Post-Congress Tours

We have partnered with Western Leisure to bring delegates an outstanding set of post-congress tours.ÊThese tours have limited capacity and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis directly through Western Leisure. Any and all questions about these tours should be directed to Keith Griffall, Western Leisure CEO, at keith@westernleisure.com

More information on our two tours can be found below or by clicking here. Please note that tour numbers and descriptions have changed from what was published in the Information Booklet and not all of the tours originally mentioned are now available. The tours below are the tours offered for the Congress

POST-01: Yellowstone, Tetons & Jackson Hole

DAY 1 (10/12 Sun)

Depart Salt Lake City this morning and drive north past the Great Salt Lake, and travel through the beautiful Snake River valley of Idaho to West Yellowstone, the western gate of our nation’s first national park. Your evening includes a visit to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center where you will ob-serve and learn about these magnificent creatures.

DAY 2 (10/13 Mon)

Today you will explore Yellowstone! This National Park is a mysterious land of steaming geysers and bubbling mudspots – a land so amazing that the first explorers to bring back tales of Yellowstone were called liars. Visit Yellowstone’s famous highlights today, including Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pots, and the spectacular “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.” Just to the south of Yellowstone lies a jewel of mountain scenery: Grand Teton National Park. You’ll pass by Jackson Lake and Jenny Lake’s picture-postcard setting before arriving in the resort town of Jackson.

DAY 3 (10/14 Tue)

This morning you begin the day with a drive through rugged Snake River Canyon and pastoral Star Valley. See the stunning aquamarine blue of majestic Bear Lake before you enter the beautiful Cache Valley. Your lunch stop will include a visit to the American West Heritage Center where you will learn the history of the west over the last 150 years. We will arrive in Salt Lake City at approximately 4:00 pm for your flights home. (L)

Dates: 3 Days, 2 Nights October 12–14, 2014 #4409
Cost: $720.00 for Twin (2 persons per room) $898.00 for Single (1 person per room)

Book This Tour

To book your tour, visit the information page at Western Leisure below:
www.westernleisure.com/store/iufro2014/iufro-yellowstone

POST-02: National Parks Spectacular 4 Days

DAY 1 (10/12 Sun)

Depart Salt Lake City this morning and travel south along the Rocky Mountains. This afternoon we visit Deadhorse Point with amazing views of Canyonlands National Park before arriving at Arches National Park, a monument to the silent forces of wind and rain. Arches has more natural stone arches than any other place in the world. After time to explore and photograph some of the most spectacular arches we arrive in Moab and your hotel for the night. (L)

DAY 2 (10/13 Mon)

This morning we depart into the land of the Anasazi Indians, known to the Navajos as “the ancient ones”. See Mexican Hat balancing rock on your way to Monument Valley, the most filmed area in the Western United States. Enjoy lunch at Gouldings Trading Post, site of many John Wayne films. After lunch meet your local Navajo guide and board 4 wheel drive vehicles for a tour of Monument Valley. Enjoy an up close and personal look at these well-known western landmarks. This afternoon we continue on past Glen Canyon Dam to beautiful Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in America. (L)

DAY 3 (10/14 Tue)

This morning you are on your way to Hollywood! (Little Hollywood, that is…) Kanab, Utah, has been the setting for more than 200 major motion pictures since the l930s. Next we visit Zion National Park which boasts some of the most colorful canyons, sheer rock walls and unique geological formations in the world. Enjoy lunch before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park which is rimmed by pine and aspen forests and plunges more than 1,000 feet through multi-colored layers of limestone. Overnight just outside the park.

DAY 4 (10/15 Wed)

Return to Salt Lake City, passing the childhood home of Butch Cassidy, as well as Big Rock Candy Mountain, made famous by a Burl Ives folksong. After lunch, continue north through the scenic Sevier River Valley. We will arrive in Salt Lake City at approxi-mately 4:00 pm for your flights home.To book this tour:

DATES: 4 Days, 3 Nights October 12–15, 2014 #4410
Cost: $950.00 for Twin (2 persons per room) $1175.00 for Single (1 person per room)

Book This Tour

To book your tour, visit the information page at Western Leisure below:
www.westernleisure.com/store/iufro2014?product_id=59

POST-Congress Tour: International Wood Culture Society Sponsored Post-Congress Tour

DAY 1 (10/12 Sun)

The three day tour begins in Salt Lake City and heads north through Ogden, Utah to Jackson, Wyoming. We start the day with a visit to Fort Buenaventura which was the first permanent Anglo settlement in the Great Basin. After time to visit the stockades and historic log buildings of this settlement we wind our way through rural Utah to Montpelier, Idaho for a visit to the National Oregon Trail Center Museum.

DAY 2 (10/13 Mon)

After spending Sunday night in Jackson, Wyoming we spend a full day in Yellowstone National Park enjoying the natural splendor.

DAY 3 (10/14 Tue)

On the third day we head back to Salt Lake City visiting a modern log home built by Teton Heritage Builders and learn about the state of the art in ‘Log Cabin’ construction. Finally we visit Logan, Utah and the American West Heritage Center, a living history center and historical farm before ending up in Salt Lake City late Tuesday afternoon.

To see details of this tour, visit the information page at Western Leisure below:
www.westernleisure.com/store/IWCS