Welcome to The Rocky Mountains
The high backbone of the lower 48, the Rockies are nature on steroids, with rows of snow-capped peaks, rugged canyons and wild rivers running buckshot over the Western states. With its beauty and vitality, it's no wonder that 100 years ago, it beckoned ailing patients with last-ditch hopes for cures.The healing power of the Rocky Mountains persists. You can choose between tranquility (try Wyoming, the USA's... Read More
Top experiences in The Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains activities
Denver Mountain Parks with Optional City Tour
After morning pickup from your Denver hotel or Cherry Creek Shopping Center in central Denver, head west through the Rocky Mountain foothills in your comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Learn from your guide about the history and geology of Denver's mountain parks, a system of more than 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares) of recreational land just outside the city. Visit Red Rocks Park and walk around admiring the towering sandstone rock formations formed nearly 300 million years ago. The park's dramatic natural amphitheater is a popular venue for concerts and other special events. Travel up Bear Creek Canyon, passing idyllic mountain towns and keeping your camera ready for possible deer, elk and buffalo sightings. On your way back to Denver, stop at Lookout Mountain and take in magnificent views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Here, visit the burial site of Buffalo Bill Cody and learn more about the Old West showman famous for his traveling cowboy shows during a guided tour of a museum in his honor.Pass by Golden, Colorado, the home of Coors beer, on your way back to Denver. Your 4-hour tour ends with drop-off at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Denver Highlights Tour Upgrade (not included in the 4-hr tour option):Following your morning mountain parks tour, have lunch (own expense) on your own before joining your guide for an afternoon round-up of top Denver attractions. Capture photos of landmarks including Larimer Square, City Park, the State Capitol, the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum. See the skyscrapers of Denver's financial center framed against Rocky Mountain peaks, and witness the bustling scene at the 16th Street Mall, a downtown pedestrian mall offering dining, shopping and entertainment. With this upgrade, your tour lasts 9 hours total and concludes at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in central Denver.
Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip from Denver
Following pickup from your Denver hotel or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in central Denver, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach into the famous Rocky Mountains, or Rockies for short. Your knowledgeable driver delves into the powerful geologic forces that created this stunning mountain range as you drive over Berthoud Pass, 11,314 feet (3,448 meters) above sea level, crossing the Continental Divide. Continue to admire the rugged Rockies as you descend curving, tree-lined roads. Pause in Winter Park, a small ski resort town on the western slope of the Continental Divide with fun family activities throughout the year. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and explore the charming boutiques before heading to another mountain town, Grand Lake. Enjoy lunch at an outdoor cafe with fantastic views of the town's namesake, the largest and deepest natural lake in Colorado. Your tour culminates at Rocky Mountain National Park, a 265,000-acre (107,240-hectare) park with 150 lakes and dozens of lofty mountain peaks. Keep your eyes open for elk, bighorn sheep, moose and black bears as you make your way through the park. Drive along Trail Ridge Road, ascending more than 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. Along the way, pause at overlooks for incredible photo ops of peaks, valleys and rushing streams. Enjoy more scenic mountain roads on your return journey, and conclude your 10-hour day trip in central Denver.
Yellowstone National Park Day Tour
You’ll be picked up from your Jackson hotel early in the morning. During your 2-hour drive by comfortable air-conditioned coach, admire the beauty of Grand Teton National Park as you make your way north to Yellowstone National Park (entrance fee of USD$12 per person is not included).Upon entering Yellowstone’s Lower Loop, drive to Lewis Canyon, Lewis River and Lewis Lake before stopping at Old Faithful to witness the world-famous geyser’s iconic eruption. Be sure to have your camera ready for this eye-popping sight! Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy amidst the beautiful scenery, or grab something to eat at one of the many concession stands (own expense). After lunch, you’ll be mesmerized by the amazing colors of the Fountain Paint Pot in the Firehole River Area. As your guide will explain, this mud pot in Yellowstone’s Lower Geyser basin is named for the reds, yellows and browns caused by the oxidation states of the iron in the mud.Pass through the Madison Junction and Norris Geyser Basin on our way to your next stop, the 20-mile-long (32-km) Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, where you’ll come face-to-face with one of the tallest waterfalls in the US. Then, continue driving through the Lower Loop to Hayden Valley, where bison herds spend the summer grazing. You may even spot a wolf! Your last stop in Yellowstone is the historic Lake Hotel overlooking Yellowstone Lake, the country’s largest lake above an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,134 meters). You’ll enjoy more awe-inspiring views as you cruise through Grand Teton National Park on your way back to Jackson.
