Last Minute Deal Insight Vacations | American Parks Trail - End Denver, Classic Group

Experience the rugged and wild West during this 9-Day tour. Start in Salt Lake City, and then head to Jackson & the Grand Tetons.

The adventure continues to Yellowstone National Park where you will walk beside the rainbow-hued hot springs and watch Old Faithful spew water more than 120 feet into the air. In Cody, see a firearms collection at the Buffalo Bill Center. Travel to Devils Tower, a butte of igneous rock jutting from the craggy Black Hills mountains. Here, you’ll learn about the Western legends Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Then head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where the visages of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved into the mountainside. And ascend 563 feet to the top of Crazy Horse Memorial, named for the Lakota warrior, and stand face-to-face with the world’s largest mountain carving.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 3 May 24
      • 11 May 24
      • $8,039
      • 12 May 24
      • 20 May 24
      • $8,039

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,864 for this departure

      • 19 May 24
      • 27 May 24
      • $7,992
      • 24 May 24
      • 1 Jun 24
      • $8,070
      • 31 May 24
      • 8 Jun 24
      • $8,123
      • 7 Jun 24
      • 15 Jun 24
      • $8,228
      • 21 Jun 24
      • 29 Jun 24
      • $7,971
      • 25 Jun 24
      • 3 Jul 24
      • $7,971

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,807 for this departure

      • 12 Jul 24
      • 20 Jul 24
      • $7,996
      • 16 Jul 24
      • 24 Jul 24
      • $7,946
      • 19 Jul 24
      • 27 Jul 24
      • $8,016

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,216 for this departure

      • 23 Jul 24
      • 31 Jul 24
      • $7,946
      • 26 Jul 24
      • 3 Aug 24
      • $7,971

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,171 for this departure

      • 9 Aug 24
      • 17 Aug 24
      • $7,946

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,146 for this departure

      • 13 Aug 24
      • 21 Aug 24
      • $8,016

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,216 for this departure

      • 19 Aug 24
      • 27 Aug 24
      • $8,216

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,416 for this departure

      • 23 Aug 24
      • 31 Aug 24
      • $8,046

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,246 for this departure

      • 30 Aug 24
      • 7 Sep 24
      • $7,971
      • 6 Sep 24
      • 14 Sep 24
      • $8,669

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,879 for this departure

      • 9 Sep 24
      • 17 Sep 24
      • $8,434
      • 11 Sep 24
      • 19 Sep 24
      • $8,249
      • 16 Sep 24
      • 24 Sep 24
      • $8,202

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,412 for this departure

      • 20 Sep 24
      • 28 Sep 24
      • $8,202
      • 23 Sep 24
      • 1 Oct 24
      • $8,228

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,438 for this departure

      • 27 Sep 24
      • 5 Oct 24
      • $8,249
    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Salt Lake City

    Welcome to Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah. Situated between Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake, this mountainous city is perfect for outdoorsy types, with a strong focus on skiing and fishing. Savour a dinner accompanied by wine in the company of your fellow travellers.

     

    Day 2 - Jackson and the Tetons

    Before leaving Salt Lake City, take in the State Capitol building. Drive along the scenic Logan Canyon, over the Wasatch Mountain Range, and up to the Bear Lake Summit. Stop for lunch near Bear Lake offering views of beautiful turquoise waters. You will then head north across the Oregon Trail to historic Jackson. Have your cameras ready for the famous elk antlers at central square, while eager shoppers will find a number of charming traditional boutique galleries to browse. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure, with your hotel located only a short walk away from Jackson's Town Square.

     

    Day 3 - Yellowstone National Park

    Wake up to a mountainous view like no other and witness the striking Grand Tetons thrust skyward 13,775 Ft (4,199 m) from the valley floor. This morning, you have the opportunity to partake in an optional scenic float down the Snake River inside Grand Teton National Park. In keeping with today’s rustic country charm, you’ll enter Yellowstone, the world’s first National Park. Known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife, you’ll experience Wyoming in all its glory. Keep an eye out for black bears or wolves. Tonight you’ll stay in one of Yellowstone's National Park Lodges, allowing you to experience the park after hours, in its natural habitat.

     

    Day 4 - Geysers and Colourful Mudpots

    Savour the surreal surroundings of Yellowstone with a relaxed start. Walk among the rainbow tinted hot springs and watch the erupting geysers as you take in the history of the park on an informative stroll with your Travel Director. Catch the renowned colourful bubbling mud pots and observe Old Faithful geyser shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) into the air. In the afternoon, enjoy the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone as you take in stunning natural wonders. While driving through Hayden Valley, famous for its wildlife, keep an eye out for wolves, bears, elk and hundreds of bison. The rest of the evening is at leisure for you to relax.

     

    Day 5 - The Ranch at Ucross

    Set off on your travels through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains, leading you to the Wild West Town of Cody. Channel your inner showman and learn more about America’s great Western legends at the Buffalo Bill Centre, known for its Western art collection, firearms, and natural history. Travel through the Bighorn National Forest to the Ranch at UCross. Take in the rustic charm as you're hosted at a traditional Wyoming Family ranch. Start off the evening with a cocktail hour in the historic Ranch House bar. After a home-cooked dinner, enjoy a fire pit with live entertainment, including country, folk and bluegrass music.

     

    Day 6 - Devils Tower into the Black Hills Relaxed Start

    Live the American frontier dream and begin your day with a scenic country horseback ride accompanied by a Ranch Hand. If playing cowboy isn’t your thing, perhaps go fishing or merely relax and take in your beautiful surroundings, the choice is yours. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes out of the surrounding Black Hills. You'll learn why this symbolic landmark is considered sacred to the Lakota and other local tribes. Experience Spearfish Canyon, a favoured spot among wildlife enthusiasts and one famous for its elvish woodland beauty. The limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon itself.

     

    Day 7 - Custer and the Wild, Wild West

    A day for those looking to explore the Wild West, try to spot the fastest mammal in North America, the pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our first stop this morning is the Oglala Lakota Living History Museum for a one-of-a-kind MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Visit Badlands National Park in South Dakota, 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America. A hidden gem in the national park system, the unique beauty of the Badlands landscape is unlike any other.

     

    Day 8 - Mountain Monuments of the Black Hills Relaxed Start

    Join an Insight Experience at Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest mountain carving created in honour of the Lakota warrior. Curated with a view to help protect and continue the living heritage of the Native Americans, this experience details how the memorial was carved from land sacred to the tribes. With exclusive access not available to the general public, guests ascend 563 feet (172 metres) and have the opportunity to face the monument up close. Then, travel to the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here, carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt overlook the landscape. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner with wine, as you reflect on your adventure across the wide-open spaces of America's national parks.

     

    Day 9 - Depart Denver

    Your journey comes to an end today. A transfer is available to Denver International Airport, arrival at the airport will be at approximately 16:30. Guests have the option to end the tour in Denver or Rapid City at time of booking.

     

*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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