EXPLORE COLORADO & THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS...4 national parks, 8 national monuments, 26 scenic byways, 26 ski areas, 30 hot springs, rich Western history, thriving arts and culture, hundreds of craft breweries, wineries and distilleries... And 300 days of sunshine. Tours will depart from IPW hotels Thursday, May 24th and return to Denver International Airport by 12:00pm Sunday, May 27th.

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2. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose, Telluride, Ouray

Experience some of Colorado’s best-kept secrets, starting with Telluride and Ouray, two historic mining towns nestled in lush canyons surrounded by Colorado's most rugged 4,000-meter high mountain peaks. Outdoor adventure seekers will enjoy jeep tours and hiking, while foodies will savor dishes created by local chefs. Next, discover Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Montrose County, where you will find some of the steepest cliffs, deepest canyons and craggiest spires in North America. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is designated as a dark-sky site, perfect for summer-sky star-gazing.  This trip includes round-trip airfare between Denver and Montrose.

3. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Alamosa, Vail, Colorado Springs

The adventure starts in Vail, a European-style alpine village where art, cuisine and the majestic Rocky Mountains combine for year-round fun. Explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park near Alamosa where you can sandboard or hike the dunes to experience this truly unique natural wonder. Then, head to the Royal Gorge, home to the world’s tallest suspension bridges and the highest zip line in North America. End with dramatic views in Colorado Springs, complete with towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.

4. Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park, Estes Park, Loveland

Begin your adventure in scenic Winter Park at Devil’s Thumb Ranch which offers a wide array of outdoor and wilderness recreation activities. Then, head to Rocky Mountain National Park where you will see majestic peaks in every direction, stunning mountain lakes and wildlife roaming the valleys.  Stroll through the charming town of Estes Park, home to art galleries, boutiques and The Stanley Hotel, famous for its inspirational role in Stephen King's novel, The Shining.  In Loveland, America’s Sweetheart City, see bronze sculptures made locally, shop at the outlet mall, and enjoy more Western fun at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch.

5. Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge

Adventures range from shopping and sipping wine on a scenic patio to hiking, mountain biking and skiing. Shop the outlet stores on your way to Glenwood Springs where you can ride ATVs, bike along the Colorado River and relax in the world’s largest hot springs pool. Head west to Grand Junction, home to 23 wineries, hiking and biking trails and the red rock cliffs of the Colorado National Monument. Your last stop is Breckenridge, one of Colorado’s oldest mining towns and ski resort, where history, culinary delights and more outdoor adventures await.