Luxury Colorado Fly-Drive Holiday
This Fly-Drive holiday explores some of Colorado’s most historic cities with stays at some its most luxurious hotels. You will visit Colorado Springs, Aspen, Vail and the marvellous city of Denver. With plenty of outdoor activities available throughout this trip, you will never be short of something to do!
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Emerald Valley to Aspen
Depart from The Broadmoor after breakfast and travel Highway 24 toward Aspen. Enjoy the breathtak...
Aspen to Vail
Depart Aspen today and head west toward Glenwood Springs to enjoy a soak in the world’s lar...
Arrive at Denver International airport before driving the 75-minute drive to Colorado Springs, and The Broadmoor Hotel.
Take the afternoon exploring the stunning hotel. Enjoy a dip in the infinity edged pool or wander the expansive hotel grounds before enjoy dinner at one of The Broadmoor's six restaurants.
The Broadmoor is a delight for golfers. There are 3 championship courses across the resort so whatever your handicap there will be something for you. Other outdoor activities include fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking or rock climbing. You could hop on a shuttle to visit the only mountain zoo in America; the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Or take a trip to the famous waterfalls of Seven Falls where you can also enjoy dining at the stunning Restaurant 1859.
Take a morning trip on the Pikes Peak Cog Railways, the world's most elevated cog train, to the summit of one of the world’s most visited mountains, Pikes Peak. Then return to the hotel to an indulgent spa treatment at the five-star rated spa. You may also wish to visit the city park, the Garden of the Gods Park, the number two rated city park by TripAdvisor.
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Colorado Springs to Emerald Valley
After leaving The Broadmoor, head over to their sister property The Ranch at Emerald Valley, which is just 30 minutes away. You can drive there yourself or organise a complimentary shuttle.
This ranch is situated in the Pike National Forest, a beautiful forest area in which you will stay in luxury but rustic cabins. There are many activities to enjoy at the ranch, including horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. The best part is that being so close to The Broadmoor, if you missed out on the use of any of their facilities you can head back there to use them. Nearby is Seven Falls where you can enjoy the view, fine dining or a thrilling zip line. Or you can ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the top of the beautiful Pikes Peak.
The Ranch also offers ‘Fishing Camp’ as an optional extra where you can fly-fish to your hearts content, following the lead of the Ranch’s expert guides.
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Emerald Valley to Aspen
Depart from The Broadmoor after breakfast and travel Highway 24 toward Aspen. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the world famous Rocky Mountains. Check in at The Little Nell for a real feel of this unique part of the world. Take the afternoon to explore the city of Aspen.
Hire a guide and take a trip out to the legendary waters of the valley for a morning of fly-fishing for trout. Whether you are a novice or an experienced fisherman there will be something for you here. Or all alternatively take an off-road Jeep Tour for spectacular views.
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Aspen to Vail
Depart Aspen today and head west toward Glenwood Springs to enjoy a soak in the world’s largest mineral hot springs before heading on to Vail and the award winning hotel The Sebastian. Take an evening stroll around the town and visit the famous cocktail bar ‘Frost’ or take in a performance at the spectacular outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre.
With plenty of outdoor adventures to choose from, pick your poison and go for it! Examples of activities to choose include hiking, horseback riding, jeep tours, gondola rides or take a thrill seeking ride on the zip-line. Visit Vail Village shopping in the evening for boutique shopping and art galleries.
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Vail to Denver
Depart The Sebastian today and head for Denver. While in the city, Frontier America would recommend a visit to the pedestrian only 16th Street and the LoDo in Lower downtown for shopping and restaurants. Denver strongly supports Farm to Table cuisine and you will find interesting pavement cafes as well as fine dining. Get into the spirit of the West with a visit to the Buffalo Bill Museum, alternatively the Denver Art Museum or the powerful abstract art of Clyfford Still might appeal.
There is plenty of shopping available in Denver so take a visit to Laramie Square or Cherry Creek Shopping Center. For fans of musical theatre, Denver’s theatre district is renowned for putting on a good show.
Enjoy a morning bike ride around the city, one of the more enjoyable ways to see this incredible place. Having worked up an appetite visit some of Denver’s well-known breweries for a beer tasting and some delicious food from the on-site food trucks.
At the end of your stay depart from Denver International Airport.
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