National Parks & Canyon Country (8600) - 2015 / 2016

14 Day Tour from Denver to Las Vegas


National Parks & Canyon Country
The Crazy Horse Memorial is a monument under construction in the Black Hills of South Dakota
The Crazy Horse Memorial is a monument under construction in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Stay on the famed Las Vegas strip
A beautiful paint pot, named for their vibrant colors, in Yellowstone National Park
Gorgeous Lake Powell in Utah
Elk roam freely through Yellowstone National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah
Zion National Park located near Springdale, Utah
See the Presidents at Mt. Rushmore
A vibrant paint pot in Yellowstone National Park
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Denver City & Mountain Tour Spend the morning seeing all that Denver has to offer: Larimer Square, Civic Center Park, the United States Mint, the 16th Street Mall and more. Then take an excursion through Bear Creek Canyon to Evergreen, to the top of Lookout Mountain, the site of Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum. This is a fully narrated tour showing you the best of Denver city and Denver's mountain parks.

Approximate value: $75 USD per person


Denver City Tour Experience two sides of Denver: a historic western town and thriving modern city--all in one trip. You'll journey back to the 19th century and experience the elegance of historic Larimer Square. You'll see beautiful Civic Center Park, the State Capitol Building, the United States Mint, The Denver Art Museum, bustling 16th Street Mall with its wide variety of restaurants, specialty shops, and street side entertainment. At the end of this tour, you'll no longer be a stranger to the Mile High City. This tour departs the hotel at 7:45 am or 1:15 pm.

Approximate value: $35 USD per person


Denver Mountain Parks Tour This four-hour excursion includes a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater, a famous and spectacular outdoor concert hall that is a millennia-old geological creation named after its red sandstone monoliths. You will also visit Lookout Mountain, the gravesite of Buffalo Bill Cody, Bear Creek Canyon, and drive past the home of Coors beer. This tour departs the hotel at 7:30 am.

Approximate value: $45 USD per person


Deadwood City Tour As we travel down Deadwood's cobblestone streets, you will hear about an era gone by. Recount local history beginning with Custer's expedition followed by the Gold Rush and lots more. Hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and other notable characters from local guides that are almost as entertaining as the history itself.

Approximate value: $9 USD per person


Buffalo Bill Center of the West Visit the world's finest western museum. This five-museum complex includes the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, and the Natural History Museum.

Approximate value: $18 USD per person


Shoshone River Raft Trip On this scenic white-water float trip down the Shoshone River, your guide maneuvers you through striking red canyons. See native wildlife and hear about the geology, mountain men, and pioneers of the area as you experience the thrill of the occasional rapid. You will be on the water for approximately 45 minutes. This river is a level 2 with occasional rapids, participants must be comfortable paddling, and it is very likely you will get wet. Note: Life jackets are provided and required. (Available Mid-May to Mid-September; subject to favorable weather & water conditions)

Approximate value: $38 USD per person


Chuckwagon Cookout & Show Experience the thrill of bygone years when covered wagons crossing over Teton Pass in Jackson were a common sight. Traveling by horse-drawn covered wagons, you are swept away from the Town of Jackson into beautiful Cache Creek Canyon. Keep your eyes open; you never know whom you may encounter on the trail-after all, this is the west. You'll pull in to 'camp,' where you'll enjoy a delicious barbecue meal and the riotous entertainment of mountain men and cowboys.

Approximate value: $48 USD per person


Wildlife Scenic Float Trip The 8-Mile Scenic Float begins at Pritchard Creek and travels past the nesting areas of both bald eagles and ospreys. The trip is a great way to see the beauty of the river and the geology that forms the Grand Canyon of the Snake River, without getting wet. The river is home to a variety of waterfowl and native animals including moose, deer and river otters. Early morning is the watering time for most animals along the river, and affords the best opportunity for wildlife viewing. Feel free to bring your camera with you! (3 hours)

Approximate value: $70 USD per person


Dinner at Temple Square Roof Restaurant Start the evening with a visit to the Temple Square garden. Then experience Utah's premier gourmet buffet at The Roof Restaurant. Groups arriving on Thursday nights will have the opportunity to see the Tabernacle Choir rehearse. If you are not visiting Temple Square on a Thursday night you will have the opportunity to see the Family Search Center and get a lesson on genealogy. (Not available on Sunday nights)

