Are you looking for ideas to impress your partner in Denver?

Is there an anniversary coming up or is this your first date? 

With the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and plenty of sunshine year round, Denver is an attractive metropolis.

Most importantly, the city boasts an array of entertaining attractions and sights for couples looking for a romantic day out.

Here is our pick of 15 romantic things to do in Denver for couples.  

1. Rock Climbing in Denver

Are you an adventurous couple and love the great outdoors?

On the North Table Mountain in Golden, just 20 minutes from Denver, you can test yourselves rock climbing or rappelling down a 100 foot cliff.

Meet your expert guide from the Denver Climbing Company in Golden, as you hike through the natural landscape to a climbing location.

On arrival, you’ll be given complete instructions and equipment to ensure you have a fun and safe experience.

Have your camera ready as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture the stunning surrounding views.

Private guides are also available for a more intimate date with your partner.

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2. Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure

Soar through the crisp scenery of the Rocky Mountains with your partner on a zipline course.

The course is located approximately half an hour’s drive from Denver.

Your tour will begin once you make your way to Conifer town.

On arrival, gear up with safety equipment before venturing into the forest for your flight.

You’ll both enjoy the thrills of some of the longest ziplines in Colorado on your 4 or 6 cable tour.

During your experience, the zipline course will take you through different forest levels.

More importantly, between the tracks you can enjoy some scenery and romantic chats.

Then, take a breath of fresh mountain air as you enjoy more thrilling rides through the treetops.

  • Address: 26267 Conifer Rd Unit 104, Conifer, CO 80433, United States
  • Opening Hours: Daily 8am-8pm

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3. Day Trip to Romantic Rocky Mountain National Park

Discover the rugged beauty of the mountains of Colorado on this day trip tour.

This tour is ideal for those who want to spend more time at each attraction.

Fortunately, your friendly guide will show you all the best romantic spots.

Drive through small, historic towns and alpine passes.

Also, look out for local wildlife such as elk, moose and black bears.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you hike on the trails.

Above all, immerse yourself in the solitude and beauty of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

It will truly feel as if you’re standing on top of the world.  

  • Departure: tour from Denver at 9am
  • Duration: 8 Hours

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4. Red Rocks, Evergreen, Echo Lake Year Round

Explore the natural playgrounds of Colorado on this romantic tour from Denver.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, heading for the Rockies.

Your tour will begin at Historic Union Station in downtown Denver where your local guide will pick you up.

During the trip, leave the navigation to your driver and instead focus on the breathtaking scenery.

For instance, you’ll see Mt. Evans, Squaw Pass and Bear Creek Canyon.

You’ll also get an insider’s look at mountain culture at the charming Evergreen town.

In addition, soak up the dramatic geological rock formations of the Red Rocks Park.

Finally, go hiking around the serene Echo Lake, where you can enjoy some quiet time with your partner.

  • Departure Point: Denver Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA
    Duration: 5 hours

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5. Hiking Adventure Through Colorado’s Front Range

Discover the natural wonders of Colorado’s Front Range on this private hiking excursion.

Your tour will begin with a drive to the Rockies.

Explore the amazing vistas, ancient rock formations and pine forests of the beautiful area near the foothills of the mountains.

Before starting, you can choose between a half-day and full-day hike.

Your friendly guide can customize your hike based on your level of experience and occasion.

During your hike, be on the lookout for local wildlife such as elk, deer and hawks.

Finally, recharge among the great scenery with a sports drink and energy bar.

  • Departure Point: Conifer, CO from 8:30am
  • Duration: 8 hours

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6. Red Rocks Amphitheater & Lariat Loop Scenery

Explore the culture and scenery of the Rocky Mountains on this half-day tour from Denver.

Firstly, kick start your tour by making your way to the historic Union Station in downtown Denver.

Meet your guide and head west with the group.

During the tour, listen to the sandstone cliff acoustics of Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Your next stop will be at Evergreen town where you can have refreshments.

After this, take a drive through the alpine forests on the scenic Lariat Loop.

You’ll also stop at the romantic Lookout Mountain to enjoy views of Colorado’s Front Range.

This tour is ideal for couples who enjoy the outdoors and nature.

  • Departure Point: Denver Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA
  • Duration: 4 hours

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7. Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado’s Front Range

Enjoy the thrills of mountain biking along Colorado’s Front Range on this romantic half-day excursion.

Your tour will begin when you meet up with your experienced guide.

Hop on to your mountain bike and cruise down the trails past breathtaking scenery of the Rockies.

Before you ride off, you can choose a personalised ride to maximise the romantic experience.

You can also decide on a morning or afternoon departure.

Finally, take a break and recharge on a complimentary energy bar and sports drink.

  • Departure Point: Conifer, CO. Morning & afternoon sessions available
  • Duration: 3 hours

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8. 25-Mile Colorado Canyon Test Drive in a Luxury Supercar

Impress your partner and cruise through the magnificent mountain roads of Colorado on this tour.

Get into the driver’s seat of a Porsche or Lamborghini for a 25 mile test drive.

You will be driving your own private car in a group limited to 6.

Meanwhile, your professional instructor will remain in contact with you through a radio.

