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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Merrill Williams May 18, 2015 at 08:00 PM

My grandson & I arrive at Steamboat Springs airport (HAYDN) at noon on 6/15/15. Looking for taxi or shuttle to Rabbit Ears Motel. Anyone?

Sandy Kristen Mar 24, 2015 at 03:43 PM

Sandy Kristen
I'm still looking for someone interested in sharing a car rental from the Denver Airport on June 22, 2015 to Steamboat Springs for the program. Anyone out there interested? Contact me at:

Sandy Kristen Jan 13, 2015 at 05:02 PM

Sandy Kristen
Jan.13, 2015
My grandson and I are planning on attending the June 22-27th session of this program. I'm looking for someone who would be interested in a car rental with us. If this is you, please contact me at sandykristen10@yahoo.com . The cost of the shuttle will be around $400 round trip for two.

Susan Weber Dec 29, 2014 at 06:29 PM

Cannot reach Alpine Shuttle in Denver (only get a recording) to find out cost of
shuttle from Denver to Steamboat Springs.
Planning for June 2015. Anyone have any
info re this? Thanks.
Dorothy Jackson Dec 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Susan, we made our reservations on line at goalpine.com. On their home page, click on "Leaving FROM the Airport" to go to round trip info. HINT: flights over the Rocky Mountains from Denver to/from Steamboat Springs are often delayed because of wind conditions or summer storms. We experienced delays in both directions. On our return trip back to Denver, we missed our connection and had to reschedule flight back home. I must say, however, that it was all worth it -- we had a wonderful time on the program. The instructors are super, and all the activities are well planned for an outstanding adventure with our granddaughter. I've attended 20 or so RS programs, and this was definitely a highlight. You'll have a great time!

Dorothy Jackson Jun 07, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Coming to the June 22 program from New Jersey with our 11 1/2 year old granddaughter. Looking forward to sharing fun and adventure with other grandparents and grandkids.
Sandy Kristen Mar 24, 2015 at 03:40 PM

Dorothy: I'm still looking for someone to share a car rental from Denver on June 22. Are you interested? Contact me: Sandykristen10@yahoo.com

Barbara Gwynn May 06, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Looking forward to Colorado adventure with my 10 year old grand daughter from Boston. Would like to know who else is coming!

Ann Deyoung Jun 15, 2013 at 09:42 PM

We would like to share a ride to Steamboat Springs from the airport on June 23. Please contact us if you are interested.

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