8 Days - Tour Dates: August 10 - 17, 2018 - Guaranteed Departure!
|Day 1||Friday, 8/10/2018 - Fly to Salt Lake City |
Upon arrival at Salt Lake City Airport, meet your vacation manager and begin a city tour. See the State Capital, "This is the Place" Monument, and Temple Square's Mormon Tabernacle. This evening enjoy your Get Acquainted Dinner.
|Day 2||Saturday, 8/11/2018 - Salt Lake City to Jackson |
Motor to the famous western town of Jackson Hole (altitude 6,300'). See the Great Salt Lake, Logan Canyon, Bear Lake (picnic included), and Snake River Canyon. Enjoy a free evening tonight.
|Day 3||Sunday, 8/12/2018 - Jackson to Yellowstone |
Free time this morning to shop or take a river float trip. Drive to nearby Grand Tetons National Park. Follow the Snake River past majestic 13,000 foot peaks with stops at Menor Ferry and renowned Jackson Lake Lodge. Drive the Rockefeller Parkway to Yellowstone (average altitude 8,000'), the country's first National Park. Tonight, enjoy a choice-of-menu dinner at your hotel.
|Day 4||Monday, 8/13/2018 - Yellowstone National Park |
Today, witness nature as it rebuilds itself amidst the scenic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Travel over the Continental Divide, stop at famous Old Faithful Lodge, and enjoy the sight of the legendary geyser. View the Fountain Paint Pots, Hayden Valley, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone River.
|Day 5||Tuesday, 8/14/2018 - Yellowstone to Sheridan |
Travel to Cody, the center of "Cowboy Country.” Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, the world’s best western collection. See world-class exhibits featuring pioneer life and western artwork. Continue through Shell Falls Canyon and over scenic Granite Pass (altitude 8,900') in the Bighorn Mountains. Arrive in Sheridan, site of the infamous 1860's Sioux Indian Wars. Tonight’s dinner is at the hotel.
|Day 6||Wednesday, 8/15/2018 - Sheridan / Custer's Last Stand / Battlefield / Rapid City |
Travel into Montana to Little Big Horn Battlefield. Retrace the paths of George Custer, his 7th Cavalry, and Sitting Bull as we learn about “Custer’s Last Stand.” Cross the Wyoming plains and arrive in the famed Black Hills of South Dakota. Stop in Deadwood, the historic mining town where Wild Bill Hickok was shot. Enjoy dinner in Deadwood before arriving in Rapid City at your hotel.
|Day 7||Thursday, 8/16/2018 - Black Hill Sightseeing |
View Mt. Rushmore in daylight and marvel at the carved granite images of Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln. Next, drive to the massive Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to the spirit of Chief Crazy Horse and the Lakota people. When completed, this figure will be the largest statue in the world. Take time this evening to enjoy the beautiful Main Street Square and look for the life size bronze statues of our presidents. Enjoy your Farewell Dinner prior to the night illumination tour of Mt. Rushmore.
|Day 8||Friday, 8/17/2018 - Bear Country USA / Home |
This morning, visit Bear Country USA, a unique wildlife park featuring North American wildlife. Encounter bears, wolves, elk, buffalo, and other wildlife on your guided coach tour, plus bear cubs in the walk through Babyland. Arrive at the airport for your return flights home.
Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude. All park hotels provide very simple accommodations.