Mountain Trail

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • TrekAmerica

Follow the rugged Rockies from Seattle to the spectacular canyons and windswept deserts of Southwest USA. As you escape into the great American outdoors you'll travel through breathtaking scenery, stopping off at iconic national parks and weaving your way through red rock deserts. Look out for local wildlife, explore remote hiking trails and seek out scenic swimming holes - but don't get used to the quiet life for too long, as the tour finishes up with the neon city of Las Vegas and the 'City of Angels', Los Angeles. Enjoy carefree days and campfire nights... all on one exhilarating two week road trip!

  • Navajo guided 4x4 backroads tour of Monument Valley
  • Old Faithful Geyser & bubbling mud pools in Yellowstone
  • Wildlife watching - look out for moose, bison, elk and bear
  • Iconic views from Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Enjoy an epic sunrise or sunset at the Grand Canyon
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Travel on iconic Route 66, visiting the town of Seligman
  • Amazing national and state parks & monuments - Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Dead Horse Point, Monument Valley & Grand Canyon
Accommodation Types
  • Camping

We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Book Extra Nights in Seattle

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team. SEATTLE - HOTEL CLARION SEATTLE AIRPORT3000 S 176th St, Seattle, WA 98188This hotel is conveniently located next to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, with a 24 courtesy shuttle and is adjacent to the Light Link Rail to downtown Seattle. Please contact our Sales Team for a quote. AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATIONThe hotel is located one mile from the airport and they provide a free 24-hour airport shuttle service (a nominal tip of approx. US$2 per person is recommended). When you arrive at the airport, go to the courtesy hotel phones in the baggage area and dial #38 to request a pick-up. To meet your shuttle follow the signs to the shuttle pick up area. Head up the escalators, over the sky bridge and to the third floor and wait at island 1 or 3.

Book Extra Nights in Los Angeles

Our tours depart at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.LOS ANGELES - ALOFT EL SEGUNDO - LOS ANGELES AIRPORT475 N Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA 90245, United StatesClose to the city's airport, the Aloft is a short walk from Aviation/LAX station on the Los Angeles County Metro Rail Green Line for easy to access to this sprawling city.Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATIONThis hotel offers a free 24 hour shuttle service. Please call +1 424 2905555 or speak to the hotel reception to arrange.

Book City Tours Before/After Your Trip

Sticking around for a day or two after your trip? Arriving early for some big city fun? We don’t blame you. Making sure you catch ALL the highlights, we’ve partnered with GetYourGuide to show off the ultimate things to do in our fave cities.Check out our city tours below >Seattle City toursLos Angeles City tours

Book Flights (UK only)

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Why Book Your Flights with Trek?Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per personDate changes free of charge (subject to terms)We are ATOL protected and IATA licensedPersonal service - you're more than just a numberCall us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers orRequest a flight quote

Travel Insurance

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ? See our insurance page for more information.

Optional Activities During Your Tour

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above. Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items! As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Food And Meals
  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you have the option to contribute US$10 a day which will cover your meals whilst camping
  • Washington
  • Grand Canyon
  • Colorado
  • Space Needle
  • Moose
  • Yellowstone
  • Colorado River
  • Seattle
  • Montana
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Jackson
  • Flaming Gorge
  • Arches National Park
  • Moab
  • Monument Valley
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Route 66
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • North America
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Original
  • Deserts & Canyons
  • National Parks
  • Adventure
  • Small Group
  • Wildlife
  • Youth
  • Singles
  • Scenic
  • Active

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Day: 1

As you'll be setting off early doors, it's definitely worthwhile flying in a few days before the tour starts so you can explore Seattle. Seattle has heaps of cool things to do, including a trip to the top of the Space Needle for some awesome views of the city. Depart the city and get to know your new Trek friends as you cross Washington and Idaho's Bitterroot Range into 'Big Sky Country'. Montana welcomes you with rugged mountain peaks and wide open spaces. You’re definitely in for one heck of a road trip!

  • Seattle
  • Montana

Day: 2-3

After enjoying a night under a brilliant blanket of stars, you reach Yellowstone National Park for a glorious two night stay. View the iconic and explosive Old Faithful Geyser and colourful waterfalls, while exploring the world's oldest and most famous national park. Keep your camera handy to capture the abundant wildlife that roams the park such as bison, bear, moose and elk. 

  • Yellowstone National Park

Day: 4-5

Next up, wonderful views and hikes await you in the majestic Grand Teton National Park. With few foothills to speak of, the jagged peaks rise like teeth from lush, flat meadows against the bright blue Wyoming sky. Next we visit the truly Western town of Jackson. An optional white water rafting trip on the Snake River rapids, one of America's last great untamed rivers, should definitely get the adrenaline pumping. If you prefer to stay on dry land how about a shot of  'Red Eye' Whiskey at Jackson's Silver Dollar Saloon?

