Frequently Asked Questions
Which tour should I choose?
When selecting a tour, consider everyone in your group, their ages, attention span, what they want to see, and the length of the tour. We stop fairly often (especially on longer tours) to let you stretch your legs, admire the views, and take pictures. All of our tours are incredibly scenic and can be done by almost anyone.
The Royal Gorge 1/2 Day, our most popular 1/2 day tour, includes more advanced trails and rougher steep climbs. This is the longer of the two half day tours. You’ll climb to the top of Fremont Peak for amazing views and see dinosaur tracks. This tour includes vertical views down into the world famous Royal Gorge and drives over the Royal Gorge Bridge! Departs twice daily at 8:30am and 1pm. Tour time is approximately 3.5 hours.
The Red Canyon 1/2 Day is a bit steeper, with a rougher road than the Royal Gorge. It includes a beautiful drive through the Fountain Formation in Red Canyon Park, and climbs an incline to Overlook Arch. To see the arch, you’ll need to be able to walk a couple hundred feet on a rocky path. You’ll also see Indian petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks. Departs twice daily at 8:30am and 1pm. Tour time is approximately 3 hours.
The Full Day Royal Gorge is a combination of the Royal Gorge AND Red Canyon 1/2 day tours listed above, with lunch included. You will do a half day loop, return to base camp for lunch, then head back out for the second half of your tour. Departs once daily at 8:30am. Tour time is approximately 7- 8 hours including lunch.
The Gold Belt, also known as the Fall Foliage Tour, is the least rough of our tours. It visits the gold mining district of Cripple Creek and Victor, is rich in history, amazing high mountain scenery, goes over historic bridges and through old train tunnels, and has plenty of pines and aspens along the way. It has the greatest elevation change, topping out at 10,500 feet. and covers the most miles. Due to the elevation, be prepared with a light jacket, even in summer. This tour includes lunch in Victor, CO. Departs once daily at 10am. Tour time is approximately 6 to 7 hours including lunch.
COMBO PACKAGES: Don’t forget to take a look at our full day multi-adventure combo packages, which include a 1/2 day jeep tour plus another 1/2 day activity, such as whitewater rafting, zip lining over the Royal Gorge, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, wine tasting, or horseback riding. We have something for everyone.
Keep in mind that most of our tours are very kid friendly (even the little ones in car seats), but no one knows your kids like you do, and there may be restrictions imposed by some of our booking partners on age, weight, and height. Please contact us if you have questions about our jeep or combination packages. Send us an email or call 719-275-6339. We are open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week, all year long!
What should I bring/wear?
Colorado’s weather is ever-changing and it changes quickly. Light to medium jackets may be needed in the summer and heavier jackets and stocking hats are recommended the rest of the year. Sun protection, sun glasses, and a bottle of water per person are suggested, as well as any medication that you might need. Tennis shoes or boots are recommended, as we get out of the jeeps in rocky locations. Try to stay away from flip flops or sandals. If you have long hair you may want to bring a hair tie. And of course don’t forget your camera. Please consult with your guide before the trip as to what to expect. If you arrive at our office and forgot to bring something, we have a retail store with most things you might need on tour.
What if it rains or snows?
We go rain or shine! Some of the most memorable trips and views have been experienced on our tours because of wet or inclement weather. On occasion roads and trails can be closed during wet times of the year to protect that area. Tours may be altered due to road and trail conditions. Please keep in mind that there are no refunds given if you cancel within 14 days of your tour, or no-show on your tour day. However, in the unlikely event that we cancel your tour for extreme weather, mechanical issues, or any other reason, a 100% refund will be issued.
Can I bring my dog?
MAYBE! Many dogs will be welcome on most tours, but there are restrictions pertaining to behavior, the dog’s size, health, number of people in the jeep, etc. Is there a fee to bring my dog on a jeep tour? POSSIBLY. Please download the Dog Waiver here for information and details on our dog policies, or call 719-275-6339.
Also, please note that due to the nature of the activities, dogs are NOT permitted with most of our booking partners on combo packages. Obviously, it wouldn’t be safe (or practical) to take a dog on a raft, horseback riding, etc. If you need a referral to a local dog day care or kennel, please ask us for a referral.
Are tour times/schedules exact?
No. Although we try very hard to stick to the tour itineraries as they are outlined on our website, there may be situations that affect tour departure times, length of trip, and end times. These may include, but are not limited to, weather and road conditions, staffing availability, mechanical issues that may arise on tour (such as a flat tire), city/county road closures or detours, and/or booking partner changes (train schedule, a concert at the bridge), etc. Your understanding and cooperation during unforeseen tour modifications is sincerely appreciated.