Your adventure will begin in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Colorado where you will explore the quaint town of Telluride set amongst the striking mountains and filled with an enchanting allure. From Telluride you will begin your journey following the San Juan Scenic Byway with the first waypoint being Lizard Head Pass. The high mountain pass sits at an elevation of 10,246 feet and is surrounded by some of the most picturesque landscapes in Colorado. Driving through these spectacular roads you will pass several famous mountains including Mount Wilson, Wilson Peak and Sunshine Peak, all of which tower above at the height to 14,000 feet. This afternoon you will arrive at the old mining town of Dunton where you will have the evening to indulge and relax in the soothing waters of the mineral hot springs.
Set out to explore the rugged mountains on horseback, following your expert guide, wind your way across the landscape, heading upriver and ascending steep mountain tracks as you come face to face with the majestic Dolores Peak. Resting here you will delight in a freshly prepared picnic lunch with matching wine before returning to your horses and taking the downhill ride along working cattle trails and through Aspen forests.
Surrounded by rocky outcrops and towering mountain ridges, Colorado provides the perfect place to test your skills at rock climbing. Guided by expert climbers, let your adventurous side free as you ascend challenging rock walls. Feel the adrenaline as you reach the summit and gain spectacular views across the valleys below you, before abseiling back to the ground. This evening you will reward your efforts with exquisite food and wine taken in the authentic setting of Dunton’s old mining town.