It’s about the scenery…

It’s about the history…

It’s about the PEOPLE!

Rocky Mountain National Park Private Tours

From Grand Lake, CO


Join us for a private or semi-private tour of Rocky Mountain National Park’s west side, customized to your interests. Certified tour guide, celebrated historian, expert storyteller and long-time Grand Lake local, Dave Lively, will steer you away from the crowds and navigate to off-the-beaten-path landmarks that most would miss on their own in the comfort of a fully enclosed 4WD vehicle. Along the way, you’ll hear animated stories of the unique characters and hidden narratives that helped shape the early development of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Your group of no more than four passengers will travel through the stunning Kawuneeche Valley and up to the breathtaking overlook at Farview Curve, with opportunities for guests to request stops and take memorable photos along the way. We will stretch our legs with short walks to visit obscure historic sites such as the Harbison meadow the mining camp town site of Gaskill, the Buckaroo Barn and the locations of the long lost lodges of Rocky.

These special private tours of Rocky Mountain National Park from Grand Lake will leave you with unforgettable memories and inspire you to encourage your children and grandchildren to preserve the wilderness, wildlife and wonder of the majestic Rocky Mountains far into the future.



4 Hours


Capacity Options:

Adults Package: Maximum of 4
Family Package: Up to 5 Members
Includes 2 adults and up to 3 children, with at least 2 children under 13 years old.



Rocky Mountain National Park



$145 per person
$130 under 13

I simply can’t imagine a better way to immerse yourself into the hidden narratives of a region, to explore quiet corners and appreciate the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling in a small group with your own tour guide. These are the experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or a train, or a tour bus. Participating in a Guided Tour with Lively Tours and Talks is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the nature and settings of a national park. Sure, Lively Tours and Talks provides access to historic photos and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler; bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering the past on your own terms.

Dave Lively

“Dave was knowledgeable, entertaining and imparted his knowledge in a way that made history come alive. Thank you so much Dave for sharing your love of Rocky Mountain National Park and the history behind it.”

Denver, CO

“If you like history, from someone that knows and has the family pictures to back it up, take Dave’s tour, 4 hours flies by and you can’t stop talking about it the next day!”

Winter Park, CO

“Dave’s tour was fabulous. I learned so much about the history, the people and the special points of interest. Book Dave’s tour today and enjoy this popular and wonderful tour of RMNP.”

Grand Lake, CO