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MULTI-CENTRE FLY-DRIVE EXPERIENCE
WILD WEST WAYFARER
Badlands Salt Lake Colorado
Denver Cheyenne Nat. Park Rapid City Cody Jackson City Moab Durango Springs Denver
102 miles 275 miles
NUMBER OF DAYS
16 DAYS
DAY 1: DENVER, COLORADO
62 miles
389 miles
177 miles 280 miles
PRICES FROM
234 miles
194 miles 309 miles 85 miles
YOUR ITINERARY INCLUDES
FREE airport to hotel transfer on arrival FREE car satellite navigation FREE tank of fuel
FREE personalised roadbook
DAY 12: MOAB
A full day will allow you to explore Canyonlands National Park, with its colourful canyons, mesas and buttes, before returning to Mesa, white water rafting capital of the world.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Greenwell Inn
DAY 13: MOAB – MESA VERDE –
DURANGO, COLORADO
(194 miles)
Today’s drive will take you through the ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park - a UNESCO Heritage Site - exhibiting ancient Native American culture, archaeological sites and petroglyph rock carvings.
Hotel: Durango Downtown Inn
DAY 14: DURANGO/SILVERTON
Head for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which trundles through the stunning San Juan National Forest.
Hotel: Durango Downtown Inn
DAY 15: DURANGO – COLORADO SPRINGS
(309 miles)
Stop at Great Sand Dunes National Park, known for its huge towering dunes, before travelling on to Colorado Springs, where you should witness 300 million years of geological history at the Garden of the Gods.
Hotel: Cheyenne Mountain Resort
DAY 16: COLORADO SPRINGS – DENVER
(85 miles)
Before leaving Colorado Springs, it’s worth visiting the US Air Force Academy, so you may consider staying an extra night in Denver before returning home or continuing with your travel arrangements.
Make your own way to your downtown Denver hotel and having checked in, spend the rest of the day exploring Colorado’s capital city.
Hotel: DoubleTree Denver
DAY 2: DENVER
A full day at leisure in Denver, where walking is easy to sights such as the State Capitol Building and Red Rock Amphitheatre, as well as the shops and restaurants of 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. Hotel: DoubleTree Denver
DAY 3: DENVER – CHEYENNE
(102 miles)
Cross the border into Wyoming and head for the state capital of Cheyenne, considered the nation's railroad capital and well-known for its rodeos.
Visit ‘Big Boy’ the world's largest steam locomotive. Hotel: Historic Plains Hotel
DAY 4: CHEYENNE – BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA
(275 miles)
Head towards the dramatic landscape of Badlands National Park, whose striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Keep an eye out for bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs running wild.
Hotel: Cedar Pass Lodge
DAY 5: BADLANDS – RAPID CITY
(62 miles)
Today, visit the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, where 60-feet high granite faces depict four past US Presidents.
Hotel: Howard Johnson Rapid City
DAY 6: RAPID CITY – CODY, WYOMING
(389 miles)
Cody is known as the rodeo capital of the world, so you should try to take in one of the shows,
or visit the five museums of ‘Buffalo Bill Center of the West’ for a true cowboy experience.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Cody at Buffalo Bill Village
15 nights / 16 days – from £1797pp
Based on 2 people travelling
Price includes return flights from London
Hotel accommodation as stated
Compact sized car rental – Inclusive car rental insurance
DAY 7: CODY/YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Drive out to Yellowstone, containing more than two million crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls, panoramic views and steaming geysers, headed up by ‘Old Faithful’.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Cody at Buffalo Bill Village
DAY 8: CODY – JACKSON
(177 miles)
Before leaving Yellowstone, you might wish to take a guided tour, go buffalo spotting or even partake in a spot of white water rafting. Then it’s off to Jackson, famed for its winter sports.
Hotel: Spring Creek Ranch
DAY 9: JACKSON/GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
With over 200 miles of trails, Snake River float trips and the serenity of the pristine lakes and alpine terrain, Grand Teton is a favourite holiday spot for Americans.
Hotel: Spring Creek Ranch
DAY 10: JACKSON – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (280 miles)
On arrival into Utah’s capital city, explore Temple Square, with almost 20 attractions relating to the Mormon church, these including Salt Lake Temple and the Mormon Tabernacle.
Hotel: Crystal Inn
DAY 11: SALT LAKE CITY – MOAB
(234 miles)
Allow plenty of time to stop at one of Utah’s most visited National Parks, Arches, with more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches towering over the desert landscape.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Greenwell Inn
Ref: 257282
usairtours.co.uk/nationalparks
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