Approximate value: $52 USD per person


Temple Square Experience dinner at the Lion House Start the evening with a visit to the Temple Square garden. Then experience the exceptional home-style fare as you dine amidst the history that surrounds you, in Brigham Young's personal residence the Lion House. Groups arriving on Thursday nights will have the opportunity to see the Tabernacle Choir rehearse. If you are not visiting Temple Square on a Thursday night you will have the opportunity to see the Family Search Center and get a lesson on genealogy. (Not available on Sunday nights)

Approximate value: $20 USD per person


Antelope Canyon Cruise On this 90-minute cruise of Lake Powell, you'll glide through the narrow walls of Antelope Canyon, famous for its tapestry colors and unusual rock formations. Includes transportation to and from your hotel in Page and the Glen Canyon National Park entrance fee.

Approximate value: $50 USD per person


Antelope Canyon Slot Tour Come with your guide to a spectacular petrified sand dune, created by wind, water and sand, presenting a sculptured masterpiece. Nothing can describe this work of Mother Nature. Experiencing this beauty will leave you breathless. Trips are approximately one and a half hours long and you will travel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle to the Canyon entrance. From there you will walk into the Canyon, you will be at the bottom of the Canyon looking up 130 feet to the top. There is no hiking or climbing involved, only easy walking on the Canyon floor which is level for the most part. Your experienced Navajo guide will show you great places to take photographs as you explore this awe-inspiring wonder.

Approximate value: $37 USD per person


Monument Valley 90-Minute Flight You will experience everything seen on the shorter Rainbow Bridge flight, plus much, much more! This is your only chance to see Monument Valley, the site of many well-known Western movies. The rock formations you will see on this surrealistic flight are totally different from those in the Grand Canyon. (90 minutes, weather dependent)

Approximate value: $269 USD per person


Over the Rainbow and Lake Powell 25-30-Minute Flight During one of our Rainbow Bridge tours you will discover that the remote regions of northern Arizona hold one of the world's largest natural wonders. Tucked among the rugged and isolated canyons, and spanning over 275 feet wide and 290 feet high, the Rainbow Bridge is an attraction no visitor can miss. Accessibility to the Bridge is limited to hiking, by permit only, a 13-mile trail or a two-hour boat ride from Lake Powell. A place for prayer and worship in the Navajo culture, the Bridge signifies good fortune and is considered a sacred place for tribal members. Rainbow Bridge was not discovered by outsiders until 1909 by two parties who joined together in search of the towering sandstone formation. President Howard Taft declared it a national monument in 1910. (30-35 minutes)

Approximate value: $163 USD per person


Tower Butte Helicopter Tour Rising 5,000 feet above sea level, Tower Butte is one of Mother Nature's most unique formations, providing the perfect setting for your Helicopter Landing adventure! After boarding your state-of-the-art helicopter, you will fly eastward over Antelope Canyon, Land of the Navajo Nation and Lake Powell as your Helicopter ascends Tower Butte. You won't believe your eyes when you touch down and disembark. The 360-degree panoramic view is absolutely breathtaking - see Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, the Kaiparowitz Plateau, the Grand Staircase and the Vermillion Cliffs. Enjoy approximately 20 minutes on the Butte for sensational photo opportunities and interpretive information about the Navajo culture and the ties to their Land. Only accessible by Helicopter, this helicopter adventure offers incredible memories, spectacular photographs and bragging rights to an exclusive view of the American Southwest and Land of the Navajo Nation.

Approximate value: $249 USD per person


Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing - North Canyon Tour Explore impressive Dragon Corridor, the deepest and widest part of the Canyon, and one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Grand Canyon. The Tower of Ra, a 6,076-foot butte named in the 1800s after the Egyptian sun god, comes into view, as do other fanciful rock formations resembling temples and shrines. Fly in a comfortable, climate controlled helicopter with specially designed windows for optimum viewing. (25-30 minute) Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $200 USD per person


Imperial on EcoStar The Imperial Air Tour with EcoStar helicopter features awe-inspiring views of the beautiful Eastern gorge of the Grand Canyon aboard our environmentally friendly, EcoStar EC130 aircraft. With forward-facing stadium seating and a nearly 180 degree field of view, you'll enjoy unobstructed sights of the eastern portion of Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado confluence, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Dragon Corridor. These areas, the widest and deepest of the Grand Canyon, offer guests the most comprehensive views and experiences only available from the air! (45-50 minutes) This excursion is subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $289 USD per person


