2 Trains • 4 National Parks • 2 Nights Durango

9 Days - Tour Dates: September 18 - 26, 2022
11 Meals Included

Go Back

Activity Level:

Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible. NOTE: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.

Price Per Person:

$3299.00 Double Occupancy
$3249.00 Triple Occupancy
$4379.00 Single Occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $100 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $75 - 11-20 Clients
Single Supplement Discount
The first TWO Singles to book, SAVE 50% off the Single Supplement

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

Tour Highlights:

  • Round Trip Home Pick-up*
  • Round Trip Airfare
  • 11 Meals: 8-Breakfasts, 3-Dinners
  • 2 Scenic Trains through Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail and Royal Gorge Scenic Railway
  • 4 National Parks: Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, & Great Sand Dunes
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Colorado Springs: US Olympic Center, Air Force Academy & Garden of the Gods
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Western Stage Show
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Brad Wentzel (June)
  • Hotel Transfers & Baggage at Hotels

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Sunday, 9/18/2022 - Fly to Denver
Arrive in Denver (altitude 5,280'), meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner. - Dinner
Day 2 - Monday, 9/19/2022 - Vail / To Grand Junction
Today travel west and stop in Vail, a favorite year round resort destination. Explore the Vail Village, the downtown district reminiscent of a Bavarian Village, in addition to taking in breathtaking mountain views. Later continue to Grand Junction (altitude 4,580') for a two night stay. - Breakfast
Day 3 - Tuesday, 9/20/2022 - Utah National Parks
Travel west into Utah to visit two great national parks. Canyonlands National Park features deeply eroded canyons interspersed with sheer-sided mesas and a variety of spires, arches, and unusual rock formations. Then stop at Dead Horse Point State Park for an amazing view of the Colorado River. A short ride brings you to Moab, Utah for lunch on your own in this town famous for western movie making. This afternoon visit Arches National Park to see some of the famous arches (over 2,000 in total) and marvel at other red rock formations and canyons. Return to Grand Junction. - Breakfast
Day 4 - Wednesday, 9/21/2022 - Durango Silverton Railroad
Journey south to Silverton, secluded in a mountain valley (altitude 9,300'). Then it’s all-aboard the 1881 coal-fired, steam-powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a spectacular journey in the San Juan National Forest following the sheer cliffs of Animas River. Arrive in historic Durango (altitude 6,500'). Durango began as a mining town and today features a Victorian downtown where you can enjoy the spirit of a bygone era. - Breakfast
Day 5 - Thursday, 9/22/2022 - Mesa Verde National Park
This morning visit Mesa Verde National Park, home to the largest and best preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings in the Southwest including famous Cliff Palace. Venture out on Mesa Top Loop Road which winds around overlooks to see some of the 600 cliff dwellings. This evening, enjoy a fun-filled dining experience at the Bar D Chuckwagon Supper & Western Stage Show. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 6 - Friday, 9/23/2022 - Great Sand Dunes National Park
Today travel east to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Stop at the Visitor's Center to learn more about the tallest sand dunes in North America, some rising to 750 feet. Later, journey to Colorado Springs (altitude 6,000'), a picturesque city situated at the foot of famous Pikes Peak. - Breakfast
Day 7 - Saturday, 9/24/2022 - Colorado Springs
This morning, tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Later, visit the famous Garden of the Gods. This 1,300-acre park is home to towering sandstone formations. Then visit the U.S. Air Force Academy at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. See the unique Cadet Chapel, a national landmark with 71 gleaming aluminum spires soaring skyward. - Breakfast
Day 8 - Sunday, 9/25/2022 - Royal Gorge Railroad (Click for Video)
Today travel to see Royal Gorge and experience some of the most arresting scenery in all of American railroading aboard the Royal Gorge Railroad.  The rail journey travels from Canon City to Parkdale along the Arkansas River through the scenic Royal Gorge and features dramatic views of the Royal Gorge Bridge, the world’s highest suspension bridge. Tonight your Farewell Dinner is at a popular restaurant in the Colorado Springs area. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 9 - Monday, 9/26/2022 - Return Home
Transfer to the Denver airport and fly home.

Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

  • Denver (1) - Sheraton Denver
  • Grand Junction (2) - Hilton Doubletree
  • Durango (2) - Rio Grande Inn
  • Colorado Springs (3) - Doubletree 
Alternate hotels may be used

*Please see Terms & Conditions