It’s official: Colorado now hosts more than 3000 marijuana businesses, and the industry continues to grow rapidly. That’s an overwhelming number to even the most eager cannabis enthusiast, so we’ve put together this list of the absolute best Denver weed tours to explore the exploding scene.
Whether you are an avid cannabis user looking for an all inclusive marijuana vacation, a non-smoker looking to explore the business side of marijuana in Colorado, or simply looking to add on to your craft beer weekend extravaganza in Denver, there’s a Denver weed tour for you.
Best Overall of Denver Weed Tours: “The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour”
Offered By: Colorado Cannabis Tours
When: Fridays 11am – 3:20pm, Saturdays 12pm – 4:20pm
Price Per Person: $79
Denver’s longest running marijuana tour will pick you up in a luxurious party bus, and drive to 3 stops in the 4-hour 20-minute tour. On this excursion, you’ll tour a 40,000 square foot top-of-the-line growing facility at the famous Medicine Man Denver, visit two dispensaries in the area, and even see a live glass blowing demonstration (the only tour in the area to offer this experience!).
Pro tip: opt for the the vaporizer and dab rental if you’re going to be in town for a few days, and check out their 420 Friendly Lodging.
Most Affordable of Denver Weed Tours: Blaze and Gaze, a Graffiti Walking Tour
Offered By: My 420 Tours
When: 11am, Wednesday thru Saturday
Price Per Person: $29
One of the newest and most affordable cannabis tours in Denver, the Blaze and Gaze Graffiti Walking Tour from My 420 Tours offers tour-goers the chance to visit a local dispensary, choose their strain of choice and enjoy it in a private lounge before heading out to explore the famous street art of the River North (RiNo) arts district.
On the tour, your guide will point out about ten unique murals, and tell you the background story and provide context on each. The walking pace is slow and relaxing, so you’ll have plenty of time for photos and discussion of the vibrant street arts. Make sure to get your tickets to this one quickly; they sell out a week or more in advance.
Want to really geek out on Denver street art? Consider pairing Blaze and Gaze with the RiNo Beer and Graffiti tour.
Most Educational of Denver Weed Tours: Industry Insider Tour
Offered By: City Sessions Denver
When: Private Tours only, call 720-250-8828
Price Per Person: starting at $400 for a half day tour
Though this tour is primarily intended for those interested in investing in the cannabis business, it is by far the most in-depth tour offered by and of the Denver marijuana tour companies. On this tour, you’ll learn everything about the entire cannabis industry in Colorado, from how it started to where it is today. You’ll visit cultivation facilities, extraction labs, and dispensaries, while your guide explains which business models have had the most successes, and which have struggled the most. You’ll also get an in-depth review of the ever changing regulations in the Colorado Marijuana industry, and how they affect the everyday business.
The Industry Insiders tour is also the best bet for anyone visiting Denver who is not interested in smoking / consuming marijuana, but is very interested in the new business model that marijuana presents.
Most Chill of Denver Weed Tours: Loopr’s Movie Nights
Offered By: Loopr
When: Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Price Per Person: $35
If you’re from out of town and just looking for a fun but relaxing place to smoke (because, as you know, you are not allowed to smoke marijuana in public in Colorado, most hotels are not 420 friendly, and there are very few pot lounges available), Loopr has you covered.
Originally conceived as a way to address the “where to smoke” question that many tourists have, Loopr offers a hop-on-hop-off party bus that visits dispensaries and other 420 friendly businesses along the way. On Thursdays, they offer movie nights on the bus, so you can hang out with friends, see Denver, and watch a classic pot movie (think “Harold and Kumar”, Big Lebowski, etc.)
Most Outdoorsy of Denver Weed Tours: “Half Baked Tour” by Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountains
Offered By: Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountains
When: Private Tours only
Price Per Person: Starting at $300
For those willing to venture a bit outside of Denver, we recommend the “Half Baked Tour” by Fly Fishing in the Rocky Mountains. The colorful Bob “Doc” Young will take you on a 4 hour tour from Estes Park to incredibly beautiful mountain scenes and picturesque streams and lakes. On the private tour, you’ll learn to fly fish (and yes, pretty much everyone actually catches something!), and you’ll enjoy some of Colorado’s best cannabis.
As Doc says “Serious people die early and that sucks”. So relax, learn how to catch your next meal, and enjoy your time in the Rocky Mountains!