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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $3,398 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Couple at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

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Grand Junction, Moab, Torrey, Bryce, Bryce Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Lake Powell/Page, Springdale (UT) ...more Grand Junction, Moab, Torrey, Bryce, Bryce Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Lake Powell/Page, Springdale (UT)
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  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

    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 in our 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. After a full day, dive into a filling regional dinner at Canyon Steak and Waffle hosted by local restaurateur Shawn Welch who’ll treat us to authentic American diner fare. After dinner we will be joined by a Local Specialist and renowned National Park photographer who will enlighten us sharing their passion and knowledge in a talk on landscape photography you’ll surely find useful in this gorgeous setting.

    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
  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
  7. Day 7 Delve into Coral Pink Sands and Lake Powell

    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 On 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
  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
Utah's Mighty Five National Parks
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Regional Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 9 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Hike to Grand View Point Overlook & Delicate Arch Trail in Utah then hike Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend in Arizona plus many more
  • Scenic Drive along an "All American Road", Utah's State 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
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Embrace today's MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® 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.

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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.


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 river craft. 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: $109

Top of the World Tour (HPHT-2) - DA exclusive

A fixed-wing aircraft that will fly over the Glen Canyon Dam, Horseshoe bend and Rainbow Bridge as well as Lake Powell – this is EXCLUSIVE to DA at this time.
Adult Price: $186

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 offered as toppings or sides. Served with pudding parfait for dessert and 1 drink included. There will be a cash bar available. This is part of TreadRight's Make Travel Matter global initiative for sustainable tourism.
Adult Price: $70

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