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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

Rockies and Ranches Self-Drive Tour

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,570 pp incl. flights


Short description

Discover America’s unique geography while staying in picturesque ranches and lodges on this national-park road trip


  • Explore the unique geography of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
  • Stay in picturesque ranches and lodges in stunning locations
  • Finish on the Pacific West coast with scenic drives and the parks and river walks of Seattle

In Brief

  • 1 Night Salt Lake City
  • 2 Nights Grand Teton
  • 2 Nights Yellowstone National Park
  • 3 Nights Helena
  • 2 Nights Whitefish
  • 1 Night Coeur d'Alene
  • 2 Nights Winthrop
  • 2 Nights Seattle


Recommended for:
Lodges | Mountains | Natural world | Photography | Self-drive

In just over two weeks, you’ll drive along scenic byways to some of America’s best-loved national parks including the granddaddy of them all – Yellowstone. You’ll also visit Grand Teton’s alpine lakes and the Cascade’s craggy summits, overnighting in log cabins and enjoying the fireplace-warmth of Triple Creek Ranch in Helena. You’ll then finish at the Pacific West coast, a contrast to Wyoming and Montana with sweeping drives and the parks and river walks of Seattle.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Salt Lake City

Start you trip in style with included airport lounge access before flying out to Salt Lake City where you’ll pick up your rental car for the short drive to your city-centre hotel. You'll then have the rest of the day free to relax and explore at your own pace; perhaps head out to the Wasatch Mountains for a hike or bike ride, just a 45-minute drive away, or stay downtown to take in the delights of the city's burgeoning restaurant scene – the city is well known for its myriad organic and international dining options.

Stay: Little America hotel – Tower Room (Superior)

Days 2-3
Grand Teton National Park

Heading north, you’ll drive to the jagged peaks of Grand Teton that rise 7,000 feet above a valley floor dotted with sparkling blue lakes. Drive past the shores of Jenny Lake and up to Signal Mountain for views of the entire region. You’ll stay at Jackson Hole, a river basin at the centre of a mountain-ringed valley, in either the Lexington or the idyllic Teton Mountain Lodge. If you’re visiting in winter, enjoy everything from skiing and snowmobiling to dog sledding and snow shoeing. Year round hiking, biking and horse riding are an excellent way to see the area’s dramatic scenery. 

Alternatively, upgrade to a stay at Amangani for the ultimate in ranch luxury. All-suite accommodation hosts panoramic valley views while fine dining fuels everything from winter sports to summer hikes along the migratory paths of moose and elk. Return to heated pool soaks and indulgent massages. 

Stay: Teton Mountain Lodge (Superior)

Days 4-5
Yellowstone National Park

Spend two days in Yellowstone, America’s first national park. It’s home to stunning peaks, shaggy grizzlies and half the world’s geysers. Tumbling waterfalls turn to blue-ribbon rivers, which flow into the country’s largest high-altitude lake. Over your two days you’re sure to spot some of the region’s famed wildlife, including grizzly bears, heavy-bearded bison, eagles, horned elks and prairie dogs. Our Superior accommodation option is within touching distance of possibly Yellowstone’s most famous attraction, Old Faithful. Erupting every eighty minutes, it’s a sure crowd-pleaser. 

Stay: Old Faithful Snow Lodge (Superior)

Days 6-8
Ranch stay, Helena

Continue to Helena and a three-night stay in a traditional ranch. Our Standard option – the wonderfully named Rocking Z Ranch – offers the chance to embrace the Wild West ethos with everything from lassoing and wilderness horse rides to guided hikes in search of local wildlife. Alternatively, upgrade to the superb Triple Creek Ranch – a Relais & Chateau property where you'll pair the very best of wild Montana with the likes of gourmet dining, a heated outdoor pool and warming fire pits.

Stay: Rocking Z Ranch (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10

Drive on to Whitefish and your next accommodation, the Grouse Mountain Lodge where you'll enjoy superb summertime hiking and golf and easy access to Whitefish Mountain's fresh-powder skiing and snowboarding in winter. Alternatively, call for an upgrade to the Lodge at Whitefish Lake, perfectly poised for the 30 minutes’ drive to Glacier National Park. Relax in the spa or by your own log fire and try your hand at the lodge’s numerous winter sports, from skiing to ice-skating. During your stay, be sure to drive the scenic ‘Going-to-the-Sun-Road’ through the national park’s centre to spot wandering grizzlies and reach breathtaking views and meandering hiking trails. Alternatively

Stay: Grouse Mountain Lodge (Superior)

Day 11
Coeur D’Alene

Head west to Coeur D’Alene in the Idaho Panhandle and a night at a cosy inn. Otherwise, look to an upgrade to the north-shore Coeur d'Alene Resort, which ooks out over manicured parks to the town’s lake. Evening ambles down waterside boardwalks reward walkers with impressive sunsets over the lake, itself ideal for trying your hand at stand up paddleboarding.

Stay: Greenbriar Inn Coeur d'Alene (Superior)

Days 12-13

As you make your way to the coast, drive through Washington State to the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Your destination is Sun Mountain Lodge, ideal for exploring its surrounding valleys or simply lounging in a hot tub. From here, take to the scenic byways of the Cascades Loop, which combine scenic views with ambling walks.

Stay: Sun Mountain Lodge, Washington (Superior)

Days 14-15

Driving through the mountains will bring you to Seattle, one of America’s most up and coming cities. Drop off your hire car before making your way to your chosen hotel. Sip on an artisan latte or microbrew and summit the Space Needle in the 1990s birthplace of grunge rock. Now, the city’s better known for its world-class art galleries and museums including the Pacific Science Center and the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Known as ‘The Emerald City’ due to its abundance of evergreen trees, Seattle also enjoys views to the Olympic Mountains to the west and their Cascades counterparts to the east.

Stay: Hotel Andra (Superior)

Days 16-17

On your final day in America, make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,570 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £4,570 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,430 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from the UK to Salt Lake City and from Seattle to the UK
  • 14 days Compact car hire including personalised road book
  • 12 nights accommodation in a mix of 3* (Standard) & 4* (Superior) hotels on a room-only basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3-4* ranch on a full-board basis and including activities

High season: June-September

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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