Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers

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per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

14 Days

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in America's beautiful western landscapes. Discover quaint towns, historic sights, and majestic landscapes as you journey to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, and Rocky Mountain National Park. This tour is sure to leave you captivated.

Trip includes

  • Hotel Accommodations: Includes 13 nights of accommodations based on twin/double occupancy in moderate hotels.

  • Sightseeing: and special events as listed in the itinerary.

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

  • Service:  Your tour is accompanied throughout by a professionally trained Tour Director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. This friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

Activity Level

Activity Level Moderate Active
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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the frontier territory of the Oregon Trail
  • Marvel at the stone carvings of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Learn about the history of the Prairie Indian tribes, the Battle of Little Big Horn and Buffalo Bill in their homelands
  • Explore spouting geysers and beautiful mountain ranges in Yellowstone
  • Learn about fascinating fossil finds at Dinosaur National Monument and the Mammoth site at Hot Springs, SD
  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you travel through the Colorado Rocky Mountains

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Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers

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Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers

Tour Starts: Denver, CO

Tour Ends: Denver, CO

Day 1

Denver

Arrive in the Mile High City. Guests who booked their air with YMT will be met by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel.

Sheraton Denver Tech or similar

Day 2

Cheyenne

On our first morning together, we’ll enjoy a city tour of Denver before travelling to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Learn about the rodeo and railroad capital of the Old West, which became the epicenter of westward rail expansion when the Union Pacific line extended to Cheyenne in 1867. Enjoy a leisurely evening—perhaps stop at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza and Museum.

Red Lion Cheyenne or similar

Rocky Mountains Tour Frontier Days Cheyenne WyomingBONUS FRONTIER DAYS:


July 24, 2019 departure will visit Cheyenne during the Frontier Days and includes a visit to the "Daddy of 'em all" PRCA Rodeo and the Frontier Days Fair as well as an opportunity to partake in the legendary public Frontier Days pancake breakfast.


Day 3 & 4

Rapid City

Your first stop en route to South Dakota will be the Fort Laramie Historic Site, along the Oregon Trail. You’ll also enjoy a scenic drive through the Black Hills, with opportunities for sightseeing at Mount Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial, and incredible stone carvings in the rock formations of the Dakotas.

Howard Johnson Rapid City or similar

Day 5

Billings

Immerse yourself in Wild West history; we’ll begin with a morning stop in the frontier town of Deadwood, where “Calamity Jane” once lived and “Wild Bill” Hickok played his last game of cards. Then stop at the nearby Tatanka: Story of the Bison interpretive center, built by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Costner, to learn about the Northern Plains peoples, and the buffalo they relied on to survive. Visit the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument where the bloody battle took place in 1876. The day ends in Billings, Montana.

Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn or similar

Day 6

Cody

The short drive this morning affords you ample time to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to learn more about this American icon, as well as the art and history of the Plains Indian tribes. Explore this quaint Western town tonight on your own and enjoy our overnight stay in lovingly restored rustic cabins.

Buffalo Bill Village Cabins or similar

Day 7

Yellowstone National Park

This morning, continue early on to nearby Yellowstone, our nation’s first national park. See spectacular geysers, lakes, and mountains during your visits here today and tomorrow morning! Have your camera ready for likely sightings of buffalo, elk, moose, gray wolves, or bears. Take in the tranquility of Hayden Valley and the vibrant colors of the geysers— Yellowstone is a feast for the eyes!

Gray Wolf Inn, West Yellowstone or similar

Day 8

Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole

Pay a morning visit to Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most famous geyser whose 20 daily eruptions attract many of the park’s 4 million annual visitors. Continue south to Grand Teton to enjoy a spectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and wildlife. Overnight in Jackson Hole, one of the quaintest, yet upscale, mountain resort towns in the west.

Antler Inn or similar

Day 9 & 10

Salt Lake City

This morning, we’ll travel to Utah’s grand capital for an easy-going 2-day stay. This beautiful city played host to the 2002 winter Olympics, and you can still enjoy many of the improvements designed to make the city welcoming. Salt Lake City has the hospitable feel of a friendly mountain town, and is full of stunning parks, wonderful restaurants, and opportunities to shop, enjoy art, or take in live theatre and music.

Sheraton Downtown Salt Lake City or similar

Day 11

Vernal

Today we enter "Dinosaurland," as Vernal is otherwise known. The city is home to the largest quarry of prehistoric Jurassic dinosaur bones and even today, scientists continue to find thousands of rare fossils and bones here. The city also boasts spectacular mountain vistas and sunsets, and a lush landscape.

Springhill Suites Vernal or similar

Day 12

Dinosaur National Monument and Steamboat Springs

Today we will visit Dinosaur National Monument, with its famous wall of 1,500 fossils. This is an astounding experience for laymen and experts alike! On our way out of Utah, we’ll reach the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Our rooms tonight will be in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs or similar

Day 13

Rocky Mountain National Park and Denver

The final full day of the tour will take us high into the Rocky Mountain National Park. We will take Trail Ridge Road, also known as “Highway to the Sky,” with stops at exhilarating vistas before we descend again to the Mile High City for our last night.

Sheraton Denver Tech or similar

Day 14

Return Home

It is time to bid farewell to newfound friends, as your tour ends today and you return home.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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