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During the first part of your American adventure, you will board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and spends two days travelling through extraordinary landscapes across Utah and Colorado. Vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways, and enchanting hoodoos are just a start. Available in SilverLeaf Service, this Rocky Mountaineer rail route is filled with highlights best seen by train, including Ruby Canyon, Mount Garfield and crossing the Continental Divide.

Once in your motorhome, you’ll have time to discover many of America’s National Parks as you head east and back towards Denver. This independent motorhome tour offers some of America's best scenery, from the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River to the dramatic canyon lands of the Moab and Arches and the snow-capped mountains of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Duration: 21 days

Holiday Type:
Independent Motorhome Tours

Departure dates:

  • Year round from £7,599  per person
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Highlights

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What's Included

  • International flights from the UK to Denver
  • All transfers
  • One night at a centrally located hotel in Denver
  • Two days on the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf including 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Two nights at a centrally located hotel in Moab
  • Scenic flightseeing transfer to Las Vegas
  • Two nights at a centrally located hotel in Las Vegas
  • Motorhome hire for 15 days with unlimited mileage, insurance, and vehicle kit including cutlery, crockery, sleeping bags, pillows, and towels
  • 14 nights in pre-booked campsites in sought-after areas
  • Personalised guide with travel tips, local information, and day-to-day driving itinerary

Itinerary

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located 4-star hotel for an overnight stay. Nicknamed the Mile High City for its elevation one mile above sea level, Denver’s diverse attractions offer unforgettable experiences, from a thriving arts and culture scene to sports and recreation and endless outdoor activities.

Board the Rocky Mountaineer before long, you’ll be taking in the scenic views of the Gross Reservoir Dam. The train will slowly gain elevation before reaching the Continental Divide, cutting through 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of mountainous terrain via the Moffat Tunnel. You’ll continue along the Colorado River through more rugged landscapes and canyons, including the picturesque Byers and Gore canyons. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, as you may get a glimpse of some native to these canyons. You will then pull into Glenwood Springs and relax overnight at a cosy hotel.

On today’s train journey you head southwest past mountain vistas and desert cliffs. Impressive landscapes continue as you pass by Parachute Creek and Mount Logan towards De Beque Canyon, a 15 mile-long (24-kilometre) narrow canyon with stair‑step cliffs of sedimentary rock layers. Continuing west, you’ll pass by Mount Garfield, the highest point of the Book Cliffs. These sandstone cliffs and mountains stretch 200 miles (320 kilometres) from east to west and mark the crossing from Colorado to Utah. Breath-taking red rock formations emerge as you approach Moab, the gateway to Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks. Home to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab is surrounded by some of the world’s most incredible natural red sandstone landscapes and offers charming small-town hospitality.

Today you will depart from Moab on a scenic flightseeing transfer to Las Vegas where you’ll have a two-night stay. The strip is easy to explore, and each hotel is a destination in its own rite. With some of the worlds’ best entertainment, dining, and shopping, plus people-watching on tap, you’ll easily fill your time.

Distance: 171km (107miles)

When it's time to hit the road, you'll be transferred to the Las Vegas motorhome depot for a full orientation session. You'll start your journey via Lake Mead and the impressive Hoover Dam. From there, encounter your first taste of the old west in Chloride, home of the oldest silver mining camp in Arizona – now a ghost town. Wander around the old buildings and get a real taste of what life was like in the early mining days. Then it’s on to Kingman, known as ‘The Heart of Route 66’. You’ll find this charmingly nostalgic town, crammed with quirky attractions, fun to explore.

Distance: 275km (172miles)

From Kingman, you'll cruise to the Grand Canyon in the shadow of the Aquarius and Juniper Mountains. Stop for breakfast at the quirky Roadkill Café in Seligman, a route 66 gem.

Nothing will prepare you for your first look at the Grand Canyon, and as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it's one to tick off your bucket list. Try hiking from the south rim or take a helicopter ride to the remote north rim. Early risers will be greeted with an incredible sunrise over the Grand Canyon, a memory that you’ll never forget.

Distance: 214km (134miles)

Drive to Lake Powell, an artificial reservoir on the Colorado River. Take a boat trip to Rainbow Bridge National Monument or explore the many lakes, canyons, and sand dunes on foot. Be sure to bring your camera (or smartphone) to capture one of the most photographed slot canyons in the USA - Antelope Canyon.

Distance: 195km (122miles)

Rise early and head for Monument Valley, where monolithic sandstone rocks rise to 1,000 feet from the desert floor. Monument Valley is truly at its most magical at sunset and sunrise, so plan your day accordingly. If you're keen to learn about the myths and legends of the area, a tour with a Navajo guide is suggested.

Distance: 234km (146miles)

It’s wall to wall scenery on your way to Moab in the heart of Utah’s dramatic canyonlands. Explore the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as the lesser known but still magnificent, Dead Horse State Park. If you're feeling adventurous, white-water rafting along the Colorado River or a 4x4 jeep tour deep into canyon country can be arranged.

Distance: 317km (198miles)

Glenwood Springs is famous for its geothermal hot springs and year-round outdoor activities, it’s a charming historic town with plenty of scenic trails and a dynamic dining and entertainment scene.

Distance: 99km (62miles)

Return to Denver for one last night in your motorhome.

Distance: 99km (62miles)

Time to return your RV to the depot in Denver before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Additional Information

From £7,999 per person based on two sharing in SilverLeaf Plus

Price per person is based on two people sharing, prices for solo travellers are available on request.

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Available Vehicles

You have the choice of all the Cruise America motorhomes for this tour. The prices displayed are based on the 2 – 3 berth Compact Cruise America model or you can upgrade to any of their other motorhomes for an additional cost. Click on the images for more details and specifications of each motorhome

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