Top 69 Things to do in Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City has been drawing outdoor enthusiasts for years, thanks to the ample powder and abundance of ski trails in winter. When it comes to staying active, hiking, biking, and snowmobiling are just some of the other ways to spend your time in Denver. When temperatures warm in Colorado’s capital, you can enjoy a scenic aerial trip through the mountains on the longest zipline track in the state. Indeed,adventures in Denver are certainly easy to come by. When you’re finding things to do in Denver, however, don’t forget that the City of Plains is also rife with art and culture, including along the Golden Triangle Museum District.

Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson at North Table Mountain
Uncover your inner Spiderman as you take to the cliffs surrounding Colorado's North Table Mountain on this beginner rock climbing adventure. Learn basic skills like belaying, knot tying, and climbing strategy as you ascend rugged rock faces with help from... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$119
per adult

Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson in Boulder
Cinch up your harness, clip on your helmet, and lace up your climbing shoes for a cliff-side adventure just outside the charming streets of Boulder. Team up with experienced rock climbing guides to learn the basics of this extreme sport... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$119
per adult

Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson in Clear Creek Canyon
Spend a day learning the ropes in Colorado's rugged Clear Creek Canyon with help from experienced climbing guides. Learn the fundamental knots, belaying techniques, and climbing strategies needed to start a rock climbing hobby and get hands-on feedback from trained... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$119
per adult

Brewery Walking Tour in River North Art District
Pick up one of Denver's most delicious pints as your bounce between breweries in the up-and-coming River North Art District. Sample pale ales, porters, lagers, and other innovative blends as you go behind the scenes to chat with the malt... Read More

$44
per adult

Browns Canyon Rafting with Lunch
Blast down whitewater rapids and negotiate tight river bends as you explore the drops and chutes of Browns Canyon. Led by a professional guide, enjoy a day paddling the Arkansas River and make a delicious detour for a scenic riverfront... Read More

$117
per adult

Browns Canyon Rafting with Zipline Tour
Charge down raging rapids as you explore the ins and outs of whitewater-filled Browns Canyon. On this expert-led adventure, explore some of the most challenging paddling sections of the Arkansas River, and then take to the treetops to take on... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$196
per adult

City Highlights Party Bus Tour
Take an eclectic tour of Denver to discover the many facets of the Mile-High City. You have a chance to stop at various food trucks and even try the world-famous bacon-maple bar at Voodoo Donut. This tour also provides an... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$60
per adult

City Wine Tasting Tour
Take a magical tour through Denver's urban wineries, visiting 3 urban wineries. Enjoy a VIP experience as you sample delicious varietals, learning directly from the winery owners and makers about the breadth of wines made locally in the city of... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

5 hours

Free cancellation

$158
per adult

Clear Creek Gold Rush Rafting
Set out on a whitewater adventure as you ride the river’s surges, swells, and swirling waters. Listen carefully as your expert rafting guide provides timely instructions that make for a safe and fun experience for the entire family. Enjoy the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$65
per adult

Clear Creek Rafting & Cliffside Zipline Tour
Experience the ultimate Denver outdoors adventure with a combo ziplining and whitewater rafting tour. Soar through the forest of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pines, then paddle down Clear Creek as your guide instructs you on how to take on the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$114
per adult

Clear Creek Rafting with Lunch
Test your courageous spirit as you conquer intermediate to advanced whitewater rapids on the winding Clear Creek. Enjoy adrenaline-pumping fun, admire the delightful Colorado scenery, and recharge your batteries with a riverside barbecue. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$117
per adult

Craft Beer Tour with Flight Samples
Discover one of the best craft brewery scenes around with a guided tour of Vail's top locales. Take a peek behind-the-scenes to gain insight into the brewing process from an expert, learn about the various types of beers, and tingle... Read More

$105
per adult

Craft Cocktail & Spirits Tasting
Wet your whistle with this professional tasting of spirits and cocktails at Mile High Spirits. Learn the proper way to nose, drink, and enjoy craft bourbon, vodka, gin, rum and tequila from your tasting guide, and pick up pointers on... Read More
Craft Distillery Party Bus Tour
Discover a new craze in the Mile-High City—craft distilleries. Not your regular craft beer tour, this tour allows you to try different craft liquors including whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum. Cruise around in a lively party bus as your expert... Read More

$55
per adult

Denver Mountain Parks
Leave the city behind, and head west into the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Explore iconic sights on the way, including the Red Rock Amphitheater, Bear Creek Canyon, Lookout Mountain, and the world-famous Coors Brewery. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$55
per adult

