Tour Highlights / Inclusions: (Inclusions subject to change)
* Seven Nights First Class Lodging
* Four Scenic & Rugged Train Rides
- The Georgetown Scenic Railroad
- The Silverton – Durango Railroad
- The Cumbres & Toltec Railroad
- Royal Gorge Route Railroad
* Lebanon Silver Mine
* Corkscrew Mountain Jeep Tour
* Garden of The Gods
* Seven Hotel Breakfasts
* Three Lunches
* Four Dinners & Two Drury “5:30 Kickback” Meals
* All Taxes & Tips on these services
* Luggage Handling
* Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
* Trip Cancellation Insurance Available Upon Request
- Lowe’s, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 7:00 AM / Return 5:30 PM
- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 8:00 AM / Return 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 28 - Overnight in Abilene, KS
Today, travel to Abilene, KS and check into your hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner is own on this evening.
Monday, June 29 - Overnight in Denver, CO
Travel today to Denver, CO. Check into our hotel for our overnight stay, Drury Inn. Tonight, dinner is on our own, but the hotel offers “5:30pm “Kickback”. Chicken fingers, baked potatoes, buffalo-style chicken wings, char-broiled meatballs,vegetables, soups and more. (D)
Tuesday, June 30- Train Ride and Silver Mine Tour
Today, head to Georgetown (at 8,500 feet she was once known as the ‘Silver Queen of Colorado’) here your first train ride is on the Georgetown Scenic Railroad. An old-time steam locomotive chugging its way up the canyon, hauling your train past the remains of several gold and silver mines. This open car train takes you between Georgetown and Silver Plume, over 2 miles apart, over mountainous terrain, requiring trestles, cuts, fills, loops, and curves totaling 3.1 miles of narrow gauge track.
You also tour the Lebanon Silver Mine, taking you 500 feet into a mine tunnel bored in the 1870s. Your guide will point out rich veins of silver and tell you about early-day mining. The temperature inside the mine is a constant 44 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring a jacket. The tour also includes visits to the manager's office, the miners' change room and the tool shed.
This evening we overnight in a hotel in Grand Junction, CO. Dinner is included at a colorful local restaurant. (B/D)
Wednesday, July 1 - Corkscrew Pass Jeep Tour & Box Lunch
Today, take a three hour Jeep Tour over 12,000 foot Corkscrew Pass into the Red Mountains. You ride beside high mountain cliffs over hanging mining trails where the clear air and the color of the red mountains are simply astonishing. A picnic lunch will be included. The jeep tour ends in Historic Silverton, CO where you board train #2, the Silverton-Durango Railroad. This steam locomotive travels along the Animas River winding through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of San Juan National Forest. You may feel as though you are reliving history as you travel on the same tracks that miner, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago.
Our hotel tonight is in Pagosa Springs, CO. (B/L/D)
Thursday, July 2 - Cumbres & Toltec RR with Hot Lunch
Early this morning you travel to Chamas, NM for a ride on train #3, The Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. Perhaps the most beautiful ride in America, it is rugged, narrow gauge, coal-fired, steam powered mountain railroad traversing 64 miles of unparalleled scenery. You climb through an unspoiled landscape, past historic railroad structures dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. You enjoy the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains as this sure-footed locomotive rolls through tunnels, above deep gorges and over Cumbres Pass. A stop is made for lunch at the lonely Osier Dining Hall near the halfway point. Then you ride across the border back into Colorado at Antonito.
Overnight is in Alamosa, CO. Dinner tonight is at one of Alamosa’s most popular restaurants. (B/L/D)
Friday, July 3- Royal Gorge Railroad
This morning climb aboard train #4 another of Colorado’s most scenic trains for a journey through the spectacular Royal Gorge. Since 1879, these tracks have followed the winding, tumbling Arkansas River deep within the soaring, 1,000-foot granite cliffs of Colorado’s Royal Gorge. The Royal Gorge Route is a quality Colorado attraction with rugged scenery. This ride also includes a delicious lunch.
Then this afternoon you tour the Garden of the Gods Park, a Registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. Here you enjoy a 14 minute movie then learn about the park’s geology and experience Native-American culture.
At the end of the day you check-in to the Drury Inn Colorado Springs for a well deserved rest. Tonight take advantage of the hotel’s free “Kickback” food and drink reception. (B/L/D)
Saturday, July 4 - Overnight in Abilene, KS
Travel across the prairie returning to Abilene, KS for our night at the Holiday Inn Express. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. (B/D)
Sunday, July 5
After hot breakfast at the hotel, we continue back to Missouri. We return home with many memories to share. (B)
$2,300.00 per person - Double Room
$2,800.00 per person - Single Room
$2,100.00 per person - Triple Room
Deposit of $300.00 due upon reserving
Balance due by May 22, 2020