Pretty Much the Ultimate American Road Trip

Bespoke VIP tours through America’s National Parks

By Kirk Miller

Pretty Much the Ultimate American Road Trip
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06 February 2017

This feels like a particularly good year to get out and see the best of America (depending on your worldview, insert “while you can” and your ominous music of choice here).

Guiding your way: Off the Beaten Path, a custom travel concierge offering VIP tours of our biggest and best National Parks.

Along with breathtaking views and luxe amenities, OBP’s slate of tours offers some particularly unique benefits you won’t find anywhere else.

Starting now and through the summer, they’re continuing their longstanding relationship with the non-profit, non-partisan National Parks Conservation Association for a series of one-of-a-kind park adventures. For any small group guided adventure, the company will donate $100 to the NPCA — and you’ll become a member of that group, which gets you insider info on all the parks and exclusive tour opportunities.

Some of the highlights of the OBP/NPCA collaborations:

Big Secret, Big Bend (April 29-May 5): Hike through the Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos Mountains and Rio Grande river canyons. Limestone gorges, coyotes, bears and starry desert evenings await. Stay at the Hotel Paisano, where James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor stayed while filming Giant.

Seasons of Yosemite (May 25-30): Travel in John Muir’s steps, literally: you’ll stop at places mentioned in the legendary conservationist’s journals. Enjoy a landscape of beautiful waterfalls, sweeping vistas and giant 2000-year old sequoias.

The Great American West (June 25–July 1): A journey through the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower and Yellowstone. Early on, a modern-day Crow Indian scout will help you “stalk” the path of General George Armstrong Custer. And stay in Teddy Roosevelt’s old suite while you’re at it.

Other trips include a desert trip through the Southwest, a journey through southern Utah’s lesser-known parklands and a beautiful Pacific Coast adventure.

Care to chart your own course? Off the Beaten Path also offers custom journeys where you can tack on heli-hiking adventures, private yacht charters and luxury coastal retreats.

Need some transport? OTBP is an official partner of Airstream 2 Go, a company that offers luxed-out trips in an iconic silver bullet trailer. Nothing wrong with adding a roving five-star hotel for your wilderness escapades.

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