Ah, Denver in the winter. The snow, the cold, the…tourist attractions and Denver tours? That’s right, the Mile High City still has plenty of great Denver tours and sights for visitors to explore, even during the chilly months, and chilly in Denver sometimes means 60+ degrees F (16+ degrees C) in December, as Denver's winter's tend to be very mild with very little snow compared to our nearby mountain towns.
You do have to know where to look, as options are more limited for Denver tours in the winter months, but never fear, local comedian, Julia Fodman, is here to help you out with THE list of the Top 7 Denver Tours in the Winter.
What better way to begin your tour of Denver than to visit the state Capitol? Here, you can learn all about Colorado’s government and get the inside scoop on our Colorado history along the way. Plus, you’ll get a great view of the city's skyline from the top of the Capitol building!
2. Union Station Tour
Want to learn more about Denver’s past? Then visit Union Station, the city’s historic train station and one of the Denver tours and attractions that is a must-see. This tour offers a unique look into Denver’s past and present. You'll have no problem finding Denver tours today or any day you hope to tour Union Station, between all of the different tours offered by Denver Walking Tours, Discover Denver Bus Tours, and The Crawford Hotel's tours (the hotel is inside Union Station).
3. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
For an engaging experience that's 100% indoors, head over to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Here, you can explore the wonders of nature, from dinosaurs, to space exploration, to the body, to one of the awesome rotating exhibits. This is the top museum for Denver locals for good reason - it's always good entertainment (and education!) for a few hours and always changing so you can go back multiple times and see all new things. No tour needed, this one is all about self-exploration.
4. Denver Art Museum Tour
For those who prefer the fine arts or some of the fun, unique, ever-rotating art exhibits, the Denver Art Museum is the perfect Denver day tour for you in the winter months. This museum is home to some of the world’s greatest pieces of art, from painting to sculpture. Groups of 10+ can book tours and there's also self-guided tour options.
5. Denver Zoo Tour
The Denver Zoo is a great place to take visitors of all ages and it makes the perfect Denver winter tour since you can pop into the many different species buildings and exhibits throughout the grounds. Plus, you can get up close and personal with some of the animals with interactive activities. Denver Zoo hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily but may vary for some of their special events, so check here. Also, an FYI, since lots of folks inquire and you should be fine purchasing close to your desired visit date in the winter months when it's less busy...
Q: Are Denver zoo tickets refundable?
A: No. General Admission tickets are non-refundable.
Music and nature lovers alike will appreciate the Foothills Exploration Tour that includes Red Rocks. The tour takes visitors to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where you can learn about the history of the venue and take in the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy some of the best views in the city at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.
Explore Denver in comfort aboard your climate-controlled Denver Tours bus. The best part? This tour operates frequently in the winter, is toasty warm and is only run in small, personal groups of up to 14 passengers and this isn't your grandma's bus tour - your guide keeps it light, fun, engaging, and entertaining.
So there you have it, the top seven Denver Tours in the Winter.
Which of these Denver tours is the Best Fit For You?
Whether you want a Denver historic tour, artsy experience, or just some peaceful time outdoors, there’s something for everyone in Denver during our Mile High City's winter months. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore with one of these seven tours to keep you warm and laughing this winter!