Event Price 
Starting at approx. $3895

Join us on a journey that celebrates the American West’s magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way. From Old Faithful to Mount Rushmore and from Spearfish Canyon to the Snake River, we will see the best of the Old West and traverse its beautiful vistas in style and comfort. Wonderfully atmospheric hotels and lodges are a highlight of this program, including landmark lodging within the parks themselves.

Program Highlights:

  • Experience the diverse wonders of our National Parks accompanied by two Orbridge Expedition Leaders.
  • Overnight in landmark lodges that are national treasures themselves
  • Enjoy a chuckwagon cook-out after a visit to Custer State Park, a wildlife reserve with scenic lakes, dramatic granite spires, and lush grasslands where bison herds roam
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago.
  • See the dramatic effects of Yellowstone’s volcanically active caldera with visits to otherworldly geothermal sites including Fountain Paint Pots and Old Faithful Geyser.
Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive in Rapid City, SD (R)
Overnight: Adoba Eco Hotel

Day 2: Badlands Nat’l Park / Custer St. Pk. (B,D)
Buffalo safari, canyon cook-out
Overnight: State Game Lodge

Day 3: Custer St. Pk. / Hot Springs, SD (B,D)
Mammoth dig site, Crazy Horse Memorial
Overnight: State Game Lodge

Day 4: Custer St. Pk. /Spearfish Canyon (B,D)
Mount Rushmore, Tatanka museum
Overnight: Spearfish Canyon Lodge

Day 5: U-Cross Ranch / Cody, W Y (B,L)
Ranch life, Bighorn Mountains
Overnight: Holiday Inn Cody

Day 6: Cody / Yellowstone Nat’l Park (B,D)
Buffalo Bill, Old West, Old Faithful
Overnight: Yellowstone Lodging

Day 7: Yellowstone Nat’l Park (B,D)
Geothermal highlights, park sightseeing
Overnight: Yellowstone Lodging

Day 8: Grand Teton Nat’l Park / Jackson (B)
Scenic drive: western plains and mountains
Overnight: Rustic Inn

Day 9: Jackson (B,D)
Leisure activities, farewell dinner
Overnight: Rustic Inn

Day 10: Depart Jackson (B)

Type of activity 
Activity Level 


Shared Program 
University of California, Berkeley
Operator Name 
Mt. Rushmore