COLORADO RAILS & NATIONAL PARKS
3 Trains • 4 National Parks • 2 Nights Durango • 3 Nights Colorado Springs

9 Days - Tour Dates: August 4 - 12, 2024
11 Meals Included


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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:

$3750 Double Occupancy
$3700 Triple Occupancy
$4930 Single Occupancy

Prices above are from SAN/LAX

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $100 - First 1-20 Clients
SAVE $75 - 21-40 Clients
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Single Supplement Discount
The first TWO Singles to book, SAVE 50% off the Single Supplement

Additional Airports & Prices
$3,750 pp Double LAX / SAN / SNA
$3,750 pp Double  DFW / IAH
$3,750 pp Double  SAT / AUS / ABQ
$3,750 pp Double  SFO / SMF / OAK / SJC
$3,750 pp Double  SLC / SEA / PDX
$3,750 pp Double  PHX / LAS
+$100  IND / CVG
+$100  ONT / PSP
Singles Add  $1,180
Triple (in 2 Beds), please Deduct $50
Land Only  $3,199

Contact us for prices from other airports.

Tour Highlights:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up*
  • Round Trip Airfare
  • 11 Meals: 8-Breakfasts, 3-Dinners
  • 3 Scenic Trains through Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail, Pikes Peak Cog 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
  • AFC Tour Manager Chris McCool (Aug & Sept)
  • Hotel Transfers & Baggage at Hotels

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Sunday, 8/4/2024 - 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, 8/5/2024 - 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, 8/6/2024 - 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, 8/7/2024 - 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, 8/8/2024 - 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, 8/9/2024 - 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, 8/10/2024 - Colorado Springs
This morning board the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the world’s highest cog railroad for an 8.9 mile trip to the summit of Pikes Peak (approx. 14,110 ft). On a clear day you can see 75 miles to Denver and over 100 miles to New Mexico. Later, visit the famous Garden  of  the Gods. Located where the Great Plains meet the mighty Rockies, this 1,300-acre park is home to towering sandstone formations.  Then visit the U.S. Air Force Academy. Stop at the Visitor Center featuring exhibits on cadet life. - Breakfast
Day 8 - Sunday, 8/11/2024 - 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, 8/12/2024 - Return Home
Transfer to the Denver airport and fly home.

Note: This tour involves high altitude. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

FEATURED HOTELS
  • Denver (1) - Sheraton or Crowne Plaza
  • Grand Junction (2) - Doubletree by Hilton
  • Durango (2) - Rio Grande Inn, Doubletree, or The Strater Hotel
  • Colorado Springs (3) - Hilton Garden Inn or Wyndham Antler's Hotel 
Alternate hotels may be used

*Please see Terms & Conditions