The Visalia Chamber is offering the opportunity to explore the Colorado Rockies with an inclusive package featuring National Parks and Historic Trains. The trip is 9 days and includes 12 meals, hotel accommodations and roundtrip airfare from Fresno.
The trip will depart on July 14th and return on July 22nd 2017. Join the Chamber on December 14th at 12:00 at for a slideshow presentation at the City Administration Office located at 220 N. Santa Fe.
For anyone who loves the majestic outdoors this is an amazing tour filled with breathtaking scenery and historic landmarks. Travelers will enjoy scenic tours of Colorado and Utah while traversing the Rocky Mountains and exploring four national parks. The trip will begin in the “Mile High City” of Denver. Home to the famous 16th street Mall. This adventurous tour includes Rocky Mountain National park and the “Roof of the Rockies”, Arches National Park the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches and Canyonlands National Park and the Island in the Sky mesa.
After three national parks, travelers experience Colorado National Monument and travel along the Rim Rock while they journey to the Colorado wine country where they will learn about the region and sample the wine at a family owned winery during the winemaker’s dinner. Next on the agenda is a little bit of history as travelers will drive south to Durango and the small mining town of Silverton a National Historic Landmark where it is “all aboard” the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the 1881 coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive.
In the evening, the group will enjoy and Old West adventure filled with traditional cowboy food and entertainment. After a restful night travelers will venture to Mesa Verde National Park known for the mysterious Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings built between 1211 – 1278.
From history back to national treasures, the tour will ride to Colorado Springs, and visit Manitou Springs home of Pikes Peak the legendary symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush. Here travelers will journey aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the world’s highest cog railroad.
For more information on the Chamber travel program, contact Sue Summers at 559-734-5876, or visit the website at www.visaliachamber.org.