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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Journey from the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota near Rapid City to Wyoming’s Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Instructors lead your exploration of the historical, cultural and geological aspects of these areas. Enrich your appreciation of wildflowers and wildlife as we wind our way through the wide-open spaces, mountain lakes and grassy plains of the Big Horn Mountains and Shell Canyon.


• Absorb the grandeur of Mount Rushmore – the Shrine of Democracy – and walk the base of America’s first National Monument – Devils Tower.
• Observe the living geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park including Old Faithful, the world's best-known geyser.
• Stand in awe of the “Mountains of the Imagination” the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park where jagged peaks rise from the valley floor to 13,770 feet above sea level.

Program Notes

For a longer version of this program, see program #20297 “Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Other Gems of South Dakota and Wyoming” or for a similarly themed program, see program #22039 “National Parks, Monuments & Memorials From Rapid City to Salt Lake City.”

Activity Notes

Walking from hotels to the motor coach, museum, meals, historical sites and short walks can add up to two miles per day. Elevations range from 3,207 to 7,700 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rapid City, S.D., 1 night; coach to Gillette, Wyo., 1 night; coach to Cody, Wyo., 1 night; coach to Yellowstone National Park, 1 night; coach to Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyo., 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by South Dakota and Regional Traveling Studies.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
20 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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