Come experience life when the rails were King!

Enjoy beautiful mile high scenery, ride some of the tracks that helped shape the face of America, visit the prestigious Air Force Academy and see why Colorado Junction is considered the home of Colorado’s Wine Country. 

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Colorado Springs

Located at the base of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs has it all. Spend the day skiing and then take in a great show in the evening. Plenty of gourmet restaurants, unique shops and close to two dozen local breweries to explore insures you’ll never be bored during your visit here.

Pikes Peak

Located within Pikes National Forest, the Peak is created from distinctive pink granite. There are several visitors centers located on Pikes Peak, all which can be accessed by walking, car or train. Pikes Peak is a very popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers.

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak

Cog Railway

See Pikes Peak in style and comfort. The track is almost nine miles round trip and last a little over three hours. Marvel at magnificent scenery along with yellow-bellied marmots, Bighorn sheep and mule deer. You’ll pass through “Hell Gate” a spectacular natural gateway through the mountains. The train stops on top of Pikes Peak for about 30 minutes allowing plenty of photo opportunities!

Garden of the Gods

This park is a registered National Natural Landmark and offers everything from guided horseback tours to naturalist led walking lectures. There are also hiking trails and marked rock climbing areas.

Air Force Academy

The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center welcomes you to their beautiful campus where you can enjoy the hiking/nature trails, visit the Cadet Chapel, tour Arnold Hall home to numerous military and Academy exhibits and the Honor Court full of bronze statues and aircraft memorials. 

Airforce Academy

Airforce Academy

Royal Gorge Railroad

Wind through a two hour scenic train ride on a 1950’s era train through the most historic part of the Gorge. In operation since 1879, the tracks follow the winding Arkansas River along and around soaring 1,000 foot granite cliffs. 

Durango-Silverton Railroad

Construction on the Durango to Silverton tracks began in 1881 and was completed by mid summer 1882. First constructed primarily to haul silver and gold, it didn’t take the train’s owners long to realize the spectacular views were just as valuable. Enjoy breathtaking vistas through picturesque San Juan National Forest while riding historically accurate railway cars.

Grand Junction

This is the heart of Colorado’s Wine Country. Tour wineries and vineyards and enjoy outstanding local wines. There is also awe inspiring natural beauty, plenty of outdoor adventures including biking, hiking, golf and whitewater rafting. The charming Grand Junction downtown has a wide variety of art galleries, restaurants and shops.

Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado National Monument

You’ll marvel at tunnels carved of stone, gravity defying boulders and squeal in delight at seeing Bighorn sheep, collared lizards, mule deer and red-tailed hawks. There is natural history museum, 19 scenic overlooks and plenty of winding trails for hiking and biking.

Amtrak California Zephyr

For the true railroad aficionado take the California Zephyr through the heart of the Rockies into the snow capped Sierra Nevadas, all the way to San Francisco. Depending on the length of the tour you select some of the places you’ll experience are the Rocky Mountains, Moffat Tunnel, Colorado’s Gore, Byers and Glenwood Canyons and Donner Lake.

California Zephyr

California Zephyr