Colorado and New Mexico Discovery

12 Days | Journey from colourful Colorado to the Land of Enchantment

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Road trip your way through the mountains of Colorado to the high deserts of New Mexico on this 12-day adventure through the American West. From hiking around Rocky Mountain National Park to exploring Native American cliff dwellings and taking in show-stopping mountain views, this tour includes plenty of highlights and some lesser-known surprises along the way. Drive the iconic Million Dollar Highway, one of the most scenic drives in the USA, and tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Taos Pueblo with an indigenous guide. Cap it all off with a foodie adventure around Santa Fe on a walking tour that visits some of the best restaurants in town.

Trip overview

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Denver, United States
Santa Fe, United States
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Have your camera ready for some seriously scenic drives, including Colorado's spectacular Million Dollar Highway and a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Explore the charming streets of historic Santa Fe as you discover the city’s history and eat your way around town on a New Mexico food tour with an expert local guide.
  • At UNESCO-listed Taos Pueblo, join a local guide to explore the village and learn about the customs and traditions of this Native American community that has been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.
  • Discover jaw-dropping sights when you join a local ranger to explore Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, and climb high above the canyon floor of Bandelier National Monument to find ancient cliff dwellings.
  • In Chimayo, visit a world-renowned tapestry gallery for an intimate, expert demonstration of traditional weaving technique and artistry.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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:


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11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Hotel (11 nights)

  • Denver – Art Tour
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Hike
  • Rocky Mountain National Park – Scenic Drive
  • Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods
  • Morrison - Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
  • Montrose - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Ouray - Hike
  • Ouray - Million Dollar Highway
  • Ouray - Alchemy Museum
  • Mesa Verde National Park - Entrance
  • Mesa Verde - Guided Tour of Ruins
  • Abiquiú - Ghost Ranch
  • Santa Fe - Leader led Farmers Market with tastings
  • Food & History Walking tour
  • Santa Fe - Private Georgia O'keeffe Museum Tour
  • Taos Pueblo - Guided Tour
  • Chimayo - Rug Weaving Demonstration
  • Bandelier National Monument
Add on activities
  • Estes Park – Evening Ghost Tour - USD35
  • Santa Fe - Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - USD9
  • Santa Fe - San Miguel Mission - USD1
  • Santa Fe - Loretto Chapel - Free
  • Santa Fe - New Mexico History Museum - USD12
  • Santa Fe - Museum of International Folk Art - USD7
  • Santa Fe - Museum of Art - USD12
  • Santa Fe - Museum of Contemporary Native Art - USD10
  • Santa Fe - Botanic Gardens - USD10
  • San Francisco de Asis Church - USD5
  • Taos - Earthship Biotecture Tour - USD22

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Important notes

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 5pm 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.

Essential Trip Information

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Colorado and New Mexico Discovery
USD $6,015