaron is awesome!
Darissa_T, Sep 2023
Aaron was awesome! So knowledgeable and passionate about Colorado Rockies! He made sure we experienced everything RMNP has to offer. Great experience!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're so happy you had a memorable and exciting day with Aaron as your guide!!
Almost everything was my...
Violet_N, Sep 2023
Almost everything was my favorite and our tour guy was great so knowledgeable tried his best everyone has a good time
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're glad you joined us on tour to the National Park and hope next time it will be a five star day!
My RMNP2023
elisa_c, Sep 2023
Going up the mountain on the Old Fall River Road was thrilling. The views on the top of the mountain were incredible. Nino driving skills are impressive.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for trusting us in RMNP!
Our guide Nino was great....
Lisa_F, Sep 2023
Our guide Nino was great. From boarding. Lunch and ending, all were efficient and well planned. We also had some great co-tourist. The views were incredible.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for joining us and posting this five star review!
The wonder of the Rocky Mountains
JillM_B, Sep 2023
I really enjoyed not having to drive so I could enjoy the views. Our driver Aaron did a great job finding out what our group wanted to focus on for the best experience visiting Rocky Mountain National park & made sure we were always comfortable & hydrated. The look-outs were nice and it was great being able to get out and walk around to experience the park. Aaron pointed out important aspects of what we were seeing. Beautiful views, lakes, and seeing some animals make this a great experience for me.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We hope to see you out here again in the future.
Been here before but...
Mrinal_J, Sep 2023
Been here before but first time as a couple. The tour guide Gentry was super nice and very knowledgeable. The trip was totally worth it!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're so happy you decided to come back to visit the National Park with us! Thank you for the five star review.
Great experience! Our...
Flavio_F, Sep 2023
Great experience! Our tour guide Christian was great! Explaining all the details. Really value for your money. Well recommended!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We appreciate your business and kind words in this review!
Well paced, wonderful scenery, great stories. very enjoyable trip
Paul_P, Sep 2023
My wife and I had a great time on this trip to the national park. We were in Denver for a wedding and booked an extended weekend in our hotel to turn it into a mini vacation. Not having a car, we wanted to explore outside of Denver and see the Rockies, so this seemed like the perfect trip. It really was. Our tour included about 10 people, all couples, in a midsized van where everyone had plenty of room. Our guide was Stephanie, and she proved to be both a great driver and highly knowledge of the surrounding towns we went through, plus the national park itself. (Stephanie grew up in the area with a love of the outdoors, and that really came through). We visited the park on Labor Day, a national holiday, but our arrival in the morning and departure in the afternoon were all well timed, and the crowds were hardly noticeable. The tour spends several hours in the park itself, and our guide took us from the entrance gate all the way to the highest vistas, which are over 12,000 feet in altitude. Several stops are included for short hikes in interesting areas and to take bathroom breaks. The scenery of course is amazing at every step of the way. This is not a cheap trip, but it is well worth the money. We were happy not to have a car and to leave the driving, and the story telling, to an expert. Recommended.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Paul, thank you so much for posting this detailed review of your experience! We're happy to hear that Stephanie provided excellent service, and we hope to see you out here again in the future!
Great tour guide Jerry
Nancy_S, Sep 2023
So enjoyable & tour guide Jerry made it that way. Saw moose and elk. The Park was beautiful Perfect day!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're so glad we could share a beautiful day in RMNP with you! Thank you for the kind words and five star review!

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