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As Denver locals and business owners, we’re lucky to sample the best of the best when it comes to tours, activities and experiences across our beautiful state.

From whiskey tastings to ice climbing, there is always something to do in Colorado. Check out our favorite tours and experiences sorted by location throughout the state here:

Colorado Destinations:

Denver

1. Downtown Denver Food Tour

Guests enjoying a cheese taste on a Downtown Denver Food Tour

Tthere’s no better way to experience a city than to taste its local dishes. Ranked as the #1 Denver tour on TripAdvisor, our Downtown Food Tour features five of the city’s best local restaurants. 

At each award-winning, local eatery, you’ll sample unique tastings. Drink pairings are optional, but we highly recommend them.    

A local foodie guide will accompany you on the 3-hour experience. They’ll introduce you to Denver’s growing food scene, and share information about the historic landmarks on your route. You’ll leave full and with a better understanding of how locals live, eat, and drink in the Mile High City. Although these are walking tours, all tastings are seated indoors, making this a great thing to do in Denver in winter.

Tour Company: Delicious Denver Food Tours

Tour Price: from $70

2. Denver Cocktails Tour

Sip and savor Denver’s best cocktails on a tour with Delicious Denver Food Tour

How about happy hours? On the boozy, 2-hour Cocktails Tasting Tour, your local guide will take you to three of the best cocktail bars and restaurants in Denver. At each stop, you’ll savor tasty cocktails paired with delicious small plates. 

From a light, crisp spritz to a smooth, serious Butter Pecan Old Fashioned, this experience offers something for everyone. Learn about Denver’s prohibition era to today’s culinary renaissance, and enjoy the company of fellow foodies.  

Tour Company: Delicious Denver Food Tours

Tour Price: $85

3. RiNo Arts District Food Tour

RiNo, short for River North, was named one of the Top 10 Neighborhoods to Visit in the U.S. by Lonely Planet in 2017.  Located just one mile from the heart of downtown Denver, this up-and-coming neighborhood is known for its world-class dining, award-winning craft breweries and colorful street art.  

On this three-hour walking food tour, taste some of the best dishes the RiNo Arts District has to offer while exploring a cool, industrial neighborhood.

In between tour stops, your local foodie guide will share interesting stories about Denver’s growing culinary scene as well as the colorful murals that cover the streets and alleys of the RiNo Arts District.

Tour Company: Delicious Denver Food Tours

Tour Price: $70

4. Denver Wine Walk

Sip, savor and walk through the heart of downtown on this Denver wine tour featuring 8 wines from some of the top urban wineries and wine bars in the Mile High City.

Tour Company: Delicious Denver Food Tours

Tour Price: $110

5. Drive Super Cars through the Mountains

Take in every curve of Golden Gate Canyon on this scenic drive up CO-46. Select your favorite car to drive for the entire tour, or switch driver and passenger halfway at our scenic photography stop. Enjoy a full hour and a half of adrenaline in your selected supercar.

Tour Company: Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience

Tour Price: $399

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6. Whiskey and History Tour

On this three hour walking tour, you’ll start at Denver’s oldest Irish Pub, learn about and sample Irish Whiskey. You’ll learn about the local whiskies that settled the West and the roles they played in the founding of the city. Along the way you’ll hear tales of the pioneers that made Denver what it is today.

Tour Company: Denver Local Tours

Tour Price: $80

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7. Walking History Tour Downtown

On this 2 hour walking tour your local guide will share fascinating history and point out local hot spots (where to eat and drink). You’ll walk about 1.5 miles where Denver Local Tours bring to life the past, present, and future of our beloved city. 

Tour Company: Denver Local Tours

Tour Price: $25

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8. Craft Beer Tour

This 2.5 hour tour takes place in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of Denver, RiNo. As you get to know the history of the area and view some colorful murals and graffiti, your guide will introduce you to its equally excellent craft breweries and distilleries. 

While you’re enjoying a hoppy IPA, a smooth lager, or a one-of-a-kind saison, you’ll feel even better knowing that each of our stops not only specializes in great beer but also pairs it with charitable causes.

Tour Company: WeVenture

Tour Price: $99

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Day Trips from Denver

1. Breckenridge Mountain Explorer Tour

Escape to the mountains for a day trip from Denver

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the stunning mountain scenery on this day trip from Denver to Breckenridge before you spend a few hours exploring the charming mountain town at your leisure. 

Tour Company: Aspire Tours

Tour Price: $169

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2. Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour

From Denver, drive along the Front Range through Boulder up to Estes Park.  Your guide will direct you throughout the moderate 4-mile hike, you’ll have ample breaks to take in the stunning mountain views.

Tour Company: Aspire Tours

Tour Price: $159

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3. Red Rocks Half Day Tour

This half day tour from Union Station drives guests past major downtown sight highlights before walking around City Park, Red Rocks and Lookout Mountain to take in breathtaking views from and of the mountains.

Tour Company: Aspire Tours

Tour Price: $79

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4. Brews and Views

Aspire Tours Brews and Views

Visit various craft breweries in the foothills of the Rockies, with a stop along a scenic canyon for a bit of local history. Tours of breweries and several tastings included.

You drink and enjoy the day, while we drive!