Grand Teton Small-Group Wildlife Safari by Jeep
Departing from Teton Village near Jackson Hole at dawn or dusk, hop in an all-terrain safari-style vehicle for a safari adventure through Grand Teton National Park, whose ethereal mountain landscape offers views of towering jagged peaks, including Grand Teton, the park’s tallest mountain. In the summer and spring, you'll ride in an open-air safari-style vehicle (June 15 - August 31) to enjoy the warm weather and feel the wind in your hair; in the fall and winter, when it's a bit colder, enjoy the sights on an equally thrilling ride, this time in the comfort of an enclosed safari-style vehicle. More than 60 species of mammals, more than 300 species of birds and a several types of fish call the surrounding Jackson Hole area home, which means you’ll view tons of wildlife on your tour. As your expert guide navigates the rugged terrain, enjoy unobstructed views of your surroundings and use your provided binoculars to spot elk, moose, deer, bison, sheep, grizzly bears, black bears and wolves, plus birds flying overhead such as eagles, hawks and owls. You’ll explore a portion of the park’s 330,000 acres (133,546 hectares), stopping along the way to admire the views and take photos of the Snake River and the mountain backdrop. Your guide will teach you all about the natural history of this amazing park, including its geology and ecology. After your exciting wildlife adventure, you’ll be driven back to Teton Village. Please note: Summer tours run from June 15 to August 31 and are limited to nine people. Fall/winter tours run from September 1 to June 14 and are limited to 10 people; hotel pickup and drop-off in the Jackson Hole area is available upon request.
Yellowstone Old Faithful Wildlife Safari
Your tour departs from your Jackson-area hotel in the early morning. Get ready for your exciting safari adventure on the scenic 1-hour drive north through Grand Teton National Park, stopping along the way to observe wildlife stirring in the morning light.Arriving at Yellowstone National Park, hop in an all-terrain enclosed vehicle and let your expert guide navigate the rugged terrain. Enjoy unobstructed views of your majestic surroundings and use your provided binoculars to spot bears, wolves, elk and bison, plus birds flying overhead such as eagles, hawks and owls.Visit Old Faithful to witness the eruption of this world-famous geyser. After spending time here taking photos, continue to Yellowstone Lake, the Upper and Lower Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a magnificent canyon created by huge volcanic eruptions 600,000 years ago. These sights will absolutely amaze you!During your stops, your guide will tell you all about Yellowstone National Park’s history, geology, ecology and wildlife. Enjoy snacks and beverages, as well. After your unforgettable Yellowstone adventure, relax on the drive south to Jackson. Please note: This tour only operates from late April through October.
Denver City Sightseeing Tour
Begin your tour with pickup at your Denver hotel or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in cental Denver. Travel by coach or mini-van, depending on your group size, through both older and newer parts of Colorado's largest city as your driver provides background on Denver's rich history and the many attractions you pass. See historic Larimer Square — Denver's oldest block — dating back to the mid-19th century. Today the area is a bustling shopping and dining district. Drive through quiet residential neighborhoods filled with historic Victorian homes, including the mansion of the famous Titanic survivor nicknamed 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown.' Capture photos of major city landmarks such as the gold-domed State Capitol, the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum. Check out lovely green spaces including 330-acre (130-hectare) City Park and Civic Center Park, a popular city event space. In Denver's financial center on 17th Street, marvel at views of skyscrapers against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Just one block away, witness the lively 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian mall in the heart of downtown featuring restaurants, offices, shops and entertainment. By the time your 3-hour riding tour of Denver returns to the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center, you'll have a much better idea of all the 'Mile-High City' has to offer.