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Northwest National Parks Road Trip

USA

Northwest National Parks Road Trip

Hiking·
Rafting·
Biking
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Start: Las Vegas
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End: Seattle

Reconnect with nature on a 14-day tour that brings you through the best national parks in northwest

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LocationUSA
Duration14 days
Start / EndLas Vegas / Seattle
Tour operatorG Adventures

USA

Northwest National Parks Road Trip

Hiking·
Rafting·
Biking·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: Las Vegas
·
End: Seattle

Description

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, ...

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Itinerary

Day 1Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Las Vegas/Zion National Park

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.

Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails.

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

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.

Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park before free time for optional activities. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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

Continue on to the Utah-Wyoming border and stop at Flaming Gorge for the evening. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don't forget your camera!

Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Day 7Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson

In the afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar.

Travel to Jackson Hole, and choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free afternoon. Tonight, opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing.

Day 8Jackson/Yellowstone National Park

Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings.

Cross the Continental Divide to Yellowstone National Park, stopping to visit Grand Teton National Park en route. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive.

Day 9Yellowstone National Park

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.

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.

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

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.

Travel through the state of Washington to Seattle. Trip ends on arrival to Seattle.

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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 inclu... Read more

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 fo... Read more
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