Estes Park

The Premier Wildlife Tours in Rocky Mountain National Park

Badge of ExcellenceEstes Park, United States
Wildlife Tours

From $400.00

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travelers

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


If you're going to Rocky Mountain National Park for the animals, maximize your sightings with a full-day tour completely focused on wildlife. Travel with a guide who knows the best places to spot amazing Colorado creatures like bighorn sheep, moose, elk, and mule deer. Avoid the crowds at off-the-track locations, and learn about the park’s amazing biodiversity along the way.
  • Go with the only RMNP tour company totally dedicated to wildlife
  • Focus on the views and animals while a guide handles the driving
  • Great value, with tours that can last up to 8 hours.
  • Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and nature photographers

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • binoculars/spotting scopes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 691 N St Vrain Ave
      691 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

      We meet at the public parking garage at the address listed. Look for the dark gray Hyundai Palisade on the 1st floor. I'll be standing nearby.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Rocky Mountain National Park (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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.
    • 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.

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    Featured review
    The scenery was exquisite and Chadd made the trip extra special because of his expertise in so many areas as well as his humor. It was by far one of the best tours we have ever taken. Great value as well.


    61 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Great Morning.
    Christopher_V, Sep 2023
    Chad was awesome, really knowledgeable and able to postion us to see some really neat wildlife from grouse, turkey, and squirrel to huge herd of elk and a couple of bulls. A couple of the roads closed due to weather, but not his fault. This tour is totally worth it, have an open mind. Enjoy RMNP with someone who knows it well. 10/10 Recommend
    Perfect tour to see and learn a lot about wildlife in one day.
    bettyobyrne, Aug 2023
    Spending the day in the park with Chadd was a wonderful experience. He was knowledgeable, polite, and entertaining. He could answer any question and was enthusiastic about teaching some of the wonders of nature, animals, plants, etc. He knew where to take us for the best viewing of some of the wildlife and some areas, we would have definitely missed if we were visiting the park alone. We had a great time and were so thankful we took this tour.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you very much for the kind review! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with me and that you valued my teachings of the various species in the park. (Both flora and fauna) I am also thankful that you took a tour with me and I hope to host you and your family again in the future! Best wishes, Chadd
    Exciting afternoon adventures
    ASHLEY_D, Aug 2023
    Chadd made the most of a rainy afternoon with poor visibility by bringing us up the one way road to the Alpine Visitor Center where we found a group of elk bucks grazing in the mist. It was beautiful! Then we found moose and a nursery herd of cow and calf elk that were mewing. He was great with my 9 year old and entertained her by doing animal calls and patiently answer all of her questions.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    First of all thank you for taking the time to write me a review! I am so happy we were able to find some wildlife on such a rainy day! Seeing those bull elk through the fog is one memory I will never forget from my tours, such a rare sight! It warms my heart knowing your little girl had such a great time on the tour! I love how enthusiastic she was about the wildlife and how much she wanted to learn about them! Hopefully I will see you three out in Tennessee next time!
    Great tour! Chadd is an excellent guide! We highly recommend
    Matt_B, Nov 2021
    The scenery was exquisite and Chadd made the trip extra special because of his expertise in so many areas as well as his humor. It was by far one of the best tours we have ever taken. Great value as well.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write me a review. I am glad to know you enjoyed my humor, I definitely try and make every trip out as fun as I can. One of the best tours you have ever taken? Wow thank you so much! I hope to see you again in the future.
    a great private tour of RMNP!
    Pam_M, Sep 2021
    Chadd was extremely knowledgeable and friendly as he showed us the sights and wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park. A great day with a great guide! I highly recommend booking a day with him.
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you so much for the kind words! I am very happy you enjoyed your tour! It is a beautiful park to visit and experience more than once in your life. Next time you come through we will hopefully we will see you for another tour! Take care and be safe!
    5 star day
    Tay_K, Sep 2021
    Interesting and informative day. We saw lots of wildlife (although can’t be promised) and Chad taught me to use binoculars. His considered everyone’s interests and adapted the tote to the group.
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review, I greatly appreciate it! I am glad you had a great time on our tour. We did do great on the wildlife viewing for sure. And I am happy you were able to get a hang of the binoculars! I hope to see you on a future tour with us!
    Rocky Wildlife Tour
    Alonza_W, Jul 2021
    Our experience was wonderful. It was a great day and we had a great opportunity to see some wildlife. We saw elks and mountain goats and a raven’s with ravens. We also saw deer and other little creatures. Chadd was excellent. He was very patient and knowledgeable and made sure to accommodate our desires. He took us all over to the Rocky Mountains and more. Highly recommend his tour.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your day and tour with us inside RMNP! We did see a lot of different species of wildlife, and the mountain goat is actually one of the rarest species in the park, so that was a very rare treat!
    JMK, Jul 2021
    Chadd is very knowledgeable and easy going. We felt like we really got our money’s worth. We saw numerous animals, more than expected in the wild., including Moose both bulls and moms with their calves. We went all over the park and Chadd knew “off the beaten path” places to go that we never would have seen on our own.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Thank you for the review! I am thankful you were happy with the information I was able to provide for you during the tour! We did see lots of animals during your visit, which is just as exciting for me as it is for you! I never get tired of looking at the Colorado wildlife! I hope to see you again soon, and I will try and find some more "off the beaten path" I can take you to next time!
    Awesome sunrise 🌄 tour!
    Sarah_C, Apr 2021
    We all saw amazing wildlife, including mule deer, elk, turkeys and more. Chadd is a great tour guide!
    Response from Host, Apr 2021
    Thank you for the review! We definitely had a great trip! Glad you guys are happy with the experience!

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