1DEPART CHICAGO ABOARD THE GREAT WESTERN LIMITED
Board the train, settle into your onboard accommodations, and enjoy a special welcome aboard dinner as we roll west over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe route made famous by the Super Chief. (D)
2EN ROUTE TO ARIZONA
Admire sights including scenic Raton Pass from the vista-dome and later tonight, arrival in Gallup, NM where the fabled El Rancho Hotel awaits. (B,L,D)
3MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
Marvel at Mesa Verde National Park to see how the Pueblo people made these
cliffside dwellings their home for over 700 years. Later today, we arrive in beautiful Moab, for the first of two nights with the evening at leisure in this dramatic setting.
4CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Visit Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands National Park, two visual treats. Later tonight, relax on a sunset cruise on the placid Colorado River. (B,D)
5ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
Tour Arches National Park, where more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches include iconic Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch and Balanced Rock. In Salt Lake City, UT, visit the famed Mormon Temple and
Temple Square. You’ll overnight in the superb Little America Hotel. (B)
6SALT LAKE CITY. UT
Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at the Little America, consistently rated one of the best hotels in the country.
Later, revel in the pretty drive north to Wyoming, stopping for lunch en route with an afternoon arrival in West Yellowstone, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. (B,L)
7GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Delight in splendid panoramas of the Grand Tetons, pausing at the Grand Teton National Park Visitors Center, Jenny Lake and the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
Continue to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park and home to a collection of the world’s most extraordinary geysers and hot springs. (B)
8YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Take in Yellowstone’s majesty at the Upper & Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Keep your camera handy since today is a visual feast. This afternoon, we exit Yellowstone’s north entrance and enter Montana, traveling to Bozeman for our overnight stay. (B)
9GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS
Drive north into Montana and take part in a boat cruise through the Missouri River’s Gates of the Mountains, a site notably described by Lewis & Clark on their epic trip west. After the boat cruise, Journey to what James Hill called the Crown Jewel among National Parks, spectacular Glacier National Park. Relax during the first of two nights at the historic Izaak Walton Inn, a small hotel of great charm built just before the start of WWII. (B)
10GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Depart this morning aboard one of the historic red open-air “jammer” buses for a spellbinding day that traverses the breathtaking Going to the Sun Road (weather permitting) over the Continental
Divide. Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Lake McDonald, a shimmering alpine lake. (B,D)
11GREAT WESTERN LIMITED
After breakfast, depart from Glacier Park aboard the Great Western Limited bound for Midwestern points and Chicago. Savor a farewell dinner while speeding East.
12ST. PAUL, MN; MILWAUKEE, WI; AND CHICAGO, IL
The Great Western Limited arrives in St. Paul and Milwaukee this morning with an afternoon arrival at Chicago Union Station. You may travel home or extend your stay in Chicago, if you wish. We will happily assist with hotel arrangements in Chicago. (B,L)