Northwest National Parks Road Trip USA

Northwest National Parks Road Trip

USA

Hiking
Rafting
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14 days
2020

Sat, May 09

Fri, May 22

€1,699

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Overview

Reconnect with nature on a 14-day tour that brings you through the best national parks in America's northwest. There's an incredible diversity in wildlife and scenery here and you'll get to witness how landscapes change from rocky canyons to colourful geysers in Yellowstone (the world's first national park), and icy formations in Glacier National Park. With your accommodations, transportation, and park fees covered, you can simply focus on soaking in the scenery around you and snapping envy-inducing photos along the way.

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Itinerary

Day 1Las Vegas
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Las Vegas/Zion National Park
Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails. Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.
Day 3Bryce Canyon NP/Moab
Rise early to explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 thru Grand Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park en route to Moab.
Day 4Moab
Enjoy a free morning in Moab to take full advantage of this adventure capital. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking, or on a Hummer tour through the surrounding natural playground. Regroup in the afternoon to hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park. To cap off this packed day, catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park. Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles.
Day 5Moab/Glenwood Springs
Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world's largest hot springs pool.
Day 6Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Opt to hike along the canyon rim, or explore the reservoir shoreline by kayak. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don't forget your camera! Get your views while hiking along the rim for multiple lookouts of the gorge.
Day 7Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson
Travel to Jackson Hole and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. Explore the countryside or take a horseback ride during a free afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere and visit a cowboy bar to see and partake in a little Western line dancing at the Million Dollar Bar.
Day 8Jackson/Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day visiting Grand Teton National Park. Take a hike or a swim and enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this park. On the beautiful drive, keep your eyes peeled for moose, bears, and more. Cross the Continental Divide en route to Yellowstone National Park, where we stop for the night. Stop at Jenny Lake or Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park to take in the tranquil surroundings.
Day 9Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop. Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake.
Day 10Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.
Day 11Bozeman/Glacier National Park
Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.
Day 12Glacier National Park
Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.
Day 13Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene
Continue west to beautiful Coeur D'Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Day 14Coeur d'Alene/Seattle
Travel through the evergreen state of Washington to Seattle. Trip ends on arrival to Seattle. There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend booking post trip accommodation to spend extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts).

What's Included

Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Zion National Park visit. Bryce Canyon National Park visit. Arches National Park visit. Grand Teton National Park visit. Yellowstone National Park visit. Glacier National Park visit. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 7 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. The American west is generally known for warm weather, but temperatures do vary significantly in the mountain and desert areas especially. The day time temperature could exceed 30 C, while the night time temperatures do regularly decrease to single digits, or even possible below freezing. It is therefore important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings - a light jacket is necessary. Seasonal temperature ranges: March - May ; September to December: -7 C to +30 C June – August: 0 C to + 35 C Additionally, a set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Las Vegas
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Las Vegas/Zion National Park
Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails. Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.
Day 3Bryce Canyon NP/Moab
Rise early to explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 thru Grand Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park en route to Moab.
Day 4Moab
Enjoy a free morning in Moab to take full advantage of this adventure capital. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking, or on a Hummer tour through the surrounding natural playground. Regroup in the afternoon to hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park. To cap off this packed day, catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park. Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles.
Day 5Moab/Glenwood Springs
Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world's largest hot springs pool.
Day 6Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Opt to hike along the canyon rim, or explore the reservoir shoreline by kayak. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don't forget your camera! Get your views while hiking along the rim for multiple lookouts of the gorge.
Day 7Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson
Travel to Jackson Hole and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. Explore the countryside or take a horseback ride during a free afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere and visit a cowboy bar to see and partake in a little Western line dancing at the Million Dollar Bar.
Day 8Jackson/Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day visiting Grand Teton National Park. Take a hike or a swim and enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this park. On the beautiful drive, keep your eyes peeled for moose, bears, and more. Cross the Continental Divide en route to Yellowstone National Park, where we stop for the night. Stop at Jenny Lake or Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park to take in the tranquil surroundings.
Day 9Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop. Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake.
Day 10Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.
Day 11Bozeman/Glacier National Park
Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.
Day 12Glacier National Park
Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.
Day 13Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene
Continue west to beautiful Coeur D'Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Day 14Coeur d'Alene/Seattle
Travel through the evergreen state of Washington to Seattle. Trip ends on arrival to Seattle. There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend booking post trip accommodation to spend extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts).

What's Included

Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Zion National Park visit. Bryce Canyon National Park visit. Arches National Park visit. Grand Teton National Park visit. Yellowstone National Park visit. Glacier National Park visit. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 7 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. The American west is generally known for warm weather, but temperatures do vary significantly in the mountain and desert areas especially. The day time temperature could exceed 30 C, while the night time temperatures do regularly decrease to single digits, or even possible below freezing. It is therefore important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings - a light jacket is necessary. Seasonal temperature ranges: March - May ; September to December: -7 C to +30 C June – August: 0 C to + 35 C Additionally, a set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.
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