b'Day 1 - Colorado Railroad Museum/ Day 4 - Durango & Silverton NarrowDay 7 - Manitou & Pikes Peak Georgetown Loop Railroad Gauge Railroad Railway/Garden of the GodsOur tour begins with a drive from Denver This morning, we board one of the most scenicThis morning we board the newly re-opened to Golden, CO, to visit the Colorado Railroad railroads in the Southwest, the Durango &Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway, the worlds highest Museum. Explore its featured exhibits, extensiveSilverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This journeycog train, for an exhilarating ride to the 14,115-collection of rolling stock and Roundhousetakes us on a route along the Animas River tofoot summit of Americas mountain, Pikes Peak. restoration facility that offer an insidersSilverton, CO, an 1874 mining town locatedAt the top, there will be time for photos of the perspective of this fascinating site. Next, wehigh in the San Juan Mountains. A true highlightsurrounding mountain vistas that inspired the immerse ourselves in the mining history ofis the ride through the Animas River Gorge.song America the Beautiful. Before returning to the Rocky Mountains aboard the GeorgetownOvernight Durango, CO. (B) Colorado Springs, we visit Garden of the Gods Loop Railroad. This narrow-gauge, two coil a National Natural Landmark sitefor a loop railway was completed in 1884 and takesDay 5 - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad drive through the dramatic red rock formations us on the original 4 1/2-mile loop betweenAn unforgettable journey lies ahead as that reach up to 300 feet tall. Overnight Georgetown and Silver Plume. After lunch inwe set out on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Colorado Springs, CO. (B)Georgetown, we drive through the ruggedRailroad, the longest and highest narrow-gaugelandscape to the resort town of Silverthorne,steam railroad in North America. The SouthwestsDay 8 - Tour Conclusionwhere the remainder of the day is at leisure.scenes are on full display on this 64-mile ride,Our tour of Colorados railways concludes Overnight Silverthorne, CO. (L) crossing the Colorado/New Mexico border 13after breakfast. A group transfer to Denver times. After our rail excursion, we drive intoInternational Airport accommodates flights Day 2 - Leadville, Colorado & Southernthe San Luis Valley, the oldest settled area indeparting after 1:00 p.m. (B)Railroad Colorado, to Alamosa. Overnight Alamosa, CO. Discover the mining and railroad past of(B, L, D)Leadville, CO, as we join the Leadville, ColoradoDay 6 - Royal Gorge Route Railroad& Southern Railroad on a course through San Isabel National Forest. We return toThis morning, we depart for Caon City, where Silverthorne, where the rest of the day is freewe board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad in the to enjoy our wild surroundings. Overnightfirst-class vista-dome car. The train travels along Silverthorne, CO. (B) the Arkansas River and concludes with a stop underneath the soaring Suspension Bridge from Day 3 - Silverthorne to Durango the rim to the rivers edge. Overnight Colorado Enjoy a leisurely day of travel on our drive toSprings, CO. (B, L)Durango. Our route includes inspiring vistas of the Rockies, lush National Forests and quaint mining towns. We arrive in Durango late this afternoon. The evening is yours to explore the town, which is brimming with Wild West history. Overnight Durango, CO. (B)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 49'