Denver Mountain Parks & City Tour Combo
Discover Colorado's glorious mountain scenery and the bustling modern city of Denver on this day tour. Visit the famous Red Rock Amphitheater, Bear Creek Canyon, as well as major cultural and historical sites of this high-altitude metropolis. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per adult

Denver, Donuts & Dinosaurs Tour
Grab your family and jump aboard a party bus for a tour that delves into Denver's prehistoric past and delicious present. Learn about the city's history, enjoy a treat from Voodoo Donuts, and explore Dinosaur Ridge, known for its dinosaur... Read More
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating
Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia—costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians—at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a cookie. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

Free cancellation

$24
per adult

Evening Wine Tour
Sip your way through an evening filled with wine, enjoying a luxurious dinner at one of Denver's high-end restaurants. Learn from your guide, a wine enthusiast, about the high quality and prestigious standards held by Colorado's excellent wine makers. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

5 hours

Free cancellation

$248
per adult

Evening Wine Tour by Mile High Wine Tours
See why Colorado's sunny, stream-watered valleys make the perfect climate for growing grapes on this half-day wine tour. Follow the guidance of knowledgeable wine enthusiasts to visit 3 beloved local wineries and sample a range of decadent wines, perfectly paired... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Foothills Explorer Tour
Embark on a half-day adventure to explore the historic towns and breathtaking natural scenery of the Rocky Mountain foothills beyond the Denver city limits. Hear tales from the Wild Wild West at the grave of Buffalo Bill, see real dinosaur... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

Full-Day Mount Evans Day Tour
Journey into the Rocky Mountains on a full-day tour including a drive up to Mount Evans, one of the tallest peaks over 14,000 feet (4,267 m) in Colorado. Visit Georgetown, an old silver mining town, choose to ride the historic... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Full-Day Rocky Mountain National Park Tour
Spend a whole day exploring one of America's most scenic national parks. Stop by Denver's Winter Park Ski Resort, Grand Lake, Estes Park, and the university town of Boulder along the way. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$125
per adult

Full-Day Upper Colorado River Scenic Float
Experience a gently flowing section of the Colorado River that is inviting to all ages. Encounter a few small rapids as you wind through the Gore Range and the surrounding ranch land. Your expert guide navigates down the river on... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

7 hours

Free cancellation

$119
per adult

Gourmet Food Walking Tour
Take a stroll around the lovely Vail Village on a foodie adventure to find the best cuisine with the help of a friendly, local guide. Nosh on delectable dishes from favorite, pre-selected restaurants, tasting a variety of innovative and fresh... Read More
Granite Mountaintop Zipline Tour
Glide through the treetops as you explore the canopy above some of Colorado's most dramatic landscapes. Spread out over 44 acres (18 ha), Granite Mountaintop is the ideal place to embark on an exhilarating zipline tour, led by experienced staff... Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$114
per adult

Guided City Highlights Tour
Discover both sides of Denver—the mid-19th century historic western town and the bustling modern city—in 3 hours. Visit major cultural and historical sites, charming neighborhoods, tranquil parks, and the thriving business and shopping districts on this narrated tour. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40
per adult

Guided Downtown Scooter Tour
Hop on a stylish scooter to zip around downtown Denver with a knowledgeable guide. Spend as much time as you’d like getting comfortable on your ride, and then cruise the streets to check out the Mile High City’s public art,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$92
per adult

Guided Rocky Mountain Hiking
Explore breathtaking nature and the extensive Rocky Mountain trail system with a fully guided hike on one of the Jefferson County Open Space trails. Led by professional guides, discover Colorado's playground for outdoor exploration on a specially tailored tour adjusted... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per adult

Guided Rocky Mountain Sightseeing Tour
Embark on an adventure through the majestic Rockies and tailor your journey by handpicking the sites you visit. With a diverse range of scenic destinations, you can visit Buffalo Bill's Grave, explore the beautiful Red Rock Amphitheater, or drive up... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$100
per adult

Guided Snowmobile Tour
Whether you want to explore Colorado's lush forests or get your adrenaline pumping, your professional guide makes sure your speedy snowmobile tour is a memorable one. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$123
per adult

Half-Day Colorado River Inflatable Kayak Tour
Start your day at the Kremmling Outpost, where you receive your gear and a thorough safety orientation, and then it’s time to head to the river. Kayak on a gently flowing section of the Colorado River that is inviting to... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Throttle down the winding white water rapids of Arkansas River on this half-day Colorado adventure. Cut through breathtaking boulder-strewn canyons as you paddle furiously along to your guide’s expert instructions. Enjoy the thrill of working with a team to overcome... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

