Wildflowers and Alpine Gardens

Experience nature’s palette while touring the Central Colorado Rockies

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Colorado’s high country is ablaze with wildflowers, scenic vistas and beautiful alpine gardens. The Central Rockies provide the perfect setting to experience the wonders of nature this summer.

Sample Itinerary for two days/one night:

Day 1
Travel to the Vail Valley for a tour of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and gift shop, followed by lunch on a flower-filled patio with  majestic views of the Gore Range.  Enjoy  the mountain vistas while taking a scenic drive high above the Vail Valley. Spend the rest of the afternoon browsing a garden shop and nursery, taking a wildflower walk and sketching or painting the stunning views and wildflowers. Dinner and overnight accommodations in the historic town of Minturn. 

Day 2
Following breakfast in Minturn and a visit to a charming garden/ gift shop, depart for the mining and railroad town of Red Cliff and the spectacular drive over Shrine Pass. Stop along the way for a  hike or nature walk and picnic lunch before continuing to Summit County for a tour of a private home’s alpine garden that is beyond comparison. Enjoy an early dinner al fresco surrounded by flowers and high mountain peaks before returning home.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Tour

Georgia O’Keeffe Tour

Georgia O’Keeffe Tour

April 17-21

We are pleased to offer a spring trip to experience the world of Georgia O’Keeffe.


Spend five days exploring the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe beginning in Colorado and touring through Northern New Mexico in the magical lands known as Georgia O’Keeffe country. Learn about the iconic Southwestern artist while exploring the region she called home for much of her adult life. Tour Ghost Ranch, visit Cerro Pedenral, the magical mountain O’Keeffe called her own and discover why the white cliffs and red mountains of Northern New Mexico inspired some of her most famous landscapes. Gain further insight to the world of Georgia O’Keeffe attending a book reading from “Weekends with O’Keeffe” in Taos and touring the famous Georgia O’Keeffe museum in Santa Fe.


Our first stop will be the Denver Art Museum to view the current exhibit, Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land, featuring 53 O’Keeffe works chronicling her artwork created in New Mexico. The exhibition brings to light a relatively unknown aspect of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and thinking; her deep respect for the diverse and distinctive cultures of northern New Mexico.

From Denver, the tour will travel through the South Central Colorado Rockies as we make our way to Northern New Mexico. The first night will be spent at a Bed and Breakfast in the San Luis Valley before we continue into New Mexico the next morning. On the second day, we will visit the lands around Chama and Abiquiu, where Georgia O’Keeffe spent her days painting the landscapes. We will tour her home and studio at Ghost Ranch and explore the surrounding area, before spending the night at the Abiquiu Inn.

Our journey will continue with a scenic drive from Abiquiu to Taos, where we will spend the next night. The following day will provide time to visit galleries, shops and museums before attending a reading in the afternoon from Weekends with O’Keeffe by Carol Merrill, the Ghost Ranch librarian. Departing from Taos in the afternoon, we will travel to Santa Fe to spend the last night. In the morning, we will visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and view two special exhibits; “Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage” and “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image”. After the museum tour, there will be time for lunch and enjoying Santa Fe before departing for the return trip to Colorado.



Contact us for package pricing and to make reservations for this special tour.

Beyond the Highway


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