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Western Trails

  • Salt Lake City
  • Lava Hot Springs
  • Boise
  • McCall
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Whitefish
  • Helena
  • Yellowstone
  • Jackson Hole
  • Casper
  • Cheyenne
  • Denver
  • 14 nights from
  • £2,475 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1256

Holiday Overview

Western Trails -a superb western USA Fly Drive Holiday.

 

This stunning Western Trail showcases the United Sates wealth of natural beauty in all it’s splendour. Commencing from Salt Lake City in Utah, collect a car and head  North through Idaho, traversing the towns of Lava Hot Springs, Boise, and McCall, enroute to Coeur d’Alene, part of the Lewis and Clarke Trail. Next stop is Glacier National Park in Montana with it’s stunning scenery and diverse choice of activities. Continue onwards to the Iconic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the jewels in Wyoming’s crown, home to wildlife, geysers and picture-perfect mountain ranges.

Western Trails includes:

  • International Flights
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Car Hire
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Day 1 - Salt Lake City

On arrival into Utah’s State Capital, Salt Lake City, transfer to your downtown hotel. Head to Temple Square for a free guided tour to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, view the exterior of Salt Lake Temple and stroll through the pristine gardens. 

 

Suggested hotel: Little American, Salt Lake City

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Little America Hotel SLC

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Day 2 - Lava Hot Springs

Take Logan Canyon Scenic Byway to Bear Lake State Park to catch your first glimpse of untamed Idaho. Make a stop in Soda Springs to view the world’s only captive geyser. In Lava Hot Springs enjoy a soak in the natural steaming waters.

Suggested hotel: Riverside Hot Springs Inn, Lava Hot Springs 

Featured accommodation

Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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Day 3 - Boise

Enroute to Boise admire the towering spires and unique rock formations of City of Rocks. In Boise visit Idaho State Museum for a fascinating insight into the story of Idaho, then enjoy a drink and evening meal on Eighth Street.  

 

Suggested hotel: The Modern Hotel, Boise

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Modern Hotel

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Day 4 - McCall

Take one of the Boise Township Tours or head to the the indoor/outdoor World Center for Birds of Prey to meet eagles, owls, vultures, hawks and falcons. Travel north to McCall on the shores of Payette Lake. 

Suggested hotel: Rustic Inn, McCall 

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Rustic Inn

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Day 5 - Coeur d’Alene

Visit Nez Perce National Historic Park to learn about the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) people, who the Lewis & Clark Expedition considered the most hospitable tribe they met. In Coeur d’Alene watch the sun set and moon rise over one of the many lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age

 

Suggested hotel: Greenbriar Inn, Coeur d’Alene

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Greenbriar Inn

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Day 6 - Glacier National Park

Make a stop in Wallace, dubbed the Centre of the Universe, then head into Montana to spend the next two nights in the pretty mountain town of Whitefish, gateway to Glacier National Park. 

 

Suggested hotel: The Pine Lodge, Whitefish

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The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River

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Day 7 - Glacier National Park

Discover glacial-scoured valleys, towering peaks and tumbling waterfalls. Drive the magnificent 53-mile Going-to-the-Sun-Road keeping an eye out for grizzly bears, elk, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Return to Whitefish to enjoy a local tipple.

Suggested hotel: The Pine Lodge, Whitefish

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The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River

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Day 8 - Helena

Take a boat tour through the Gates of the Mountains, a dramatic stretch of the Missouri River. In Helena, wander around the blocks of Last Chance Gulch and pop into the impressive State Capitol Building.

Suggested hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena Colonial

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena Colonial

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Day 9 - Yellowstone National Park

Walk the terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs before heading into the Lamar Valley in search of wildlife – keep your eye out for wolves, bison, coyote, bears and more.

Suggested hotel: The Ridgeline Hotel, Gardiner OR Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park

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The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone

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Day 10 - Yellowstone

Spend the day touring the world’s first national park with visits to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Lake, Norris Geyser Basin, Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring.

Suggested hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Yellowstone National Park

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Old Faithful Snow Lodge

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Day 11 - Grand Teton

To the south of Yellowstone, drive the 42-mile Scenic Loop of Grand Teton National Park. In Jackson saddle up at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar or enjoy live music at the world-famous Silver Dollar Bar.

Suggested hotel: The Lodge, Jackson

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The Lodge at Jackson Hole

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Day 12 - Casper

On your way to Casper head through the Wind River Reservation for an insight into Native American culture. Discover the rich history of the Oregon, California, Mormon and Pony Express Trails at Casper’s National Historic Trails Centre.

Suggested hotel: Comfort Inn, Casper

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Comfort Inn Evansville-Casper

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Day 13 - Cheyenne

Visit Fort Laramie, the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains. In Wyoming’s state capital, Cheyenne tour the Old West Museum to learn about the annual Frontier Days, one of the oldest annual rodeos in the country. 

Suggested hotel: Little America, Cheyenne

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Little America Hotel

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Day 14 - Denver

Cross the border into Colorado, making a stop in the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park on your way to Denver. 

Suggested hotel: The Curtis, Denver

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The Curtis Denver

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Day 15 - Denver

Explore the sites of downtown Denver including 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, the LoDo District and Denver Art Museum before joining your flight home.

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