American Parks Trail Escorted Tour

Grand Teton National Park • Yellowstone National Park • Black Hills of Dakota • Denver

Enjoy getting back to nature on a refreshing meander through America’s National Parks on this escorted tour.
Visit the breathtaking Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first National Park and known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. Yellowstone boasts the highest concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs, and steaming fumaroles in the world. Next stop is a visit to the UCross Ranch where you can spend your morning horseback riding with a rider guide, fishing or just relaxing in your beautiful surroundings.
Head on toward Devils Tower, an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the famous Black Hills of Dakota. This site is considered sacred to the Lakota and other Native American tribes that have a connection to the area.
Learn with a local expert about the Gold Rush on Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour in the town Wild West figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane called home – Deadwood. Enjoy an audience with Lakota tribe members who will share a narrative of the Great Sioux Nation.
From £3669pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Denver
  • 8 NIGHTS in selected tour hotels
  • 8 full breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board Wi-Fi and personal radio headsets
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • 2018 departure dates: May 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 28, 30 / June 1, 4, 6, 8, 15, 21, 22, 29 / July 13, 20 / August 10, 17, 22, 24, 27, 31 / Sep 3, 5, 7, 12, 14, 17, 26
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The Exciting Parts

  • Yellowstone National Park - Upper Geyser Basin boasts the highest concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs, and steaming fumaroles in the world
  • Cody - Explore the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West, known for its excellent Western art collection, firearms and natural history
  • UCross Ranch - Spend your morning with included horseback riding in your beautiful surroundings
  • Grand Teton National Park - Enjoy views at Jenny Lake
  • Black Hills of Dakota - Witness the enormous Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Your Adventure...

Arrive in Salt Lake City
Jackson & Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Geysers & Colourful Mudpots in Yellowstone
The UCross Ranch
Devils Tower & The Black Hills of Dakota
Custer & The Wild Wild West
The Mountain Monuments of The Black Hills of Dakota
Depart Rapid City or Denver
  • Day 1 Arrive in Salt Lake City

    Welcome to Salt Lake City, the capital and most populous city in Utah. On arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport, board your transfer to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine
    Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

  • Day 2 Jackson & Grand Teton National Park

    As you depart Salt Lake City, see the famous Temple Square and State Capitol Building before travelling north across the Oregon Trail to visit historic Jackson, where arches of elk antlers adorn the central square. Later, continue to Jackson Lake and the stunning peaks and glaciers of Grand Teton National Park.
    Hotel: Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park

  • Day 3 Yellowstone National Park

    The Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 feet (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. Stop to admire some of the incredible views at Jenny Lake. Then enter Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park and known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife.
    Hotel: National Park Lodges, Yellowstone

  • Day 4 Geysers & Colourful Mudpots in Yellowstone

    (Relaxed Start) Walk among the geysers and watch them erupt. Spend time with your Tour Director for an informative stroll through Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin. There is plenty of time to see the colourful bubbling mudpots and observe Old Faithful shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) in the air. See free-roaming deer, elk and bison in their natural habitat. Then experience the roar of the Lower Yellowstone Falls as they thunder down the steep canyon walls.
    Hotel: National Park Lodges, Yellowstone

  • Day 5 The UCross Ranch

    Depart Yellowstone National Park and travel through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to reach the Wild West town of Cody. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, built in honour of one of America's great Western legends. Head to Clearmont in Wyoming and after checking in to your hotel savour a ranch style Highlight Dinner with wine cooked by local ranch hosts.
    Hotel: The Ranch at UCross

  • Day 6 Devils Tower & The Black Hills of Dakota

    (Relaxed Start) Start your morning with horseback riding with a rider guide, fishing or just relaxing in your beautiful surroundings. Then, head toward Devils Tower, an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. This site is considered sacred to the Lakota and other Native American tribes that have a connection to the area. Then, travel to Spearfish Canyon, a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts where the breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon, albeit much closer together. Enjoy a rustic dinner at your lodge in the evening.
    Hotel: Spearfish Canyon Lodge.

  • Day 7 Custer & The Wild Wild West

    Keep a lookout for pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town. With a Local Expert, hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous during the gold rush of the 1870s. Later, hear stories told by Lakota tribe members as they share a live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife.
    Hotel: The State Game Lodge, Custer State Park

  • Day 8 The Mountain Monuments of The Black Hills of Dakota

    View the Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all Native Americans. Move on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt dominate the Black Hills. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, before a Celebration Dinner with wine.
    Hotel: The State Game Lodge, Custer State Park

  • Day 9 Depart Rapid City or Denver

    Those ending in Rapid City may depart at any time. Travel south from Custer State Park where your tour ends on arrival in Denver, with a transfer to Denver International Airport.

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