The Classic Lodges & Parks of the West (AY)

11 Day Tour from Rapid City to Salt Lake City

 2020 Tour Details »2021 Tour Details

You won’t need to summon Mr. Sandman on this tour through the American West. This national parks vacation is what dreams are made of. With overnight stays in the West’s legendary lodges, you’ll saw logs within the forested wonder of the nation’s most alluring landscapes. Enjoy two nights within the timber and stone beauty of the State Game Lodge at Custer State Park, two nights under the roofs of the cozy lodges of Yellowstone National Park, and two nights swathed in the rugged elegance of Jackson Rustic Inn Creekside Resort. Additional dream sights through South Dakota and Wyoming include Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Grand Teton National Park. After visiting the Old West towns of Deadwood and Cody – and spotting the buffalo, moose, elk, and other area locals – you’ll have no reason to count sheep on this classic lodges and national parks tour.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

RAPID CITY
Orientation TOUR

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic drive

CUSTER STATE PARK
[LF] Buffalo safari & chuckwagon cookout

HOT SPRINGS
[LF] Mammoth site

MOUNT RUSHMORE
Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial

DEADWOOD
Sightseeing

U-CROSS

[LF] Enjoy lunch at a Western ranch

CODY
Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the West

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Stay two nights inside the park; sightseeing

JACKSON
Grand Teton National Park sightseeing

SALT LAKE CITY
Farewell dinner

Notes:

Routes and areas visited in Yellowstone are subject to weather and/or road conditions.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN RAPID CITY Welcome to Rapid City! At 6:30 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

RAPID CITY–BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK–CUSTER STATE PARK RAPID CITY Orientation tour.
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park.
CUSTER STATE PARK [LF] Buffalo Safari and Chuckwagon Cookout.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

CUSTER STATE PARK. EXCURSION TO HOT SPRINGS & CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL HOT SPRINGS Guided visit to the [LF] Mammoth Site and Museum.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Visit the monument and museum.
CUSTER STATE PARK Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

CUSTER STATE PARK–MOUNT RUSHMORE–DEADWOOD–SPEARFISH CANYON MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL Visit the memorial.
DEADWOOD Tour with a Local Guide. Scenic drive to Spearfish Canyon.
SPEARFISH CANYON Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

SPEARFISH CANYON–U-CROSS RANCH–CODY U-CROSS [LF] Western Ranch lunch. Free time this afternoon before a scenic drive across the Bighorn Mountains through Shell Creek Canyon to Cody.
CODY Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 6

CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK CODY Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of The West before driving to Yellowstone National Park.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park includes stops at Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pots, and more.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing.
JACKSON Sightseeing followed by free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

JACKSON JACKSON Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jackson with a visit and lunch at the National Wildlife Museum of Art. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 10

JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY JACKSON Farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 11

SALT LAKE CITY Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast 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.

STEVE OSTEN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"My interest in the national parks began as a child on summer vacations in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In college, I studied Botany, Ichthyology, Mammology, and Ornithology, and I began working in Yellowstone as a summer seasonal guide 25 years ago. I have also worked in Sequoia, the Everglades, and Alaska as a naturalist guide. Whether it's beachcombing in Florida, birding in the Everglades, or hiking in the Tetons, as long as I'm in nature, I'm where I want to be."

Tour Director - STEVE OSTEN

 Accommodations

CODY

HOLIDAY INN BUFFALO BILL VILLAGE - CODY

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

CUSTER STATE PARK

STATE GAME LODGE AT CUSTER STATE PARK

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

JACKSON

RUSTIC INN AT JACKSON HOLE CREEKSIDE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

RAPID CITY

THE RUSHMORE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SALT LAKE CITY

RADISSON HOTEL DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SPEARFISH

SPEARFISH CANYON LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

CANYON LODGE - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Hotel as shown or similar
National Park
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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