Colorado Trains: Photo Blog
Tour Name: Colorado Trains
Tour Date: September 9 – 17, 2021
Tour Director: Patti Olson
Tour Director Highlights: What’s a Tour Director to do when her phone (and camera) break on day 3 of a long trip? Many thanks to Marianne C, Beulah M, and Ron B for sharing their lovely photos for this blog. We rode four trains through amazing scenery and had wonderful fellowship, along with a terrific, expert driver on narrow, mountain roads. I highly recommend this trip.
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Group on the state capitol steps in 95-degree heat!
Gold dome of Colorado State Capitol in Denver
Capitol interior with local pink marble and historic murals
3 Historic famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park
Elegant lobby of Stanley Hotel
An original Stanley Steamer car (not the carpet cleaning company)
Vail look like a European village
They found a park ranger in a ranger hat for our treasure hunt!
The more famous Cliff House from across the valley. The road to it was closed for road damage.
My favorite find at Mesa Verde, the Tower House
Silverton had definite Old West appeal.
Why not ride a stage coach to the train terminal to begin our train trip?
Silverton to Durango ride with historic coaches
Culbres Toltec train ride was all day with a hearty meal at the half way rest stop.
Even a steam engine gets thirsty on a long trip!
What a view from atop this rock! The trail out to it was rough, but worth it.
So many red rock canyons everywhere we went.
Our group at the Royal Gorge train. Their equipment was modern and shiny.
Train tracks follow along the river popular with rafters in the narrow canyon.
Great view of the Royal Gorge train.
The view was best from the open-air cars. Note the famous Royal Gorge Bridge above.
Balancing Rock at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has many red rock structures begging for photos to be taken
Red hat, red coat, and a shiny new red Swiss engine for the refurbished Pikes Peak Cog Railroad.
Empower Field, home of the Denver Broncos. An impressive, unique design on the top!
We enjoyed many delicious meals along with our driver, Stephanie. She was amazing at getting the coach through narrow canyons and extremely high mountain roads.
2 A farewell view of the Denver airport.
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