Past And Present Cultures

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation




Past And Present Cultures


14 days/13 nights

From Denver to Denver


Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Alamosa, Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction, Vail, Albuquerque, Farmington, Santa Fe, Taos, Moab, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Colorado River, Garden of the Gods, Goosenecks State Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Navajo Nation, Petroglyph National Monument, Rim Rock Drive, Rio Grande River, Rocky Mountains, Royal Gorge Canyon, Sangre de Cristo Mountains

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Your Tour Package Includes

13 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. All Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 13 Days Hertz Compact Rental Car, Including Unlimited Mileage, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), Taxes, Surcharges & Fees. Maps, Information, Driving Instructions, Mileage, Sights to See and Detailed Directions to your Hotels.

(B) Compact 2 or 4 dr. - Ford Focus or Similar CCAR / CDAR

  • 2 Adults, 2 Children
  • 1 Large Suitcase,2 Small Suitcases
  • Air Conditioning
  • Duel Airbags
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Rental Car Upgrades. Chose from a Convertible, Luxury Cars and from a Range of Vehicles with Off-Road Capability. Hertz Neverlost In-Car Navigation System. Extra Hotel Nights before and after your Tour, and en-route.

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Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Parks and Attractions unless otherwise stated.




Day 1 | Arrive Denver, CO

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Arrive in Denver, pick up your
rental car, and transfer independently to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, enjoy a visit
to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science, or the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Accommodation: (STD) Hotel VQ at Mile High or similar

Day 2 | Denver - Colorado Springs, CO.

80.00 miles / 128.75 km*

Drive south to Colorado
Springs and take a free tour of the U.S. Air Force
Academy or perhaps take the Cog Railway to
the summit of Pikes Peak (14,110 ft./4,300 m.).
Tour the majestic Garden of the Gods Park then
shop in the National Historic Districts of Manitou
Springs and Old Colorado City. Hike nearby waterfalls and caves. Complete the evening with a real
chuck-wagon dinner and western stage show at
the Flying W Ranch.

Accommodation: (STD) Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods or similar (2 nights)

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Day 3 | Colorado Springs - Cripple Creek & Victor - Colarado Springs

34.00 miles / 54.72 km*

Enjoy this full day
trip with an optional jeep tour on the back roads to
the historic gold mining towns of Cripple Creek &
Victor. Activities abound: take a scenic ride on the
Narrow Gauge Railroad, tour the Mollie Kathleen
Gold Mine, stroll historic streets, try your hand at
gambling, visit the Historic District Mining Museum, take a Ghost Walk Tour or visit the new
Heritage Center.

Day 4 | Colorado Springs - Canon City - Alamusa, CO

201.00 miles / 323.48 km*

Travel southwest to Cañon City, home of
the spectacular Royal Gorge Canyon of the Arkansas River. Spanning a quarter mile across the
Gorge is the World’s Highest Suspension Bridge.
Option of white water rafting or riding the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad before heading south
to Alamosa which is surrounded by the scenic
Sangre de Cristo Mountains and its National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for migratory birds and other

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Alamosa Inn or similar

Day 5 | Alamosa - Taos, NM.

120.00 miles / 193.12 km*

Today visit a treasure of visual, geological, and biological surprises: the Great
Sand Dunes National Park–a high mountain valley flanked by some of the highest peaks in the
Rocky Mountains. In the afternoon, travel to Taos,
New Mexico. Taos Pueblo is the only living Native
American community designated both a World
Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark
which has been continuously inhabited for over
1000 years. Artists produce handcrafted wares
using techniques passed down through generations, including buckskin moccasins and drums,
sculptures, paintings, jewelry and pottery. Stroll
the historic Plaza in the evening.

Accommodation: (STD) Quality Inn Taos or similar

Day 6 | Taos - Santa Fe, NM

176.00 miles / 283.24 km*

Continue south along the historic Santa Fe Trail. Between 1821 and 1880, the
trail was a commercial highway between Missouri
and Santa Fe, an international highway used by
Mexican and American traders, and a national
road connecting the United States to its new territories. A short distance away, Pecos National Historical Park preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo of Pecos, two Spanish
Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites, the 20th
century ranch history of Forked Lightning Ranch,
and the site of a Civil War Battle. Afterward, follow the trail to New Mexico’s historic and cultural
capital, Santa Fe.

Accommodation: (STD) La Quinta Inn or similar (2 nights)

Day 7 | Santa Fe

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Enjoy a leisurely day starting at the
Plaza downtown. See Saint Francis Cathedral, the
Palace of the Governors, Museum of Fine Art, the
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Loretto Chapel, and
San Miguel Mission, the nation’s oldest church.
Visit fascinating galleries, shops and restaurants

Day 8 | Santa Fe - Northern Pueblos - Albuquerque, NM.

75.00 miles / 120.7 km*

Travel southwest to Albuquerque.
Between Santa Fe and Albuquerque along the
Rio Grande River, visit one of the seven Indian
Pueblos. Believed to be descendants of the Ancestral Puebloan people (Anasazi), these Pueblos
include Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, San Juan and Picuris. In the
afternoon, visit Petroglyph National Monument,
featuring images carved by Rio Grande peoples
for more than 12,000 years. In the evening, enjoy
the heart of Albuquerque’s heritage at Old Town.
Some of the old homes are still standing and
many have been renovated into businesses.

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Rio Grande Inn or similar

Day 9 | Albuquerque - Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Farmington. NM.

220.00 miles / 354.05 km*

Leaving Albuquerque, embark northwest on a spiritual journey through the Four Corners area. Our first stop is Chaco Culture National
Historical Park. Chaco is remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings and its
distinctive architecture. It was a hub of ceremony,
and trade for the prehistoric Four Corners area.
Late afternoon, visit Aztec Ruins National Monument. The Monument preserves structures and
artifacts of Ancestral Pueblo people from the
1100s through the 1200s.

Accommodation: La Quinta Farmington or similar

Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation

Day 10 | Farmington - Mesa Verde - Monument Valley

241.00 miles / 387.85 km*

Continue north and explore Mesa Verde National Park. These past cultures reflect more than
700 years of history. From approximately A.D.
600 through A.D. 1300, people lived and flourished in communities throughout the area. The
cliff dwellings represent the last 75 to 100 years
of occupation at Mesa Verde. Afterward, visit Four
Corners Monument located on the Navajo Nation.
Four Corners is the only place in the United States
where four states – Arizona, New Mexico, Utah
and Colorado – intersect at a single point.

Accommodation: (STD) Monument Valley Inn or similar

Day 11 | Monument Valley - Arches National Park - Moab, UT.

155.00 miles / 249.45 km*

This morning, tour Monument
Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Sacred to the Navajo,
Monument Valley boasts sandstone masterpieces
towering 400 to 1,000 feet high. Early this afternoon, visit Goosenecks State Park and Sand Island Recreation Area. Kokopelli, the humpbacked
flute player of ancient Pueblo mythology, is represented by several figures in the petroglyphs.

Accommodation: (STD) River Canyon Lodge or similar



Day 12 | Moab - Grand Junction, CO.

113.00 miles / 181.86 km*

Leave Moab, and
follow the spectacular canyons of the Colorado
River to Grand Junction. Overlooking the Colorado River, Colorado National Monument features sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths,
and colorful formations. Rim Rock Drive offers
23 miles of breathtaking panoramic views and
numerous overlooks. Then tour Colorado’s Wine
Country; the fertile soils and moderate climate of
the Grand Valley provide the perfect environment
for growing fruit and grapes.

Accommodation: (STD) Grand Vista Hotel or similar



Day 13 | Grand Junction - Glenwood Springs - Vail - Denver

243.00 miles / 391.07 km*

Take a leisurely drive east to Denver through the colorful vistas of Glenwood Canyon. Later, enjoy the afternoon at Glenwood Hot
Springs or take in the natural underground steam
baths of the Yampah Vapor Caves. Take a tour
of Glenwood Caverns, or enjoy a whitewater raft
trip on the Colorado River. As an option, take an
afternoon trip to the resort town of Aspen. Stop at
the quaint mountain town of Vail or visit the Factory Outlet Shops in Silverthorne before driving
through the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Accommodation: (STD) Hotel VQ at Mile High or similar

Day 14 | Depart Denver

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Return the car at the Denver airport before your departure.

  1. * Mileage is approximate.
  2. ** Prices subject to change without notice. For up to date pricing, please submit a quote request.