Dave Lively

Welcome to Lively Tours and Talks

You have been asked to schedule a presentation for your group or you need a local guide for your motor coach tour of Rocky Mountain National Park.


You have come to the right place.

I partner with you to offer your group historical programs at your location or I will be your Step-On tour guide. You and your group will be entertained while discovering the ordinary people from the past who lived extraordinary lives. I'm easy to reach through the contact tab. Let's work together to meet your schedule.

Sincerely, Dave


Dave Lively is a dynamic speaker with the power to make his audience laugh and cry by shining light on hidden narratives. As you absorb the splendor of “Rocky” you will be captivated by his stories of Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake. You will be provided with accurate information that you may not discover otherwise while enjoying fast paced stories of the area’s people.


Dave is a resident and well-known historian in Grand Lake, Colorado, and the only Certified Tour Guide in Grand County. His family homesteaded what is now the Grand Lake entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, allowing him the opportunity to have a unique, detailed knowledge that no one else does. He appears in “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park”, a documentary appearing on PBS stations nationwide. He is a speaker for the Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Speakers Series and conducts historic tours and seminars for Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Trail River Ranch education center, and is a Step-On guide for History Colorado.


If you are seeking an engaging speaker for your group, a guide for your short hike or outing, or a Step-On tour guide for your motor coach, Dave will provide you with his unique insights into an area that is much more than a beautiful landscape. Whether indoors or out you will be charmed and educated by Dave’s enthusiasm and passion for his topics. His tours, programs and walks offer any gathering enchanting glimpses of local history with emphasis on his philosophy,


“It’s about the people.”

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