About this event
Looking for an unforgettable journey of a lifetime? The highly successful and popular Porsches and Parks Tour is back and sure to sell out!! The good news is your Vineyard Region President is the organizer of the tour and I'm allocating 15 spots for Vineyard Region Members to join the fun! Join us as we take a 9 day tour of the 4 corner States of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. We will caravan through some of the most beautiful roads in the country as we explore some of the most amazing natural wonders of this part of the world, including the Mesa Verde National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Zion National Park. Act fast as this event has sold out every time!
The tour will begin on Saturday, March 19, 2022. We will tour per the schedule below to finish on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Lodging for all 8 nights is included and as well as a few hotel provided breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch and one cocktail mixer with heavy appetizers together along the way. For food not included in the cost of admission, your tour guides will find breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots for the group for each day, and you can either opt to join in and pay your way, or find your own eateries based on your preference, and your budget.
There will be plenty of hiking opportunities, shopping opportunities, and chances for you to explore on your own, or you can stay with the pack.
Here's how the week will flow:
Day 1/Saturday: Journey to Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. (approx. 382 miles) We will meet at a North County SD Location TBD (likely Fallbrook). Once everyone has arrived, we will be on our way to Old Town Scottsdale, AZ, named by the New York Times as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach." We will have a cocktail mixer with heavy appetizers together in Scottsdale and you will have time to explore the area before you end the night in your hotel suite.
Day 2/Sunday: Journey to Albuquerque. (approx. 414 miles; this is our longest leg) We leave Scottsdale then drive through Payson to Holbrook where will have lunch together in a cute diner (included in the tour cost) and end the drive nearby the Sandia Tramway and Mountains. We will spend the night in the area and you'll have a chance to catch the Sandia Tramway, hopefully by sunset.
Day 3/Monday: Journey to Santa Fe. (approx. 76 miles) We will travel on the back roads through a few ghost towns to Santa Fe. We will arrive with plenty of time for you to enjoy this beautiful town, and explore art, food, and culture. We will spend the night at the luxurious La Posada Resort, which is walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and all that downtown Santa Fe has to offer.
Day 4/Tuesday: Explore Durango. (approx. 213 miles) We will leave Santa Fe for the charming town of Durango, Colorado - a small city rich with history in southwestern Colorado, near the New Mexico border. The 19th-century Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad steam train is a main attraction and passes glorious mountains and canyons. We will have a hosted dinner this evening.
Day 5/Wednesday: Another Day in Durango with optional tour to Telluride. This day is open to meet your pleasure. Take a trip on the steam train, visit the ancient artifacts and hike at Mesa Verde National Park, go stand on the 4 corners monument, or a combination of any. Weather permitting, we will host an optional tour up to Telluride via the twisty "Million Dollar Highway" (one of the nation's most spectacular drives) where you can explore Telluride for lunch and make your way back down when it pleases you, or early enough to visit Mesa Verde before dinner.
Day 6/Thursday: Moab, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. (approx. 158 miles) We will leave Durango early enough to catch some gorgeous sights in Moab. On your way in, swing by either Canyonland National Park's Island in the Sky and explore or head to Arches Natl Park and visit the park. We will spend a night in Moab, UT surrounded by gorgeous landscape.
Day 7/Friday: Zion National Park. (approx. 344 miles) Drive to Springdale, Utah to tour Zion Natl Park. Optional hiking to Angels Landing and up the Narrows. Bring day hiking shoes and water shoes to hike in the water up the Narrows canyon. We will spend the night in a suite just one mile from Zion National Park in downtown Springdale. Dinner will be hosted tonight.
Day 8/Saturday: Vegas, baby! (approx. 160 miles) We will spend the morning at Zion for those who wish to hike some am trails or explore the shops and art in downtown Springdale. After you have had your fill of Zion and at your leisure, depart for Las Vegas and check in to our hotel on the strip to unwind or have more fun at the casinos, do some shopping and dine at some of the best restaurants around.
Day 9/Sunday: Return Home. Spend as much time in Las Vegas as you'd like and head home at your leisure.
The cost of the Weekend is $3199 per couple or $2699 for a single driver. (Single drivers~ register on the wait list then contact Victoria to notify that you are a single driver and I will adjust your rate.) Price includes the 9 day tour, 8 nights of lodging, a few hotel provided breakfasts, two nights of dinner, one group lunch, one cocktail mixer, entrance to all parks and an unforgettable experience! We have limited space available! Please register NOW by clicking on this link: msreg.com/4corners
$500 non refundable deposit is due to secure your spot. Balance of registration fee is due on or before 1/31/2022. Registration fee is non refundable due to hotel reservations booked in advance and planning purposes. Should you need to cancel, you can transfer your tickets to someone else who is willing to take your place. Questions?... email VictoriaVaron@gmail.com.