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Greetings! As Tour Colorado’s new director, I’m immensely proud to present the 2020 edition of our Colorado Group Tour Planner. Even though I’ve been a Colorado resident for over 20 years, it never ceases to amaze me how our state boasts such an extraordinary variety of urban adventures, culinary culture and rich history. This year’s planner highlights all of these facets of the Centennial State, with features that focus on the outdoor activities tucked away in Colorado’s cities, the state’s Native American and cowboy heritage, and the agritourism opportunities in the Grand Valley. Also, this edition’s itineraries provide motorcoach groups with ready-made adventures in the Colorado Spring’s area and Colorado’s Historic Hot Springs Loop.
Tour Colorado would be nothing without its members, who go above and beyond to promote our state and make it welcoming to group tours of all interests. Without them, Colorado would not be the premier American tourism destination it has become. This year’s guide provides in-depth listings to introduce the attractions, destinations, hotels and service providers that constitute Tour Colorado.
Thank you for your continued support, and welcome to Colorado!
Executive Director, Tour Colorado
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Every season in Colorado is packed with something to do or see. Bring your tour groups to cheer one of our professional sports teams – Go Broncos!, watch a spectacular sunrise from the majestic Grand Mesa or step into the boots of our historical Wild West days. Your groups will love it all.
Colorado is known for its national landmarks, open spaces, soaring mountains, historic trains and wildlife. Whether your tour includes visiting our national parks, riding our trains, or traveling
through the beautiful Colorado Rockies, you’ll find towns and cities in every corner of our state with farm-to-table restaurants, art galleries, unique museums and one-of-a-kind shopping. We invite you to visit Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Canon City, Durango, Cortez, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Greeley, Boulder, or Denver where you will find artists, antique shops, outdoor cafes, food trucks, brewpubs, distillers and a wide variety of activities.
Sit back, put your feet up and take a moment to explore our Colorado Group Tour Planner, which we’ve designed to spark new itinerary ideas, such as our featured stories highlighting Fun Experiences, Scenic Beauty in Northern Colorado’s Front Range and Discovering All There is to See & Do in Grand Junction.
As always, thank you for bringing your groups to Colorado.
From the heart of downtown Denver to the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado abounds with options for group trips. Tour Colorado’s inaugural planner for the group travel industry offers itinerary ideas in all corners of the Centennial State.
In “Colorado National Parks are a Sight to Behold,” group organizers get a peek at the scenic majesty that awaits their travelers. Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to the tallest sand dunes in North America, while Mesa Verde National Park showcases the fascinating cliff dwellings built by an ancient Native American culture. Rocky Mountain and Black Canyon of the Gunnison national parks also inspire awe.
If the notion of picking your own lavender, biting into a fresh-picked peach or feeding an alpaca sounds like fun, check out “Colorado Agritourism Adventures.” In “Discovering Colorado on the Rails, you can read about eight vintage trains that showcase the state’s scenic splendor, including one that climbs to the top of Pikes Peak. “Tribal Traditions” focuses on Native American attractions throughout the state.
Group planners will get further inspiration from the guide’s sample Colorado itineraries, including the four-day “Following the Trail of the Ancients.” The four-day “Unforgettable Colorado Experiences” is a hub & spoke tour of the Denver area and Colorado Springs. A map and driving-distances chart in the front of the magazine put the state into focus.