Scenic Bus Tours in Rocky Mountain National Park

Moose in Kawuneeche Valley RMNP

Summer Bus Tours in Rocky let everyone in your group experience the scenic vistas of Rocky Mountain National Park from the comfort of a 14 passenger mini-bus or a 12 passenger van.  The Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute has created four educational adventures by bus to the most popular areas of the Park that are a great alternative to driving yourself. 


  1.  Journey to the Top takes you up Trail Ridge Road to over 12,000 feet elevation & the Alpine Visitor Center.  Don’t miss getting out and taking a close look at the tiny tundra wildflowers and amazing ecosystem that survives the harsh winters of the Continental Divide – but bring a jacket as it can be considerably colder up high than in the summer valleys below.   Lots of stops for views, but walking at altitude isn’t required.  Every Wednesday & Thursday from 9a – 3:30p.  Lunch included.  Leaves from the Fall River Visitor Center.
  2.   Grand Lake Safari runs on Tuesdays through August and takes you across the Continental Divide to the west side of the Park and historic Grand Lake.   This all day tour (8a – 5p) leaves from the Fall River Visitor Center and includes lunch.  It includes all the stops on the Journey to the Top plus the Kawuneeche Valley.
  3.  Each Sunday through Labor Day the Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Field Institute (formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Nature Association) will offer a From Meadow to Treeline tour which will start at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and drive through the Park's most distinctive and breathtaking low elevation locations - Alluvial Fan, Many Parks Curve, Moraine Park and more.  Explore the forests and meadows as we discuss the cultural and natural history of the Park.
  4.  Sunset Safari over Trail Ridge Road on Friday evenings to experience the changing light, active wildlife and calmness of dusk as you ascend in elevation from 7,522 feet in Estes Park to more than 12,090 feet!  Along the way your education guide will lead interpretive walks and talks to discuss the geology, flora, fauna, and cultural history of Rocky at a number of pull-outs before arriving at Rock Cut to view the sunset over the Never Summer Mountains.

Call 970-586-3262 to sign up for any of these tours!