U.S. National Parks – The Rockies to San Francisco

Experience an epic US National Parks tour from Denver to San Francisco, traversing some of the most awe-inspiring natural landscapes
This journey will take you through a diverse range of environments, from majestic mountains to dramatic canyons and vibrant cities. Head to Rocky Mountains National Park, where you'll be greeted by towering peaks, alpine meadows, and pristine lakes. Travel to South Dakota to witness the iconic Mount Rushmore, featuring the faces of four prominent American presidents carved into the granite cliffs. Visit Salt Lake City, known for its religious history. Explore Moab, a gateway to breathtaking red rock landscapes, and travel to Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO site, waterfalls, and giant sequoias
15 Days from $5199/person CAD
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Colorado to California, United States


2024 Departures: May 12, June 16, July 21, August 11 & September 8


  • 14-night hotel accommodations as specified or similar with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Enjoy a city tour of Denver, the “Mile High City”
  • Feel like you are on top of the world whilst discovering Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Visit Cheyenne, the Nation’s railroad capitol
  • Come face to face with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln at the Mount Rushmore Memorial
  • Celebrate the spirit of the American West by visiting the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody
  • Take an unforgettable journey to Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park
  • Explore Salt Lake City downtown’s historic Temple Square
  • Admire a wilderness of countless canyons & fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries
  • Experience more of America’s beauty by visiting the Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Death Valley & Yosemite National Park
  • Have a night on the town in two of the most popular cities on the West Coast, Las Vegas, and San Francisco
  • Transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach equipped with Wi-Fi throughout
  • Hotel, state, and local taxes, service charges, and porterage service (limit one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Information kit

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Hotel services in the United States customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc
  • Each passenger traveling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day (price is subject to change)
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy, and clearly labeled bag is required. The Tour Manager will issue you a special luggage tag which should remain on your customer’s bag at all times to help ensure the bag is delivered to, and retrieved from, the hotel room at each destination
  • All coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and an onboard lavatory. Additionally, coaches may have the following onboard amenities: wi-fi, footrests, luggage nets, movable seats, individually adjustable air conditioning, etc
  • Complimentary breakfast may be offered by a hotel and discontinued at any time with or without notice
  • Child 11 years and under with 2 adults sharing existing bedding with minimum child age is 7 years (child rates are on request)
  • We can not accept bookings on motorcoach tours for children less than seven (7) years of age. For all tours, children and young adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by and share their room with an adult at least 21 years of age. Some hotels may also require that at least one of the room occupants is 21 years of age or older

Optional Extras:

  • Moab Jet Boat
  • Ebenezer Dinner Show
  • Las Vegas Evening Tour with or without Helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip
  • Las Vegas the show with dinner
  • Hoover Dam
  • Grand Celebration Helicopter
  • Grand Canyon West Experience
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Country (10 hours)
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and availability. Optional excursions are to be booked with the Tour Manager
  • Pre and post accommodation



Upon arrival at Denver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel and you will meet your Tour Director.

Accommodation at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver Cherry Creek, Denver, or similar


This morning, enjoy a short city tour of the "Mile High City", including the gold-domed State Capitol whose 13th step on the west side of the building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high. A short distance from Denver you'll enter Rocky Mountain National Park where you'll feel like you're on top of the world. Here, 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments.

And if you thought the journey to the park was beautiful, just wait until you experience Trail Ridge Road. Known appropriately as the "Highway to the Sky", and offering incomparable views in every direction, Trail Ridge Road winds past countless peaks, through tundra high above the tree line, and crosses the Continental Divide at 12,183 feet.

Continue to Cheyenne, Wyoming's capital city that embodies the spirit of the Old West. Considered the nation's railroad capital, Cheyenne is home to a collection of steam engines, including Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive and one of the eight remaining Big Boys on display throughout the country.

Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Frontier Inn, Cheyenne Wy, Cheyenne, or similar


Your journey begins this morning with a visit to Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Originally established as a private fur trading fort, this "grand old post" evolved into the largest and best-known military post on the Northern Plains and witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion. Continue through the majestic beauty of South Dakota's Black Hills to Mount Rushmore National Memorial where you'll come face to face with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and America's rich heritage.

Accommodation at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, Rapid City, or similar


Today, crossing back into Wyoming en route to Cody, you'll travel through Bighorn National Forest where undisturbed rolling hills, alpine lakes, craggy cliffs, thick pine forests, and the Bighorn Mountains dominate the landscape. Upon arrival in Cody, you'll visit the Buffalo Bill Museum. Celebrating the spirit of the American West, including the culture and art that bring the heritage of Wyoming alive, the Buffalo Bill Museum focus' on the life and times of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the town founder, and a living legend. In the evening enjoy attractions that include rodeos, gunfight reenactments, and cowboy music (seasonal).

Accommodation at the Buffalo Bill, Cody, or similar


Today, take an unforgettable journey into America's first national park and nature's wonderland - Yellowstone National Park. Here, the Earth is in action with geysers, mountain ranges and rivers, waterfalls, and ancient volcanoes. The iconic spots - Old Faithful and Yellowstone Canyon - will be familiar from photographs, but seeing them in person is a humbling experience. They're not just as good as you've heard - they're better. This mountain wildland is also home to eagles, grizzly and black bears, buffalo, elk, and much more, so you're bound to see wildlife wherever you go.

Accommodation at the Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, Yellowstone, or similar


Today’s journey takes you through scenic Southern Idaho to Salt Lake City, the capital of the state of Utah and most populous, known for the Mormon Community. Upon arrival, enjoy views of the State Capitol Building and downtown’s historic Temple Square, home to the 6-spired Salt Lake Temple and domed Tabernacle of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, prior to arriving at your hotel.

Accommodation at the Crystal Inn, Salt Lake City, or similar


Heading south this morning, you’ll pass through Provo, home to Brigham Young University, en route to Canyonlands National Park. Today you will see a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River & its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze & the Rivers themselves. We will visit some of the most scenic spots on the Island in the Sky mesa which rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Continue on to Moab for your stay tonight.

Accommodation at the MainStay Suites Moab near Arches National Park, Moab, or similar


Today we visit Arches National Park, one of Utah’s Mighty 5. Once in the park, you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colors landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery. Return to hotel in the late afternoon.

Accommodation at the MainStay Suites Moab near Arches National Park, Moab, or similar


Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty, established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature. Continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations.

Accommodation at the Bryce View Lodge, Bryce, or similar


Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available. As we stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome sign, you may wish to capture a photo memory there.

Accommodation at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, or similar


Day at leisure! Enjoy all that Las Vegas offers; from shopping, over bustling casinos, to Broadway-caliber shows, or simply just stroll the famous Strip.

Accommodation at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, or similar


Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch/Visitors Center before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for its superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

Accommodation at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, Mammoth, or similar


Your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass (if Tioga Pass is closed routing will be done via Fresno) into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls, and Yosemite Falls before you arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America.

Accommodation at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, or similar


Enjoy a morning city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Standing on a hilltop, watching the fog swirl in through the Golden Gate, it is easy to understand why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure, perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough bread, or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated.

Accommodation at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, or similar


Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.

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