Buckle up and explore the Great American West with American Holidays

Get ready to discover South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming, from breathtaking national parks to diverse native cultures and the authentic wild west. This region has some of America’s most famous national parks. From the otherworldly Badlands to the geothermal wonders of Yellowstone, the iconic faces at Mount Rushmore, the pristine beauty of Glacier, and the awe-inspiring Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Prepare to marvel at the wonders of nature. And you can visit them all and more on our epic Icons & National Parks of America’s West RV Road Trip.

Denver: Gateway to the Rockies

Begin your RV adventure in Denver, Colorado, where the Rocky Mountains beckon with their majestic allure. Spend a night in the Mile High City, exploring its vibrant downtown, sampling local cuisine, and soaking in the arts and culture scene. Visit attractions like the Denver Art Museum, catch a performance at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, or take a leisurely stroll through the historic Larimer Square.

South Dakota: Badlands and Black Hills

After embracing Denver’s atmosphere, get ready for an exciting trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota! Prepare for an awe-inspiring adventure through a region rich in history and stunning landscapes. Explore the unique rock formations, deep canyons, and fossil-rich terrain at Badlands National Park. Drive along the scenic Badlands Loop Road, hike through the picturesque terrain, and witness breathtaking sunsets.

Continuing westward, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Black Hills region. Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where the faces of four iconic presidents are carved into the granite cliffs. Explore the nearby Crazy Horse Memorial, a tribute to Native American culture and leadership. Don’t miss the charming town of Deadwood, known for its Wild West history and vibrant atmosphere.

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This area is also known for its Hollywood pedigree. The scenic drive through Spearfish Canyon was the location for Kevin Costner’s winter scene in ‘Dances with Wolves” and he fell in love with Deadwood while filming in the area. So much so that he bought one of the many casinos in the historic town.

North Dakota: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

As you journey northward, North Dakota welcomes you with its serene prairies and the rugged beauty of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Named after the 26th President of the United States, this park preserves the landscapes that once inspired Roosevelt’s conservation efforts. Explore the park’s scenic drives, hike amidst the colourful buttes and grasslands, and keep an eye out for bison, prairie dogs, and wild horses that roam freely in this wilderness sanctuary.

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Montana: Big Sky Country

Continue your journey in Montana, where the expansive landscapes and untamed wilderness beckon. Explore Glacier National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its pristine lakes, towering peaks, and ancient glaciers. Embark on scenic drives along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike through alpine meadows adorned with wildflowers, and marvel at the breathtaking vistas around every turn.

Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park

Wyoming: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Your RV adventure culminates in the wild west of Wyoming, the land of towering peaks, bubbling geysers, and vast plains. Explore Yellowstone National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to mesmerizing geothermal wonders such as Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, and Yellowstone Lake. Spend a couple of days exploring the park’s diverse ecosystems, hiking scenic trails, and keeping an eye out for wildlife encounters with bison, elk, and bears.

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Next, venture south to Grand Teton National Park, where jagged peaks rise dramatically against the sky. Enjoy activities like boating on Jackson Lake, hiking to Hidden Falls, or simply admiring the breathtaking vistas from various viewpoints along the park’s scenic drives.

Salt Lake City: Urban Oasis

Returning southward, conclude your journey with a night in Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital nestled against the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains. Explore Temple Square, the heart of the city and home to the iconic Salt Lake Temple. Discover the city’s rich history and cultural diversity, sample delicious cuisine, or take a scenic drive through nearby canyons for one last glimpse of natural splendour.

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An RV holiday through South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming offers a captivating blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and outdoor adventures. From the rugged peaks of the Rockies to the serene prairies of the Great Plains, each destination invites exploration and discovery, promising memories that will last a lifetime. So, pack your bags, hit the open road, and let the journey begin!

What’s Included

Flights to Denver and return from Salt Lake City

One checked bag per person

11 nights RV rental with unlimited mileage

1 night in the Doubletree by Hilton **** (Denver)

1 NIGHT Wyoming, 1 NIGHT South Dakota, 1 NIGHT Badlands National Park, 1 NIGHT Spearfish Canyon, 1 NIGHT North Dakota, 2 NIGHTS Montana, 2 NIGHTS Yellowstone National Park, 2 NIGHTS Grand Teton National Park

1 night in the Little America Hotel **** (Salt Lake City)

Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Year-round dates available.

Quote reference number: 53261662