April 19th 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 this summer and what better way is there to take part in this year’s celebrations than heading out on the trail in Colorado? The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. One of the richest archaeological zones in America just happens to be hidden amid some of the grandest scenery in the Southwest — the pale cliffs and scrubby flats in and around Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park. This 'green table' is home to more than 4,000 archeological sites, 600 of which are cliff dwellings, hewn out of rock by the distant ancestors of the Pueblo Indians. High in the mountains, snow gives way to summer air and that brings out the wildflowers; millions of them.

Discover Colorado's lakes and hot springs

Admire the glistening lakes on the Highland Mary trail amid an expanse of rolling tundra. Hike to Andrews Lake with views of the surrounding 14,000-feet peaks and see the relics of the rush for gold in Silverton, a piece of 19th century history preserved. Alongside the trail in this region of untamed nature we may see elk, goshawks, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, bluebirds and eagles. And last but not least, a hiker’s dream – soak away the day’s exertions in the Pagosa hot springs at our hotel, home of the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring! Walking along Colorado Mountains with The Wayfarers Our Walk in Colorado is a Level 5. That means it's strenuous, but rewarding. We walk at altitude, between 9,000 and 13,000 feet on well-marked, sometimes steep trails. Join our summer adventure in the wilderness mountains of Colorado. Read more about our tour here.

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