Best of the West

I recently had the pleasure of doing the "Best of the West" through World Expeditions/ATW. I must commend to you the most excellent experience we had with our tour leader. He was exceptional in his attention to detail, his knowledge, his sense of humour and his thorough professionalism. Well done and thanks for a truely marvellous trip.

E.C | Australia

Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain Trails

On this superb hiking adventure we bring to life western USA's most famous parks, home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. During a series of selected hikes, we absorb the geysers, giant waterfalls, prolific wildlife and valleys full of boiling mud pots in Yellowstone, trek and camp in the Grand Canyon amongst the turquoise pools and waterfalls of the spectacular Havasupai Canyon and hike in the dramatic Rocky Mountains. From Aspen and Steamboat Springs we undertake some world class day hikes in the high Rockies. Linking the parks and hikes are stunning drives such as the 'Million Dollar Highway', considered to be the most scenic in North America. A visit to Mesa Verde UNESCO World Heritage Site and Monument Valley and our final night in Las Vegas rounds off this exhilarating adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Jackson, Wyoming
DAY 2 Grand Teton National Park
DAYS 3/4 Yellowstone National Park hiking
DAY 5 Full day drive to Steamboat (800km)
DAY 6 Colorado Rockies to Aspen and hike
DAY 7 Aspen Hike
DAY 8 Maroon Bells Hike
DAY 9 'Million Dollar Highway' to Mesa Verde
DAY 10 Mesa Verde and Monument Valley
DAYS 11/13 Grand Canyon & Havasupai hike
DAY 14 Drive to Las Vegas
DAY 15 In Las Vegas, trip concludes

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Trip Code: GCR
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Day Walking
Next Trip:  07 June 2014
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price: $4,190.00 NZD

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