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The American Grandeurs Fly Drive

Denver * Steamboat Springs * Rock Springs * Jackson Hole * West Yellowstone * Salt Lake City * Bryce Canyon * Lake Powell/Page * Cortez * Durango * Taos * Denver

Experience the majesty of the American Rockies from the mile-high city of Denver on this 15-day Fly drive. Visit the Geysers of Yellowstone National Park, the canyons of Bryce and Zion National Park and the Mormon history of Salt Lake City.

15 Days from £2,208 per person twin share + flights


Day 1 - UK – Denver

Your USA holiday to the Rockies begins with a departure from London Heathrow to Denver on the scheduled services of United Airlines. On arrival at Denver’s International Airport pick up your rental car. Then proceed to the hotel in downtown Denver.

Overnight (1): Denver - Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Day 2 - Denver - Rocky Mountain National Park - Steamboat Springs (160 miles)

Today, you have the day to explore Rocky Mountain National Park. After crossing the Continental Divide of the Rockies, continue to the quaint ski resort of Steamboat Springs.

Overnight (1): Steamboat Springs, CO - Holiday Inn

Day 3 - Steamboat Springs - Dinosaur National Monument - Flaming Gorge - Rock Springs (280 miles)

Depart Steamboat Springs and enter Dinosaur National Monument at the Colorado/Utah border and visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world. Marvel at these remarkable fossil deposits, some as old as 140 million years. Continue to explore the Flaming Gorge and Red Canyon.

Overnight (1): Rock Springs, Wyoming - Quality Inn Rock Springs

Day 04 - Rock Springs - Jackson (190 miles)

Depart Rock Springs and travel along the Wind River Gorge. Continue north over the high chaparral of Wyoming and arrive in Jackson by early evening. Enjoy exploring the rustic Old West with a walk around the old-fashioned town square of Jackson.

Overnight (1): Jackson Hole - Inn & Suites 49er

Day 05 - Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - Yellowstone National Park (80 miles)

The short drive today gives you the chance to leisurely explore Grand Teton National Park. In Yellowstone, explore the diverse geothermal features of America’s first national park. Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs are the most famous sights of the park. Yellowstone’s wildlife roam the park freely, so prepare yourself for bison, deer, elk, moose and possibly a bear.

Overnight (1): West Yellowstone – Brandin’ Iron Motel

Day 06 - Yellowstone - Salt Lake City (350 miles)

You will cross a small portion of the Gem State of Idaho en route to the Mormon State of Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City. Visit the famed Temple and the Tabernacle.

Overnight (1): Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

Day 7 - Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park (250 miles)

Cross the Wasatch Mountain Range to reach the natural wonders in southern Utah. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park to view its fanciful spires and rock formations.

Overnights (2): Bryce Canyon - Bryce View Lodge

Day 8 - Bryce Canyon National Park

A full day to further explore Bryce Canyon National Park. Alternatively, it is just a short drive to Zion National Park and some of the world’s most incredible sandstone formations formed millions of years ago by the powerful hand of nature.

Day 9 - Bryce Canyon National Park - Lake Powell (120 miles)

After having discovered the natural wonders of Bryce Canyon National Park, drive east via Kanab to Page where the red desert meets deep blue Lake Powell.

Overnight (1): Page/Lake Powell - Super 8 Page

Day 10 - Lake Powell - Monument Valley - Cortez (280 miles)
Leave early to explore this magnificent landscape. Travel to the Navajo Indian Reservation, pass the Trading Post of Cameron, and drive through the Painted Desert to beautiful Monument Valley’s red sandstone spires and monoliths. Continue to Cortez.

Overnight (1): Cortez - Best Western Turquoise Inn

Day 11 - Cortez - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango (80 miles)

Depart Cortez for the ruins of Mesa Verde, established to “preserve the works of man,” the first national park of its kind. Continue to the charming old gold-mining town of Durango.

Overnight (1): Durango - Durango Downtown Inn

Day 12 - Durango - Taos (200 miles)

Enjoy magnificent scenery this morning while strolling along Durango’s Main Street lined with southwestern boutiques. Depart Durango and pass Pagosa Springs en route to the state of New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment. Your destination for this evening, the artists’ colony of Taos.

Overnights (2): Taos - Days Inn Taos 

Day 13 - Taos - Santa Fe - Taos (140 miles)

In the morning, explore the remarkable Taos Indian Pueblo, a virtually unchanged village inhabited for over 800 years by as many as 1,400 Taos Indians. In the afternoon, drive south to Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. Explore Santa Fe’s historic center on a short walking tour. Enjoy the unique atmosphere which has made Santa Fe a mecca for artists. Return to Taos for the night.

Day 14 - Taos - Denver (310 miles)

Today, head north through New Mexico into the state of Colorado. The mountainous terrain of Colorado will surround you, providing panoramic scenery en route to Denver. Visit historic Larimer Square in downtown Denver before proceeding to your hotel.

Overnight (1): Denver - Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Day 15 - Denver – UK

Return your car at your airport before checking in for your  departure flight

Day 16 - Arrive UK

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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights accommodation, room only
  • 14 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, LIS, Sales Tax, Airport Fees, VLF and Local Surcharges
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary, maps and directions to overnight hotels prior to your departure from the UK

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Extra charges apply to renters under 25 years of age
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements Friday-Sunday £30 each way

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