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Mile High: The 10 Best Outdoor Activities Near Denver, CO

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* Experience the Mile High City like never before
* Includes ziplining, water rafting, scenic bike tours and more
* Tours range from family-friendly to adrenaline-seeking

Summer may be long gone, but it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little adventure. Pack your bags and enjoy the great outdoors in stunning Denver, CO. The Mile High City boasts picturesque locations, its own Rocky Mountain charm, beautiful city parks and an active sports scene.

Get ready for a life changing experience and explore the 10 best outdoor activities in and around Denver, CO.

1. Denver Mountain Parks Tour by Gray Line Tours

Hop onto an air-conditioned coach while your tour guide provides an introduction of the breathtaking history of Colorado’s glorious Rocky Mountains. From elk, buffalo and deer encounters to indulging in the panoramic views of Denver, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy on this memorable day tour.

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2. Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver by Aspire Tours

Over the course of this 4-hour tour from Denver, you’ll get to explore scenic foothills, take in the best outdoor music venue (Red Rocks Amphitheater) and stroll through small, historic towns before stopping in Evergreen for drinks. It’s an ideal tour for first-time visitors who want to stretch their legs and do some light on-foot exploring.

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3. Immersive Tours by Aspire Tours

From a custom craft brewery tour to a private Denver Foothills tour, an immersive tour from Aspire Tours will give you a hands-on and fun experience that can be enjoyed by everyone, at any age. Packages range from half to full day tours and varies from small to larger groups. There’s even a fly fishing tour if you really want to rub elbows with the locals.

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4. Denver Guided Bike and Brews Day Tour by At Your Pace Tours

Set off on a leisurely ride through Denver’s historic heart with this 5-6 mile Denver Guided Beer and Bike tour. As you soak up the fresh air and pedal through Denver’s historic heart, you’ll soon see why the Mile High City is also known as the “Napa Valley of Beer.”

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5. Denver Scooter Rental by ScooTours

Easy, fast and fun, you’ll get to take in the sights and sounds of Denver with this one-of-a-kind tour on a motor scooter. The tour is limited to a small group to ensure personal service from the guide and is a fun and unique way to learn about Denver’s history and architecture.

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6. Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado’s Front Range by Denver Adventures

No matter your biking level, the guided Mountain-Biking Tour is an experience to be enjoyed by all. Enjoy the fresh mountain air in this half-day mountain-biking adventure in Colorado’s Front Range. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you’ll hop on a high-quality mountain bike and cruise down trails among the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

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7. Sightseeing Adventure in the Rocky Mountains by Denver Adventures

Visit one of the United States’ most beautiful mountain ranges on this sightseeing adventure of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The tour comes in half-day or full-day option and allows you to customize your own itinerary to some of Colorado’s must-see spots.

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8. Scenic Mountain and Mining Town Tour by Aspire Tours

Enjoy the crisp, clean mountain air with this nature-inspired tour. Leave the city life behind as you head for the hills on a full-day adventure that takes you from Denver to the stunning peaks and historical towns of the Rocky Mountains.

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9. Rafting & Zipline Tour by AVA

Take on two thrilling experiences at once with the exciting AVA Rafting and Zipline package. From kid-friendly adventures to high adrenaline Class V whitewater – you’ll be able to take your pick from half day or a multi-day package with even more activities, meals and lodging.

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10. Supercar Driving Experience by Oxotic

Splurge on a luxurious, one-of-a-kind experience with the Supercar Driving Experience. Whether you’re a Ferrari lover or a Porsche aficionado, you’ll kick off your fun-filled day with a professional photo shoot — featuring you and your exotic car. After, the team will film your experience with the latest PIP VBOX cameras so you can share with friends and family back home. Lastly, you’ll be in the driver seat as you take your exotic car (along with an Oxotic instructor) on an unforgettable scenic ride.

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