Ride the Rails of Colorado
June 13 - 18, 2024 (6 Days)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Admission to all listed attractions
Your SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Best Western Inn - Cañon City, CO
Drury Inn - Colorado Springs, CO
Hotel Indigo - Silverthorne, CO
Hampton Inn - Salida, CO
$1,935 Double occupancy, per person
$2,395 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: April 9, 2024
None through April 9, 2024
$200 - April 10 - April 23, 2024
$1,100 - April 24 - May 7, 2024
100% after May 7, 2024
All aboard for a 6-day Colorado escapade, where the allure lies as much in the journey as the destinations. Experience the state's splendor aboard iconic train routes, winding through majestic canyons, historic mining towns, and nature's grand spectacles. The rhythmic chug of the locomotive, panoramic vistas from your window seat, and curated train experiences make this tour a dream for rail enthusiasts. Dive into the romance of the rails and discover Colorado like never before. Join us for a timeless adventure.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
Embark with us today via deluxe motorcoach to Cañon City, Colorado. En route, we'll pause for an independent lunch in Trinidad, accompanied by an additional rest stop as we traverse the distance to our final destination. Throughout our travels, feast your eyes on the mesmerizing landscapes that transition seamlessly from Northern New Mexico to Southern Colorado.
DAY 2 B
After a refreshing hotel breakfast, we'll head to the Royal Gorge Route Train Station. Sink into plush seats and gaze through panoramic windows revealing Colorado's majestic Royal Gorge. For a closer experience, step into the open-air car.
Post-journey, we'll transition to the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Delve into the captivating history of a gold town, with strategic stops at scenic landmarks and the resonant Echo Valley.
DAY 3 B, L
After a hearty hotel breakfast, we're set for a thrilling exploration of the iconic Garden of the Gods. Dive deep into its wonders with an enlightening film before we set out on a driving tour, embracing the breathtaking beauty of this Colorado gem.
Once captivated by those natural wonders, we'll transition to the Garden of the Gods Trading Post for a replenishing lunch. Suitably refueled, our next stop is the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway Station. Prepare to ascend an exhilarating 14,115 feet. Our 9-mile journey to Pikes Peak's summit promises more than just a destination. Navigate along Ruxton Creek in Englemann Canyon, marvel at Minnehaha Falls, glide through Deer Park, and catch your initial view of the summit at the Mountain View siding. With scenic splendor and diverse wildlife!
DAY 4 B
After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, we'll set course for the Colorado Railroad Museum. Dive into the rich tapestry of the railways, gain insights into the very tracks we've journeyed on, and immerse yourself in the storied past of locomotives.
Subsequently, we'll have free time in the charming town of Georgetown, Colorado - aptly dubbed the 'Silver Queen of the Rockies.' Born from Colorado's silver rush, Georgetown stands as one of the state's foundational mining hubs. As you explore its vintage essence, prepare for another train adventure aboard the Devil's Gate Train Ride, offering a captivating view of this mining marvel and the majestic Colorado Rockies.
DAY 5 B, D
Hotel Indigo provides us with breakfast before we head to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum. Armed with insight from the museum, we will head to the Matchless Mine, one of the richest mines of Colorado’s Silver Rush.
Following, we will enjoy an independent lunch in Downtown Leadville before arriving at the Leadville, CO and Southern Railroad Station. Embark on a scenic journey, where captivating vistas of the Arkansas River Valley blend seamlessly with light-hearted tales of Leadville's illustrious past. The intertwining legacy of mining and railroading echoes, making it a nostalgic voyage aboard the Leadville, Colorado & Southern.
As the day winds down, we'll retreat to the comfort of our hotel. And come evening, we'll relish a delectable dinner at Quincey's Steak and Spirits in the heart of Salida, Colorado.
DAY 6 B
Fuel up for your departure home with breakfast at the hotel. We will enjoy a stop at the San Luis Brewing Company for an independent lunch. As you journey back home, let the mesmerizing landscapes glide by, prompting reflections on the deep-rooted history and beauty that define the state of Colorado.
Itinerary subject to change