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.

This rustic wilderness is full of peaks, valleys, lush forests, glacial lakes, and over 300 miles of hiking trails. You’re likely to see lots of wildlife too.

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

Since Red Rocks is located in Morrison, Colorado, less than 20 minutes from Denver, it’s the perfect activity for a half-day trip. 

3. Red Rocks Amphitheater Foothills

Or make it a full day trip by visiting additional destinations like Lookout Mountain and the scenic Lariat Loop. Along this tour you’ll start at Denver Union Station and hit seven different stops. 

Tourists will stop for 20 minutes in Evergreen for some delicious coffee. Then it’s onto Mount Evans and the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

4. Mount Evans & Evergreen

This gorgeous outdoor setting famously showcases the Flatirons with more than 26 acres of trails and open space to explore.

5. Chautauqua Park

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