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Colorado is known for its winter activities but summer serves up an eclectic blend of incredible adventure activities, hiking trails and some of the most beautiful scenery you're likely to find in North America. Board the Great Sand Dunes National Park, visit the exciting town of Aspen, ride your bike through Telluride and explore mighty Rocky Mountain National Park. This is Colorado at its very best! To top off this tour of a lifetime an exhilarating white-water rafting trip and exploration of stunning Maroon Bells in Aspen makes sure you experience the very best of Colorado!

North America
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: GCM/208597
  • Starts: Denver, United States
  • Finishes: Denver, United States
You will Visit
  • Denver
  • Durango
  • Telluride
  • Aspen
  • Boulder

Itinerary

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Day 1: Denver

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, take some time to explore the exciting city of Denver before your welcome meeting at 18.00 hrs. If you're a sports fan head to Mile High City - home to no less than seven professional sports teams offering a year-round sporting calendar. Alternatively, have the real Denver experience and get a taste of some unusual American cuisine, with a Rocky Mountain Oyster. You'll have to Google that one!

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 2: Garden of the Gods - Great Sand Dunes National Park

Leaving Denver, you stop to admire the dramatic views of the 'Garden of the Gods'; picture brilliant blue skies, snow-capped mountains and fiery red sandstone structures towering above! Then it's time to head to the tallest dunes in North America for some sandboarding down the epic dunes of Great Sand Dunes National Park with your tour leader. The centrepiece in a diverse landscape of grassland, aspen forest, alpine lakes and tundra, this place will leave you breathless - in more ways than one!

Meals Included: 1 breakfast included, other meals paid locally

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Day 3: Durango

This historic frontier mining town has something to offer both culture vultures and adrenaline junkies. Discover the boutique restaurants, charming galleries and stroll past exquisitely restored Victorian buildings in downtown Durango before taking in the city's surrounding scenic beauty.

Meals Included: 1 breakfast included, other meals paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Hot Springs US$18

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Day 4: Mesa Verde National Park - Durango

Travel west to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park, located in Montezuma County. See how the Ancestral Puebloans – often referred to as the Anasazi – lived, and be in awe of this archaeological masterpiece as you explore the 600 cliff dwellings. Return to Durango where you spend another night.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 5: Telluride

There's no place quite like Telluride in the summer, it's jam-packed with thrilling activities, including downhill mountain biking! Biking is the main draw in Telluride and the San Juan Mountains provide a variety of terrain perfect for riding. From the town of Telluride, you can find challenging trails that explore old mining roads and basins high above the Box Canyon. We find the perfect trail for your biking ability, and feel the wind in your hair on an included half day trip through stunning mountain terrain.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Telluride Brewing Company US$FREE
  • Telluride Mountain Gondola US$FREE

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Day 6: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Aspen

Next on the cards is the mighty Black Canyon. Formed by the raging Gunnison River, the canyon was named because of the lack of sunlight that reaches the canyon due to narrow gorge reaching depths of over 600 metres. The canyon is big enough to leave you awe-struck and intimate enough to really explore in depth. Steep, narrow cliffs offer some truly special hiking opportunities so make sure your camera is charged for the day! Unfortunately, your leader is unable to guide your hike here due to park regulations.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 7: Aspen

This beautiful mountain town is well known for its dining, nightlife and excellent art galleries. This morning you head out to some of the most photographed peaks in Colorado, the Maroon Bells. The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by a third of a mile and surrounded by pristine national forest and fields of wildflowers. For the best view of the area head to Maroon Lake and see the spectacular mirror image of the mountain peaks in its waters. From here you'll embark on an adrenaline inducing white-rafting trip down the Arkansas River, from Lower Roaring Fork through the Canyon. You'll encounter class III rapids which are perfect for beginners and intermediate rafters alike.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 8: Rocky Mountain National Park

Travel the mighty Trail Ridge Road through some truly spectacular scenery. Eleven miles of this highway travel above treeline with an elevation near 3,505 meters where the park's evergreen forests come to a halt. As the road meanders through the tundra's vastness to its highest point at 3,700 meters, the Trail Ridge Road offers you thrilling views, wildlife sightings and spectacular alpine wildflower exhibitions, all from the comfort of your vehicle. There will be plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs and appreciate the outstanding landscapes.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 9: Rocky Mountain National Park

The wild lands of Rocky Mountain National Park are up next and with a whole day of hiking ahead of you, you're in for a real treat. With some of the best vistas in North America and around 355 miles of hiking trails, you'll hike along picturesque streams, watch elk grazing in the grassland and climb steep mountain terrain. The snowy peaks and mountain lakes of this superb national park will leave you falling head over heels for this incredible area of the USA.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 10: Boulder - Denver

Your magical journey through the Colorado Rockies must come to an end, but before it does you stop for lunch on historic Pearl Street in Boulder. Finish your trip back in sunny Denver. This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend booking post tour accommodation if time allows. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs. 

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

Inclusions:
  • Services of a professional tour leader
  • All transportation by private vehicle
  • Free Wi-Fi in your vehicle (Maximum 5 users at one time)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel: 9
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Half day biking trip in beautiful Telluride
  • Incredible hiking trails and natural vistas
  • White-water rafting in Aspen
  • Hike the Maroon Bells in Aspen
  • Visit the 'Garden of the Gods' viewpoint
  • Drive the Trail Ridge Road
  • UNESCO site of Mesa Verde National Park
  • National parks and monuments: Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain