Discover the sustainable way to see Colorado

Now offering Denver walking tours featuring local favorites!

    About Colorado Walking Tours, LLC

    Explore the Real Denver!


    Looking for things to do in Denver? We currently offer group and private walking tours that bring the city to life:

    Lawless LoDo- Explore the seedy side of Denver's history in this true crime adventure complete with a speakeasy stop.

    Western Renaissance- Enjoy evening in the "City of Lights". Discover how old world elegance came to the new American West through architecture and city planning.  Stop for a cool beverage at one of our local favorites featuring craft beer.

    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.  Wind down at Denver's oldest bar.

    Trains, Trolleys, and Tramps- Discover  Union Station and  Denver's rich transportation history. Learn how railroads shaped our city and the  history of entrepreneurs and homelessness in this boom and bust town.  


    The Granola-  All Ages Tour! Discover nature in the heart of the city. Explore Denver's River Front area and learn how the River has shaped Denver's history. 

    Unique Denver Tours


    We are Denver's boutique tour company featuring immersive storytelling and local favorites for the  intellectual explorer who likes to have a drink with those stories.

    We are part of the effort to create a more sustainable city.   Please consider using public transportation, walking, or biking to the  tour starting point.

    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.

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

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    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 walking tours 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!