14 Nights Top Of The Rockies
A leisurely paced tour offering the best that Colorado has to offer including a couple of days at Arches National Park in Utah.
Days 1,2 & 3: Denver, CO
Welcome to the “Mile High City”, gateway to the spectacular Rocky Mountains! Denver is a vibrant city with 300 days of annual sunshine and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains in their backyard. See the Colorado State Capitol, modelled after the U.S. Capitol, with a step that is exactly one mile above sea level and spectacular views from the rotunda. The Denver Art Museum is itself a piece of sculpture. Nearby, the Colorado History Museum tells the colourful story of the gold miners, cowboys, sod busters, railroaders, soldiers and explorers who have called Colorado home. A block from the park is the U.S. Mint. This is the second largest storehouse of gold bullion in the U.S. and the spot where 10 billion coins are made each year. Stroll 16th Street Mall, with its outdoor cafes, shops, fountains, open plazas and parks.
3 nights Denver
Standard: Holiday Inn Select Denver -Cherry Creek
Select: Holiday Inn Select Denver - Cherry Creek
Day 4, 5 & 6: To Grand Junction (245 miles)
Drive to Central City, a mining town that in its heyday was called “the richest square mile on earth,” because of the gold found there. Then head west through the mountains to Grand Junction.
A delightful town with an historic main street in the far west of the state, stroll along lush tree lined streets with outdoor sculptures, historic buildings and fountains this town is home to delightfull shops, restaurants  and galleries. Grand Junction is a great place to stay for visiting Colorado National Monument, a massive sandstone rock landscape. Sitting in fertile Grand Valley, Grand Junction is surrounded by 17 wineries, all offering tastings, as well as farms and orchards growing peaches, cherries and apples. The Grand Mesa is "an island in the sky," with forests, lakes and slopes. The Museum of Western Colorado features everything from dinosaur relics to historic fruit farms. New to the area is Tammy Allen's car museum at Allen Unique Autos which has an amazing collection of classic, rare and unique cars that have been lovingly restored. For a birds eye view why not take a flight over Western Colorado & Utah with Getaway Canyons Airtours offering scenic airtours or if you are feeling really adventurous take a skydive or heliski trip.  This whole region really does have something for everyone the amazing setting beckons enthusiasts to explore the outdoors in anyway you wish - hike, bike, fish, hunt, ski, snowboard, play golf, Raft, float along the mighty Colorado river or just simply head for the wide open spaces grab a picnic and enjoy the scenery with a nice glass of local wine in hand.
3 nights Grand Junction
Standard: Grand Vista Hotel
Select: Grand Vista Hotel
Days 7 & 8: To Moab, UT (114 miles)
Head for Moab, Utah, Utah and visit Arches National Park, with over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rock formations. In some areas, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history. Take a hike in Canyonlands National Park, where you can take a naturalist-guided walk and visited the Island in the Sky.
2 nights Moab, UT
Standard: Best Western Greenwell Inn Plus
Select: Red Cliffs Lodge
Days 9, 10 & 11: To Mesa Verde National Park/Durango (160 miles)
Visit Mesa Verde National Park, where a virtual city of ancient Indian cliff dwellings sat on the cliffs in the mountains. Take a ranger-guided tour to the Cliff Palace, the largest “building” there, climbing five, 8-10ft (2.6-3m) ladders, on a 100ft (30m) vertical climb. Later drive on to Durango with its charming downtown and great restaurants. The next day, take a on the Durango Silverton Railroad, which winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two million acre San Juan National Forest. The coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago.
3 nights Durango
Standard: Econo lodge Cortez
Select: Far View Lodge
Day 12: To Leadville/Vail (298 miles)
The drive today takes you virtually over the top of the Rockies, as you climb to Leadville. The famous Younger Gang lived here; Doc Holliday had his final shoot-out here; Bat Masterson and the Earps were here. And of course perhaps the most famous rags-to-riches and- back-to-rags story began here with Horace and Baby Doe Tabor. It was a rollicking, rowdy mining town, and today Leadville is a National Historic Landmark District encompassing over 70 square blocks. Most of the buildings were built between 1880 and 1905 and complete the charm with their architecture. Leadville was incorporated in 1878 and is the highest incorporated city in the continental United States at 10,152 feet above sea level. Later travel onto Vail in the late afternoon.
1 night Vail, CO
Standard: Comfort Inn Beaver Creek
Select: Sheraton Mountain Vista
Days 13 & 14: To Rocky Mountain National Park (146 miles)
Spend your last two days exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. American explorers had considered the Rocky Mountains impenetrable, but native peoples of the Ute and Arapahoe tribes had long passed back and forth over the range; the two park roads now crossing the mountains follow their general routes. Take a horseback trail ride and really feel at one with the magnificent scenery!
2 nights Estes Park, CO
Standard: Rocky Mountain Park Inn
Select: Rocky Mountain Park Inn
Day 15: Homeward Journey
Time to travel back to Denver airport to catch your flight home.
Pre, post or extra nights: Pre, post & extra nights within the itinerary can be added to this tour, please let us know at time of booking if you would like to extend your stay anywhere and we will be happy to quote the extra nights.
Documentation/joining instructions: A prepaid voucher for your first hotel stay will be issued to you prior to travel, your self-drive guidebook with all other documents, driving directions & maps etc will then be waiting for your collection on check in at the first hotel.
Included in the tour:
All hotel taxes
Driving Directions
Not included in this tour:
Overnight parking charges if applicable
Flights – Please contact us to arrange flights direct into Denver with our airline partner British Airways.
Car Hire - Please contact us to arrange car hire with our rental partner Alamo rent a car at very competitive rates.
All rates quoted below are per adult per package in Great British Pounds and include all taxes.
Up to two children under 11 can stay free when sharing the same room with two adults.
Accommodations are offered on two quality levels: “standard” indicates good, moderate accommodation with several facilities, possibly a dining room and sometimes a swimming pool. “Select” indicates a more superior accommodation in great locations, with extended facilities including a dining room and usually a swimming pool. All rooms on both level offer en-suite private facilities.
Standard Hotels
Tour departs everyday
01Apr – 14May 2018
15May – 02Jul 2018
03Jul – 19Aug 2018
20 Aug – 25Oct 2018
26Oct – 31Oct 2018
Select Hotels
Tour departs everyday
13Apr – 14May 2018
15May – 02Jul 2018
03Jul – 19Aug 2018


20Aug – 10Oct 2018
To book this tour along with flights, car hire and extra nights or if you have any questions please call us on 0844 80 444 80 we are open 7 days a week until late.

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