"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." Seneca
As a tour director for 7 years in Alaska/Yukon, I honed my leadership and narrative skills to be entertaining, educational, informative, and professional.
As a Colorado native, I have come home to Colorado with new vigor. Besides in depth information about the most popular iconic landmarks, I expand on history, cultures, architecture, geological points of interest, the ecology, current events, folklore, stories and connections to Native American life.
International Guide Academy graduate and Washington, D.C. tour guide license.
Availability: Hourly, half day, full day, multi day
Denver Metro/Front Range: Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder
Geographic Areas: Foothills above Denver; Northern Colorado (north of Boulder along Front Range); Southern Colorado (south of Colorado Springs, east of Rockies); Plains (east of I-25); Western Colorado (Colorado Plateau, west of Rockies); Northwestern Colorado; (Craig, Dinosaur, Steamboat); Southwestern Colorado/Four Corners; Colorado Rocky Mountains; Rocky Mountain region; WY, NM, UT, Black Hills; National; International; Other: Alaska/Yukon, New Mexicon, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho; Also specialize in the Western National Parks: Rocky Mountain National Park (NP), Mesa Verde NP, Black Canon of the Gunnison NP, Great Sand Dunes NP, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Capitol Reef NP, Zion NP, Bryce NP, Yosemite NP, Yellowstone NP, Grand Canon NP, Death Valley NP, and Monumnet Valley Tribal Park plus numerous National Monuments and state parks
Special Sites: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Trail Ridge Road, Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Fraser, Winter Park, Denver, Denver area LoDo (Lower Downtown), Civic Center Park, Auraria Campus, museums; Denver Zoo; Denver Botanic Gardens, Capitol Hill, Molly Brown House Museum, State Capitol, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Museum of Science & Nature, Byers-Evans House Museum, Black American West Museum, shopping, art district, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Pavilion, sports venues; Golden area: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Dinosaur Ridge, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Lookout Mountain, Molson-Coors Brewery, Colorado Railroad Museum, Colorado Quilt Museum, Golden, Idaho Springs, Oh My God Road, Black Hawk and Central City, Georgetown, Georgetown Loop Railroad; Colorado Springs area: Pikes Peak Area, Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Pikes Peak Highway, Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, US Olympic Center, Rodeo Hall of Fame, US Figure Skating Museum, Broadmoor Hotel & Resort, Royal Gorge, Canon City Correction Complex, Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Guage Railroad, Victor, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine; Natural features: I direct guests' attention to facts about the geology (how Red Rocks were formed or the many minerals in our mountains), flora (i.e. spring wild flowers or the types of trees we see at different zones), fauna (introduction of elk to Rocky Mountain National Park and the state mammal Big Horn Sheep), spring and fall colors; Scenic Byways: Scenic byways in Colorado (Lariat Loop, Guanella Pass, Mount Evans, Peak to Peak, Trail Ridge Road, Highway of Legends, Gold Belt Tour, Santa Fe Trail, Colorado River Headwaters); Historic areas and sites: Central City/Blackhawk, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Cripple Creek/Vistor, Breckenridge, Smoky Hill Trail, Soapy Smith, John Fremont, Wesley Powell, Stephen Long, Molly Brown; Lecture; costumed performance: In Alaska, I dressed as a miner on our historical Yukon Gold Rush tour day and got in the middle of the creek to show how Carmack struck it rich; Theme Tours: I can groom a tour to specific interests: art, mines & mining, breweries, diversity, Native Americans, gardens/parks, history; Other Special Sites: Vail, Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame, 10th Mountain Division (Note: I was art director on a book on the history of Bachelor Gulch), Aspen, Maroon Bells, Leadville, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, 14'ers, Breckenridge, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Pueblo, La Junta, Trinidad, Rocky Ford, Alamosa, San Luis, La Veta Pass, Monte Vista, Cortez, Four Corners, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Pagosa Springs, Mesa Verde National Park, Telluride, Pueblo, Dinosaur National Park, Grand Junction and Colorado National Monument
Special Groups: Seniors, students, military, church, family, bank, reunions; private party
Special Interests: Adventure, hiking, hunting, cycling, historical, architectural, geological, photography, sailing, fall colors, anthropology, culture, skiing, fundraising, trips, farm & ranch, handicapped, culinary, nightlife, walking, bicycling, Segway, running, astronomy
Tour and travel services: Airport meet & greet; convention hospitality desk; step-on-guide; driver guide, tour guide; over-the-road tour director; Licensed D.C. Guide
Primary Phone: 720-425-5931
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Cell Phone: 720-425-5931
Years' experience: 20