Road trip the best of the Rockies in Colorado
Colorado is big on beauty with snow-capped peaks, vast mesas and dramatic canyons at every turn. From hiking around Rocky Mountains National Park to exploring ancient archaeological sites and taking in show-stopping mountain views, this tour includes plenty of highlights and some lesser-known surprises along the way. Whether you’re a keen outdoor adventurer or prefer a relaxing scenic drive, this Colorado tour offers all you’re dreaming of and more.
Visit the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs where dramatic sandstone rock formations are silhouetted against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.
Get to know Colorado’s lively capital as you explore Denver with your local leader. Check out the colourful River North Arts District and learn how local artists have brought this beloved neighbourhood back to life.
Have your camera ready during a scenic drive through Rocky Mountains National Park where spectacular scenes stream past the window at every turn.
Road trip your way along Colorado's Million Dollar Highway, one of the most scenic routes in the USA.
Join a ranger to explore the jaw-dropping Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stroll through the sprawling and serene Ghost Ranch, home to Georgia O’Keefe’s summer house and studio, plus thousands of well-preserved fossils.
There are many opportunities for easy/intermediate hikes, and sturdy footwear is recommended.
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
No matter how fit you are, altitude sickness can still affect you. Our leaders are trained to spot the symptoms, but it is very important that you make yourself aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. You can find our guide here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/us/altitude-sickness
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Best of Colorado trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 9am on Day 1 in Denver. Please make your own way to the Joining Point listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. This trip finishes at approximately 4pm in Santa Fe. No accommodation is booked for this evening. If departing this day, please do not book any flights before 8pm. If you would like to spend more time in Santa Fe, we can request additional accommodation for you post tour. Please speak to your booking agent.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
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