Arkansas Valley (CO) 1 DAY FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4X4) Tour

Location: COLLEGIATE MOUNTAINS | Duration: 8 hours

EXAMPLE TOUR: You will be departing for the four wheel drive trip from the Dvorak office at 9:00 am. This day starts at the trail head of one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world, the Collegiaite’s with a rich history dating from Gold Rush Days. You will see Taylor Park, a favorite fly fishing reservoir constructed in the early 1940s. The tour heads east over Cottonwood Pass at 12,000 ft. offering views of many of the 24 peaks over 14,000 ft. in Colorado.

Down the Peaks at about 10,000 ft. You will be guided along the ridges of peaks and drop into the various canyons from the Hancock Pass area to the Alpine Tunnel regions. As you meander down you will learn of early miners and their families who carved out a living in harsh environment at elevations up to 13,000 ft. This area was one the richest gold operations in the west.

The Alpine Tunnel is a railroad tunnel through the mountain beneath the continental divide in an effort to reach the rich gold fields of the Gunnison District and the Pacific Coast. We can drive on down the old railroad grade to the historical Pitkin Hotel for a home cooked lunch unless Dvoraks has prepared a picnic buffet for your party. After lunch the views at the Cumberland Pass are over 100 miles in all directions. Shortly after leaving the pass you`ll enjoy the serenity of Tin Cup, its rich history dating from Gold Rush Days. Leaving Tin Cup to enter Taylor Park, a favorite fly fishing reservoir constructed in the early 1940s.

The tour heads east over Cottonwood Pass at 12,000 ft. offering views of many of the 24 peaks over 14,000 ft. in Colorado. Down the pass you will re-enter the present by arriving at Buena Vista and back to Dvorak base. You can head back to your lodging where you can freshen up and enjoy dining out in historical Salida. In the 1800s folks would ride the train into Salida to dine at the Rivers Edge Restaurant (long since gone) and a taste of the Old West! We use hardy durable 4×4 vehicles for these trips not Jeeps.

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY (CO) MULTI-SPORT PACKAGES 1-5 Days “Customize your choices for activities” Combine These Optional Activities: Meals & Lodging included: #Rafting the Arkansas River (1 Day or Overnight) #Mountain Biking (beginner to intermediate) #Natural hot spring pool swim #Horseback riding Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Ride the Continental Divide #Hiking and Peak Climbing in the Collegiate Mountain Range (14,000-foot peaks), the highest in the Lower 48 United States! #Stand Up Paddling or Kayaking (Upgrade), #Fly-Fishing (Upgrade and instructions options), Gold Medal waters of the Arkansas River #4 Wheel Drive tours, Colorado’s historic ghost and mining towns with antiques, restored buildings, high elevation beauty #Rock Climbing (Basic on rock) To customize your package pick your trip length and give DVK professionals a call at 800 824-3795

From $150 per person / $120 per youth | Activity level: Easy

Four Wheeling
Arkansas Valley (CO) 1/2 DAY FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4X4) TOUR

Arkansas Valley – Central Colorado: Guided Four Wheel Drive Tour half day | Duration: 4 hours

EXAMPLE TOUR: You will be departing for the four wheel drive trip from the Dvorak office at 9:00 am. This day starts at the trail head of one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world, the Collegiaite’s with a rich history dating from Gold Rush Days. You will see Taylor Park, a favorite fly fishing reservoir constructed in the early 1940s. The tour heads east over Cottonwood Pass at 12,000 ft. offering views of many of the 24 peaks over 14,000 ft. in Colorado.

Down the Peaks at about 10,000 ft. You will be guided along the ridges of peaks and drop into the various canyons from the Hancock Pass area to the Alpine Tunnel regions. As you meander down you will learn of early miners and their families who carved out a living in harsh environment at elevations up to 13,000 ft. This area was one the richest gold operations in the west.

The Alpine Tunnel is a railroad tunnel through the mountain beneath the continental divide in an effort to reach the rich gold fields of the Gunnison District and the Pacific Coast. We can drive on down the old railroad grade to the historical Pitkin Hotel for a home cooked lunch unless Dvoraks has prepared a picnic buffet for your party. After lunch the views at the Cumberland Pass are over 100 miles in all directions. Shortly after leaving the pass you`ll enjoy the serenity of Tin Cup, its rich history dating from Gold Rush Days. Leaving Tin Cup to enter Taylor Park, a favorite fly fishing reservoir constructed in the early 1940s.

The tour heads east over Cottonwood Pass at 12,000 ft. offering views of many of the 24 peaks over 14,000 ft. in Colorado. Down the pass you will re-enter the present by arriving at Buena Vista and back to Dvorak base. You can head back to your lodging where you can freshen up and enjoy dining out in historical Salida. In the 1800s folks would ride the train into Salida to dine at the Rivers Edge Restaurant (long since gone) and a taste of the Old West! We use hardy durable 4×4 vehicles for these trips not Jeeps.

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY (CO) MULTI-SPORT PACKAGES 1-5 Days “Customize your choices for activities” Combine These Optional Activities: Meals & Lodging included: #Rafting the Arkansas River (1 Day or Overnight) #Mountain Biking (beginner to intermediate) #Natural hot spring pool swim #Horseback riding Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Ride the Continental Divide #Hiking and Peak Climbing in the Collegiate Mountain Range (14,000-foot peaks), the highest in the Lower 48 United States! #Stand Up Paddling or Kayaking (Upgrade), #Fly-Fishing (Upgrade and instructions options), Gold Medal waters of the Arkansas River #4 Wheel Drive tours, Colorado’s historic ghost and mining towns with antiques, restored buildings, high elevation beauty #Rock Climbing (Basic on rock) To customize your package pick your trip length and give DVK professionals a call at 800 824-3795.

From $80 per person | Activity level: Easy

Four Wheeling