b'Day 1 - Colorado Rail Museum/ Railroad, the hotel features the largest Day 7 - Manitou & Pikes Peak Georgetown Loop Railroadcollection of American antiques in the Railway/Garden of the Gods Our tour begins with a drive from Denver country. The evening is yours to explore theThis morning we board the newly re-opened to Golden, CO, to visit the Colorado Rail town, which is brimming with Wild WestManitou & Pikes Peak Railway, the worlds Museum. Explore its featured exhibits, history. Overnight Durango, CO.(B) highest cog train, for an exhilarating rideextensive collection of rolling stock andDay 4 - Durango & Silverton Narrowto the 14,115-foot summit of Americas Roundhouse restoration facility offers anGauge Railroadmountain, Pikes Peak.At the top, thereinsiders perspective of this fascinating site.This morning, we board one of the most will be time for photos of the surrounding Next, we immerse ourselves in the miningscenic railroads in the Southwest, the mountain vistas that inspired the song history of the Rocky Mountains aboard Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge America the Beautiful. Before returning to the Georgetown Loop Railroad. This Railroad. This journey takes us on a routeColorado Springs, we visit Garden of the Gods narrow-gauge, two coil loop railway was along the Animas River to Silverton, CO, an a National Natural Landmark sitefor a completed in 1884 and takes us on the1874 mining town located high in the Sandrive through the dramatic red rock forma-original 4 1/2-mile loop between GeorgetownJuan Mountains. A true highlight is the ridetions that reach up to 300 feet tall. Overnight and Silver Plume. After lunch in Georgetown,through the Animas River Gorge. OvernightColorado Springs, CO. (B)we drive through the rugged landscape toDurango, CO. (B)the resort town of Breckenridge, where theDay 8 - Tour Conclusion remainder of the day is free to enjoy the Day 5 - Cumbres & ToltecOur tour of Colorados railways concludes authentic Gold Rush surroundings of theScenic Railroadafter breakfast. A group transfer to Denver town. Overnight Breckenridge, CO. (L) An unforgettable journey lies ahead as International Airport accommodates flights departing after 1:00 p.m. (B)Day 2 - Leadville, Colorado &we set out on the Cumbres & Toltec ScenicSouthern RailroadRailroad, the longest and highestDiscover the mining and railroad past ofnarrow-gauge steam railroad in North Leadville, CO, as we join the Leadville, America. The Southwests scenes are on full Colorado & Southern Railroad on a coursedisplay on this 64-mile ride, crossing the through San Isabel National Forest. WeColorado/New Mexico border 13 times. After return to Breckenridge, where the rest of theour rail excursion, we drive into the San Luis day is free to enjoy our wild surroundings. Valley, the oldest settled area in Colorado, to Overnight Breckenridge, CO. (B) Alamosa. Overnight Alamosa, CO. (B, L, D)Day 3 - Breckenridge to DurangoDay 6 - Royal Gorge Route Railroad Enjoy a leisurely day of travel on our drive toThis morning, we depart for Canon City, where Durango. Our route includes inspiring vistaswe board the Royal Gorge Route Railroadof the Rockies, lush National Forests andin the first-class vista-dome car. The train quaint mining towns. We arrive in Durangotravels along the Arkansas River andlate this afternoon and check into the Straterconcludes with a stop underneath theHotel. Located within walking distance of thesoaring Suspension Bridge from the rim to Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge the rivers edge. Overnight Colorado Springs, CO. (B, L)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 123'