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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $3,065 per person
JUN - SEP 2021
Couple at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Grand Junction, Moab, Torrey, Bryce, Lake Powell/Page, Springdale (UT), Las Vegas (NV) ...more Grand Junction, Moab, Torrey, Bryce, Lake Powell/Page, Springdale (UT), Las Vegas (NV)
  1. Day 1 Arrive 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 journey or explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Wine Country Inn
  2. Day 2 Grand Junction – Canyonlands National Park – Moab (2 Nights)

    We head to canyon country this morning and see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands' spectacular landscape below. We will hike to Grand View Point Overlook, Whale Rock and Green River Overlook. Tonight we will also be joined by a Local Specialist, Tom Till, a renowned National Park photographer, who will give us guidance on how to take the best photos on this trip. After you head to dinner to end your night.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Homewood Suites
  3. Day 3 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
  4. Day 4 Moab – Capitol Reef National Park

    See 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 Capitol Reef National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park (2 Nights)

    Lace up your boots for an exhilarating morning hike in Capitol Reef National Park, whose colourful 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 short 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 Ruby’s Inn
  6. Day 6 Bryce Canyon Free Time

    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. 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
  7. Day 7 Bryce Canyon National Park – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

    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. Embark to make your way to Antelope Canyon to hike in the world-renowned slot canyon. Then do a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-coloured sandstone.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hyatt Place
  8. Day 8 Lake Powell Free Time

    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 organised optional activities, like our famed Colorado River Float Trip. Or an optional helicopter ride up to the top of Tower Butte for 360' views of the world below you.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Lake Powell – Zion National Park

    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 Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

    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. Airport arrival will be at 6.00pm, please be aware when booking your flights.

    meals Breakfast
Utah's Mighty Five National Parks
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • HIKE to Grand View Point Overlook, Delicate Arch, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and many more!
  • SCENIC DRIVE along an "All American Road", Utah's Highway 12
  • SEE hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park
  • VISIT Utah's 'Mighty Five' iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Dine at a local restaurant in Moab and meet the owner, who spent her youth waitressing to finally becoming an owner of her own restaurant. (Day 2)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Meet a renowned National Parks photographer and learn how to take the best photographs. (Day 2)

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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.

Lake Powell

Antelope Canyon Cruise

With a shoreline longer than the entire west coast of the United States, Lake Powell is the second-largest manmade lake in the country and one of the top destinations for sightseeing cruises. Be sure to bring your camera on this scenic 90-minute cruise through the Canyons. View towering Navajo Sandstone geologic formations with stunning red and burnt orange rocks, sandy beaches, and sapphire blue waters. Learn about the famous slot canyons and sculpted cracks in the sandstone that are often less than 10 feet wide but can be several hundred feet deep. A photo stop will also be made at the crest of the Glen Canyon Dam, the second-largest concrete arch dam in the United States which is more than 600 feet above the Colorado River. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $57

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