About Lively Tours and Talks

It’s about the scenery…

It’s about the history…

It’s about the PEOPLE!

The Most Engaging Guided Tours into Rocky Mountain National Park


Lively Tours and Talks is owned and operated by Dave Lively and specializes in providing the most engaging information about the history behind Rocky Mountain National Park and the Northern mountains of Colorado.

Established in 2016, Lively Tours and Talks has been providing History Programs “Sisters of Courage”, Rocky’s West Side Stories”, “Lost Lodges of Rocky”, “Who Was the Sculptor in Buckskin?”, and “Cache la Poudre”, at locations such as libraries, senior/adult centers, museums and learning institutes around the state of Colorado.

In the fall of 2016 Lively Tours and Talks began providing Step-On Tour Guide Service to provide motorcoaches/tour buses with a local guide through Rocky Mountain National Park and the Wild and Scenic Cache la Poudre Canyon area. National and regional tour companies, organizations including History Colorado, several senior/adult centers, receptive operators, DMOs hire Lively Tours and Talks, to provide Dave Lively as their local tour guide through Rocky Mountain National Park for one and multi-day tours.

In 2019 Lively Tours and Talks announced an expansion to also begin offering Private Guided Tours in Rocky Mountain National Park for very small groups. The minimum size is one person with the maximum group size is four guests. Each tour offers walking tours to historic sites and additional travel by pickup truck to view areas offering many opportunities for stunning photos and possible wildlife viewing.

Your unique experience in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Cache la Poudre Canyon begins with Dave Lively as your Chief Experience Officer. He will share with you sights and wildlife and engage you with stories of the pioneer days like no one else can while shining light on hidden narratives.

Lively Tours and Talks operates under an annual Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit with Rocky Mountain National Park and carries $1,000,000 liability insurance


Lively Tours and Talks has long supported a mission that is sustainable.
Dave and his wife Corinne have been the only staff of Lively Tours and Talks for years. They have given back by volunteering for Adopt-A-Highway, Keep Colorado Clean, cleaning up the 2 miles of highway at the entry to Grand Lake, Colorado, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
One of the original Stewardship Members of Cares For Colorado/Leave No Trace, Lively Tours and Talks promotes the principles for a better Colorado future.

*On every trip, water is offered, and Lively Tours and Talks offers bottle recycling.


Lively Tours and Talks is a proud member of, and supports, the following organizations: