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Rocky Mountain High

  • Code #RMS
  • 20 Days
Duration
20 Days
/19 Nights
Availability
Jun,2017-Aug,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Seattle
Ends in: 
Las Vegas
Accommodation
Camping

Trip Overview

This trip is a high-altitude, high-adrenaline adventure! It’s a firm favourite with our tour leaders and for good reason. Take in three distinct regions from the evergreen Cascade Mountains to the epic Rockies and the Southwest's sun-drenched desert landscapes. This is truly the complete Western experience - Rocky Mountain style!

Included Highlights 
  • Biking tour of the Colorado Rockies with a local guide
  • Encounter the stunning Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Chill out in Colorado's Strawberry Park Hot Springs
  • Geysers, bubbling mudpools & wildlife viewing opportunities in Yellowstone
  • Experience an epic Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Visit the iconic viewpoint of Horseshoe Bend
  • Take a refreshing dip in beautiful Lake Powell
  • Scenic walks & hikes in mountain and desert scenery
  • Incredible national parks & monuments - Mount Rainier, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Zion
Treknical Details

Interests

Deserts & Canyons
Mountains
National Parks
Small Group
Wildlife

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
17 Nights
Budget Lodging
2 Nights

Food & Meals

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

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Rocky Mountain High
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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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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!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Make sure you book a couple of nights before the tour to give yourself some time to explore Seattle, a city that oozes coolness and has tons of things to see and do. From sipping on a latte in the original Starbucks to soaring high above the city with a trip to the top of the Space Needle, there’s plenty to keep you busy. As you leave city life behind you, it's time to make your way towards the jewel of the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Rainier National Park. This spectacular national park is a great way to kick-start this awesome tour into gear, and with over 400 km (260 miles) of hiking trails available it would be rude not to spend the afternoon stretching those legs and breathing in the fresh Pacific Northwest air.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

As you cruise from Washington State into Montana you'll be awestruck by the untamed, rugged and wild landscape of this unbelievable part of the US. Montana’s blessed with alpine meadows, glinting lakes and soaring peaks, but if you can tear your eyes away from the stunning scenery flying past your window, make the most of quality van time to get to know your Trek buddies as you're all on this awesome adventure together!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

If scenic ice-carved valleys, wildflower meadows and hikes beside turquoise lakes don't get you snap-happy in Glacier National Park, then we don’t know what will. With over 26 glaciers throughout the park and animals such as Grizzly Bear, moose, elk, mountain goats and marmots all living here, there's nothing not to love about this wonderful place. This crown of the continent is not to be missed if you love adventure and epic scenery!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Heading out of Montana into Wyoming, the scenery just keeps getting better as you reach Yellowstone National Park. View explosive geysers including Old Faithful, bubbling mudpools, colourful waterfalls, petrified forests and the lush Lamar Valley while exploring the world's oldest and most famous national park. There's an abundance of wildlife here so have your camera at the ready and if you're lucky you may spot bison, elk and bear. For the ultimate wildlife spot, keep your eyes peeled for wolves, as these beautiful creatures roam the park in packs. There’s no doubt about it, the next few days in Yellowstone National Park will be awesome!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Next up are the wonderful views and hikes in the majestic Grand Teton National Park. With few foothills to speak of, the jagged peaks rise like teeth from lush, flat meadows against a bright blue sky. Coupled with beautiful pristine lakes, this national park does nothing but impress. Catch a ferry across Jenny Lake and hike up to Inspiration Point; the name is no exaggeration and the hike will keep you smiling as you cross glacial moraines and meadows filled with colourful wildflowers. You're not the only one walking the trails, so remember to keep an eye out for Grizzlies along the way.

Please note: Due to the total solar eclipse occurring on August, 21st 2017, the Rocky Mountain High tour departing on 15th August, will not be overnighting in Jackson, Wyoming due to accommodation availability which has been booked up for years. Instead your group will stay in Victor, Idaho which is approximately 38 minutes’ drive from Jackson Town. We will endeavour to keep to your original itinerary as much as possible although it is still unsure how many people are turning up for the event, and how congested the roads will be.  


 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Ferry across Jenny Lake US$15
Mountain biking from US$30-$70
Horseback riding US$65
Whitewater rafting on the Snake River US$77-$124
Western rodeo from US$20-$25
Western saloons US$varies
Chuck wagon dinner US$25-$35

Back on the highway, those rising mountain tops rarely slide from sight. Colorado here we come! If all the excitement gets a little too much for you, some chill-out time at the nearby Strawberry Park Hot Springs is included before you head back to camp.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

No matter what time of the year you're here, you'll be left awestruck at the majestic mountain tops that surround you. It doesn't matter what level of fitness you have, there are heaps of trails for you to enjoy, from peaceful hikes around a mountain lake to more challenging uphill trails. With so much wildlife here, it is very unlikely that you'll go home without seeing something special, even if it's just an adorable little chipmunk. Spend two nights in the stunning Estes Park surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and enjoy the unbelievable vistas the park has to offer.

Accommodation

Cabin included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

The Colorado Rockies are the ultimate adventure paradise, so get out there! An included mountain biking tour with a local guide is a great way to see the best of the area. You’ll enjoy mind-blowing scenery, take in interesting facts about the surrounding area and of course enjoy some adrenaline pumping action. Hiking in the craggy scenery will leave you feeling inspired as you walk some of the world's most loved hiking trails. If at the end of the day you're feeling a little tired, an optional visit to the nearby hot springs will provide you with some welcome relief for your weary feet.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

From one iconic place to the next, this time in the form of red rock and desert, it's Monument Valley. One of the most recognisable landscapes in America, you've officially entered the land of the real ‘Wild West’. Marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the view and immerse yourself in the Navajo culture with an optional 4x4 guided tour of this awesome place (highly recommended). As the sun goes down continue to be amazed at the stunning starry night sky as you sit around a campfire. Life on the road doesn't get much better than this.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Navajo guided 4x4 tour (day) US$55

Now it's time for the ultimate showstopper, the mighty Grand Canyon National Park. Hike the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens or Plateau Point for a view from deep in the canyon. From sunrise to sunset this incredible national park is mind blowing. Whichever route you decide to take, the views will leave you speechless. But, if you really want to be blown away, jump on an optional helicopter ride and view the canyon from above, there really is no experience like it.
 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Helicopter flight US$254-$284
IMAX Theater US$15

Stop at Horseshoe Bend for that classic viewpoint of the Colorado River snaking through the canyon - believe us when we say it's a real stunner! Next up, enjoy an included visit to Antelope Canyon, a place that needs to be seen to be believed. You'll wander through towering curved canyon walls, with shafts of light coming down like an impending alien abduction. Lake Powell, part of the Glen Canyon recreation area, offers an unsurpassed desert experience. After all that desert dust, hit the lake for a swim in the clear blue waters or just relax on the shore and take in the beauty of this man-made oasis.
 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Swimming FREE

By now you'll be thinking that you've seen it all, but not quite. Zion National Park is up there with the best of them. Hike along towering peaks, sweeping plateaus and famous hanging gardens. For the ultimate 360 degree view of the entire park, make your way up to the dizzy heights of Angels Landing, we promise you won't be disappointed.
 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Western horseback riding US$45-$90

With a sudden burst of neon, Vegas is right in your face - there really is nowhere else quite like it! You'll be spoilt for choice here in Sin City. Indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds, neon signs and attractions that many hotels have to offer. And if that's not enough, stay on after the tour and opt for a ride in a super-stretch limo or take a helicopter flight down The Strip. This will no doubt be one heck of a night to remember.

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Limo ride US$25-$30
Helicopter flight US$124
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

SEATTLE - CLARION HOTEL

3000 S 176th St, Seattle, WA 98188

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 (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £63 | US$90 | Eur76 | AU$114 | NZ$119
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £110 | US$157 | Eur132 | AU$198 | NZ$208
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel is located one mile from the airport and they provide a free 24-hour airport shuttle service (a nominal tip of approx. US$2 per person is recommended). When you arrive at the airport, go to the courtesy hotel phones in the baggage area and dial #38 to request a pick-up. To meet your shuttle follow the signs to the shuttle pick up area. Head up the escalators, over the sky bridge and back down ground level and wait at island 1 or 3.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

LAS VEGAS - ALEXIS PARK RESORT

375 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

An all-suite hotel features 3 outdoor pools and gym. All rooms have flat screen TV, mini bar and refrigerator.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £47 | US$67 | Eur57 | AU$85 | NZ$89
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £82 | US$117 | Eur99 | AU$148 | NZ$155
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel offers a free complimentary Airport Shuttle Service. Call the hotel in advance on 1-800-582-2228 to book your shuttle and for pick up information. A tip of US$2 per person is recommended. Alternatively you can catch a taxi from the airport for approximately US $10. The hotel is approximately 5 minutes from the airport.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

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

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

5 out of 5

Trek America 2012 - Rocky Mountain High

Past Trekkers Review

Out of this world!

Reviewed August 2015
This trek is absolutely incredible. If you love hiking and out door activities this is the trek for you. Words and photographs can't do the places on this trek justice. The trip was jam packed, just the way I like it. Visiting so many national parks was fantastic. Each was so beautiful and uniqu...
Past Trekkers Review

Awesome trip, incredible views and great people!

Reviewed July 2015
Could not recommend this trip enough to people! I went by myself and could not have been made to feel more welcome and part of a group, total cliche but we started as strangers and definitely ended up as friends with an amazing shared experience :-) We completely lucked out with our tour guide as we...
Past Trekkers Review

Amazing, Challenging, Life Changing.

Reviewed February 2015
This was my second trek, but first camping, and once again I loved it. Each of the national parks are stunning and you have so many choices on which hike you do. I had a fab group, and learnt a lot from them all.Mt Rainer is an awesome start to the trip with a touch hike, as the difference in altitu...
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