Spirit of the American West
Follow in the pioneer spirit of the wild frontier with a guided tour of the American West. Your escorted tour through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming’s American West starts in the “Mile High City” of Denver to see its historic sites at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Buffalo Bill’s Grave & Museum. Head north to spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park to explore the alpine vistas from Trail Ridge Road over the Continental Divide. Stay overnight in the old-world charm of Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel—inspiration for Stephen King’s thriller, The Shining. Continue to the black hills of South Dakota to see the spectacular monument to four U.S. presidents, carved into historic Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
You’ll be introduced to the rich history of Native American tribes, including the Lakota people, as you travel through the Badlands of South Dakota to Custer State Park, and the Chief Crazy Horse Memorial. Visit the Wild West town of Deadwood—known as a lawless frontier town of the legendary Gold Rush days. Your escorted vacation through the American West explores South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado—where legends were made in fur trading, cattle ranching, cowboys, rodeos, railroads, and magnificent wildlife of the western plains and mountain peaks of the United States.
DENVER Sightseeing including Red Rocks Amphitheater; Buffalo Bill Grave & Museum; [LF] dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing ESTES PARK Orientation tour MOUNT RUSHMORE Visit Mount Rushmore National MemorialPINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION Sightseeing with Local Guide; [LF] visit the Red Cloud Indian School & Heritage CenterBADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing CUSTER STATE PARK Buffalo safari CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL SightseeingDEADWOOD Sightseeing with a Local Guide FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Sightseeing MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST Scenic drive STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Sightseeing; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Steamboat Springs
Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 20 & September 27 (if Mother Nature permits).The Snowy Range Scenic Byway route is subject to favorable road and weather conditions.The Jackpot Pro Rodeo operates Friday and Saturdays from mid-June through mid-August.Maximum elevation on tour: 12,183 ft.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels