Day 1 – Salt Lake City. Surrounded by mountains, Salt Lake City has a friendly and laid-back vibe with access to both urban and outdoor adventures. Discover the fascinating history of the Mormon pioneers who crossed the country to settle here in 1847 at downtown’s Temple Square, and visit the Natural History Museum of Utah with its world-class exhibitions or the Leonardo Science and Culture Museum.
Day 3 - Vernal. Stop at Utah Olympic Park, built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The nearly 400 acre venue houses one of only four sliding tracks in North America, six Nordic ski jumps, a 2002 Winter Games museum, and a multitude of activities. Vernal is best known for Dinosaurland, the only place in the world where you can view and even touch over 1,500 dinosaur bones all in their original resting place. Enjoy a quiet hike on the ‘Sound of Silence’ trail, or a white-water rafting trip down the Green River.
Day 5 – Rock Springs. Today enjoy hiking and wildlife in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Killpecker Sand Dunes. You may spot antelope, desert elk, deer, hawks and eagles, and at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge you’re bound to see otter, eagles, elk, deer, sage grouse or moose.
Day 6 - Jackson. Explore Grand Teton National Park by driving the 42-mile Scenic Loop . The town of Jackson features wooden sidewalks, elk antler arches and shops that range from the chic to the traditional.
Day 8 – West Yellowstone. Drive through the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone, best known for its geysers, hot springs and mud pots. Enjoy the activities and wildlife. Day 11 – Idaho FallsTravel through the forests of Eastern Idaho, stop at Upper and Lower Mesa Falls, and Yellowstone Bear World where you can take a drive through the park with free-roaming mountain goats, bison, moose, white tail deer and grizzly bears Day 12 - PocatelloTake a guided walking tour of Old Town Pocatello with its historic buildings, shops, art galleries and restaurants or visit Fort Hall Replica and learn about 19th-century explorers, trappers, fur traders, Native Americans, pioneers and gold seekers.
Day 13 – Garden City. Garden City’s location at the end of the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway and on the shores makes it one of Northern Utah's best gateway towns. Bear Lake is often called the Caribbean of the Rockies for its intense turquoise blue water. Take to the water on a water-ski, kayak or paddleboard.
Day 15 – Return Salt Lake City
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Posted on: 05/07/2021