Historic Train Journey
Discover Colorado’s breathtaking scenery, beautiful national parks, and historic trains on this Colorado trains tour. In Colorado Springs, take the cog railway, the world’s highest cog railway, up to the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak for amazing views as far as the eyes can see. As you ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad through the Colorado Rockies, witness stunning scenery, marvel at the steep canyon walls, and keep an eye out for wildlife such as eagles and big horn sheep. Cross the Colorado-New Mexico border 11 times as you ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, an authentic steam railroad that will take you through unspoiled beauty. Finally, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a legendary coal-fired, steam-powered train that hugs deep canyon walls and offers magnificent beauty traveling through San Juan National Forest. Step back in time as you visit Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see how the Ancestral Pueblo people lived in cliff dwellings from 600 to 1300 AD. On this Colorado trains tour, you’ll also visit Rocky Mountain National Park, where a stop at 12,183 feet provides stunning alpine views, and Colorado National Monument, with towering monoliths and red-rock canyons. Walk along the Royal Gorge Bridge, the world’s highest suspension bridge, and marvel at the rugged rock walls that plunge more than 1,000 feet down to the Arkansas River. Fun train rides, gorgeous scenery, and more await you on this Colorado trains tour designed for value-minded travelers. Just be sure to bring your camera!
Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Royal Gorge Bridge Park, Royal Gorge Railroad, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railraod, Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad.
DENVER Holiday Inn Denver – Cherry Creek (F)COLORADO SPRINGS Best Western Executive Inn & Suites (ST)ALAMOSA Super 8 Alamosa (T)DURANGO Quality Inn Durango (ST)GRAND JUNCTION Grand Vista Hotel (F)VAIL AREA Comfort Inn Vail/Beaver Creek (ST)
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.