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15-Day Magnificent Eight Tour from Denver - Fully Guided Tour Code: 328-19397

From USD$3118
Jun 8, Jul 6, Sep 7
Denver, CO
Spanish; Italian
15 14
Visit Albuquerque, Arches National Park, Bighorn National Forest, Canyonland National Park, Cheyenne, Cody, Colorado Springs, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Denver, Devils Tower, Durango, Fort Laramie, Gallup, Grand Junction, Grand Teton National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Gunnison National Forest, Jackson Hole, Jackson Town, Mesa Verde National Park, Moab, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Ouray, Rocky Mountain National Park, Salt Lake City, Silverton, Taos, Yellowstone. Inclusions: Accommodation for 14 nights, including taxes (porterage not included), Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/Person)
    Single $4478
    Double $3118
    3rd Person
    Adult $1751
    Child
    (Age 8-16)
    $1751
    4th Person
    Adult $1957
    Child
    (Age 8-16)
    $1751
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Day 1: Denver

Independent transfer to the hotel Wingate by Wyndham Denver Airport.
  • Denver, CO

    Denver, CO
    This desert city lies at the foot of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The "Mile-High City" features attractions such as Red Rocks State Park, the Coors Brewery, and the famous 16th Street Mall. Come enjoy the beauty of the Southwest!
Standard Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Denver Airport

Day 2: Denver-Rocky Mountain National Park-Cheyenne (126 miles)

Board the motor coach to start the day with a short city tour of Denver including the State Capitol, 16th Street Mall, Denver Art Museum and Larimer Square. Upon leaving the city, head towards Rocky Mountain National Park to take in awe-inspiring vistas of the Rockies while climbing the “highway to the sky”, Trail Ridge Road, to an elevation of 12,000 ft / 3,650 m, making it the highest continuous paved highway in America. Continue to Cheyenne, capital of Wyoming and the embodiment of many iconic images of the Old West: cowboys, rodeos and railroads.
  • Denver, CO

    Denver, CO
    This desert city lies at the foot of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The "Mile-High City" features attractions such as Red Rocks State Park, the Coors Brewery, and the famous 16th Street Mall. Come enjoy the beauty of the Southwest!

    16th Street Mall

    The 16th Street Mall is the hub of downtown Denver, CO. In addition to a litany of shopping and dining options, many of Denver's most popular attractions are located in the area of the Mall, including Coors Field.

    State Capitol

    This impressive building in Denver, Colorado is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The neoclassical building is supposed to resemble the US Capitol.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

    Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
    The Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado covers over four hundred square miles of the country's largest mountain range. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to drive through Trail Ridge Road, which reaches over 12,000 feet at its highest crest.

    Trail Ridge Road

    Trail Ridge Road, a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 in Colorado, cuts through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, and at its highest points, reaches altitudes of over twelve thousand feet, providing exquisite views of the mountain landscapes.
  • Cheyenne, WY

    Cheyenne, WY
    The capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Wyoming. Cheyenne is the northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Urban Corrido.
Standard Hotel: Surestay Plus Hotel Cheyenne
Breakfast: Included

Day 3: Cheyenne-Fort Laramie-Crazy Horse-Mount Rushmore National Memorial-Deadwood (242 miles)

Depart Cheyenne to head north for a visit to Fort Laramie. After entering South Dakota, drive through the Black Hills to stop at Crazy Horse Memorial. From here, it is just a short drive to a smaller but therefore not lesser epic rock carving: Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Overnight stay in Deadwood.
  • Fort Laramie, WY

    Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.
  • Crazy Horse, SD

    Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.

    Crazy Horse Memorial

    Crazy Horse Memorial
    This in-construction monument to famous Native American war hero Crazy Horse is currently being carved into the side of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The completed sculpture would be the largest in the world.
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
    This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.
  • Deadwood, SD

    Deadwood is a small town in South Dakota, United States. It is named after the dead trees found in its gulch. Today it still carries the atmosphere of an Old Western town. It was the setting for an HBO television show of the same name.
Standard Hotel: Super 8 Deadwood
Breakfast: Included

Day 4: Deadwood-Devils Tower-Bighorn National Forest-Cody (374 miles)

Return to Wyoming to come to a stop at Devils Tower National Monument. Further west into Wyoming lies Bighorn National Forest. Once on the other side of the mountain range, continue to Cody.
  • Deadwood, SD

    Deadwood is a small town in South Dakota, United States. It is named after the dead trees found in its gulch. Today it still carries the atmosphere of an Old Western town. It was the setting for an HBO television show of the same name.
  • Devils Tower, WY

    The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

    Devils Tower National Monument

    Devils Tower National Monument
    This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
  • Bighorn National Forest, WY

    This forest in Wyoming covers 1.1 million acres of land. Within forest is the Cloud Peak Wilderness area, in which no motorized equipment is allowed. The only way to access that area is by foot or horseback.
  • Cody, WY

    Named for William Cody (AKA Buffalo Bill), who helped found the town, this small city in Wyoming lies to the east of Yellowstone National Park. Many parts of Cody still have the feel of the Old West.
Standard Hotel: Super 8 Cody
Breakfast: Included

Day 5: Cody-Yellowstone (75 miles)

Start the day with a visit of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a complex of five museums dedicated to the American West (admission included). Midmorning continue west to America's first national park: Yellowstone, where the rest of the day will be spent exploring this natural wonder.
  • Cody, WY

    Named for William Cody (AKA Buffalo Bill), who helped found the town, this small city in Wyoming lies to the east of Yellowstone National Park. Many parts of Cody still have the feel of the Old West.

