Scenic Western Wonders

This tour is designed for you to travel on a portion of our 13-day National Parks & Cowboys tour. Because of this, our tour director will not be flying with you. Call for more information.

Day 1

FLIGHT TO DENVER • DINNER:

This morning we are transported to the Charlotte Airport for our flight to Denver. Upon our arrival we meet our Christian Tours motorcoach and driver. We’ll be transported to our area hotel. Tonight we get better acquainted as we enjoy dinner together. (D)
Day 2

CHEYENNE • FORT LARAMIE • RAPID CITY:

Today we travel north through vast tracts of ranchland and through Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city. We pay a visit to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, a major stop along the Oregon Trail. Much of the history of the old west began right here. We continue north to Rapid City where we spend the next two nights.
Day 3

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK • WALL DRUG • MOUNT RUSHMORE • CRAZY HORSE • DINNER:

First on this morning’s agenda is Badlands National Park, a multicolored wasteland of weirdly formed gullies, canyons, ridges, and spires. Our next stop is at famous Wall Drug, where the Hustead family made their fortune by advertising free ice water to tourists since 1936. We will have time to have lunch on our own while here in this little western town. A scenic drive this afternoon takes us to Mount Rushmore, without a doubt one of America’s most photographed National Memorials. Here the faces of four great presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, were carved in honored glory by Gutzum Borglum and his staff on the side of this 6,000-foot mountain. Our route takes us to Crazy Horse, the dream of another sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski. We enjoy dinner together this evening. (D)
Day 4

BIG HORN MOUNTAINS • BUFFALO BILL HISTORICAL CENTER • CODY:

This morning we leave Rapid City and make our way back into Wyoming. Later we pass through the Bighorn Mountains, the scene of many fierce battles between U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians, before continuing to Cody. Cody is a fun town, filled with history, named for the dashing frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody. This afternoon we visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which is home to the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Museum of the Plains Indian, the Cody Firearms Museum, and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art.
Day 5

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK • JACKSON HOLE:

Today we travel through another of the nation’s most beautiful National Parks, Yellowstone, the world’s first National Park. This is a world all of its own, with hot springs, geysers, boiling pots, plunging waterfalls, multicolored canyons, mud volcanoes, rivers and streams, mountains, forests, and countless species of plant and animal life. Of course, we’ll see the most famous sight in the park, Old Faithful. Our destination for the day is the true western town of Jackson Hole. Jackson keeps its wild west spirit alive with swinging door saloons and shootouts on Main Street.
Day 6

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK • CHAPEL OF TRANSFIGURATION • FREE TIME IN JACKSON • DINNER:

This morning we’ll visit Grand Teton National Park and see the Chapel of the Transfiguration. You’ll be inspired by the distinctive snow-covered peaks of the Tetons that line our path as we travel. In the afternoon we’ll have free time in Jackson. This evening we enjoy dinner together. (D)
Day 7

BEAR LAKE • GREAT SALT LAKE:

This morning we pass through the town of Afton, where 3,000 elk horns form the arch over Main Street. We enter the southern tip of Idaho and make a picture stop along the shores of Bear Lake Before we reach the city, we visit the incredible Great Salt Lake. With the exception of the Dead Sea, the Great Salt Lake is the saltiest body of water on earth. Upon arrival we check into our hotel for a two-night stay in the Salt Lake City area.
Day 8

SALT LAKE CITY TOUR • PARK CITY • DINNER:

On this morning’s sightseeing tour we visit many of the historical monuments that tell us the story of the Mormon pioneers. See Temple Square, with its imposing Temple and Tabernacle, and stop at the “This is the Place” monument, which commemorates the words uttered by Brigham Young when he first found this site. Completing our tour, we drive past the State Capitol Building and the University of Utah. This afternoon, we visit Park City, where the 2002 Olympic Events were held. Dinner is included today. (D)
Day 9

SALT LAKE CITY:

Today you are transferred to Salt Lake City Airport for your flight home (unescorted).
Scenic Western Wonders
Departure Dates
9 Days
Select a date to book a tour:
(Pricing Per Person)
Double Triple Quad Single
$1955 $1839 $1775 $2399
MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 8
Dinners: 4
AIRFARE
(from Charlotte, NC)
July 30 - $499
September 29 - $579
NOTES
  • NOTE: September 29th travels in Reverse - Salt Lake City to Denver
Activity Level: 4
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Strenuous