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									                  Singles Travel Company                                                                2011
                                                                                                  Colorado National
                         Vacations for Singles of all Ages
                                                                                                   Parks & Trains

                       Colorado’s National Parks & Trains
                       Aug 15 – 23, 2011

                                   Travel with us through Colorado’s National Parks….and see the wonders of
                        Colorado and Utah through some of their beautiful and best-known national parks and ride the
                        historic rails on this very outdoor adventure and colorful vacation!
           We start in Denver, and then head to Colorado Springs, Alamosa, Durango, Moab, Vail and back to Denver.
 Along the way you will experience the rails of years past, the mesmerizing parks, and spectacular views of rivers and
 mountains. We‟ll cross the Continental Divide and behold the vistas of lush meadows, alpine glaciers and thundering
 waterfalls- scenes you won‟t soon forget.

                  Come join us...with great travel companions, fabulous sightseeing and a lot of fun
                                                … you’ll love this trip!

Price includes all of this…
           8 nights accommodations moderate hotels
                o 2 nights Denver
                o 1 night Colorado Springs
                o 1 night Alamosa
                o 2 nights Durango
                o 1 night Moab
                o 1 night Vail
                              Taxes and Services charges for hotels
                              Tips for Baggage Handling
           Professional Tour Director
           Deluxe a/c motor coach while touring
           5 Meals Included
                o 4 Continental Breakfasts (CB)
                o 1 Lunch (L)
           Four scenic train journeys
                o Pikes Peak Cog Railroad
                o Royal Gorge Railroad
                o Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
                o Durango & Silverton Narrow – Gauge Train

           You’ll See All this and more……
           Denver - visit the Colorado Railroad Museum
           Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak-Garden of Gods-Pikes Peak Cog Railway-Englemann Canyon
           Canon City - Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
           Alamosa - see the Arkansas River - Sangre de Cristo Mountains - Cumbres Pass
           Osier - train stop for lunch
           Durango - see the Rio de las Animas Canyon - Mesa Verde National Park UNESCO World Heritage Center
           Silverton - free time to explore this old mining town
           Moab - Arches National Park-Glenwood Canyon
           Vail - Vail Valley - Grand Lake - Continental Divide - Rocky Mountain National Park

                                  Singles Travel Company CST# 1002864-10
   56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687               Fax (408) 354-3871
                 Singles Travel Company
                        Vacations for Singles of all Ages


Day 1, Mon, Aug 15             Denver
          Make your way to the hotel and, depending on your arrival time, you can start exploring Denver. Your host
is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

Day 2, Tue, Aug 16               Denver-Pikes Peak Cog Railway-Colorado Springs
           We begin the day with a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum, a “must-see” site for rail fans featuring
more than 70 historic narrow- and standard-gauge locomotives and cars. Then, travel south to the town of Colorado
Springs, located on the plains at the foot of Pikes Peak. The view from the top of nearby Pikes Peak inspired Katharine
Lee Bates to compose America the Beautiful more than 100 years ago. Visit the Garden of the Gods, a city park that is
a garden of towering red rock formations.
           Our first train ride is on the Pike‟s Peak Cog Railway, the world‟s highest cog railroad. Travel along Ruxton
Creek in Englemann Canyon, then over Four Mile Switch for your first glimpse of Pikes Peak. At about the 5-mile
point, the grade gets steep as you climb above the timberline and reach the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak. (CB)

Day 3, Wed, Aug 17              Colorado Springs-Canon City-Royal Gorge Route Railway-Alamosa
          This morning, we‟re „all aboard‟ the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. We travel on a diesel locomotive for 12
                     miles following the most spectacular section of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad through the
                     gorge on tracks laid more than 120 years ago. Riders often spot wildlife such as eagles and Rocky
                     Mountain Bighorn Sheep. The views are breathtaking!
                                Afterward, visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Spanning a quarter-mile across is the
                     world‟s highest suspension bridge at 1,053 feet high. The panoramic vistas of the gorge are as
                     mesmerizing as the Grand Canyon. See spectacular views of the Arkansas River and the Sangre de
                     Cristo Mountains on the Aerial Tram ride. Overnight in Alamosa, surrounded by the Sangre de
Cristo range to the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. (CB)

Day 4, Thur, Aug 18             Alamosa-Cumbres & Toltec Railroad-Durango
          Today we travel on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, America‟s most authentic steam railroad, built
more than 120 years ago. Jointly owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico, the 64-mile line connects Antonito,
Colorado, and Chama, New Mexico, via 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass. It is an archetypal remnant of the Denver & Rio
Grande narrow-gauge railroad system that once stretched hundreds of miles throughout the Rocky Mountains.
          We travel through the beautiful San Juan Mountains on tracks that tamed the West. You‟ll cross the
Colorado-New Mexico border 11 times and the train stops in Osier, Colorado, for lunch. We disembark the train at
Cumbres Pass and continue by motor coach to Chama, later arriving in Durango, a town born in the Gold Rush and
silver mining eras and at times run by gunslingers. (L)

Day 5, Fri, Aug 19          Durango. Excursion on the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad
           We board the Narrow-Gauge Durango-Silverton Train this morning for a scenic ride through San Juan
National Forest. You‟ll experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same
tracks that miners, cowboys, and settlers of the Old West took more than a century ago. The locomotives used to pull
today‟s train are 1923-1925 vintage. This historic train has been in continuous operation for more than 125 years. The
train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds its way through the Rio de las Animas Canyon with vistas of snowcapped
peaks. We have free time in Silverton, once a major mining town, which owes its name to the bragging statement by an
early miner, “We have no gold, but silver by the ton!”

