Free Walking Tour 


Colorado State Capitol Building

Civic Center Park

Denver Public Library

Denver Art Museum

City and County Building

U.S. Mint

Denver Convention Center

Denver Performing Arts Complex

Larimer Square

16th Street Mall

Union Station

Due to COVID-19 and local and state protocols for tour operators, our team does need to implement a reservation system for the 2021 season and we thank you so much, in advance, for your understanding. This is to help with:

  • Contact tracing (in case someone on your tour later tests positive for COVID-19 so that our team can easily alert and provide more information for all tour guests)
  • Ensuring group sizes are smaller and within recommended maximums (our pre-COVID, walk-up, no reservation free tours often had 30-50 guests)
  • Scheduling extra guides on busier days to ensure guests aren't turned away whenever possible due to the tours filling up since they will be smaller groups
  • Allowing guests to sign the COVID-19 and tour waiver. 
  • While our 10 a.m. tours are free and operate under a pay-what-you-like tipping model, our third-party ticketing and booking system does have a $2.00 booking fee per guest. Thank you so much for your support and understanding on this.

Reminder: Parties of 7+ guests must book a private, pre-paid tour, as our 10 am tours are designed for individual visitors or small groups of six or fewer visitors to ensure a safe and engaging tour experience.

Set out on our famous free walking tour, winding through the heart of downtown Denver as we visit Denver's top sights and landmarks and discover the stories and history behind them. Along the way, enjoy plenty of time to chat with your guide, ask questions, take pictures, and learn more about the Mile High City past and present. Begin your tour at the State Capitol building, and then hit the pavement, strolling down the streets of the city center behind your knowledgeable guide. Denver has some great highlights to scope out during your outing, including Larimer Square—the city’s oldest block—where you can admire the historic architecture of landmark 19th-century buildings.

Pass by world-class museums like the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its indigenous works collection. Hear about well-known Denver residents from centuries past, including founding father General William H. Larimer. Denver is known as a jumping-off point for skiing in the nearby Rocky Mountains, so take in the city’s beautiful natural setting as you gaze out at the snow-capped peaks.

Continuing on through Denver’s definitively walkable downtown, check out the window displays of locally owned shops along the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall. Stand outside the Denver Mint, which produces 10 billion coins each year, and hear about the plethora of entertainment options in town, from a river offering whitewater rafting to the country’s only downtown amusement park. Your tour wraps up at one of Denver's most famous spots: Union Station. There's lots of restaurants, bars and shopping that you can enjoy after your 2-2.5 hour tour wraps up and you're done exploring our beautiful Mile High City on foot.

Please dress comfortably and in layers for Colorado's ever-changing weather.

Please bring a face mask with you. The most up-to-date state and local guidelines state that wearing a mask over your nose and mouth during your tour experience is optional for guests who are vaccinated and strongly encouraged for guests who are not vaccinated. Please plan on wearing you mask inside any local businesses, at rest stops, inside Union Station or anywhere else where masks are explicitly required.

We also strongly suggest that you bring water and a camera for some great photo opportunities!

All taxes and fees. 

While our 10 a.m. tours are free and operate under a pay-what-you-like tipping model, our third-party ticketing and booking system does have a $2.00 booking fee per guest. Thank you so much for your support and understanding on this.

Hotel pick-up or drop-off.

We operate this tour experience on a pay-what-you-wish model. If you valued your guide's time and the expereince they shared with you, please plan on bringing a tip on the day of your tour if you had a great experience.

Please arrive at lest 10 minutes prior to your tour's departure time to check-in and introduce yourself to your guide. 

Meeting Point (Please arrive by 9:50 a.m.): The Colorado State Capitol building, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203. Please meet your guide near the front steps 10 minutes prior ot your scheduled departure time. These are the west steps, facing the mountains.

Ending Location (Tours end between 12:00-12:30 pm): Union Station (17th Ave. and Wynkoop St.). There is the Free 16th St. Mall Shuttle (http://www.rtd-denver.com/FREEMallRide.shtml) that can take you back to the start of the tour, if needed. It runs every few minutes.

Please plan on arriving at least 5-10 minutes before the tour experience departs to check-in and introduce yourself.

All of our Denver sightseeing tours operate rain, shine, or snow.

In cases of extreme weather, we will reach out regarding cancellation or rescheduling.

Plenty of garage and surface lot parking within blocks of the tour meeting place is available.

This tour is an easy, flat 1.7 mile tour through downtown Denver.

Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Available languages: English

No refunds available for the free/pay-what-you-wish tour.

 
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