All W/ELS members are eligible and invited to join us July 22-Aug 3 for a 13-day, 12-night tour to the incredibly beautiful state of Colorado.  Lord willing, we’ll tour the capitol city of Denver; take a scenic drive on the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park; visit legendary ski resort cities such as Vail, Beaver Creek, and Telluride; spend a free day in Glenwood Springs; marvel at God’s grandeur at Black Canyon and Great Sand Dunes National Parks; learn about the amazing cliff-dwellings and lives of the ancient Pueblo at Mesa Verde; enjoy scenic train rides in Durango and up Pike’s Peak; walk across (or ride a train through) the amazing Royal Gorge; view the chapel at the US Air Force Academy, and spend some time at the incredible Garden of the Gods. Travelers also have options to bicycle through Glenwood Canyon, hike to Hanging Lake, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, or take a 4×4 jeep tour into the San Juan mountains (not included in the tour cost). Daily devotions, worship at WELS churches, local step-on guides, and fellowship with like-minded believers make this tour uplifting and unique. Ride the deluxe motorcoach with us from New Ulm with overnights in the Black Hills,SD (Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park) and Kearney, NE (Golden Spike, Platte River Archway) or meet us in Denver for a Colorado only July 23-Aug 2 tour.

Alumni Tour

Per person rates are based on occupancy (travelers per room): Quad – $1250, Triple – $1350, Double – $1500, Single – $2000. The tour package includes deluxe motor-coach transportation from New Ulm, 12 nights at excellent accommodations, 18 meals, guides, and admission fees. Those meeting us in Denver can subtract $200 from their tour cost. Registration is open as of Dec 1 and an early bird discount is available for all registering prior to Dec. 31. Additional discounts apply for previous alumni tour travelers, seniors 62+, and current MLC students. Last year’s tour sold out in less than 10 days and had a lengthy waitlist. We expect this year’s tour to have a similar response. Don’t delay. Register right away!

For full details, check out the tour website at the link below. You may also register online or download and print a brochure or registration form. Questions? Contact Steve Balza at or 507-217-1731.

Tour Website
Printable Tour Brochure
Electronic Registration Form
Printable Registration Form