The Real America Fly Drive
The Real America Fly Drive
Experience the stunning scenery of America’s West as you drive this magnificent route through five states.
Discover beautiful mountain ranges, a genuine dude ranch and three National Parks, attend a rodeo and explore two very different cities.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Rockies To The Red Rocks
Rockies To The Red Rocks
Following the phenomenal success of the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, the train has now landed in Colorado and can be added to any holiday starting or ending in Denver.
The Rocky Mountaineer is a luxury train service that offers passengers a unique way to experience the American Southwest. The train travels through some of the most stunning scenery in the region, including the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado River, and the red rock canyons of Utah.
The American Rocky Mountaineer travels between from Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah. The rail journey takes two days with an overnight in Glenwood Springs plus two in Moab where we have included a tour of the Arches, but if you want something more exciting, we can organise an excursion for you by air, mountain bike, 4×4, light aircraft or jetboat
SilverLeaf passengers sit in a single level dome car with panoramic windows where delicious meals and snacks will be delivered to your seat. You will be kept entertained and informed by three onboard hosts and you can access the Outdoor viewing area. For a small supplement, you can buy SilverLeaf Plus which will give you access to the lounge car, signature cocktails and premium alcoholic drinks, as well as an elevated dining experience with wine pairings and an additional host.
No matter which service level you choose, you are sure to enjoy the stunning scenery and the comfortable accommodations on the Rocky Mountaineer. The train hosts are friendly and attentive, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have about the journey.
NB: GoldLeaf is not available as the two-level carriages will not fit through the US tunnels.
This memorable journey can be added on to any itinerary starting or ending in Denver. There are also some escorted Rocky Mountaineer holidays linking the train with a bus excursions starting in Salt Lake City or Las Vegas.
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Itinerary (19 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Fly into Denver International Airport in Colorado. Spend the day in Denver and visit its...
Fly into Denver International Airport in Colorado.
Spend the day in Denver and visit its outstanding collection of museums as well as exploring the excellent shopping in Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Larimer Square. LoDo is a 28-square block area of restored Victorian buildings that has been converted to a shopping and eating paradise.
2 nights in Denver
Denver to Estes Park
Collect your hire car and head north out of Denver through the interesting town of...
to Estes Park
Collect your hire car and head north out of Denver through the interesting town of Boulder where you might stop for lunch to visit the Museum of Natural History or one of the many galleries in town before arriving in Estes Park on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The park encompasses 415 square miles of mountains, forests, and alpine tundra, known for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and challenging hiking trails.
2 nights Estes Park
Estes Park to Cheyenne
Just two hours will find you in the Wyoming state capital: Cheyenne. Pay a visit...
Just two hours will find you in the Wyoming state capital: Cheyenne. Pay a visit the Old West Museum and learn about the one of the oldest annual rodeos in the country, the Frontier Days. Other sights include the Transportation Museum, the State Capitol, and the Frontier Mall.
1 night in Cheyenne
Cheyenne to Paradise Guest Ranch
An authentic dude ranch which has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. You can...
to Paradise Guest Ranch
An authentic dude ranch which has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. You can be a first-time rider or have ridden for years, Paradise will have the right horse for you. Once, you have found the horse to suit, it will be yours for the week to enjoy. Rides will be for two hours, half a day or a full day with picnic lunch; there is also fun to be had in the rodeo arena practising team penning, “turning and burning” around the barrel and poles course or improving your horsemanship with one of the wranglers. Away from the riding in the Bighorn Mountains, there are kids’ programmes, fly-fishing, hiking, BBQs around the fire, line dancing and much more to enjoy. Your accommodation will be in log cabins complete with cosy fireplaces, full baths/showers, a kitchenette and best of all an outside deck on which to relax after a busy day. The dining room serves three hearty meals a day – all that fresh air and exercise will build up an appetite – and of course, there is a saloon to slake your thirst and exchange stories with your fellow guests.
7 nights at the ranch
Paradise Guest Ranch to Yellowstone National Park
With much regret, it is time to leave the ranch, but you have not left...
Paradise Guest Ranch
Yellowstone National Park
With much regret, it is time to leave the ranch, but you have not left the Wild West behind you, because in (June-August) you will be attending the Rodeo for which Frontier America will include tickets in the price of your holiday. Cody is named after Buffalo Bill Cody, today you can walk through Old Trail town to see the 1890s frontier buildings that made up the original town site.
After stopping by Cody, you will continue on and enter the park from the north by Yellowstone Lake and make your slow way to your accommodation. Slow, because the speed limit within the park is 20 miles per hour and you often don’t achieve that because of the various traffic jams caused by animal sightings! Yellowstone, the oldest and most famous of the US National Parks, is full of awesome sights: hot springs, geysers and dozens of animal species.
3 nights in Yellowstone National Park
Paradise Guest Ranch to Jackson Hole
Make your way to south to Jackson Hole marvelling at the glorious Teton Mountain Range...
Paradise Guest Ranch
to Jackson Hole
Make your way to south to Jackson Hole marvelling at the glorious Teton Mountain Range on your right as you drive. ‘Cosmopolitan western’ Jackson features wooden sidewalks, elk antler arches and shops that range from the chic to the traditional; Enjoy dancing and live entertainment at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar or the Silver Dollar Bar in the historic Wort Hotel.
Grand Teton National Park is dominated by the Teton mountain range, a 40-mile stretch that is part of the famed Rocky Mountains. Spend a day driving the 42-mile Scenic Loop which includes both Jenny Lake and the Jackson Lake Dam, visit Grand Teton National Park Visitors Center, or take the Aerial Tram. Frontier can arrange a guided hike or wildlife safari if you wish.
2 nights in Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City
It is nearly 5 hours to Salt City and we would suggest breaking the journey...
Salt Lake City
It is nearly 5 hours to Salt City and we would suggest breaking the journey at the Lava Hot Springs hot pools where you can relax in the pools. Also, just before you get to the city, do have a stop to wonder at the Great Salt Lake.
Salt Lake City is known for its Mormon heritage: Temple Square, the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the most important religious buildings in the world for Mormons and is well worth a visit. Other popular tourist attractions in Salt Lake City the Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Utah State Capitol.
2 nights Salt Lake City
Mr & Mrs Frost - Travelled to Yellowstone
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