Rocky Mountain Discovery

Begins in and ends in Denver, Colorado

  • 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • April to September
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Personalised Road Book

From £2320 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Day 2

Denver

Enjoy a whole day exploring the delights of Denver. Experience this walkable city with spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, outdoor cafes, farm-to-table cuisine, local breweries serving craft beer and plenty of shopping. Explore Denver’s creative side at the Denver Art Museum, with its famous American Indian art collection or see a concert under the stars at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.

Sightseeing in Denver

The Curtis, DoubleTree by Hilton
Day 3

Estes Park

70mi / 113km

Today leave the bright lights of Denver behind and make a stop at the colourful city of Boulder, before arriving in Estes Park. Sitting on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park you will find yourself surrounded by breath-taking views of colourful wildflowers, clear lakes and abundant wildlife.

Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park
Day 4, 5

Steamboat Springs

139mi / 224km

It’s just a short but wonderfully scenic drive through Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, it offers awe-inspiring views across towering mountain peaks and deep forest floors, tempting you to hike or bike the rugged terrain. The less energetic may choose to simply relax in the town’s natural mineral hot springs.

Sheraton Steamboat Resort
Day 6, 7

Vail

92mi / 148km

It’s a short journey today to the attractive alpine village of Vail. Famous for its world-class skiing, Vail is an area of numerous possibilities. There’s plenty of outdoor adventures to keep you busy, from hiking and biking to white water rafting, climbing and jeep adventures. We suggest a visit to Beaver Creek which is just ten miles away.

The Lodge at Vail
Day 8, 9

Grand Junction

146mi / 235km

Venturing towards the far east of the state, today’s destination is Grand Junction; Colorado’s wine country. Enjoy the charming downtown with great shops and restaurants and more than 20 wineries. Visit the Colorado National Monument, where towering monoliths and fascinating sculptures dot the vast red-rock canyon landscape. Watch for the bobcats and mountain lions which prowl the area! Ride the range at Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area; 36,000 acres of rugged canyons and plateaus located just eight miles from Grand Junction. If you have a fascination for dinosaurs, this is the place for you. Hundreds of species have been unearthed here and there are many museums and attractions dedicated to the magnificent creatures.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Junction
Day 10, 11

Aspen

130mi / 209km

Your journey today takes you through the San Juan National Forest to the chic town of Aspen, renowned for its relaxed pace life and upscale shopping and restaurants. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle whilst keeping a watch for the occasional celebrity! If you have additional time to spend in Colorado, you may wish to extend your trip to include Durango, an old Wild West and silver mining town 170 miles to the south. Renowned for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which was constructed in 1882 to haul silver and gold from the San Juan Mountains, you can journey the same lines today, experiencing the spectacular canyons.

Sightseeing in Aspen

Limelight Hotel
Day 12, 13

Colorado Springs

157mi / 253km

Leaving Aspen behind, today you weave through the Rockies, along Independence Pass and alongside Mount Elbut, Colorado’s highest point, to Colorado Springs. The Broadmoor, where you spend the next two nights, offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits to keep you entertained. Make sure you include a visit to the United States Air Force Academy during your stay, in addition to spending time at the Garden of the Gods, where towering sandstone rock formations contrast against the snow-capped mountains at Pikes Peak.

Sightseeing in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Day 14

Journey Home

89mi / 143km

From Colorado Springs, it’s a short drive north back to Denver, where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.


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