FOLLOW US

World Travel Guide > Guides > North America > United States of America > Colorado > Denver

Denver Weather

19°C

Local time Denver

Currency

US$

Denver tours and excursions

Denver tours

Segway tours

Gain the benefits of a walking tour while covering the same amount of ground as a bus tour with a Segway tour. Colorado Adventure-Segway Tours take participants around all of Denver’s historical sites in two hours. Tours run daily at 0900, 1200 and 1600.

Tel: +1 303 449 6780
Website: http://www.coloradosegwaytours.com

Walking tours

Denver Free Walking Tours offers—you guessed it!—free walking tours of downtown at 1000 daily from May to October, and on weekends from November to April. LoDo District Inc gives walking tours of Lower Downtown, offering two options: the Historic LoDo Walking Tour, targeted at children, and the Adults-Only Adventure. Tours take two hours, meeting at the front of The Market, at 1445 Larimer Street, Historic Larimer Square.

Tel: Denver Free Walking Tours: +1 720 372 3849; LoDo : +1 720 690 7432
Website: https://www.denverfreewalkingtours.com/free-tour

Bus tours

Gray Line Denver offers a Denver City Tour, which runs daily all year from 1400 to 1750. There is also a nine-hour Mountain Parks Tour & City Tour, which takes in the best city sites, the foothills, Red Rocks, Golden and Lookout Mountain. Tours run year-round at 0830 from Cherry Creek Shopping Centre. Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours also offer bus tours, but from an old school bus that has been transformed to look like a travelling hillbilly shack. Tours are offered in Denver and Boulder, and a tour’s specifics are determined by the passengers and last 90 minutes. Tour schedules vary by season.

Tel: 303 394 6920 ; 720 938 8885.
Website: http://www.banjobilly.com

Denver excursions

Estes Park

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest, the village of Estes Park has spectacular mountain scenery at every turn. Fishing, biking, horseback riding, river rafting, hunting, hiking and skiing are all possibilities in Estes Park, which is 103km (64 miles) northwest of Denver. Wildlife tours in the surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park offer the chance to see elk, moose, marmots, pikas, coyotes and big horn sheep. Estes Park Visitors Center 500 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park

Tel: +1 800 443 7837.
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com

Grand Lake

This historic mountain town is nestled below the Rocky Mountain peaks and based around Colorado’s largest natural lake, Grand Lake. Get a sense of the town’s Western charm by walking along the boardwalk, which boasts more than 60 bars, galleries, restaurants and shops. If you want to get your feet wet, head to the beach where you can swim, fish, or boat. And if it’s boating you’re particularly interested in, visit the Grand Lake Yacht Club, the world’s highest registered yacht club. During the winter months, Grand Lake is known for it snowmobiling terrain. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 snowmobiling destinations in the USA with 483km (300 miles) of trails.

Tel: +1 970 627 3402.
Website: https://www.visitgrandcounty.com/explore/towns/grand-lake/

Golden

Colorado’s origins in mining and the Wild West are clearly evident in the city of Golden, 24km (15 miles) west of Denver. The handsome Victorian buildings in the historic business district are beautifully restored, and colourful shops, art galleries, bars, and restaurants are set beneath the wooden arcades. The Heritage Square Amusement Park, 18301 West Colfax Avenue, is mainly of interest to children, who love the amusement park rides, go karts, boats, and mini golf. The winding Lariat Loop, a national scenic byway, leads from US Highway 6 up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill's Museum and Grave, which has original posters from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows and exhibits illustrating life on the frontier in the days of the famous Pony Express.
Golden is easily accessed from the Denver area via several major roadways, including I-70, US Highway 6 and State Highway 58, or by RTD buses GS, 16, and 16L.

Golden Visitors Center 1010 Washington Avenue, Golden

Tel: +1 303 279 2282
Website: http://visitgolden.com

Georgetown

Lying in a spectacular mountain valley, 72km (45 miles) west of Denver, Georgetown is a historic mining town maintained and restored in turn-of-the-century style. The town’s highlight in summer is the steam-powered Georgetown Loop Railroad, which gives you an exceptional opportunity to see the Clear Creek Valley area. The train curves down a mountain ledge covering 183m (600ft). In its course, the train crosses over four bridges, including the 30m (100ft) Devil's Gate Bridge. There’s also the option to take a walking tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine, which is the railway’s halfway point.
From Georgetown, the famous Rocky Mountain National Park is a short drive away on the I-40. 
Georgetown Visitors Center
1491 Argentine Street, Georgetown

Tel: +1 303 569 2405 or +1 303 569 0289
Website: http://www.georgetowntrust.org/gateway-visitor-center.html

Browse our Video Guides

Featured Hotels

SEE MORE

Denver Magnolia Hotel

The Denver Magnolia Hotel has 246 rooms and suites designed with an air of old-world charm and modern sensibility. Guests are within walking distance of all the major sites in downtown Denver. The hotel also boasts cosy club lounges and a bar, Harry’s Bar, serving an incredible array of martinis.

Grand Hyatt Denver

Stay in one of the Grand Hyatt Denver’s 516 rooms and enjoy splendid city views from the comfort of your bed. You only have to travel as far as downstairs to enjoy some fine Western cuisine at one of Denver’s newest brewpubs, Pub 17. If you’d rather snack on appetizers and enjoy a nice cocktail, the hotel’s Fireside The Bar features a 4m (14ft) sandstone fireplace.

Hotel Teatro

This luxury boutique hotel is conveniently located across from the Denver Centre for Performing Arts, in the heart of downtown Denver. There are 110 luxury guest rooms, which are decorated with an elegant palette of rich, soft gold, and sage tones. Rooms are pet-friendly as well. The bathrooms aren’t short on extravagance either with Indonesian marble- and sandstone-finished baths.

The Oxford Hotel

European antiques and exquisite linens in each of The Oxford Hotel’s 80 rooms make for a relaxing stay in Denver. This luxury boutique hotel has uniquely decorated rooms, though they’re all dressed in French, English, Victorian, or classically 20th-century American décor. There’s much to see and do in the hotel’s immediate vicinity, as it’s located in the heart of LoDo. If you want to take a day to really relax, look into the services offered at The Oxford Club Spa & Salon, located next door.

NATIV Hotel

Staying at this glitz and trendy hotel and hotspot in the heart of the bohemian Lower Downtown (LoDo) area means staying in the centre of the scene. You won’t have to leave the hotel for entertainment, as the NATIV Coffee and Champagne Bar offers locally sourced, organic coffee by day and specialty champagne and tea cocktails by night. In the evening, the lobby turns into one of Denver’s hottest nightlife venues, where you can enjoy a cocktail at the Champagne Bar, catch up with friends in the Biergarten, or take to the dance floor in the Stereo Lounge.

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

 Just three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center and one block from Denver’s 16th Street Mall, the Renaissance Denver Downtown offers 230 chic and sophisticated guest rooms in the historic Colorado National Bank building—a deal given the hotel’s location and amenities. Inside, you’ll find a lobby decorated with 16 important works from the famed Allen Tupper True and an illy Caffé, one of only six in the US.