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Rocky Mountain Frontiers

Duration:14 days 13 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region:Mountain Region, Southwest Region

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Rocky Mountain Frontiers

Duration:14 days 13 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region: Mountain Region, Southwest Region

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The Rocky Mountain Frontiers tour begins in Denver and ends in Denver.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - Denver Arrival

Day 1

Denver Arrival

Welcome to Denver. With the impressive Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver effortlessly blends the city’s Old West heritage with today’s modern skyscrapers and urban energy. Upon arrival at Denver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel will you will meet your Tour Director.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Denver – Rocky Mountains – Cheyenne

Day 2

Denver – Rocky Mountains – Cheyenne

This morning, enjoy a short city tour of the “Mile High City”, including the gold-domed State Capitol whose 13th step on the west side of the building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level – one mile high. A short distance from Denver you’ll enter Rocky Mountain National Park where you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Here, 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. And if you thought the journey to the park was beautiful, just wait until you experience Trail Ridge Road. Known appropriately as the “Highway to the Sky”, and offering incomparable views in every direction, Trail Ridge Road winds past countless peaks, through tundra high above the treeline and crosses the Continental Divide at 12,183 feet. Continue to Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city that embodies the spirit of the Old West. Considered the nation’s railroad capital, Cheyenne is home to a collection of steam engines, including Old Number 4004, the world’s largest steam locomotive and one of the eight remaining Big Boys on display throughout the country.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Cheyenne – Mount Rushmore – Rapid City

Day 3

Cheyenne – Mount Rushmore – Rapid City

Your journey begins this morning with a visit to Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Originally established as a private fur trading fort, this “grand old post” evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains and witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion. Continue through the majestic beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills to Mount Rushmore National Memorial where you’ll come face to face  with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and America’s rich heritage.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Rapid City – Big Horn Mountains – Cody

Day 4

Rapid City – Big Horn Mountains – Cody

Today, crossing back into Wyoming en route to Cody, you’ll travel through Bighorn National Forest where undisturbed rolling hills, alpine lakes, craggy cliffs, thick pine forests and the Bighorn Mountains dominate the landscape. Upon arrival in Cody you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Museum. Celebrating the spirit of the American West, including the culture and art that bring the heritage of Wyoming alive, the Buffalo Bill Museum focus’ on the life and times of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the town founder and a living legend. In the evening enjoy attractions that include rodeos, gun fight reenactments and cowboy music.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Cody – Yellowstone

Day 5

Cody – Yellowstone

Today, take an unforgettable journey into America’s first national park and nature’s wonderland … Yellowstone National Park. Here, the Earth is in action with geysers, mountain ranges and rivers, waterfalls, and ancient volcanoes. The iconic spots – Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon – will be familiar from photographs, but seeing them in person is a humbling experience. They’re not just as good as you’ve heard – they’re better. This mountain wildland is also home to eagles, grizzly and black bears, buffalo, elk and much more, so you’re bound to see wildlife wherever you go.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Yellowstone – Grand Teton – Jackson Hole

Day 6

Yellowstone – Grand Teton – Jackson Hole

An exquisite mountain landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above the Jackson Hole valley, Grand Teton National Park is located just south of Yellowstone. Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes and alpine terrain, the Teton Range dominates the park’s skyline and stands as a monument to the people who fought to protect it. A stop will be made at the Snake River Overlook, a location made famous by Ansel Adams, where views of the Snake River flowing along the mountains puts the size of the Tetons into perspective. Continue to Jackson Hole, an area encompassed on all sides by mountain barriers.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Jackson Hole – Salt Lake City

Day 7

Jackson Hole – Salt Lake City

Today’s journey takes you through scenic Southern Idaho to Salt Lake City, the Mormon state of Utah’s capital & most populous city. Upon arrival, enjoy views of the State Capitol Building & downtown’s historic Temple Square, home to the 6-spired Salt Lake Temple & domed Tabernacle of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, prior to arriving at your hotel. This evening we recommend dining at The Roof Restaurant (optional). The Roof offers an extravagant buffet & inspiring views of the Salt Lake Valley & Temple Square.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Salt Lake City – Arches National Park – Moab

Day 8

Salt Lake City – Arches National Park – Moab

Heading south this morning you’ll pass through Provo, home to Brigham Young University, en route to one of Utah’s Mighty 5, Arches National Park. Once in the park you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landform and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Moab

