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Six Days – Gunnison – Crested Butte

“For those who leave no stone unturned”

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Day 1: Denver to Vail

  • Stop and enjoy scenic Idaho Springs, Copper Mountain, Shrine Pass and Vail Pass along the way
  • Stay in Vail or Edwards along Eagle Creek

Day 2: Vail to Aspen

  • From Minturn to Tennessee Pass, Leadville, the Arkansas headwaters, and Twin Lakes.
  • Stop and view any one the many historic railways, towns, or rivers
  • Stay in Twin Lakes at the base of Colorado’s highest mountain, Mount Elbert.
  • Or continue on to Aspen over Independence Pass

Day 3: Aspen to Crested Butte

  • From Carbondale travel McClure and Kebler Passes
  • Along the way visit historic Marble, where Grants Tomb was mined, Crystal River Resort, or Lake Irwin.
  • Stay two nights in Crested Butte, Colorado’s largest National Historic District

Day 4: Stay and Play

  • Kick up your heels on any one of the many classic benches in downtown Historic Crested Butte.
  • Shop, Dine and visit the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
  • Visit one or more of the 2 Million Acres of public land surrounding Crested Butte
  • Fly Fish, Hike, Camp, Rock Climb, Raft, Bike, Canoe or Relax

Day 5: Crested Butte to Salida

  • From Gunnison over Monarch Pass this will be the shortest day of driving.
  • Visit Gunnison’s Pioneer and Train Museum, events in the park, rafting and fishing before heading up Monarch Pass for a scenic Gondola ride above the Continental Divide
  • Stay in Historic Salida, home of the Arkansas River (get in another raft ride!)

Day 6: Salida to Colorado Springs then, return to Denver

  • Travel HWY 50 along the Arkansas River and view the geological formations, the Royal Gorge, Canon City. Visit the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
  • Final Stop Denver via Colorado Springs (optional departure from Colorado Springs Airport)

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