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Access Tours - Canadian Rockies
Glacier in the Canadian Rockies
December 1, 2014

Update for 2015 tours — our 27th year!

Howdy,

I have been working on the two scheduled tours planned for late next summer, which hopefully will be a Mount Rushmore tour around the end of August and the Western Canyons tour, around late September.

The Mount Rushmore tour hasn't been offered since 2007 and there have recently been several requests for it, so it is pretty definite. I want to offer the Western Canyons tour, but it is iffy, because large bus tours have taken the ADA rooms that we need on my preferred dates, so it's still a work in progress.

Hopefully, it will all be ironed out in the next couple of weeks and the website will be updated again, with the new itinerary dates.

There were two terrific custom, or special tours this fall with wonderful people that were as rewarding to me as any in the past many years, fully justifying the time and work that I give. You know who you are and your spirit and courage was inspiring, not to mention that you are great company.

Once the itineraries are posted, if you do wish to join a tour, don't be complacent about signing 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.

mail@accesstours.org
208.787.2338 - fax 208.787.2332

Access Tours - Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
   
Access Tours - Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
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!


 
Information for those of you who are just learning about Access Tours:

This is our 26th year! Yes, it was in 1988 when Access Tours became a reality — a non-profit organization providing wheelchair accessible package vacation tours in the American West. Our guests are people with physical disabilities, especially slow walkers and scooter or wheelchair users, along with those who would normally accompany them

If you don’t already know it, the American West is an extraordinary, diverse, endlessly fascinating, region and what you experience in this special country can be life altering.

Guests come from all over the United States, as well as from distant countries. Group sizes are small, usually limited to 10 people, the pace relaxed, the company friendly. We are knowledgeable, experienced, and considerate of all the various mobility impairments you might have. Our vehicles are mini-buses with wheelchair lifts and large view windows.

It is easy to take a tour with us — you fly to the airport where your tour begins. When you arrive, you will have a wheelchair accessible transfer from the airport to your hotel and to the departure airport at tours end.

Because our group sizes are small, if you are very interested in a tour, do not delay in calling for a reservation.

Come enjoy the West with us!
Clint Grosse, Director

mail@accesstours.org
 

Access Tours Director, Clint Grosse

Access Tours is a service of Access Institute, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and we are always most appreciative of the tax-deductible contributions that many people make, both in-kind (vehicles or stocks, etc.) and money. They have helped greatly to keep Access going. There are always needs, whether to help someone be able to take a tour who might not be able to otherwise, to acquire equipment, or attempting to raise funds for a new bus for next year.

   
Travel the American West with Access Tours
THIS YEAR: Yellowstone and
Grand Teton National Parks

with Jackson's Hole, River Trip,
Cody & Buffalo Bill Historical Center 

Western Canyons
Grand Canyon, Zion & Bryce Canyon National
Parks including Lake Powell

General Information - Reservations, Deposits, Cancellations, etc.
Canadian Rockies
Glacier Nat'l Park, Waterton Lakes & Banff
Nat'l Parks, Lake Louise & Calgary


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