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Program #4345RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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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Robert from Huntley, IL Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/30/13
Railroad fans have got to take this tour!

Edwin from Bonita, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/23/13
The people that attended this tour were very compatible with each other. They were a pleasure to be with. Ed Freno

Jack from Reno, NV Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/16/13
the trip was very interesting and well presented. The material presented was very informative and relived some history that I was not familiar with.

Judy from Slippery Rock, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/16/13
I really enjoyed my first trip with you. Our director PJ More was really good at helping us when needed and the trains were amazing. The last stop Ouray was interesting but not worth a two night stay. The 4 wheel drive up into the mountains there wasn't much and the two breakfasts in Ouray were many blocks away on hilly terrain and not very good.

Mary from Baileys Harbor, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/16/13
I discovered this wonderful program on your website. After I read the full description, I was hooked on signing up for the program I had just gone on.

Dale from Pingree Grove, IL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/09/13 - 08/17/13
It was a terrific trip--one of the best I have ever taken.

John from Santa Barbara, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/09/13 - 08/17/13
Colorado's Historic Railroads #4345 was outstanding.Group Leader and teacher were extremely capable and knowlegable. Riding the many trains in Colorado was a glorious experince. I would recommend it to anyone.

Joan from Rockville Centre, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/09/13 - 08/17/13
Mar lushly informative group leader. Everything proceeded soo smoothly

Sharon from Maple Grove, MN Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/09/13 - 08/17/13
An exciting, well planned and well executed trip on seven historic railroads. Scenic views kept getting better each day.

Jan from Sun City, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/13 - 07/27/13
We had excellent vacation in Colorado riding the historic trains. Road Scholar puts together a great experience.

Susan from Sun City, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/13 - 07/27/13
We just completed the trip on the COLORADO RAILWAYS. It was excellent and I highly recommend it! We had one of the best vacations ever!

Harry from Burke, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/19/13 - 07/27/13
This was a great trip with wonderful rides on a variety of trains with some steam engines. Elevations were no problem. Lodging was comfortable and many meals were in interesting old restaurants. Lectures on rail, mining, history, region, etc. were outstanding. There was a nice mix of activities. Trip leadership was best I have had on a RS trip. Stays in Durango and Ouray were highlights. Activity level was fairly sedate. There were a number of stops in interesting places. Some interest in railroads and mining adds to one's appreciation and enjoyment of this trip which certainly fulfills the educational aspect of a RS tour.

Collette from Bozeman, MT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/21/13 - 06/29/13
Riding the historical Railroads of Colorado is a must do trip, if you are at all interested in Railroads, mining and the impacts they had on this beautiful state. You will be guaranteed a real Rocky Mountain High!

Ettia from Tulare, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 10/01/12
If you want to see Colorado and find out all sorts of interesting railroad history and facts, this is the tour for you! The rides on the various scenic railways were fun and the scenery was breathtaking.

Barry from Lompoc, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 10/01/12
Very enjoyable tour. I gt more than I expected and that was a lot. The hotels were all excellent except in Alamosa, where the hallways smelled terribly bad from cigarettes! Otherwise the hotel was adequate. The instructor was excellent in both the talks he gave and the preparations for our day trips. One of my best trips, and I've been on several.

Thomas from Stroudsburg, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 10/01/12
This was an excellent program. Being a narrow gauge model railroader, I was primarily interested in the the existing lines of Colorado. As a retired educator in the field of history I was looking forward to learning more about the history of Colorado and especially the mining industry. I'm happy to say both of these interests were fully met and the general thrust of the program well exceeded my expectations. Railroad excursions, museums, maps and handouts and scenic wonders were nicely woven together and knitted in place by enjoyable lectures (stories really) by the well informed and expert instructor. From an educational structural standpoint the "course" was well planned, well integrated, content rich and professionally delivered. Accommodations, food, transportation and all the necessities were well above average and the days seemed to move along flawlessly. I recommend this adventure for your consideration without reservation.

Michael from Walnut Creek, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 10/01/12
I also enjoyed this program. The instructor was excellent, and gave very detailed accounts on how the railroads helped develop the state of Colorado. Our tour leader was very competent, and very good at solving problems. The train excursions were great! And the scenery was beautiful with many Aspens turning to fall colors. Accomadations were all excellent except in Alamosa where they were adequate, but nothing special. And the meals were all delicious. I highly recommend this tour to railroad enthusiasts like me, and any one else you wants to see the beautiful scenery of Colorado especially with fall colors present at this time of year.

Arthur from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 10/01/12
This is an excellent program that is great blend of both railroad lore and Colorado history, woven together to provide a very enlightening insight into how railroads (together with mines) figured some prominently into the development of the state. The instructor was very knowledgeable in both categories as well as a very effective teacher. Accommodations and transportation were clean and comfortable and the food was good. Try it; you'll like it!!

Homer from Thomasville, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/17/12
Your web site is helpful, well organized, and provides vital program and travel information.

Sheila from Murray, UT Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/17/12
Road Scholar Tours are just fantastic! Each tour I take I marvel at the convenience and ease of taking these tours. Especially since I am a widow - the tours are safe and just delightful on every level!!!


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