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All group tours meet in front of Denver’s Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop Street. You will find your Aspire Tour Guide, waiting to greet you by the large American flag pole—closest to the curb. Delays are possible due to traffic or weather conditions.
The following tours also have an optional pick-up at Walnut Cafe on Walnut Street in Boulder, Co. Mall: (You must note Boulder pick up during booking): Rocky Mountain National Park Tour, Rocky Mountain National Park Hike, Boulder Hike & Beer.
- 8:00am : Foothills Explorer, Rocky Mountain Escape, Rocky Mountain National Park Hike, Boulder Hike and Beer
- 9:00am : Rocky Mountain National Park Tour,
- 10am: Scenic Mount Evans, Breckenridge Mountain Explorer
- 1:00pm : Foothills Explorer, Rocky Mountain Escape, Boulder Hike and Beer, Brews and Views
We provide a picnic lunch for FULL DAY tours except Breckenridge Mountain Explorer. If you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) please make a notation in your order or give us a call. For serious dietary needs you might consider bringing your own food.
Can I bring my own snacks? Yes
Can I bring a cooler? Only a small one that fits underneath the seat.
Can I bring alcohol? Not on the daily group tours.
If the weather is expected to be unreasonable to proceed with your Tour, we will notify you the night before, or the morning of, to confirm your Tour’s cancellation. That said, it is rare for us to cancel. It is your responsibility to monitor the weather and cancel accordingly if you don’t feel comfortable with conditions like clouds, rain, snow, etc. Colorado weather can be very unpredictable and we cannot guarantee visiting all sights or points of interest along the tour, if we think it is not safe to drive.
At Aspire, we do grant full refunds for you / your group if we are notified 24-hours (firm) prior to the tour. You can also transfer your purchase to someone else at any time. Please, notify us by e-mail or /phone with this request. If you have booked a tour through an online travel company, please check their policy for cancellation details. For Private or Corporate Outings we require a 72-hour (firm) notice of cancellation.
There are several parking garages in the area, including a garage located at 1899 Wynkoop St. The Crawford Hotel, located at Union Station, offers valet parking for $25.
- Footwear: light hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread are recommended.
- Outerwear: Windbreakers / rain jackets are recommended for our Full-Day tours. In the winter, warm jackets, hats and base layers are needed.
- Full-Day Tours: Temperatures can be up to 10 degrees colder than experienced in Denver that day, due to change in altitude.
- Half-Day Tours: Temperatures are typically no more than 3 degrees cooler than Denver that day.
- Bring one reusable container of water per person, as we have refills in the car. Colorado is a very dry state and altitude can amplify hydration needs.
- Any required medications.
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- A Backpack if you are taking a Hiking Tour / Outing
We give each of our Tours 1 of 3 ratings: Easy, Moderate or Advanced. Our Sightseeing Tours are the easiest—including the opportunity to do some walking if you choose—we call it “Active Sightseeing.” We always offer photo ops during our tours—our Guides encourage you to get out and snap a shot or take a stroll, but always feel free to stay seated and take in the views. Most Hiking Tours are rated Moderate. Advanced ratings are typically reserved for custom / Private Outings:
- 4 O’Clock Nature Hike 2-3 miles,
- Boulder Hike & Beer 2-3 miles,
- Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour 4-5 miles
During the summer months, conditions permitting, we will reach up to 13,000 feet for our Rocky Mountain National Park Tours. We go up to 14,000 feet on our Scenic Mount Evans Tour. Red Rocks Amphitheater: 6,500 feet, Breckenridge: 9,500 feet, Boulder: 5,300 feet, Pikes Peak: 14,115 feet, Squaw Pass: 9,790 feet. Due to the elevation, we always encourage our guests to drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
he following tours also have an optional pick-up at Boulder’s Peet’s Coffee at 29th St. Mall: (You must note Boulder pick up during booking):
Rocky Mountain National Park Tour, Rocky Mountain National Park Hike, Boulder Hike & Beer
All our tours are run with upscale 14-passenger vehicles.
Daily Half-Day Tours last four (4) hours. Daily Full-Day tours last from seven (7) to eight (8) Hours. Our 4-O’Clock Nature Hike and Denver Overview Tours last three (3) hours. All of our routes are subject to traffic and / or weather conditions.
We have a minimum age requirement of eight (8) years old, which is related to state laws regarding the safe transportation of persons under that age. Our Brews & Views and Boulder Brew Hike have an age requirement of eighteen (18) years old to participate and twenty-one (21) years old to drink alcoholic beverages. We have more flexibility with our minimum age requirement for Private Outings—please contact one of our Guest Specialists to learn more.
We have a 4 guest minimum for our Tours to depart on schedule.
REVIEWERS CAN'T BE WRONG
“We had a wonderful and enlightening tour with Aaron today. He is well-spoken “people person,” knowledgeable with the history of the area and time periods that preceded present day. We enjoyed every minute!! If we were to return to this area in-the future we will call Aspire Tours and Recommend you to anyone who asks.””
“Gentry was an awesome tour guide and provided a lot of really interesting information about the areas we toured. You can tell she is passionate about what she does which made the experience that much more enjoyable. We had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone who is wanting to get away from the city for a few hours :)”
“Ryan was great in getting us to and from our private Rocky Mountain National Park Outing, giving us a ton of information on Denver and the surrounding landscape. Once we got to the park, Ryan was able to point out a ton of unique aspects and facts about plants, animals, and geology encountered on the trip."
“Great tour with stunning views. Our guide, Gentry, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw elk, deer, a moose, and long horned sheep. Highly recommend this tour."