9 Days •  12 Meals Experience the majesty of the Colorado Rockies from four trains that celebrate the can-do 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.

  • Take in Rocky Mountains scenery aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad.
  • View the San Juan Mountains aboard the 1881 Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
  • Ride beneath the highest suspension bridge in the world aboard the Narrow Gorge Railroad.
  • Journey to the top of Pike’s Pike aboard the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.

 

Day1 - Denver, Colorado - Tour Begins

Traverse the Colorado Rockies with us as you journey through the beauty of nature with Alpine lakes, towering peaks and rolling meadows at every turn.  Dinner

 

Day2 - Denver - Estes Park - Rocky Mountain National Park - Denver

Travel to the resort village of Estes Park, famous for its Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King's novel, The Shining. Enjoy leisure time to meander among its unique shops and fine galleries. Next stop is Rocky Mountain National Park to discover the true meaning of “panoramic” as you experience incredible views. Then, travel across the famed Trail Ridge Road* which forms the highest continuous highway in America reaching heights of 12,183 feet. This celebrated “Roof of the Rockies” offers views of massive peaks and rugged canyons as you cross the continental divide.  Breakfast

 

Day3 - Denver - Georgetown - Grand Junction

Travel through the Rocky Mountains on a scenic and historic train ride aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Completed in 1884 as a means to transport silver in and out of the region, this spectacular stretch of narrow gauge railroad is an engineering marvel and features several horseshoe curves and bridges including the Devil’s Gate High Bridge. A stop is made at the picturesque Alpine village of Vail. Lined with chalets, outdoor cafes and intriguing shops and galleries, Vail is one of the finest resort destinations in the world. Later, arrive in Grand Junction, your home for the next two evenings.  Breakfast

 

Day4 - 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 finest vineyards and sample the fruits of its labors. Tonight’s winemaker’s dinner at a lovely vineyard will be an exceptional experience where you can relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travelers.  Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day5 - 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 offers spectacular scenery, Victorian charm and historic architecture built between 1882 - 1910. Then it's “all aboard” the Durango and 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.  Breakfast

 

Day6 - Durango - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango

An incredible day awaits at Mesa Verde National Park which preserves the one thousand year culture of the remarkable Anasazi Indians. Visit the fascinating Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings to see two of the largest cliff dwellings built between AD 1211 - 1278 by ancestors of the Pueblos. This evening, enjoy an Old West adventure filled with traditional cowboy food and entertainment**.  Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day7 - Durango - Canon City - Colorado Springs

Travel east across southern Colorado to Canon City’s Royal Gorge Railroad. Board the train for a 24-mile ride beneath the highest suspension bridge in the world, the Royal Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 1,053 feet above the railroad tracks. This is some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see.  Breakfast

 

Day8 - 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 Pike's Peak Cog Railway, the world's highest cog railroad, for an 8.9 mile journey 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.  Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day9 - Colorado Springs - Tour Ends

Your tour ends in Colorado Springs.  Breakfast

 

Pricing: $2,199 - $2,329 per person, land only, double occupancy.  Call for dates and details.  1-866-412-2999

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