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BEGINS IN: DENVER, COLORADO

Ride Colorado's Historic Railroads

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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.
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Ride the historic trains of Colorado and traverse the rugged Rocky Mountains to relive the glory days of train travel. Through interactive lectures, museum visits and railroad rides, trace the parallel development of the railroads and of Colorado’s settlement.


Highlights

• View the top of America from atop Pikes Peak and relive historic railroad wars in the depths of the Royal Gorge.
• Ride steam trains along the Cumbres & Toltec and Durango & Silverton narrow-gauge railways.
• Experience the engineering marvel Georgetown Loop and journey by 4x4 through the spectacular San Juan Mountains.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one-half mile; Some stairs and uneven terrain. Climbing on/off motorcoach and railroad cars. Elevations of 5,000-14,100 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Denver, 1 night; coach and train to Colorado Springs, 2 nights; coach and train to Alamosa, 1 night; coach and train to Durango, 1 night; coach and train to Ouray, 2 nights; coach and train to Denver, 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.


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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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4.9
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