Estes Park

Private and Personalized Three Hour Morning Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park

Badge of ExcellenceEstes Park, United States
Historic and or nature tours of Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park

From $149.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you just have a few hours, make the most of your time inside Rocky Mountain National Park on a private morning tour. Get in early to avoid the crowds, and maximize your chances of seeing the park’s famous wildlife with a naturalist guide who knows the best viewing locations. Plus, learn about the cultural history of the Estes Park area for added context on this memorable morning safari.
  • Get a great introduction to the park’s wildlife and history
  • Private tours are customized based on the season and your interests
  • Avoid vying for timed-entry tickets that often sell out
  • Get personalized attention from a guide with decades of experience

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • National Park Reservation
  • National Park entrance fee

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Estes Park Visitor's Center
    500 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

    At your lodge in Estes Park or the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/27/2020 - 9/23/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Rocky Mountain National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Featured review
Bruce was wonderful tour guide! Would totally recommend this. I usually don’t take the time to do these surveys but he was so good wanted to recommend this tour!


79 reviews
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Spectacular tour!!!
Timothy_G, Aug 2023
Breaking through the clouds at the top of trail ridge. Spectacular!!!! Bruce is very knowledgeable. He made the tour special.
MelanieA_D, Aug 2023
The park is breathtaking! When we traveled to the top at 12,000 feet, the views were amazing everywhere! Saw elk twice and lots of other little critters, too. our guide Bruce was very knowledgeable and really listened to what we wanted to get out of the experience. We knew there was a moose in the area, but we did not see him on our tour. Bruce called us later that afternoon from the park to let us know that a moose had appeared in one of the places where we had been. It was only a short drive, but we opted not to go back to the park. Still, we thought it was wonderful that he was still working to make the experience great for us even after the tour had ended. We highly recommend this tour!
Great experience
Deborah_M, Aug 2023
This was a great experience. Our guide, Bruce, made the whole trip very enjoyable. He pointed out many things about the park that we would have missed on our own. We were never hurried and because it was just the two of us, everything was tailored to our needs. Thanks Bruce!
Perfect park introduction
Kirsten_W, Aug 2023
Unique tundra landscape made this a very cool experience. Beautiful vistas across the valleys and mountain sides. Saw a maternal elk herd with calves in the distance. Super cool milky green pool of snow melt that had frozen overnight…in August. Just what we wanted as an overview introduction to the park without having to focus on driving. Our driver Bruce was personable, knowledgeable and flexible to tailor the trip.
Private 3 hour tour.
Nora_H, Aug 2023
Bruce was wonderful tour guide! Would totally recommend this. I usually don’t take the time to do these surveys but he was so good wanted to recommend this tour!
Book the tour!
DANA_A, Jul 2023
Really enjoyed the three hour tour of RMNP with Bruce. He lets you guide the way! Very knowledgeable tour guide.
Wonderful Tour!
Camille_C, Jul 2023
Bruce was fantastic! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and personalized the tour. He even gave us a great suggestion for a hike afterwards that ended up being perfect!
Best tour ever.
Laura_D, May 2023
It's really hard to pick any one thing. The scenery and all the information we were given, made this one of the best tours we've ever taken. We did see a couple moose, which we've tried for years to see.
Five Stars
Laurie_F, Apr 2023
Bruce picked us up at the Stanley Hotel.Great overview of the area,saw female mountain sheep,elk,mule deer.Weather was super windy and chilly but the warmth and chill personality ( but informative)from Bruce made it worthwhile.Nice to travel with a driver and just us three( family). You won't be disappointed.Thank you..North Carolina family! Laurie Scott and Brandon.
Rocky Mountain adventure
Robert_B, Apr 2023
This was such an amazing experience!! Thank you Bruce for sharing your knowledge and time with us! So much fun!!!!!
Best private tour of Estes Park!
Karl_S, Apr 2023
This was a truly memorable experience for my family and I. Bruce gave us a wonderful guided tour with multiple stops for pictures and for my national park stamp. We were able to see Elk up close and get and hear about the natural and human history of the park. The tour was tailored to our liking and the vehicle was very comfortable. We definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable, customized private tour, with an excellent local guide.
Brandon_B, Mar 2023
First of our guide and driver Bruce is phenomenal! Just an outstanding gentleman who takes pride in your comfort and experience! A wonderful wonderful time!
Picturesque Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park with Best Tour Guide - Bruce
JohnW_C, Jan 2023
Bruce was a friendly, knowledgeable & an experienced guide. We enjoyed his company, safe driving & his calm & leisurely demeanor. Bruce took us places we wanted to go & stopped for picturesque photo ops. We highly recommend Bruce & his amazing tour!
Excellent experience 10/10 would hire Bruce again!
Katie_W, Jan 2023
We had an awesome experience with Bruce. We love taking tours and often do them while on vacation but this was the first time it wasn't a "dude in a van with a lot of other tourists". What a delightful experience- Bruce tailored his conversation and tour to exactly what we were interested in. We saw lots of animals, learned about the plants and trees we saw, and learned a lot about the Park's history. He even handled out rowdy 4 year old with grace and understanding. A+ would absolutely take a tour with him again!
Personal driving tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
Donna_V, Oct 2022
Great private tour covering many areas of the park including the tundra. Bruce was knowledgeable and tailored the tour to the things we wanted to see. He gave us a lot of history of the area as well as animal, plant and geology information.
Very exciting and informative
Robert_C, Sep 2022
Very pleased having Mr Bruce as our guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area and history. I would most definitely recommend Mr Bruce as your next tour guide.
Highest point experience
Barbara_Z, Jul 2022
Stressless experience to the highest point. Bruce delivered facts, fun and more. We saw so much that was beyond our expectations.
Estes Park and beyond
kimhsc, Jun 2022
We had a great time even with bad weather. Bruce was very entertaining. His knowledge of the history in the local area (and beyond) was much more than we expected. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for that better than normal expectations.
Excellent Tour!
Leni_C, May 2022
Having never been to the domestic Rocky Mountains, we were mesmerized by the sites and sounds! Bruce did an excellent job in communicating specifics and passing along his knowledge of the area! Seeing the elk and moose was definitely a plus! A moose actually ran in front of our car! Highly recommend you take a few hours of your time with a professional to learn the history of the area and experience nature’s absolute beauty. We would have NEVER been able to gain everything we did without a guided tour!
The Best Experience in RMNP
Cameron_W, Feb 2022
This tour was the highlight of our visit to RMNP! Bruce, our guide, was knowledgable, passionate, and tailored the experience towards our interests. We’re so thankful we decided to pursue a guided tour, as it would’ve been overwhelming to navigate the park on our own. Also, with Bruce’s stories and information, we gained an enhanced appreciation of the sights and landscape. We can’t wait to come back and explore more of Colorado with Bruce!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed our time together

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