National Parks & Lodges of the Old West

September 7 – 15, 2023
Trip Description

Awaken your pioneering spirit by tracing the legends and natural splendors of the American West—an
awe-inspiring expanse filled with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and incredible
historic lodges you’ll write home about.



  • Experience the diverse wonders of our national parks accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader.
  • Overnight in landmark lodges that are national treasures themselves.
  • Enjoy a Jeep safari tour at Custer State Park—a wildlife reserve with scenic lakes, dramatic granite spires, and lush grasslands where bison herds roam.
  • Visit the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of Columbian and woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • See the dramatic effects of Yellowstone’s volcanically active caldera and visit otherworldly geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser.
  • Explore Grand Teton National Park—host to flora and fauna that date back to prehistoric times.


  • 8 nights accommodations.
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 7 dinners, including special welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Full guiding services of an Orbridge Expedition Leader.
  • All activities as described in the 9-day itinerary, admission and park fees.
  • Private deluxe motor coach with air conditioning and comfortable seating.
  • Luggage porterage.
  • Gratuities to Orbridge Expedition Leader, local guides, drivers, porters, and wait staff for included meals.
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.

Prices Starting at $4995
Single Supplement $6495

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For more information about this trip, please contact:
Sarah Doody at 904.432.3141 or email

LUMINARY SOCIETY MEMBERS: CWRU’s Luminary Society members may receive additional discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For further information on Luminary Society travel discounts only, please contact The Office of Strategic Giving or 216.368.4460.