Colorado Train Adventure 2019 /2020

Enjoy 8 days of railroad history in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Colorado Train Adventure 2019 /2020

Enjoy 8 days of railroad history in the scenic Rocky Mountai...
Travel America
Denver, CO to Denver, CO
8 days
From $3,600
Tour code: DE-100
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Garden of the Gods
  • US Olympic Training Center
  • Penrose Heritage Museum
  • Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  • Royal Gorge Park & Bridge
  • Sand Dunes National Park
  • Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Durango
  • Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Colorado Rail Museum
  • Garden of the God
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Silverton, CO
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Denver, CO

Enjoy 8 days of railroad history in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Experience a Colorado Rocky Mountain High as you travel on-board historic railroads through rugged mountains draped in fall colors. Be transported back to a Wild West era where mining towns thrived and panning for gold was a way of life.

PRICING:

$3600 per person twin share

Departure Dates (9)

2019: September 7 & 14

2020: September 6

What's included?

  • 7-night accommodations
  • Transportation by motorcoach
  • Services of a professional Western Leisure tour director
  • 7-breakfasts, 3-lunches, 5-dinners
  • Entrance fees to attractions, National Parks and Monument as mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips for included meals
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase per person)

Itinerary

4
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway

This morning, "all aboard" the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, considered the finest remaining example of a once vast network of narrow-gauge lines linking together the Rocky Mountain Mining Camps. This unique railroad has been called by author Lucius Beebe, "the most awesomely spectacular example of mountain railroading in North America." Leave Antonito, Colorado and travel to Osier where you’ll disembark and enjoy lunch; then re-board your motorcoach and travel to the old west mining town of Durango for a two-night stay. Holiday Inn, Durango, CO (CB, L)

5
Mesa Verde National Park

After breakfast, travel to nearby Mesa Verde National Park for a day of exploration. Here you will visit cliff dwellings where the mysterious Anasazi once lived. Known as the "Ancient Ones" to the Navajo, the Anasazi lived in the Four Corners area almost a thousand years ago, then suddenly disappeared - leaving their incredibly well-preserved dwellings to intrigue and challenge modern man. This is the nation’s largest archeological preserve with 4,000 sights including 600 cliff dwellings. Spend some time in the Visitors Center with its large collection of ancient artifacts for an introduction to the ancient culture. A local expert will guide you through the most famous ruin sites with a stop at the Spruce Tree House Restaurant for lunch on own. After a fascinating tour of the park, return to Durango with the rest of the day free to explore this fun western town on your own. Holiday Inn, Durango, CO (B)

6
Durango & Silverton Train

This morning rides the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one of the last such railroads operating in the United States. "All aboard!" for a delightful trip through the Colorado Rockies between Durango and Silverton. The rugged peaks, alpine meadows, and crystal lakes take you back to the early days of the West when mountain men searched this untouched land for traces of bear and mountain lion. Upon arrival in Silverton, enjoy some free time to explore the many shops and have lunch on your own. Meet our motorcoach for a scenic drive north to Grand Junction. This evening sees the fantastic monoliths of Colorado National Monument. Over the centuries, wind and water have carved sheer, walled canyons, spires, and gorges from the brilliant orange and red sandstone. Overnight in Grand Junction and enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel. Doubletree, Grand Junction, CO (B,D)

7
Grand Junction-Denver

Depart and travel east for a ride through the Heart of the Rockies enjoying vistas of rugged canyons, pristine wilderness, and deep gorges. Cross the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass as we travel east descending once again into the "Mile High City" of Denver. Before checking into our hotel, we’ll stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. This museum’s mission is to acquire, preserve and exhibit railroad equipment, artifacts, and photographs emphasizing Rocky Mountain area railroads. You’ll learn about the history of this region from the 1860’s to present. What a great end to our Colorado Train Vacation. This afternoon check into your hotel and freshen up but don't wander too far because tonight you will rejoin your fellow passengers for a farewell dinner.  Embassy Suites Airport, Denver, CO (B,D)

8
Departure

Say farewell to Denver and the Rocky Mountains.  A morning transfer to the airport has been arranged for your journey home. (B)

Departure Instructions
Depart from Denver, CO anytime via Denver International Airport (DEN)

Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 1000.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy

Deposit and Final Payment Policies: A $1000 non-refundable deposit per person is required at time of booking to hold your Escorted package. Final payment is requested 90 days prior to departure. If a reservation is made within 90 days of departure, full payment is required at time of booking. Note: Our tours are planned one year in advance and occasionally the itinerary may need to be adjusted, or schedule changes may occur. Tour management reserves the right to make any adjustments in plans, which may be necessitated due to circumstances beyond our control. The tour organizer reserves the right to make any changes before or during the tour for the comfort and enjoyment of the passengers.

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