The 10 Best Guided Tours in Colorado!

Due to the state’s incredible outdoor scenery and unique city life, Colorado has grown to be a popular tourist attraction. Since there are so many things to do and see, there are quite a number of guided tours available. From wine tastings to rafting expeditions to cycling tours, Colorado offers many guided opportunities for visitors and locals alike. View some of Colorado’s incredible national parks or taste the state’s best wines and beers. Whatever you choose to do, don’t hesitate to try or learn something new with these 10 best guided tours in Colorado.

1. Guided Excursion of Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a Colorado treasure. Teeming with wildlife and full of hiking trails and a scenic byway, you can’t visit Colorado without visiting this nationally-renowned park. From hiking to horseback riding to simply a bus tour, there is a guided tour in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park aimed at your interest and skill level. 

2. Guided Rafting Expedition, Cañon City, CO

Colorado is full of incredible rivers and deep canyons, which have created a number of rafting companies to pop up in the state. No matter where you are in Colorado, there is sure to be a great rafting company to guide you through Colorado’s exciting waters. However Echo Canyon River Expeditions in Cañon City has rave reviews and is perfect for beginners and families. From whitewater rapids to calming floats, there is sure to be a rafting expedition by Echo Canyon perfect for you. 

3. Denver or Boulder History and Ghost Tour

For those who are more city dwellers than outdoor lovers, a historic tour through Denver or Boulder is a great experience. Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour is a highly popular guided tour through the streets of either Boulder or Denver. Learn about the city’s history, crime stories and even ghostly tales while relaxing in this funky tour bus. 

4. Tour of Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

Garden of the Gods is a must-visit while in Colorado. This gorgeous rock formation, which is now a park, offers incredible views of Pikes Peak, a 14,000-foot mountain, on a clear day. To tour this incredible Colorado spot, choose a Jeep tour or a Segway tour. 

5. Hot Air Balloon Ride, Boulder, CO

To truly view Colorado and its magnificent landscape, take a ride in a hot air balloon. There are a number of hot air balloon companies in Colorado. However Fair Winds Balloon Flights is the most highly reviewed in the state. This company is located in Boulder, so you will get the pleasure of viewing the Front Range mountains along with Denver. 

6. Mesa Verde National Park Tour, Montezuma County, CO

Visit Mesa Verde National Park to view the largest cliff dwelling in the United States. Some cliff dwellings in the park require a ranger-guided tour. These tours are a hiking tour, so do expect some uphill walking and even climbing some ladders. However visiting these archeological sites is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

7. Cycling Tour, Multiple locations

Do what Coloradans do by cycling through this amazing state. No matter if you are a beginner on a bike or want a mountain bike adventure, Freestyle Cycling Adventure has a variety of trip options catered to all. These tours vary from multi-day tours to just one day trips. Bike through wine country or Colorado in the fall. Take a ride on a road bike or try your hand at mountain biking. These cycling tours by Freestyle are also found all over the state, so no matter where you choose to vacation in Colorado, there is most likely a bike tour near you.

8. Wine-tasting Tour, Denver, CO

Colorado is home to a variety of incredible wineries. Now choose to tour a specific winery near you, or take a wine-tasting tour through Denver. Mile High Wine Tours has gained high esteem from wine lovers by taking patrons to urban wineries in downtown Denver. Travel to each winery by luxury van or SUV.

9. Brewery Bus Tour, Multiple locations

Beer is a part of life here in Colorado. With so many craft breweries in the Centennial State, it’s hard to choose which brewery to visit. Now individual breweries may have their own brewery tour, where you learn and view the ins and outs of the brewery. However to gain a deep appreciation for more than one Colorado brewery, Colorado Brewery Bus offers tours to a few breweries in four cities. This unique experience lets you try Colorado’s most popular microbreweries while letting Colorado Brewery Bus be the designated driver. 

10. Fly Fishing Guided Expedition, Boulder, CO

There are a number of fly fishing guides in the state of Colorado. With numerous fishing spots throughout the state, you’re sure to find an experienced guide no matter where in Colorado you decide to roam. However, Front Range Anglers comes highly recommended for families and groups. These day-long expeditions will get you catching trout in no time. 

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