When you think of Denver, you may picture the great outdoors, experiences within the city, and the nearby scenic surroundings. The area is rich with natural beauty and outdoor adventures that rank at the top of can't-miss lists for thrill-seekers, nature lovers, and families all around the world.

What if you could amp those experiences up several notches? It's easy to do just that when you choose the right adventures. Make the most of your great escape to Colorado by indulging in a few of the top outdoor activities in Denver.

Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure

It could certainly be argued that you haven't really ziplined until you've ziplined through the stunning Rocky Mountains. On this awe-inspiring zipping experience is located just a half-hour outside Denver, where you can soar with the eagles and take in the jaw-dropping vistas of Colorado's Front Range from 850 to 1,900 feet above the ground.

Get ready to whiz through the skies for four hours on three of the longest ziplines in Colorado. All the equipment you need for a safe, thrilling experience is provided along with a certified guide and snacks to keep your energy level Rocky Mountain high.

An up-close view of a brown American buffalo grazing in the Rocky Mountains on a partly cloudy afternoon.

Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Luxury SUV

Some of the area's most famous sights and scenery are yours to experience and savor with this private tour that highlights the region's history and natural beauty from the comfort and ease of a luxury SUV. From Denver's historic Larimer Square to the stunning views from the peak of Lookout Mountain and the magnificent Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park, the natural and manmade landmarks on this tour define Colorado. You can meander through charming towns like Evergreen and Golden, marvel at the scenery along the Lariat Loop and Bear Creek Canyon, watch buffalo roam from Buffalo Herd Overlook, and tour the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.

Street view of Downtown Denver's historic 17th Street lined with red brick buildings and parked cars on a cloudy day.

Denver Guided Sightseeing Tour on Motor Scooters

If you want to explore Denver on two wheels and learn about the sights from a knowledgeable local, you're in luck. With this unique motor scooter experience, you can tour Mile High City on a 50cc scooter with a friendly guide who regales you and your small group with tales of Denver's colorful past and present. You get to hear fascinating details about striking local architecture and eye-catching art pieces, including cool graffiti mural art, and enjoy stops at spots like Cherry Creek North, Cheesman Park, the Colorado State Capitol, Coors Field, Denver Union Station, Lower Downtown, Molly Brown House, and Denver Art Museum.

The tour kicks off at Big Blue Bear, a popular Denver public art landmark. The pace of the tour depends on the ability of the group, and training and practice rides are designed to get riders ready before taking off on this two-wheeled Denver adventure.

On your next trip to Denver, choose from an exciting variety of top outdoor activities. Turn the most memorable experiences into great getaways when you sign up for all the perks that go along with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.


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