(15 days / 14 nights - Begins & Ends Denver)
Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Denver Arrival
Arrive at Denver’s International Airport and pick up the rental car. Then proceed to the hotel in downtown Denver.
Hotel: Hotel VQ or similar

Day 02 - Denver – Rocky Mountain National Park – Steamboat Springs
Driving distance: 160 mi./260 km.
This morning at 08:00 hours you will be met by your representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, maps, and brochures of the places you are about to visit. You have the day to explore Rocky Mountain National Park. After crossing the Continental Divide of the Rockies, continue to the quaint ski resort of Steamboat Springs. Hotel: Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs or similar

Day 03 - Steamboat Springs – Dinosaur National Monument – Flaming Gorge - Rock Springs
Driving distance: 280 mi./440 km.
Depart Steamboat Springs and enter Dinosaur National Monument at the Colorado/Utah border and visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world. Marvel at these remarkable fossil deposits, some as old as 140 million years. Continue on to explore the Flaming Gorge and Red Canyon. Overnight in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Hotel: Days Inn or similar

Day 04 - Rock Springs – Jackson
Driving Distance: 190 mi./310 km.
Depart Rock Springs and travel along the Wind River Gorge. Continue north over the high chaparral of Wyoming and arrive in Jackson by early evening. Enjoy exploring the rustic Old West with a walk around the old-fashioned town square of Jackson. Hotel: Point Inn & Suites or similar

Day 05 - Jackson – Grand Teton – Yellowstone National Park
Driving distance: 80 mi./130 km.
The short drive today gives you the chance to leisurely explore Grand Teton National Park. In Yellowstone, explore the diverse geothermal features of America’s first national park. Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs are the most famous sights of the park. Yellowstone’s wildlife roam the park freely, so prepare yourself for bison, deer, elk, moose and possibly a bear. Hotel: Brandin Iron Motel or similar

Day 06 - Yellowstone – Salt Lake City
Driving Distance: 350 mi./560 km.
You will cross a small portion of the Gem State of Idaho en route to the Mormon State of Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City. Visit the famed Temple and the Tabernacle. Hotel: Shilo Inn or similar

Day 07 - Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park
Driving Distance: 250 mi./400 km.
Cross the Wasatch Mountain Range to reach the natural wonders in southern Utah. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park to view its fanciful spires and rock formations.
Hotel: Bryce View Lodge or similar

Day 08 - Bryce Canyon National Park
A full day to further explore Bryce Canyon National Park. Alternatively, it is just a short drive to Zion National Park and some of the world’s most incredible sandstone formations formed millions of years ago by the powerful hand of nature.

Day 09 - Bryce Canyon National Park – Lake Powell
Driving Distance: 120 mi./190 km.
After having discovered the natural wonders of Zion National Park, drive east via Kanab to Page where the red desert meets deep blue Lake Powell.
Hotel: Super 8 Lake Powell or similar

Day 10 - Lake Powell – Monument Valley – Cortez
Driving Distance: 280 mi./450 km.
Leave early to explore this magnificent landscape. Travel to the Navajo Indian Reservation, pass the Trading Post of Cameron, and drive through the Painted Desert to beautiful Monument Valley’s red sandstone spires and monoliths. Continue to Cortez. Hotel: Mesa Verde Inn or similar

Day 11 - Cortez – Mesa Verde National Park – Durango
Driving Distance: 50 mi./80 km.
Depart Cortez for the ruins of Mesa Verde which are valid proof of the highly sophisticated civilization of the Anasazi Indians. Then continue to the charming old gold-mining town of Durango. Hotel: Holiday Inn Durango or similar

Day 12 - Durango – Taos
Driving Distance: 200 mi./320 km.
Enjoy the magnificent scenery this morning while strolling along Main Street, Durango, which is lined with southwestern boutiques. Depart Durango and pass Pagosa Springs en route to the state of New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment. Your destination for this evening, the artists’ colony of Taos. Hotel: Quality Inn or similar

Day 13 - Taos – Santa Fe – Taos
Driving Distance: 140 mi./220 km.
In the morning, explore the remarkable Taos Indian Pueblo, a virtually unchanged village inhabited for over 800 years by as many as 1,400 Taos Indians. In the afternoon, drive south to Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. Explore Santa Fe’s historic center on a short walking tour. Enjoy the unique atmosphere which has made Santa Fe a mecca for artists. Then return to Taos for the night.

Day 14 - Taos – Denver
Driving Distance: 310 mi./500 km.
On your way to Denver, drive north through the Land of Enchantment of New Mexico into the state of Colorado. The mountainous terrain of Colorado will surround you, providing panoramic scenery en route to Denver. Visit historic Larimer Square in downtown Denver before proceeding to the hotel.
Hotel: Hotel VQ or similar

Day 15 - Denver Departure
Return the car at the airport before the departure flight

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