AD.01 – Denver, CO – Napa, CA | July 22 – July 27, 2015

There are areas of the United States that are majestic playgrounds for car enthusiasts. While most of them are are spread out across the US there is a very high concentration between Denver CO and the Pacific Ocean. Adventure Drives identified and strung together probably the most efficient dream drive that the US has to offer for its first official drive, AD.01. Everyday could have been a stand alone trip filled with memories.

The Route –

Day 1 – July 21, 2015 – Registration – Denver, CO

The first day ended with a terrific dinner and some wine at 1515 restaurant. The entire Adventure Drives crew was also present to introduce themselves and mingle with the participants. There was much excitement and anticipation from both the seasoned participants as well as the ones embarking on their first adventure.

All our drivers arrived at the Magnolia Hotel in Denver, CO, for registration. We hosted a meet and greet a before leaving for dinner. Fans of Valentino Balboni, Rob Ferretti, Alex Roy, JF Musial, Rob Dahm, and David Patterson showed up for photos and to talk cars and exchange stories from the road.

Day 2 – July 22, 2015 – Denver, CO – Telluride, CO

We plan to leave Denver early in the morning and head over loveland pass on the way to Telluride. We will be driving the San Juan Skyway (The Million Dollar Highway). Our schedule should call for a very scenic drive over some amazing mountain roads to get us into Telluride mid-afternoon.
Schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Wheels up
  • 1:00 PM Lunch Salida
  • 2:30 PM Wheels up to Telluride
  • 7:30 PM Dinner

Day 3 – July 23, 2015 – Telluride, CO – Park City, UT

Our route for Day 3 takes us through Mesa Verde National Park with a quick lunch stop in MOAB. You will get through amazing natural formations in Arches National Park with your day ending in Park City.
Schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM wheels up to Mesa Verde National Park
  • Noon – Lunch in MOAB
  • 1:00 PM – Wheels up to Arches National Park
  • 5:00 PM – Wheels up to Park City
  • 9:00 PM – Drinks and Dinner

Day 4 – July 24, 2015 – Park City, UT – Zion National Park

As we near the halfway point of our trip, we will be heading straight to Zion National Park. The plan is to drive straight to the park to allow participants time to enjoy the roads and the sites in the park. We will plan to get to the evening destination a bit earlier in the day with a great dinner under the stars.
Schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Wheels Up to Zion National Park
  • 8:00 PM Dinner

Day 5 – July 25, 2015 – Zion National Park – Las Vegas, NV

We will start our 5th day at a leisurely pace to allow participants some energy for our destination later in the day. After enjoying the sites, we will take the relatively short drive over to Las Vegas. We plan to take a quick helicopter tour (Optional) of the Grand Canyon. After we return, participants will have the entire evening to enjoy Las Vegas.
Schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Zion national park/lunch
  • 1:00 PM –  Wheels up to Las Vegas
  • 5:00 PM – LV Heliport
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner

Day 6 – July 26, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV – Yosemite, CA

After a night in Vegas, we hope to get out the door early on our way to through Death Valley.
Schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Wheels Up
  • 2:30 PM Lunch
  • 4:00 PM Yosemite
  • 8:30 PM Dinner

Day 7 – July 27, 2015 – Yosemite, CA – Napa Valley, CA

On our final day of driving, we will take a short leisurely drive from Yosemite to Napa Valley. We plan to arrive early enough for everyone to enjoy the grapes.
Schedule for the day:
  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM: PCH to Napa Valley
  • 1:30 PM: Lunch at Vineyard and Wine Tasting
  • 6:00 PM: Sunset Dinner

We know that some of you will want to stay around the Napa Valley / San Francisco area after the trip. If you need any assistance, please let our concierge know and we will gladly try and accommodate any requests you may have.


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