America’s National Parks and Rockies to the Red Rocks

22 Days
Calgary to Denver
From (USD)
$ 10,400
Dates & Pricing

2022 Calgary > Denver

American dream

It’s quite possible that everyone who has ever dreamed of travelling to North America has imagined themselves immersed in any one of the multiple and spectacular locations featured on this journey.
Whether it’s riding in a jeep through the gigantic rock structures in Monument Valley, as featured in so many classic westerns, or standing at the top of the cliff at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, there are so many iconic locations to discover in luxurious comfort with Scenic. Walk among dinosaur bones; marvel at the spectacular volcanic pigments of Yellowstone National Park; view the inimitable Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders; travel by rail on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train enjoying fine SilverLeaf Plus service. When you eventually do wake from this dream journey, you will be left with a lingering sense of wonder and awe.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
NPUS
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Calgary
Return City:
Denver

Selected Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Calgary

    Your national park adventure begins with a two-night stay at Le Germain Calgary. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Dinosaur Provincial Park

    Discover one of the world’s richest dinosaur fossil fields on a guided tour of this intriguing park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Calgary > Waterton Lakes National Park

    Journey to the World Heritage-listed Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the site of one of the most primitive yet sophisticated hunting techniques ever devised. En route to Waterton Lakes National Park, stop at a Hutterite Colony for lunch.   Visit Frank Slide Interpretive Centre which tells the story of Canada’s deadliest rockslide and provides a sensitive insight into life in the coal mining town. Overnight stay at The Bayshore Inn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Waterton Lakes National Park > Glacier National Park

    Enjoy a morning at leisure before cruising through International Peace Park on the Canadian and American border.    Later, enter World Heritage-listed Glacier National Park stopping at Many Glacier. Two night stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge or similar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Glacier National Park

    This national park is home to glacial carved valleys, grizzly bears and golden eagles. Keep an eye out for these wondrous creatures as you tour the region along the scenic routes.

    Enrich

    Set out on a memorable exploration of Glacier National Park led by a guide from the local Blackfeet Tribe. The national park and its surrounds are the ancestral home of the tribe, who refer to this land as the ‘Backbone of the World’. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide a fascinating insight into Blackfeet tribal history, culture and lifestyle as well as the history of the park itself.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Glacier National Park > Helena

    The Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Park celebrates the rich environmental, industrial and cultural heritage of the Blackfoot Valley. Delight in Helena’s gold rush history on a walking tour. Stay at the Helena Great Northern Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Helena > Yellowstone National Park

    Travel to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park and one of the most wondrous places on earth. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Three Bear Lodge in West Yellowstone.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Yellowstone National Park

    Discover the unique landscapes of Yellowstone on a guided tour and be awed by Old Faithful, the famous geyser that erupts with steaming columns of water creating a spectacular display.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Jackson (Grand Teton National Park)

    Explore Grand Teton National Park, virtually unchanged since prehistoric times. Stay in Jackson Hole at the SpringHill Suites or similar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Jackson > Salt Lake City

    On arrival in Salt Lake City visit the Temple Square Visitor Centre and Beehive House, where Brigham Young, the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) lived with his 19 wives and 56 children. Overnight stay at the Hilton Salt Lake City hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Salt Lake City > Bryce Canyon

    Travel to Bryce Canyon and learn about the forces that create the incredible rock formations known as ‘hoodoos’. Stay at the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Bryce Canyon > Lake Powell

    Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked in Zion National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch while gazing up at massive sandstone cliffs with cream, pink and red hues. In the evening, enjoy a dinner cruise down Lake Powell to marvel at the geological wonders. Stay at Lake Powell Resort in a marina view or lakeview rooms for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lake Powell (Page)

    With Lake Powell and the Colorado River on its doorstep, Page is located at the heart of unparalleled outdoor beauty. Morning guided hike to the iconic Horseshoe Bend.

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour to the Upper Antelope Canyon or enjoy a scenic flight above Lake Powell.

    Afternoon visit to the Carl Hayden Visitor Centre and tour of the Glen Canyon Dam.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Lake Powell > Grand Canyon

    Carved over millions of years by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon stretches 446 kilometres long and 29 kilometres wide. For the next two nights, stay at Yavapai East Lodge within the Grand Canyon National Park.

    Enrich

    As you stand before the Grand Canyon National Park, it’s difficult to fathom its sheer enormity. Tonight, you’ll get to view this spectacular phenomenon as you dine on the rim, taking in the layered bands of colourful rock that reveal millions of years of geological history.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Grand Canyon

    Freechoice

    Ride along the rim of the Grand Canyon by mule or take a guided hike of the canyon. Another option is an exhilarating helicopter flight over the canyon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Grand Canyon > Tuba City

    Located in the Painted Desert, Tuba City is a great base for exploring both ancient and contemporary Hopi and Navajo cultures. Visit the Explore Navajo Interactive Museum to get an in-depth look at the Navajo people’s journey, as well as their social and historical contributions. Steps away is the Navajo Code Talkers Museum, which honours the Navajo code talkers who served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific theatre during World War II.  Overnight at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites located at the western gateway to Hopi tribal lands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Tuba City > Monument Valley

    Enrich

    Explore the Hopi Reservation with a member of the Hopi tribe, widely considered to be the oldest of the native people living within North America and made up of 34 living clans spread among 12 Hopi villages.

    In the afternoon travel to Monument Valley.

    Enrich

    Witness the sunset over the Monument Valley’s iconic towering red sandstone buttes. Savour the moment and witness the magic of the changing colours on the famous rock formations as the sun sets.

    Stay at the View Hotel, a Navajo owned business located within the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Tribal Park at Monument Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Monument Valley > Moab

    Continue to Arches National Park, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Spend two nights at the Homewood Suites Moab or similar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Canyonlands National Park

    Visit Canyonlands National Park and marvel at the colourful canyons, tablelands, buttes, arches and spires carved by the Colorado River. Dead Horse Point is located 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, on the edge of Canyonlands National Park. The vista will afford you outstanding views of the river and surrounding canyon country.

    Freechoice

    Go rafting down the Colorado River, enjoy a jeeptour of the Canyonlands National Park or take a boat tour on a stretch of calm waters of the Colorado River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Moab > Rocky Mountaineer

    Journey through two days of extraordinary landscapes between Moab and Denver, on board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train. After boarding the train early in the afternoon, enjoy SilverLeaf Plus service while taking in the scenic views of Mount Garfield and stunning red rock formations lining the cliffs in Ruby Canyon. Stay overnight at a Glenwood Springs hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Rocky Mountaineer > Denver

    Enjoy breakfast while watching the morning light bounce off the rugged canyons along the Colorado River from the wide, glass train windows. Celebrate crossing the Continental Divide with a sparkling wine toast, while cutting through 10 kilometres of mountain in Moffatt Tunnel. During your SilverLeaf Plus service lunch, take in the views of picturesque Byers Canyon and Gore Canyon. Late in the afternoon arrive at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection and your overnight Special Stay. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Denver

    Your wonderful journey ends today as you transfer to Denver airport.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Join a member of the Blackfeet Tribe in Glacier National Park, their ancestral home, for an insight into Blackfeet culture
  • Explore Yellowstone National Park and its awesome wonders including Old Faithful and the mesmerising Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Take a thrilling jeep safari through the towering rock formations of Monument Valley
  • Dine on the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Plus from Moab to Denver

5 star Luxury Inclusions
  • Fully escorted smaller group land touring with up to 36 guests
  • Silverleaf Plus service on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 36 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability