American Rockies – Excursions
2015 Prices in £’s
Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5th 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882 (amazingly, only 9 months after construction began) the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers. The line was constructed to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realised it was the view that was truly precious.
This historic train has been in continuous operation for over 123 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line.
Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Choose the Vintage Coach or 1st Class Parlor Car. Winter passengers can select from heated coach or parlor car only. Our elegant 1st Class Parlor Car trip includes croissants, juice, coffee, and a glass of champagne to enhance your first-class trip. A bartender will see to your libation needs. There is no smoking on board. Passengers on the Parlor Car must be 21 years or older.
Vintage coach roundtrip £57 per adult / £36 per child (4-11 years).
Vintage coach one-way / bus return £67 per adult / £47 per child (4-11 years).
First Class roundtrip £125 per adult (children under 21 years not permitted).
President Class roundtrip £135 per adult (children under 21 years not permitted).
Rapid City & Mt. Rushmore Tour. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is something you don’t want to miss. “Until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away” those are the famous words sculptor Gutzon Borglum used to describe the length of time his most famous work, Mt. Rushmore, will endure. Morning tour departs 07.45 to 08.00 and returns by 12 noon. Afternoon tour departs 12.45 to 13.00 and returns by 17.00 Complimentary Rapid City hotel pick up/drop off. Prices £51.00 per adult / £27.00 per child (14 and under).
Badlands National Park & Wall Drug Tour. While visiting the Badlands National Park you will see some of the most spectacular breathtaking scenery in the region. Vast canyons give way to some of the most beautiful views in the state. The recently remodeled Ben Reifel Visitor Center is a must-see along with the award-winning video. Morning tour departs 07.15 to 07.30 and returns by 12 noon. Afternoon tour departs 12.15 to 12.30 and returns by 17.00 Complimentary Rapid City hotel pick up/drop off. Prices £88.00 per adult / £46.00 per child (14 and under).
Custer State Park & Wildlife Loop. Custer State Park is one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in the nation. From towering granite spires and pine-draped mountains to trout streams and remote savanna, the park offers scenic wonders and recreational opportunities seldom matched on the Northern Great Plains. While on the wildlife loop you will see a variety of animals that are still able to roam free within the park. From bison to deer these creatures cover valleys and hills throughout the park. Morning tour departs 07.15 to 07.30 and returns by 12 noon. Afternoon tour departs 12.15 to 12.30 and returns by 17.00 Complimentary Rapid City hotel pick up/drop off. Prices £75.00 per adult / £39.00 per child (14 and under).
Rodeo Capital of the World, home of the Cody Stampede Rodeo & Cody Nite Rodeo with cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo entertainers, parades, clowns & more!
Welcome to Cody, Wyoming, the Rodeo Capital of the World! This year marks the 91st Anniversary of the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede in this great city, Cody! The Cody Stampede Rodeo is a truly Western event that has its roots in ranch contests and games as well as spectacle and drama borrowed from the world famous Wild West shows produced by Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.
Top cowboys from across the continent come to Cody for the Stampede Rodeo, one of rodeo’s crown jewels that contestants often call “Cowboy Christmas”. The Cody Stampede Rodeo is where cowboys and cowgirls win the big purses and ride the best stock. Many of these fine cowboys and cowgirls spend their summers in Cody, Wyoming, competing in the Cody Nite Rodeo and enjoying the lifestyle afforded by this great Western community located near Yellowstone National Park.
Join us for the 87 performances of the Cody Nite Rodeo starting June 1st running every night through August 31st. Performances are general admission and gates open at 7:00 pm with the rodeo beginning at 8:00 pm. Prices approx. £15 per adult £8 per child (book online).
Grand Tetons & Jackson Hole
Wildlife Expedition/Jackson-Grand Teton Park. Sunrise or Sunset Tours of Grand Teton Park: These four-hour tours are designed as an introduction to the wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Geo-Ecosystem and take advantage of the times of day when the animals are most active. Pick up in Jackson—times will vary during the summer based on sunrise/sunset. Learn the behavior patterns and get to understand the many animals (mammals and birds) of this region while also viewing the beauty of the Grand Teton National Park from the safari-style vehicles equipped with retractable roof hatches and sliding windows for maximum observation opportunities. (Pickup in Teton Village available, slight additional cost per party). Prices £82 per adult / £64 child (6-12 years).
