Colorado Rocky Mountain High
USA - Colorado Rocky Mountain High
Thursday, July 8, – Friday, July 16, 2021
Early-Bird Ends - February, 28, 2021
Tour Booking Ends - April 30, 2021
Deposit - $2,500 per person
The 'Ultimate' Colorado Road Trip!
We invite you to join Fast Lane Travel, for our Colorado Rocky Mountain High trip. We begin in Colorado Springs, this area of Colorado is especially captivating in the summer. Spend three nights at the Broadmoor Resort one of America’s most recognizable hotels. We will take a privately guided visit to the United States Air Force Academy for lunch and a tour of the campus. Enjoy an exhilarating drive above the alpine tree line to the summit of Pikes Peak. Stay four nights at the fabulous Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, we will make daily excursions from this lovely base. One day includes our famous and fun Photo Rally. Drive the Million Dollar Highway, part of the San Juan Skyway, the vistas are absolutely jaw-dropping. We’ll drop in on the “Antler Guy” in McCoy, and thrill to one of the most scenic roads in Colorado, Hwy 134.
All accommodations, gourmet meals, cocktails and beverages, luggage van, nightly car wash, gasoline, taxes and gratuities are all included per itinerary. Don’t miss out on the fun, sign up now!
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Thursday, July 8 – Arrive at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. Experience this celebrated resort with over one hundred years of continuous service. This afternoon we will visit the United States Air Force Academy and tour the campus. See the Cadet Chapel, the most visited man-made tourist attraction in Colorado, we will stay for a show at the planetarium. This evening we will meet for welcome cocktails and dinner at the Broadmoor.
Friday, July 9 – This is our first day of many Rocky Mountain drives. We embark on a nineteen-mile scenic journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. From the entrance at an elevation of 7,400 feet we climb to the 14,115-foot top of Pikes Peak. Lunch will be at the base of Pikes Peak. Upon return to the Broadmoor Resort, your afternoon is free to enjoy some of the activities and amenities the resort has to offer.
Saturday, July 10 – Today we drive west along US route 50 paralleling the Arkansas River and crossing the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass. The drive up to Monarch Pass as well as the descent provides spectacular scenery. We’ll stop for lunch at Garlic Mike’s in Gunnison. Following lunch, we make our way along route 50 to the red rock canyons of western Colorado. Adventure and wonder await us at Gateway Canyons Resort.
Sunday, July 11 – The Fast Lane Travel Photo Rally is today! Drive to Grand Junction and up to the Colorado National Monument. This is an impressive drive with four miles of serpentine road, journey beside canyon walls taking us to the top. Massive boulders on both sides of the road lead us to Rim Rock Drive, twenty-three miles of astounding views. Return to the resort after lunch on your own. Perhaps make a detour and explore downtown Grand Junction. Main Street is a pedestrian-friendly zone lined with trees, fountains, and lovely landscaping.
Monday July 12 – We drive to Durango this morning; the city was established by the Rio Grande Railway in 1880 to serve the silver mining boom. Lunch will be at the historic Strater Hotel, take a minute or two to check out the Belle Girls in their period costumes in the Diamond Belle Saloon. This afternoon we will drive the Million Dollar Highway, with breath-taking scenery that underscores the name of the highway! Special progressive dinner this evening in the Gateway Auto Museum.
Tuesday, July 13 – Your day is free to relax at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa with many optional experiences, including, mountain bike, trap shooting or drive through the scenic back country in a rental ATV, or take the helicopter for spectacular views. Indulge and relax at the fabulous spa. We recommend you book in advance for spa treatments and activities.
Wednesday, July 14 – Today our drive takes us to Delta, Colorado where we join Colorado Route 133, a scenic route that runs between Delta and Carbondale, Colorado. Pass through several western towns and see awesome views of the Maroon Bells, two peaks in the Elk Mountains separated by less than a mile. Following lunch in Marble, Colorado we continue to the Ritz Carlton Bachelors Gulch. This evening we gather at the WYLD Terrace Bar for cocktails, followed by dinner.
Thursday, July 15 – Depart the hotel for our drive to Steamboat Springs mostly on magnificent country roads. Stop for a brief visit with Alan Butts, the “Antler Guy”, he creates jewelry, whistles and lamps from antlers. From McCoy we take beautiful Hwy 134 to Kremmling you’ll see ranches, barns and horses along this scenic drive. After lunch on the terrace of the Hyatt in Beaver Creek, make your own way back to the Ritz Carlton or wander through the village of Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek has many clothing stores, fine art galleries, gift shops and a mercantile shop. This evening is our farewell cocktail party and dinner.
Friday, July 16 – End of Tour – Depart for home.