Day 6, Sat, Aug 20            Durango-Mesa Verde-Moab
          We‟ll visit the ruins of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, and see Spruce Tree House which dates from 1200 AD and is tucked under a sandstone cliff face. Check-
out the park‟s museum, depicting the story of these people who mysteriously disappeared almost 700 years ago.
          Then we continue on to Moab, a small town on the Colorado River surrounded by red sandstone formations.

Day 7, Sun, Aug 21            Moab-Glenwood Canyon-Vail
          This morning, visit Arches National Park, where you will see the world-famous “Delicate
Arch.” We continue our journey through the massive 1,800-foot walls of Glenwood Canyon and to the
Vail Valley area, one of America‟s most popular mountain resorts. Stroll through the pedestrian village
and experience the unique shopping opportunities, or let one of the world-class chefs prepare a meal to
delight your taste buds. We overnight in Vail. Enjoy!

                                 Singles Travel Company CST# 1002864-10
  56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687                Fax (408) 354-3871
                    Singles Travel Company
                            Vacations for Singles of all Ages
Day 8, Mon, Aug 22             Vail-Rocky Mountain National Park-Denver
          Today see Colorado‟s largest natural lake, Grand Lake, then cross the Continental
Divide and see vistas of lush meadows, alpine glaciers, and thundering waterfalls. Then we take
scenic Trail Ridge Road over magnificent mountain terrain, which attracted the likes of Kit
Carson and his group of trappers to Rocky Mountain National Park and we take a break at
12,000 feet which provides fantastic alpine scenery.
           We make a short stop in Estes Park which is nestled in a high mountain valley at just above 7,500 feet
elevation, and it has hundreds of unique shops, galleries, and restaurants for you to enjoy.
          Then it‟s on to Denver with free time this evening to enjoy the city which is one of America‟s fastest-
growing cities. Walk the bustling area with a mile-long pedestrian promenade lined with outdoor cafés and flower
baskets, where you might have dinner and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. (CB)

Day 9, Tues, Aug 23           Denver
          The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Denver International Airport
are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the “Mile High City” further. (CB)

Our Hotels- Denver-Comfort Inn Downtown, (ST) Colorado Springs-Comfort Inn South, (ST) Alamosa-Inn of the Rio Grande, (F)
Durango-Holiday Inn Durango, (F) Moab-Big Horn Lodge, (ST) Vail-Comfort Inn Vail/Beaver Creek (ST).
(ST= Superior Tourist Class; F=First Class) (Subject to change per the tour operator)
$1499.00               Per person, based on double occupancy, land only (Roommate matching available)
$470                   For a room to yourself- add to above double occupancy price

Airfare: is additional. You need to fly from your hometown into and out of Denver, Colorado (DEN).
Transfers: arrival transfer is $22. Your departure transfer is included.
Travel Insurance- is highly recommended. Please inquire when signing up.
Pre/Post Nights in Denver – Double occ-$66 per person (sharing not guaranteed); single room- $106.

This mid 60’s and up Trip- As we are getting our “mid 60‟s and up” trips for singles started, we will be offering these
trips in conjunction with trips already departing with mixed group of travelers. We will match you with a room mate
and prior to the trip you can email or talk with the other singles signed up on the trip. You will have a professional tour
director throughout trip and lots of friendly travel companions with you. Also, if you are active, you may want to look
at our great variety of „main trips‟ that have a large variety of ages of singles on them too.
Activity Level – Lots of walking and on uneven surfaces, and possibly stairs to access some areas and trains.
Weather – average temps 70s-80s, summers are beautiful and great for outdoor activities; mountain areas can be cooler
at higher elevations. Afternoon thunderstorms are common.
Price does not include- items of a personal nature-i.e. phone calls, meals not included, alcoholic & other beverages not
offered with included meals, tips to guides & drivers, travel insurance, and airfare.

Fine Print- Colorado’s National Parks & Trains
          Your payment for a reservation on this trip constitutes consent and acknowledgement of all the provisions in
this Fine Print below and in the Singles Travel Company General Terms and Conditions. Make sure you read both of
these important pieces of information and call with any questions and to sign up for this trip. Note: The drive through
Rocky Mountain National Park is subject to favorable road and weather conditions. Per our tour operator, hotels are
always subject to change.
Deposit - a non refundable deposit of $250.00 (plus travel insurance if you want it) is due with your reservation.
Final Payment- is due 60 days prior to departure date. Credit Cards (Visa or MasterCard) or checks are accepted.
Cancellation Fees and Refunds:
          All cancellations must be in writing. Regardless of when you cancel there will be a charge from Singles
Travel Company of $50. Also insurance is non-refundable.
Cancellation Fees are as follows without Travel Cancellation Insurance:
Cancellation 61 days or more prior to trip                   Loss of deposit/ insurance/ $50 service fee
60-15 days prior to trip                                     50% of total price/ insurance/ $50 service fee
Within 14 days of departure                                  100% of total price/ insurance/ $50 service fee
No refunds on unused portions of the tour. Note that if you have a roommate and he/she cancels after final payment due date, we will
do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single room is the responsibility of the
guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of the tour company policy as stated above.
Cancellation fees also apply to pre or post accommodations. After airline tickets are issued, airline cancellations are per the airline‟s
policy (usually non refundable/changeable with a fee). Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

                                  Singles Travel Company CST# 1002864-10
   56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687                              Fax (408) 354-3871
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