Wildlife Discovery Expedition/Jackson-Grand Teton Park. Full-day Tour of Grand Teton Park: Pickup at the lodges in Jackson in the morning for 8 hour tour of the Grand Teton Park from a very eco-tourism point of view. Much of the time will be spent with the biologist driver/guide looking for the animals of this large Geo-Ecosystem. This program allows for maximum also viewing the beauty of the Grand Teton National Park from the safari-style vehicles equipped with retractable roof hatches and sliding windows for maximum observation opportunities. Be prepared for some short hikes for better views and wildlife spotting during the program this day. (Pickup in Teton Village available, slight additional cost per party). Prices £129 per adult / £94 child (6-12 years). Lunch included.
Jackson Hole Whitewater Trips/Jackson. 8-Mile Whitewater Raft Trip: This program departs from Jackson for the drive to the Snake River Canyon south of town with various departures thru the day. Once at the river you will experience the Snake River in one of its wildest regions with numerous rapids as you travel thru the narrow sections of the river for 8 miles. The late day program can be turned into a “dinner trip” (steak or chicken) by adding $7 to the program cost. Departs daily 01 May-30 September. Prices £49 per adult / £43 child (6-12 years).
Jackson Hole Whitewater Trips/Jackson. 13-mile Scenic Float Trip: This program departs Jackson at various times during the day and the 3 hour + program will take you north to the Grand Teton Park area where you will take a leisurely float down the Snake River with wildlife and the beauty of the Grand Teton Mountains as your backdrop. Departs daily 01 May-30 September. Prices £48 per adult / £42 per child (6-12 years).
Bar-T-Five Cookout and Western Show.Western Cookout and Entertainment: This is one of the most popular evening attractions in Jackson and a fun way to spend a “western” evening with the family and friends. A little different than some of the cookouts, this one is an outdoor program (under canvas tents if the weather gets a little damp) as you star the program from the Corral located near the downtown of Jackson Hole. Then proceed two miles into the National Forest in the special designed horse-drawn wagon—where the evening show begins to unravel before you even arrive at the cookout site. Then the evening western BBQ Dinner and your evening entertainment begins. The return to the corral is also by way of the horse-drawn wagons. Operates daily 17.00 & 18.30 01 May-30 September. Prices £35 per adult / £29 per child (5-12 years).
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Park—Day Tours.
Circle of Fire the Yellowstone Lower Loop: Full-day tour (approx.8 hours) from Canyon, Lake, Grant Village Old Faithful and West Yellowstone that travels around the park Lower Loop roadway in narrated touring coach. Takes in all the highlights of the park “Caldera” with the Lake Yellowstone, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, and the thermal basins including Old Faithful. Sit back and let your driver guide show you the best the world’s first park has to offer. Operates daily late May-mid September. Prices £63 per adult / £34 per child (3-11 yrs).
Yellowstone Park-Wildlife Tours. Evening Sunset and Wildlife Viewing Tours: Programs are 4 hours long depending on the location with Evening Wildlife tours available from Mammoth Hot Springs and Canyon Lodge, and the Evening Sunset Tours from Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Take the bus tours (Special Yellow Bus Tours from Lake Yellowstone) for a narrated programs at times when you are most likely to see the Yellowstone Park Wildlife. Operates daily 10 June-15 August. Times vary. Prices £52 per adult / £29 per child (3-11 yrs).
Yellowstone Park-Dinner Cookout. Old West Dinner Cookout: You have an choice of ways to get from the Roosevelt Lodge to the Dinner Cookout site at the old Yancy’s Hole—either by horseback (programs depart at 3:45PM) or by Horse-Drawn Wagon (departs 4:45PM). The program includes full steak dinner cookout meal and light entertainment at the cookout site before returning to the Roosevelt Lodge. Less than 1 hour to Mammoth or Canyon. Operates 10 June-31 August. Prices – inc. 1 hour horseback £65 per adult / £57 per child (8-11 years). Wagon – £49 per adult / £42 per child (8-11 years).
Call Just America for reservations – 08448 806802 (local call cost) or 01489 892329
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