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Grand Circle Itinerary – Phoenix to Denver – 7 Day

Day One: Arrive Phoenix Airport and transfer to Scottsdale Hotel. Evening to enjoy Scottsdale’s shops and galleries.

Day Two: Depart Phoenix/Scottsdale and tour through the Sonoran Desert to Montezuma Castle National Monument.  Walking tour of Monument, then to Sedona red rock country. 

Enjoy a Pink Jeep Tour into the Red Rock backcountry.  Continuing the adventure up scenic Oak Creek Canyon to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy an orientation at the Canyon rim then a stop at the Canyon View Information Plaza.  Check into the a Grand Canyon hotel

Day Three: A 23-mile rim tour this morning stopping to learn about the Canyon.  Next stop is on the Navajo Reservation at historic Cameron Trading Post. Then travel to Monument Valley. Late afternoon Navajo guided jeep tour into Monument Valley.  Overnight Kayenta, AZ

Day Four: Tour to Four Corners Monument.  Next tour Mesa Verde National Monument.  Overnight at Durango, Colorado.

Day Five: Board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and travel back in history.  Travel the Narrow Gauge thru Animas River Canyon to Silverton.  Next tour the “Million Dollar” highway to Ouray, Colorado. Overnight Montrose, Colorado

Day Six: Travel through the San Juan Mountains to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Tour to Royal Gorge at Canon City, Colorado then to Colorado Springs for overnight.

Day Seven: This morning tour the Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds or take an optional cog railway trip to the top of Pikes Peak.  Later tour to Denver where tour ends.  May extend this tour with extra days in Phoenix and Denver to enjoy the amenities of both areas.

This itinerary may be reversed with Day One beginning in Denver, Colorado and Day Seven ending in Phoenix.

Additions of hiking, mountain biking, jeeping, scenic helicopter flights, horseback riding, river rafting (both smooth and white water), Native American experiences may be added to some of the days to make the itinerary more adventurous.  Only your imagination will be your limitation.


Itinerary developed by: Open Road Tours

522 East Dunlap

Phoenix, AZ 85020