Guide to Denver Outdoor Activities

Take on the beautiful and scenic outdoors of Denver with a charter bus provided by Champion Charter Bus. Everyone can easily be transported to different outdoor sites with comfortable charter bus services provided by Champion. Plan a group outing with your friends, family, or colleagues in the great outdoors of Denver. Leave the group transportation to us while you explore the Mile High City! Call us today at 303-482-2792 to book a bus for your next large-scale outdoor excursion.

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Plan an Excursion in the Mile High City

Outdoor exploration is always the most fun when done with a large group! Hiking a few trails, enjoying nature, or getting some light exercise can be beneficial for all types of groups. Schools can plan a field trip to explore the Denver outdoors, and businesses can build an outdoor itinerary for team bonding. We’ve compiled a quick guide to some of Denver’s outdoor experiences to help groups build their own unique itinerary.

No matter where you plan to travel, Champion Charter Bus offers a range of group transportation options for outdoor adventures in Denver. You won’t have to worry about everyone arriving on time or getting lost in separate cars. A private full-sized charter bus or minibus can shuttle everyone in your group in a timely and efficient fashion for your day out in nature. Each charter bus includes a professional driver to safely transport your group to Denver’s top outdoor locations. After a long hike or day of other activities, your group can enjoy the climate-controlled interiors of a private bus and plush, reclining seats. Travelers can even enjoy additional amenities like WiFi and televisions while being shuttled around Denver. Give us a call at 303-482-2792 to learn more!


Where to Stay

We offer long-distance travel services across the Western United States. Whether you’re planning a one-night trip or a multi-day trip into Denver, we’ll be happy to accommodate you. Out-of-town groups traveling to Denver have an extensive list of lodging options to choose from in the heart of the city. Groups wanting to stay closer to the mountains or state parks have fewer options but can opt for an inn or alternative lodging in Estes Park or Boulder. Regardless of where your group decides to lodge, Champion Charter Bus is here to provide quality bus shuttling services around the area.

Lodging in Downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton in Denver

Address: 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO, 80202

Phone: (303) 592-1000

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Address: 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 893-3333

Magnolia Hotel Denver, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Address: 818 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 607-9000

Mountain Retreats in Estes Park

Silver Moon Inn

Address: 175 Spruce Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone: (970) 586-6006

Murphy’s River Lodge

Address: 481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone: (970) 480-5081

Blue Door Inn

Address: 1220 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone: (970) 586-4421

Enjoy Easy Outdoor Entertainment

Steep hikes through the mountains may not be for everyone. Groups traveling will small children or older passengers may want an easygoing outdoor experience. Although Denver is well-known for the high mountain peaks in the area, there’s plenty you can do in the city without having to lace up your trail boots. Enjoy a performance at the famous outdoor venue in Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre or experience a leisurely educational stroll through the Denver Botanical Gardens.


Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Address: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Phone: (720) 865-2494

Situated right outside of Denver, the amphitheatre in Red Rocks is a famous outdoor venue built among the beautiful canyons and forestry of Morrison. Groups can catch a show in the amphitheatre and subsequently explore the trails in the area.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Address: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Phone: (720) 865-3500

This 23-acre park is home to public gardens that follow various themes and seasons, including a garden dedicated to Colorado’s native flora. The gardens also host educational events and performances for the community.

City Park

Address: Colorado Blvd. and York St., Denver, CO 80205

Phone: (303) 964-2500

City Park is one of the most popular metropolitan parks in Denver and boasts over 300 acres of activities for visitors to enjoy. From multiple sports fields to the Denver Zoo, groups can explore plenty in the metropolitan outdoors.

Hike Around the Mile High City

Denver and its surrounding area is home to dozens of parks and trails, providing an excellent landscape for large hiking groups. Whether your group wants a short hike or a long, tedious one, the Denver area is sure to deliver. Your charter bus driver can easily shuttle your group to and from designated drop-off points whenever your group is ready. With a private charter bus, you can explore the outdoors on your own schedule.


Mount Evans and the Scenic Byway

Address: 2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (Idaho Springs Visitor Center)

Phone:  (303) 567-4660

As the highest peak in the Denver area, Mount Evans offers breathtaking views that are sure to capture the attention of all travelers. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway allows for travelers to drive close to the summit’s peak and then enjoy a short hike to the top.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Address: 92 Crawford Gulch Rd, Golden, CO 80403

Phone: (303) 582-3707

Located west of Denver, Golden Gate State Park covers an expansive area and is frequented among both locals and tourists. The park offers over 36 miles of hiking for groups to explore and enjoy the views.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Address: 1000 US Hwy 36, Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone: (970) 586-1206

Arguably one of the most popular hiking destinations in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park offers over a dozen summit, lake, and waterfall hikes. These hiking trails vary in difficulty and length, ranging from half a mile to four miles one-way and offer various beautiful views for travelers.

Options for Adventurous Groups

Groups wanting more of a challenge or adrenaline rush can explore specific trails and participate in outdoor sports within Denver’s many outdoor centers. These activities can be great for large private groups of travelers looking for more of a unique experience. Chartering a bus to the parks or wilderness centers ensures that everyone can start the fun in unison. Everyone can also relax and let their driver take on the road after a long day of hiking, rowing, or biking.


Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Phone: (970) 295-6600

This national forest spans for hundreds of miles and encompasses various wilderness trails and lakes that can be used for group hikes and recreation. Depending on the size of your group and where you plan to hike, permits and passes may be necessary.

Vail Mountain

Address: Vail, CO 81657

Phone: 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)

If your group is planning to travel in the winter, be sure to put Vail on your itinerary to ski and snowboard around one of the country's largest resorts.

Cherry Creek State Park

Address: 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014

Phone: (303) 690-1166

Similar to other outdoor areas in Denver, Cherry Creek possess plenty of trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding and more. Along with these trails, Cherry Creek has a large lake and reservoir perfect for swimming, sailing, and jet skiing.

Reserve Your Outdoor Shuttle Bus

A charter bus can easily streamline your group’s outdoor plans and can add additional comfort during your travels around Denver. Not only can you utilize a charter bus for group outings, but large-scale events can benefit from charter bus rentals as well. Rather than scrambling to find  parking at venues like Red Rocks, offering a shuttle bus can simplify the transportation.

No matter your reason for traveling to or around Denver, Champion Charter Bus will find you the best motorcoach. We service the cities throughout the West, so we have you covered, whether you need a bus rental in Portland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and beyond. Call us today at 303-482-2792 to receive a free, personalized quote for your next trip to Denver!