COLORADO TRAINS & FALL FOLIAGE
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Day 1: ARRIVE IN DENVER/COLORADO SPRINGS
Arrive in Denver. After a brief check-in with your tour director, travel south to Colorado Springs and enjoy touring of the US Air Force Academy. Next, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Tonight's dinner is a special treat - a welcome dinner at the famous Guiseppe's Train Depot Restaurant.
Day 2: PIKES PEAK COUNTRY
Today is devoted to sightseeing around Colorado Springs. First, you will ride on the Pike's Peak Cog Railway that climbs to the top of Pikes Peak. Next, continue to the Garden of the Gods Trading Post and enjoy a sumptuous lunch. This afternoon, continue sightseeing and tour Garden of the Gods. Return to your hotel with some time to freshen up, and then be our guests for a special evening of western hospitality and entertainment at the famous Flying W Ranch outdoor cookout.
DAY 3: ROYAL GORGE/RIO GRANDE RAILROAD
This morning visit the Royal Gorge, where the world's highest suspension bridge towers 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. Then experience the new Rio Grande Scenic Railroad as you board historic Dome Rail Cars for a breathtaking ride through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains over La Veta Pass. Arrive Alamosa, meet the motorcoach and transfer to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 4: CUMBRES and TOLTEC SCENIC RAILWAY
This morning, "all aboard" the 1880 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. Leave Antonito, Colorado and travel to Osier where you'll disembark and enjoy lunch; then re-board your motorcoach and travel to the old west mining town of Durango, Colorado for a two night stay.
DAY 5: MESA VERDE
After breakfast, travel to nearby Mesa Verde National Park for a day of exploration. A local expert will guide you through the most famous ruin sites with a stop at the Spruce Tree House Restaurant for lunch. After a fascinating tour of the park, return to Durango with the rest of the day free to explore this fun western town on your own.
DAY 6: DURANGO/SILVERTON TRAIN
This morning, ride the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one of the last such railroads operating in the United States. Upon arrival in Silverton, enjoy some free time to explore the many shops and have lunch on your own. Meet our motorcoach for a scenic drive north to Grand Junction. This evening see the fantastic monoliths of Colorado National Monument. Overnight in Grand Junction and enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel.
DAY 7: GRAND JUNCTION/DENVER
Depart and travel east for a ride through the Heart of the Rockies to Denver. Before checking into our hotel, we'll stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. What a great end to our Colorado Train Vacation. This afternoon, check into your downtown hotel and freshen up but don't wander too far because tonight you will rejoin your fellow passengers for a farewell dinner.
DAY 8: HOME
Say farewell to Denver and the Rocky Mountains. A morning transfer to the airport has been arranged for your journey home.
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