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~Susan Sontag

appreciate the local cultures of the cities they traveled to, was through walking tours. Their love of travel, love of their own city, love of being outside, and love of sharing and connecting with people from all over the world led to the launch of Denver Walking Tours. Our mission is to provide visitors and locals with access to great walking tour experiences, and be able to explore our beautiful city, regardless of budget.

We are focused on local tours, green tourism and our city environment and are humbled to have hosted over 42,000 guests on tours over the past five years.

At our core, we are story tellers dedicated to creating amazing memories for guests as we explore the great sights, landmarks, and history that make our Mile High City so unique with them on foot. 


"We believe that everyone should have access to a great walking tour experience, and be able to explore our beautiful city, regardless of budget, which is why we launched Denver Walking Tours and our free walks. Our amazing team of ten diverse, local guides offers high-quality, interactive, free walking tours and affordable, paid Denver walking tours. Whether you're a visitor or a local in our Mile High City, we would love the opportunity to explore the great sights, landmarks, and history that make our Mile High City so unique with you! Have some fun, meet other amazing people from all over the world, and get a true insiders perspective, a true appreciation of our culture, and we give great local recommendations.


We live in downtown Denver, love the city, and only wished there were daily Denver walking tours available back when we moved to beautiful Colorado years ago to give us the scoop on all the great sights, history, culture, and fun places to check out around town.  


We've surrounded ourselves with a team of amazing, diverse local guides who are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about Denver and the history, architecture, and landmarks that make Denver and LoDo our home. We look forward to helping you make great memories and have a fun time exploring Denver the best way possible - on foot."


Interested in interning? We have Tour Guide Internship and Marketing & Communications Internship opportunities available.


The DWT Team


Working with Jill and Matt is a team of amazing, diverse local guides. Professional, charismatic, and dynamic – we couldn't be happier with the job they do and they're dedicated to making great memories for you while you're out with us touring Denver. Our local guides are a mix of professionals - tour guides, comedians, actors, history buffs, teachers, storytellers, and world travelers. With the DWT team you get energy, enthusiasm, wit and wisdom!


We're also great at giving local recommendations to the city we love- restaurants, shows, sites, attractions - we've got you covered!


Free Tours!


DWT offers tours for FREE!  Our free tours by foot are fun, informative, and, we hope, the best free walking tour you’ll ever take.  

  • May - October: Daily at 10:00 a.m.

  • November - April: Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:00 a.m.


Proud partner of VISIT DENVER: 

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Our Story

Jill, the founder of Denver Walking Tours, and her husband, Matt, met while both were living in Sydney, Australia in 2003, and they have spent the years since then traveling around the world to 55 countries and counting, whenever they had the chance, around their full-time jobs. Their favorite, most memorable, and most meaningful way to connect with and 

Meet Your Local Guides

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I’m a Denver native and I love sharing my passion for this wonderful city! Colorado has so much to offer, historically, architecturally, culturally and is just plain FUN. Even I discover something new all the time! When I’m not giving tours, I’m Irish dancing, singing or biking about town! 



I am lucky enough to call Denver home and have so many fun facts to share with YOU - from our city's little known history facts to fun events going on around town, to great local recommendations.  I absolutely love sharing little known Denver factoids, answering even your toughest questions, meeting Denver locals and all of our visitors from around the world, and making my tours as personal as possible. 



I’ve been living in Denver for 3 years & loved getting to know my new home so much, I decided to give tours! I’ve always loved spooky stories & have several years of theater and education experience, so you’ll be sure to laugh & learn a lot on my ghost tours! When I’m not ghost hunting, you can find me teaching at the downtown aquarium, hiking, playing guitar, visiting museums, and spending time with my family and friends. Come explore with me if you like spooky stories & nighttime strolls!


Denver an I grew up together. As I was coming to age in the 1990's, Denver was really maturing as well. Denver is a city with a little bit of everything. I love to help guests like you find your own perfect slice of the Mile High City by providing recommendations tailored to you! Come for a walk with me on my tours and see the REAL Denver from an insider's perspective!

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When I was a young girl in the Midwest, my family took a vacation out west. It was the moment we hit the mountains that I fell in love with Colorado. I kept saying "one day I'm going to live there". About 15 years ago, I made that dream a reality and have been exploring ever since! I consider myself truly fortunate to be able to share my love of Colorado with others. Guests describe me as personable, enthusiastic, and sincere.


Born and raised in Denver, I've always loved exploring my hometown! I began volunteering at the Molly Brown House Museum in middle school and have been hooked on sharing local history ever since. I also started acting professionally at age nine, so you'll be sure to get a show on my tours! When I'm not guiding, you might find me working on embroidery projects, sampling Denver's best vegan food, or petting neighborhood cats. I can't wait to meet you!


I'm originally from the East Coast, but I moved to Denver in 2015 and quickly fell in love with the people, places, and stories that make up this city. I’m a history hunter – if it’s secret, sordid, or just plain strange, I have to find out more about it! My goal is to provide a fun, authentic experience that helps you to see the Mile High City in a whole new light. In my free time, I enjoy haunting bars and coffee shops with friends and taking in as much art, music, film, and indie pro wrestling as possible. Let’s go explore!

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I was born in New York, grew up in Puerto Rico, attended
college in Iowa and then traveled to Alaska where I was an actor and singer for almost 20 years. My love of travel prompted me to buy a motorhome and travel the country visiting many of the National Parks and all 50 states! I was honored to be selected as a National Park Ranger for Rocky Mountain National Park and Everglades National Park before calling downtown Denver my new home. I look forward to showcasing Denver’s beauty, uniqueness and historic significance to you and our many visitors & locals.


I love everything Denver, especially its history and architecture. I grew up with a love for fun facts, yard sales, and vintage everything. When I'm not leading guests on tours through Denver, I'm working on making my neighborhood a historic district! In my free time, I'm fixing up my Victorian home or playing with my dog, George. If you're looking for someone with tons of information and a flair for high energy entertainment- you've found your guide! 


I'm a Colorado native and have lived in most parts of the Denver metro area. I've been a school teacher for 7 years teaching in both Denver and Aurora schools as a Social Studies teacher.  I love to eat, travel and make art. You can catch me around town watching a movie, doing trivia with my friends, or biking throughout Denver, getting into shenanigans. I love giving people the inside scoop on the nooks and crannies around Denver . If you would like to know a more intimate side of our city, then I hope I can be your tour guide! 

Join Our Team
Do you love our Mile High City and being outside?  Are you personable, like to entertain and like to create great experiences and memories for others?  We’re always open to hearing from you and looking for amazing tour guides to join our DWT team. See more information on our Careers page.

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