Colorado Rockies Rails and Parks

September 8, 2019 to September 19, 2019

This fantastic journey includes three rail experiences and five spectacular National Park visits.  Join us as we visit beautiful Rocky Mountain National park and then journey to Grand Junction, and from there we visit Arches National Park and Canyonlands in Utah.  Travel the steam powered Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through the national forest following the cliffs of the Animas River.  On to Colorado Springs and the Royal Gorge Train and Pikes Peak.   In addition, no stay in Colorado Springs can be without a visit to the US Airforce Academy.  This trip has something for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

Upon arrival in Denver meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay in the Mile High City. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

Hotel: Sheraton or Crowne Plaza, Denver (or similar)
Meal: Dinner

Today travel northwest of Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park and discover the true meaning of panoramic. This celebrated “Roof of the Rockies” offers views of massive peaks and rugged canyons as you experience one of the largest national parks in the United States. Later travel through the scenic
Colorado Rockies and arrive in Grand Junction for a two night stay.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Junction (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Today travel west into Utah to visit two of our country’s great national parks. This morning visit Canyonlands National Park featuring deeply eroded canyons interspersed with sheer-sided mesas and a variety of spires, arches and unusual rock formations. Then stop at Dead Horse Point State Park for an amazing view of the Colorado River. A short ride brings you to Moab, Utah for lunch on your own in this town famous for western movie making. This afternoon visit Arches National Park to see some of the famous arches (over 2,000 in total) and marvel at other red rock formations and canyons. Return to Grand Junction and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Junction (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today journey south to Silverton, secluded in a mountain valley at an elevation of 9,318 feet, to begin a wonderful train experience. It is all-aboard the 1881 coal-fired, steam-powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a spectacular rail journey through the San Juan National Forest following the sheer cliffs of Animas River. Arrive in historic Durango for a two-night stay. Durango began as a mining town during the gold and silver booms. Today it is a center of year round tourism, commerce, culture and ranching featuring a Victorian downtown where you can still enjoy the spirit of a bygone era.

Hotel: Durango Downtown Inn, Double Tree (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

This morning visit Mesa Verde National Park, home to the largest and best preserved Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings in the Southwest including the famous Cliff Palace. Venture out on the Mesa Top Loop Road which winds around overlooks to see some of the 4,000 ruin sites including 600 cliff dwellings. Return to Durango for an evening at leisure in this great western town.

Hotel: Durango Downtown Inn, Double Tree (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Today travel east to Great Sand Dunes National Park, established in 2004 & known for huge dunes and beaches created at the base of the dunes. Stop at a Visitor Center to learn more about this National Park, containing the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising to a maximum height of 750 feet from the floor of the San Luis Valley on the western base of the Sangre de Cristo Range. Later, journey to Colorado Springs, a picturesque city situated at the foot of famous Pikes Peak. “The Springs” as it is commonly referred to attracts thousands of visitors each year for its picturesque setting, historic & military sights and natural wonders.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Colorado Springs (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

This morning travel and board the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the world’s highest cog railroad, for an 8.9 mile trip to the summit of Pikes Peak (approx. 14,110 ft.). On a clear day you can see 75 miles to Denver and over 100 miles to New Mexico. Later, visit the famous Garden of the Gods, on the National Register for Historic Places. Located where the Great Plains meet the mighty Rockies, this 1,300-acre park is home to towering sandstone formations. Then visit the U.S. Air Force Academy located at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. The Academy is Colorado’s most frequently visited man-made attraction and home to cadets participating in the officer-training program. Stop at the Visitor Center featuring exhibits on cadet life and the unique Cadet Chapel, a national landmark with 71 gleaming aluminum spires soaring skyward.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Colorado Springs (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Today experience some of the most arresting scenery in all of American railroading aboard the Royal Gorge Train. The rail journey travels from Canon City to Parkdale along the Arkansas River through the scenic Royal Gorge and features dramatic views of the Royal Gorge Bridge, the world’s highest suspension bridge. Tonight experience a Farewell Dinner at the Flying W Ranch where you will enjoy a hearty Chuckwagon Supper & Western Stage Show.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Colorado Springs (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to the Denver Airport for your flight home.
Meal: Breakfast


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Milwaukee to Denver, Colorado, including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers

Hotel Accommodations

Eight Nights in First Class Hotels
  • One night in Denver
  • Two nights in Grand Junction
  • Two nights in Durango
  • Three nights in Colorado Springs

Includes hotel baggage handling for one bag per person including hotel porter gratuities.

Tour Highlights

  • Deluxe Air-conditioned touring motorcoach for transportation and sightseeing
  • 3 Train Experiences
    • Durango & Silverton Railroad
    • Pikes Peak Cog Railway
    • Royal Gorge Train
  • 5 National Park Visits
    • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Mesa Verde National Park
    • Arches National Park
    • Canyonlands National Park
    • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Moab, Utah
  • Garden of the Gods
  • S. Air Force Academy
  • Professional local Tour Director
  • Professional Tour Manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Customized informative travel documents

Included Meals

  • Eight breakfasts
  • Three dinners including dinner a Cowboy Dinner and Show

 

Not included:  Gratuities for Tour Director and Motorcoach Driver, airline baggage fees, meals (other than those included in the package), trip insurance and any items of a personal nature.

* Minimum group required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to participate. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination. NOTE: Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.

 

Tour-Only

Tour Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive

Round-trip airfare from Milwaukee
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,000.00
Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
June 5, 2019

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees are included and subject to change.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book and deposit by September 6, 2018 and receive $100 off per person!

Flights from Milwaukee are pending

The flights included in the air-inclusive package have not yet been announced, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.
Flight schedules are subject to change and Fox has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to June 5, 2019: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • June 6 to June 24, 2019: 50% package price + applicable airline fees
  • June 25 to July 24, 2019: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fee
  • July 25, 2019 to 0 days prior to travel: No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.