Discover Colorado’s rich history and dramatic natural beauty with this full-day tour of Rocky Mountain highlights. After pickup from your Denver hotel or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in the morning, head west toward the foothills of the Rocky Mountains aboard a comfortable coach. Within an hour, you’ll be far from the urban bustle of Denver and immersed in the spectacular scenery of the Rockies. As you travel, listen to informative commentary from your knowledgeable driver and guide.
Enjoy views of jagged peaks and the Front Range as you wind along the hairpin curves of Squaw Pass. Stop for lunch at Echo Lake Lodge, where you can enjoy lake and mountain views as you dine on fresh Colorado cuisine.
Learn how 19th-century fortune seekers helped shape Colorado’s history with a visit to the historic mining town of Silver Plume. Here, climb aboard the historic, narrow-gauge Georgetown Loop Railroad for a ride through a steep canyon and over mountain passes that stretch more than 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) above sea level.
Continue on to Georgetown, another charming mining outpost nestled in a steep mountain valley. Keep your camera handy for shots of magnificent surrounding scenery and the town’s historic Victorian homes and saloon-like storefronts. Relax on the scenic return drive to Denver, where your 9-hour tour concludes at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in central Denver.