DEPARTURES FROM VAIL

Half Day Excursions

All Half Day Rates from Vail

Any of the Half Day tours departing from Vail can be combined to create a Full Day excursion. However, since it can be especially nice to take a soak after a day of more strenuous activities, we especially recommend combining any of these destinations with an afternoon stop at Glenwood Hot Springs.

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#9 • Hanging Lake – Glenwood Canyon

Hanging Lake Excursion Rates


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#9 Hanging Lake

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $5 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $5 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $5 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $5 pp
Included in Package
Trail snacks.

Note: This destination can be combined with other Half Day options like #10 Glenwood Caverns, #A1 Glenwood Hot Springs, #A2 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, #A3 High Canyon Adventures, #A8 Colorado Adventure Center, or #A9 Glenwood Adventure Company for a great full day.

Season: April to November

To better appreciate the natural history of the area, you may want to consider engaging a professional guide with our Add-a-Guide option.

Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon

#10 • Glenwood Caverns

Glenwood Caverns Excursion Rates


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#10 Glenwood Caverns

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $25 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $25 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $25 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $25 pp
Included in Package
Entry fees.

Note: This destination can be combined with other Half Day options like #9 Hanging Lake, #A1 Glenwood Hot Springs, #A2 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, #A3 High Canyon Adventures, #A8 Colorado Adventure Center, or #A9 Glenwood Adventure Company for a great full day.

Season: Year Round

Walking Cave Tours – appropriate for most people. The King’s Row Cave Tour with 127 steps to climb is more strenuous than the Historic Fairy Caves Tour.

Wild Tour – for the more adventurous, a two-hour, on-your-belly extreme caving experience.

 

Glenwood Caverns

#A1 • Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Hot Springs Excursion Rates


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#A1 Glenwood Hot Springs

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $12 – $20 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $12 – $20 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $12 – $20 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $12 – $20 pp
Included in Package
Entry fees by Age – Time of Day – Season.

Note: This destination can be combined with other Half Day options like #9 Hanging Lake, #10 Glenwood Caverns, #A2 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, #A3 High Canyon Adventures, #A8 Colorado Adventure Center, or #A9 Glenwood Adventure Company for a great full day.

Season: Year Round

Glenwood Hot Springs

#A2 • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Excursion Rates


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#A2 Glenwood Adventure Park

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $50 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $50 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $50 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $50 pp
Included in Package
*Includes Caverns entry fees, most rides.

Note: This destination can be combined with other Half Day options like #9 Hanging Lake, #10 Glenwood Caverns, #A1 Glenwood Hot Springs, #A3 High Canyon Adventures, #A8 Colorado Adventure Center, or #A9 Glenwood Adventure Company for a great full day.

Season: Year Round

Some attractions are seasonal. Rides may be closed at any time due to weather or maintenance.

A Release of Liability Waiver must be signed prior to enjoying all rides and attractions.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

#A3 • High Canyon Adventures

High Canyon Adventures Excursion Rates


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#A3 High Canyon Adventures

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $??
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $??
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $??
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $??
Included in Package
Custom Program

Note: Depending on the activities you choose, this location may be extended for a full day, or be combined with other Half Day destinations like #9 Hanging Lake, #10 Glenwood Caverns, #A1 Glenwood Hot Springs, or #A2 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a great full day.

Duration: Half or Full Day

Season: Year Round • Summer ActivitiesWinter Activities

High Canyon Adventures

#A8 • Colorado Adventure Center

Colorado Adventure Center Excursion Rates


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#A8 Colorado Adventure Center

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $??
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $??
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $??
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $??
Included in Package
Custom Program

Note: Depending on the activities you choose, this location may be extended for a full day, or be combined with other Half Day destinations like #9 Hanging Lake, #10 Glenwood Caverns, #A1 Glenwood Hot Springs, or #A2 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a great full day.

Duration: Half Day or Full Day

Season: Late May to Late September

Colorado Adventure Center

#A9 • Glenwood Adventure Company

Glenwood Adventure Company Excursion Rates


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#A9 Glenwood Adventure Company

• Half Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$460 $??
Up to 9 Passenger $620 $??
Up to 14 Passenger $720 $??
Up to 25 Passenger $900 $??
Included in Package
Custom Program

Note: Depending on the activities you choose, this location may be extended for a full day, or be combined with other Half Day destinations like #9 Hanging Lake, #10 Glenwood Caverns, #A1 Glenwood Hot Springs, or #A2 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a great full day.

