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Join us as we explore Colorado

History Colorado Tours & Treks offers a grand assortment of travels to enrich your understanding of our state’s history, and beyond. Our 2020 tours reflect the growing interest and excitement in our state’s history and seeing its heritage as a firsthand experience. Walk in the footsteps of those who founded our state, our towns and our counties. Each trip is specially designed to inspire wonder in our past.

Due to the global pandemic, many of our upcoming tours have been cancelled. However, we are excited to introduce you to a Virtual Mystery Trek and Tour-in-a-Box, which allow you to embark on your own adventures at your leisure. Please scroll down to learn more.

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Adventure at your own leisure with our new Tour-in-a-Box!  We are bringing the history and experience of touring to you via a special box that includes a self-guided driving tour in your local community and goodies to take with you along the way! Open up to a world of journeys and support the mission of History Colorado along with local Colorado businesses and communities.

For our introductory Tour-in-a-Box, we take you on a scenic drive on Denver’s beautiful parkways. From Speer Boulevard to 7th Avenue Parkway, the Highlands to Montclair, we’ve got you covered on this special getaway in your own backyard. Grab your keys, throw down the convertible, and make your way along the drives of yesterday, today!

Register here to be included on the wait list: http://h-co.org/TBoxRegistrationMore boxes available soon by wait list only.

Tour-in-a-Box Includes*:

  • Denver’s Parkways itinerary and turn-by-turn directions
  • Stamped historic postcard reprint from the History Colorado collection
  • Colorado wildflower seeds postcard
  • Hand sanitizer from a Colorado distillery
  • Two (2) mixed locally-made snack bags
  • 4-pack box of locally-made truffles
  • Breath mint tin
  • History Colorado Tours & Treks water bottle
  • History Colorado Tours & Treks notebook
  • Additional resources, discounts to History Colorado, and more!

*Limited quantities available. Self-guided tour is approximately 2.5 hours at a moderate pace. Allergy warning: snacks contain, or were processed in a facility nearby that contained gluten, dairy, soy and nuts. Contents may vary. Available for pick-up only at History Colorado Center in Denver. 

For more information, email reservations@state.co.us

Enjoy a Virtual Mystery Trek

While we may not be able to travel and learn the history of our state with you at this time, we are keeping busy planning out our adventures for next year and coming up with new digital offerings to keep us all together until we may start roaming through history again. To help facilitate our virtual exploration, we have created a set of whimsical characters.  We’d like to introduce you to our new story. 

Learn more about Jimmy Maddo, the Colorado Desperado and his wild west adventures here.

 


 

Curated Adventures

This year History Colorado and AAA Travel have teamed up to offer experiential, one-of-a-kind travel experiences for Coloradans. These specially crafted vacations—Curated Adventures—will bring together Colorado’s community of travelers. In joining like-minded travelers, you may well have found some new friends by the end of the journey. Curated Adventures offers our travelers a unique opportunity to use the expertise of each organization to delve deeply into the heart of a destination. Experts, local guides and naturalists will bring to life the culture, art, history and nature of every locale. History Colorado and AAA Travel are proud to be community partners, offering you singular travel experiences. See PDF below for more information.

Check out articles about going places on our blog!

Payment and Cancellation Policies

  • New in 2019 is a reduced, one-time, non-refundable annual registration fee of $5 toward the processing and handling of all History Colorado reservations in the Tours & Treks program. The fee is applied to your credit card with your first reservation for 2019.
  • Tours do not require a deposit at signing. Payment in full will be taken within 7 days of the tour.
  • Overnight treks require a $100 deposit due at registration, refundable up to the registration deadline, typically 45 days before departure. The remaining balance will be split with a 50% deposit taken at the registration deadline. Final balance due 7 days prior to trek.
  • International treks require a $500 deposit due at signing, refundable up to the registration deadline. The remaining balance will be split with a 50% deposit taken at the registration deadline. Final balance due 7 days prior to trek.
  • You may cancel a trek reservation without penalty before the registration deadline. If canceled 45–30 days before departure, 75% refundable. If canceled 29–14 days before departure, 50% refundable. Cancellations 13 days or less before departure are nonrefundable.
  • You may cancel a tour 7 or more days prior to the date of the tour without penalty. Cancelations with less than one week’s notice may not be refundable.
  • All prices for treks are based on double occupancy. If there is only one occupant for a room, a single supplement fee applies. Roommates can be requested but are not guaranteed. Roommates may be requested by name but don’t have to be. If you’re not paired with a roommate by the registration deadline, you’ll have the option of opting out of the tour without penalty. If you’re paired with a roommate and the roommate cancels after the registration deadline, you’ll not be assessed the single supplement fee.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jul 16

Sun, Jul 19

  • 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Canceled
    History Colorado Event and Tours and Treks
    Irish Denver by Bus
    Tours and Treks

Thu, Jul 23

Wed, Jul 29

Sat, Aug 8

Wed, Aug 12