Tour Organizers & Meeting Planners • • For multiple-day tours or events, Colorado Scenic Tour provides luxury transportation and guide service throughout Colorado.
Shorter excursions, like the half day and full day options described below, are designed to originate from our base area near the towns of Aspen and Vail.
Wheeler Opera House Aspen

Design your own Custom Tour to
Aspen, Colorado • Tour 1

Hotel-Gasthof Gramshammer, Vail Colorado

Design your own Custom Tour to
Vail, Colorado • Tour 2

Colorado Scenic Tour provides the Aspen and Vail area with scenic tours and special charters for groups of all sizes. Our intimate knowledge of the region and decades-long experience providing mountain transportation are at your service. You can design your own excursion – or choose from one of our many recommendations based on years of living and exploring in Western Colorado.

If your group will be staying in either Aspen/Snowmass Village or Vail, which are separated by only a two hour drive, perhaps the best idea is to check out what the other has to offer. And, half-way between the famous ski resorts is the town of Glenwood Springs – which features a completely different set of attractions. We encourage you to do your own research regarding special events and things to do, as the activity level in all four communities provides constantly changing opportunities for fun, education, and entertainment – and we can take you there.

If you are staying in Vail and design your own day in Aspen/Snowmass Village, we are calling that Tour #1.  If you are staying in Aspen and have an event, activity or scenic destination in Vail that you find on your own, we are calling that Tour #2.  Use the links below for inspiration, or scroll down the page for our recommendations.

ASPEN/SNOWMASS EVENTS CALENDAR
VAIL EVENTS CALENDAR
ASPEN/SNOWMASS ACTIVITIES
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ACTIVITIES

Scenic Excursions managed entirely by Colorado Scenic Tour are kid and senior friendly, and place an emphasis on sightseeing. The hikes and walks we recommend are generally within the comfort zone of anyone who is reasonably fit, but not entirely adapted to the altitude. 

For Activity Excursions, we take care of the travel details and pick you up at your door so that you can relax and enjoy whatever adventure you choose. However – please remember that activities provided by other operators cover a wide range of physical demands and may not be suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

 

Colorado Scenic Tour – Scenic Excursions

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#3 • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – North Rim

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Full Day

Season: Late May to Late October

Black Canyon Tour

 

#5 • Maroon Bells Recreation Area

Depart: Aspen • Duration: Half Day

Depart: Vail • Duration: Full Day

Season: Late May to Mid October (weather permitting)

Maroon Bells Tour

#7 • Ashcroft – Stallard House – Independence

Depart: Aspen

Duration: Full Day • Late May to Mid October

Half Day • Mid October to Late May (Ashcroft and Stallard House only)

Season: Year Round

Ashcroft - Stallard House - Independence

 

#9 • Hanging Lake – Glenwood Canyon

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Half Day

Season: April to November

Hanging Lake - Glenwood Canyon

#4 • *Lost Lake – Gunnison National Forest  (Near Paonia)

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Full Day

Season: Late May to Late October (weather permitting)

*NOT to be confused with Lost Lake near Vail

Lost Lake Tour

 

#6 • Colorado National Monument

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Full Day

Season: Year Round

Colorado National Monument Tour

 

#8 • Upper Piney River Trail

Depart: Aspen

Duration: Full Day

Season: Late May to Late September

Upper Piney River Trail

 

#10 • Glenwood Caverns

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Half Day

Season: Year Round

Glenwood Caverns

#11 • Rocky Mountain National Park

Depart: Vail

Duration: Two Day Overnight

Season: Late May to Mid-October

Our overnight excursions are generally created by combining two Full Day tours, but a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park would be wasted if we took you there and back in a single day.  This trip works best from Vail for drive time reasons, but we can do it from Aspen by special request.  Overnight accommodations in Estes Park range from modest motels to the beautiful and historic Stanley Hotel, so special planning will be necessary.

Rocky Moutain National Park   

#12 • Dinosaur National Monument

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Two Day Overnight

Season: Year Round*

The trip to Dinosaur National Monument is just a bit too long for a single day, but allows ample time for a second destination as a two day tour.  We recommend adding Colorado National Monument, accessible year round, or our Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park stop if we are traveling between mid-April to late November.

*View on the left is from the Harpers Corner Scenic Drive, and access is weather dependent in winter.

Dinosaur National Monument

 

#13 • Redstone & The Crystal River Valley

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Full Day

Season: Year Round

Read about some of the history of Redstone at the link above.  The Redstone Castle tour schedule can also be found on the same site.  However special tour times can be arranged for larger groups (or higher price per person) with a day or two of notice.

Redstone & the Crystal River Valley

Leadville & The Sawatch Range

#14 • Leadville

Depart: Aspen or Vail

Duration: Full Day

Season: From Aspen – Late May to Late October

Season: From Vail – Late May to Late October or Year Round – Limited Activities

We have a slightly different program for the Leadville area, which is easily accessible from both Aspen and Vail during Spring, Summer and Fall, but only from Vail in the Winter.  Visitors from the Aspen side get the bonus of crossing the continental divide over Independence Pass (Elevation: 12,095 ft.), but will have less time for other activities.  Regardless of your starting point, when you choose this tour, you pick any three of the options below.

 

#14a • National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

#14b • Dexter House & Inter-Laken Hotel and Resort

Inter-Laken-Hike-AI

 

#14d • Hopemore Mine

Hopemore Mine Tour

Departing From Aspen

Departing From Glenwood Springs

Departing From Vail