MOUNTAIN TRAIL

14 days from

Mountain Trail
DEPARTS SEATTLE to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
MTS
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
May-Sep
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Visit Amazing National Parks
  • > Raft the white water of Wyoming's Snake River
  • > Watch a stunning sunrise over the Grand Canyon
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Tour Overview

Follow the rugged Rockies from Seattle to the spectacular canyons and windswept deserts of Southwest USA. As you escape into the great American outdoors you'll travel through breath-taking scenery, stopping off at iconic national parks, red rock desert all whilst trying to spot stunning wildlife along the way. Don't get used to the quiet life for too long, as the tour comes to an end in the neon city of Las Vegas and the 'City of Angles', Los Angeles. You'll enjoy carefree days, campfire nights - hiking, rafting, swimming and horse riding ... all this on an exhilarating two week trail.

Included Highlights
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Snake River
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tours of Hollywood, LA
  • Old Faithful Geyser & bubbling mudpools in Yellowstone
  • Iconic viewpoint in Dead Horse Point State Park
  • The bright lights of Vegas
  • Incredible National Parks - Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Monument Valley & Grand Canyon
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 11 camping & 2 hotel nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA).

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • > Western Saloons US$varies
  • > Mountain biking in Moab US$45-$110
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > Limo ride in Las Vegas US$25-$30
  • > Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • > Chuckwagon dinner in Jackson US$22-$32
  • > Native American Museum US$FREE
  • > Navajo guided 4x4 tour & overnight stay in Monument Valley US$90
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Extreme off-road hummer tour in Moab US$79-$91
  • > Horseback riding in Jackson US$65
  • > Las Vegas Gun Range from US$50
  • > Go Karting in Las Vegas US$25
  • > Las Vegas VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$221
  • > Visit to Boiling River Hot Springs, Yellowstone US$free
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1: Seattle & Montana

    As you'll be setting off early doors the morning of the Trek, it is definitely worth while flying in a few days before the tour starts so you can explore Seattle. Seattle has heaps of cool things to do, such as a trip to the top of the Space Needle for some awesome views of city. Get to your new Trek friends as you cross Washington and Idaho's Bitterroot Range into Big Sky Country. Montana welcomes you with rugged mountain peaks and wide open spaces.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 2-3: Yellowstone National Park

    After enjoying a night under a brilliant blanket of stars, we reach Yellowstone National Park for a glorious two night stay. View the iconic explosive Old Faithful Geyser and colourful waterfalls while exploring the world's oldest and most famous national park. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that the roam park such as, Bison, bear, moose and elk. If after all that exploring of this beautiful park you're a little tired, why not make the most of the nearby Boiling River for a well-earned soak in the hot spring?
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4-5: Grand Teton National Park & Jackson

    Next up are the wonderful views and hikes that await in the majestic Grand Teton National Park. With few foothills to speak of, the jagged peaks here rise like teeth from lush, flat meadows against bright blue sky. Next we visit the truly western town of Jackson, Wyoming. Rafting the raging Snake River rapids, one of America's last great untamed rivers, should definitely get that adrenaline pumping but, if you prefer to stay on dry land how about a shot of 'Red-Eye' Whiskey at the Silver Dollar Saloon?
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6: Flaming Gorge

    Leave the mighty mountains behind you as you reach the border of Utah. You'll soon see why the intrepid explorer, John Wesley Powell gave this place the name Flaming Gorge as you watch the sun reflecting off this unique red rock vista. Grab your camera and snap away as you admire the awesome sunset over Flaming Gorge and Green River, the views are out of this world.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7-8: Moab & Arches National Park

    Known for being the USA'S natural adventure playground Moab is next up on your itinerary and boy will you be impressed. Arches is called Arches National Park for a reason and as you start to explore you will be amazed at the countless red rock formations that have been moulded by the elements dotted all over the park. Delicate Arch is what everyone comes here to see and you'll be truly amazed as you witness the iconic red arch against the backdrop of the bright blue western sky.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9: Monument Valley

    On the road again and off to one of North America's most iconic landscapes, used as the set for countless Western movies, including the recent remake of The Lone Ranger. Immerse yourself in the native culture on an optional guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and back roads. As you marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day, wait till the sun goes down and you're swapping camp fire stories under a blanket of stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 10-11: Grand Canyon National Park

    Leaving Las Vegas, strike out across the desert in search of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. Take to the sky and witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red-and-gold formations from up high. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named `Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail. Whatever view of the Grand Canyon you have you will never forget that moment you first lay your eyes on this incredible place.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12-13: Las Vegas

    Time to put those lucky numbers to the test, not to mention your energy levels in this 24/7 party town. A-list stars swarm here, although breaking the bank may be easier than blagging your way into their swanky celebrity hangouts. If that fails you can still cruise The Strip in a super-stretch limousine or ease the pain in one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets. But Vegas isn't all about gambling and clubs, why not check out a show, take an evening flight down the Strip or get yourself hitched by Elvis Presley (don't worry it's not legally binding, unless you want it to be).
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 14: Los Angeles

    Finish your tour in style with a stroll around Hollywood and the Walk of Fame and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some celebrity sightings. Head down to Venice Beach, the perfect place for some last minute relaxing in the Californian sun. To truly get under the skin of America's biggest city, why not add an Urban Adventure on to the end of your tour.

    This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 22:00 hrs.

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  • > You only need to pay a 10% deposit
  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • > We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
  • > If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
  • > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote

Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.


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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Clarion Hotel

SEATTLE - CLARION HOTEL
This hotel is conveniently located next to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, with a 24 courtesy shuttle and is adjacent to the Light Link Rail to downtown Seattle.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Custom hotel

LOS ANGELES - CUSTOM HOTEL
This full service hotel close to LAX offers a sun deck/pool and 5 social lounges. Perfectly located for Santa Monica & Venice Beach.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

Seattle Music Tour
  • SEATTLE & LOS ANGELES
  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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