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Jackson

Day: 6

Say goodbye to the mountains and hello to the unique red rock scenery that marks the start of the Desert Southwest as you head for the border with Utah. You'll soon see why the intrepid explorer John Wesley Powell gave this place the name Flaming Gorge, as you watch the sun reflecting off this unique red rock landscape. Make sure to get that grammable shot of the sunset over Flaming Gorge and Green River. The views are out of this world!

  • Flaming Gorge

Day: 7-8

Known for being the USA'S natural adventure playground, Moab is next up on your itinerary and boy will you be impressed! Named Arches National Park for a reason, the countless number of incredible red rock formations dotted all over the park, shaped by the elements, make for some serious exploration. Delicate Arch is one of Utah's most famous icons and people travel far and wide to see the awesome freestanding 20 metre arch (65 ft.) in all its glory. After your hike why not strap on a helmet, and take on this amber terrain with a mountain bike. Your guaranteed perfect conditions with the dips, climbs, twists and turns. Alternatively, you may be tempted by the thrill of a Hummer tour through the red rock scenery! If this isn't enough, you'll pay a visit to Dead Horse Point for amazing canyon views of the snaking Colorado River below. 

  • Arches National Park
  • Moab

Day: 9

En route to Monument Valley you stop at the viewpoint of Moki Dugway for an awesome view of the road snaking down the mountainside and across the red rock desert. Next it’s off to one of North America's most iconic landscapes, used as the set for countless Western movies. Immerse yourself in the native culture on an included guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and backroads. Marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day, then when the sun goes down swap campfire stories under a blanket of stars.

  • Monument Valley

Day: 10-11

Strike out across the desert in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. An early morning start has its rewards as this jaw-dropping landscape comes alive with colour at sunrise. Take to the sky to witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red and gold formations from up high on an optional helicopter flight. Hit the rim trails for vast incredible views of the canyon. You may prefer to hike down into the belly of the canyon, where Plateau Point offers views of the rushing Colorado River. Or, there’s the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail. Whatever view of the Grand Canyon you go for, you'll never forget the moment you first lay your eyes on this incredible place! 

  • Grand Canyon National Park

Day: 12-13

Today you travel a section of the original Route 66 and make a stop at the little town of Seligman, packed with quirky shops full of iconic road trip memorabilia. Next it’s off to the main event, Las Vegas! With a sudden burst of neon, this desert oasis appears before your eyes. A-list stars swarm to this 24/7 party town - you may not make it into any of their swanky parties, but you can feel like a total legend if you take a cruise down The Strip on an optional party bus. The possibilities are endless in Vegas…tour the glamorous hotels, take in a show, ride a roller coaster or go clubbing all night. You can even have a 'sham' wedding if you fancy, and marry whoever (or whatever) you like! For those with a little leftover cash to splash, why not take an evening helicopter flight down the Las Vegas Strip? Epic!

  • Route 66
  • Las Vegas

Day: 14

Finish your tour in . If you decide to stay on a few more days, head down to Venice Beach for the perfect place to relax in the Californian sun. Or to truly get under the skin of America's biggest city, add an Urban Adventure on to the end of your tour and explore the city with a local.This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs. 

  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Touring with TrekAmerica

TrekAmerica was founded 45 years ago, on a simple concept; get together a group of free-wheeling, independent types, pack up a van with tents, camping gear and a trek leader and follow the road, hitting all the key places along the way. Today, not much has changed, and as the longest running North American, small group tour company, they are proud to say no-one knows the area like them. With ‘Tours for Non-Tourists’, they love bringing together small groups of young, international travellers to experience the best of USA, Canada, Alaska and South America; showing them America's big highlights from bustling cities to jaw-dropping National Parks, and incredible places so hidden only locals like them know about them.

TrekAmerica tours are designed specifically for young, international travellers aged 18-38, so you're guaranteed to be travelling with people of a similar age, all with a sense of fun, adventure and a keen desire to explore. Whether you're travelling alone or with friends, you'll soon be surrounded by like-minded people who will quickly become your new best trek mates. The tour leaders are home-grown, knowledgeable and fun loving folks with a passion for showing you the real Americas. Only the most enthusiastic and committed people are chosen to become tour leaders; they are trained extensively as TrekAmerica believe that the most important ingredient for the success of a tour is a great leader.

With year round departures and over 50 unique itineraries from 3 days to 3 months in length, TrekAmerica offer a wide range of tours and departures and whatever you choose they guarantee you the experience of a lifetime! Each trip offers fantastic value for money; they include all accommodation and transport, your own experienced tour leader, all national park fees and selected meals on some tours. Plus there are no single supplements for those travelling alone. They also include exciting activities along the way so you get serious ‘bang for your buck’. You have a choice of accommodation on each tour; you can opt for full on communing with nature with the camping option, or go the hostel route of group accommodation with the Budget Lodging option, or if you need your creature comforts, the Plus option is for you.

Whichever tour you choose, fun, freedom and flexibility are key to TrekAmerica’s style of travel and with interests as individual as their travellers, you're able to hang out with the group when you want or do your own thing. In addition to the many included highlights and activities, there are also lots of optional activities for you to choose from during your trip. They keep these optional so you have the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't, according to taste and budget.


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