Black Hills & Buffalo Round-up
September 27 - October 3, 2022 (7 Days)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Admission to all listed attractions
Your SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$1,825 Double occupancy, per person
$2,245 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: July 20,2022
None through July 20, 2022
$200 - July 21 - August 23, 2022
$900 - August 24 - September 21, 2022
100% - After September 21, 2022
Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, the Old West atmosphere of Deadwood … these are highlights of our tour to one of the most unique areas of the United States. One of our recent Black Hills travelers said, “This was our first Sun Tour and we loved every minute.” This tour is full of big wonders and little surprises.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We drive north past the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and over Raton Pass into Colorado. We enjoy the scenery as we ride along the convergence of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. We lodge one night in Denver.
DAY 2 B,L
We are in cowboy country now as we cross into Wyoming. In Cheyenne, we stop at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, where the history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive. A premier cultural and historical center, the Museum offers rotating historic artifact exhibits that celebrate the Western legacy and thrilling history of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
DAY 3 B,L
Today we enjoy the awesome beauty of the Black Hills and take in its great attractions. First is the on-going sculpting of Crazy Horse Memorial by the Ziolkowski family, then Mount Rushmore, with the 60 ft. high granite faces of four great presidents, making for a memorable day.
DAY 4 B,D
Today is the first day of the Buffalo Round-up! The Buffalo Roundup is part of Custer State Park's management plan to maintain a healthy balance between the number of bison and the available rangeland forage. The park can only sustain a certain number of bison, based on the condition of the grassland and how much food is available. Each year, the herd, one of the largest in North America, is rounded up. New members of the herd are vaccinated, cows are checked for pregnancy and some 250-500 are sorted out of the herd for sale. We'll share a pancake breakfast and hear the thundering hooves as the cowboys and cowgirls bring in the herd. Free time this afternoon before we re-join our group for the Fort Hayes Chuckwagon Supper and Show.
DAY 5 B
We check out of our hotel and head to the Days of '76 Museum, where an extraordinary collection of horse-drawn vehicles resides. The Days of '76 is a
legendary annual event with a historic parade and an award-winning PRCA rodeo.
The Days of ’76 Museum is a repository for the horse drawn wagons and stage coaches, carriages, clothing, memorabilia and archives generated by the Celebration.
We take the scenic route through the Black Hills to Deadwood where we enjoy a city tour with “Alkali Ike." A trip to Devil's Tower, the very first official United States National Monument, thrills us. The rest of the afternoon is free time to enjoy the frontier-town atmosphere. We lodge one night at the Arbuckle Lodge Gillette.
DAY 6 B,L
We leave the Black Hills behind and drive south through eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado where we often see herds of antelope. We stop at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site Visitors Center. We continue to Denver to lodge one night.
DAY 7 B
We continue our drive south through beautiful Colorado with great memories of our time in the “wild and woolly” Black Hills of South Dakota.
Itinerary subject to change.