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Fall Foliage Along the Colorado Front Range

Arrive/Depart: Colorado Springs, CO - Book Now 888-288-5844


Craggy faces of Maroon Bells

$3,500 (Single supplement $1,050)
8 Days/7 Nights - 9/23-9/30

  • Sangre de Cristo Scenic Drive
  • Wet Mountains Scenic Drive
  • Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  • Brunch at the Broadmoor Hotel
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Peak to Peak Highway
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway
  • Pikes Peak
  • Pikes Peak Cog Railway

 

Often thought of as a single range of mountains, the Front Range actually consists of ten different subranges which form the great rampart that separates the high plains of eastern Colorado from the rest of the state. Departing from Colorado Springs, our Front Range tour begins with an excursion along the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains Scenic Drives, followed by an elegant dinner aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. On the following day, a Sunday brunch at the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs is capped by a visit to the richly colored sandstone formations and vertical rock spires located in the Garden of the Gods. The tour route then turns northward and follows the Peak to Peak Highway to Estes Park, gateway to one of Colorado’s crown jewels, Rocky Mountain National Park.

After traversing this alpine wonderland via the Trail Ridge Road, the final two days of your trip feature excursions to two of Colorado’s most accessible 14,000-foot peaks, Mount Evans and, via the Cog Railway, Pikes Peak. (It should be noted that the last five miles of the Mount Evans Scenic Byway are closed the day after Labor Day.) From the summit of Pikes Peak, you will enjoy the same panoramic vista which so inspired Katharine Lee Bates that she composed the lyrics to “America the Beautiful” immediately after her visit in 1893.