Dates TBC but expect it to be September 9th to  October 18th  period 2020 and away for approximatly 40 nights 

Inclusive cost is expected to be around $10,000 per head twin share Plus the rail trip and accom  Washington to New York

The proposed route is in two parts, flying in to Denver and out from Washington

The first part  is focused on a number of great desert locations in the area covered by a loop from Denver West and South

As the air fares are a major componant we plan to extend the trip to also include travel across to the South down to New Orleans and up the east coast to North Carolina then follow the blue ridge parkway from White Rock to Front Royal then into Washington spending a couple of days in Washington to see the sights before flying home 

 This part of the trip will be full of fall colours as it follows paralell to the Appalachlan trail The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range

We plan to self drive in a hire vehicle size will depend on numbers

Numbers limited to 8 including Ric & Ailsa

Payment schedule TBA but a deposit will be expected to confirm your place 

we will be looking at keeping the costs as low as possible by using Air BNB were possible and self cater where possible

Expressions of interest here   only 8 places and 5 are filled so please register if you are at all interested, any extras will be short listed.

 Map for Part 1
antelope canyon page az cliff palace mesa verde
Antelope Canyon , Page  Mesa Verde Ancient Cliff Dwellings around 1300 years old from 600 CE
colorado springs goblins11
Monument Valley Goblyn Valley Utah
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Historic Gold Town Leadville Colorado The Great Sand Dunes 
ColoradoSprings CreditPilgrims49 iStock 1 slider attractions castle rock2
Colorado Springs Castle Rock Moab

 

Map above is part 2
 
fall 1  fall 2 
Fall Colours on the parkway   Falls and Fall colours 
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 Estimated itenary

Itinerary USA 2020   km KM per Day hrs   date nights
Perth  Denver       1,2 9/10 Sept 2
Denver Leadville 162 162 2 3 11-Sep 1
Leadville Moab 460 153 4.5 4,5,6 12,13.14 Sept 3
Moab San Rafael Swell 142          
San Rafael Swell Goblin Valley 95 95 1.75      
  Hankville 35 35 0.75 7 15-Sep 1
Hankville  Page 438 219 5 8,9 16,17 Sept 2
Page Wave Trail 71 71 1 10 18-Sep 1
  Messa Verde 466 466 5.25 11 19-Sep 1
Messa Verde Great Sand Dunes 360 360 4.5 12 20-Sep 1
Great Sand Dunes Pueblo 204 204 2.25 13 21-Sep 1
Pueblo Oklahoma 882 441 8.25 14,15 22,23 Sept 2
Oklahoma Russelville 415 138 4 16,17,18 24,25,26 Sept 3
Russelville Memphis 331 331 3      
  Gore Springs 181 181 1.75 19 27-Sep 1
Gore Springs Daytona Beach 1122 374 11.5 20,21,22 28,29 ,30 Sept 3
Daytona Emerald Isle 960 480 9.25 23,24 1,2 Oct 2
Emerald Isle Emerald Isle       25,26,27 3,4,5, Oct 3
Emerald Isle Blue Ridge 843   9 28,29 6,7 Oct 2
Blue Ridge Ashville 218   2.5 30 8-Oct 1
Ashville Roanoke 392   4 31 9-Oct 1
Roanoke Harrisonburg 180   2 32 10-Oct 1
Harrisonburg Washington DC 210   2.25 33 11,12,13  Oct 3
Washington DC New York         14,15,16 Oct 3
New York Home       34,35 17,18  2


 Approx 40 nights away Sept 9 to Oct 18th