Feel the steering power and acceleration of your ultimate supercar as it goes.

Navigate straightaways and winding canyon roads with over 200 hair-pin turns.

During the trip, take in the surroundings of rushing rivers and pine forests of the Rockies.

Let this experience push you out of your comfort zone as this fun romantic ride takes you through the Colorado Canyon.

  • Departure Point: Golden, CO at 2:30 PM
  • Duration: 45 minutes

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9. Whitewater Rafting

Take your partner to experience an adrenaline-filled whitewater rafting adventure from Denver.

This fun tour is great for first time dates.

Guided by professionals, you can choose excursions to either Clear Creek or Browns Canyon.

If you’re both beginners, it’s best to go to Clear Creek where the rapids aren’t as strong.

Ride along the crisp, clear waters of the river and enjoy an intimate time with nature in the backdrop.

Transportation, all boating equipment, beverages and snacks are included.

Also, half or full day excursion options are available.

Additionally, you can choose from several departures throughout the day.

  • Inclusions: Rafting equipment, expert guide, transportation to and from the river.
  • Duration: 5-8 hours

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10. Fly Fishing

Enjoy a fly fishing trip in the foothills of the Rockies on this tour.

Most guys will love this experience, however, ladies won’t be left out since there’s incredible scenery.

It’s a win-win for any romantic occasion.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take to the mountains for your excursion.

Your friendly guide will navigate the remote areas for you.

More importantly, they will provide assistance for your experience level, be it novice or seasoned fly fisher.

Round-trip transportation is included from your Denver accommodation.

In addition, your park fees, snacks and gear are also covered.

The tour is limited to a small group to guarantee a romantic time on the river.

  • Departure Point: Hotel pick-up included, if staying in the downtown area. Otherwise meet at Union Station. Departs 7am.
  • Duration: 8 hours

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11. Lower Downtown Denver Craft Beer Tour

Learn why Denver is nicknamed the “Napa Valley of Craft Beer” on this fun beer tour.

This social event features a pub crawl that will take you through the historic Lower Downtown district.

Drop in at 4 local breweries to sample over ten types of Colorado craft beer.

Enjoy hops, ale and lager alongside your friendly guide.

In addition, discover how Denver was transformed into the center of the craft brewing movement of the West.

Finally, walk off your tastings with a romantic stroll through the most dynamic and oldest neighborhood of the city with your partner.

We’re sure you’ll have a lot to talk about after a few drinks!

  • Highlights: Rock Bottom Brewery, LoDo, The Wynkoop, Falling Rock Tap House and Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery.
  • Duration: 2.5 hrs

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12. Denver Walking Food Tour

Take a bite into downtown Denver’s culinary scene on this walking food tour.

On this afternoon trip, you can sample 4 to 5 of the best restaurants and bars.

Your romantic tour will begin when you meet up with your foodie guide.

Explore award-winning eateries with farm-to-table fresh meats.

Sink your teeth into authentic international cuisines.

Other menu highlights include farm fresh cheese, hot dogs and an assortment of sweet treats.

During the trip, you’ll also learn about the history of Denver’s Wild West as you pass by popular landmarks in Downtown Denver.

Departure Point: Denver Union Station, Denver, CO 80202, USA at 1:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours

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13. Denver Botanic Gardens

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this fragrant and floral romantic excursion to Denver Botanic Gardens.

This tour takes you right into the heart of a historic urban neighborhood in Denver.

The Botanic Gardens is one of the most popular areas for couples in the city because of the amazing fauna.

The urban oasis offers opportunities for unique garden experiences for all couples.

You will enjoy access to the “living exhibits” of local Colorado species, as well as plants from around the world.

Take a romantic wander through the beautiful landscaped trails.

Finally, stop by the Offshoots Café for some refreshments and quiet chats.

  • Address: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, United States
  • Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday – Saturday 9am-4pm

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14. Denver City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the history and attractions of Denver on this sightseeing bus excursion.

Perfect for casual dates, this fun tour will begin at Union Station where you will meet your driver.

Hop on to your comfy minivan or coach and brace yourself for an informative and entertaining bus tour.

Your friendly guide will take you to all the top urban attractions.

Enjoy visits to the State Capital, Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall, the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum.

Also, check out the historic Victorian homes that rest on Capitol Hill.

Learn how the city grew from a miner’s camp to the modern cultural capital of Colorado.

Finally, stop by the Cherry Creek Shopping Center for refreshments.

  • Departure Point: Denver Union Station
  • Duration: 3 hours

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15. Capital Hill History & Ghosts Tour

Want to test your partner’s nerves?

Take stroll down Denver’s most haunted district, Capitol Hill, as a local guide shares some of the frightening stories in this neighbourhood.

You’ll learn about the city’s scandals and most haunted locations.

These include the Crawford Hill Mansion, haunted Sheedy Mansion, Molly Brown House, and many more.

During the tour, there’ll be a break at a trendy coffee where you can digest some of the scary stories.

Take your partner on this spooky trip, score a hug or two and enjoy on this fun Capitol Hill ghosts tour.

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You can see there are plenty of romantic things to do in Denver, especially for those who love the outdoors.

We hope this list at least gives you some inspiration to find your perfect date.

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