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Mountains of Colorado & Utah Self-Drive
18 days from £4,195pp
Delve into the fascinating history of Mesa Verde National Park.
Explore the mountain city of Denver.
Go white water rafting or explore Arches National Park by 4x4 from Moab.
Breathe in the pure air of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
- Estes Park
- Grand Junction
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Crested Butte
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Denver
International outbound flight , Denver
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Denver. On arrival in Denver make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.
Day 2 Denver
Spend a day exploring the highlights of Denver. Don't miss the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado History Museum or explore the city's many excellent art galleries. Alternatively, relax in Larimer Square and sample some excellent local cuisine while people watching.
Day 3 Estes Park
Day 4 Estes Park
Day 5 Grand Junction
Day 6 Moab
Day 7 Moab
Enjoy a half day tour of Arches National Park today seeing this phenomenal landscape with your guide. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore the park or the other parks such as Canyonlands nearby
Day 8 Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Drive from the wonderful Moab through to Monument Valley and Kayenta. Monument Valley encompasses the classic Wild West scenery of sandstone buttes, forbidding rock pinnacles and an endless expanse of drifting red sands that have been immortalised in the early Wild West films. Take some time to relax and take in the scenery.
Day 9 Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Another day for enjoying the incredible scenery that Southwest American has to offer. Today you will experience one of the Navajo led tours into the Valley where you can see Navajo culture which is largely untainted by tourism. You may get to visit a traditional Hogan and hear some of the folklore tales handed down to them by the generations before them.
Day 10 Mesa Verde National Park
Day 11 Durango
Day 12 Durango
Day 13 Crested Butte
Durango , Crested Butte
The drive today is stunning as you make your way north to Crested Butte! This is a lovely mountain town, and it's well worth stopping at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
- The Inn at Crested Butte
Day 14 Crested Butte
Today you can enjoy Crested Butte. You may like to take a drive out to the local mountains and valleys around the town, take a trip to the distillery or just relax in town and wander around the lovely shops.
- The Inn at Crested Butte
Day 15 Vail
Crested Butte , Vail
Today you can relax on your lovely journey north east from Crested Butte to Vail. On arrival in Vail you might like to explore the beautiful local area, a great spot for photos of the incredible mountains that surround you.
Day 16 Vail
Day 17 International return flight
Vail , International return flight
Tomorrow you will drive back to Denver and return your car before boarding your onward flight.
Day 18 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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