6-Day Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Mt. Rushmore Tour from San Francisco
- Duration For Tour: 5 6
- Start City: San Francisco
- End City: Salt Lake City
Highlights: Visit Crazy Horse, Devils Tower, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone. Inclusions: 5 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation
$ 503 ( Starting From Per Person )
Salt Lake City, Utahâ€™s high-elevation capital, is bordered by the buoyant waters of the Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range. Downtownâ€™s 10-acre Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church, is home to the majestic, 19th-century Salt Lake Temple and the neo-Gothic Assembly Hall. The acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in the squareâ€™s domed Tabernacle.
San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko (497 miles)
In the morning, we will depart from San Francisco and head east towards Nevada. As we pass through Sacramento, we will stop to see the California State Capitol. Afterwards, we will drive through Donner Pass and enjoy the desert views along the way. We will spend the night in Elko, NV. Guests joining the tour from Sacramento, please meet the tour guide at the California State Capitol Entrance by 11:00am.
Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express, and first trans-continental railroad. Today it serves as the capital of the state of California and one of its most important cities.
California State Capitol
At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state's working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California's rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Elko or similar
Elko - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton National Park (434 miles)
Today, we will drive through the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming as we travel to Jackson Hole and take a Scenic Chairlift Ride. In downtown Jackson, we will see the Elk Antlers Arches. Then, we will continue to Grand Teton National Park, following the road the runs along the Snake River. We will spend the night at the Hatchet Resort Cabins.
Jackson Hole, WY
Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.
Scenic Chairlift Ride
The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson.
Opening Hours: Open from May 12, 2017.
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.
Please note we will not visit Grand Teton and Jackson hole before 5/12/17 due to closure of Yellowstone south gate. We will visit additional Yellowstone attractions instead. $25 admission to Grand Teton and Scenic Chairlift Ride will be deducted from mandatory admission package.
Standard Hotel: Hatchet Resort Grand Teton or similar
Yellowstone - Sheridan (180 miles)
Today, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park, home to the world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 fascinating geothermal features like Old Faithful, the West Thumb, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, the Fountain Paint Pots, Artist Point, Norris Geyser Basin and more! We will spend the night in Sheridan, WY.
The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!
Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.
West Thumb Geyser Basin
The West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin at Yellowstone Lake, and an impressive area of geothermal activity that contains hot springs, mud pots, and geysers-- some of which are even in the lake itself.
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade.
Fountain Paint Pot
Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region's underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.
Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.
Norris Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar
Sheridan - Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper (467 miles)
In the morning, we will drive to Devil's Tower, the country's first national monument. Next, we will head to iconic Mount Rushmore, followed by the Crazy Horse National Monument. Later on, we will spend the night in Casper.
Devils Tower, WY
The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.
Devils Tower National Monument
This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.
Crazy Horse, SD
Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.
Crazy Horse Memorial
This monument, controversial in the Native American community, has been under construction for over 60 years. If it is completed as planned, it would be the largest sculpture in the entire world, at a monstrous 563 high and 641 wide.
Standard Hotel: Ramada Casper or similar
Casper - Salt Lake City (411 miles)
Today, we will depart from the hotel and head to Salt Lake City, where we will visit the Utah State Capitol, the most expensive, luxurious state house in the U.S. We will also Temple Square and Great Salt Lake.
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.
Utah State Capitol
The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.
Approximately ten acres in size, Temple Square is the center of religious activity for the Church of Latter Day Saints, housing the Temple and Tabernacle that are central to the religion.
This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Great Salt Lake
The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is the famous Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. People visit the lake's namesake, Salt Lake City, every year to see the natural wonder and tour its shores.
Standard Hotel: SpringHill Marriott Salt Lake or similar
Salt Lake City
Today, guests will transfer on their own to the airport in Salt Lake City for their departure flights. They should be sure to book flights after 12:00pm.
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