See Denver like a local with Colorado Walking Tours.

The sustainable way to see Colorado! 

About Colorado Walking Tours, LLC

Explore the Real Denver!

We currently offer group and private tours that bring Denver to life:

The Dead Beat- What do the Grateful Dead and Beatniks have to do with Denver? Find out as you follow the path of famous Beat Poets who went on to spark magic bus tours of the 1960's.  Discover Denver's oldest bar. Ages 21 and up.

Lights Camera LoDo- Explore the history of Denver's theater and entertainment district. Enjoy evening in the "City of Lights" and discover how old world elegance came to the new American West. Explore the history of architecture and city planning in Denver.  Stop for a cool beverage at one of our hidden gems featuring craft beer.

Trains and Tramps- Explore Union Station and  Denver's underground. Learn about how railroads shaped our city and the seedy stories that sprung up around it.  Grab a drink alongside the tracks like a true tramp.

All sightseeing tours are not created equal! We are a locally owned and operated business. Our tours feature  immersive stories that you wont find anywhere else.

Explore hidden gems in the heart of Denver. 

Discover the safe sustainable way to see Colorado like a local.  

Register online to secure your spot today!

Unique Denver Tours

Discover the Soul of the City!

Our tours are perfect for transplants, tourists, or locals who want to rediscover their city.  We curate each tour to highlight the City's landmarks with rich stories, architectural insights, and sometimes poetry.

See the sights of downtown Denver in a whole new light.

Become part of the vibrant scene that makes Denver an amazing city to live or play in!


New fall tours!

No upcoming events.

Price List

Ask about locals discounts.

About Your Guide

Meet Summer Waters

Summer Waters is an accomplished public speaker and Emmy-Award winning video producer. In 2011 she became a Certified Interpretive Guide. This sparked her enthusiasm for leading groups of people on hikes to connect with nature and history. Since that time she has guided nature hikes and small plane flights in Colorado and Arizona, organized festivals, and worked with communities across the western United States on growth-related issues. Summer Waters has a long family history in Colorado and has lived in the Front Range off and on since 1996. Her interest in Beat Era poets stems from stories told by her mother who went to UC Berkeley in the 1960’s.  Summer grew up working in her dad's music store in Washington State, known to locals as The One Stop Bee Bop Shop.

Favorite Quote

"Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for fighting over."

Mark Twain

Happy Adventuring!

RSVP Today

See Denver Like a Local

RSVP for a tour using the form that pops up from the RSVP button.  

Simply tell us the tour date and how many in your party.  

Arrive 10 minutes early and pay by credit card onsite. Tour guide does not carry cash excepts optional tips.


What to Bring

Water, good shoes, light jacket. Layers are SO Colorado.  Don't be discouraged by afternoon showers, it usually clears up in time for evening walks. Tours are only cancelled if there is a severe weather warning.

Tour locations

All tours meet at Union Station in the heart of Downtown Denver.  Walking tours are designed to cover approximately 1 mile and are easy to moderate. 

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