GREAT DIVIDE EXPEDITION
August 20 - 28, 2014 or September 3 - 12, 2014
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of our historic off-road crossing of the North American Great Divide, Land Rover is offering two chances to recreate the epic ride.
The journey begins at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver where you’ll meet your Land Rover Driving Instructors. On day two you’ll head towards Breckenridge and a relaxing evening at One Ski Place. Day three brings you to Aspen via the 4,020 m/13,188 ft Mosquito Pass before a night at the historic landmark, Hotel Jerome. Next a visit to Tincup, a once-thriving mining camp, before you head to a private ranch for gourmet dining and campfire entertainment.
The next days transport you to the Wild West through Old Cow Town, historic Ouray and Silverton. Routes between each will put your Land Rover vehicle to the test. The journey winds down over the final two days on the way to Telluride. Enjoy an evening at the luxurious Hotel Madeline and a farewell dinner at world-class restaurant Alpino Vino before being transported to the Telluride Airport to conclude the adventure.
Great Divide Adventure:
August 20 - 28, 2014
Price per single: $9,000 USD
Price per couple: $13,000 USD
September 3 - 12, 2014
Price per single: $9,800 USD
Price per couple: $14,000 USD
To receive announcement on future Land Rover Adventure, please contact the Land Rover Concierge at (828) 225-1541
Arrive in Denver. Land Rover will provide transfer service to the incomparable Four Seasons Hotel. After check-in, meet the Land Rover Experience Driving Instructors, many of whom were members of the original Great Divide Expedition team in 1989. Welcome dinner follows.
The adventure begins! You’ll get behind the wheel of a Range Rover and head towards Breckenridge, crossing the Divide at the narrow Webster Pass shelf road and the spectacular 3,902 m/12,801 ft Red Cone. Next you’ll trek along the Divide on Radical Hill Road and then cross the Divide again at Georgia Pass. Follow the Denver South Park and Pacific’s abandoned rail line over Boreas Pass, and spend a relaxing evening and casual dinner at One Ski Place, Breckenridge.
Destination Aspen. You’ll test your Range Rover and your nerve as you travel over Mosquito Pass, the highest through road in North America at 4,020 m/13,188 ft. Then travel on to Leadville, the highest incorporated city in the United States at 3,094 m/10,152 ft and once the home of Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp and many other Wild West characters. The area has a rich history in the discovery and production of gold and was once the world’s largest producer of silver. Cross the Divide over Hagerman Pass and follow the Colorado Midland’s abandoned rail route to Basalt. Spend the evening at Aspen’s historic landmark – Hotel Jerome.
Depart Aspen and travel over the old wagon and stagecoach road Taylor Pass to Tincup, a once thriving mining camp. We’ll take Tincup Pass to the historic ghost town of St. Elmo. You’ll experience the on-road driving pleasure of your Range Rover as we take a leisurely trip to the foot of the Collegiate Peaks where we’ll stay overnight under the stars, enjoy gourmet dining and campfire entertainment.
Break camp and cross the Divide over Hancock Pass, then traverse the spectacular Tomichi Pass shelf road. We’ll navigate our Range Rover vehicles over the Denver and Rio Grande’s Marshall Pass abandoned rail grade. Next, we’ll take the first of Otto Mear’s San Juan Toll Roads, Toll Road Gulch, before heading to the ghost town of Bonanza. From there we’ll off-road through the spectacular
Rio Grande National Forest and arrive at Old Cow Town, a ranch resort that replicates a Colorado mining camp. Authentic Western barbecue and cowboy band entertainment conclude the evening.
Spend the day on the stagecoach roads that once linked Saguache’s supply center to Lake City and Ouray. Then gear-up for a full day of off-roading. The trek begins by powering your Range Rover over Cochetopa Pass, the first of nine pass crossings, and ends with Engineer Pass at 3,901 m/12,800 ft. Part of the famous Alpine Loop, this is one of the most scenic San Juan Mountain Passes. Unwind at the famed Beaumont Hotel in the quaint and historic town of Ouray, and have a relaxing dinner in town.
Cross six historic passes that once linked the mining towns of Ouray, Lake City, Animas Forks, Carson, Creede and Silverton. Wagons, stagecoaches, sleighs and mule trains crowded these roads in the 1880s and railroads crept up the gulches to haul away the San Juan Mountain gold and silver. Experience the unparalleled capability of your Range Rover as you ascend 4,003 m/13,133 ft before crossing the Divide over Stoney Pass. Spend the evening in the old West town of Silverton at the Grand Imperial Hotel and enjoy a casual dinner nearby at the Handlebars Saloon.
Spend the day on breathtaking passes that link Silverton and Ouray with Telluride. Telluride, today
Colorado’s most scenic ski resort, was once a true Wild West town and the lucky site of Butch Cassidy’s first bank robbery. Spend the night at the luxurious Hotel Madeline located in Telluride Mountain Village. Exquisite farewell dinner at Alpino Vino, a world-class restaurant perched 3,353 m/11,000 ft at the top of Telluride Ski Mountain.
Time to head home. Transport to Telluride Airport provided by Land Rover Experience Driving Instructors.
Day 10 (Optional)
For those of you joining us on the ten-day Adventure, we will be spending an extra day in Ouray to take in local interests. A day of leisure to be spent as you wish...going to museums, shopping or relaxing at the spa.
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