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: Walk through Antelope Canyon in Navajo country, photographing its iconic wind-sculpted rock formations. Marvel at the red, ochre and umber hues of the sheer cliffs in Zion National Park. Explore nearby natural wonders from a storied lodge in the heart of Yellowstone, and from a National Historic Landmark perched above the Grand Canyon. Traverse the Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory en route to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument. And enjoy the best of regional cuisine, culture and other diversions during our stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole.
This is an unmatched opportunity to experience a rare astronomical event while discovering the natural beauty of America’s backyard.