From the Red Rocks to the Rockies

Depart: Monday, September 19, 2022 - 12:00 AM
Return: Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 11:59 PM

2022 From the Red Rocks to the Rockies Eastbound

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DAY 1 Arrive in Las Vegas: Arrive today in “The Entertainment Capital of the World” exciting Las Vegas. Transfer to your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a welcome dinner leaving you plenty of time to enjoy this glittering city.
Meal: D


DAY 2
Red Rock Country and Zion National Park: Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and venture into the canyonlands and red rocks of southern Utah. Come to awe-inspiring Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. Look up at the towering rock walls surrounding you on all sides as you tour this incredible natural wonder aboard an open-air sightseeing tram. Feel free to hop-off and hop-on as you make your way through the canyon. Be sure to leave time for exploring and shopping in picturesque Springdale. Meals: B, D


DAY 3
Bryce Canyon National Park and Deadhorse Point State Park: Begin the day with a drive to the famed “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park. Follow the Rim Drive to view the vividly-colored, fantastic rock formations approximating castles, temples and even whole cities sculptured in stone! Bryce’s endless concentration of “Hoodoos” – irregular columns of rock, is the largest collection in the world. Then, venture into Dead Horse Point State Park with its amazing views of the Colorado River as it snakes it is way through massive sandstone walls and colorful canyons. Continue to your hotel in Moab. Meals: B, L


DAY 4
Arches National Park and Board the Rocky Mountaineer: Begin the day in Arches National Park with contains the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. A local guide
shows you the massive red sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. In the afternoon, board the famed Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf Class and begin the journey eastward. Depart Moab and travel through Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area. See Parachute Creek and Mount Logan while following the scenic Colorado River and taking in beautiful red rock formations, desert cliffs of Ruby Canyon and mountain vistas. Overnight is in Glenwood
Springs, Colorado. Meals: B, D


DAY 5 Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Denver: A full day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is the plan for the day. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the comfort of your spacious, reclining seats and through the train’s oversized glass-dome windows. The onboard culinary experience highlights cuisine and
ingredients local to the Southwestern U.S. From dense wooded forests and white-capped mountains of White River National Forest, to the picturesque Byers and Gore Canyons and the raging rivers and tranquil mountain lakes of Arapahoe National Forest, this journey is a joy. Cross the Continental Divide with a sparkling wine toast while cutting through the six-mile-long Moffatt Tunnel. Later, arrive in Denver for a two-night stay.
Meals: B, L


DAY 6 Rocky Mountain National Park: This morning, venture into Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, the park is filled with breathtaking scenery and experiences. Following the Trail Ridge Road a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center offers an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place. Return to Denver where a local guide conducts a narrated tour. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange. Meals: B, D
DAY 7 Homeward Bound: This morning a group transfer to the Denver International Airport for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Day 1 – Treasure Island, Las Vegas, Nevada
Day 2 – Holiday Inn Express, Springdale, Utah
Day 3 – La Quinta Inn, Moab, Utah
Day 4 – Hotel Colorado or similar, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Days 5 and 6 – Hilton Garden Inn, Denver, Colorado

 

Tour Highlights
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• 12 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
• Round trip airport transfers
• Spend one night in Las Vegas, “The Entertainment
Capital of the World”
• Explore Utah’s canyonlands and red rocks on an open
air tram tour through awe-inspiring Zion National Park
• See the famed “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National
Park with its vividly-colored rock formations called
“Hoodoos”
• Venture into Dead Horse Point State Park with its
amazing views of the Colorado River and massive
sandstone walls
• Tour Arches National Park to see the largest
concentration of stone arches in the world
• Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Silver
Leaf Class from Moab to Glenwood Springs following
the Colorado River and passing beautiful red rock
formations, desert cliffs and canyons
• Spend another day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
across Colorado with spacious, reclining seats and
oversized glass-dome windows, crossing the
Continental Divide and travel the six-mile-long
Moffatt Tunnel
• Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, with elevations
ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to
14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak
• Spend two nights in Denver, the “The Mile-High City”
and take a narrated sightseeing tour with a local guide
• Special farewell dinner at the historic Buckhorn
Exchange

Depart: Monday, September 19, 2022 - 12:00 AM
Return: Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 11:59 PM

Trip tags: Colorado, Red Rock, Rockies
ID:1387

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