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Off-Road Adventures in Utah and ColoradoExplore alpine landscapes and red-rock deserts in America’s thrilling backcountry.
Starts AtDenver
Ends AtDenver
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 13
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Active
Starts AtDenver
Ends AtDenver
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 13
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Active
Book today with a £100/person deposit
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About Your Trip

The lush granite mountains of Colorado and the mighty red-rock deserts of Utah: there is arguably no other state divide in the US where two more remarkable landscapes converge. On this eight-day trip, you’ll hike through the Moab canyonlands, bike down dusty trails in Arches National Park and go rafting on the Colorado River. You’ll also visit quaint alpine towns, soak in hot springs, and – with any luck – spot a black bear or two in the Colorado Rockies. Designed with thrill-seekers in mind, this trip brings you non-stop adventure, combining both Moab and the Rocky Mountains in a single trip. Foodies and culture fiends won’t be disappointed either, with cocktails at the hotel from The Shining (1980) and wine tasting at Grand Junction.

Colorado river rafting
Rafters punching through rapids on a river in a canyon.
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Woman climbing a tree in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Colorado River swimming
The historic Stanley Hotel during a spring sunrise in Estes Park, Colorado.
Moab, Utah - Horseback riders at a guest ranch.

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Raft down the Colorado River through a maze of red rocks
  • 2
    Hike and wild swim in Arches National Park, Utah
  • 3
    Spot black bears in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • 4
    Sip cocktails at the ‘haunted’ hotel from The Shining
  • 5
    Sample a variety of Denver’s famous craft beer
  • 6
    Soak in the natural, geothermal Strawberry Hot Springs
  • 7
    Watch out-of-this-world sunrises and sunsets in Moab
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Three nights river lodge accommodation
  • Two nights family-run lodge accommodation
  • Two nights standard hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Seven breakfasts, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Wine tasting
  • Arches Park Avenue walk
  • Delicate Arch sunset hike
  • Rafting on the Colorado River
  • Devil’s Garden sunrise hike
  • Dead Horse Point State Park sunset hike
  • Strawberry Hot Springs entry
  • Trail Ridge Road scenic drive
  • Guided hike from Bear Lake trailhead
  • Red Rock Amphitheatre visit

Accommodation

The Curtis , Denver

The Curtis is ideal for exploring downtown Denver. Choose between themed and non-themed rooms – the former includes a Star Trek room and Sweet Treats suite for candy lovers. Downstairs, the Martini Bar is a great spot to rub shoulders with locals.

Red Cliffs Lodge , Moab

This is an all-suite lodge set on the banks of the Colorado River. There’s an on-site winery, a museum with Western film memorabilia, and rustic rooms with glorious views. The hotel is also framed by 2,000ft (609m) red cliffs, and just a short drive from Arches National Park.

Residence Inn Steamboat , Steamboat Springs

After a long day exploring, there’s nothing better than soaking in the outdoor hot tub at this hotel in the pretty ski village of Steamboat. With ultra-modern rooms, local craft beer served at the bar and free s’mores to cook on the outdoor firepit, there’s a lot to love here.

Hotel Estes , Estes Park

A locally owned and family-run gem with the Rocky Mountain National Park on its doorstep. Rooms here are homey with pine furniture and balconies on which to bask. Pack your swimmers for a dip in the outdoor pool with its mountainous backdrop.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com