About Denver Adventures

Denver Adventures was founded in 2005. The adventurous activities are spearheaded by the company’s founder, Stefan Van der Steen, an outdoor adventure enthusiast with a dream of bringing people closer to the outdoors in a fun and active way. The Rocky Mountains close to Denver are the perfect platform for easy access to a wide variety of terrain and natural scenery to suite anybody’s needs. Every one of our adventures invites you to enjoy and use nature’s wonders but at the same time respect, admire, and learn from it.

Our team of experienced guides has had more than its fair share of enjoying the Rockies. Over time, they all have built extensive knowledge of physical exercise, altitude, trails, parks, and natural attractions but are also active participants of races and volunteer efforts. Stefan, for instance, focuses on endurance events such as The Triple Bypass, Ultra100, Olympic distance triathlons, marathons, and even an IronMan!

Denver Adventures was set up to provide hassle-free, tailor-made, adrenaline-fueled adventures. Denver Adventures is run by extreme sports enthusiasts specializing in ziplining, hiking, mountain-biking, rock climbing, snowshoeing and whitewater kayaking. We are passionate about sharing our love and enthusiasm for adventure with other thrill-seekers like you…

MEET THE GUIDE STAFF

STEFAN VAN DER STEEN / OWNER

When I’m not leading groups I am always on the lookout for my next adventure! I am committed to giving people the chance to explore places that they wouldn’t normally get to, pushing themselves beyond the limits of what they thought they were capable of, all while having a safe and enjoyable adventure.

KATIE / MANAGER

Hi!  I moved here from a small town in northwest Iowa about 6 years ago and fell in love with Colorado!  I have worked at Denver Adventures and Zipline Tours for 5 years and wouldn’t change it for the world!  I truly believe your job should be something you enjoy.  My favorite things about my job are my co-workers and meeting people from around the world.  I look forward to meeting you and sharing an adventure in the beautiful state of Colorado!

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“PULSE” / SR. GUIDE

“Hi there!  We all have one and that’s why they call me, Pulse.  It’s nice to meet you.  I’ve been an outdoor enthusiast for 34 years and happen to be 34 years old.  My specialities include long walks on the beach, botany, active sight seeing, and my most adventurous self can be found on our zip lining course.  There’s an adventurous side in every soul and my main duty is to help you find it.  I look forward to elevating your pulse whether it be on mountain trails or hanging high above on our lines!”

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MATT/ SR. GUIDE/SITE MANAGER

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 NATHAN / SR. GUIDE / SITE MANAGER

Hey everyone! I am Nathan Deakin and I have been with Denver Zipline Tours since 2013. I moved out to Colorado from West Virginia after I graduated from college to explore the outdoors and be with friends. soon after moving here I started at the DZT and have loved it ever since! I love snowboarding, rock climbing, trail running, ultimate frisbee, cycling, and really anything else you can do outside! FYI for all of you coming to zipline, I always have the best helmet hair afterwards!

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LUKE / SR. GUIDE

Luke grew up in Lakewood CO and has been outside all of his life. He has been skiing, camping, backpacking, and mountain biking most of his life. At the age of five he started rock climbing and has competed in climbing on a national level. He has tried just about every discipline of adventure sports but has a strange obsession with climbing, skiing, and Doritos Locos Tacos. Luke has recently moved to Bozeman, MT to study English Writing and the outdoors. He still works during breaks from school and has worked for Denver Adventures for a whopping four years now, loving every moment of it.

CONNER / LEAD GUIDE

Hi I’m Connor! The outdoors has been something that’s been part of my life all my life and I love it. Always looking for my next adventure and love too help people find there next adventure as well.

ED / GUIDE

My love for the outdoors has led me to live and work in some incredible places. I grew up near Chicago and have since lived in Alaska, New Zealand, and Colorado. When I’m not zip lining you can find me skiing, hiking, camping, climbing, or playing ultimate frisbee. I love meeting people from all over and can’t wait to see you out on a tour.

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GARY/ LEAD GUIDE

I have been involved in outdoor activities most of my life. Accomplishments include: Certified Skiing Instructor;  avid Mountain Biker: 2 time 1st place division finish at 24 Hours of Moab, Triple By Pass, Ride the Rockies, multi day mountain bike trips across the Western U.S.; Road Cyclist: completed multiple century rides. Denver Adventures Lead Guide for Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowing Shoeing, Skiing, Hut Trips, GPS Navigation.