    Buffalo Bill Museum

    This museum celebrates the life and career of Buffalo Bill Cody, famous for his Wild West shows that helped popularize the modern image of cowboy culture. Bill's grave site is also on the premises.
  • Yellowstone, WY

    Yellowstone, WY
    Largest, oldest and most famous national park - a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls
Standard Hotel: Crosswinds Inn or Brandin Iron Inn
Breakfast: Included

Day 6: Yellowstone-Grand Teton National Park-Jackson Hole-Jackson Town

Early morning departure for a visit to Grand Teton National Park. Continue to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a picturesque valley between the Grand Teton and Gross Ventre mountain ranges. Spend the night in Jackson.
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY

    Grand Teton National Park, WY
    Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.
  • Jackson Hole, WY

    Jackson Hole, WY
    Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.
  • Jackson Town, WY

    Jackson Town, which is the only way to and from Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The frequent shuttles of cowboys slowly made this prosperous place.
Standard Hotel: 49er Inn and Suites or Mountain Modern
Breakfast: Included

Day 7: Jackson Hole-Salt Lake City (279 miles)

Continue south through Idaho and Utah to arrive on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. Afterwards proceed to Salt Lake City for an overnight stop.
  • Salt Lake City, UT

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

    Antelope Island

    This island lies in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, and is near Salt Lake City. The entirety of the island is a Utah state park to protect the local wildlife, which includes bison.
Standard Hotel: Crystal Inn and Suites
Breakfast: Included

Day 8: Salt Lake City-Canyonland National Park-Moab (224 miles)

Morning orientation tour of Salt Lake City including the State Capitol building, the famed Temple Square and Tabernacle. Upon conclusion of the tour, depart in a southern direction to one of Utah’s natural wonders: Canyonlands National Park, which preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado river and its tributaries.
  • Salt Lake City, UT

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

    Utah State Capitol (Outside Visit)

    Utah State Capitol
    The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.

    Temple Square

    Temple Square
    Approximately ten acres in size, Temple Square is the center of religious activity for the Church of Latter Day Saints, housing the Temple and Tabernacle that are central to the religion.
  • Canyonland National Park, UT

    Canyonlands National Park is known for its dramatic desert landscape carved by the Colorado River. Island in the Sky is a huge, flat-topped mesa with panoramic overlooks. Whitewater rapids flow through Cataract Canyon.
  • Moab, UT

    Moab is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, in the western United States. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Standard Hotel: Big Horn Lodge or Aarchway Inn
Breakfast: Included

Day 9: Moab-Arches National Park-Grand Junction-Montrose (215 miles)

It is just a very short drive from Moab to yet another magnificent National Park: Arches, a symphony of colors and shapes, created by the forces of nature. Afterwards, head west to return to Colorado for a visit of Colorado National Monument, which preserves one of the grandest landscapes of the American West. Experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of 23-mile-long Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. Overnight stay in the town of Montrose.
  • Arches National Park, UT

    Arches National Park, UT
    Arches National Park is home to the breathtaking scenery of natural stone arches, like the Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace. It is close to Moab and Canyonlands National Park.

    Duration: 1-2 Hours

  • Grand Junction, CO

    A home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States.

    Colorado National Monument

    The Colorado National Monument is a park full of deep valleys and red-walled canyons, once thought to be impassable to humans. The park is full of vast open spaces, highlighting the immense size of the wilderness in the western U.S.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm

Standard Hotel: Super 8 or Hampton Inn Montrose
Breakfast: Included

Day 10: Montrose-Gunnison National Forest-Ouray-Silverton-Durango-Cortez (2055 miles)

Visit of nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Next, ride along the famous "Million Dollar Highway," stop along the way in the must-see town of Ouray. In early afternoon, arrive in the mining town of Silverton to board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Durango. Take a trip back in time as this coal-fired, steam-powered train chugs along rails that were originally laid at the end of the 19th century, winding through a wilderness inaccessible by car. In Durango, board the coach again for the final stretch to Cortez for an overnight stay.
  • Gunnison National Forest, CO

    A U.S. National Forest covering 1,672,136 acres. The forest was created by Theodore Roosevelt on June 13, 1905 as the Cochetopa Forest Reserve, and named after explorer John W. Gunnison.

