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It’s about the scenery…

It’s about the history…

It’s about the PEOPLE!

Rocky Mountain National Park History Tours and Programs

Allow Lively Tours and Talks to introduce you to the wilderness, wildlife and wonder of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding Grand County region. The names of such places conjure images of snow-covered mountains surrounding vast green valleys, tree-dotted hills threaded with sparkling streams and sunny skies with cool breezes. But what about the HISTORY? What about the PEOPLE?

Whether you’re looking for a private tour, a step-on guide for group tours, or prefer to have the magic of the Colorado Rockies brought to your location, Lively Tours and Talks will shine light on the hidden narratives of our predecessors, open your eyes to an emotional sense of place and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Private Guided Tours

Enjoy a memorable custom tour experience in one of America’s most popular parks. Travel off the beaten path (and away from the crowds) in a private vehicle seating no more than 4 guests to see places and hear stories that few others know.


Step-On Group Tours of Rocky Mountain National Park

You provide the bus, we’ll provide the guide. Enjoy an entertaining day of stories, sights and scenery for your group of 10 or more. Tours are customized to meet your needs and can start in Grand Lake or at your location.


History Programs at Your Location

Join historian Dave Lively for an informative and entertaining presentation that shines light on the hidden narratives of ordinary people who led extraordinary lives during the early days and development of the Rocky Mountain region.