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National Parks & Lodges of the Old West [waitlist only]

June 28 - July 06, 2024
Length: 9 days
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Awaken your pioneering spirit by tracing the legends and natural splendors of the American West—an awe-inspiring expanse filled with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and incredible historic lodges.

Operated by Orbridge

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the diverse wonders of our national parks accompanied by a knowledgeable Expedition Leader.
  • Overnight in landmark lodges that are national treasures themselves.
  • Enjoy a Jeep safari tour at Custer State Park—a wildlife reserve with scenic lakes, dramatic granite spires, and lush grasslands where bison herds roam.
  • Visit the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of Columbian and woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • See the dramatic effects of Yellowstone’s volcanically active caldera and visit otherworldly geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser.
  • Explore Grand Teton National Park—host to flora and fauna that date back to prehistoric times.
  • If you are interested in more information about this trip, please click on the “Reserve Now” button to be taken to the Orbridge website.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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