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National Parks Loop

Green Tortoise USA bus tours - National Parks

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National Parks Loop 2014 Departures:

Round Trip from San Francisco:

  • Fri, Jun 6 - Sun, Jun 22
  • Fri, Jun 27 - Sun, Jul 13
  • Fri, Jul 18 - Sun, Aug 3
  • Fri, Aug 8 - Sun, Aug 24
  • Fri, Aug 29 - Sun, Sep 14

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National Parks Loop - 16 Days

Because we believe you can never have too much of a good thing, we developed our National Parks Loop adventure bus tour to include the best of everything the American West has to offer! See the Grand Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, and many more National Parks on this awesome affordable camping tour.

Our ultimate summer backpacking and camping holiday begins in the Ruby Mountains of Northern Nevada, where you can hike to the glacier-carved lakes of Lamoille Canyon. Spend a relaxing evening unwinding in one of our favorite hot springs, then enjoy a gourmet Green Tortoise dinner. In Jackson Hole, you'll have the option to raft the class III rapids of Snake River, or take a self-guided hike beneath some of the most distinctive mountain peaks on earth.

At Grand Teton National Park, hike the Paintbrush Canyon, or stroll to the base of Hidden Falls. In Yellowstone, discover a wilderness so incredible it was named the world's first National Park in order to preserve it. Catch the spectacular eruptions of Old Faithful and other geysers, view Yellowstone Falls from Artist Point, and watch for bison grazing in the surrounding meadows.

Take a rest from this active tour to revive yourself in relaxing hot springs and explore a bit of the Great Salt Lake, before we head to the Southwest's glorious Grand Circle.

Hike Angel's Landing Trail for breathtaking views of Zion Canyon's sheer sandstone cliffs, then take an optional inner tube ride down the Virgin River. At Bryce Canyon, take the Rim Trail or the Fairyland Trail to view the bizarre wind-sculpted hoodoos of Bryce Amphitheater.

Traveling on to Arches National Park, hike the Devil's Garden trail past eight of the park's best known features, including Landscape Arch. For the ultimate Western experience, take a horseback ride or a jeep tour through the rugged desert-and-mesa landscape of Monument Valley.

Escape the desert heat with a cool plunge into Lake Powell. From Mather Point, you'll have two full days to explore the Grand Canyon. Hike a vertical mile to the bottom of the canyon and camp beside the Colorado River*, or walk along the South Rim to Hermit's Rest for a taste of wilderness solitude.

Check out a classic slice of small-town America on legendary Route 66, and finish your adventure in style with a night out on the Las Vegas Strip. Enjoy a few more hours with your new friends before we drop you off in Los Angeles (based on availability), or keep the fun going and ride with us to beautiful San Francisco.

* Subject to Availability

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