Tour Company: Aspire Tours

Tour Price: $109

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5. Pikes Peak & Garden of the Gods Tour

Pikes Peak

Depart Denver’s Union Station and drive south to Colorado Springs where you’ll explore Garden of the Gods, Pike’s Peak and Manitou Springs. 

Transportation, guide, entrance fees, lunch is all included.

Tour Company: Explorer Tours

Tour Price: $199

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Colorado Springs

1. Cocktails and Canapes Walking Tour

Learn the history behind a prohibition cocktail, watch a demonstration, and revel in four delicious libations paired with appetizers.

Tour Operator: Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Tour Price: $79

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2. Downtown Brewery and Bites Tour

Meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover three amazing breweries dedicated to their craft.

You’ll enjoy three beer flights (12 different beer tastings) and delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert.

Tour Operator: Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Tour Price: $79

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3. Coffee & Culture Art Walk

This immersive one-hour art walk takes you through vibrant downtown Colorado Springs, a Colorado Certified Creative District.

Tour Operator: Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Tour Price: $24.50

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4. Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

This popular walking tour features tastings at four to five surprise destinations within walking distance.

You’ll visit approachable and one-of-a-kind restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!

Tour Operator: Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Tour Price: $69

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Breckenridge

1. Guided Rock Climbing Adventure

Join Colorado Adventure Guides for a half-day, full-day, single- and multi-pitch guided rock climbing session.

These experiences are great for all ability levels

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Guide: $175-$395

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2. Guided Colorado River Rafting: Full Day

This fully-guided rafting adventure takes place on the beautiful and pristine Upper Colorado River.

This section of the Colorado River offers scenic views including meadows, valleys, rolling ranch lands and steep canyon walls.

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Price: $119

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3. Guided Ice Climb

From beginners climbing ice for the first time to advanced climbers seeking expert instruction, experience a day of ice climbing in the mountains

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Price: $275

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4. Guided Scenic Half Day Hike

Experience half day and full day hiking options for all experience and fitness levels.

Professional guides share knowledge of mountain history and geography across an impressive portfolio of trails.

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Price: from $110

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5. Guided Mountain Bike Ride

Do you love riding bikes? Colorado Adventure Guides is here to take the guess work out of your mountain bike adventure and show you some of their favorite rides.

Choose from an iconic trail, a mellow day of discovery, or a tried and true singletrack loop.

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Price: from $110

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6. Climb a14’er — Guided 14,000 Feet Peak Ascents

hiking tour

Since there is no such thing as an easy fourteener (14’er), let Colorado Adventure Guides help to minimize risk while maximizing enjoyment with an understanding of local weather patterns, a thorough knowledge of trail conditions, and keeping morale high.

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Price: $475

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7. Guided Snowshoe Tour

snowshoe tour

Hike a tranquil loop around a pristine mountain meadow, explore a shady canyon or embark on a heart pounding trek up a snow shrouded peak to witness spectacular winter views. Nothing quite compares to the silence of walking through the woods and seeing the snow shimmer in the sun.

Tour Operator: Colorado Adventure Guides

Tour Price: from $100

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Palisade

1. Horse-Drawn Christmas Light Tours

carriage tour grand junction

Celebrate the enchantment of the Christmas season with your loved ones on our Horse-Drawn Christmas Light Private Tours.

This magical experience takes place in the heart of Historic Downtown Grand Junction, where the spirit of the holidays comes to life.

Tour Operator: JR’s Carriage Service

Tour Price: $300

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2. Horse-Drawn Wine Tour

 This signature horse-drawn wine tour includes guided transportation to area wineries by traveling country roads through vineyards and orchards.

Your knowledgeable and personable guide will provide a historical and informative narrative along the way. Experience the heart of the Grand Valley’s fruit and wine country by way of horse-drawn carriage.

Tour Operator: JR’s Carriage Service

Tour Price: $300

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Aspen

1. Apen’s Darkside Ghost Tour

Uncover Aspen’s tarnished past of Ghosts, Murder & Mayhem with true stories of Aspen’s darker history from 1879 to the present. 60 minute evening tour.

Tour Operator: Dean’s Aspen Tours

Tour Price: $35

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Estes Park

1. Rocky Mountain Hiking Tour

Come explore Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy private hiking tours with experienced friendly local guides. Guided experiences are customized to your group’s ability level.

Tour Operator: Estes Park Guided Tours

Tour Price: $125

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2. Rocky Mountain Snowshoeing Tours

Experience real snowshoeing with off-trail, backcountry loops. Get away from the crowds, to your own private solitude. Experienced guides will get you to the hidden locations that only locals know.

Tour Operator: Estes Park Guided Tours

Tour Price: $225

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3. Hidden Valley Sledding Tour

Hitch a ride in a fully enclosed heated vehicle with snow tires. Just hop on the tour van and we get you straight to the slopes. We provide all the sleds for you to use to enjoy 3 hours of sledding in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Tour Operator: Estes Park Guided Tours

Tour Price: $90

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Exploring the Mile High City?

Book a Denver Food Tour!

  • Experienced, local guides

  • Delicious tastings at award-winning Denver restaurants

  • Fun, small groups of fellow foodies and travelers
About Jessica Baumgart

Jessica is a world traveler and passionate foodie. She’s taken food tours everywhere from Singapore to South Africa. Prior to starting Delicious Denver, she worked as a cooking class instructor and honed her fresh pasta skills living with a chef and her family in Tuscany.