Join Me In Colorado For Steam & Scenery

The first Tour allocations for 2023 are beginning to come through. It’s early days yet, but there are a couple that I’m very excited to be involved with (they are with different companies however, so I won’t mix and match in the same blog post – I’ll write up the other one in a little while). You can find my allocated Tours on the What’s Coming Up? page on this web site.

Leaving on 25th August 2023, this Tour, the Colorado and the Rocky Mountains Steam Tour is with the excellent Railway Touring Company. It has everything! If you’re a lover of Steam in the USA (who isn’t?) then this is the Tour for you… and it’s in Summer so the weather will be fantastic. This is a real ‘Holiday Of A Lifetime’ Tour, so, I need all of my readers to go out and book this Tour immediately (all of you, no exceptions). In no particular order, here are some of the highlights. I know this state well, and we’ll be travelling through the beautiful countryside that will be familiar to anybody who watched the original John Wayne movie ‘True Grit’. I’ve put the trailer below and make no apology – It’s his second best performance (after ‘The Shootist).

Colorado Scenery is stunning

I’ve listed the trains below, but don’t forget that in adition to these we will be sightseeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, to the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, the Sand Dunes National Monument, the Million Dollar Highway & Denver itself. Don’t forget that none of the rail or sightseeing excursions are mandatory and often return to the originating hotel. This means that you can take a day out relaxing in the sunshine or shopping if you prefer.

A ride on a ‘Galloping Goose’ on a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum in the town of Golden
the Georgetown Loop Railroad
The Leadville Railroad is up at 10,430 feet!
The Cripple Creek and Victor Railroad
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway, at 14,115 feet the highest cog railway in the world.
The Royal Gorge Scenic Railroad
The Cumbres & Toltec Railroad
The Durango and Silverton Railroad
Back over and through the Rocky Mountains on the Amtrak ‘California Zephyr’ to Denver

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