Estes Park
Mountains Touch the Sky Tour with RMNPhotographer

Half-Day Rocky Mountain National Park "Mountains to Sky Tour" - RMNPhotographer

Estes Park, United States
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Rocky Mountain National Park is a dazzling expanse of Colorado’s diverse landscape. It’s also a highly accessible park that can be explored from end to end via car. A local photographer will join you in your personal vehicle for this half-day tour taking you from the mountains to the sky. You’ll learn how to take professional-quality photos, making multiple stops along the way in search of wildlife.
  • Let your guide drive so you can focus on the scenery
  • Stop at popular areas where deer, moose, and elk may roam
  • See the park from over 12,000 feet on Trail Ridge Road
  • Take memorable photos at the Continental Divide

What's Included

  • Timed Entry into RMNP
  • RMNP Entrance Fee for Vehicle Entry - $30

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Coffee on the Rocks
    510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

    We meet at 510 Moraine Avenue, next to the Rock Shop. Our guide will be on the deck at the entrance to Coffee on the Rock wearing RMNPhotographer attire. Should you need to contact RMNPhotographer, please call your guide.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Rocky Mountain National Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by RMNPhotographer - Rocky Mountain National Park

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.

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53 reviews
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Best tour guide ever
Bruce, Sep 2023
This was the best tour we ever had of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our tour guide, Mike, was so knowledgeable and was able to point out things that we would never have seen ourselves if we had not had him along to guide us. Mike went out of his way to make sure that we didn’t miss something, if he saw it and we didn’t he would go back and reroute so we would see it. Highly recommend this tour to everyone.
So glad we booked this tour!!!
Deborah_D, Sep 2023
We had been to Rocky Mountain National Park several times, but always drove ourself. It was so nice to have Mike drive our vehicle and enlighten us on the history of the park. Also went up the mountain on the dirt road that we did not even know existed. We were fortunate enough to see a bear, elk, deer and a fox. My husband and I both enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it! I also learned some photo tips from Mike. Looking forward to seeing the pictures he took that day.
Great trip up to the top of the rocky mountain national park
Anita_S, Sep 2023
Brad’s stories and his knowledge of the rocky mountain national park was great and he has a wonderful offer photography
Rocky Mountain High
Adam_S, Sep 2023
Extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. We saw elk and moose along the journey and stopped at gorgeous vistas for photos. Way beyond our expectations!
Excellent tour! Highly recommend
tomeamersmann, Sep 2023
Amazing morning - Brad is very knowledgable, easy to be around - we have all been to the park before but learned so much from him and had an excellent morning. Highly recommend!!!
Great tour with lasting photographs
Terri_P, Aug 2023
Mike Phillips from RMN Photographer Tours did a great job. He asked what our expectations were & tried to adjust to meet them. He was very knowledgeable of the area, the game & where to find them. park etiquette, & did a great job of taking nice photographs. Thanks Mike!
Great tour! Alan was...
Madeline_T, Aug 2023
Great tour! Alan was great! Very informative and had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Amazing Experience
William_L, Aug 2023
My wife and I had such an amazing experience our guide Alan was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and where the best places to stop were. We were able to see quite a bit of wildlife as well as take in the scenic views. Highly recommend this to anyone
Lovely tour
Michael_Y, Jul 2023
Excellent and knowledge guide. Beautiful sites. Guide will drive your car, making it easier to take in the views. Several stops for short hikes to beautiful spots.
A perfect way to experience RMNP
Jeffrey_T, Jul 2023
My wife and I recently experienced our first visit to RMNP. The highlight by far was the ½ day excursion with our guide Benjamin. It couldn’t have been better! He was so pleasant to be with. We met and were driven into the park. He knew the best place to enter and proceeded to take us to so many beautiful spots, sharing his vast knowledge and answering our questions all the way. A big bonus for me was his help with my rekindled passion for photography. I had forgotten a lot of the basics and learned so many tips. We plan to return with other family members for a whole day tour some day and hope we can have Benjamin again.
Best Adventure Ever!
Kathy_S, Jul 2023
Ben was an amazing guide, sharing both his knowledge about RMNP and his enthusiasm for maintaining its beauty and natural environment for plants and animals. We absolutely loved our 4 hour trip through the park and all the stops along the way.
Fun and learning experience
Alexander_H, Jul 2023
Our guide mike was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Estes, the landscape, the animals and their habitats. I will most definitely be looking forward to coming back
Great Experience!!!
Rusty_T, Jul 2023
Great experience, so glad we chose to do this tour, our guide Mike was very knowledgeable and professional. Would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank again.
What a Lovely Day!
James_D, Jun 2023
Mike was a superb guide to Rocky Mountain National Park! He was very knowledgeable about the Park’s history, fauna and wildlife. We had a tremendous experience!
The perfect RMNP experience
Paul_G, Jun 2023
The 4 hours we spent with Benjamin were extremely worthwhile. Not only is he knowledgeable but he is such a personable young man. We saw wildlife we never would have seen on our own and we learned so much about the history of the park. This tour kicked off our vacation in a truly positive way.
Interesting review and travel in the Real cot Mountain park
aportnov1, Sep 2022
njAutumn color changes go aspen trees, lakes and waterfalls, monumental stone structures. Human gigantic effort to build roads using primitive tools. Professional approach while delivering facts about the Rocky Mountain
Outstanding RMNP Tour!
Lauri_S, Sep 2022
We scheduled this tour on our first day in Estes Park and we were so glad we did. Brad was an excellent guide and was so full of knowledge about RMNP. We preferred to focus on wildlife since our visit was during the elk rut. Brad had a great eye and knew from previous tours were some of the wildlife hotspots were. Of course, not always guaranteed but we were lucky to see a mama moose and her baby, 3 bull moose, marmot, elk, mule deer, and more. He also shared some history about RMNP and some fun facts about Estes Park. The tour was well balanced and really enhanced our 8 day stay In Estes Park. This tour was outstanding. You won’t regret booking it.
Awesome Views!
Barbara_H, Sep 2022
We had a great day with Brad driving up and around RMNP. Brad was an excellent driver and guide. It was a great day!
Highly recommend this tour.
Jill_L, Sep 2022
Awesome morning with Mike driving our vehicle through the park for us. Absolutely recommend this tour, especially if it’s your first time to RMNP (like us). Besides taking us to see some great sights, Mike also gave us lots of tips to see animals and other beautiful scenery for the rest of our time in RMNP. He is definitely an expert, and he is passionate about the park!
Exciting Tour
JOSH_G, Aug 2022
We were in Colorado for barely 46 hours. We wanted to make the most of our time. Benji was our tour guide for the afternoon. Let me just say that he was a wealth of knowledge from history of the Stanley Hotel, the history of the Rocky Mountain National Park, the wildlife, the wild flowers, formation of the fall river, the continental divide, even places to eat.... we tried the Rock Inn, which was highly recommended. Loved it. Thank you for helping us make the most of our time and being very informative. We will book again on a future trip next time doing the full day tour.

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