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Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Black Hills & Devils Tower
Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Black Hills & Devils Tower
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Trip Details
  • 11 Nights
  • May 15 – September 15, 2023
  • Denver, Colorado

Highlights
  • Sign up for a ranger-guided hike and see granite portraits of Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and Lincoln, or simply enjoy the nightly lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore
  • View the wagon ruts made by pioneers heading west on the Oregon Trail seeking a better life
  • Gaze upwards at Bears Lodge, a sacred site of worship for many American Indians. We know it as Devils Tower, a nearly vertical 2,367 foot monolith
  • Go underground into the vast caves systems at Wind Cave and Jewel Cave in the Black Hills
  • Check out the remains of mammoths from the Ice Age, and try your hand at a simulated paleontology dig (Optional Add-On)
  • Take in some history of the Wild West at Fort Laramie and Fort Fetterman
  • See wild horses, bison (buffalo) and begging burros
  • Visit the wild town of Deadwood and see a mock shoot-out at noon

Included Excursion

Pricing per RV

Up to 4 Passengersadditional passengers extra

Pay Your Deposit By :
September 15 October 15November 15December 15
Standard Price
$8,990$9,410$9,830$10,250
Peak Price
Travel During July and August
$10, 790$11,210$11,630$12,050
Extras / Add-Ons :
Additional Passenger (maximum of 3) $600 / each
Extra Night at Existing Campsite$600 / night
Class A RV Option$900
Optional Add-On ExcursionsSee Below

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Overview

This trip is perfect for anyone interested in America’s history, from forts to huge rock carvings of historical figures. Starting from Denver at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, you’ll travel up to Wyoming to view the tracks of the pioneers who risked it all to get to Oregon by covered wagon. Next is Badlands National Park to see fossils, wildlife, and unusual geologic formations. Then it’s off to the Black Hills, exploring mammoth sites and caves along the way. Watch the lights turn on at Mount Rushmore, view the work-in-progress Crazy Horse Monument, then see nature’s sculptures at Devils Tower in Wyoming before returning to Denver.

“We just had an absolutely wonderful time! This was a vacation of a lifetime. The kids loved the RV, and the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. Tracks and Trails made this overwhelming trip easy. I just couldn’t have done it without all of your help!””

 

– The Glavin Family, Massachusetts

Itinerary

Denver – 1 night
Fly into Denver where you’ll spend your first night in a hotel. Known as The Mile High City, Denver is the capital of Colorado and has 300 days of sunshine a year.
Denver to Fort Collins: 65 miles


Fort Collins, CO – 1 night
Home of Colorado State University, Fort Collins is a vibrant town that started as a military outpost in 1864. Visit the Museum of Discovery or paddle a Swan Boat on the lake.
Fort Collins to Hot Springs: 292 miles


Hot Springs, SD – 2 nights
Explore the prehistoric Mammoth Site, now an active archeological dig site, before swimming or relaxing in pools fed by natural hot springs. Enjoy a ranger-led tour of Wind Cave.
Hot Springs to Badlands: 123 miles


Badlands National Park, SD – 2 nights
Dramatic landscapes with spires, canyons, and unusual rock formations are easily accessible via short trails. The Fossil Exhibit Trail displays fossils that have been found in the park.
Badlands to Black Hills: 118 miles


Black Hills, SD – 3 nights
The Black Hills feature mountains, gorges, spectacular canyons, and impressively engineered roads to explore. Mount Rushmore is a majestic symbol of the history of America.
Black Hills to Devils Tower: 122 miles


Devils Tower National Monument – 1 night
Also known as Bears Lodge, Devils Tower is a towering monolith that is a sacred site for many Native Americans.
Devil’s Tower to Cheyenne: 302 miles


Cheyenne, WY – 1 night
Spend your last night just south of Cheyenne at a ranch where you can feed bison.
Cheyenne to Denver: 92 miles


Denver – Drive to Denver to catch your return flight.

excursion
Included Trip Excursion

Wind Cave National Park – Cave Tour

Explore the caves at Wind Cave National Park on this ranger-led tour. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the natural entrance of Wind Cave to see where the cave was discovered and how it got its name.

The cave is famed for its ‘boxwork’ – this is the thin blades of calcite that project from cave walls and form a honeycomb pattern.

You will be led through the middle level of the cave where boxwork is abundant. Wind Cave is one of the longest and most complex caves in the world with many fascinating formations to view.

  • Moderately Strenuous
  • Lasts 1¼ hours, is two-thirds of a mile long
  • Encounters 300 stairs (mostly down)
  • Groups will consist of approx. 40 people

©Photo Credit : National Park Service / Ken Geu

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Optional Add-On Excursions

There are hundreds of guided experiences you could do along the way. These are the ones we think are worth your time and money. Keep it simple or load it up! Our Team will help you decide which ones are right for you. Prices are below with the descriptions and are subject to change by the suppliers.