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Colorado and New Mexico Discovery

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Colorado and New Mexico Discovery

Road trip your way through the mountains of Colorado to the high deserts of New Mexico on this 12-day adventure through the American West. From hiking around Rocky Mountain National Park to exploring Native American cliff dwellings and taking in show-stopping mountain views, this tour includes plenty of highlights and some lesser-known surprises along the way. Drive the iconic Million Dollar Highway, one of the most scenic drives in the USA, and tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Taos Pueblo with an indigenous guide. Cap it all off with a foodie adventure around Santa Fe on a walking tour that visits some of the best restaurants in town.

Activities
  • Denver – Art Tour
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Hike
  • Rocky Mountain National Park – Scenic Drive
  • Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods
  • Morrison - Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
  • Montrose - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Ouray - Hike
  • Ouray - Million Dollar Highway
  • Ouray - Alchemy Museum
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Mesa Verde - Guided Tour of Ruins
  • Abiquiú - Ghost Ranch
  • Santa Fe - Leader led Farmers Market with tastings
  • Food & History Walking tour
  • Santa Fe - Private Georgia Okeeffe Museum Tour
  • Taos Pueblo - Guided Tour
  • Chimayo - Rug Weaving Demonstration
  • Bandelier National Monument
Highlights
  • Have your camera ready for some seriously scenic drives, including Colorado's spectacular Million Dollar Highway and a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Explore the charming streets of historic Santa Fe as you discover the city’s history and eat your way around town on a New Mexico food tour with an expert local guide.
  • At UNESCO-listed Taos Pueblo, join a local guide to explore the village and learn about the customs and traditions of this Native American community that has been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.
  • Discover jaw-dropping sights when you join a local ranger to explore Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, and climb high above the canyon floor of Bandelier National Monument to find ancient cliff dwellings.
  • In Chimayo, visit a world-renowned tapestry gallery for an intimate, expert demonstration of traditional weaving technique and artistry.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

Our leaders are born and raised in-country, and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s our thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, we’re sure you’ll find something you like. So let’s get started.

1. Real life experiences
What is travel but a search for something that can’t be Googled? We love the highlights, but the real magic for us happens well away from a beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine.

2. Connected by travel
The beauty of small group travel isn’t just new places, it’s new perspectives. It’s the stories you hear and the friendships you forge, the ones that stick around long after the tan has faded. Our travellers come from all walks of life; what unites them is where they’re going.

3. Travel works best when it's balanced
Time is your most precious resource, especially on a holiday. That’s why our trips are built with balance in mind. A little group time, a little you time – the way it should be. And because our tours have an average of just 10 people, there’s more of the world to go round.

4. With great travel comes great responsibility
The world’s a pretty amazing place, and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. And all it takes is a little dash of self-awareness, a slightly softer tread. Sustainable travel doesn’t mean no fun. It means that fun can be used to benefit others. Respect.

5. Adventure should be for everyone
Age, pillow preference, budget, travelling solo or together – it doesn’t matter where you’re from, what matters is where you’d like to go. Our mission is to deliver the best travel experiences to anyone who’s up for them. So no matter if you favour a soft landing or a wild take-off, Intrepid stands for you.

6. Our leaders are the greatest
We realised early on that the best folks to show you the heart of a destination are, funnily enough, the ones that live there. These are our leaders: travel experts and friendly locals who know their countries back to front, from every backstreet bar to every hidden gallery. They’re the big, smiling face of Intrepid (and we couldn’t be prouder).
Jun 17, 2023 through
Jul 29, 2023
11 Nights from
$4,964.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
May 27, 2023 through
Jun 10, 2023
11 Nights from
$4,773.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
Aug 12, 2023 through
Sep 02, 2023
11 Nights from
$4,773.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Estes Park
2 Rocky Mountain National Park
3 Garden of the Gods / Colorado Springs
4 Black Canyon of the Gunnison / Montrose
5 Million Dollar Highway / Durango
6 Mesa Verde National Park / Durango
7 Ghost Ranch / Sante Fe
8 Santa Fe
9 Santa Fe
10 Taos Pueblo
11 Chimayo / Taos
12 Bandelier National Monument / Santa Fe
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.