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Thank you for visiting our site. This is an update regarding the status of both scheduled tours for 2015.
At this time, the Mt. Rushmore tour may be full and the Western Canyons tour is full, though that can change if there is a cancellation. There is a short waiting list for each tour, but if you are interested in either, please send an email saying which tour you’d like to join and how many would be with you. Sometimes, by the time there is a cancellation, people on the waiting list have made other plans so there might be an opportunity for you.
The Mt. Rushmore tour is largely unchanged from the last time it was offered, in 2007. The Black Hills and the Badlands are full of interesting, scenic attractions. In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Crazy Horse Monument is an enormous and spectacular sculpture-in-progress of Lakota Sioux leader, Crazy Horse, featuring a visitors center commemorating Native American history and culture, located on a mountaintop not far from Mt. Rushmore You’ll find that the Mt. Rushmore tour is amazing and enjoyable.
The Western Canyons tour is a perennial favorite and is also unchanged with the exception of our last day in Salt Lake City. Due to a massive landslide at the Bingham Canyon Mine a couple of years ago, the visitors center was closed, altering our days program. But even better will be our drive into the rugged Wasatch Mountains, made famous by the several major ski areas there. There are huge stands of Aspen trees and their leaves should be a brilliant gold.
My own philosophy of touring is that I would rather see a lot of a little than a little of a lot and as always, these tours continue to reflect this perspective. If you do wish to join a tour in 2015, don't procrastinate, but sign up right away. Since there are typically only 8 or 9 people total, if you delay you may call only to find the tour full.
If you decide to take a tour, let me know via an email or phone call. I’ll pencil you in and email you a reservation form, which you’ll print and mail in along with your check. It’s that easy. Then, you’ll shop for the best flights and buy travel insurance, which is now mandatory, and you’ll be set.
I’m frequently asked questions such as ‘How much is a tour?’ or ‘When are deposits due? Before asking questions, please read the itinerary you are interested in carefully and then go to the General Information section, where you’ll find the answers to most of your questions. Then, if you have done that and still have questions, please email or call.
I believe that Access Tours continues to be the only service providing tours in this country for slow walkers and wheelchair users. If you do an Internet search using 'disabled tours', 'handicap tours' or 'wheelchair tours', many things show up, but not actual tours. So I'm always astonished that there aren't more folks clamoring for our Western tours, or even others.
Some of you have been coming back for these tours nearly as long as I have been running them and others not so long, but all of you who have enjoyed them have made it worth while for me. Providing you with the opportunity to get out and enjoy the West, doing things that are unusual and, often, things that you might not have thought you could do, has been a wonderful experience. A number of you have become good friends, and others special acquaintances. Thank you for coming along on the rides!
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Come enjoy the West with us!
Clint Grosse, Director