Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
August 10 – 19, 2013
We are happy to bring you this opportunity to explore two of our nation’s most magnificent national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
The program includes sought-after accommodations in each destination: tranquil and scenic The Ranch at Ucross in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, inside-the-national-parks wilderness lodges in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and a stylishly grand hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City.
Guided sightseeing includes a scenic float trip on the Snake River, a pioneer lunch reflecting the realities of life on the Oregon trail in the 1850s, a fun evening of thrills – and potential spills – at the Cody Nite Rodeo, and a private lecture on the unique saline ecology of the Great Salt Lake Basin.
Day 1 – Arrive Rapid City; A transfer is included from the Rapid City Regional Airport to the Radisson Hotel Rapid City; welcome dinner
Day 2 – Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains for a stay at The Ranch at Ucross
Day 3 – Morning horseback ride; Enjoy the scenic splendors of the Bighorn National Forest and cattle lands of western Wyoming; Enjoy a performance at the Cody Nite Rodeo
Day 4 – Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming; Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Draper Museum of Natural History and the Plains Indian Museum; Arrive late afternoon in Yellowstone National Park
Day 5 – Spend the day exploring Yellowstone with accommodations at the Old Faithful Inn
Day 6 – Discover Grand Teton Nat’l Park; Spend two nights at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the heart of the park
Day 7 – Today is free to do as you wish in the Snake River / Tetons area
Day 8 – Travel southward through the southeastern corner of Idaho; Pioneer lunch at the National Oregon / California Trail Center; View the Great Salt Lake then onto Salt Lake City, surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains. Evening lecture about the ecology of the Great Salt Lake Basin with a local expert
Day 9 – Salt Lake City sightseeing includes the city’s interesting downtown architecture; Travel to one of ten 2002 Winter Olympics venues; join us tonight for a farewell reception and dinner
Day 10 – Journey Home; A transfer is included from The Grand America Hotel to the airport
Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.