Join us with our partners at Mayflower Cruises and Tours as we embark on a 9-day journey across the scenic terrain of Colorado aboard six historic trains. Ride the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad and learn history and tales of the wild as you travel north along the Arkansas River Valley. Board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a journey through spectacular canyons in the San Juan National Forest. Take a drive through the Garden of the Gods, a 1300-acre park filled with unique red sandstone formations. Visit Mesa Verde National Park, have lunch aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, and ride the most famous portion of the old Denver and Rio Grand Western train line through the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas." Travel on the Cripple Creek Railroad, reminiscent of old gold-mining days, then round out your locomotive experience with a "Ride to the Clouds" aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
Round trip airport transfers
Experience SIX scenic rail excursions following historic routes of the Old West
Travel along the Arkansas River Valley aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, voted one of the Top Ten Most Exciting Rail Journeys in the World
Ride through the Rockies aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad across the famous Hanging Bridge
Relive the gold mining days aboard the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
Climb 14,000 feet on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Visit beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains
Tour Mesa Verde National Park with its amazing cliff dwellings, home to the Ancient Ones, the Anasazi Indians
Visit the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park
Drive through Garden of the Gods Park with its unique red sandstone formations
Days 1 Holiday Inn East or DoubleTree Hotel, Denver, Colorado
Days 2 Comfort Suites, Dillon, Colorado
Days 3 Hampton Inn, Montrose, Colorado
Days 4 - 5 Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, Colorado
Days 6 Hampton Inn, Alamosa, Colorado
Days 7 - 8 Radisson Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Departure Dates in 2024
July 5, 19
September 6, 13, 20, 27
Per Person Twin* Single Room*
$3,099 + $1,149
*These prices are land only and do not include your airfare.
This tour is operated by the DayTripper Extended and Vacations Department through our partners at Mayflower Cruises and Tours. There is no financial obligation or required booking by filling out this form, it is simply a request to have an agent to contact you for more information, to give you and air quote, or to take your reservation if you are ready to move forward in booking.
Travel to Denver
Welcome to Denver, the “Mile High City.” Meet your fellow travelers at 5:00 p.m. for a get-acquainted dinner hosted by your Tour Manager.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Departing Denver, venture into Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the top of Longs Peak, the park is filled with breathtaking scenery and experiences. Following the Trail Ridge Road a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center offers an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place.
Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad
Today, travel to historic Leadville to board the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad. While onboard, learn about the fascinating history of the railroads while traveling north along the Arkansas River Valley. Rising up 1,000 feet from the valley floor you will be greeted by spectacular views of Fremont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mount Massive and Mount Elbert.
Later, travel through scenic Monarch Pass and Curecanti National Recreation Area and visit the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park while en route to Montrose.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Today, it’s “full steam ahead” as you board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Voted one of the “Top Ten Most Exciting Train Journeys in the World” by the Society of American Travel Writers, this route winds through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest.
The locomotives used today remain 100% coal-fired, steamoperated and are maintained in their original condition. Later, check into the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Mesa Verde National Park
Visit the land of the ancient Pueblo Indians in Mesa Verde National Park. The fascinating cliff dwellings and culture of these people provide you with a look into a society that existed approximately 1,400 years ago.
Building elaborate stone communities, the Ancestral Puebloan people developed their own society that existed for some 700 years, before disappearing.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Your day begins as you board the motorcoach and ride to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the original Rio Grande Line. This is America’s most spectacular narrow gauge steam railroad.
Explore 50 miles of wild and rugged territory between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, the highest point on the railroad.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad & Garden of the Gods
Aboard the Royal Gorge Railroad follow the 12-mile route along the old Denver and Rio Grande Western train line. Ride through the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas” on an unforgettable journey over the famous Hanging Bridge, which clings precariously to the steep granite walls of Royal Gorge.
Then, enjoy a drive through the stunning Garden of the Gods. This 1,300 acre park reflects the rich diversity of the terrain and red sandstone formations tell a unique geological story.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway and Cripple Creek
Begin the day with a “Ride to the Clouds” aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest cog railroad in the U.S. which stretches nine miles long as it vertically climbs to almost 14,000 feet. Then ride on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Scenic wonders await around every curve and this century-old steam locomotive is reminiscent of the gold mining days of the area. This evening assemble for a farewell dinner, sharing memories of this unforgettable scenic rail adventure.
Following breakfast, say goodbye to Colorado with a group transfer to the Denver International Airport for flights home after 12:00 p.m.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
This tour is operated by the DayTripper Extended and Vacations Department through our partners at Mayflower Cruises and Tours. This booking form is not a confirmed reservation, and there is no deposit required to complete your inquiry. Once we have your information an agent from Mayflower will contact you to answer your questions, give you a quote for airfare if you like, and if you are ready to move forward in booking, they will take your reservation. There is no financial obligation or requirement to make a reservation by submitting your request.
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