Depart: June 19, 2015

Return: June 27, 2015

Colorado in June (9days/8nights)
Including Colorado Springs, Denver and Cripple Creek
Presented by Green River Lines/Hansen Tours
  • 8 Nights Lodging
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • All admissions
  • 4 Lunches
  • Tour Escort
  • Step-on-Guide
  • 5 Dinners
  • Baggage Handling
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Pikes Peak Cog Train
  • Train in the Gorge
  • Air Force Chapel
  • Brewery Tour
  • Great Platte Archway


• Single/$2070
• Double/$1625
• Triple/$1545
• Quad/$1475




Day 1: June 19: Friday:
We begin our journey west with a light breakfast on the bus as we make our way to Kearney, NE the first night.  We will stay at the Country Inn and Suites after a relaxing dinner at Perkins.     B

Day 2: June 20: Saturday:
Breakfast will be at our hotel before departing for the Great Platte Archway.  Journey back in time and see how the Lincoln Highway became I-80 and the old RT 66 helped develop the travel across America to the west coast.  Lunch is going to be in North Platte at the Whiskey Creek Grill before arriving into the Denver area at the Drury Inn in Stapleton, CO.  Dinner will be at one of the local restaurants.   BL

Day 3: June 21: Sunday:
Breakfast will be in our hotel before meeting our step-on-guide for the next 4 days.  She will take us on  a tour around the Denver and Golden Area and entertain us with facts and stories about the “good old days”.  We will even see where “Coors” beer is made.   Lunch will be at one of the local great places to eat and dinner will be near the hotel tonight.   Back to the hotel for some rest before a new day starts.    BLD

Day 4: June 22: Monday:
Breakfast will be in the hotel before departing for Colorado Springs.  We will begin our tour of Colorado Springs with a trip to the top of Pikes Peak on the Cog Train.   After returning to the train station we will head to the Trading Post  in the Garden of the Gods. A trip to Colorado Springs would not be complete without a visit to the Garden of the Gods to see all the wonderful shaped rocks and boulders that nature has formed.  Dinner will be at one of Colorado Springs great restaurants.      BLD

Day 5: June 23: Tuesday:
Breakfast will be in the hotel before departing for the Royal Gorge. The Royal Gorge is a canyon on the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado. With a width of 50 feet at its base and a few hundred feet at its top, and a depth of 1,250 feet in places, the 10-mile-long canyon is a narrow, steep gorge through the granite of Fremont Peak.  We are  going to take a train ride thru the canyon.  The Royal Gorge Route its reputation as one of the premier passenger excursion trains in the country.   Lunch will also be served on the train.  A visit to the Royal Gorge Region isn't complete without stopping and "doing time" in this historical cell house that was the original Women's Correctional Facility constructed in 1935.  We have a fun night planned for you tonight at the Flying W Ranch and Chuckwagon Dinner.  Have fun touring the “real” western town before we are treated to some good “down home” cooking, followed by an evening of cowboy songs and music.     BLD

Day 6 & 7: June 24 & 25: Wednesday & Thursday:
Breakfast at our hotel before departing for Cripple Creek, CO.  First we are going to take a trip to the Air Force Chapel today.  This is a self guided tour just a short walk from the gift shop. Next stop is at the Pioneer Museum and learn about the gold mining days.  Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890 gold was discovered and Cripple Creek changed forever. In your free time you will have the chance to experience some of Cripple Creeks heritage over the next 2 days by taking a train ride into the hills, discover the gold mine or learn more about Cripple Creek in their museum.  Also in your free time you will be able enjoy the game of chance at one of the many casino’s up and down the street.  We will be staying at the Double Eagle Casino/Hotel right in the middle of all the action.   2B

Day 8: June 26: Friday:
Breakfast will be at our hotel before departing for York, NE. We will stop for lunch along the way and our hotel tonight will be the Hampton Inn in York, NE.   B

Day 9: June 27: Saturday:
We are going to stop at the Iowa Machine Shed for lunch before returning to Illinois.  We should arrive home in the late afternoon after experiencing the beautiful Colorado!!!!  BL

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