Agricultural & Botany Tour in Colorado
Study Botany in Beautiful Colorado
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Begin your trip in Colorado to study botany by flying into Denver. Once you have made it through the airport and have found your hotel, take the light rail to downtown. Depending on your arrival time, either stroll down 16th Street Mall and visit the cute shops or find a restaurant to enjoy dinner while drinking an ice-cold beer.
Start your day with a cup of coffee and breakfast before heading down to the Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens here in Denver include 24 acres and multiple gardens that are full of diverse and rich plant species. Take a guided tour of the place to get the most out of your trip. With plenty of tours to choose from you will be able to learn a lot about the plants. Before heading home, make sure to take the Midsummer Night tour if it’s available and learn about the plants included in the works of Shakespeare.
Today you will get to spend some time out in nature on serene trails of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Eat a hearty breakfast before meeting with your guide and making your way to the park with mountain views. Your guide will take you on trails that lead to alpine lakes and valleys filled with colorful wildflowers. On your hike, take notes of the plants you see and if your inner artist is calling to you, draw some of the plants while you eat a packed lunch. After another couple of hours hiking after lunch, you will be transported back to Denver.
Wake up to the golden glow of the sun and start your journey to Glenwood Springs. Once in Glenwood, hike to one of Colorado’s hidden gems, Hanging Lake. The trail is just over a mile but is rigorous due to the steep trail. However, it is very rewarding. Hanging Lake is a true treasure and beautiful sight with its tranquil blue-green waters. With lots of vegetation this is a great place to observe the native plants that grow in this certain ecosystem. For the rest of your afternoon and evening spend some time relaxing at the hot springs or the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves.
Begin your day a little later than normal to give you some extra time to sleep and relax. After a good breakfast, drive back to Denver and stop at the Museum of Nature and Science. This museum is best to visit in the afternoon so grab some lunch before entering. With plenty of exhibits like Gems and Minerals, Prehistoric Journey, and Egyptian Mummies there will always be something to spark your interest. For the rest of your evening enjoy the nightlife of the busy city.
Start your morning with a drive to Colorado Springs. Grab some coffee and breakfast along the way to the Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark. See the tall sandstone rock formations against bright blue skies and mountains in the distance. You can either take a guided walk to learn about the wildflowers and gold-seekers, or choose to go on your own and take as long as you want to observe and learn about the plants in the area. Visit the museum to learn about ecology, geology and the history of the park, but also make sure to spend some time in their flora and fauna gallery. For the rest of your evening, opt to either relax or explore downtown before getting a bite to eat to recharge after your adventurous day.
Before making your way to the airport for your flight home, enjoy the drive back to Denver with gorgeous mountain views.
Visit some of the best natural spots in Colorado and study botany in each of the locations. With a diverse range of flora, Colorado is a great place to track and learn about plants in fun and adventurous ways. Hike to Hanging Lake, explore Rocky Mountain National Park, and visit the sandstone arches of the Garden of the Gods. Being out in nature during the day and still being able to experience city life at night will give you a diverse range of things to do and discover.
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