Large Group Tour:
Black Hills & Yellowstone 2023
Tour Dates: May 20 – September 30, 2023
Get ready for a wild west adventure on this tour through some of America's frontier land. Your group will travel from Deadwood, South Dakota and Cody, Wyoming to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Peaks that soar to 14,000 feet, broad valleys teeming with wildlife, gigantic rock formations, glaciers, thermal features, and barren landscapes still recovering from the ravages of volcanic eruptions and forest fires are awaiting you.
All of our large group tours are customizable. They can include more physical and adventurous activities, more leisurely sightseeing, or more days to do both! Contact us for further details and start planning your adventure today!
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial
- Crazy Horse Monument
- Devils Tower National Monument
- Visit to Deadwood
- Jackson Hole
- Grand Teton National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Snake River Float Trip
- Services of a Southwest Adventure Tours tour director
- Comfortable transportation on a full-size motorcoach
- 7 nights hotel accommodations
- 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Park entrance fees
- Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River
- Gratuities for included meals
- Gratuities for included activities
- Baggage handling (one suitcase per person, where available)
- Day 1: Arrive Denver, CO – Cheyenne, WT
- Day 2: Crazy Horse – Mount Rushmore – Deadwood, SD
- Day 3: Devil’s Tower – Cody, WY
- Day 4: Cody – Yellowstone National Park, WY
- Day 5: Yellowstone – Grand Teton National Park, WY
- Day 6: Snake River – Grand Teton
- Day 7: Jackson, WY to Salt Lake City, UT
- Day 8: Journey home
Arrive at the Denver Airport today and meet your Southwest Adventure Tours tour director. Depart Denver and travel north into Wyoming and arrive in Cheyenne for a short driving tour of this Capitol City. Then check into your hotel with some time to relax and freshen up before a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Little America or similar, Cheyenne, WY (D)
Today head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. Travel north through Wyoming with a rest stop along the way. Then enter South Dakota and arrive in the small town of Custer for an included lunch at a local restaurant. Next make your way to Crazy Horse Monument for sightseeing of the yet unfinished mountain carving and insight into the Lakota culture. The work was begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski at the request of Native Americans. Korczak died in 1982 but his children continue the project working with the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Next visit Mount Rushmore National Monument. You will have plenty of time to walk around, photograph, and explore the monument. The four figures carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. In the afternoon, enjoy a beautiful drive through the Black Hills on your way to Deadwood for sightseeing of this rough and tumble western town famous for outlaws, gunslingers and lawmen alike. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the evening is free to explore this historic town and have dinner on your own.
Cadillac Jack’s a Doubletree by Hilton or similar, Deadwood, SD (B,L)
This morning depart Deadwood and travel west returning to Wyoming for sightseeing of nation's very first National Monument, Devil's Tower. Here we will have a chance to learn a little more of the history, geology, and folklore surrounding this spot that is a sacred place to Native Americans. The vast prairie lands of Wyoming open before you as you travel to the small town of Buffalo and stop for lunch on your own. After lunch, take a scenic drive over the Bighorn Mountains as you travel to Cody for overnight. Cody was named for the man who made this region so famous, William Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. Tonight, join the group for a night of western food and entertainment at the Cody Cattle Company with a chuckwagon style dinner, traditional cowboy music and some laughs.
Comfort Inn or similar, Cody, WY (B,D)
Start the day touring the Buffalo Bill Center of The West which has 5 museums under one roof. Depart Cody and enter the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park. You'll begin your Yellowstone experience by skirting the crystal-clear Yellowstone Lake. Turn north and follow the Yellowstone River through Hayden Valley, home to large herds of North American Bison (Buffalo). After an included lunch, visit the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, to see the magnificent 309-foot Lower Falls. Then climb over Dunraven Pass on your way to Mammoth Hot Springs for a walk through the colorful terraced formations of calcium carbonate. Travel to West Yellowstone for overnight. The evening is free to explore West Yellowstone on your own.
Kelly Inn or similar, West Yellowstone, MT (B,L)
This morning, return to Yellowstone National Park for another wonderful day of touring. View wildlife along the Madison River and visit Fountain Paint Pots on your way Yellowstone's famous landmark, Old Faithful. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the geyser's regular display and explore the area. A picnic lunch is included today. Next pass by West Thumb as you depart Yellowstone through the south gate and enter Grand Teton National Park for an afternoon of unsurpassed scenic beauty. Travel through the Tetons and see America's youngest and most rugged mountains piercing the clouds in majestic splendor with picture stops along the way. Arrive in the Old West town of Jackson, check in for a two-night stay and join your group for dinner at a local restaurant in the heart of town.
Elk Country Inn or similar, Jackson, WY (B,L,D)
Start the day early as you return to Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River. With this giant mountain range as a backdrop, you will see the wildlife, the flora, and the sheer magnitude of nature. Your river guide will point out wildlife, explain the geology of the area and tell stories about local history and folklore. It will be a morning to remember. Enjoy additional sightseeing of Grand Teton and a stop for lunch on own along the way. Later in the afternoon, return to Jackson after an amazing day in the Tetons! The rest of the day is free on own.
Elk Country Inn or similar, Jackson, WY (B)
Depart Jackson and drive through rugged Snake River Canyon, before passing through the pastoral Star Valley which is a fertile farming valley that stretches across the Idaho border. Arrive at picturesque Bear Lake for an included lunch with a view of the lake. Next travel through beautiful Logan Canyon and then along the shore of the Great Salt Lake on your way to Salt Lake City for a driving tour of this premier western city. After checking into your hotel, join the group for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown or similar, Salt Lake City, UT (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to the Salt Lake Airport for your departure flight home. You will take not only the memories of incredible scenic attractions, but also the friendships of those who have shared these days with you.
- Items of a personal nature (alcohol, room service, etc.)
- Meals (other than listed in the itinerary)
- Optional activities
- Airport transfers
- Gratuities for the tour director
- 1 complimentary single trip for a tour escort is included in the price
- Clients should be comfortable walking on uneven terrain for an average of 1 to 3 miles at a time.
- Elevation gain and loss averages between 50 to 300 ft over the course of the areas visited during this tour.
- Touring and overnight locations are 6,000 to 10,000 ft above sea level
- Deboard and board van each time at a viewpoint – a portable step will be available
- Please let us know if you have any other physical/health limitations or requirements
Contact Us To Book Your Tour Today!
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