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Access Tours - Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore
December 24, 2014


At last, the itineraries for 2015 have been completed. I apologize to those of you who have been repeatedly checking the website and emailing your questions about them, but there were several difficulties in scheduling that had to be ironed out.


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 and the cost has only gone up about 10% from 8 years ago.

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 visors 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.
208.787.2338 - fax 208.787.2332

Access Tours - Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Access Tours - Mt. Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore
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

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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