| Day 1 Sunday –
Rocky Mountains NP, mountain road,
snowy peaks, scenery and high altitude.
Day 2 Monday –
Afternoon we will reach Grand
Teton NP, Boat ride on Alpine lake to beautiful waterfall. Hike back or return
on the same boat.
Day 3 Tuesday – Grand Teton,
Yellowstone NP. Yellowstone Canyon, waterfalls, geysers (Half the geysers on
planet earth are located in the Yellowstone caldera), hot springs, highest
alpine lake on our continent, bison, bears, deer, muss – witness almost every
animal of North America, living free.
Day 4 Wednesday –
Rafting on Yellowstone River, continue visiting NP.
Day 5 Thursday –
Lots of highway driving, but also
beautiful Timpanogos Cave NM and cable car ride. Sunset in Bryce NP.
Day 6 Friday – Bryce Canyon National Park. Hiking the Navajo Loop, Pictures, pictures, pictures.
Day 1 Sunday – Zion NP. Angels
Landing or the Emerald Pools hike. Zion Canyon, Checkerboard Mesa, scenic
drive, some of the Narrows or slot canyon.
Day 2 Monday – Kaibab Plateau and
forest - North rim of Grand Canyon NP, Marble Canyon, mighty Colorado River and
Day 3 Tuesday – Glen Dam, Lake
Powell, Navajo Indian NM, Monument Valley (on Indian territories) Horseback
riding (if you choose to) with Indian guide.
Day 4 Wednesday – Natural Bridges
NM, Dinosaur museum, Four Corners (the only place in the USA where you can step
in four states with one foot), Shopping for Indian chachkes.
Day 5 Thursday – Mesa Verde NP –
the largest and most beautiful Native American ancient settlement in the US.
Day 6 Friday – Great Sand Dunes NP,
Colorado. If time allows, Medano Pass – dirt road over the Rocky Mountains
Shabbos Koidesh in Denver CO.
This list includes only the major
attractions on your way: 12 National Parks and Monuments within Two Weeks. This
will give you a taste of adventure that you will want to extend in the future
with your family and children. In each of the parks you can spend weeks and
still not cover them all. That would take a lifetime. There is beauty around of
every bend of the river or behind every peak of the mountain. We will drive
those roads mostly between mountain ranges, including the highest ranges on the
continental US. Some of the four-wheel-drives will make jeeping look like
child's play in a sandbox by comparison. You will not stay behind the glass of
the candy store looking in; instead, you will find yourself right inside the chocolate
factory. You will see a reality which others see only in IMAX
Theaters, on the giant screen. Their view is only on a screen, but you will be
where they actually recorded those films. On the way, there will be mines and
rides, as well as places to climb or slide down on actual rock, not fabricated
plastic. We can't possibly have time to do it all, but we can find time to add
fun to even this packed list.