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Colorado, Utah & Wyoming

1 country
5 states10 cities
1 UNESCO World Heritage-listed site
7 national and state parks
Take a trip through some of America's most amazing national parks on a journey that highlights the country's stunning natural beauty. From the aptly named Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, to the expansive and diverse landscapes of Yellowstone and the Rockies, this is a discovery of pristine wilderness and untamed beauty.Iconic. Wild. America.Make unforgettable memories as you explore the dramatic wilderness of some of the America's most iconic national parks. From Canyonlands and Grand Teton, to Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountains, you'll see and learn about some truly amazing landscapes and diverse wildlife.Deadwood and Stephen KingVisit the once lawless town of Deadwood, a gold rush town formerly filled with fortune seekers and sinister characters that was so notorious it went on to inspire a TV Show of the same name. Stay in the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, famous for inspiring one of Stephen King's most well-known stories, The Shining.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to USA. Taxes included.
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $300pp pre-paid.

Accommodation & Meals

  • 17 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in the Stanley Hotel
  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Sightseeing

American beauty

  • Ride the Iron Mountain Tramway and explore Glenwood Caverns.
  • Take a sunset boat ride from Moab to Canyonlands National Park, including dinner.
  • Soak in the beautiful hot springs of Glenwood Springs.
  • Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Arches and Canyonland National Parks.
  • Swim in the waters of Grand Salt Lake off Antelope Island on the way to Jackson Hole.
  • Spot wildlife and enjoy the scenery of Grand Teton National Park as you float along Snake River.
  • Visit the Natural Museum of Wildlife.
  • Enjoy three spectacular days exploring Yellowstone National Park.
  • Spend a full day sightseeing in Yosemite National Park.
  • Spot grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park on a guided tour.
  • Take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Bighorn National Park.
  • Enjoy a full day tour of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The far west

  • Discover Denver on a tour including visits to Capitol Hill, the US Mint, and Union Station.
  • Eat lunch from one of Denver's famous food trucks.
  • Enjoy a private craft distillery tour of Mile High Spirits, and enjoy a tasting of their small batch spirits!
  • Stop at the grave of Buffalo Bill.
  • Visit John Denver's Memorial and explore Aspen.
  • Tour Salt Lake City, including Temple Square and the official residence of Brigham Young.
  • Learn more about the man behind the legend at the Buffalo Bill Historic Center.
  • Visit Devil's Tower, a huge laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock.
  • Explore the iconic gold rush town of Deadwood.
  • Ride through Black Hills National Forest on board the 1880 train.
  • See the Crazy Horse Memorial and the iconic faces of Mount Rushmore.
  • Stop in at Fort Laramie on the way to Estes Park.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
22
Price From
AUD $14,045
Start Location
USA
End Location
USA
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
10 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Rail, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
02 Jun 201923 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $13,505
01 Sep 201922 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $13,505
ItineraryExpand
Colorado, Utah & Wyoming

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Arrive Denver

Welcome to the United States of America and the mountain town of Denver! Dating back to the Old West era, Denver is becoming well known for its booming culinary and brewing scene. After we transfer to our hotel, we'll enjoy a welcome drink to relax and unwind after our flights.

Day 2. Denver

We'll see some of the key sights in the historic downtown district of Denver on a guided tour this morning, including Union Station and Oxford Hotel.

Special Experience: Enjoy a private craft distillery tour of Mile High Spirits, and enjoy a tasting of their small batch spirits!

Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]

Day 3. Denver - Glenwood Springs

On our way to Glenwood Springs we'll take a detour to the grave of Buffalo Bill in Golden for some sightseeing. [B]

Special Experience: Wash the day away with a relaxing soak in Glenwood Spring's famous hot springs.

Day 4. Glenwood Springs

Enjoy a morning at leisure to just relax or enjoy the Colorado River before we explore beautiful Aspen later on, including a visit to John Denver Memorial Garden. [B]

Day 5. Glenwood Springs - Moab

This morning we'll travel by tramway up Iron Mountain and explore the caves before making our way to Moab, gateway to the colossal red rock formations in Arches National Park. [B,D]

Special Experience: Take an amazing sunset jet boat ride from Moab to Canyonlands National Park, stopping along the way for dinner.

Day 6. Moab

We have a full day of touring some of the nearby national parks today, making our way through Canyonlands National Park, known for its dramatic desert and sandstone landscapes, to Arches National Park, famed for its more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. [B]

Day 7. Moab - Salt Lake City

Today we travel to Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to relax or explore. [B]

Day 8. Salt Lake City

We'll visit sights such as Capitol Hill, Pioneer Heritage State Park, Trolley Square, Temple Square and Beehive House, an official residence of Brigham Young. After a group lunch in Brigham Young's personal residence, the Lion House Pantry, we'll have some leisure time in the afternoon. [B,L]

Day 9. Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole

We depart for Jackson Hole today, nestled among verdant valleys and surrounded by rough and rocky mountain ranges. On the way we'll make a stop at Antelope Island and enjoy a dip in the salt lake. [B]

Day 10. Jackson Hole

Special Experience: Drift along Snake River and spot wildlife in the picturesque Grand Teton National Park, part of the Greater Yellowstone region.

We'll make a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, filled with stunning exhibits featuring art by prominent artists, such as Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe and Robert Kuhn. [B]

Day 11. Jackson Hole - Yellowstone National Park

Special Experience: Enjoy three spectacular days exploring America's first national park, Yellowstone National Park!

Today we'll get to meet Old Faithful, the ever-predictable geyser known for erupting every 44 to 125 minutes. We'll also visit some waterfalls before enjoying this iconic park at our own pace. [B]

Day 12. Yellowstone National Park

We'll continue our sightseeing this morning to learn about the diverse range of wildlife that calls the park home, and see more of the amazing vistas, mountain ranges, valley floors and abundant wildlife. [B]

Day 13. Yellowstone National Park

Special Experience: Explore Yellowstone National Park with a specialist guide and search for its wolves and grizzly bears. [B]

Day 14. Yellowstone National Park - Cody

We depart for Cody, Wyoming this morning, which was founded by none other than Colonel William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody himself. While here we'll visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre to learn more about the man and the legend, and explore the Plains Indian Museum. [B]

Day 15. Cody - Sheridan

This morning we'll take a sightseeing tour of Bighorn National Forest. This diverse landscape of grasslands, alpine meadows, glacially-carved valleys, rolling hills and sheer mountain cliffs provides plenty of stunning photo opportunities. [B]

Day 16. Sheridan - Rapid City

On our way to Rapid City this morning we'll stop at Devil's Tower, a 265-metre-tall igneous rock butte, and the historic gold rush town of Deadwood, a once lawless town filled with fortune seekers and sinister characters. Fortune seekers still flock to the town, but now they're trying their luck in the many gambling halls! [B]

Day 17. Rapid City

Rapid City is a great base to explore nearby Black Hills National Forest. With 1.2 million acres of forested hills and mountains, Black Hills is home to a diverse range of wildlife, such as elk, pronghorn and deer. We'll also make visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore before we take a ride through the forest aboard the 1880 vintage steam train. [B]

Day 18. Rapid City - Estes Park

Today we're heading to Estes Park, the perfect spot to explore the nearby Rocky Mountains, stopping in Fort Laramie on the way. [B]

Day 19. Estes Park

Special Experience: Experience some of the most dramatic wilderness in North America with a full day of sightseeing in Rocky Mountains National Park.

This evening we enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 20. Depart Estes Park

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 21. In transit
Day 22. Arrive Australia