3 hours

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

History & Whiskey Downtown Walking Tour
Embark on a tour filled with whiskey and fun history as you explore downtown Denver on foot. Listen to your local guide as they tell you about some of the most iconic sites in the Mile-High City and get you... Read More
Indoor Skydiving Experience
Experience all the plummeting, free fall, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, so you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

1 hour

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Jiving & Imbibing Tour with Drink Tastings
Get an insider’s perspective on Denver’s dynamic drinking scene with a guided look at some of the city’s best bars and innovative distilleries. Sip barrel-aged whiskeys, go behind the scenes at Mile High Spirits, and catch a live jazz performance... Read More

$50
per adult

Lower Canyon on Clear Creek Rafting
The mighty Lower Canyon stretch of Clear Creek offers an ideal setting for first-time paddlers and advanced adventurers alike. Plunge through breathtaking drops to calmer natural pools of flowing water, admiring the rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape along the... Read More

$95
per adult

North Table Mountain Rock-Climbing Adventure
Climb the cliffs of North Table Mountain at the edge of the Rocky Mountains for an elevating experience that offers epic views. Learn the best practices and techniques for a successful climbing adventure from a knowledgeable guide who helps you... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$89
per adult

Numbers & Narrows Rafting with Lunch by Arkansas Valley Adventure
Spend a day maneuvering around the tight rapids and tricky obstacles found in the Numbers and Narrows section of the stunning Arkansas River. With help from your expert guide, travel down 16 miles (26 km) of whitewater, stopping along the... Read More

$131
per adult

Numbers Rafting with Zipline Tour
Dive into adventure as you explore the rugged canyons and steep slopes of Colorado. Spend a morning maneuvering the challenging Numbers rapids of the Arkansas River with an expert guide, and then head to the hills for a high-flying zipline... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$204
per adult

Phoenix Full-Day Rafting Tour
Feel the exhilarating rush of navigating Class IV and V rapids as you ride through the stunning Clear Creek. On this full-day trip, take in the breathtaking views and outstanding natural beauty of Colorado as you traverse the exciting river,... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

6 hours

Free cancellation

$129
per adult

Pikes Peak & the Air Force Academy
Journey to the Colorado Springs area and visit the United States Air Force Academy and the Garden of the Gods. Then make an ascent up Pikes Peak in specially-equipped vehicles. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$140
per adult

Private City Highlights Walking Tour
Set out for a private walking tour through the heart of downtown Denver, enjoying a route that’s customized to your needs and interests. Along the way, enjoy plenty of time to chat with your guide, ask questions, take pictures, and... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$130
per adult

Private Full-Day Mount Evans Tour
Journey into the Rocky Mountains on a full-day private tour, including a drive up to Mount Evans, one of the tallest peaks over 14,000 feet (4,267 m) in Colorado. Visit Georgetown, an old silver mining town, choose to ride the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$398
per adult

Private Ghosts of Capitol Hill Walking Tour
Get a glimpse into the strange happenings in Denver’s seedy past on this walking tour of Capitol Hill. The stories that Denver’s ghosts and ghouls have to tell are sure to raise the hairs on your arms and send chills... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$130
per adult

Private Guided Snowshoeing Full-Day Tour
Snowshoeing is a great workout, easy to learn, and a perfect way to enjoy the winter away from the crowds. Join a snowshoeing adventure and get introduced to Denver's beautiful backyard, the Rocky Mountains. This snowy trek is sure to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$499
per adult

Rock Climbing
Get an introduction to climbing or enhance your skills with expert guides to teach you anything from the basics, to more advanced techniques. Learn how to climb and belay in one of the most stunning natural settings in the United... Read More

Categories: Adventures

4 hours

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Rock Climbing Tour for All Skill Levels
Climb to new heights while overlooking the whitewater rapids of the Arkansas River on this thrilling rock climbing tour designed for climbers of all skill levels. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$104
per adult

Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour
Spend a day immersed in the breathtaking natural beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Take in sweeping vistas from the park’s highest summit, hike wooded trails for an up-close look at the park’s wildlife, and even see the grand Stanley... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$109
per adult

Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure
Soar along an incredible 1,900-foot (580-m) zipline and capture a bird's-eye view of the Rocky Mountain's towering trees and lush mountainsides. Led by certified and charismatic guides, strap in and prepare for an unforgettable time zooming along Colorado's highest and... Read More

