Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation. Your trip starts in Denver and heads to Rapid City, South Dakota, with visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Tour Tatanka and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town. Visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana and tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated. Continue to Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park to see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along glacier-fed Jenny Lake, and experience a chuck wagon cookout, Wild West show, and free time in Jackson.Next, it’s on to Salt Lake City for a sightseeing tour; then marvel at the “hoodoos” and dramatic landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Continue to the shores of Lake Powell for an afternoon cruise. Cross the Painted Desert to the fascinating Grand Canyon, where you will witness amazing and mouth-dropping beauty. Your hotel is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views and more time to explore the stunning landscapes. Finally, travel part of the legendary Route 66 to Las Vegas, where this spectacular vacation ends. On this vacation through some of the West’s premier national parks, you’ll see breathtaking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else!
RAPID CITY OrientationMOUNT RUSHMORE Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse MemorialBLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST Scenic driveDEADWOOD Sightseeing tour; [LF] visit TatankaLITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD Sightseeing tour; visit museumCODY Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the WestYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Stay two nights inside the park; sightseeingJACKSON Grand Teton National Park; [LF] chuck wagon cookoutSALT LAKE CITY Sightseeing tourBRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing tourZION NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing tourLAKE POWELL CruiseGRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing; overnight lodging near the rimLAS VEGAS Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner
DENVER Hilton Garden Inn Downtown (MF)RAPID CITY Adoba Hotel (F)SHERIDAN Best Western Sheridan Center (MF)CODY Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village (F) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Yellowstone Park Lodges (NP)JACKSON Rustic Inn (F)SALT LAKE CITY Radisson Hotel (F)BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F)LAKE POWELL Lake Powell Resort (lakeview rooms) (F)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Grand Canyon Lodges (NP)LAS VEGAS Treasure Island (SF)
Breakfast (B) daily, 8 three-course dinners (D) including a special farewell dinner in Las Vegas
NOTES:Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the West on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 11-26 (if Mother Nature permits).On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.