America's Greatest Treasure with Denver Start - 2022

Visiting: Denver Area, Denver Area–Cheyenne–Black Hills–Rapid City, Rapid City–Crazy Horse–Mount Rushmore–Deadwood, Deadwood–Cody, Cody–Yellowstone National Park–West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone–Grand Teton National Park–Jackson, Jackson, Jackson–Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Colorado


Tour Operator: Cosmos

Physical rating: Steady pace


Prices From:

Check Availability Ask A Question

Tour Overview

Go west for adventure and treasure on this affordable American vacation through Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah. From the “Mile High City” of Denver to the lofty peaks of the Grand Tetons, you’ll experience the Wild West with its stunning vistas and historic lore. Pass through the black hills of South Dakota where the legends of the frontier made their mark, and stand at the national monuments to presidents at Mount Rushmore, and to Native American legend, Chief Crazy Horse. Follow the trail of pioneers and history-makers to Wyoming—home of Buffalo Bill and the spectacular natural splendor of Yellowstone National Park. From Old Faithful and thundering waterfalls to the desert of the Great Salt Lake, your journey through the American West is a tale to be told for years to come.

Itinerary

Map Image
icon Day 1 Denver Area

Location: Denver Area

Welcome to Denver, the “Mile High City,” capital of Colorado and gateway to the Rocky Mountains. This evening is free to explore on your own.

icon Day 2 Denver Area–Cheyenne–Black Hills–Rapid City

Location: Denver Area–Cheyenne–Black Hills–Rapid City

Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne, capital of Wyoming. Then, on through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, immortalized in a famous song from the musical Calamity Jane, to the historic frontier town of Custer. Overnight in Rapid City.

icon Day 3 Rapid City–Crazy Horse–Mount Rushmore–Deadwood

Location: Rapid City–Crazy Horse–Mount Rushmore–Deadwood

Meals: Breakfast

Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills, through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the stunning granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight here, and discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.

icon Day 4 Deadwood–Cody

Location: Deadwood–Cody

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Drive past Sheridan and then ascend into the alpine region of the Bighorn Mountains, and site of the Battle of Tongue River. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

icon Day 5 Cody–Yellowstone National Park–West Yellowstone

Location: Cody–Yellowstone National Park–West Yellowstone

Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to Yellowstone National Park. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point for views of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Overnight in West Yellowstone. NOTES:Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favorable weather, gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.

icon Day 6 West Yellowstone. Day Excursion To Yellowstone National Park

Location: West Yellowstone. Day Excursion To Yellowstone National Park

Meals: Breakfast

Today, explore more of America’s first national park by returning to visit the geyser basins with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful. In addition to superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves and a photographer’s paradise.

icon Day 7 West Yellowstone–Grand Teton National Park–Jackson

Location: West Yellowstone–Grand Teton National Park–Jackson

Meals: Breakfast

Head south into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show. Travel by horse-drawn covered wagon into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner and entertainment before returning to Jackson.

icon Day 8 Jackson

Location: Jackson

Time to relax in Jackson or maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River. Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that passes nesting areas of bald eagles, ospreys and a plethora of other bird species and wildlife. The afternoon is free to explore the historic downtown area of Jackson.

icon Day 9 Jackson–Salt Lake City

Location: Jackson–Salt Lake City

Today, travel to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the beautiful downtown area.

icon Day 10 Salt Lake City

Location: Salt Lake City

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends this morning.

What's Included

  • icon
    Meals

    5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners

    icon
    Want to read it later?

    Download this tour’s PDF brochure and start tour planning offline

    Download

    Dates & Availability

    Select departure month
    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday May 12, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    24

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday May 19, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday Jun 16, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday Jul 14, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday Aug 18, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday Sep 08, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday Sep 15, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday Sep 22, 2022

    Nights

    9

    Available

    7

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    9Nights

    24Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, May 19, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, Jun 16, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, Jul 14, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, Aug 18, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, Sep 08, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, Sep 15, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available

    Instant Booking Available

    Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

    9Nights

    7Available