Spend two nights in Denver and take a narrated sightseeing tour with a local guide. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park and then spend a glorious day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer across Colorado with spacious, reclining seats and oversized glass-dome windows, crossing the Continental Divide and travel the six-mile-long Moffatt Tunnel. Continue aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Silver Leaf Class from Glenwood Springs to Moab following the Colorado River and passing beautiful red rock formations, desert cliffs and canyons. Tour Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and see the “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park.
1 Arrive in Denver
Arrive today in “The Mile-High City”
Colorado’s Denver. Transfer to your hotel and get acquainted
with your new surroundings. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a
welcome dinner. Meal: D
2 Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, venture into Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, the park is filled with breathtaking scenery
and experiences. Following the Trail Ridge Road a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center offers an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place.
Return to Denver where a local guide conducts a narrated tour. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange. Meals: B, D
3 Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Glenwood Springs
A full day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
is the plan for the 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 U.S. 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. Meals: B, L
4 Ride the Rocky Mountaineer & Arches National Park
This morning, board the famed Rocky Mountaineer
in Silver Leaf
Class and continue the journey westward and travel through
Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area. See Parachute
Creek and Mount Logan while following the scenic Colorado
River while taking in beautiful red rock formations, desert cliffs
of Ruby Canyon and mountain vistas.
Spend the afternoon in Arches National Park which contains the largest concentration of
stone arches in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. A local guide shows you the massive
red sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. Overnight is in Moab, Utah.
Meals: B, D
5 Bryce Canyon National Park
This morning, venture to Bryce Canyon City, the gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park. Here, see the park’s famed pink cliffs. Follow the Rim Drive to view the vividly-colored, fantastic rock formations approximating castles, temples and even whole cities sculptured in stone! Bryce’s endless concentration of “Hoodoos” – irregular columns of rock, is the largest collection in the world.
Meals: B, L
6 Zion National Park & Red Rock Country
Tour the awe-inspiring 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 all sides as you tour this incredible natural wonder aboard
an open-air sightseeing tram.
Feel free to hop-off and hop-on as you make your way through the canyon. Later, arrive in “The Entertainment Capital of the World” exciting Las Vegas.
Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner leaving you plenty of
time to enjoy with glittering city. Meals: B, D
7 Homeward Bound
This morning a group transfer to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B