UTAH AND THREE NATIONAL PARKS
9/29/2024 - 10/7/2024 | David Bradford/Andrea Ezerins
Four Participants Only (THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL)
Our first night will be spent in the Henderson, NV, a little outside of Las Vegas, and close to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, a birdy first stop on this relaxed nature tour. Our next two nights will be at the lodge within Zion NP, followed by two nights at the lodge within Bryce Canyon NP. After exploring these two magnificent parks we will make a long drive to Moab, the gateway to Arches NP, where we will spend the next two nights in the Best Western. On our final day we will make the rather long drive to Salt Lake City where we will spend our last night at a Comfort Suite with airport shuttle. Hopefully some of the summer crowds will be gone in October and temperatures will have cooled off. Bryce might even be a little chilly at night.
The cost of this four person tour in $3,900 per person for double occupancy. for single occupancy, add $1,000.
We will fly into Las Vegas (LAS) on Sunday 29 September and out of Salt Lake City (SLC) Monday 7 October 2024.
MT. RUSHMORE AND SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA
DATES TO BE DETERMINED
Leaders: David Bradford/Andrea Ezerins
Haven’t seen Mt. Rushmore yet or want to revisit this national treasure nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota? Then this is the relaxed nature tour for you. The plan is to fly into Rapid City, SD and spend four nights in Keystone, SD. While in Keystone, we plan to visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Badlands NP, and Mammoth Excavation Site. We might also tour a cave and visit a museum. Since this is a relaxed nature tour, we will not need to be up too early and hope to have some down time to relax a bit. After all, shouldn’t one be able to relax a little while on holiday? However, in 2022 we did not have a lot of down time, but we sure covered a lot of ground and saw a lot of fantastic sights.
The 2022 tour visited all the above major attractions plus we saw buffalo, pronghorn, coyote, prairie dog, mammoth bones, a ghost town, the tourist town of Keystone, and the vast expanse of the great outdoors in southwestern South Dakota. Of course, we spent time looking for birds, though the end of September was not a very birdy time of year. Therefore, I have moved the tour forward by three weeks, before many birds have migrated south. Please visit my website for a list of species seen and the written summary. www.birdtoursbydavidbradford.com
Cost of the tour per person going double occupancy is $1900. For single occupancy add $550. A deposit of $500 holds your spot. We are staying right in Keystone where hotels are very expensive, but close to the action.
Deposit checks can be mailed to David Bradford 18046 Green Hazel Dr. Houston, TX. 77084. Call 281 744 6486 to leave a message or text and I will return your call.