Northwest National Parks Road Trip

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Las Vegas to Seattle

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

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

Highlights

  • See bryce canyon's famous hoodoo rock formations
  • Hike past towering canyon walls in zion national park
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes of yellowstone national park
  • Opt to hike or drive to glacier national park's continental divide
  • Visit seattle's famous pike place market for today's catch

Itinerary

Day 1 Las Vegas Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Las Vegas/Zion National Park (1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Zion National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 270km)
Day 3 Bryce Canyon NP/Moab (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab. Included Activities: Bryce Canyon National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 140km) Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 445km)
Day 4 Moab (1B) 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. Included Activities: Arches National Park Visit
Day 5 Moab/Glenwood Springs (1B, 1L) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 320km)
Day 6 Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir (1B, 1L, 1D) 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! Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 375km)
Day 7 Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson (1B, 1L) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 310km)
Day 8 Jackson/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings. Included Activities: Grand Teton National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 9 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Yellowstone South Loop Excursion Transport: Walking (4.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman (1B, 1L) 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. Included Activities: Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 11 Bozeman/Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 12 Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit
Day 13 Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene (1B, 1L) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 385km)
Day 14 Coeur d'Alene/Seattle (1B) 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. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 500km)
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