Special Events

Colorado Detours engages in three kinds of special events. We can providing transportation shuttle services for festivals and other public gatherings. We join with other tour guiding companies to create unique package experiences, such as rafting and geology float trips. And, Dr. Dave Noe is available for hire for speaking engagements at special events.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

What You’ll Do

Colorado Detours can provide van or horse carriage shuttles for parades, festivals, county fairs, and rodeos. We work with other companies to create unique and memorable package experiences; for example, Dr. Dave Noe can provide a geology tour to a group that is floating down a canyon in a raft, with an experienced river guide! Dr. Noe’s talks have been given at festivals, winery dinners, museums, and civic events. He is a well-known speaker whose lectures draw standing-room-only crowds!

Where We’ll Go

The shuttle services can transport people between festival grounds, parking areas, towns, and other related venues. For smaller fairs and celebrations, we can operate a shuttle around the fetival or a downtown area. Our joint tours can be held wherever we see a special benefit coming from the combined talents of two tour companies. Dr. Noe’s geology lectures can been held in public and private venues, senior centers, and schools.

What We’ll Provide

For shuttles, transportation in a classic, open-air carriage pulled by a matched set of purebred draft horses and driven by an experienced wrangler, or in a a sleek, roomy tour van with panoramic windows. For joint tours, the providers will furnish transportation and other items, as needed for that tour. For geology talks, Dr. Noe will create a custom PowerPoint slide show.

What to Bring

For carriage shuttles, we recommend that you dress for outdoor comfort. There are no particular recommendations for what to bring on a van shuttle. For safety, glass drinking glasses should not be used while on the shuttles. Dress and bring whatever you need for the event itself. For joint tours, a listing of items to bring and clothing to wear will be provided upon booking.

Tour Start Times

Tour meeting times and itineraries will be worked out with the sponsoring party that requests a tour or shuttle. The tours could be uniquely crafted. These special event tour experiences may be listed on the Colorado Detours calendar, and they would be open to the general public.

Who, What, When

and How Much?

Each trip will have its own point of meeting and departure, to be agreed upon beforehand by Colorado Detours and the event organizers.

Who can attend

Minimum age is typically 8, but may vary, according to the nature of the event and the wishes of the organizers. Minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult guardian.

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements will vary according to the type of special event tour being run. Individual tour descriptions will contain a listing of necessary physical requirements.


We love your pets, but they’re not allowed on our tours.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facility availability will vary according to the type of special event tour being run. We recommend that you find and use a public restoroom facility before arriving at the tour meet-up location. Restrooms are commonly available at festivals and downtown events

Maximum Group Size

Maximum group size is 13 guests at any one time. For circulator tours, riders can get on and off the shuttle van or carriage at designated stops.

Registration Cut-off

If possible, please give us a month to work with you to plan an event that will support our mutual interests, and reserve it on our calendar. Booking must be completed with the fee-management group (Colorado Detours or the tour sponsor) by at least 48 hours before the tour.

More Info

Look for us at a special event near you!

The pricing for custom tours and packages may vary. Agreements and fee management can be arranged between Colorado Detours and the hosting company or organization.