Antarctica & Arctic
From the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming to the deserts Utah and New Mexico, this roadtrip showcases the best of the American West.
Destinations > Rocky Mountains > American Grandeurs
14 nights accommodation, 14 days car rental, maps, driving directions and information package.
Daily, Apr - Oct '19
Visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world, spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, explore Bryce Canyon and the stunning deep blue of Lake Powell, and marvel and the mountainous terrain of Colorado on this tailor-made, self-drive journey
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Dinosaur National Monument, the world's most productive dinosaur fossil quarry
Explore the arts mecca of Santa Fe
Wildlife spotting in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
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Discover all this mountain city offers
Explore Rocky Mountain National Park before crossing the Continental Divide and continuing to the quaint ski resort of Steamboat Springs.
Enter Dinosaur National Monument at the Colorado/Utah border where you can visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world. Continue on to explore the Flaming Gorge and Red Canyon.
Depart Rock Springs and travel along the Wind River Gorge. Enjoy exploring the rustic Old West with a walk around the old-fashioned town square of Jackson.
Explore Grand Teton National Park as you travel towards Yellowstone. Yellowstone’s wildlife roams the park freely, so prepare yourself for bison, deer, elk, moose and possibly a bear.
Travel to Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, where you can visit the famed Temple and the Tabernacle.
Cross the Wasatch Mountain Range to reach the natural wonders of southern Utah.
Today you’ll have a full day to explore Bryce Canyon. Alternatively, it is just a short drive to Zion National Park and some of the world’s most incredible sandstone formations formed millions of years ago by the powerful hand of nature.
Head east to Page where the red desert meets deep blue Lake Powell.
Leave early to explore the Navajo Indian Reservation and the Trading Post of Cameron and drive through the Painted Desert to beautiful Monument Valley’s red sandstone spires and monoliths.
The ruins of Mesa Verde, established to ‘preserve the works of man’, were the first national park of its kind. Continue to the charming old gold-mining town of Durango.
Enjoy magnificent scenery this morning while strolling along Durango’s Main Street lined with south western boutiques. Depart Durango and pass Pagosa Springs en route to the state of New Mexico, the ‘Land of Enchantment’.
This morning explore the remarkable Taos Indian Pueblo, a virtually unchanged village inhabited for over 800 years by as many as 1400 Taos Indians. In the afternoon, drive south to visit Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. Enjoy the unique atmosphere which has made Santa Fe a mecca for artists.
The mountainous terrain of Colorado will surround you, providing panoramic scenery en route to Denver. Visit historic Larimer Square in downtown Denver before proceeding to your hotel.
Check out and return your rental car to complete your journey.
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