America's National Parks with Denver (ANQ)

11 Day Tour from Denver to Salt Lake City

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Experience the wonders of the West through its best-known national parks and gold-mining towns on this colorful vacation. If you’re interested in seeing stunning scenery and amazing wildlife, this National Parks tour is for you. Stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful as it explodes into the air and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Similarly, in Grand Teton National Park, enjoy beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and the rugged mountains—a dramatic sight indeed. Get back to nature and allow a sense of peace to envelope you as you take in the scenery.

Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. Presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including Rocky Mountain goat, mule deer, and bison. Also visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honor of the Sioux Indian chief, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, commemorating the famous battle where Custer was defeated by the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. Drive through Black Hills National Forest with its timbered mountains, rugged rock formations, canyons, grasslands, streams, and lakes.

On this National parks tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Visit Tatanka to learn “The Story of the Bison” and to learn about the Lakota people. Globus has also arranged a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show in Jackson. All of this and more—including time in Denver and Jackson—await you on this marvelous vacation through some of the West’s national parks.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

RAPID CITY
Orientation
MOUNT RUSHMORE
Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST
Scenic drive
DEADWOOD
Sightseeing tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit Tatanka
LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD
Sightseeing; visit museum
CODY
Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the West
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Stay two nights inside the park; sightseeing
JACKSON
Grand Teton National Park; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite chuckwagon cookout
SALT LAKE CITY
Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner at Temple Square

NOTE:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the West on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 10-September 25 (if Mother Nature permits).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Yellowstone National Park

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Denver

Welcome to Denver. Explore the “Mile High City” on your own this evening.

Day 2 Denver–Rapid City

Meet your Tour Director this morning and head north to Wyoming, then continue into the Black Hills. At 6pm, join your travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 3 Rapid City. Excursion to Crazy Horse & Mount Rushmore

After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Afterward, explore National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which features the monumental likenesses of four U.S. presidents-Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views, or visit the Information Center.

Breakfast

Day 4 Rapid City–Deadwood–Sheridan

This morning, enjoy a drive through BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST and experience the area’s colorful history on a guided tour of DEADWOOD, once a wild gold-mining town, and hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Afterward, visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TATANKA to learn “The Story of the Bison” and experience the richness of the Lakota people, a Plains Indian buffalo culture. Then, continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 5 Sheridan–Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument–Cody

Journey this morning into southern Montana to visit National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT, the site commemorating one of America’s most famous battles. Tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated by approximately 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and visit the museum. Afterward, continue your scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains, arriving in Buffalo Bill’s Cody, with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.

Breakfast

Day 6 Cody–Yellowstone National Park

This morning, visit the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, a fine museum of historic weapons and Western art. Then, continue through Shoshone National Forest to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forest. Enjoy several photo stops along the way to your hotel, including world-famous Old Faithful Geyser.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Enjoy a 2-night stay inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

NOTE:
The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 7 Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pots to see the bubbling mud. Continue on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the spectacular Lower Falls—almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk through steaming limestone terraces.

Breakfast

Day 8 Yellowstone National Park–Grand Teton National Park–Jackson

Journey south this morning into breathtaking National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. Visit beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore before arriving in the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagon into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BAR T-5 CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT and Wild West show. Feast on slow-cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 9 Jackson

Full day at leisure to enjoy this spectacular playground. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River or stroll along the downtown boardwalks and enjoy a drink at one of the swing-door saloons.

Breakfast

Day 10 Jackson–Salt Lake City

Today’s journey continues alongside some of Wyoming’s most beautiful mountain ranges into Utah, home to five national parks. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Brigham Young in 1847. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city and its historic monuments. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at Temple Square.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 11 Salt Lake City

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules. Transfers are provided to Salt Lake City International Airport.

Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARY SYRDAHL

Years of Experience: 10

Throughout my life I've been fortunate to have lived on four continents and seen such amazing places in other many other countries. However, I have also seen incredible places and things in my own country. For example, America's national parks make this country so special. Each is beautiful in its own distinct way! I consider it a privilege to now be able to share them with my guests.

 Accommodations

Denver
Rapid City
Sheridan
Cody
Yellowstone National Park
Jackson
Salt Lake City

Denver

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown

Moderate First-Class

1400 Welton St.
Denver, CO United States

Free Wifi

Enjoy the modern surroundings of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Denver hotel with convenient and comforting amenities. Great technology keeps you connected, entertained, and relaxed - take advantage of the complimentary WiFi, spacious work desk, 32-inch HD TV, and adjustable Garden Sleep System® bed. Wake up weekday mornings to a complimentary newspaper and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Comfort and convenience meet on this downtown corner of Denver at the perfectly placed and modern Hilton Garden Inn.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Rapid City

The Rushmore Hotel

445 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD United States

The Adoba Hotel Rapid City is a great place to rest after spending a busy day in Rapid City exploring everything the city offers. The Adoba is an eco-friendly hotel representing sustainability in South Dakota. The rooms have a fun decor showcasing the beauty and flavor of South Dakota.

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Sheridan

Best Western Sheridan Center

612 N. Main Street
Sheridan, WY United States

The hotel is located at the base of the astonishing Big Horn Mountain Range in historic downtown Sheridan. It is convenient to many local area attractions as well as shopping and dining. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, hot tub, guest laundry, business center, and high-speed Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail

Cody

Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village - Cody

1701 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY United States

Located downtown, the Holiday Inn Cody is minutes away from local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a gift shop, and 189 guestrooms.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone

Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs Village
Yellowstone National Park, WY United States

On the historic site of Fort Yellowstone, this traditional hotel is nestled in the trees alongside the mountains. The features of this hotel include high ceilings, pine wood accents, and 211 cozy guestrooms. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of simliliar category will be secured.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Climate Control
  • Daily Housekeeping

Jackson

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside

475 North Cache Street
Jackson, WY United States

The Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accomodations and luxury log cabins.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail

Salt Lake City

Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City

215 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT United States

The Radisson is located in downtown Salt Lake City near ample shopping, dining, and attractions. The hotel has concierge service, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, business center, restaurant, lounge, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries

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