Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Cowboy Country

Ken Burns American Journeys



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$5,440 CAD
Journey Type
Tauck Bridges
Time of Year
Jun - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Jackson, Rapid City, Grand Teton National Park, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Yellowstone National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial
Cowboy Country Wyoming Escorted Family Vacation


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A peek into the story of the Mormon Row Historic District inside Grand Teton National Park and the effort to preserve its historic structures, supported by Tauck




Gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers


A cowboy-sized helping of Wyoming ranch life – with a cookhouse lunch, horseback ride, horse whisperer and roping demonstration at the T-A Guest Ranch


A campfire and overnight at the Ranch at Ucross


Visits to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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World Travel. Family Discovery.

Hit the trail for a true Western adventure…the ultimate family trip to Wyoming and South Dakota. Experience life on the ranch… whoop it up at a rodeo… explore treasures of the National Park Service… and learn the stories of the people who shaped the Wild, Wild West.

Welcome to cowboy country! Our family vacation to Wyoming and South Dakota is a fun-loving adventure that takes you and your family into some of the most spectacular national parks you'll ever see. Look for beaver, elk, bison and more on the way to Yellowstone National Park, where you'll stay just steps from Old Faithful…take in a night of "Wild West" entertainment in the rodeo capital of the world…raft down the Snake River…sample the life of a cowboy with horseback riding, roping demos and campfires on a real ranch…and discover the man-made artistry of Mount Rushmore and the natural majesty of Grand Teton National Park.  Read Less

Exploring Yellowstone National Park

A perfect day for a picnic in Yellowstone

Any day spent in Yellowstone National Park is pretty much perfect... but today is even more so, because you'll be exploring America's first national park with an expert from the Yellowstone Forever Institute (formerly The Institute of the Yellowstone Association), the educational arm of the park's official non-profit partner, Yellowstone Forever. The Institute (YFI for short) introduces thousands of folks to the park's natural wonders through programs ranging from one day to several weeks. Today, your YFI expert leads the way as you learn about Yellowstone's rich history, geothermal wonders and amazing wildlife... Perfect!

Family fun at the Cody Nite Rodeo

A night at the rodeo

Way out here in Wyoming, nothing promises more real Western fun than an honest-to-goodness rodeo... especially in a town named for the legendary Wild West showman, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and often called the "Rodeo Capital of the World." Established in 1938 and operating June through August, the Cody Nite Rodeo is the world's longest-running nightly rodeo. Get set for an evening filled with bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, rodeo clowns, and even a "calf scramble" for kids 12 and under!

Horseback riding and more...

A taste of the cowboy life at a real working Wyoming ranch

Make your way through Wyoming's breathtaking Bighorn Mountains to an authentic (and fun) western ranch experience at T-A Guest Ranch in Buffalo. And when we say "authentic," we mean it: homesteaded in 1884, this working cattle ranch was once the site of a shootout during the infamous Johnson County War that pitched cowboy against cowboy in these parts in 1892 – you can still see some of the old bullet holes! But today's visit will be a peaceful one… where you can choose to meet a horse whisperer, learn roping techniques from real cowboys, ride in a horse-drawn wagon, or saddle up for a horseback ride.

Jackson Lake Lodge

With the Tetons at your doorstep

Spectacular views of the Teton Range are just steps away from your woodland cottage at Jackson Lake Lodge, perched on a bluff with the magnificent Tetons rising from the valley floor in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Explore the fascinating Snake River, wetlands, lakes, and lush valleys from this National Historic Landmark in the heart of the park.


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I took my oldest grand daughter on this trip 5 years ago, and not only does she still talk about it but still is in contact with the friends she made on the trip. This year too her younger sister and had the same wonderful experience. I thought at 10 years of age she might not fully realize the beauty of places like the Tetons and Yellowstone.

Most Memorable Moment:

She stood looking at the Tetons after we had hiked away from the lodge, and she said "This is the most beautiful place I have ever seen." At Mt. Rushmore she told me it made her proud to be an American. She loved the experience of riding a horse BY HERSELF at the dude ranch. She made many new friends. They were a delightful group to be with.

Breath taking scenery, cool temps, and geothermal wonders made this a memorable trip. My granddaughter loved the rodeo in Cody and horseback riding in the Tetons and at the ranch. Our tour guide was full of interesting stories, history, and information about all of our trip. One of the best I've ever had!

Most Memorable Moment:

Always it's seeing the Tetons from the Jackson Lake Lodge and looking at the huge expanse of sky, mountains, and lake. I also never tire of looking at the geysers, hot springs, painted pots, and fumarols. Having my granddaughter to share that was awesome!

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