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The Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most spectacular national parks in the United States. It is only around 55 miles from Denver and is in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. It straddles the Continental Divide and is dominated by mountains, alpine lakes, and a range of wildlife. It has been of the world's first World Biosphere Reserves since 1976.

One of the best ways to explore the Rocky Mountain National Park is with a guided tour. There are plenty of guided tours to choose from that cater to a wide range of people and preferences. There are also very different tours depending on the season - including both summer and winter tours. Here are a few examples of the tours to expect in the Rockies.


Day Tour Of Grand Lake

One example of a day tour to the Rock Mountain National Park is the tour of Grand Lake. This tour is for all ages and lasts around 8 hours. The tour visits all three ecosystems of the national park. The tour stops by the Alpine Visitors Centre and then continues over the continental divide and finishes at Grand Lake.

  • Season: June 1st to October 15th
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Cost: $169.95 (Adult 14+)

Along the way, one can expect to see wildlife, lakes, snowcapped mountains, and waters. In the near future, one may even be able to see Gray Wolves as they are about to be reintroduced into Colorado in either 2022 or 2023. Some wildlife one can see in the national park today includes moose, black bears, mountain lions, deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, bobcats, and much more.

Note that while there are pandemic precautions in place, guests need to drive in their own vehicles through the park with the guide as the lead vehicle.

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Rocky Mountain Private Day Tour

For those traveling in a small group and who would like a private tour of the stunning Rocky Mountain National Park, consider this private tour from Denver. This tour is a great day trip from Denver and really opens up the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Drive past the city of Boulder and the iconic Flatirons and see ancient land formations that one will never forget.

  • Duration: 8 Hours


  • Group 1-5 People: $1,045
  • Group 6-14 People: $2,095
  • Extra Hour: $180 Per Hour

The Rockies are one of the most popular parks in the United States and a place where one feels like one is at the top of the world. The tour is designed to bring the park to life in a way that enriches the experience for everyone. The tour includes transportation, professional guides, and park entrance fees. Private tours also have complimentary pickup and drop-off in the Denver Metro.

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Snowshoeing Tours In The Winter

Come in the winter, and one can enjoy a snowshoeing tour of the famous Rockies. See how the mountains transform into their winter landscape and how silent it is in the winter. Apex Ex offers a Snowshoe & Fondue tour of the Colorado Front Range that includes threats of chocolate and cheese fondue with hot apple cider in the wintry forest.

  • Season: Approx. January 5th to March 31st
  • Group Trips: $120 Per Person (Saturday and Sunday Only)
  • Full Day Private Trip: $225 For Two People ($50 for Each Extra Person)


  • Group Tours: 3 Hours
  • Private Tours: 8 Hours

The tour starts by meeting the tour guide at the designated trailhead. There, guests will be fitted out with snowshoes, trekking poles, and an intro to the tour. After that, enjoy the hike into the Rockies blanketed in snow and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the Rockies in the winter.

The tour includes snowshoes, trekking poles, fondue, and cider. Group tours are only on the weekend, while private tours run all through the week and weekend.

These are only a few of the many tours offered in the Rocky Mountain National Park - there are hiking tours, photography tours, wildlife tours, 4x4 tours, fishing tours, horseback riding tours, skiing tours, ice climbing tours, and more.

No matter the season, the Rocky Mountain National Park has a tour where one can explore the natural wonders of the Rockies.