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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

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10 Days from $3,284 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Utahs Mighty Five National Parks

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Locations Visited

Grand Junction, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Arches National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Las Vegas ...more Grand Junction, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Arches National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Las Vegas
  1. Day 1 Greetings Grand Junction

    The ‘River City’ extends a warm welcome as your launch pad to an in-depth encounter with the Mighty Five National Parks of Utah. Relax after your arrival or explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Wine Country Inn
  2. Day 2 Uncover Canyon Country Connect with Locals

    We head to canyon country this morning and visit the spectacular Dead Horse Point State Park to meet with local parks photographer David Brown. Get out your camera and notebook for some top tips on capturing the best shots of the park. Continue to Canyonlands National Park to see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape with three different hikes. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands' spectacular landscape below. Today’s highpoint will surely be the two-mile hike to Grandview Point Overlook where, standing at the “edge of the world,” you’ll be greeted with desert vistas for hundreds of miles. Continue to tackle shorter hikes at Whale Rock and Green River Overlook.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner
    hotel Springhill Suites by Marriott Moab
  3. Day 3 Astonishing Views At Arches National Park

    Admire the exquisite natural sandstone shapes that dot the landscape in Arches National Park. Learn how Mother Nature’s magic touch has left her indelible mark with wind and rain when you view or embark on a strenuous hike up to famous Delicate Arch. Continue your exploration with a walk to Double Arch, Landscape Arch or Turret Arch. Take a well-deserved break this afternoon or explore the town of Moab at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Springhill Suites by Marriott Moab
  4. Day 4 Unmask Capitol Reef National Park

    See and hike amongst the other-worldly hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park this morning – these mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles make for a memorable hike and photo opportunity before you arrive at Capitol Reef National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy the rustic charm of this special resort, located on the edge of the park, offering truly spectacular landscapes, and breathtaking views.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Capitol Reef Resort
  5. Day 5 Explore Capitol Reef National Park

    Lace up your boots for an exhilarating morning hike in Capitol Reef National Park, whose colorful canyons and capitol-shaped domes provide the perfect backdrop for an adventure. Continue your journey along an "All American Road", Highway 12, one of America’s most scenic highways, before embarking on a hike in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to select the trail that best suits your adventurous spirit. This dramatic landscape features striking layered stone spires which are a sight to behold. We continue to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  6. Day 6 Stretch Your Legs In Bryce Canyon

    You’ll have a full free day to relax or explore the eerie landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park today. Everyone will be able to self select hikes and walks that best suit them, from leisurely to strenuous, from an hour to all day. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies from scenic viewpoints or follow one of the many trails into the hoodoos and beyond.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  7. Day 7 Delve into Coral Pink Sands and Lake Powell Make Travel Matter

    A pink, red and orange canvas awaits visitors to Coral Pink Sands State Park. Climb up the coral-hued dunes to admire the wind sculpted ripples of the dunes. Embrace today's MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience experience as we hike down into Antelope Canyon in The Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. Our local Navajo guides will explain to us how slot canyons are formed as we are awed by the dramatic beauty surrounding us. Then do a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-colored sandstone.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell
  8. Day 8 Unwind In Page and Lake Powell

    Enjoy a full free day to spend as you wish in the water wonderland that is Lake Powell. Relax and rejuvenate on the lake or consider joining one of the organized optional activities, like our famed Colorado River Float Trip, kayaking through one of the canyons or a helicopter ride up to the top of Tower Butte for 360' views of the world below you.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell
  9. Day 9 Hike Zion National Park

    One spectacular natural sight gives way to another when you drive along the Vermillion Cliffs, witness the striking colors as we wander westward. Arriving into Zion National Park late morning, select from many fantastic hikes including Watchman Trail, Hidden Canyon, Angel's Landing, Observation Point and the Narrows. They range from easy to strenuous. Later, this evening, join your new friends and Travel Director for a well-deserved Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Springhill Suites
  10. Day 10 Watch The Sunrise In Zion National Park

    Don’t leave Zion without a morning hike under your belt. You’ll have the whole morning to spend as you wish before departing for Las Vegas mid-afternoon.

    meals Breakfast
Utahs Mighty Five National Parks Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 2 Regional Dinner (RD)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Iconic Experience

  • Arches National Park: Spend time in Arches National Park, housing the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Beyond the arches, you'll also find sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, pinnacles and spires.
  • Zion National Park: You’ll feel connected to history as you wander paths and trails, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest pioneers. You’ll soon find yourself falling for the natural delights of the park, characterized by lush vegetation of the park, its wild rivers, and roaring waterfalls and towering cream, white and pink cliffs.
  • Dead Horse Point State Park: Visit spectacular Dead Horse Point State Park and meet local Parks photographer David Brown for tips on shooting the best photos while on this trip.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Antelope Canyon: Embrace today's MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you hike down into Antelope Canyon in The Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. Your local Navajo guides will explain how slot canyons are formed as you stand in awe of the dramatic beauty surrounding.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Hike to Grand View Point Overlook & Goblin Valley in Utah then hike Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend in Arizona plus many more
  • : Visit Utah's Mighty Five iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. As well as four Utah State Parks; Dead Horse Point, Goblin Valley, Kodachrome Basin and Coral Pink Sands.
  • : See the world famous Delicate Arch from the Viewpoint Trail.
  • : Scenic Drive along an "All American Road", Utah's State Highway 12
  • Bryce Canyon: Chose to hike Angel's Palace Trail or Panorama Trail. Kodachrome Basin State Park, with its red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, just begs to be photographed.
  • Kanab: Time to climb in the Coral Pink sand dunes, and to be a kid again. This is the place to take your boots off and just scramble around on the curiously colored sand.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

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Available on Day 8

Horseshoe Bend Rafting

This float trip lets you enjoy all the sights and stops of Glen Canyon in a convenient half-day format. It starts with a two-mile tunnel drive (and dinosaur tracks!) before you board your rivercraft. It continues to Petroglyph Beach and its fascinating artifacts. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived here. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a stunning motor-coach ride back from Lees Ferry to Page, passing Vermillion Cliffs, beautiful orchards, and historic structures along the way.
Adult Price: $102

Top of the World Tour EcoStar Helicopter Landing on Tower Butte - 45 Min. (HPHT-2)

Combine remarkable views of Horseshoe Bend from the air with an exclusive Tower Butte landing, all within this incredible tour! Guests will lift off on a narrated helicopter experience with views of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend before landing atop Tower Butte – a massive natural rock formation that can only be reached by helicopter. Rising 5000 feet above sea level, Tower Butte is one of the American Southwest’s most notable landmarks. Guests will enjoy 360-degree views of Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Padre Bay, the Grand Staircase Escalante, and the LeChee Rock. The scenery in this region of the country is breathtaking and simply unrivaled! Visitors will enjoy 15-20 minutes on Tower Butte for photo opportunities before returning to the air terminal.
Adult Price: $269

Red Heritage Dinner Show

Navajo-owned and operated; Red Heritage is a Native American Performing Arts Theater. They showcase local dancers talented in colorful powwow dancing, flute playing, and live drum music; PLUS culturally inspired food and an unforgettable show!  A buffet with base options of frybread, rice or lettuce. Then there will be southwest-inspired chicken, pork, beef, traditional chili, and vegetarian chili for protein. Sauteed vegetables with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and green chili are offered as toppings or sides. Served with pudding parfait for dessert. Non-alcoholic drinks included. Cash bar available. This is part of TreadRight's MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® global initiative for sustainable tourism.
Adult Price: $65

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