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ALEX / LEAD GUIDE

Alex has been a professional outdoor educator for more than 10 years. He has worked trips from Alaska to Florida, but has called the front range of Colorado home since 2011. Originally from Vermont, Alex has spent his adult life traveling around the west climbing rocks and worked` for a wide variety of outdoor companies and agencies. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and has lead trips in conservation work, canoeing, kayaking, SUPing, rock climbing, mountain biking and has more than 365 days sleeping under the stars guiding backpacking trips. His free time these days is spent exploring Colorado with his 3 year old daughter: be that hiking, swimming, or sampling the growing organic, free-range, grass feed, non-GMO, gluten free sarsaparilla market.

TAMI / OFFICE

Hello! two visits to Colorado, that was all it took and I was hooked and relocated from Texas. The beauty of this state all year round is breathtaking and I hope you can enjoy it with me. Looking forward to meeting you and get you started on your next adventure.

ABBY / GUIDE

In college Abby began working at her childhood summer camp, and fell in love with the Outdoor Profession. After graduating she left her home state of Ohio to explore the great outdoors living and guiding along the east coast. Needing a change of scenery she ventured  west to answer the mountains call. When she is not outside on some adventure; she enjoys exploring/creating new recipes in the kitchen.

BOONE/ GUIDE

Hi!  My name is Boone Pickens Henry.  When I’m not leading groups, I am always on the lookout for my next adventure! I am committed to giving people the chance to explore places that they wouldn’t normally get to, pushing themselves beyond the limits of what they thought they were capable of, all while having a safe and enjoyable adventure.

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TYLER / LEAD GUIDE

I love anything outside. Clibming mountains makes me happy, even more when I get to ride down on a 50 mph zip line! blood is 80% NOS and I like it that way!

NICK / GUIDE

Nick grew up in Englewood, CO and has been enamored with the outdoors all his life. After having spent time leading trips and teaching wilderness skills in California’s backcountry, he relocated back home to Colorado in 2010 to work full time in the outdoor industry for various national brands. In his spare time, enjoys training for endurance, obstacle and adventure races, climbing mountains and frozen waterfalls, descending slot canyons and other activities that occasionally worry his mother.

ANNIE / OFFICE

Coming from a farm in Minnesota around lots of space and animals… I visited Colorado when I was in my teens and realized this is where I was meant to live.  I have always enjoyed being outdoors and active.  When not being soccer Mom or animal nanny, I’m out hiking or 4 wheeling with my jeep.  I enjoy viewing the starry night skies and a campfire with guitar music.  It’s all about the quality of life in the mountains.

MATT K. / GUIDE

I’ve spent the last 20 years exploring and adventuring in the mountains of Colorado. Mountain biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, and fishing keep me busy in the summer. During the winter I ski amd snowshoe. I love to share my passion of the outdoors with others, so come and join me on a Rocky Mountain adventure!!

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FRANK / LEAD GUIDE

With his roots originally from the sunshine state, Frank has been an outdoor enthusiast and world traveler for a good majority of his life. With a degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida he has had a long appreciation and respect for nature and the great outdoors. With a lifelong love for the mountains Frank and his wife moved to Colorado for a change in scenery and life style, and embrace an adventure of a different flavor. He has traded his surfboard in for a snowboard (almost) and baggies for more appropriate winter attire. As a tour guide with Denver Adventures, Frank enjoys sharing in the experiences with his clients making sure they have a safe and enjoyable time while in Colorado.

CINDY/ GUIDE

Hi I’m Cindy, I retired from the corporate world and now enjoy driving people from all over the world  to help them see our beautiful state.

PAT / GUIDE

I have been enjoying just about every outdoor sport since I was a kid.  Lived all over the country and finally got to call Colorado home about 20 years ago.  Since retiring from Corporate America I decided to share my outdoor experience with others from around the world.  Still young at heart and having a blast.

BANDIT / WELCOMING CREW

I’m a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog!  I LOVE coming to work and meeting new people!  You can find me on the patio taking a nap or in the office getting a ton of attention.  I LOVE to be pet by everyone that walks in the door.  My favorite season is winter, because I love playing in the snow!  If you are missing a glove, I probably came along and took it.  That’s why they call me Bandit!

MAVERICK / WELCOMING CREW

I am an 8 month old Australian Cattle Dog.  My mom rescued me at 8 weeks old and I’ve been coming to work ever since.  I love coming to work and meeting new people, sometimes a little too much!  My best friend is Bandit and I love following him around. You can find me on the couch taking a nap or outside laying in the sun.  If you want to see some of my MANY tricks, just ask, I love putting on a show!  I have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and love learning new ones.