Yellowstone & Rockies Loop

Explore Yellowstone and the Rockies on this 18 day self-drive holiday

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into and out of Denver
You’ll drive approximately 1950 miles in total
 Includes Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and Salt Lake City
Extra days or side trips including Rocky Mountain National Park or Monument Valley can easily be added
 Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
 Your entire package is ATOL protected

Flying to and from Denver in Colorado, you’ll drive a loop visiting the stunning Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City and Mount Rushmore.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!


Your Itinerary

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Days 1 & 2:
Begin in Denver

Fly into Denver, known as the Mile High City and stay here for your first two nights. Spend an evening in Lower Downtown, knows as LoDo. While you’re here you might want to visit the nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fly into Denver
Denver, CO
 2 Nights
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Day 3:

Your first overnight stop will be in Cheyenne, the Wyoming state capital. With a rich history in the old west there are plenty of attractions here, two of our favourites are the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and the Wyoming State Capitol Building.

Approx 100 miles
Cheyenne, WY
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Days 4 & 5:
Mount Rushmore

You’ll head up to South Dakota today and stay in Keystone which will be your base for the next two nights. You’ll have a full day to visit Mount Rushmore, the famous rock sculpture of four former presidents. You may also want to visit the nearby Badlands National Park with its dramatic and rugged landscape

 Approx 270 miles
 Keystone, SD
 2 Nights
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Day 6:

Head west to Sheridan, making a little detour to see the amazing Devils Tower National Monument before arriving at your overnight stop near Bighorn National Forest. Downtown Sheridan is worth a visit too.

 Approx 265 miles
Sheridan, WY

Day 7:

Today you’ll head into Cody, founded by William "Buffalo Bill” Cody in 1901. There are plenty of Buffalo Bill museums and signs of the old west in this wondeful town which is located just 50 miles from Yellowstone’s east entrance. 

 Approx 150 miles
Cody, WY
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Days 8 - 10:
Yellowstone Nat. Park

Enjoy the scenic drive into Yellowstone, the US’s first national park. Established in 1872 it is home to hundreds of species of wildlife including bears, wolves, bison, antelope and elk. Staying here for three nights gives you time to explore the park and its forests, rivers, hot springs and geysers including Old Faithful.

Approx 120 miles
Yellowstone NP, WY
 3 Nights
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Days 11 & 12:
Grand Teton Nat. Park

Drive through the wonderful Grand Teton National Park to Jackson. This makes a great base for exploring the parks, lakes, forests and hiking trails.

 Approx 105 miles
Jackson, WY
 2 Nights
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Day 13:
Salt Lake City

Tonight you will stay in Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon settlers and home of their world HQ. Sitting between the Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Range, this wonderful city is also the state capital of Utah.

 Approx 235 miles
 Salt Lake City, UT
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Days 14 & 15:
Canyonlands & Arches

Moab will be your base for the next two nights and is the perfect location to visit Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.  Both of these have wonderful rock formations and an abundance of wildlife inhabit each of these parks.

 Approx 235 miles
 Moab, UT
 2 Nights
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Day 16:
Back in Denver

You’ll take a pleasant trip back to Denver today for the final evening of your holiday. Get back in time to enjoy Lower Downtown and the selection of restaurants and bars on offer.

Approx 355 miles
Denver, CO
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Day 17 
Final Morning

Make the most of your final morning in Denver, take a bike ride or visit some of the many attractions that you may have missed at the beginning of your trip. This evening you’ll catch your flight back to the UK.

 Fly out of Denver
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Day 18:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

 Arrive Back in UK
Fancy an upgrade?
car upgrade

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday!
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