The American West, fabled for its wide-open spaces and incredibly varied landscapes, is home to many of the original gems of the national parks system. Today these vast protected areas continue to inspire visitors with spectacular vistas, remarkable wildlife encounters and authentic wilderness adventures that rival those of any region on the planet. So where better to experience the first total solar eclipse viewable from the continental U.S. in nearly four decades?
Join TravelQuest in the summer of 2017 for a one-of-a-kind westward journey through pristine forests, beside glacial lakes and beneath craggy, snowcapped peaks – culminating in an unforgettable opportunity to view the August 21 eclipse from our exclusive vantage point near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
This unique 13-day adventure weaves together one lifetime moment after another: After visiting Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument, we cross Great Sioux Nation territory en route to the Bighorn range. Explore the natural wonders of Yellowstone from a storied lodge in the heart of the park. Marvel at the sheer cliffs’ red, ochre and umber hues as you discover Bryce and Zion National Parks. Experience the magnificent Grand Canyon from a National Historic Landmark lodge perched on its rim. Walk through Antelope Canyon in Navajo country, photographing its iconic wind-sculpted rock formations. And enjoy the best of regional cuisine, culture and other diversions during our stays in Jackson Hole and Salt Lake City.
This is an unmatched opportunity to experience a rare astronomical event while discovering the natural beauty of America’s backyard.