Duration: Half Day or Full Day

Season: Year Round

Glenwood Adventur Company

Full Day Excursions

All Full Day Rates from Vail

Full Day tours can be constructed by combining two Half Day Excursions, but there are too many potential combinations to list them all. The following destinations require a full day to be really appreciated.

#1 • Aspen – Your Custom Program

Your Aspen Program Excursion Rates


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#1 Your Aspen Program

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 $??
Up to 9 Passenger $820 $??
Up to 14 Passenger $960 $??
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 $??
Included in Package
Custom Program

You can create your own excursion to Aspen from Vail or Glenwood Springs.  Use the events calendar to search for one-time events – anything and everything from a concert by a favorite artist to the Snow Polo Championship.  Permanent activities range from shopping to a day of skiing – but whatever the attraction – Colorado Scenic Tour will be happy to take you there.

Season: Year Round

ASPEN EVENTS CALENDAR
ASPEN ACTIVITIES
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ACTIVITIES

Wheeler Opera House, Aspen

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

Black Canyon Excursion Rates


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#3 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 $35 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $820 $35 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $960 $35 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 $35 pp
Included in Package
Park Fee, trail snacks, water, lunch and wine at local winery/farm.

Note: The location of the Black Canyon makes it perfect for Two Day Overnight excursions when combined with some of our other destinations. From either the Vail or Aspen areas, combine Black Canyon with Colorado National Monument(#6) or Dinosaur National Monument (#12). Also, Black Canyon and Lost Lake (#4) make the perfect start for a loop to Crested Butte, and back to either Aspen or Vail – see our Multi-Day Tour page for more info.

Season: Late May to Late October

Some members of your group will want to take the Exclamation Point hike, while others will want to continue touring in the vehicle on the road which wanders along the North Rim. Consequently, this is a self-guided hike unless you would like to Add-a-Guide.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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

Lost Lake Excursion Rates


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#4 Lost Lake

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 $30 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $820 $30 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $960 $30 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 $30 pp
Included in Package
Trail snacks, water, lunch and wine at local winery/farm.

Note: Lost Lake and Black Canyon (#3) make the perfect start for a Two Day Overnight loop to Crested Butte, and back to either Aspen or Vail – see our Multi-Day Tour page for more info.

Season: Late May to Late October (weather permitting)

*NOT to be confused with Lost Lake near Vail

Non-hikers can enjoy their day relaxing by the largest of the three lakes, which is close to parking. If you are comfortable leaving your personal items in a locked vehicle, the driver can accompany your group on this hike. Or, if you prefer, you can Add-a-Guide.

Lost Lake near Paonia, Colorado

#5 • Maroon Bells Recreation Area / Downtown Aspen

Maroon Bells/Aspen Excursion Rates


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#5 Maroon Bells/Aspen

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 $10 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $820 $10 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $960 $10 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 $10 pp
Included in Package
Entrance fees, trail snacks, and water. Lunch on your own in Aspen.

Season: Late May to mid-October (weather permitting)

This excursion combines a visit to one of the most popular scenic areas in Colorado, while still leaving time for lunch on your own and a nice afternoon stroll around Aspen.

To better appreciate the natural history of Maroon Bells area, you may want to consider engaging a professional guide with our Add-a-Guide option.

Maroon Bells Aspen, Colorado

#6 • Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument Excursion Rates


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#6 Colorado National Monument

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 $30 pp + $20 pp w/Museum
Up to 9 Passenger $820 $30 pp + $20 pp w/Museum
Up to 14 Passenger $960 $30 pp + $20 pp w/Museum
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 $30 pp + $20 pp w/Museum
Included in Package
Trail snacks, water, lunch and wine at local winery/farm. Add $20 pp for Gateway Auto Museum.

Note: Combine with Black Canyon or Dinosaur National Monument for a great Two Day Overnight Excursion.

Season: Year Round

A special option we especially recommend is to make this a very full day – with a probable stop for dinner on the return – by visiting the Gateway Auto Museum. You don’t need a special interest in antique cars to appreciate the automotive works of art on display at this unique museum.

