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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
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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.

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Trip Highlights

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

What's Included

  • Seven nights twin-share 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, DenverThe 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, MoabThis 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 SpringsAfter 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 ParkA 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.

Covid Safety

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority, so we’ve put the following measures in place on all our TRIPS:
  • Our average group size is 10 people (max 18), which gives you all the security of being in a group whilst avoiding a crowd.
  • Our private vehicles have daily assigned seating, and every day they undergo deep cleaning of all surfaces.
  • Where possible, we use small/ boutique accommodation – this means fewer guests and reduced exposure to other travellers.
  • We require all accommodation providers to share protocols around the extra health and hygiene measures they are taking.
  • Included activities are exclusive to our group wherever possible, to minimise contact with others.
  • Covid-19 negative test results or vaccine certificates may be required. Please check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.
  • We recommend you confirm all guidance on official government sites and check that you are able to travel with your travel insurance issuer. Your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against government advice. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.

Important Info

  • You must be aged 25 years or over to join this trip.
  • Please be sure to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions for further information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or accessibility requirements, please notify our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
  • We won't charge you extra if you travel alone – you'll be allocated a twin room with another traveller of the same gender.
  • To upgrade to a private room, share a room with a friend, or book pre- and post-trip accommodation and/or airport transfers, please contact our Customer Support team.
  • Please be aware that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. While unlikely, these changes can happen due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure minimal impact on your experience.
  • Please be aware images on this page are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect your itinerary exactly.
  • The Colorado river rafting activity takes place on flat water, not whitewater. The season is from March to October.
  • Please note, many of the activities and restaurants in the US may require a vaccination certificate for entry.

Additional Info

Book today with a small deposit
If you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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Chat to our teamIf you’d like to book or enquire about one of our trips, get in touch with our travel experts.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com