Parks & Canyons Spectacular with Denver (APQ)

15 Day Tour from Denver to Las Vegas

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Marvel at the West's premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation. Your National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas with overnights along the way in Rapid City, Sheridan, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon National Park.

In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honor the famous Sioux Indian leader; the incomparable Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town. Visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana and tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.

Get ready for stunning scenery in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Have your camera ready in Zion National Park, with its sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, cruise on Lake Powell and enjoy an overnight near the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you an amazing opportunity to see great views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. It's spectacular!

On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In the all-Western town of Jackson, travel via a horse-drawn covered wagon to a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show. In Deadwood, visit Tatanka to learn about the bison and the richness of the Lakota people.

This vacation through some of the West’s premier national parks offers all of this and more. Wait until you see the breathtaking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else!
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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 tour; visit the museum
CODY
Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the West
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Stay two nights inside the park; sightseeing
JACKSON
Grand Teton National Park tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite chuckwagon cookout
SALT LAKE CITY
Sightseeing tour
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour
LAKE POWELL
Cruise
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; overnight lodging near the rim
LAS VEGAS
Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner

NOTES:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the West on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 11-September 26 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 8 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Las Vegas

 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

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 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. 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 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 forests. Enjoy several photo stops on 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, the 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 among the 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 ending the day in the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagons 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 before dinner tonight at historic Temple Square.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 11 Salt Lake City–Bryce Canyon National Park

Today, travel through sagebrush landscape to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, a national park with a beauty all its own. Take a leisurely drive with photo stops to capture the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” The balance of the day is at leisure, and your overnight is at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 12 Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park– Lake Powell

Travel to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. Your sightseeing tour gives you the chance to experience the park up close and personal. Then, continue into Arizona and the town of Page, nestled on the shores of Lake Powell. Appreciate its majestic beauty on an afternoon CRUISE to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 13 Lake Powell–Painted Desert–Grand Canyon National Park

This morning, you may wish to join our optional flight over Monument Valley for a bird’s-eye view of the red sandstone monoliths, made famous by many Western movies and TV shows. Afterward, cross the Painted Desert with its ever-changing color scheme, and catch your first glimpse of the world-famous National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Afternoon arrival allows plenty of free time to explore the canyon rim on your own. Be sure to take an evening stroll to savor the magnificent sunset.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra by traveling with Globus.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 14 Grand Canyon National Park–Las Vegas

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Then, travel on part of legendary Route 66 to Las Vegas, one of America’s most famous cities. Enjoy a sightseeing tour while en route to your resort hotel, located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to all the mega-casinos and amusement parks. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 15 Las Vegas

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules. Transfers are provided to Las Vegas McCarran 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
Bryce Canyon National Park
Page
Grand Canyon National Park
Las Vegas

Denver

Sheraton Hotel Denver

Moderate Deluxe

1550 Court Place
Denver, CO United States

Free Wifi

Enjoy the Mile High city in style and discover an ideal combination of atmosphere, location, and amenities at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Surrounded in every aspect with sleek design, you can workout in the revolutionary health and fitness center or relax and socialize at the end of the day with cocktails at the posh outdoor rooftop deck pool. The hotel is positioned in the heart of downtown Denver, a city that's alive and buzzing with entertainment, great food, music, and with a gorgeous mountain backdrop.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

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

Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Inn - Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park, WY United States

The most popular of the lodges, Old Faithful Inn is a national historic landmark. This rustic style lodge, was first built in 1904 and offers rustic charm, complete with a large lobby fireplace and shingled exterior. The lodge offer a full service restaurant, cafeteria, deli, and lounge for dining as well as a gift store and an activities desk. Old Faithful Inn 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 similar category will be secured.

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk

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

Bryce Canyon National Park

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

30 N 100 E
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT United States

Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, this new hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, the finest amenities, and a complimentary hot breakfast. Each room has been designed with the necessary features that will keep you comfortable and relaxed. The Bryce Canyon Grand also offers an enclosed courtyard offering guest privacy for the pool, whirlpool, and patio areas. Enjoy Bryce Canyon's newest and most luxurious accommodations and amenities with the best in western hospitality.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Page

Lake Powell Resort

100 Lake Shore Dr.
Page, AZ United States

The Lake Powell Resort is located in Wahweap Marina, right in the heard of all your down lake activities and adventures. The hotel has two outdoor pools, hot tub, beach access, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, restaurant, lounge, coffee house, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Grand Canyon National Park

Maswik North - Grand Canyon National Park Lodge

Maswik North
Grand Canyon, AZ United States

The Maswik North Lodge features a cafeteria, sports bar, and general store. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; 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 similar category will be secured.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Las Vegas

Treasure Island

3300 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV United States

The hotel features an outdoor pool, hot tub, spa, fitness center, gift shops, beauty salon, business center, several restaurants, lounges, nightlife, and casino. Guestrooms are equipped with cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Shoe Shine
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

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

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