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Experience the beauty of the Colorado Rockies from the many historic trains of the Old West; including Pike’s Peak & Royal Gorge! 

 

 

Day 1 – Home to York, NE 

We set off today for the Colorado Rockies! There will be coffee stops and lunch on your own as we travel along. We will have a “Welcome” pizza party tonight as we get to know our fellow travelers. 

Included Meals: Pizza Party 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 2 – York to Colorado Springs, CO 

We reach Colorado today and check into our hotel for a relaxing two night stay. Tonight we will enjoy Drury’s Kickback Reception, which is a complete light meal, as we prepare for our railroading experience. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Drury Kickback 

Hotel: Drury Inn (2 Nights) 

 

Day 3 – Colorado Springs 

Depart for Manitou Springs and experience Pikes Peak which forms a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. It is the farthest east of the big peaks in the Rocky Mountain chain, which contributed to its early fame among explorers, pioneers, and immigrants and made it the symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush to Colorado with the slogan, “Pikes Peak or Bust.” Your best views will come from a ride on the Cog Railway to the top. Lunch will be included at the Garden of the God’s Trading Post. Then, visit Garden of the Gods featuring red rock formations and breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, it was marked on the National Register for Historic places in 1979. This evening enjoy the Drury’s “Kickback,” a complete light meal. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Drury Kickback 

 

Day 4 – Colorado Springs to Alamosa 

Enjoy breakfast before we depart for Canon City. Board the Royal Gorge Railroad for a 24-mile journey beneath Royal Gorge Bridge. This ride will afford some of the most spectacular scenery your eyes will ever see! Lunch will be served aboard the train while we keep our eyes open to glimpse wildlife in their natural habitat. Visit Royal Gorge Park, affording breathtaking views from the highest suspension bridge in the world, rising 1,053 feet above the rapids of the Arkansas River. Ride the Aerial Tram across the gorge and then walk back across the 1929 suspension bridge. After a fabulous day in the Royal Gorge area, we drive to Alamosa, Colorado for our overnight stay. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

 

Day 5 – Alamosa to Durango 

Motor to Antonito and board the famous Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This train runs between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. The track was originally laid in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Chama today is a small village, but considered hallowed ground by many railfans. Chama houses one of the most physically complete railroad yards in the country. The railroad yard still has the feel of 1960 and earlier. We will disembark from the train in Chama and drive to Durango, an old romantic mining town. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Historic Strater Hotel 

 

Day 6 – Durango to Palisade 

Board The Silverton, the last scheduled narrow gauge railroad in the United States. This 1881 coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive was built to haul silver and gold ore, and today it will carry you along the breathtaking canyons of the La Plata and San Juan Mountains. See breathtaking scenery as we wind around mountain peaks, canyon walls, and rushing streams enroute to Silverton, once a bustling mining town in the 1870s. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Silverton is a national historic landmark. Take time to explore Silverton’s historic architecture built between 1882 and 1910 during Silverton’s boom time. Motor on the million-dollar highway over Red Mountain Pass of the San Juan Mountains to Palisade. Spend two nights at the exceptional Wine Country Inn where you can stroll through the working vineyards that surround the inn, an 80-room Victorian style hotel, which sits in the middle of 21 acres of vines! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Wine Country Inn (2 Nights) 

 

Day 7 – Palisade 

After breakfast we make our way to Grand Junction. We’ll drive through the grand landscapes of the spectacular Colorado National Monument, offering sweeping views of the canyon. Drive through lovely orchard country with a stop at one of the orchards for a tour and opportunity to shop. Dinner is included at Wine Country Inn tonight. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 8 – Palisade to Denver 

This morning board the Amtrak train for a full day of scenic railing through the Colorado Rockies from Grand Junction to Denver. Tonight enjoy the “Kickback” at the hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Drury Kickback 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites (2 Nights) 

 

Day 9 – Denver 

We’ll make our way to nearby Georgtown and board the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Finished in 1884 for the Colorado Central Railway to transport silver in and out of the region, this breathtaking stretch of narrow gauge railroad is an engineering marvel, featuring several horseshoe curves and bridges including the Devil’s Gate High Bridge. Lunch will be on your own at historic downtown Georgetown. We’ll enjoy a tour of Molly Brown’s house. Partake in the Drury’s Kickback Reception tonight. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Drury Kickback 

 

Day 10 – Denver to Lincoln, NE 

After an included breakfast, we will begin our journey towards home, overnighting in Lincoln. Lunch is planned along the way at Big Ole’s Steakhouse. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 11 – Lincoln to Home 

Arrive home with special memories of our Colorado Trains journey! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,799
Single: $4,689
Triple: $3,549
Quad: $3,399

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $240
Single: $303

Travel Bucks

$50 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking (*Altitude Changes may affect your health.)

Price Includes

17 Meals & 4 Kickbacks, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 84°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
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Colorado Trains
Motorcoach Departure Date:
08/22/2023
Motorcoach Return Date:
09/01/2023

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Tour Highlights

Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak Cog Railway & Pikes Peak
Royal Gorge Railway
Royal Gorge Park
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Colorado National Monument Canyon
Two night stay at the peaceful Wine Country Inn
Fruit Orchard
Amtrak Train Ride Grand Junction to Denver
Georgetown Loop Railroad



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
12°
Colorado Trains
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 84°
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