COLORADO - The Dream Trip (Oct 2-7, 2017)



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COLORADO DestiNATION Dream Trip
Oct 2-7, 2017 (Mon-Sat) - Durango, CO









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30 DAY SALE: $899
Select Our Lowest Price Below Until July 15th
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- PROMO VIDEOS -
Come to life in majestic Colorado!






(Our travel and activities will differ somewhat from this commercial)


- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics

  EVENT:  
  • The COLORADO DestiNATION Dream Trip
  DATES:  
  • Oct 2-7, 2017 (Mon-Sat) - Durango, CO (6 Days / 5 Nights)
  BASE COST:  
  (Includes event planning, 6 day event, multiple destinations, full-time guides, accommodations,  
      transportation, fuel, drivers, NP entrance fees, Four Corners entrance fees, day hikes,  
      most activity gear, local tours, spiritual emphasis, and more)  
  (Does NOT include airfare, meals, add-on adventures)  
  • 30 DAY SALE: $899 (Select Our Lowest Price Below Until July 15th)
  • REGULARLY: $999/person
  • (Pay BEFORE March 31).... $899.00 
  • (Pay Between April 1 - June 30).... $949.00 
  • (Pay July 1 and AFTER).... $999.00
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MINISTRY PARTNER'S ANYTIME PRICE.... $899.00 (Any Date) 
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  ADD-ON ACTIVITY OPTIONS (EXTRA COSTS):  
  • DURANGO TO SILVERTON STEAM ENGINE TRAIN RIDE... $99.00
  • 14'er AND ATV (Off Roading to Handies Peak and hike to 14,000' peak)... $99.00
  • HALF DAY RECREATIONAL BIKE RIDE IN DURANGO... $19.00
  TO REGISTER:  
  • STEP 1: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER!!
  • STEP 2: Select one of our payment options to lock in your spot.
  START TIME:  
  • Flight must arrive at ABQ Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (Albuquerque, NM) by 9am MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Mon Oct 2, 2017
  • We recommend arriving at least 1 day early and enjoying Albuquerque. Many hotels offer shuttles from the airport.
  ENDING TIME:  
  • Flight must depart from ABQ Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (Albuquerque, NM) after 1pm MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Sat Oct 7, 2017
  • Some participants like to stay an extra day or two to enjoy the Albuquerque area. Most hotels offer shuttles to the airport.
  LOCATION:  
  • Albuquerque, NM | COLORADO: Durango / Silverton / Ouray / Telluride / Cortez
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Mesa Verde NP / Four Corners / Handies Peak / Via Ferrata / Balloon Fiesta
  • OVERNIGHT STAYS: Durango, Silverton, Telluride (2 nights), Albuquerque
  MIN. PEOPLE:  
  • 6
  MAX. PEOPLE:  
  • 13
  AGE RANGE:  
  • All ages
  ACCOMMODATIONS:  
  • Telluride Alpine Lodge (2 nights)
  • Historic Bed & Breakfast in Silverton (1 night)
  • Hotels (Clean, safe, AAA approved hotels) (2 nights)
  • NOTE: SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: There are no one-person rooms. All rooms are based on at least double occupancy. Individuals signing up have less room choices. We try to arrange rooms for same gender individuals to share. Coed rooms are only available for married couples.
  MEALS:  
  • Your source of 17 meals will come from a combination of restaurant meals, DIY home-cooked meals, DIY picnic style meals, and hotel provided continental breakfasts.
  • 3 meals are INCLUDED with the price of your trip. 
  • 3 continental breakfast while staying at hotels are included with everyone's trip
  • 14 meals are NOT included with the price of your trip.
  • The following meals are NOT included with your trip: 8 restaurant meals (1 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 4 dinners), 2 DIY picnic style lunches, 2 DIY home-cooked meals (2 breakfasts).
  • DIY Home-Cooked Meals: The Alpine Lodge has fully functional kitchens with a full size refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. 
  • We will go to the grocery store in town to purchase groceries (and backpack meals if applicable) for part of the week. 
  • We will eat as a group whenever possible.
  WHAT IS INCLUDED:  
  • Full time guides, event planning, visits to Durango / Silverton / Ouray / Telluride, visits to Mesa Verde National Park / Four Corners / Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, scenic drive on Colorado's "Million Dollar Highway" (Hwy 550), rental vehicle(s), fuel, accommodations (lodge and hotels), bedding & pillows, 3 meals, National Park entrance fees, Four Corners entrance fees, Balloon Fiesta entrance fees, multiple lookouts along the journey, multiple points of interest, God-awesome experience, devotions, spiritual emphasis, a lifelong memory!
  WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  
  • Airfare, most meals, snacks, optional add-on activities (listed above), water bottles, and items listed on checklist (see below).
  REQUIRED WAIVERS:  
  • GTD Waiver [Please print & complete prior to arrival] (Any participant under 18 must also have parent/ guardian sign each waiver)
  PAYMENT OPTIONS:  
  • GTD events can be paid for with cash, checks, or debit / credit cards. To pay online with a debit or credit card click on the PayPal link near the top of this link.
  • If paying with cash or check click here.
  EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:  
  • GTD: 727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)
  UNFORGETABLE TOWNS:  

The following exerpts were taken from a variety informative websites.
Click links to read more.

At 6512 ft above sea level Durango is Colorado’s year-round playground! Hike through fields of Colorado wildflowers, mountain bike endless miles of Colorado bike trails and raft the waters of the Animas River. Durango is the kind of town you daydream about. It’s an authentic Colorado town, with endless opportunities for recreation, a rich history, an exciting future, and countless true stories to tell. Durango is a 21st century Old West town, where people are friendly and real... (read more)


Secluded at 9318 ft, a visit to Silverton is one that you will not forget. A perfect combination of supreme natural beauty and magnificent Victorian charm. Whether you are a first-time visitor or have visited many times, Silverton Colorado is a place that you will enjoy again and again. Silverton is a National Historic Landmark, part of the San Juan Skyway (with the Million Dollar Highway connecting Silverton to Ouray), home to Animas Forks and the Alpine Loop, and the destination for... (read more)


Ouray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 years. This small intimate community is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. Set at the narrow head of a valley at 7792 ft and surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks - Ouray is home to hundreds of miles of historic Jeep roads, sulfur-free hot springs with stunning views and the world-famous Ouray Ice Park. Remarkably, two-thirds of Ouray's original Victorian structures... (read more)


It is a place of legend, nestled at the end of a lush canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado’s most rugged peaks. Nowhere else in the country, or perhaps the world, does such a place exist. Telluride is tucked into a box canyon surrounded by 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks. The town of Telluride is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long. Because of its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District... (read more)


The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year - perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piƱon, and you'll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other. Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, explore... (read more)




  NOTABLE DESTINATIONS AND OPTIONAL ACTIVITY LOCATIONS:  

  • MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK! __________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  • COLORADO'S "MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY" (HWY 550)! _________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

  • FREE GONDOLA RIDES IN TELLURIDE AND VILLAGE! ____________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  • COLORADO'S FALL ASPEN LEAVES ! ___________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  • THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND BREATHTAKING VIEWS! _________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  • OPTIONAL DAY HIKES IN AMAZING LOCATIONS! _______________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  • HISTORICAL SMALL TOWN SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS! _________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  • FOUR CORNERS, USA! __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________



  • ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA! ____________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


  OPTIONAL ADVENTURES:  

  • STEAM ENGINE TRAIN RIDE FROM DURANGO TO SILVERTON (OPTIONAL / $99) .... 


  • BUCKET LIST ADVENTURE!!! HIKE TELLURIDE'S VIA FERRATA (OPTIONAL / FREE) ....




  • BUCKET LIST ADVENTURE!!! HIKE A COLORADO 14'ER (OPTIONAL / FREE) ....  

  • HIKE TO SLOAN LAKE ATOP OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (OPTIONAL / FREE) ....

  • RENT OFF ROAD VEHICLES AND TOUR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS (OPTIONAL / $99) ....


  • RECREATIONAL BIKE RIDE ALONG THE ANIMAS RIVER IN DURANGO (OPTIONAL / $19) ....



- ACCOMMODATIONS -
Home Away From Home

DestiNATION Trips are designed to appeal to all levels of adventurers and all ages by providing comfortable accommodations.

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We Will Be Staying In 1 Lodge
And 3 Hotels
*Minimum double occupancy required in each room.
Coed rooms are only available for married couples.
(If you are travelling by yourself then we will arrange rooms for same gender individuals to share.)
Room assignments will be made as we get closer to the trip start date. 
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The Telluride Alpine Lodge (2 nights)
 

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Historic Silverton Bed & Breakfast (1 Night)
"The Inn of The Rockies at The Historic Alma House"

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Durango Inn along Railway (1 night)

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Hampton Inn & Suites of Albuquerque (1 night)






- COST & DISCOUNTS -
GTD gives you more for less!

- STARTS AT -
$899*
(*Must pay-in-full by March 31st to receive this rate)
(*Does not include airfare, meals, or adventure upgrades)
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IS THIS A GOOD DEAL? NO, IT'S A GREAT DEAL!!!

GTD offers a high quality trip for much less than you would pay other outfitters. We literally offer MORE for LESS! This trip could easily sell for $2500 or more through for-profit tour groups.
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*ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT ARE TRANSFERABLE TO OTHER PEOPLE. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOU CAN STILL GIVE OR SELL YOUR TICKETS TO SOMEONE ELSE.


BUY NOW; PAY LATER! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH!
While we don't encourage debt we do encourage wise budgeting. Bill Me Later allows you to buy your trip today and then gives you 6 months to pay it off with NO interest. But make sure you pay it off by the deadline or else you will get charged with 6 months of back interest! (Also known as PayPal Credit)




FOR GTD MINISTRY PARTNERS, GTD MEANS "Get The Discount"
It's very simple, GTD Ministry Partners always receive the lowest price offered on our Pay-It-Now Discount regardless of the date or payment deadlines! It's our way of saying thank you for supporting the work of the ministry. Want to know more about becoming a Ministry Partner and all the other benefits that come with it? Click here for details.


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Get 2 FREE round-trip airline tickets through Southwest Airlines!! If you apply for & get approved for their Visa Credit Card and spend $2000 in the first 3 months then you get 2 FREE round-trip airline tickets. We did this last year and racked up enough points for 4 free flights saving us $1300!!

Since debt isn't God's way we are not suggesting that you use this credit card to go into debt. But if you use the card wisely for all your normal monthly bills & expenses... and then pay the balance each month with the cash you would have paid for those monthly bills & expenses then you will reach the $2k very easily AND HAVE NO DEBT PLUS GET 2 FREE AIRLINE TICKETS!!

And GTD can benefit from this too. GTD will receive 5000 Reward Points to go towards our flights simply by calling 1-877-792-3584 to apply for this deal and telling them that Douglas Garner (Rewards # 00000000172670595) referred you. Now that's a great way to help out one of your favorite non-profits! Click on the picture for more details.



- TRIP SUMMARY -
This is a trip like no other!


THIS IS A 6-DAY VACATION-STYLE CHRIST-CENTERED TRIP.

WE DO OFFER OPTIONAL (NON-MANDATORY) ADVENTURES FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE SOME ADDED PHYSICAL EXERTION.

This God-Awesome trip can be enhanced with your own personal goal setting to attempt something outside your usual routine. Again, these adventures are optional and some cost extra. Long distance hiking is not required in order to be a part of this trip.


GTD's DestiNATION Program is designed to introduce you to some of the most amazing God-awesome works of creation found within our own nation. Our goal is to bring people to God's breathtaking works of art and allow God to move, inspire, and deepen our faith in Him. The Bible states a simple, but profound truth - creation reveals a Creator:

<>< Romans 1:20
"For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature."

<>< Psalms 19:1
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

Oftentimes we are so surrounded by man-made things that we are only reminded of the concrete testiments of man. It becomes easy to forget the power of God as we stop noticing the evidence of His power - creation. One of the many ways that God speaks is through His creation. It's one of the ways He humbles us while at the same time fills us up with deep appreciation and even deeper faith.

This trip will rock your world! Over the course of 6 days GTD will take you to some of the most majestic locations in the world. We will explore the majesty of God's creation and even chase after a few adventures along the way. And that's not even the best part, we will also explore the majesty of God's presence through daily devotions, praise & worship, and nightly challenges from the Bible as we hang out and have fun together.

This trip will challenge you and potentially change your life as you grow closer to God, make new friends, encounter some new adventures, and visit some of the most incredible places in our nation... and even in the world! 


- SCHEDULE -
The Daily Agenda

COMING SOON!
(The agenda is complete. It just has to be added to the website)

 MONDAY: 
  • ________________________________________

 TUEDAY: 
  • ________________________________________ 

 WEDNESDAY: 
  • ________________________________________ 

 THURSDAY: 
  • ________________________________________

 FRIDAY: 
  • ________________________________________

 SATURDAY: 
  • ________________________________________

  
- CHECKLIST -
What you should bring.


