Come explore Yellowstone National Park and witness its natural wonders like Old Faithful. See the Grand Teton Mountains and be amazed at the majestic Mount Rushmore in the heart of the Black Hills. Tour historic mining towns and take a leisurely float trip on the scenic Snake River.
1 Arrive in Colorado
Begin your Western frontier adventure as you gather in Denver, Colorado. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
2 Travel to South Dakota and Mount Rushmore
Travel through Wyoming into South Dakota. Arrive at the epic Mount Rushmore National Memorial where four of the nation’s noted Presidents are immortalized. See the monument, enjoy dinner and experience the inspiring lighting ceremony. Meals: B, D
3 Black Hills Touring and Custer State Park Jeep Ride
Begin the day with an exciting open-air Jeep ride through Custer State Park. Enjoy the interesting sights and colorful commentary of our driver/guides on your ride through the park in search of the country's largest herd of American bison. Visit the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial, which will be 563 feet high and 641 feet long when completed! Meal: B
4 Deadwood Touring and Devils Tower
The town of Deadwood was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1967 and preserves the history and legends of the Wild West from its beginnings as a mining town. A brief tour of the town takes you along the same streets walked by Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Also visit Boot Hill, the final resting place of some of Deadwood’s famous citizens.
Crossing into Wyoming today, come to Devils Tower National Monument. Towering 1,267 feet above Belle Fourche River, this looming monolith served as the backdrop for the classic Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind
. Meals: B, D
5 Cody and Buffalo Bill Territory
Today, travel across the expansive Bighorn Mountains, where cowboys still graze their flocks of sheep and herds of cattle as in days of the Old West. As legendary as the sweeping plains and towering mountains of the Old West were, so were the grand personalities that became drawn to the frontier. At the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, encounter some of these historic figures, including Bill himself, the renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Indian chief Sitting Bull before arriving in Yellowstone National Park. Meal: B
6 Full Day in Yellowstone National Park
A full day of sightseeing in Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park, features outstanding natural spectacles including renowned geysers and thermal basins. Your tour begins with the awesome 1,200-foot-deep Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, including views from Inspiration and Lookout Points. Next, you’ll travel through Dunraven Pass and Tower Junction to the terraced formations of Mammoth Hot Springs.
Finally, explore Norris Geyser Basin, filled with an incredible variety of steam vents, mud pots, geysers, and hot springs before returning to your park lodge for dinner this evening. Meals: B, D
7 Old Faithful and Grand Teton National Park
Continuing the tour of Yellowstone National Park, head for storied Old Faithful Geyser, named for its regular eruptions about every 80-90 minutes. Traveling along Rockefeller Memorial Parkway into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, drive alongside lovely Jackson and Jenny Lakes, visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, while, of course, enjoying splendid views of the rugged, towering Tetons along the way.
Tonight the dinner bell will call you to the Bar J Chuckwagon for an evening of song, stories, entertainment and authentic cowboy chow. Meals: B, D
8 Scenic Float Trip and Jackson Hole
The spectacular vistas of the Grand Teton Mountains offer a thrilling view from the white waters of the Snake River during a delightful floating trip. With its wooden boardwalks and unique antler-horn arches, downtown Jackson Hole brings the Old West to life. During the summer, catch local cowpokes in action at the Jackson Hole Rodeo, or after Labor Day, enjoy a show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse. Meal: B
9 Salt Lake City
Take a step back in time as you explore Salt Lake City’s historic Temple Square and walk in the footsteps of the Mormon settlers who founded this city more than 150 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D
10 Travel Home
After breakfast transfer to the Salt Lake City International Airport for flights home anytime today. Meal: B