ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

21 days from

Mount Rainier National Park
DEPARTS SEATTLE to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
RMS
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Jul-Sep
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Stay at an authentic Western ranch
  • > Check out 8 amazing National Parks
  • > Stunning sunrise/sunset over the Grand Canyon
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Tour Overview

This unique tour traverses three distinct regions of the West to create an incredible combination of beautiful mountains, national parks, cowboy country, Indian lands, deserts, lakes and cities. With a week each in the Cascades/Northern Rockies area, the Colorado Rockies and the Desert Southwest, this is truly the complete Western experience - Rocky Mountain style!

Included Highlights
  • Authentic Western Ranch stay
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Native American museum
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tour of Hollywood, LA
  • See stunning Lake Powell
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip
  • Visit iconic Horseshoe Bend
  • Incredible National Parks - Mt Rainier, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Zion
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 18 camping, 1 hotel & 1 western ranch 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 & Alaska).

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$244-$274
  • > Navajo guided 4x4 tour of Monument Valley US$45-$55
  • > Western Saloons US$varies
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > Limo ride in Las Vegas US$25-$30
  • > Chuckwagon dinner in Jackson US$22-$32
  • > Swimming at Lake Powell US$FREE
  • > Whitewater rafting on the Snake River US$77-$124
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Western Rodeo in Jackson US$20-$25
  • > Horseback riding in Jackson US$65
  • > Strawberry Park Hot Springs US$10
  • > Mountain bike rental in Telluride US$25
  • > River tubing in Zion US$15
  • > Las Vegas VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$221
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 & Mount Rainier National Park

    From the Emerald City, Seattle, travel a short distance to the jewel of the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier National Park. A spectacular start as hiking trails jag up and down and pine trees cling on for all they're worth. An afternoon hike will be on offer considering there are over 300 miles available on the parks' network of trails.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 2: Montana

    Into the Big Sky cowboy country of Montana. The alpine meadows, snow-streaked peaks and glinting lakes of Montana's wilderness will be sure to impress!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3-4: Glacier National Park

    If the scenic ice-carved valleys and hikes along turquoise lakes don't get you snap happy in Glacier National Park, nothing will. Grizzly bears, moose, elk, mountain goats, marmots and a host of birds and small animals call Glacier home. Hike in one of the most beautiful and natural settings for an incredible introduction to the Rocky Mountains.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5: Western Ranch Stay

    Playing hard, eating well and telling tales are all in a day's fun at our included mountain ranch stay, an unmissable feature for travellers to Montana!
    Accommodation: Western Ranch included (multi-share)

  • Day 6-7: Yellowstone National Park

    Heading out of Montana into Wyoming, we reach Yellowstone National Park for a glorious two-night stay. View explosive geysers and colourful waterfalls while exploring the world's oldest and most famous national park. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife. Bison, moose and elk roam the park - best be quick on the draw with your camera.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 8-9: Grand Teton National Park & Jackson

    Next, wonderful views and hikes await in majestic Grand Teton National Park. With few foothills to speak of, the jagged peaks here rise like teeth from lush, flat meadows against a bright blue sky. Check out Inspiration Point; the name is no exaggeration and the hike will keep you smiling. Wild West? You betcha. 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 get the adrenaline pumping. So might a shot of 'Red-Eye' Whiskey at the Silver Dollar Saloon.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 10-12: Wyoming & Rocky Mountain National Park

    Back on the highway, those mountaintops rarely slide from sight. Colorado, here we come, for two days exploring the heart of the Rockies at the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. You've got company on the trails: try to spot elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, black bears and coyotes who hang out here too. Why not rest your bones in the evening in the Strawberry Hot Springs.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 13-14: Arkansas River & Colorado Rockies

    Travel along America's spectacular mountain roads to old gold rush towns such as Ouray or Telluride. Walking and biking in the craggy scenery demands strong legs and lungs and nearby hot springs provide welcome relief.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 15: Monument Valley

    We head to the Navajo Tribal Lands of Monument Valley. The only things to pre-date the origins of Native American culture are the towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape. Take the opportunity to experience it close-up with an optional jeep ride and a visit to the Navajo Indian Reservation, before setting up camp on the edge of Monument Valley. What a place to swap campfire stories and songs.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 16-17: Grand Canyon National Park

    Next we come face to face with the most awe-inspiring national park of them all, the Grand Canyon. Nothing you have ever seen before will prepare you for this spectacular site! Lace your trusty boots and hike Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens and on to Plateau Point for one heady view... or take to the sky on an optional helicopter flight for a bird's eye view. One thing's for sure, this place looks incredible from any angle, especially walking along the rim at sunset or sunrise.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 18-19: Lake Powell & Zion National Park

    Lake Powell, formerly the great Glenn Canyon, offers an unsurpassed desert experience. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters or just relax on the shore and take in the beauty of this man-made oasis. We stop at Horseshoe Bend for that classic viewpoint of the Colorado River snaking through the canyon. Onwards to Zion National Park to swim and to explore the hidden canyons or maybe hike to Angels Landing. Okay, so getting up there can be devilish at times, but the famous trail puts on a full 360-degree display of this magnificent national park.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 20: Las Vegas

    With a sudden burst of neon, Vegas is right in your face - the greatest show on earth! Cruise "The Strip" in a super-stretch limo, indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds, neon signs and attractions that many hotel casinos have to offer. And if that's not enough, take a helicopter flight back down The Strip or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 21: Los Angeles

    We stop by the Mojave Desert for that classic Joshua Tree photo stop before making our way to the 'City of Angles', Los Angeles...where the sun goes down and the stars come out. Upon arrival we enjoy a tour of the eclectic Venice Beach, the most ideal place in LA for people watching and enjoying food by the beach from one of the many stalls.

    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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  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • > 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.

 

Kawada Hotel

LOS ANGELES - KAWADA HOTEL
Located close to public transport links, this hotel offers urban European style rooms with air conditioning, high speed internet and flat screen TVs.

  • 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.

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  • 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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