We took this trip in 2007. so my recollections are not perfect, and the itinerary may not be exactly the same, but here is what I remember, prompted by the current itinerary.The 3 to 5 mile requirement zeems to be a general one for all GCT trips and the only day that approahed that was Day 6 in Tellowdtone.
Day 1. There may be some very large airports in your itineray, so do not hesitate to request wheelchair assistance. In addition to moving you, they know the best route through the airport and can expedite your processing through security. The service is generally free, witha $5 or $10 tip appreciated. GCT will requestthis service or you can request it from the airline directly. There is no real activity planned for the day, but there was a free or minimal cost shuttle into Rapid City. whicj is a frindly small city that was interesting to walk around, with presidential statues on many corners and flat walking.
Day 2 Crazy Horse, mimimal walking through a museum with distant views of the massive sculpture. Mount Rushmore, minimal walking with excellent footing, except possibly in the parking lot.
Day 3 Devils Tower. Can be seen from the bus or with minimal walking on good wlkways for a better veiw, or more difficult walking optional.
Day 4 Cody. The only out of office that I remeber was the Buffalo Bill museum, with minimal easy walking. At night we optionally went to a rodeo, with moderate relatively easy walkingon dirt.
Day 5 Long travel day, from Cody to Yellowstone.
Day 6 Yellowstobe. This is the day with the most walking, and the most to see off the bus. There is also much to see from the bus. The walking is somewhat uneven, but to really get the most out of the day, you should at least be able to do some of it. We stayed in a lodge in the park, so we did moderate walkingto Old Faithful to see multiple eruptions, Current lodging is outside the park.
Day 7. Mostly a travel day from Yellowstone to Jackson Hole via Granf Teton. Mostly travel day with minimal walking over even ground.
Day 8 Jackson Hole. This day is totally different that we did. We had a river raftingtrip/
Day 9 Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City. Morning bes ride with PM walking tour of Temple Squae. Minimam walking on even surface.
Day 10 Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon. Moderate uneven walking to enjoy the view of the canyon. We satyed in thepark itself, rather than outside, so we had uneven walking to the restaurant and uneven free time walking on our on time. Current lodging is outside the park.
Day 11. Bryce Canyon/Zion. We did not go to Ziom
Day 12. Bryce Canyon Page Arizona via Grand Canyon The stop at the Gran Canyon provides great views from the Morth Rim with minimal walking on even walkways.
Day 13 Page/Lake Powell Cruise/Antelope Canyon. Ride/easy walk to/from boat. Optional Antelope canyon walking tour. Easy. flat walking tour on fine sand.
Day 14. Page to Durango via Monument Valley. Mostly travel day with great views.
Day 15.Durango. Optional Mesa VerdeTour. Great views to Mesa Verde. Truck/bus tour of Measa Verde. I don't remember the amoint and difficulty of walking. Evening ranch tour was not on our agenda.
Day 16 Durango to Grand Junction vian Silverton. Narrow guage train to Siverton. Free time in Siverton. Flat terrain, as much or as little walking as youu wish.
Dsy 17. Grand Junction to Denver via Vail. Mostly travel day with lunch/free time in Vail. Amount of walking up to you.
Day 18 Return home
The bus ride provides spectacular scenary, but to get the most of this tri, you should be able to do some walkimg. An aid to walking and an available seat could greatly increase you enjoyment of the trip and could be used as you need it. Ann used her walker for our first 8 GCT trip, including this onw, stopped using it mid-trip and has not used it for our last 7 GCT/OAT trips.She has had multipletotal knee replacements .If you have specific questions, we would be glad to answer them.