COLORADO DestiNATION DREAM TRIP CHECKLIST
(LIMITED SPACE: Please Limit Luggage to 1 Checked Suitcase & 1 Personal Item)

 MANDATORY ITEMS: 
[  ]  "Travel" Bible
[  ]  Food money (Recommended amount coming soon: $_________)
[  ]  Glasses/Contacts (if needed)
[  ]  Necessary Meds (if needed)
[  ]  SIGNED GTD WAIVER (Filled out and SIGNED prior to participating!)

 OPTIONAL ITEMS: 
[  ]  Camera w/ SD Card (you will definitely want to bring this!)
[  ]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food (we will be going to the grocery store on Day 1)
[  ]  Extra Spending Money (souvenirs will be available at each National Park)

 GENERAL CLOTHING: 
   - Early October avg temps are in the low to mid 60's during the day and mid 30's at night.
   - Check the forecast for Durango and Telluride a few days before the trip. Pack accordingly.
   - Layers of Clothing (It may become hot, cold, or rainy. Layers are the best way to go!)
   - Bring proper amounts of clothes for 6 days & 5 nights. BUT PLEASE DON'T OVERPACK!
[  ]  Cabin Clothes (something to relax in after we return back to the cabins)
[  ]  Restaurant Clothes (eating out at local restaurants for several meals, especially dinners)
[  ]  Cold Weather Clothes
[  ]  Activity Shorts
[  ]  Activity Shirts
[  ]  Sweatshirt
[  ]  Seasonal Jacket
[  ]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[  ]  Activity / Hiking Shoes
[  ]  Sandals / Flip Flops
[  ]  Modest Swimsuit (pools and/or hot tub will be available)
[  ]  Shade Hat
[  ]  Socks
[  ]  Underwear
[  ]  Thermal Underwear

 TOILETRIES: 
   - Warm showers will be available.
[  ]  Soap
[  ]  Shampoo
[  ]  Toothbrush
[  ]  Toothpaste
[  ]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[  ]  Brush / Comb
[  ]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[  ]  Razor
[  ]  Shaving Cream

 DAY HIKING GEAR: 
   - NOTE: Any item below with *** next to it means GTD has extra gear that you can borrow for free while supplies last. You need to contact us to reserve that gear and to arrange a time to pick it up so that you can pack it in your checked luggage.
[  ]  Daypack*** (25-30 liter daypack with hydration resevoir is ideal)
[  ]  Recommended: Hiking Shoes or Lightweight Running Shoes (Break them in before the trip!)
[  ]  Recommended: Thick Wool Hiking Socks (3 pairs)
[  ]  2 Lg Water Bottles or Hydration Pack (disposable bottled water is adequate for these hikes)
[  ]  Water (fill up at cabins)
[  ]  Shade Hat
[  ]  Sunglasses
[  ]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[  ]  Insect Repellent (travel size)
[  ]  First Aid Kit***
[  ]  Emergency Whistle***
[  ]  Signaling Devices***
[  ]  P-Cord (Parachute Cord) (small amt)
[  ]  Duct Tape (small amt)
[  ]  Poncho
[  ]  Pocket Knife (make sure you put this in your checked luggage)
[  ]  Small Flashlight (or Headlamp) w/ New Batteries
[  ]  Extra Batteries
[  ]  Toilet Paper (just in case!)
[  ]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[  ]  1-2 Plastic Bags (kitchen size; variety of uses)
[  ]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (gallon size; very handy)
[  ]  Food & Snacks (we will be purchasing this in UT prior to the hike)
[  ]  Optional: Gel Insoles Inside Shoes (just a thought)
[  ]  Optional: Trekking Poles w/ Gloves (to help reduce the impact on your knees)
[  ]  Optional: Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Meds (small amt: travel size)
[  ]  Optional: Anti-Chafe Cream / Vaseline
[  ]  Optional: Gatorade Mix
[  ]  Optional: Caffeine Drink Mix

NOTE: The following gear will be hiked in with GTD Guides and only available if you are with them when you need it:
>>>  Guide's First Aid Kit
>>>  SPOT (GPS Emergency Signaling Device)
>>>  GPS

**DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables**

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