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Mesa Verde National Park and Southwest Colorado

August 28 - September 4, 2022

(8 days, 7 nights; Sun - Sun)

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Double Booking

$2995/person

Single Booking

$3825

Roommate Rebate

$790

Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, van support, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps & narratives.

Assembly Point

Durango, CO

Timberline van shuttle is included to and from Durango.

Not Included: Airline Service to Durango-La Plata County Airport; Guide Gratuity.

Meeting Time

Airport 3 pm, Hotel 3:30 pm

Drop-off Time

5 pm

“A well planned tour through majestic landscapes and another excellent, memorable experience.  Timberline office personnel are always pleasant and prepared to help, and guides are consistently informed, capable, enjoyable and caring for their customers and work.” Walt H.

Extravagant rhetoric is unavoidable as we consider our Southwest Colorado program—there is just no other way to describe the awesome and singular beauty of Colorado’s San Juans Range. This high and rugged mountain range has over 40 named*, jagged, snow clad peaks that rise dramatically from the valleys.  The lush stands of evergreen and aspen contribute to the isolation of this alpine region, especially under the snowy blankets of winter.  To further enhance this array of natural beauty, we add to it a tour of the historic region of Mesa Verde National Park, built by the Ancestral Pueblo people, a tour of Canyons Of The Ancients Visitor Center & Museum, a stay in the famous western town of Telluride at the end of a box canyon, and a trip through the quaint mining towns of Ouray and Silverton.  History, natural beauty and small town charm abound in our Southwest Colorado tour.

*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40

See Detailed Itinerary Here:

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1Orientation and bike fitting
Day 2Durango - Mesa Verde National Park57
Day 3Mesa Verde - Tour Cliff Palace or Balcony House - Cortez- Tour the Canyons Of The Ancients Visitor Center & Museum - Dolores30
Day 4Dolores - Ride through the old mining towns of Stoner and Rico, climb Lizard Head Pass (10,222') - Telluride.72
Day 5Layover Day, hiking and cycling options available
Day 6Telluride - Dallas Divide (8,970') - Ridgeway - Ouray40
Day 7Challenging ride up Red Mountain Pass (11,008') then downhill to Silverton, historic mine tour available22
Day 8Silverton - Molas and Coal Bank Passes and a long downhill for our return to Durango45

Total Distance: 266 miles

Mesa Verde National Park and Southwest Colorado

August 28 - September 4, 2022

(8 days, 7 nights; Sun - Sun)