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 breathtaking scenery, stopping off at iconic national parks and red rock desert, all whilst trying to spot the local 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 one exhilarating two week road trip.

Included Highlights
  • White-water Rafting on the Snake River, Jackson
  • Old Faithful Geyser & bubbling mud pools in Yellowstone
  • Wildlife Watching - look out for moose, bison, elk and bear
  • Iconic viewpoint in Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Travel to iconic Route 66, stopping to visit the town of Seligman
  • View of the Hoover Dam
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas
  • City tours of Hollywood, LA
  • Admission to amazing national parks - Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Monument Valley & Grand Canyon, Dead Horse Point
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

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).

Download Trek Tips for this tour (2016 departures)

Our Mountain Trail Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.

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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 overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome 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 most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • > Helicopter flight - Grand Canyon US$284
  • > Western saloons - Jackson US$varies
  • > Mountain biking - Moab US$45-$110
  • > IMAX Theater - Grand Canyon US$15
  • > Clubs & casino shows - Las Vegas US$10+
  • > Limo ride - Las Vegas US$25-$30
  • > Float trip on the Colorado River - Moab US$60-$90
  • > Helicopter flight - Las Vegas US$115
  • > Chuckwagon dinner - Jackson US$24-$34
  • > Native American Museum - Monument Valley US$FREE
  • > Ferry across Jenny Lake - Grand Teton US$15
  • > Navajo guided 4x4 tour & overnight stay - Monument Valley US$95
  • > Roller coasters - Las Vegas US$14-$30
  • > Extreme off-road hummer tour - Moab US$90-$100
  • > Western Rodeo - Jackson US$20-$25
  • > Horseback riding - Jackson US$65
  • > Gun range - Las Vegas US$20-$100
  • > Go karting - Las Vegas US$25
  • > Canyoneering - Moab US$100
  • > Mountain biking - Jackson US$30-$70
  • > VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) - Las Vegas US$100
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • > Visit to Boiling River Hot Springs - Yellowstone US$free
Tour Itinerary

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

  • Day 1: Seattle & Montana

    As you'll be setting off early doors, it's definitely worthwhile flying in a few days before the tour starts so you can explore Seattle. Seattle has heaps of cool things to do, including a trip to the top of the Space Needle for some awesome views of the city. Get to know 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 roams 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 (seasonal only) 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 the bright blue Wyoming sky. Next we visit the truly Western town of Jackson. Rafting the raging Snake River rapids, one of America's last great untamed rivers, should definitely get that adrenaline pumping on an included trip. 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'll be amazed at the countless red rock formations that have been moulded by the elements and are dotted all over the park. Delicate Arch is one of Utah's most famous icons and people travel far and wide to see the awesome freestanding 65ft tall arch in all its glory. If that isn't enough, you pay a visit to Dead Horse Point for amazing canyon views of the snaking Colorado River below.
    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 (and highly recommended) guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and back roads. Marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day, then when goes down swap camp fire stories under a blanket of stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 10-11: Grand Canyon National Park

    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'll never forget the moment you first lay your eyes on this incredible place.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12-13: Route 66, Hoover Dam & Las Vegas

    Today you travel a section of the original Route 66 and make a stop at the little town of Seligman, packed with quirky shops full of iconic road trip memorabilia. You'll make a quick pit stop at the epic Hoover Dam, you'll have just enough time to grab a quick selfie, before heading to the main event, Las Vegas! If you're feeling lucky you're in the right place, so put those numbers to the test. A-list stars swarm to this 24/7 party town, you may not make it into any of their swanky parties, but you can feel like a total legend with a cruise down the Las Vegas in a super-stretch limousine. Vegas isn't all about gambling and clubs, why not check out a show or take an evening flight down the Strip.
    Accommodation: Hotel nights included

  • Day 14: Los Angeles

    Finish your tour in style with a stroll around Hollywood and the Walk of Fame - be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some celebrity sightings. If you decide to stay on a few more days, why not 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, 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 21:00 hrs.

Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, then why not book one of our Special Departures.

Las Vegas City Tours
  • Celebrate the 4th of July in Las Vegas
  • Celebrate American Independence Day on The Strip as it comes alive with fireworks and party all night long.

    Book tour departing 23rd June 2016


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  • Pay your balance in instalments or in full 8 weeks before departure
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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 is luxury at LAX complete with a stadium-style sun deck and pool and minutes from Santa Monica and Venice.

  • 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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