Pikes Peak - Denver - Colorado Springs
5 Days | June-October
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
This tour is a four night stay in Colorado Springs with sightseeing each day that explores the best of the region. You will see Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods, USAF Academy, Denver and spend at the Royal Gorge Bridge park. Plus you have four great dinners to top off each day.
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Day 1 – Colorado Springs – Arrive Colorado Springs for a four nights stay. Dinner at the Edelweiss, for 30 years, this family spot has offered authentic German cuisine in a cozy Bavarian setting. There are also some American and continental selections on the menu. Weekends feature strolling musicians. Indoor and outdoor dining.
Day 2 – Cripple Creek & Garden of the Gods – First thing today you ride the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Departing from an 1894 vintage depot, the brightly painted Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad runs along four miles of track as it takes you through forested high-country scenery.
Several stops included along the route provide views and photo ops of Pikes Peak and old mining camps, as well as the opportunity to hear the train whistle ricochet off the walls of Echo Valley. This ride also fully narrated, with the conductor sharing wonderful facts about the history and scenery around Cripple Creek.
You will also have some free time to enjoy Historic Cripple Creek. A stroll along the streets of Cripple Creek is a walk through time, with grandly restored Old West brick buildings along Bennett Avenue. The town is surrounded by majestic mountains and boast nine unique state-of-the-art casinos, as well as great restaurants, shops and hotels. The excitement that drove the Greatest Gold Rush Ever still lives in Cripple Creek, where treasure seekers and hooligans from near and far try their hands at poker, black jack, roulette and more at the casinos.
This afternoon you will visit the famous Garden of the Gods. Filled with dramatic view of 300′ towering rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and blue skies. The visitors center is the most visited attraction in the region featuring a great movie titled, “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?”
Tonight you visit a real working cattle ranch that also entertains tourists. You’ll enjoy the picturesque setting, authentic Western Town and a tasty Chuckwagon Supper. Following dinner top off the evening with an outstanding Western Stage Show underneath a star filled Colorado Sky.
Day 3 – Denver – Morning sightseeing features the USAF Academy (as available). At the Visitors Center you’ll see displays about the Academy and a movie on Cadet life. There will also be time to walk to the Cadet Chapel.
Next you motor into Denver for an afternoon of sightseeing. This City is almost like two different towns. While she is very much a thriving metropolis she still sports a lot of old west charactor. You’ll drive past the the elegant Victorian homes on Larimer Square including the mansion of “Unsinkable Molly Brown.”.
You’ll see the Gold Domed State Capitol and drive amongst the towering skyscrapers set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Returning to Colorado Springs you enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
Day 4 – Royal Gorge – Today we enjoy a visit to the Royal Gorge often called the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River. The Royal Gorge Bridge is one of the worlds tallest suspension bridges, a sight so incredible that a park for tourists has grown around it. Your admission ticket will allow you to ride the aerial tram and the Carousel and Silver Rock Railway.
You’ll also have a chance to walk across the Bridge, do the Cliff Walk, see live music shows, shop for souvenirs and more. Dinner tonight is at the Stagecoach Inn. Here you’ll have a choice of entrees that includes Buffalo.
Day 5 – Departure – Before departing Colorado Springs today we visit the U.S, Olympic Training Center. Here you will see a narrative film, then tour the training facilities, visit the Olympic Hall of Fame and finally the Olympic Spirit Store. Then depart for home.