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Northwest National Parks Road Trip

Reconnect with nature on a 14-day tour that brings you through the best national parks in America's northwest. There's an incredible diversity in wildlife and scenery here and you'll get to witness how landscapes change from rocky canyons to colourful geysers in Yellowstone (the world's first national park), and icy formations in Glacier National Park. With your accommodations, transportation, and park fees covered, you can simply focus on soaking in the scenery around you and snapping envy-inducing photos along the way.

North America
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUVS/224042
  • Starts: Las Vegas, United States
  • Finishes: Seattle, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Las Vegas
  • Zion National Park
  • Moab
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir
  • Jackson
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Bozeman
  • Glacier National Park
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Seattle

Itinerary

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Day 1: Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Las Vegas/Zion National Park

Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails.
Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.

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Day 3: Bryce Canyon NP/Moab

Rise early to explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 thru Grand Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park en route to Moab.

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Day 4: Moab

Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park before free time for optional activities. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles.

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Day 5: Moab/Glenwood Springs

Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world's largest hot springs pool.

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Day 6: Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Continue on to the Utah-Wyoming border and stop at Flaming Gorge for the evening. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don't forget your camera!

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Day 7: Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson

Travel to Jackson Hole, and choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free afternoon. Tonight, opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing.
In the afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square's elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar.

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Day 8: Jackson/Yellowstone National Park

Cross the Continental Divide to Yellowstone National Park, stopping to visit Grand Teton National Park en route. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive.
Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings.

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Day 9: Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world's largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake.

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Day 10: Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.

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Day 11: Bozeman/Glacier National Park

Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.

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Day 12: Glacier National Park

Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.

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Day 13: Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene

Continue west to beautiful Coeur D'Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

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Day 14: Coeur d'Alene/Seattle

Travel through the state of Washington to Seattle. Trip ends on arrival to Seattle.
There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend booking post trip accommodation to spend extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Zion National Park visit
    • Bryce Canyon National Park visit
    • Arches National Park visit
    • Grand Teton National Park visit
    • Yellowstone National Park visit
    • Glacier National Park visit
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • See Bryce Canyon's famous hoodoo rock formations
  • Hike past towering canyon walls in Zion National Park
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park
  • Opt to hike or drive to Glacier National Park's Continental Divide
  • Visit Seattle's famous Pike Place Market for today's catch