Trains of the Colorado Rockies
Experience the majesty of the Colorado Rockies aboard trains that celebrate the spirit of the Old West.
Experience the majesty of the Colorado Rockies aboard four trains that celebrate the spirit of the Old West. Scale Pike's Peak on the world's highest cog railway. Climb aboard an 1881 steam train for a journey through the San Juan Mountains. Travel the Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous highway in the U.S., reaching 12,183 ft. Discover the ancient culture of the Anasazi Indians at Mesa Verde National Park. Relish cowboy culture in an evening of authentic dining and entertainment.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Scenic rail excursions including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Pike's Peak Cog Railway
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- 12 meals
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions per itinerary
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Baggage handling, taxes and service charges
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Colorado National Monument
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Garden of the Gods
Day 1 - Denver, Colorado
Join us as we traverse the Colorado Rockies. At every turn we find the beauty of nature in the form of Alpine lakes, towering peaks and rolling meadows. Overnight at the Sheraton Denver Hotel. (D)
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. Overnight at the Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction. (B)
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. Here we come across an astounding variety of geological formations. Dead Horse State Park contains many spectacular views of deposits of sediments 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. Since the 1940's Moab has become famous for filming western movies. The beauty of the town is as breathtaking as the surrounding area. Overnight at the Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction. (B)
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 colourful panorama of deep, sheer-sided canyons and high rock towers. Later, journey to Colorado's wine country to learn about one of the regions up-and-coming vineyards and sample the fruits of its labour. Tonight, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers at a winemaker's dinner at a lovely vineyard. Overnight at the Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction. (B &D)
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. Overnight at the Durango Strater Hotel. (B & D)
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 Anasazi Indians. Visit the fascinating Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings to see two of the largest cliff dwellings built between 1211 - 1278 by ancestors of the Pueblos. Overnight at the Durango Strater Hotel. (B)
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. Overnight at the Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs. (B)
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 travellers for a farewell dinner to celebrate a trip filled with scenic delights and railway adventures. Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs. (B & D)
Day 9 - Colorado Springs - End of Vacation
Your tour comes to a close in Colorado Springs. (B)
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Dates & Prices
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|5th August 2016||Sold Out|
|12th August 2016||$2,299||Book Now|
|2nd September 2016||Sold Out|
|23rd September 2016||$2,329||Book Now|
|12th May 2017||$2,499||Book Now|
|4th August 2017||$2,499||Book Now|
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|23rd September 2017||$2,549||Book Now|
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: Departs 5th August 2016 (Sold Out) 12th August 2016 ($2,299), 2nd September 2016 (Sold Out) 23rd September 2016 ($2,329), 12th May 2017 ($2,499), 4th August 2017 ($2,499), 19th August 2017 ($2,499), 23rd September 2017 ($2,549)
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