12 Day Tour
and CANYON COUNTRY
Includes: Land Tour
NATIONAL PARK, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK,
ZION NATIONAL PARK and GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Specially-priced Air Rates
at the West's premier natural wonders on this 6-state vacation and see
spectacular scenery, memorials, monuments, parks, canyons, and much
more. Your trip begins in Denver, Colorado’s capital, and heads to
South Dakota for visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore
National Memorial. Tour Tatanka and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining
town, and journey west to Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody,
Wyoming. Then head to Yellowstone National Park to see magnificent
views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful
Geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park before traveling into
breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along
glacier-fed Jenny Lake. In nearby Jackson, with its wooden sidewalks
and swing-door saloons, you have plenty of free time to tour on your
own or to join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.
Next, it’s on to Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital, for a sightseeing
tour; then marvel at the “hoodoos” and dramatic landscapes of Bryce
Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Spectacular scenery awaits
you in both parks, so have your camera ready! Continue into Arizona to
Page, on the shores of Lake Powell, and cross the Painted Desert to
amazing Grand Canyon National Park. Your hotel is located on the rim of
the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views and
time to explore this amazing place. For a thrill of a lifetime, take an
optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Finally, travel to
Las Vegas, where this spectacular vacation ends. On this vacation
through some of the West’s premier national parks, you see breathtaking
scenery that cannot be found anywhere else—a trip of a lifetime!
In Salt Lake City
Deadwood, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce
Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Painted Desert,
Grand Canyon National Park.
* Inside visits
shown in UPPERCASE
in the tour description, including admission charges when applicable
Services of a
The option to prepurchase breakfast
daily is available on this vacation and will include 9 full and 3
continental breakfasts. Please refer to the Dates & Prices box for
or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
Listed hotels or equivalent.
Inn Downtown (ST); Keystone Mount Rushmore’s
White House Resort (T); Lead Golden Hills Inn (F); Cody Buffalo
Bill Village (ST); Yellowstone N.P. Grant
Village (NP); Jackson
The Painted Buffalo Inn (ST); Salt Lake City
Hotel (MF); Bryce
Canyon N.P. Bryce View Lodge (NP); Page Best
Western at Lake Powell (MF); Grand Canyon N.P. Grand
Canyon Park Lodges (NP); Las Vegas Imperial Palace
when you make your flight arrangements with Cosmos. Click here for more
Choice of optional
reasonable prices to customize your own experience. Please find a
list in your travel documents.
1 DENVER. Enjoy
time at leisure to relax or do some independent exploring. Your Tour
is on hand this evening to answer any questions. <>
Day 2 DENVER–CHEYENNE–BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH
DAKOTA–KEYSTONE. Depart Denver and travel north to
Cheyenne. See the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and continue to
Custer. Then, see the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain
that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse.
3 KEYSTONE–MOUNT RUSHMORE–DEADWOOD–LEAD. Deep in the Black Hills, behold the
granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a monument to four American
presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Afterward,
visit TATANKA, “The Story of the Bison,” and experience the richness of
the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the
1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a
poker game. Overnight in the old mining town of Lead.
On through the rich high country to Buffalo, where open-range cattle
made war on the sheep ranchers in the 1800s. Drive by Sheridan at the
of the Bighorn Mountains, the scene of many fierce battles between the
U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in
Bill’s frontier town of Cody.
NATIONAL PARK. Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point
on the south rim with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the
Lower Falls. Next, see the geyser basins with bubbling mud paint pots
finally, the consistent “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most
geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.
and Sept. 27–Sept. 29 will stay at the Brandin’ Iron Inn in West
TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON. Head south into the magnificent
summer and winter playground of GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, with its
13,770-foot-high ridges crested with snow most of the year—one of
last preserves of wild solitude. See beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake
the foot of the rugged spires for a stroll along the shore, before
the day in all-western Jackson. This evening, why not complete your
experience by joining the barbecue cookout and Wild West show?
With its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons, Jackson is like a
film set. Time today for an optional excursion—a raft trip down the
River. You might catch a glimpse of a moose or a bald eagle!
LAKE CITY. Today, we leave Jackson and drive to Salt Lake
for an overnight stay. Magnificently set on the edge of salt desert and
surrounded by mountains and forests, this is the center of the Mormon
where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” On
the included sightseeing tour, you will see the best of the vibrant
of Utah, including Temple Square with its impressive six-spire temple,
the adjacent tabernacle, and the Beehive House.
LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Through sagebrush
to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of breathtaking
cliffs and ever-changing colors. View some of Earth’s most brilliant
of rock, which have been sculpted by erosion into pillars called
and other fantastic forms.
CANYON–ZION NATIONAL PARK–PAGE. Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK
with its striking landscape carved out by rushing streams over a period
of millions of years. Steep canyons, vertical stone towers, and verdant
vegetation form the contrasting scenery of Zion, once a refuge for
pioneers. Head east into Arizona to Page, nestled on the shores of Lake
DESERT–GRAND CANYON. Begin your morning with an optional
flight over Monument Valley. Fly over Lake Powell and across Navajo
lands before reaching the uniquely shaped monuments themselves. Then a
scenic drive across the Painted Desert and through Kaibab National
Arrive at the South Rim of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK with free time to
explore the canyon rim. Overnight in Grand Canyon National Park.
CANYON–LAS VEGAS. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take
our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion with incomparable views
of flame colored walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River.
the high country of Arizona and head for the modern phenomenon of Las
a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows
featuring some of the world’s top entertainers. A stop at McCarran
Airport for guests with homebound flights. (Please schedule flights
5 p.m.) The trip ends in Las Vegas at the Stratosphere Hotel in the
Here's a list of optional excursions you
can enjoy during your vacation. 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.
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.
Shoshone River Raft Trip
On this scenic
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)
Buffalo Bill Historical
Visit the world's
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.
Custer State Park Tour
This four hour tour
through Custer State Park (world's largest herd of free-running bison),
and the amazing granite spires of the Needles Highway. Plus you'll
visit General Custer's first expedition site, and Sylvan Lake. Your
tour by minibus takes you to areas of the Black Hills that are
inaccessible to large coaches. The tour ends at Mount Rushmore.
Deadwood City Tour
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.
Denver City Tour
Experience two sides
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.
Denver City &
Spend the morning
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
Denver Mountain Parks
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.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Helicopter
Flightseeing - North Canyon Tour
on a 30-minute helicopter flight over the majestic Grand Canyon. It's
an experience you'll never forget! Upgrades to an Eco Star Helicopter
may be available for an additional charge. Please talk to your tour
director if interested.
Grand Canyon Imax
presentation introduces you to the ancient wonders of the Grand Canyon.
Learn about its folklore, its mysterious primitive tribes, and the many
legends of this unique area. The film also focuses on the adventurous
exploration of the Colorado River by John Wesley Powell and his
Chuckwagon Cookout &
Experience the thrill
bygone years when covered wagons crossing over Teton Pass in Jackson
were a common sight. Enjoy a delicious barbecue meal and the riotous
entertainment of mountain men and cowboys. (Available Mid-May to
Wildlife Scenic Float
The 8-Mile Scenic
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.
Hoover Dam Classic
Travel to the Hoover
style and comfort aboard our custom Suburbans. Your talented guide will
share points of interest and answer questions 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 encounter dramatic views of both the Colorado River as well as
Lake Mead, the largest man made body of water in the Western
Hemisphere. Tour time four hours.
Antelope Canyon Slot
Come with your guide
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.
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 75-minute flight are totally different from those in the
Antelope Canyon Cruise
On this 90-minute
Lake Powell, you'll glide through the narrow walls of Antelope Canyon,
famous for its tapestry colors and unusual rock formations.
Fly over Rainbow
the largest natural arch on earth, spanning over 278 feet and rising to
a height of 290 feet. Other memorable sights include Glen Canyon Dam,
Wahweap Marina, and Lake Powell itself. Flight time is approximately 30
Temple Square Experience
dinner at the Lion House
Start the evening
visit to the Beehive House and discover how Brigham Young and his
family lived in the 1800s. 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. Afterwards, tour Groups
arriving on Thursday nights will have the opportunity to see the
Tabernacle Choir rehearse. (Not available on Sunday nights)
Parks and Canyon
12 Day Tour
per person based on double occupancy and are land only. We also offer
competitive group-based airfares from your home city airport that fit
with this particular touring program.
to availability and change without notice.
year 2013, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.
restrictions may apply. Airfares are based on departure from New York.
rate quotes may vary however IN MOST CASES our rates will
the listed published rates.
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