Framed by the majestic 14,000-foot peaks and wide blue skies of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains from its perch in Telluride’s Mountain Village, the Forbes Travel Guide five-star resort Madeline Hotel & Residences brings a new tier of luxury to the destination of Telluride. With the transformation of the Madeline, the best mountain town in the Rockies now has one of top luxury hotels.
Stops en route:
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico | Home and studio of 20th century American artists Georgia O'keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, with a suggested lunch at Abiquiu Inn.
Pagosa Springs, Colorado | Known for its all natural, geothermal hot springs in the San Juan Mountains, with nearby Chimney Rock National Monument, a sacred site of the Ancestral Puebloans.
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad | A National Historic Landmark and heritage railroad, this train combines Colorado’s mining history with unparalleled beauty.
Mesa Verde National Park | A World Heritage site and International Dark Sky Park, it was home to the Ancestral Pueblo people for 700 years.
Great Sand Dunes National Park | Sled and play in dune towers up to 750 feet high, along with picnicing and hiking opportunities.
Lightenberger Ranch | Fish one of the finest private ranches in southern Colorado with “lunch on the deck."
Hotel Jerome has been the social hub of Aspen since its opening in 1889 at the height of the town’s silver boom, known as the place where all great stories were born and are told. As the only Aspen hotel to survive the silver crash, the long pre-ski-resort winters, and the Depression, we’ve seen cowboys ride through our doors, 10th Mountain Division soldiers gather round over pints after training on the slopes, and Hunter S. Thompson holding court during his run for sheriff. You can’t experience Aspen, without experiencing Jerome.
Stops en route:
Santuario de Chimayo | Colonial-style 1816 adobe church and a popular Catholic pilgrimage site known for its "healing dirt".
Georgia O'Keeffe House Museum | Georgia O’Keeffe first visited the village of Abiquiú in 1931, and nearly two decades later made it her permanent home. The home is open to the public for guided tours seasonally with advance reservations.
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge | One of America's highest bridges, this impressive overpass spans across the Rio Grande Gorge.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad | At 64 miles in length, it is the longest, highest and most authentic steam railroad in North America, traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountain West.
Colorado Gators Reptile Park | See hundreds of rescued reptiles including alligators, crocodiles, bearded dragons, iguanas and tortoises.
Great Sand Dunes National Park | Sled and play in dune towers up to 750 feet high, along with picnicking and hiking opportunities.
Hot Springs Stables | Rocky Mountain Horseback Rides in Nathrop, Colorado.
A longstanding architectural gem in the heart of Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village, Goldener Hirsch blends the historic charm of an Austrian-inspired ski chalet with the modern lines of recently added mountain residences. Goldener Hirsch’s mid-mountain location means thrilling backcountry adventures are just steps away for endless hiking and mountain biking to horseback riding and fly-fishing.
Stops en route:
Colorado National Monument | Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive - a home to bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.
Gateway Automobile Museum | The museum steps back in time to cover the revolution in personal transportation brought about by the invention, production and marketing of the American automobile.
Moab, Utah | Explore some of the most stunning red-rock landscapes in the United States at Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park or Deadhorse Point State Park.
Provo, Utah | Hike to the Mount Timpanogos summit, or spend a day floating or rafting down the waters of the Provo River.
Helper, Utah | Visit the historic mainstreet with quirky art galleries and a chance to learn the incredible mining history of this town.
Salt Lake City, Utah | Visit Tabernacle Church and a myriad of other points of interest in this sprawling Southwest city.
Palisade, Colorado | Pick world famous Palisade Peaches, Olathe corn or sample estate bottled and small batch wine.
John Brown Canyon | This route features interesting red rock formations, incredible views and opportunities to discover ancient petroglyphs.
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