Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado Highlights

Experience the majestic scenery of the Rocky Mountains as we explore the Centennial State. Colorado is simply a treasure trove of natural wonders! Witness Mesa Verde’s marvelous cliff dwellings, ascend Pike’s Peak by Jeep with a professional guide, experience the thrill of the Million Dollar Highway, cross Royal Gorge by pedestrian bridge and gondola, and immerse yourself in surreal beauty at the Garden of the Gods. When we’re not feasting our eyes on beautiful scenery, we’ll explore Vail, the famous resort town nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Grand Junction, celebrated as Colorado’s wine country, and historic Durango, where the spirit of the Old West is alive and well.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Colorado

We fly to The Centennial State and enjoy overnight accommodations in Denver.

Day 2 : Rocky Mountain National Park

This morning we depart Denver and head into Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the sweeping overlooks of Trail Ridge Road as we wind across the highest paved highway in the country. Gaze in wonder at the over 12,000 foot high views of the scenic alpine tundra below, and along the way make informative stops at the visitor centers. Later, we arrive in world-renowned Vail and check-in to our comfortable overnight accommodations. B,L,D

Day 3 : Vail

The morning is at leisure to enjoy the alpine village of Vail and all it has to offer. This afternoon we depart for a spectacular drive through western Colorado. We have accommodations for the next two nights in downtown Grand Junction. B

Day 4 : Colorado National Monument

This morning we enjoy a scenic drive through Colorado National Monument. Great landscapes of the American West surround us along Rim Rock Drive with views of towering monoliths, red rock canyons, and wildlife such as bighorn sheep and eagles. After our drive we enjoy an included lunch before we have free time to explore historic downtown Grand Junction. B,L

Day 5 : Silverton Train Ride

The journey to Silverton features the Million Dollar Highway with spectacular views. This afternoon we board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and enjoy a breathtaking train ride. This classic steam-powered locomotive follows the same tracks the settlers once took through the area. Marvel at stunning canyons and the over two million acre San Juan Forest. Accommodations for the next two evenings are in downtown Durango. B,D

Day 6 : Mesa Verde National Park

Receive a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Pueblo people today on a guided tour of spectacular Mesa Verde National Park. Featuring nearly five thousand archaeological sites and six hundred cave dwellings, including some of the best preserved in the country, we learn about the history and culture of the fascinating people who inhabited this area from 600 - 1300 AD. We return to Durango with free time to browse and shop.

Day 7 : Royal Gorge Gondola

We continue through the majestic terrain of the mountains today and make our way through Wolf Creek Pass. At an elevation of 10,875 feet, it offers stunning views of the sweeping landscapes below. This afternoon we arrive at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. Offering 360-degree views of the surrounding scenery, we board a gondola and glide 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River. Traveling over 2,200 feet across the gorge, we marvel at unparalleled views of completely unspoiled vistas. Our accommodations for two nights are in Colorado Springs. B

Day 8 : Pikes Peak & Garden of the Gods

This morning takes us on a 4 x 4 jeep adventure to the summit of Pikes Peak and back with authentic Western guides. Later, we depart for the surreal beauty of the Garden of the Gods. This National Natural Landmark offers towering sandstone rock formations set against the snow-covered beauty of the mountains. Enjoy photo opportunities on our docent-led tour of this magical area. Tonight we gather for our Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,L,D

Day 9 : Fly Home

We fly home from Denver with wonderful memories of our unforgettable time together in Colorado. B

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

Highest Elevation: We will be traveling at high elevations ranging from 4,590 feet to 14,100 feet for the entirety of our tour..

Tour Dates & Pricing

September 17th, 2018 - September 25th, 2018

Category - Occupancy

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Final Payment Date: 07/19/2018

Departure Cities

WCCO Radio Pickup Locations:

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Preferred Departure Approved

Land Only