Colorado National Monument is a unique destination you might better appreciate with the services of a professional guide: Add-a-Guide

Colorado National Monument

#13 • Redstone & The Crystal River Valley

Redstone & Crystal River Excursion Rates


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#13 Redstone & The Crystal River Valley

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 $15 pp 5-18 & 65+ $10 pp
Up to 9 Passenger $820 $15 pp 5-18 & 65+ $10 pp
Up to 14 Passenger $960 $15 pp 5-18 & 65+ $10 pp
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 $15 pp 5-18 & 65+ $10 pp
Included in Package
Redstone Castle Tour – Children under 5 free. Lunch on your own.

Season: Year Round

Redstone & the Crystal River Valley

#14 • Leadville

Leadville Collection Excursion Rates

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To Leadville – FULL DAY from Aspen or Vail

Vehicle Base Rate + Per Person Expenses for Three Options (Except #A10)

Choose Vehicle #14a – National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum #14b – Dexter House & Inter-Laken Hotel #14c – Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tour #14d – Hopemore Mine #14e – Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad #14f – Matchless Mine #A10 – Leadville Ski Country Snowmobiling
up to 6 Passenger $630 $4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free No Fees $20 pp / $18 Seniors / $15 Teens / $10 4-12 $35 pp $35 pp / 4-12 yrs old $20 pp / Engine $40
Caboose $30
$4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
up to 9 Passenger $720 $4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free No Fees $20 pp / $18 Seniors / $15 Teens / $10 4-12 $35 pp $35 pp / 4-12 yrs old $20 pp / Engine $40
Caboose $30
$4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
up to 14 Passenger $960 $4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free No Fees $20 pp / $18 Seniors / $15 Teens / $10 4-12 $35 pp $35 pp / 4-12 yrs old $20 pp / Engine $40
Caboose $30
$4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
up to 25 Passenger $1400 $4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free No Fees $20 pp / $18 Seniors / $15 Teens / $10 4-12 $35 pp $35 pp / 4-12 yrs old $20 pp / Engine $40
Caboose $30
$4-$7-$9 pp Under 6 Free 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
Notes → Combine with Matchless Mine $7-$11-$13 pp
Under 6 Free
Included: Trail Snacks. Under 4 or over 90 sail for free Over the age of 10, 6 per group,
closed toe shoes
Combine with Mining Museum $7-$11-$13 pp
Under 6 Free
Combine with National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

Season: Late May to Late October

or

Year Round – Limited Winter Activities (See below)

We have a slightly different approach to 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 slightly less time for other activities.  Regardless of your starting point, when you choose this tour, you get to pick any three options from our list found on the To Leadville page.

Leadville, Colorado

 #A10 • Leadville Ski Country

Leadville Ski Country Excursion Rates


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#A10 Leadville Ski Country

• Full Day •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$730 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
Up to 9 Passenger $820 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
Up to 14 Passenger $960 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
Up to 25 Passenger $1400 2hrs:$110 3hrs:$150 All day:$220 +$20 w/passenger
Included in Package
Combine with National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

Season: Winter

vLeadville Ski Country Snowmobile

Two Day Overnight Excursions

#11 • Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Excursion Rates


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#11 Rocky Mountain National Park

• Two Day Overnight •

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Up to 6 Passenger
$1360 $??
Up to 9 Passenger $1450 $??
Up to 14 Passenger $1600 $??
Up to 25 Passenger $2000 $??
Included in Package
Custom program + Add for Driver Accommodations

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.  Overnight accommodations in Estes Park range from modest motels to the beautiful and historic Stanley Hotel, so special planning will be necessary.

Rocky Mountain National Park

#12 • Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument Excursion Rates


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#12 Dinosaur National Monument

• Two Day Overnight •

Choose Vehicle Additional Fees
Up to 6 Passenger
$1360 $??
Up to 9 Passenger $1450 $??
Up to 14 Passenger $1600 $??
Up to 25 Passenger $2000 $??
Included in Package
Custom program + Add for Driver Accommodations

Note: Combine with Black Canyon or Colorado National Monument for a great Two Day Overnight Excursion.

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

Departing From Aspen/Snowmass Village

Departing From Glenwood Springs

Departing From Vail