National Parks Geysers and Icons - Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado
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10 days in the REAL America
Discover the REAL America
The diverse and intriguing American states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming epitomise the REAL America. Year-round adventure, awe-inspiring
scenery, majestical mountains, shimmering lakes, expansive prairies and tumbling waterfalls await. Not to mention legendary history and heritage, real-life cowboys,
rodeos and ranches, American Indians, iconic National Parks and monuments, plus more wildlife than people. The REAL America has it all.
No REAL America adventure is complete without a visit to the world’s first national park. Yellowstone boasts the world’s most extensive area of geothermal activity,
harbouring more than 10,000 geysers, hot springs and mud pots; the most famous being Old Faithful. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of
bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.
The REAL America is blessed with an unspoiled, natural beauty that beckons visitors from around the world. Take time to discover it yourself.
DAY 1 – Fly to Denver, Colorado
Arrive Denver, Colorado and collect your rental car
Overnight: Denver, Colorado
DAY 2 – Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming
Head north to Wyoming’s state capital of Cheyenne. Visit the Old West Museum to learn about the annual Frontier Days, one of the oldest annual rodeos in the country. Other options include the Cheyenne Depot and Depot Museum, the Wyoming State Capitol, the Big Boy Steam Engine and Downtown Cheyenne.
DAY 3 – Cheyenne to Rapid City, South Dakota
Make your way to the many attractions of South Dakota’s Black Hills: Custer State Park - the second largest state park in the nation and home to 1,500 bison and granite outcroppings. Drive the 18 mile Wildlife Loop Road. Crazy Horse Memorial – the massive granite carving honoring the Native American warrior will stand 563 feet high and 641 feet long when complete. Mount Rushmore National Memorial - 60-foot-high mountain carving of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Overnight: Rapid City, South Dakota
DAY 4 – Rapid City to Badlands National Park to Deadwood, South Dakota
Explore Rapid City - home to museums including the Journey Museum and a newly-revamped downtown scene. Then head to Badlands National Park - a maze of buttes, canyons and gullies formed by millions of years of erosion. Stop in at the small gateway town of Wall to visit Wall Drug then head to the Old West town of Deadwood where the legends of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane live on. Visiting the Days of 76 Museum or trying your luck at one of the town’s numerous gaming parlours.
Overnight: Deadwood, South Dakota
DAY 5 – Deadwood to Buffalo, Wyoming
Take US Highway 14A through spectacular Spearfish Canyon, featuring windy roads, towering limestone cliffs and roaring waterfalls. Head into Wyoming briefly to take in Devils Tower, America’s first national monument reaching 364 meters into the western sky. Then make your way west to the historic town of Buffalo.
Overnight: Buffalo, Wyoming
DAY 6 – Buffalo to Cody, Wyoming
Make your way across the Bighorn Mountains to Buffalo Bill’s Cody, a town built by the legendary Old West showman Buffalo Bill Cody. Lose yourself in the expansive Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a complex of five thematic museums. Don’t miss the nighty live shootout performance in front of the Irma Hotel, which was built by Buffalo Bill Cody himself, or the daily Summer Cody Nite Rodeo
Overnight: Cody, Wyoming
DAY 7 – Yellowstone National Park
Get an early start for the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone - best known for the geysers, hot springs and mud pots that make the park one of the most active geothermal areas on the planet. Thee awe-inspiring landscape covers 2,000,000 acres with over 10,000 thermal features and hundreds of animal species. Popular sites include Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Lamar and Hayden Valleys and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its inspirational view of Lower Falls.
Overnight: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
DAY 8 – Yellowstone to Jackson, Wyoming
Get your last fill of Yellowstone as you head south to Grand Teton National Park, dominated by the Tetons, a 40-mile mountain range that is part of the famed Rocky Mountains. Spend the day exploring the park – drive the 42-mile Scenic Loop, visit Grand Teton National Park Visitors Center, or take the Aerial Tram. Enjoy a hike or wildlife safari, take a boat trip on one of the lakes and visit the town of Jackson which features wooden sidewalks, elk antler arches and shops that range from the chic to the traditional; saddle up at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar or visit the world-famous Silver Dollar Bar.
Overnight: Jackson, Wyoming
DAY 9 – Jackson to Rock Springs, Wyoming
Take the 24-mile self-guided Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Route before arriving in Rock Springs to view wild horses, pronghorn, elk, deer, rabbits, coyotes, hawks and eagles. Also make time to tour the nearby Killpecker Sand Dunes to discover Native America rock art and unique rock formations.
Overnight: Rock Springs
DAY 10 – Rock Springs to Denver, Colorado
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