12 Best Day Trips from Denver that Are Memorable Getaways

You will enjoy hiking epic trails, sampling natural glacial hot springs, touring a gold rush town, swimming or fishing in the lake, and crossing the highest suspension bridge.

Whether you’re a fun-loving couple looking for your next adventure, or want a kid-friendly getaway in the mountains, this guide is for you.

You’re likely to see lots of wildlife too, from black bears to elk and moose or even a bald eagle or two. It’s truly an untouched paradise for outdoor lovers!

1. Rocky Mountain National Park

All of the stops along this day trip are perfect photo opportunities to ensure you have long lasting memories. Plus, snacks, drinks and a private passenger van are all included in the price.

2. Breckenridge

Idaho Springs is a small town that’s full of history thanks to several gold mines in the area. But it’s also popular for the Indian Hot Springs which is one of the best hot springs near Denver.

3. Idaho Springs 

This 4-hour tour is perfect for anyone who wants a quick getaway from crowds that doesn’t last all day. It’s great for small groups or couple tours!

4. Red Rocks Amphitheater Foothills

These destinations are two of Colorado’s most majestic places to visit. In fact, this tour has more than 450+ 5-star reviews so you know it’s going to be a memorable trip.

5. Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak 

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