Day 9

Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Moab

Today we visit Canyonlands National Park, we invite you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons & fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River & its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, & the rivers themselves. We will visit some of the most scenic spots in the Island in the Sky mesa that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Return to the hotel in late afternoon.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Moab – Canyon De Chelly – Chinle

Day 10

Moab – Canyon De Chelly – Chinle

Crossing into Arizona where traces of a  rich history, miles of cacti in every size, shape and style, and natural wonders mark the awesome terrain, you’ll make your way to Chinle, gateway to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Located entirely on Navajo tribal lands and known for its steep canyon walls dotted with hundreds of ancient pueblo ruins. Here, distinctive architecture, artifacts and picturesque vistas of rocky outcroppings are all remarkably preserved, providing a peek into the lives of the canyon’s earliest inhabitants.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Chinle – Gallup – Albuquerque

Day 11

Chinle – Gallup – Albuquerque

Leaving Chinle, today’s journey takes you through the Navajo Reservation and dramatic lands of western New Mexico to Gallup. Having barely changed since Route 66’s heyday, Gallup serves up a slice of Americana rarely seen nowadays along with one of the best strips of neon signs you’ll see anywhere on the old route. Stroll the Plaza, dine at one of the many restaurants, shop for unique gifts from the Southwest in one the stores or galleries.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Albuquerque – Santa Fe

Day 12

Albuquerque – Santa Fe

This morning, venture onto the Turquoise Trail, the National Scenic Byway linking Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Named for the rich turquoise deposits found throughout the area, & offering views of the Sandia Mountains & Cibola National Forest. Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest capital city, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, set against a back drop of landscape that inspired its own Georgia O’Keeffe’s startlingly colorful paintings, this is a paradise for history buffs and cultural explorers. Ample leisure time this afternoon provides the perfect opportunity to explore world-renowned art galleries.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Santa Fe – Taos – Garden Of The Gods – Colorado Springs

Day 13

Santa Fe – Taos – Garden Of The Gods – Colorado Springs

Travel from Santa Fe to Taos where you’ll follow alongside the Rio Grande as it winds its way through canyons & red-rock cliffs before rising to a spectacular view of the river gorge & rich landscape of Taos valley. Visit the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO & a National Historic Landmark, Taos Pueblo, whose multi-story adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over a 1,000 years. Heading north from Taos back into Colorado; you’ll discover the scenic beauty & favorable climate that has lured visitors to Colorado Springs for years. Stop at Garden of the Gods, where you’ll delight in one of the most photographed landscapes. Imagine dramatic views of the foothills & 300 foot towering red sandstone rock formations set against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak & brilliant blue skies.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Colorado Springs – Denver

Day 14

Colorado Springs – Denver

Returning to Denver you will have ample free time to explore more of the city’s must-sees, including the U.S. Mint, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Larimer Square, City Park, Denver’s largest park offering stunning mountain views, and much more. Tour ends upon arrival at Denver International Airport.

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DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
MAY 13 2057
JUNE 17 2165
JULY 15 2165
AUG 19 2165
SEP 2, 9 2057

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers
- Visit to historic Fort Laramie, a military outpost from the days of the Oregon Trail Migration
- Visit Buffalo Bill Historic Center; 5 museums dedicated to the life of the American West & Plains Indians
- Tour Yellowstone National Park and witness the eruptions of geysers
- Tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City
- Marvel at the majestic beauty of Mt. Rushmore
- See the world’s largest steam locomotive (weather permitting)

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Denver Holiday Inn Cherry Creek
2 Cheyenne Holiday Inn Cheyenne
3 Rapid City First Gold
4 Cody Buffalo Bill Village
5 Yellowstone National Park Gray Wolf Inn / Brandin Iron Inn
6 Jackson Hole The Virginian Lodge / The 49'er Inn and Suites 
7 Salt Lake City Little America Hotel
8-9 Moab Moab Valley Inn
10 Chinle Holiday Inn Canyon De Chelly
11 Albuquerque Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
12 Santa Fe Courtyard Santa Fe
13 Colorado Springs Hyatt Place Colorodo Springs/Garden of the Gods

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Denver, Holiday Inn Cherry Creek
POST: Denver, Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- White water rafting
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route