Feeling like a trip to Europe might hurt the checkbook? Looking for an awesome hiking trip in Colorado? Want to experience the Old West before it’s gone? Join us, on our nine-day hiking circuit that offers an exciting exploration of Southwestern Colorado’s most spectacular trails. From remote valleys filled with golden aspen leaves to high alpine passes replete with endless views, we’ll hike beneath the shadows of the resident fourteen thousand foot peaks and thread our way through the most atmospheric villages of the San Juan range.
Our tour begins in the charming mining town of Ouray, home to a variety of world-famous hot spring pools and accentuated by the gorgeous scenery that earned Ouray the title, “The Little Switzerland of America.” We pass through historic Silverton, home of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, and we continue to Rico, a truly unchanged turn-of-the-century mining town boasting one of the finest gourmet kitchens of the region. Guests soak their toughened bodies in the atmospheric hot springs at Dunton, a remote mining camp turned luxury retreat, before returning to their own hand-hewn log cabins. (See the cabin photo above).
We finish the tour in cosmopolitan Telluride, with its eclectic galleries, shops and world-class amenities. Want more? We even timed the hike to coincide with the peak of the autumn foliage. It’s a fact that photographers from around the world often descend upon our backyard to capture the spectacular hues of this wonderful season.
1. One of the cozy guest cabins at Dunton.
2. The lobby of one our fantastic digs. (The old West in grand style)
3. Guests hiking in front of Wilson Peak (14,017 ft., 4,272 meters)