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Vintage Trains Through the Colorado Rockies

Vintage Trains Through the Colorado Rockies

$2930 / per person
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ALLLLL ABOARD! Colorado’s historic railroads have unique history and charm. Travel back to the Old West and the days of the Iron Horse, set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Dates

August 4-14, 2019

11 Days

Pricing

Double:  $2,930/person

Single:  $3,975/person

Highlights

16 Meals

4 Vintage Trains:

Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad

Pike’s Peak

Garden of the Gods Trading Post and Tour with Local Guide

Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings

U.S. Air Force Academy

Four Corners Monument

Mesa Verde National Park Tour with Local Guide

Bar D Chuckwagon

Million Dollar Highway

Estes Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Moderate Activity Level*

*Moderate physical activity level with higher altitudes up to 14,115″ above Sea level. Those with cardiac or respiratory issues should check with their doctor before booking.

Reservation Info

Deposit: $100 per person. Special cancellation policies. Inquire at time of booking.

Departure Info

Departing from: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, St. Charles,  Columbia, Kansas City, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Evansville, Cape Girardeau

Tour Plan

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Days 1 and 2 | Salina to Colorado Springs

On Day 1, depart by motor coach and travel through Missouri into Kansas to overnight. On Day 2, continue west to Colorado Springs, where we check into our hotel for 2 nights. (Day 2 - B)
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Day 3 | Colorado Springs

Start the day with a scenic bus tour on the Pike’s Peak Highway to the top of Pike’s Peak. As the road climbs higher, each new curve offers yet another spectacular vista that inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write her poem “America the Beautiful.” Visit the Garden of the Gods Trading Post for lunch with time to shop. We tour the Garden of the Gods with a local guide. Visit the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. (B,L)
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Day 4 | Canon City - Alamosa

This morning begins at the U.S. Air Force Academy. At Canon City, we board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad that chugs along the gorge of the Arkansas River. Cross the river on the hanging bridge and look up to the suspension bridge overhead. Lunch onboard. Overnight in Alamosa. (B,L)
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Day 5 | Antonito to Farmington

“All aboard” the 1880 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad departing from Antonito this morning! There is no diner on the train, so enjoy a delicious lunch at the Osier station before continuing to Chama, New Mexico and then to Farmington to overnight. (B,L)
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Day 6 | Four Corners to Durango

Travel to Four Corners, located on the Navajo Reservation, where four states meet at one point. Continue to Mesa Verde National Park to view cliff ruins of the Anasazi. A local guide will take us through the most famous ruin sites. Overnight in the Old West mining town of Durango after a delightful chuckwagon dinner and entertainment. (B,D)
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Day 7 | Colorado Rockies to Gunnison

We board the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a 45-mile, 3½ - hour rail journey through the Colorado Rockies. In Silverton, enjoy free time to shop and have lunch. Enjoy the scenic views along the “Million Dollar Highway” en route to Gunnison.(B,D)
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Day 8 | Colorado Rockies to Westminster

Wake up this morning in the Rockies. Travel to historic Leadville for lunch and our final rail excursion, where we board the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad. Continue to Westminster, our home for two nights. (B)
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Day 9 | Rocky Mountain National Park

This morning we venture into the resort village of Estes Park, where you have time to visit the unique shops. Drive over Trail Ridge Road, through Rocky Mountain National Park. We will stop for lunch, on your own at the Alpine Falls Visitor Center. See glacial Lake Granby and experience Berthoud Pass. Many stops during the day will provide the opportunity for magnificent photos. (B)
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Days 10 and 11 | Salina to Return Home

On Day 10 we begin our journey home and this evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. Day 11 will take you back to your departure points with memories of the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. (Day 10 - B, D/Day 11 - B)
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