Back Story Tours Offers the Story Behind the Story
Tours of the American West

Dear Back Story Tours Traveler,

Welcome to Back Story Tours. We feature hiking, cycling and locavore food trips that take you to our country’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring destinations and farm to table fields.

Back Story Tours is the story behind the story of the American West.

Back Story Tours focuses on private, custom trips which allow you the time to savor the scenery and meet your fellow travelers in an intimate and personal setting. We offer you a very high guide to traveler ratio.

Click on a tour. You’ll see we have very diverse trips at reasonable prices. While our trips are designed to be affordable, we also try not to sacrifice comfort or quality.
Back Story Tours uses small mini vans, not motor coaches. We strive to offer local inns and B & B’s that have a colorful personality. Our restaurants and lodging are characterized by more flavorful and fresh local farm to table offerings.

Discover the adventure of a lifetime in our own country.

Travel with us and get the story behind the story.


Carolyn Emanuel - 970-241-0813
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Certified International Tour Manager
Certified Interpretive Guide
Colorado Mountain Club Leader
Rocky Mountain Guide Certification
Wilderness First Aid Certification

Duncan Rollo - 970-224-2783
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Certified International Tour Manager
Certified Interpretive Guide
Certified Historical Interpreter