Your 16 day/14 night adventure begins as soon as you leave home!
Day 1: Fly into Denver, Colorado
Arrive in Denver. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel for an overnight stay in the city.
Day 2: Denver
Breakfast will be at the 16th street mall, a pedestrian only section of the city center. Spend the entire day touring the city, which combines the mystery and romance of the Old West.Dinner will be at a restaurant such as Fogo de Chao or Rodizio Grill, Brazilian style steak houses with wide selections of spit cooked meat served directly to you at your table. Stay overnight at a Denver hotel.
Day 3: Denver to Wild Horse Mesa, San Luis Valley (210 miles)
After breakfast, your tour will depart early in the morning for Wild Horse Mesa. The drive will take you through beautiful southwestern Colorado along scenic US highway 285. You will arrive in the early afternoon at Dolomites Ranch where you will be greeted with a welcome drink, dinner and an evening campfire. After the sun sets you will be treated to a spectacular view of the Milky Way. You will stay overnight at Chalet Cristallo.
Day 4: Wild Horse Mesa to Taos (120 miles)
After breakfast, you will drive to Taos, New Mexico and spend a full day enjoying the city. Taos boasts typical New Mexican architecture, art galleries and quaint shops. In the afternoon, you will return to Dolomites Ranch for another gourmet meal and overnight stay at the Chalet.
Day 5: Wild Horse Mesa and Great Sand Dunes National Park (100 miles)
After breakfast, depart for your visit to Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Great Sand Dune is a magnificent sand dune at the foot of Mount Blanca formed naturally by wind and local streams. In the afternoon return to the Ranch for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 6: Wild Horse Mesa - Santa Fe, NM - Gallup (330 miles)
After breakfast, depart for Santa Fe, the capital city of New Mexico. Spend several hours enjoying its fabulous museums and beautiful art. After visiting Santa Fe, continue on to Gallup, New Mexico via Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Gallup.
Day 7: Gallup - Petrified Forest - Walnut Canyon - Sunset Crater - Wupatki - Cameron (290 miles)
After breakfast in Gallup, drive on into Arizona to visit the Petrified Forest located in Northeast Arizona near Holbrook, Arizona. The Petrified Forest is a vast desert area with petrified wood, animal and plant fossils can be found in large numbers. After your morning visit in the Petrified Forest continue on to Walnut Canyon National Monument, Sunset Crater, and Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona. Continue on to Cameron, Arizona where you will have dinner and spend the night
Day 8: Cameron - Grand Canyon - Williams (115 miles)
After breakfast, enjoy a beautiful drive through the Arizona desert to Grand Canyon National Park. The canyon was formed by the Colorado River slowly eroding soil and rock as it wended its way through the desert. The immensity of the canyon and beauty of its colors have made it one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Marvel at the grandeur of the canyon as you lean out over the extraordinary natural terrace called the South Rim. You can admire the canyon’s majesty from many different viewing points along the South Rim. After enjoying the awesomeness of the Grand Canyon, continue to Williams, Arizona for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9: Williams, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada (215 miles)
After breakfast, continue your trip through the desert and arrive in the early afternoon in the extraordinary oasis of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas is the craziest city in the world! Enjoy an afternoon spent touring Las Vegas and then enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10: Las Vegas - Zion - Cedar Breaks - Brian Head, Utah (240 miles)
After breakfast, your tour will depart to visit Zion National Park, Utah. The park is characterized by huge walls and colorful gorges with colors ranging from purple to lilac, as well as yellow and pink that sparkle in the sunlight. The tour continues to Cedar Breaks National Monument and then on to Brian Head, Utah for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 11: Brian Head, Utah - Bryce Canyon – Page, Arizona (210 miles)
After breakfast, your trip continues with a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. This is one of the most beautiful natural parks of Utah. Its unmistakable spires vary in color creating a unique play of colors and shadows. Afterwards, continue on to Page, Arizona, a small town located on the shores of magnificent Lake Powell.
Day 12: Page, Arizona - Antelope – Goosenecks State Park, Utah - Valley of the Gods-Navajo - Monument Valley - Mexican Hat (175 miles)
After breakfast, you will visit Antelope Canyon, and then it’s on to Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, the Navajo National Monument, and the magnificent Monument Valley. Monument Valley has long been considered the eighth wonder of the world and is easily recognized as a scene from many Western movies. Situated in the middle of a bare plateau, the windswept desert is inhabited only by Navajo Indians and coyotes. Huge stone towers with flat tops rise from the desert floor, towering peaks, gorges and incredible carved sandstone monoliths seem to guard the desert like old forts. Continue to Mexican Hat for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 13: Mexican Hat - Four Corners - Wild Horse Mesa (380 miles)
After breakfast, begin your return journey to Wild Horse Mesa. On the way back, stop at Four Corners, a geographical curiosity where the corners of four states meet perfectly. Dinner on the way back will be near Fort Garland, Colorado. Spend the night at Chalet Cristallo.
Day 14: Wild Horse Mesa - Dolomites Ranch
After breakfast, spend an entire day devoted to leisure and relaxation. Luxurious dinner and last magnificent overnight stay under the Milky Way.
Day 15: Wild Horse Mesa - Denver (210 miles)
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport in Denver to return home.
Day 16: Return home
The price of the Gold Tour is 2.500 USD per person.
- 2 nights in Denver hotel, 7 nights in hotels during the tour and 5 nights at Dolomites Ranch.
- Full Breakfast and 3 courses Dinners with beverages included at the Ranch; breakfast and dinner/beverages during the tour.
- A guide/driver who speaks English with you throughout the tour.
- Travel throughout the tour in a car or in a 7 seater minivan with air conditioning and equipped with every comfort.
- Your share of the rental car price, gasoline, a driver and guide to the parks, entrance to the parks,
- Use of the swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub at the Ranch are also included in the package price.