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515 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


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Detailed Itineraries

Colorado Train Adventure

Board the 9:20 a.m. Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the summit of America's best-known mountain, Pikes Peak, 14,110 feet in altitude. Sit back and relax as the train climbs above timberline where wildlife can be viewed, in addition to vistas which inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write "America the Beautiful". When you reach the summit, it is possible to see Denver, 60 miles to the north, and mile upon mile of snow-capped mountains which form the Continental Divide. There is a Summit House Restaurant at the top of the peak for refreshments and gifts; train returns to depot at 12:30 p.m. Group can combine lunch on own with shopping in historic, quaint Manitou Springs which offers an extensive array of restaurants, cafes, galleries, and speciality shops (allow 1-2 hours for group on own) or lunch at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Colorado's oldest and largest gift shop and art gallery, featuring authentic Native American arts, crafts, and jewelry. A small café restaurant is available for refreshments, in addition to an outside patio area and conference room for group lunches. After lunch, tour the magnificent Garden of the Gods Park and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Finish off the day with a chuckwagon supper and show at the Flying W Ranch.

Head south to Cañon City (about 1 hour drive) to enjoy the scenic wonders of the magnificent Royal Gorge Canyon. Group should arrive at about 8:30 a.m. at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Station in Cañon City. This 2 hour-round trip, spectacular train ride offers open-air cars, as well as comfortable, climate controlled coaches and stops periodically for picture-taking within the canyon.

Group will take the Incline from the bottom of the canyon to the top of the canyon to enjoy the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park which offers a tram ride, various shops and attractions, and a San Francisco-style trolley ride across the world's highest suspension bridge.

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