Categories: Adventures

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$100
per adult

Scooter Rental
Rent a zippy and stylish scooter for a few hours or a whole day to explore downtown Denver at your leisure. Follow suggested route maps or just roll down city streets on your own as you scope out the landmarks... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$72
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Denver Airport (DEN) to Boulder Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Denver Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Denver Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour 10 minutes

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Denver Airport (DEN) to Denver Area Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Denver Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Denver Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$20
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Denver Airport (DEN) to Ski Resorts
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between the Denver Airport (DEN) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For Denver, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour 50 minutes

Free cancellation

$132
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Denver Airport (DEN) to Steamboat Springs
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Denver Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Denver Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$186
per adult

Smartphone-Guided City Scavenger Hunt
Embark on an interactive tour of Denver and discover the city while using hints and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and historical locations such as the Brown Palace Hotel and the Capitol Building as you solve clues on your smartphone... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

SpaFinder Gift Card
Pamper yourself with a facial, sweat it out in hot yoga, or ease into a state of calm with a soothing massage—however you find your bliss, the Spafinder gift card can get you there. With more than 20,000 participating wellness... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

$50
per adult

Sunset Zipline Adventure
Soar along Colorado's longest and fastest ziplines as the sun disappears and a blanket of stars covers the sky. Don your headlamp and fire up your adrenaline with a 4-course or 6-course zipline adventure, ranging from 850 feet to 1,900... Read More

Categories: Adventures

2 hours

Free cancellation

$80
per adult

Supercar Driving Experience
Experience the heart-throbbing feeling of your hands behind the wheel of one of the world's most exotic cars with this supercar adventure. Whip around the breathtaking Rocky Mountain foothills in a luxurious 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder or a 2011... Read More

Categories: Adventures

35 minutes

$114
per adult

Telluride Preferred Card
Shop local and save during your Telluride stay with a card that gives you discounts on everything from après-ski brews to bike rentals. Rack up the savings at the shops and restaurants of Telluride's authentic Main Street and feel good... Read More

$22
per adult

Upper Clear Creek Rafting
Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping adventure as you take a ride along a thrilling stretch of Clear Creek, just minutes from Denver. Led by a professional guide, this whitewater river challenge is an exhilarating alternative to conventional sightseeing. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours

Free cancellation

$77
per adult

Upper Colorado River Scenic Float
Featuring six miles of gentle and scenic Class-I and Class-II whitewater, this stretch of river makes for the perfect Colorado whitewater rafting trip for all ages. It offers a particularly great introduction to rafting for those who are not quite... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$77
per adult

Whiskey & Jazz Walking Tour
Explore Denver’s hottest distilleries on foot and sample some of the finest whiskies in town. Follow an expert tour guide well versed in the craft distillery culture of the Mile-High City. Then enjoy live Jazz music at the famous El... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

Whistles, Bells & Mountain Peaks Tour
Ride the Georgetown Loop railroad and travel over Squaw Pass. Your trip includes a visit to historic Echo Lodge, and a delightful lunch with memorable mountain scenery. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$130
per adult

Whitewater Rafting Brown's Canyon
Raft the nation's most popular stretch of river, 10 miles through Brown's Canyon. Excellent rafting for all ages and experience levels, this trip delivers a mix of exhilarating whitewater and the majestic quality of a granite canyon. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

3 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Wild West Whiskey Wagon Bus Tour of Denver Distilleries
Grab a seat aboard the "Whiskey Wagon" party bus and step back into the Wild West, exploring the frontier-town history and saloon door-swinging culture of the Colorado capital. Visit local distilleries to sample spirits from whiskey to moonshine, and then... Read More

$60
per adult

Wine Connoisseur Tour to 4 Area Wineries
Discover Denver's burgeoning wine industry with a half-day winetasting adventure to some of the area's finest wineries. Take your wine knowledge and palate to the next level with 4 unique winery estate tours and over 35 different hand crafted red... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

6 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$168
per adult

Wine Enthusiast Tour to 3 Area Wineries
Join this half-day wine tour to discover why Colorado's mountain stream-watered valleys, warmed by over 300 days of sunshine, make the perfect climate for growing grapes. Led by wine enthusiasts, tour 3 locally-beloved wineries and sample a range of decadent... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

5 hours

Free cancellation

$138
per adult

Zipline & Rock Climbing Tour
Get an up-close look at Colorado's rugged landscapes as you clamber up steep rock walls and soar through the treetops on an exhilarating zipline. With multiple rock climbing routes for all abilities, 7 different ziplines, and expert staff to guide... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$219
per adult

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