The Origins of Denver, America’s Mile High City

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1.5 hours

Max 5

Why take this tour?

Denver, Colorado has slowly gone from a small, one-stop-sign sleepy town tucked just east of the Rocky Mountains, to a thriving in-demand metropolitan city. On this enjoyable walking tour, get to know the history, culture, and characters of Denver with a local expert guide who will bring the past into the present with a whole lot of fun tucked in between. This tour is operated by one of our partners. We searched the world to find expert partners offering incredible experiences in locations you want to go - so wherever you go, you can #takewalks!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Get to know two historic districts significant to Denver’s early beginnings
  • Created with Sketch.Spend time with a local expert and engaging guide
  • Created with Sketch.Walk through the Auraria 9th Street Historic District and Larimer Square seeing through the eyes of a local historian

The Origins of Denver, America’s Mile High City

Starting from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop (yeah, we like to start things in the sweetest of ways!) begin your stroll through two of Denver’s most iconic areas - Larimer Square, the city’s oldest historic district which was the recipient of major restoration in the 1960’s, and the Auraria 9th Street Historic District where miners settled the first settlement in the mid-1800’s and a bevy of gorgeously preserved Victorian homes line the paths.

Spend your time in the company of a passionate local guide who will reveal the colorful past and forge the path to the city’s much sought-after present. Along the way learn about the notable personalities, social conflicts, historical conservatio...

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Starting from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop (yeah, we like to start things in the sweetest of ways!) begin your stroll through two of Denver’s most iconic areas - Larimer Square, the city’s oldest historic district which was the recipient of major restoration in the 1960’s, and the Auraria 9th Street Historic District where miners settled the first settlement in the mid-1800’s and a bevy of gorgeously preserved Victorian homes line the paths.

Spend your time in the company of a passionate local guide who will reveal the colorful past and forge the path to the city’s much sought-after present. Along the way learn about the notable personalities, social conflicts, historical conservation methods, as well as the deep archaeological history along Cherry Creek.

  • Sites Visited
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Larimer Square Historic District
  • Denver Old Town Hall site
  • Cherry Creek path
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
  • Auraria Campus
  • 9th Street Historic Park
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Small group of up to 5 people