DATE: July 27, 2022 – July 30, 2022
START LOCATION: Starbucks/King Soopers Marketplace, 1850 N. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO at 7 AM !!! Those of you traveling more than 50 miles to Fort Collins are encouraged to stay overnight.
COST: Registration is $450.00 per person
(Total cost for this tour per couple, double occupancy, is estimated to be approximately $2000. This estimate includes registration, accommodations, and fuel cost. On your own meals (1 lunch and 2 dinners) are not included. Single registration participants’ estimate would be $1575. Travel back home is not included in estimate.)
Registration Closes on July 3, 2022
The RMR Grand Loop Tour is a unique opportunity to visit some of the Rocky Mountain West’s most scenic places. In an epic 4 day tour, drivers and their companions will travel with like-minded Porsche enthusiasts starting from Ft. Collins. This extensively planned, 700 mile driving tour bypasses dull interstate highways in favor of more exciting two-lane highways. These roads are often marked in blue on road maps. Travelers may encounter antelope, bison, elk, deer, and even a moose or a bear, so stay on the lookout for wildlife and bring your best camera! The tour officially ends in Durango, Colorado. Adventurers may consider taking the opportunity to use Durango as a pivot point for a Utah or Arizona Parks adventure before heading home.
The tour begins on WEDNESDAY morning, July 27th leaving Fort Collins, CO heading north to Laramie, WY. The drive crosses the Snowy Range with a private lunch in the small town of Encampment, WY. Tour leaves the Divide Restaurant continuing west across Wyoming before turning south at Baggs, WY, and then back into Colorado. The route ends in Palisade, CO for two nights at our favorite Wine Country Inn. Here we will enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception on Wednesday evening.
THURSDAY we will enjoy a bus tour around Palisade to visit wineries, a distillery, and a fruit farm/stand. We may possibly even go to an Alpaca farm! Lunch will be included. Since the tour begins at 10am and returns around 3pm, you would have time to visit another business close by or drive to Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction.
The day concludes with a wonderful buffet dinner at the Wine Country Inn.
FRIDAY we regroup for a short drive to Gateway, CO, for admission to the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum. This grand location houses the privately-owned Hendricks Collection that displays 100 years of American automotive history. Lunch at the Gateway Canyon Resort is
included. Driving resumes south through the fabulous Gateway Canyon on the way to the final destination, Durango, CO, for two nights.
SATURDAY in Durango gives participants 2 choices. One choice is to be on your own to explore Durango and vicinity. Another choice is our optional ride on the Durango & Silverton narrow gauge railroad to Silverton.
This Optional Activity ($143 per person) includes a step back in time as we enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours on the Durango & Silverton train. With 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton we are able to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations. Return to Durango is via the deluxe motor coach bus.
SATURDAY: Final banquet dinner at the Strater Hotel.
Overall Tour Inclusions Registration Package *$450 per person includes*:
1. Tour credentials, participation in drives and activities and goodie bag
2. Lunch in Encampment on Wednesday
3. Evening Reception at Wine Country Inn on Wednesday
4. Private tours of Palisade wineries, distillery and farmers market Thursday
5. Banquet at WCI on Thursday evening
6. Admission to Auto Museum on Friday
7. Lunch in Gateway on Friday
8. Discount lodging rates
9. Tickets on the historic RR (optional)
10. Event ending banquet at the Strater Hotel
11. PCA insurance coverage of tour liability
12. * Tickets on the historic RR (optional additional $143 per person)*
The registration package does not include:
1. Dinners on your own Wednesday and Friday
2. Lunch on your own on Saturday
3. Lodging costs arranged by participants
4. Personal activities on Saturday, if not on RR tour and Sunday when the tour ends
Registrants from other PCA Regions are most welcome! Depending on interest limited single-day driving tours may be added as a supplemental registration. Please contact an Event Chair with questions.