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American Parks Trail

9 Days from $2,786 per person

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Delve into the Wild West as you make your way across a rugged land famous for cowboys, wide open spaces, natural wonders and monumental figures.

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Delve into the Wild West as you make your way across a rugged land famous for cowboys, wide open spaces, natural wonders and monumental figures.

  1. Welcome to Utah's capital, Salt Lake City. On arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport, board your transfer to your hotel. Lying between Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake, this mountainous city is perfect for outdoorsy types, with a strong focus on skiing and fishing. It is also the headquarters of the Mormon faith. At 6:00 pm, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine, where you will meet your fellow guests. 

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
  2. As you move on from Salt Lake City, take in iconic Temple Square and State Capitol building, before heading north across the Oregon Trail to historic Jackson. Have your cameras ready for the famous elk antlers that adorn the central square. For eager shoppers, there are a number of charming traditional boutiques to browse. Relax at Jackson Lake Lodge, with the stunning peaks of Grand Teton National Park as your backdrop.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Jackson Lake Lodge
  3. Wake up to witness the striking Grand Tetons. Enter Yellowstone, known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:National Park Lodges
  4. Savor 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. See Old Faithful shooting water over 120 feet into the air and behold the powerful roar of Lower Yellowstone Falls.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  5. Set off on your travels through the stark Shoshone Canyon and the Absaroka Mountains to the Wild West town of Cody. Learn about America's great Western legends at the Buffalo Bill Center. Dine like cowboys as you enjoy a ranch-style Highlight Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Ranch at UCross
  6. Begin your day with a scenic country horseback ride* and explore the great outdoors. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes from the Black Hills. This symbolic landmark is considered sacred to the Lakota and other tribes. Experience Spearfish Canyon, a favored spot among wildlife enthusiasts. Here, you can get up-close and personal with herds of buffalo on an optional jeep safari*.

    *Note: Participation in these activities is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Spearfish Canyon Lodge
  7. Speak to members of the Lakota tribe as they share a fascinating live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour, as a Local Expert talks about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. End the day in Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:The State Game Lodge
  8. View Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all Native Americans, before moving on to the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt dominate the Black Hills. The rest of the day is yours to explore in Custer State Park. 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.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The State Game Lodge, Custer State Park.
  9. Those ending in Rapid City may depart at any time. Or, travel south to Denver International Airport, arriving at 4:30 pm.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: $1,595.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $106 per person.

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Always included in your GET vacation

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips

Meal Summary

8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Deadwood: Historical Wild West figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane called Deadwood home. Learn about the Gold Rush and the town's notable residents aboard Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour with a Local Expert.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Custer: Toast to the finale of your trip at your Celebration Dinner served at your historic lodge within Custer State Park.
  • Grand Teton National Park: Take in panoramic views of the beautiful Jenny Lake, a glacial formation that dates back over 10,000 years.
  • Cody: Explore the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West, known for its excellent Western art collection and natural history.
  • Black Hills: Witness Crazy Horse Memorial and the famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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