Highlights of Colorado and California

Colorado and California
14 nights private tour from $13,800 per person

Teenagers and parents looking for a Stateside summer holiday, full of excitement and new experiences, should look no further than this dude ranch and Rocky Mountain adventure that finishes with an injection of LA cool on the sunny California coast.

Highlights of Colorado and California
At a glance
  • Ideal family summer holiday with outdoor adventure, beach and city fix

  • Teens will feel like they're in a Wild West movie at Smith Fork Ranch riding, fishing and shooting

  • Outdoor thrills in Snowmass from biking, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and music concerts

  • Share authentically American family experiences from a baseball game to the rodeo

Journey highlights
  • Ideal family summer holiday with outdoor adventure, beach and city fix

  • Teens will feel like they're in a Wild West movie at Smith Fork Ranch riding, fishing and shooting

  • Outdoor thrills in Snowmass from biking, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and music concerts

  • Share authentically American family experiences from a baseball game to the rodeo

  • Highlights itinerary:Our Highlights Journeys are designed to include bucket list destinations and activities paired with unparalleled insider access, exclusivity and industry-defining luxury accommodation
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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An ideal family summer holiday, this itinerary is best from the start of June through to September. The summer months of June to August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Outside of traditional summer holidays, Autumn fall brings shimmering golden fall foliage and it's still t-shirt weather in Santa Monica.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $14,200 $3,500 plan your trip
June $14,500 $3,600 plan your trip
July $14,500 $3,600 plan your trip
August $14,500 $3,600 plan your trip
September $14,500 $3,600 plan your trip
October $14,200 $3,500 plan your trip
March $13,800 $3,500 plan your trip
April $14,200 $3,500 plan your trip
  • May
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,200
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    $3,500
  • June
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,500
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    $3,600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,200
    Deposit from*
    $3,500
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,500
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,200
    Deposit from*
    $3,500
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Itinerary

Day 1-2

Denver

The adventure starts in the mile high city of Denver, and after a restful and acclimatising night at Four Seasons Hotel, collect your Jeep and drive over Independence Pass towards Smith Fork Ranch, at 3725 meters this drive is a glorious introduction to the American Rocky Mountains.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Denver ( 1 night )
Day 2-5

Aspen (Summer)

Next, drive 2 hours over spectacular McClure Pass to stay three-nights at Viceroy Snowmass, with hip, luxurious studios designed for a true home-from-home experience for all the family. Snowmass is a hub for outdoor adventure, with the Viceroy being ideally located at Base Village for the Elk Camp Gondola that accesses the epic downhill mountain biking trails designed for all levels. We have included a mountain biking experience for all the family so you can get out and enjoy the terrain on two wheels. At Snowmass, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, fly-fishing and mountain-top hiking are also not to be missed. Aspen itself, the picture-postcard 19th century silver boomtown with designer shops to rival Bond Street, trendy cafes and restaurants and renowned Art Museum, is an easy seven-mile drive from Snowmass Base Village.

Accommodation: Viceroy Hotel Snowmass ( 3 nights )
Day 5-9

Los Angeles

Finish with a short flight from Aspen into Los Angeles. Located just off the famous Sunset Strip, The London West Hollywood boasts a fantastic roof top pool with views of the Hollywood Hills and provides the perfect base for exploring the best of LA. We have included admission to Universal Studios for you as it really is a must do, but there are so many other activities to choose from. From star-spotting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, cheering on the Dodgers at the ballpark, pop concerts at the Staples Center to learning to surf off Santa Monica Pier, this holiday will provide teens with some serious back-to-school bragging rights and indelible family memories together.

Accommodation: The London West Hollywood ( 4 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
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Average time to visit

An ideal family summer holiday, this itinerary is best from the start of June through to September. The summer months of June to August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Outside of traditional summer holidays, Autumn fall brings shimmering golden fall foliage and it's still t-shirt weather in Santa Monica.

Highlights of Colorado and California
Highlights of Colorado and California

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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