Visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world, spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, explore Bryce Canyon and the stunning deep blue of Lake Powell, and marvel and the mountainous terrain of Colorado on this tailor-made, self-drive journey

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Dinosaur National Monument, the world's most productive dinosaur fossil quarry

Explore the arts mecca of Santa Fe

Wildlife spotting in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

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Day 1

Denver

Discover all this mountain city offers

Day 2

Denver - Steamboat Springs

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park before crossing the Continental Divide and continuing to the quaint ski resort of Steamboat Springs.

Day 3

Steamboat Springs - Rock Springs

Enter Dinosaur National Monument at the Colorado/Utah border where you can visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world. Continue on to explore the Flaming Gorge and Red Canyon.

Day 4

Rock Springs - Jackson

Depart Rock Springs and travel along the Wind River Gorge. Enjoy exploring the rustic Old West with a walk around the old-fashioned town square of Jackson.

Day 5

Jackson - Yellowstone National Park

Explore Grand Teton National Park as you travel towards Yellowstone. Yellowstone’s wildlife roams the park freely, so prepare yourself for bison, deer, elk, moose and possibly a bear.

Day 6

Yellowstone National Park - Salt Lake City

Travel to Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, where you can visit the famed Temple and the Tabernacle.

Day 7

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon

Cross the Wasatch Mountain Range to reach the natural wonders of southern Utah.

Day 8

Bryce Canyon National Park

Today you’ll have a full day to explore Bryce Canyon. Alternatively, it is just a short drive to Zion National Park and some of the world’s most incredible sandstone formations formed millions of years ago by the powerful hand of nature.

Day 9

Bryce Canyon - Page

Head east to Page where the red desert meets deep blue Lake Powell.

Day 10

Page - Cortez

Leave early to explore the Navajo Indian Reservation and the Trading Post of Cameron and drive through the Painted Desert to beautiful Monument Valley’s red sandstone spires and monoliths.

Day 11

Cortez - Durango

The ruins of Mesa Verde, established to ‘preserve the works of man’, were the first national park of its kind. Continue to the charming old gold-mining town of Durango.

Day 12

Durango - Taos

Enjoy magnificent scenery this morning while strolling along Durango’s Main Street lined with south western boutiques. Depart Durango and pass Pagosa Springs en route to the state of New Mexico, the ‘Land of Enchantment’.

Day 13

Santa Fe

This morning explore the remarkable Taos Indian Pueblo, a virtually unchanged village inhabited for over 800 years by as many as 1400 Taos Indians. In the afternoon, drive south to visit Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. Enjoy the unique atmosphere which has made Santa Fe a mecca for artists.

Day 14

Taos - Denver

The mountainous terrain of Colorado will surround you, providing panoramic scenery en route to Denver. Visit historic Larimer Square in downtown Denver before proceeding to your hotel.

Day 15

Denver

Check out and return your rental car to complete your journey.

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