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Rockies to Red Rocks
October 4 - 10, 2021
Arrive in "The Mile-High City" of Denver, Colorado for a welcome dinner and check-in to your hotel.
Venture to Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of Rocky mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet to 14,259 feet, the park is filled with breathtaking scenery and experiences. Following the Trail Ridge Road, stop at the Alpine Visitor Center for an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place. Return to Denver for a narrated tour and dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange.
Then it's ALL ABOARD the Rocky Mountaineer for a full-day. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the comfort of your spacious, reclining seats and through the train's oversized glass-dome windows. The onboard culinary experience highlights cuisine and ingredients local to the Southwestern United States. From dense wooded forests and white-capped mountains of White River National Forest, to the picturesque Byers and Gore Canyons and the raging rivers and tranquil mountain lakes of Arapahoe National Forest, this journey is a joy. Cross the Continental Divide with a sparkling wine toast while cutting through the six-mile-long Moffatt Tunnel. Hop off the train for an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer again and continue the journey westward to travel through Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area. See Parachute Creek and Mount Logan while following the scenic Colorado River and taking in beautiful red rock formations, desert cliffs of Ruby Canyon, and mountain vistas. Spend the afternoon in Arches National Park - the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. Overnight stay in Moab, Utah.
Next morning, venture into Dead Horse Point State Park with its amazing views of the Colorado River as it snakes its way through massive sandstone walls and colorful canyons. Continue to the famed "Pink Cliffs" of Bryce Canyon National Park. Follow the Rim Drive to view the vividly-colored, fantastic rock formation.
Tour the awe-inspired Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale, and limestone. Look up at the towering rock walls surrounding you on a open-air sightseeing tram. Travel to the "Entertainment Capital of the World", exciting Las Vegas! Enjoy a farewell dinner and time to enjoy this glittering city.
Flights home from Vegas the next afternoon.
Includes: Round trip motor coach, FREE flights (when booked by March 31, 2021), 6 nights hotel accommodations, 12 meals (6 breakfast, 2 lunches, 4 dinners), Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride,
National Park Visits.
Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel Guide - Jennifer Merryman
$4499 per person (double)