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Gold Rush Pioneer

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Highlights
Discover some of America's finest national parks, admire the spectacular scenery, retrace the incredible history and be awed by nature. Start in Denver, the Mile High City for the start of your fly drive trail. First stop is Cheyenne, passing Rocky Mountain National Park. Travel onto Mount Rushmore to see the 4 former president's heads that are sculpted into granite rock. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills, held sacred by the Sioux Nation before going onto Bighorn National Forest where Buffalo Bill once lived and then the famous Yellowstone National Park to see Old Faithful the best known of the park's geysers. Next is Jackson Hotel & Grand Teton National Park before ending your journey in Salt Lake City at the Great Salt Lake.

Denver to Salt Lake City - 12D/11N

Day 1: Denver CO - Arrival.

Vehicle pick-up at the airport. Take a first look at Denver and settle in at the Red Lion Denver Southwest in Denver or Similar.
Overnight in Denver 1 Night.

Day 2: Denver, CO – Cheyenne, WY – (180km)
Tour Denver to discover the Mile-High city from its beginnings as a Gold Rush City, Denver is now the capital of Colorado. Drive to Cheyenne passing the Rocky Mountain National Park. You will discover the majestic scenery of the valley and mountains with over 60 peaks. Arrive in Cheyenne, Named after the Native American nation.
Overnight in the Holiday Inn Cheyenne I-80 or Similar for 1 Night.

Day 3: Cheyenne, WY – Rapid City, SD – (465km)
This morning head to Fort Laramie, a national historic site. It was a 19th century trading post for furs, then an Army fort and a convenient stopping point on the Oregon Trail to the West Coast. Then see Mount Rushmore where the heads of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and T. Roosevelt are sculpted in the granite rock before arriving in Rapid City for the night. Settle in your hotel Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Mount Rushmore or Similar.
Overnight for 1 Night.

Day 4: Rapid City, SD – Sheridan, WY - (400Km)
Leave this morning for Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills, the world’s largest mountain carving still in progress on land considered to be sacred b the Sioux Nation. Once finished, the head of the Crazy Horse statue will be 87ft high, larger than the heads of the four U.S. Presidents at Mount Rushmore, each 60ft high. Drive then to Badlands National Park with its rich fossil beds and acres of sharply eroded pinnacles and spires. Bison and bighorn sheep roam one of the largest prairies in the United States. Stop to admire the scenery. Overnight at Best Western Sheridan Centre in Sheridan.
Overnight for 1 Night.

Day 5: Sheridan, WY – Cody, WY (375km)
Morning drive through Bighorn National Forest in the Black Hills with its pine, spruce and fir trees. Continue to Cody, where Buffalo Bill once lived. On summer nights, the city hosts classic western rodeos which are open to the public. Overnight at Buffalo Bill Cabin Village.
Overnight for 1 Night.

Day 6: Cody, WY – West Yellowstone, MT - (282Km)
Leave Cody and start your visit to Yellowstone National Park. This park will appeal to lovers of wildlife as spectators have the opportunity to see grizzly bears, buffalo, deer, elk and longhorn sheep. Explore the eastern side of the park before reaching West Yellowstone. Settle in the Gray Wolf Inn at West Yellowstone for 2 nights.
Overnight for 2 Nights.

Day 7: West Yellowstone, MT
Day in Yellowstone National Park used in the past by many groups of Native Americans. You will succumb to the beauty of the splendid waterfalls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. On your tour through the park, you may see the eruption of Old Faithful, the best known of the parks 300 geysers, along with other geological marvels like Mammoth Hot Springs and Turquoise Pool.

Day 8: West Yellowstone, MT – Jackson Hotel, WY (204Km)
Spend the morning in Yellowstone and explore the Southern part of the park. In the afternoon, debark for the Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. Arrival in Jackson Hole, a typical Western city with wood houses and cowboy bars. Overnight at the Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole for 2 Nights.
Overnight for 2 Nights.

Day 9: Jackson Hotel, WY
Spend the day exploring the Grand Teton National Park., Stop at Jenny Lake and the Chapel of the Transfiguration in the historic district. Enjoy a superb view of the Teton Range which rises abruptly to tower 7,000ft above the valley floor and frames a majestic landscape of lakes, glaciers and extensive forests.
Overnight at Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole.

Day 10: Jackson Hole, WY – Salt Lake City, UT (440Km)
Leave the park are and drive south to Salt Lake City, a city renowned for its picturesque landscape. Overnight at the Comfort Inn Downtown Salt Lake City for 2 Nights.
Overnight for 2 Nights.

Day 11: Salt Lake City, UT
Enjoy the day to explore Salt Lake City. Visit Temple Square and stop near the State Capitol, a Corinthian-style building and seat of the state of Utah’s federated government. Explore the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere.

Day 12: Departure
Time for last minute sightseeing and souvenir shopping before your return flight home. Return your vehicle to the airport depending on the time of your return flight.

**Please note there is a one-way drop off charge for the car hire payable locally and Resort Fee's per room per night in Las Vegas to be paid upon check-in.
*Prices Include: Flights from Dublin, Cork or Shannon with accommodation based on 2 sharing and fully inclusive car rental for duration.
Price also includes taxes and airline fuel surcharges. Hotels may be substituted for similar subject to availability. 4 star hotel packages also available upon request, please call (01) 2311 889 for more information.

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