Straddling the Continental Divide in the Northern Rockies, Glacier National Park is a wonderland of milky blue alpine lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and dramatic, glacially-carved terrain. Add in the unparalleled hiking trails, whitewater rivers, and stunning lakeside chalets, and it’s easy to see why this park should skyrocket to the top of your bucket list. […]
Prepare to be awed by the grand sense of space you feel gazing out at Badwater Basin from Dante’s View—as well as by the intimate sight of a tiny Joshua tree sprouting in the protection of a shrub. At day’s end, jump for joy —right into the spring-fed pool at the hotel. Before bed, marvel at the night sky as you’ve never seen it before.
You’ll see Zabriskie Point at sunset, trace the smooth, cool walls of Mosaic Canyon and drive dirt roads where big Joshua trees and pinyon pines hold council. Go deep into startling, sublime, surreal, and exquisite landscapes of Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks on this fabulous journey. Your guide knows the most interesting hikes, the best viewpoints, and the most revealing stories from all the way back to the days of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who arrived here first.
Every day you’ll thread your way through each park to discover fascinating complexities in the seemingly austere surroundings. Accommodations at the eclectic 29 Palms Inn and elegant Inn at Death Valley (formerly called Inn at Furnace Creek) make the experience complete.