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Colorado Rocky Mountain High Intergenerational Adventure

Program Number: 2524RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/28/2013 - 7/3/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Snowmass, Colorado
Price starting at: $1,195.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational
Intergenerational
Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 12 years of age.

Enjoy an unforgettable outdoor adventure in the spectacular Colorado High Country near Aspen. Go rafting and hike among wildflowers and breathtaking views. Enjoy a day in the nearby town of Glenwood Springs with its famous hot springs pool and waterslide, then travel in Glenwood Canyon for a hike to the amazing Hanging Lake. Renew and strengthen your intergenerational relationships in the cool clear mountain air!




Highlights

• Raft the Roaring Fork or Colorado Rivers with naturalists floating through canyons and wildlife-birding habitats.
• Ride by chairlift above tree line and hike with breathtaking views discovering wildflowers near melting snow.
• Learn about geology and mining history as you don hardhats and explore with guides in an operating silver mine.



Activity Particulars

Elevation 8,175-10,800 feet. Must be in good physical condition and able to participate in activities on uneven, rugged or steep terrain.



Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.




Snowmass

Snowmass Village is a thriving community nestled in Western Colorado’s Snowmass Maroon Bells Wilderness Area and West Elk Mountain Range. The town is known as a gateway to world famous skiing, and is home to one of the most important paleontological sites in Colorado.



Accommodations
Lodge with heated pool, hot tub and sauna in Snowmass Village, CO, 30 minutes from the center of Aspen.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Stonebridge Inn
  Aspen/Snowmass Village, CO 5 nights
 The Stonebridge Inn
Type: Lodge
  Description: See below webpage
  Contact info: 300 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO 81615 USA
phone: 800-922-7242
web: www.stonebridgeinn.com
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel Reserve directly with the hotel
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel Reserve directly with the hotel
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Arrive and hotel check-in 3 - 5:00 pm. Required orientation at 5:00 pm. You will be staying at The Stonebridge Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast. Room check-out is 10:00 am. You will be staying at The Stonebridge Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Please return required attached forms to address on form. Adult Acknowledgement of Risk-Liability Waiver Form Youth Acknowledgement of Risk-Liability Waiver Form
  Parking availability:
No charge for outside parking lots, underground covered parking is an additional charge and not included in the Road Scholar package.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Aspen/Snowmass Village, CO
  Nearest city or town:  Aspen
  Nearest highway: CO State Hwy 82
  Nearest airport:  Aspen Sardy Field (ASE)
  From End of Program
  Location: Aspen/Snowmass Village, CO
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Snowmass Village-Aspen Sardi Field (ASE)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Stonebridge Inn also see below for Denver
phone: 970-923-7076
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

No charge from Aspen Sardi Airport (ASE)
Prices are subject to change.

   

Gateway airports are Denver International Airport (DEN), Eagle County Airport (EGE), or Aspen Pitkin County Airport (ASE). Hotel has free (reserve in advance with hotel) shuttle from Aspen Airport. Scheduled shuttle services are available from Denver International Airport : Colorado Mountain Express - 800-525-6363; and Eagle County Regional Airport: High Mountain Taxi/Limousine - 970-925-8294

 
Driving Directions
  Snowmass Village from East or West-Interstate 70 Follow I-70 west or east to exit 116 in Glenwood Springs, take Exit 116, to Hwy 82. Follow the signs for Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area. In approximately 38 miles, turn right onto Brush Creek Road at the traffic light, following signs toward Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area. Take Brush Creek Road for six miles until you enter Snowmass Village. On the right will be the Village Center and a small Conoco gas station. Take a left onto Wood Road. Take an immediate right on to Carriage Way. Stonebridge Inn is located 2 1/2 blocks up the road on the left hand side--directly across from parking lots #1 and #2.
Elevation Note: 8606 to 11,835 feet. Program is physically active. Please note the enclosed handout on altitude

Equipment Requirements: Good walking hiking shoes, clothing layers and outer layer for warm sunny days to cool, breezy days with thunder showers, water bottle, daypack
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-in, Welcome and Orientation
(Friday, June 28)

Note: Accommodations are in the conveniently located Stonebridge Inn, double occupancy rooms with private bath. Check-in is on Sunday at the Hotel Lobby from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Road Scholar Orientation begins at 5:00 sharp. The Hotel has a large heated swimming pool and spa, use of which is included in the Program.



   
 Afternoon: 5:00 PM - We will have an informative overview of the program to come plus an opportunity to talk with program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory “get-acquainted” session.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner at Stonebridge Inn. Meals: Breakfasts will be at the Stonebridge Inn and is a hot buffet, Lunches will be provided either as a Box Lunch or Restaurant meal depending upon activities. Dinners will be in restaurants or catered in the hotel. One dinner is on your own to explore the Snowmass Village cuisine. The Program ends after breakfast on Friday.
 Evening: Important program information will be continued.
   
Accommodations: The Stonebridge Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Silver mine tour and Aspen Environmental Learning Center Activities
(Saturday, June 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet Stonebridge Inn
 Morning: NOTE: All activities in this daily itinerary are subject to change due to group needs and weather. Activities such as mine trip, raft trip will occur although the day may change from this itinerary. Discover the mining heritage of Aspen with an exciting trip underground to a working silver mine.
 Lunch: Box lunch
 Afternoon: Travel to Maroon Bells Lake for a hike around the lake with a naturalist.
 Dinner: Buffet at Stonebridge Inn
 Evening: Free time to enjoy the swimming pool at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: The Stonebridge Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hike above treeline; Visit to Mammoth and Bison Dig Site
(Sunday, June 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet Stonebridge Inn
 Morning: Ride up the Snowmass Ski Area gondola and then hike above treeline amongst fields of wildflowers. Learn about and experience the natural history of the area.
 Lunch: Box lunch
 Afternoon: Continue morning hike.
 Dinner: Dinner on own and time to explore Snaowmass Village.
 Evening: Free to enjoy the swimming pool or walk around Snowmass Village
   
Accommodations: The Stonebridge Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Glenwood Springs Hot Springs, Waterslide and Glenwood Caverns, Rodeo
(Monday, July 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet Stonebridge Inn
 Morning: Enjoy a day in the nearby town of Glenwood Springs with its famous hot springs pool and waterslide plus travel by cable car to discover the historic Glenwood Caverns descending into its fairylike limestone formations.
 Lunch: Box lunch
 Afternoon: Morning activities continue
 Dinner: Dinner will be a BBQ at the Rodeo
 Evening: Attend the Snowmass Rodeo
   
Accommodations: The Stonebridge Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Raft Trip on the Roaring Fork River
(Tuesday, July 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet Stonebridge Inn
 Morning: Raft depending on water levels, the Roaring Fork or Colorado River with naturalists floating through canyons, and wildlife-birding habitats.
 Lunch: Box lunch
 Afternoon: Continue raft trip, afterwards afternoon activities consisting of separate youth and adult challenge games plus joint activities.
 Dinner: Buffet Stonebridge Inn
 Evening: Special evening closing activity
   
Accommodations: The Stonebridge Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure after breakfast-check out from Hotel by 10 am.
(Wednesday, July 3)
   
 Depart From: Independent departures after breakfast
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet Stonebridge Inn
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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