COLORADO ROCKIES - 2017
COLORADO ROCKIES - 2017

Day 1: Denver, Colorado - Tour Begins
Join us as we traverse the Colorado Rockies. At every turn you will find the beauty of nature in the form of Alpine lakes, towering peaks and rolling meadows.
Today Dinner is included.

Day 2: Denver - Rocky Mountain National Park - Grand Junction
Travel to Rocky Mountain National Park* to discover the true meaning of “panoramic.” This celebrated “Roof of the Rockies” offers views of massive peaks and rugged canyons as you experience one of the largest national parks in the United States. On the way to Grand Junction, enjoy a glorious ride past Vail, Breckenridge and other famous ski areas in Colorado.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Arches - Dead Horse - Canyonlands - Moab - Grand Junction
One amazing park visit follows another. In Arches National Park, see the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches as well as an astounding variety of geological formations. Dead Horse State Park contains many spectacular views of sediment deposits left behind by ancient oceans, freshwater lakes and streams. Next, arrive at Canyonlands National Park and travel to the Island in the Sky mesa, which rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Pass through the town of Moab, a popular filming location for western movies since the1940s, before returning to Grand Junction.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Grand Junction
Visit one of the grand landscapes of the American West — Colorado National Monument. Travel along the Rim Rock to see a colorful panorama of deep, sheer-sided canyons and high rock towers. Later, journey to Colorado’s wine country to learn about one of the region's up-and-coming vineyards and sample the fruits of its labor. Tonight, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travelers at a winemaker’s dinner at a lovely vineyard.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 5: Grand Junction - Silverton - Durango
Drive south to the small mining town of Silverton, a national historic landmark. Hidden high in the San Juan Mountains, this town blends spectacular scenery, Victorian charm and historic architecture. Then it's “all aboard” the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This 1881 coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive was built to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains…but you will soon realize it is the view that is truly precious. This evening, enjoy an Old West adventure** filled with traditional cowboy food and entertainment.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 6: Durango - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango
An incredible day awaits at Mesa Verde National Park, best known as the home of the ancient and mysterious civilization. Visit the fascinating Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings to see two of the largest cliff dwellings built between 1211-1278 by ancestors of the Pueblos.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Durango - Colorado Springs
Enjoy a relaxing ride to Colorado Springs. En route, marvel at the scenery as you depart the San Juan National Forest and pass through the beautiful Rio Grande National Forest, a vast expanse of wilderness.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Colorado Springs - Manitou Springs - Colorado Springs
Depart for Manitou Springs, home of Pike's Peak — the legendary symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush. Embark on a journey aboard the Pike's Peak Cog Railway, the world's highest cog railroad, for an 8.9 mile trip to the top of Pike's Peak (approx. 14,110 ft.). During the journey you will see magnificent views and perhaps animals in their native habitat. Later, travel to the Garden of the Gods, on the National Register for Historic Places, to see the towering sandstone formations and enjoy a wonderful view of Pike's Peak. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner to celebrate a trip filled with scenic delights and railway adventures.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 9: Calgary - Depart for Home

 

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Highlights...
Rocky Mountain National Park • Grand Junction • Arches National Park
Dead Horse State Park • Canyonlands National Park • Winemaker's dinner
Siverton • Narrow Gauge RailroadCowboy food and entertainmentMesa Verde National ParkSpruce Tree Cliff DwellingsDurangoPike'sPeakCog Railway

  • Ride aboard the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains.
  • Journey on the world's highest cog railroad to Pike's Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs.
  • Spend two nights in Durango, a fun-filled cowboy town where you can relive the excitement of the Old West.

9 Days • 12 Meals:
7 Breakfasts • 2 Lunches • 4 Dinners

CALL FOR PRICES*

 

*Starting at $2,499 per person, land only, double occupancy.
Call for airfare from your gateway.


YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
DAYS 2 - 4
Doubletree Hotel, Grand Junction
DAYS 5 - 7
Durango Strater Hotel
DAY 8
Doubletree Hotel, Colorado Springs


Experience It!

The Durango & Silverton Narow Guage Railroad and the Pike's Peak Cog Railway.

Optional Excursions

Rafting on the Colorado River with Lunch - $58
Grand Junction
Duration: 3 Hours
Experience the magic of the legendary Colorado River! This calm, five mile stretch of the Colorado River is perfect for all ages. Each 12-person raft is accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable river guide who is versed in the history and geology of the area. Sit back and relax as your guide rows you down river. Don’t forget your camera as there will be multiple opportunities to get that perfect photo shot from the river’s view. It’s just a little taste of heaven! Everyone knows that “river runners” don’t go hungry so we’ve included a boxed lunch on this excursion.



For more information call Pam Adair at
216.751.8301 or 888-878-8187


Please Note:
Colorado is 2 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
• *Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the rate. Order of sightseeing is subject to change. The number of single accommodations is limited on this tour..The highest point on this tour is 14,110 feet above sea level. (Pike’s Peak)
• This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

 

Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:24:08 PM