Day 1:SALT LAKE CITY.
Welcome to Salt Lake City! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.Day 2:SALT LAKE CITY-JACKSON.
Salt Lake City is the center of the Mormon religion, where Brigham Young declared to his followers, "This is the place." Our orientation tour will show you the best of the vibrant capital of Utah, including Temple Square with its impressive six-spired temple and adjacent tabernacle. Continue north to the Wild West town of Jackson. Free time to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. (B)Day 3:JACKSON-WEST YELLOWSTONE.
This morning, make your way into America 's first national park, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Spend the next two nights in West Yellowstone, the west entrance and gateway community to the national park.Day 4:WEST YELLOWSTONE. DAY EXCURSION TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.
Today, you will see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its Upper and Lower Falls. Watch for herds of bison, and view many of Yellowstone 's geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser. (CB)Day 5:WEST YELLOWSTONE-EARTHQUAKE LAKE VISITORS CENTER-HELENA.
Today, we continue through Montana 's Big Sky Country. Travel past bison, see bighorn sheep and elk habitat, and take in views of Hebgen Lake with its crystal-blue water and picture-perfect mountain backdrop. Marvel at the forces of nature unleashed at Quake Lake and visit the EARTHQUAKE LAKE VISITORS CENTER. Upon arrival in Helena, step aboard the LAST CHANCE TROLLEY for a historic tour and experience Helena 's colorful past. See Last Chance Gulch, including the Capital Complex, the historic homes on Helena 's West Side, and the early-day mining district. (CB)Day 6:HELENA-MISSOULA-KALISPELL.
Today, we make our way to Missoula, a major lumber center and home of the U.S. Forest Service and the Smokejumpers ' training center. Visit the SMOKEJUMPER Visitor Center for an in-depth guided tour of the jump base and working facility of the smokejumpers. Learn about the jump gear, parachutes, cargo, and aircraft used by the brave men and women in this demanding occupation. Continue along the shores of Flathead Lake, lined with cherry orchards and one of America 's largest freshwater lakes. (B)Day 7:KALISPELL-GLACIER NATIONAL PARK-GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD-KALISPELL.
Upon entering GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, board the famous vintage RED JAMMER BUSES that will take you along one of North America 's most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, enter a geographical wonderland of alpine scenery, where jagged peaks, deep-green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. (B)NOTE:
The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid-June to mid-September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing on the Red Jammer buses will be provided. Day 8:KALISPELL-WALLACE-SPOKANE.
This morning, visit Wallace, Idaho, and tour the SIERRA SILVER MINE, where you travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. There 's time to explore this small historic city before continuing to Spokane, Washington, for the night. (B)Day 9:SPOKANE-SEATTLE.
This morning, we make our way to Seattle, the "Emerald City." This afternoon, sightseeing includes the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World Fair and the 605-foot-high Space Needle. We 'll also stop at the colorful Pike Place Market.Day 10:SEATTLE.
Your vacation ends this morning. You can explore more of Seattle independently with extra nights. (CB)
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