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Mesa Verde National Park and Southwest Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park and Southwest Colorado

August 4 - 11, 2019

(8 days, 7 nights; Sun - Sun)

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Double Booking

$2995/person

Single Booking

$3585

Roommate Rebate

$540

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

“Keep doing what you are doing!” Julie K.

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. Their jagged, snow clad peaks rise dramatically from the valleys and their lush stands of evergreen and aspen are reminders of the snowfalls that can isolate this alpine region during the depths 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 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.

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 Anasazi Heritage Center - 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 Silverton22
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 4 - 11, 2019

(8 days, 7 nights; Sun - Sun)