Colorado – Mountains and Deserts – Self Guided – Denver round trip – 15 Days

 Day 1 Denver arrival and overnight
Day 2 Day touring in the Mile High City of Denver and a second overnight
Day 3 Rocky Mountain National Park and overnight in Estes Park at the park entrance
Day 4 Cross the Trail Ridge Road and overnight in the winter resort area of Vail
Day 5 Follow the Colorado River to Grand Junction: Colorado National Monument, rafting, horseback riding, etc
Day 6 Into Utah and the Moab Area: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Day 7 Moab: National Parks and optional activities: Rafting, jeep tours, jetboat, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc
Day 8 Monument Valley and overnight here—highly suggest one of the jeep tours in this tribal park area
Day 9 Return to Colorado to the Mesa Verde National Park for overnight
Day 10 Durango—late morning train departure to Silverton and return, overnight in Durango
Day 11 Northern New Mexico and overnight in Santa Fe
Day 12 Touring in Santa Fe and continue on to Taos for overnight
Day 13 Return again to Colorado to visit the Great Sand Dunes Park and continue on to Colorado Springs
Day 14 Full day touring the sights and activities of Colorado Springs
Day 15 Two hour drive back to Denver International Airport from Colorado Springs for departure

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