Black Canyon Raft Trip With Transportation from Black Canyon River Adventures This is a unique day trip aboard a motor-assisted raft which allows the visitor to leisurely enjoy and share in the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures will provide round trip transportation. You will be transported on our tour buses to the launch area at the base of the Hoover Dam. This is an extremely rare view of the Hoover Dam that very few people have the opportunity to see. At this time, you will board our large comfortable rafts which have been carefully constructed with your party's safety in mind. During this excursion, our experienced and knowledgeable guides will share with you the history of this magnificent geological area. The high canyon walls will leave you breathless. Be prepared to see Desert Big Horn Sheep, Osprey, and Great Blue Heron in their natural setting. Bring your camera because it is seldom you will have an opportunity such as this to view the wonders of nature. Our rafts will stop along the shore to give you a chance to swim or play in the cool clear waters below Hoover Dam. You might take this opportunity to enjoy the box lunch provided while watching and listening to the sights and sounds of this magnificent desert. Your trip will end on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach. Here you will board our comfortable tour buses for the return trip over the crest of the Hoover Dam to your Las Vegas hotel. Fun for all ages, no paddling experience necessary. This is truly an experience to remember. (Approximately 8 hours round trip from hotel to hotel)

Approximate value: $160 USD per person


Grand Celebration Helicopter Experience Embark on an unforgettable, narrated flight from Boulder City to the floor of the Grand Canyon. Descend 4,000 feet toward your exclusive landing site and enjoy breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon. Touch down by the banks of the Colorado River. Compliment your journey with a delightful picnic meal and refreshments served under an authentic Indian "Ramada". You will have ample time to take photos and explore the canyon floor. Before taking back off toast your journey with a champagne toast. Your tour also includes majestic views of historic Boulder City, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, Guano and Eagle Points, the famous SkyWalk and the Grand Canyon itself. (Approximately 4 hours, hotel to hotel, weather dependent). You can upgrade to Prime time 9:00 am - 11:30 am for an additional $20.00 please speak to your tour director.

Approximate value: $444 USD per person


Hoover Dam Classic Travel to Hoover Dam in style and comfort aboard our custom Tour Trekker. Your talented guide will share many points of interest along the way. You'll truly appreciate the extra care and comfort you receive from Pink Jeep Tours. The Hoover Dam Discovery Tour offers ample time for exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. See live presentations, a fascinating film on the Dam's construction and history, exhibit gallery, observation deck, and venture down to the observation room in the power plant to view the massive generators. You'll also encounter dramatic views of both the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the largest manmade body of water in the Western Hemisphere. (4 hours)

Approximate value: $88 USD per person


Hoover Dam Upgrade Top to Bottom From the Lake Mead Overlook, you're transported to the Colorado River by van on the Lower Portal Road, where construction crews traveled each day. You'll see the original gauging station used to measure water level and flow, and dynamite storage bunkers used during construction. Then, a guided Colorado River float tour by raft offers you close-up views few people have ever seen of Hoover Dam, mighty power plants, and Black Canyon. You'll also learn historical facts and get an astounding view of the Hoover Dam Bypass project and construction of the nearly 2000-foot-long bridge spanning over 900 feet above the river. This is absolutely the best photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam and Colorado River!

Approximate value: $150 USD per person


Lake Mead Cruise And Hoover Dam Discovery Tour Explore Lake Mead on a paddle-wheeler boat, viewing amazing sights such as Hoover Dam and the Arizona Paint Pots. Your tour begins with a stop at Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering feats ever accomplished. There you will take a guided tour starting at the visitor's center that will include an informative movie, a trip to the generator room on the Nevada side and time to explore a number of exhibits at the center. After a 90-minute stay at the dam you will move on to Lake Mead. Here enjoy the largest man-made lake in the United States with more than 550 miles of shoreline. Board the Desert Princess, a three-level Mississippi-style paddle wheeler with two enclosed climate-controlled decks and a third observation deck. Cruise the beautiful waters of Lake Mead and view the unparalleled sights of Hoover Dam and the steep canyon walls that surround it. View Boulder Island, Sentinel Island and see the Arizona Paint Pots. Your will enjoy lunch on board the Desert Princess. (Approximately 7.5 hours)

Approximate value: $120 USD per person


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