Bison Tour in Colorado
Educational Student Tours & Wildlife Studies in North America
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Your educational student tour has begun as you travel to Dever. As your plane descends, take a look out of your window to see Colorado’s snow-capped peaks and rolling valleys. A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your lodge on the outskirts of the city.
The afternoon is yours to explore your environment. Follow a guided nature trail, or take a dip in the hotel’s outside hot tub, or take a catnap to rest up. In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and guide for dinner, which is a great opportunity to get to know your guides and ask questions about your upcoming adventures.
Colorado is best known for its nature and wildlife as you will experience today. Depart to the western foothills of Colorado to visit naturally formed, renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park. Can you climb to the very top row of seating? Next, enjoy a scenic drive through the park and along Bear Creek Canyon to arrive in the village of Evergreen. Following this, you’re off to visit the Buffalo Herd Overlook. Spot the last descendants of wild bison — commonly called buffalo — in the United States. Learn about the biology and behavior of these animals at the nearby Buffalo Bill Museum. They are a spectacular mammal!
Appreciate more of Colorado’s scenery as you drive through the Rocky Mountains to arrive at Rocky Mountain National Park. Give your legs a good stretch before a trail ride. Choose your favorite horse and saddle up! As you ride through the forest and mountains, take time to soak up the beauty and solitude that surrounds you for miles. Stop halfway through the ride near a waterfall for a picnic lunch. In the late afternoon, stop at Boulder’s Flatirons Rock Formations for a photo opportunity before driving back to your lodge.
It’s time to learn more about the American bison on today’s tour. Make your way to Genesee Park to view hulking and hump-backed beasts in its premises. That’s right, over 100 bison roam these grasslands. Drive right next to them for an up-close encounter. A park ranger will explain how these bison were populated here in 1914 as a conservation effort. With views of bison in the background enjoy lunch at the park’s cafe. Following this, you’ll learn more about how bison herds engage in ancient hunting behaviors, as well as what the rangers do to prevent the endangerment of these animals.
It’s about time that you explore the largest city in Colorado. What better way to do so than via a food tour? Meet your local “foodie” guide in downtown Denver to sample some mouthwatering dishes at the city’s most renowned restaurants. Enjoy tasting artisan cheese, noodle bowls, short ribs, olive oil, and ice cream! From restaurant to restaurant, learn about Denver’s unique culture and history. You’ll also feast your eyes on the city’s historical buildings, topography, and architecture. We have a feeling you won’t be too hungry for dinner tonight. Bon appétit!
Prepare for one final adventurous day in Colorado as you arrive at Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River. Jump into your group raft to soar down epic white rapids such as Big Drop, Pinball, and Zoom Flume! While experience the exciting whitewater, take a moment to appreciate the spectacular mountain and canyon scenery that surrounds you. You may even spot some wildlife! You’ll stop halfway down the river for a swim and ultimate fajita feast. Following this, you’ll continue to the end of the river. What a blast!
It has been both an adventurous and educational week in Colorado. We hope you had lots of fun, but it’s now time to leave. Enjoy a final breakfast with your group and guides. Talk about your favorite memories and what you have learned. Next, head to the airport for your departure flight home.
Visiting Colorado is a trip to the wild west to experience panoramic peaks and frontier-styled streets. From its mountain villages to its massive ski hills to its fantastic vistas, the state has long beckoned adventure lovers.
On this trip to Colorado, you will learn about and view America’s native bison while visiting the state’s top attractions. The trip’s highlights include white-water rafting down the Arkansas River, food touring the city of Denver, and horseback riding through the rocky mountains. Book your educational student tour to Colorado today!
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