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Beautiful Black Canyon in western Colorado is a natural wonder. Black Canyon has been carved by the Gunnison River into one of the steepest canyons in North America. The breathtaking scenery includes the Painted Wall, Colorado's steepest cliff.
  • Ouray, CO

  • Silverton, OR

    Silverton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. It is situated along the 45th parallel about 12 miles northeast of Salem, in the eastern margins of the broad alluvial plain of the Willamette Valley.
  • Durango, CO

    The county seat and the most populous municipality of La Plata County, Colorado, United States. It is home to Fort Lewis College.

    Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    This National and Civil Engineering Historic Landmark is a narrow-gauge heritage railroad and museum that runs between the Colorado towns of Durango and Silverton. It has been running steam trains continuously since 1881 and has become a popular tourist attraction.
Standard Hotel: Baymont Inn and Suites Cortez
Breakfast: Included

Day 11: Cortez-Mesa Verde National Park-Gallup-Albuquerque (269 miles)

Depart from Cortez for a visit of Mesa Verde National Park. Continue south into New Mexico to come to a stop in Gallup. In the afternoon head west alongside Route 66 towards Albuquerque.
  • Mesa Verde National Park, CO

    A National Park and World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, which protects some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States.
  • Gallup, NM

    Gallup is the county seat of McKinley County and the most populous city between Flagstaff and Albuquerque, along the historic U.S. Route 66. A substantial percentage of its population is Native American, with residents from the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes.
  • Albuquerque, NM

    The most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico, also the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe. The event takes place during October.
Standard Hotel: Baymont Albuquerque Airport
Breakfast: Included

Day 12: Albuquerque-Santa Fe (56 miles)

Start the morning with an orientation tour of the city, including Nob Hill and Old Albuquerque. Next, visit the Petroglyph National Monument. From here, proceed to the Turquoise Trail, a 50-mile-long scenic highway linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe through rolling hills with mountain views and quaint historic mining towns. Following the trail, travel north to Madrid, once a ghost town and now a thriving artist enclave. At the end of the Turquoise Trail, arrive in enchanting Santa Fe
  • Albuquerque, NM

    The most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico, also the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe. The event takes place during October.

    Petroglyph National Monument

    Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites and thousands of carvings by Ancestral Pueblo peoples and early Spanish settlers. The monument stretches 17 miles and is a living museum of cultural and natural resource in Albuquerque.
Standard Hotel: Inn at Santa Fe
Breakfast: Included

Day 13: Santa Fe-Taos-Great Sand Dunes National Park-Puebla (1519 miles)

Follow the Rio Grande Gorge north to the Taos region, a thriving artist community. Visit Taos Pueblo. Explore their unique way of life which has remained unchanged for almost ten centuries. Proceed north into Colorado to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Overnight stop in Pueblo.
  • Taos, NM

    Taos Pueblo

    This ancient Native American settlement has been standing for more than one thousand years, and has been occupied almost continuously over that millennia. Its long history has earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

    Nestled right into the base of the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado, the Great Sand Dunes National Park features the tallest dunes in North America, which rise about 750 feet above the surrounding San Luis Valley.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Pueblo
Breakfast: Included

Day 14: Puebla-Colorado Springs-Denver (1486 miles)

Head north to take in the majestic scenery of the aptly named Garden of the Gods Park. Enjoy the final stretch of scenic mountain views while driving to Breckenridge, a popular ski resort with beautifully preserved Victorian houses. Continue to Denver.
  • Colorado Springs, CO

    A home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado, covers 194.9 square miles (505 km2). It's situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles (97 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

    Garden of the Gods

    This lovely spot, set aside among red sandstone rocks, provides amazing views of famous Pikes Peak off in the distance. It is the best location in the region to view the sunset in the distance.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 7:00pm

Standard Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Denver Airport
Breakfast: Included

Day 15: Denver

End of escorted tour.
Breakfast: Included
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Denver, CO 6670 N Yampa St., Denver, CO 80249 8:00am
Remark:Day 2
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time.
  • All guests will check out from the hotel in Denver at the last day (airport transfers in Denver are not included).

Price Includes

  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Orientation tour of Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Santa Fe
  • Admission to: Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Devils Tower National Monument, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Antelope Island, Colorado National Monument, Petroglyph National Monument, Taos Pueblo, Garden of the Gods and all National Parks
  • Train ticket Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (one way, Silverton to Durango)
  • Accommodation for 14 nights, including taxes (porterage not included)
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
  • Tour guide service ( Level 3: fully-guided tour)

Price Excludes

  • Cody Nite Rodeo
  • Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porter fees, visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature and beverages and food unless otherwise stated.
  • Tips to the Tour Director and Driver (Suggested: Drivers: $4 - $6 per person per day; Guides: $4 - $6 per person per day).
  • The Extra fees can be paid directly to the tour guide in cash, credit card or travelers check in USD. The extra costs, i.e. the optional excursions are only payable if the passengers choose to join one or more of those.

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    Depending on local health guidelines in place at time of travel, some breakfast meals may be offered on a bagged to-go basis, through Starbucks gift cards or omitted.

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