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Detailed Itineraries

Seniors Day Trip

A 3/4 day trip to the Historic District of Cripple Creek and Victor (1 hour drive from Colorado Springs), complete with limited-stakes gambling casinos, museums, and gold mines, is popular with the senior groups. There is a 4-mile scenic train trip with the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad (719-689-2640), departing every 45 minutes beginning at 10 a.m. daily during the summer season. Don't miss the District Museum (adjacent to the railroad) which will transport your guests back to the days when Cripple Creek was the site of the world's greatest gold camp. Groups can have lunch on their own, take a leisurely stroll through town, then take a scenic backroad trip to Caņon City (1 1/2 hour drive; see Foliage Tour for exact directions) to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (need 1 1/2 to 2 hours in park), (888-333-5597). There are attractions, tram ride, incline railway, restaurants, gift shops and trolley shuttle within the park, in addition to breathtaking views from the world's highest suspension bridge. Group has option of dinner on own in park or as a group or go 8 miles further into Caņon City. Return trip time to Colorado Springs from Caņon City is about 1 1/4 hours via Hwy 50 and then Hwy 115.

Popular with senior coach groups is to catch the 9 a.m. (noon or 3 p.m.) Royal Gorge Route Railroad (888-RAILS4U) scenic trip from Caņon City (2 hours roundtrip) or 1 hour if group disembarks below bridge and takes the Incline Railway to top of bridge, park (coach drives 30 minutes and meets group at top of canyon). This spectacular, scenic train route along the bottom of the Royal Gorge Canyon has open-air cars as well as comfortable, climate controlled coaches, and a small snack bar. (The Theodore Roosevelt car is available for VIP travel, and a twilight dinner.) The train stops below the bridge and park for picture-taking, and guests can watch white-water rafters in the Arkansas River below. If full 2 hour train ride is completed, coach then drives 30 minutes to the rim of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to enjoy all of the park amenities at the world's highest suspension bridge, at 1,053 feet overlooking the Arkansas River. Group can have option of meals on own at the park, while enjoying the shops and attractions, This day would be a full 3/4 day tour. Return to Colorado Springs via Hwy 50 and Hwy 115, about 1 1/4 hour drive.

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