• Duration: 13 nights
  • Distance (approx): 962 miles
  • Price: Call for info
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Goldmine Towns & Old Time Trains

A Tailor-Made Fly-Drive Holiday to Colorado, USA

Start this fly drive tour from the gateway city of Denver, the journey south then runs along the foot of the Rockies to Colorado Springs with its backdrop of Pikes Peak and The Garden of the Gods then west up into the mountains to the old gold mining town of Cripple Creek. Follow part of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway south to Alamosa and the Great Dunes National Park. Head west to the scenic mountain town of Durango with its famous narrow gauge railway. 

Visit nearby Mesa Verde National Park. The route then follows the San Juan Scenic Byway north past towering 14,000ft peaks to Ouray and on to the gateway on the Dolores River. From here turn back east following part of the west Elk Loop to Aspen and then return for some time Denver. 



The mile high city is a dynamic and diverse destination.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Authentic coal-fired, steam-powered railroad winding through the San Juan Mountains.

Great Sand Dunes National Park 

A geological wonderland with huge dunes rising to a height of 750ft.

Mesa Verde National Park

Home to 1000 year old dwellings of the mysterious Anasazi Indians. 

Cripple Creek

A famous old mining town.

Garden of the Gods

Beautiful views and stunning rock formations, sculpted by erosion. 

To Book This Holiday or find out more call our Travel Specialists on: 01902 798008 or contact us online.
Tailor-Made Fly-Drive Goldmine Towns & Old Time Trains in Colorado, USA
Tailor-Made Fly-Drive Goldmine Towns & Old Time Trains in Colorado, USA

Featured accommodation

China Clipper Inn

The China Clipper is located in the beautiful and breathtaking Victorian town of Ouray, nestling in an awesome canyon at the entrance to the majestic San Juan Mountains. It combines the romance of an historic building with modern amenities. The 12 spacious guest rooms are all individually decorated and named after famous clipper ships. Highly commended by our clients.


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Denver, Fairfield Inn
Denver International Airport

1 Night
70 Miles to Colorado Springs,
Room at the Inn

1 Night
45 Miles to Cripple Creek,
Double Eagle Hotel & Casino 

2 Nights
181 Miles to BW Alamosa Inn

2 Nights
150 Miles to Durango,
Leland House B&B

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70 Miles to Ouray,
China Clipper B&B

1 Night
116 Miles to Gateway,
Gateway Canyon Outpost Inn

2 Nights
173 Miles to Aspen,
Boomerang Lodge

1 Night
157 Miles to Denver,
Warwick Hotel Downtown 

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