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Ranges, Rails & Relics (Summer)

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

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$6,300 (Single supplement $2,100)
15 Days/14 Nights - 7/6-7/20

  • Wet Mountains Scenic Drive
  • Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  • Sangre de Cristo Scenic Drive
  • Highway of Legends Scenic Byway
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • San Juan Skyway All-American Byway
  • Dallas Divide
  • Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Mount Sneffels Wilderness
  • Silver Thread Scenic Byway
  • Cottonwood Pass Scenic Drive
  • Independence Pass Scenic Drive
  • Aspen
  • Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway
  • Pikes Peak
  • Garden of the Gods

The longest excursion in our product line, this tour is designed specifically for persons who truly wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. The itinerary begins with a leisurely drive through the Wet Mountains, followed by an elegant luncheon aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The following day’s activities include travel on the Sangre de Cristo and Highway of Legends Scenic Byways. From Alamosa, your tour route turns westward, skirting the southernmost portions of the San Juan Mountains, via Wolf Creek Pass, to Durango and Mesa Verde National Park.

High, wild and rugged, the San Juans are one of the great mountain ranges in all of America. Your visit to this spectacular area will be highlighted by a circuit of the 236-mile long San Juan Skyway, a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad, and forays into the jaw-dropping Sneffels Range via backroads emanating from the Dallas Divide area. The better part of a day will also be spent at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

From Montrose, the tour route loops to the southeast via the Silver Thread Scenic Byway from Lake City to South Fork, then north from Monte Vista to Poncha Springs, and west over Monarch Pass to Gunnison. After traversing the Cottonwood Pass and Independence Pass Scenic Drives, Aspen and the fabled Maroon Bells loom as the next featured destination. As you stand on the shores of Maroon Lake and gaze upon the towering Maroon Bells, it will quickly become evident why this vista is, arguably, THE iconic image for all of Colorado. Reluctantly leaving this majestic setting, your party begins its return to Colorado Springs, our host city. The itinerary, however, concludes with a resounding flourish, one that includes ascents of two 14,000-foot peaks: Mount Evans via the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, which is the highest paved road in all of North America, and Pikes Peak via the Cog Railway. On the final travel day of this tour, a visit to the Garden of the Gods will also be provided.