Frequently Asked Questions
Why use our Sightseeing company?
-We are currently the only tour company operating in Fort Collins that will take you into the mountains for a scenic ride.
-We include lunch in the price of any ride over 5 hours long.
-We try to keep our prices affordable, so it remains a fair value to the customer.
-You will deal directly with one person for your whole experience.
-We use a high top van to make getting in and out easier and allow for a panoramic view from wherever you are seated.
How do I make a reservation?
Please book your reservation on this website as early as you can. All reservations require a $20 deposit to secure your seat. All rides are call and demand which means first come, first served. If it is 48 hours from the day of the ride or you would prefer to schedule over the phone, please call us at 970-829-9549 and we will get back to you after the present day's ride is over to schedule your trip. You can go to the Book Online tab. Click on the season. Click the "Book It" under the ride you want to take. A pop up window will appear. Then click the week you want to go. It will show you the time and day we do that tour each week. Click on the time and then click the "Next" button. You will be asked to fill out some information for contacts. Then press the book now button. It will lead to a screen to pay a $20 deposit. The $20 deposit reserves your seat for that ride. The rest is done at the van.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy is quite simple. If it is less than 36 hours from your scheduled trip, you will only loose your $20 deposit per seat. If you cancel with more than 36 hours(whether by text or phone message to 970-829-9549), I will gladly refund any amount you have paid back to your card. The refund may take up to 48 hours to show back up on your card.
Where do we meet/park?
We will meet in the Park-N-Ride at the corner of Harmony and I-25. It is west of I-25 on the north side of Harmony Rd.
If you have a group of 5 or more, I will pick you up from one location for free in the city of Fort Collins. To schedule the pick up, call 970-829-9549 the day before the ride between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
What do we bring?
Make sure to bring your camera for photos and whatever extra clothes you think might be needed. Remember that in Colorado there can sometimes be a 25 degree difference in temperature in the mountains than on the plains. You should also bring comfortable shoes. There are a few stops where you might want to walk around and explore the area. If you burn easily, you might also want sunscreen as we are closer to the sun in the mountains. I do carry sunscreen on the van, but not always the brand you prefer. In the winter remember to bring a coat or layers to keep yourself warm. I do keep some small throw blankets in the van for extra comfort. If you have a preference on what you drink, bring that also. I do however provide water, gatorade, and tea for beverages. Please do not bring alcohol on the ride.
What is included?
All rides include snacks and beverages. I provide water, iced tea and gatorade for my guests. All park admissions or entry fees are included in the cost of the ride. Any ride that is estimated for over 5 hours includes lunch in the price.
How exact are the times of the rides?
All ride times are estimated. We can not guarantee that a ride will be done at exactly the time we say. Road conditions, traffic, extra stops for animals, and weather can all cause a ride to last longer than planned. Please don't make plans to be at the airport right after your ride. Again all ride times are estimated.
How much activity is involved?
The activity level is very low on our rides. The goal of our rides is to let you enjoy the scenery in a relaxing way. That being said, we do stop for up to a half hour at a time for walking around and exploring different sights. At all stops, there are either benches for sitting or camp chairs that I bring along for sitting if you are not an explorer.
Are the trips ever cancelled?
Unfortunately, there will be times that we will have to cancel a ride. Occasionally, the weather will cause a cancellation. My utmost concern will always be my guests' safety. If the weather is bad and the road conditions do not allow for the ride, you will be notified the day before your ride by 5:00 to 6:00p.m. Very occasionally a trip will cancelled due to not enough riders. I will always do a trip if we have at least 2 riders. I am a new company, I want to earn your business.
What is the difference between the Cache la Poudre Ride with lunch and the same ride with no lunch?
The Cache la Poudre Ride with lunch goes to the top of Cameron Pass. This allows the guest to see the Joe Wright Reservoir, the Poudre Falls, and Chambers Lake during late spring, summer and fall. Of course it also includes lunch. For lunch we usually eat at the Mishawaka Inn which has an outdoor dining area next to the Poudre River.
Do you have any tours that go to Rocky Mountain National Park?
At this time, I do not have any trips planned for the National Park. Although we visit Estes Park, as a new business I wanted to concentrate on the areas that I am most familiar with. I am hoping to start a trip to the National Park and Grand Lake next year after more research and the appropriate permits from the National Parks.