See the alpine wildflowers at their peak, splashing the mountain world with vibrant color! Learn about the hearty flora that survives and thrives at 10,000+ ft’
Join our experienced tour guides for a 20 minute hike through pine forests, aspen groves and open meadows. View multiple varieties of wildflowers at the water tower. Some flowers sighted include Indian Paintbrush, Lupine and wild strawberries. You may find anything from our “local” deer to a mushroom in a wet marsh. Remember hiking shoes, sunscreen, a water bottle and camera. The train ride will depart at 10:00 am and arrive back at the depot at 1:00 pm. This hike is for people of all capabilities and interests please call for more information (1-866-386-3936).
Add an additional historic experience after the railroad wildflower tour, enjoy a catered box lunch on the lawn at the Healy House Museum where you will have time to enjoy a stroll through the heritage gardens. The gazebo frames the view of Colorado’s highest mountains, Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. The lawn is a good place to view Harrison Avenue and you can see why August Meyer chose the “capital hill” area for his home.
Following lunch there will be a private guided tour of both the Healy House Museum and James Dexter’s cabin.
Reservations required. This Train Trip and Tour Lasts 3 Hours (not including the Healy House Tour)
Wildflower train tour $85.00 per adult, $47.00 per child (under 12)
Healy House Lunch and Tour $25.00 per adult, $20.00 per child (under 12)
Please book ahead!