Utahs Mighty Five National Parks Summer 2020
Brochure Type: USA, Canada and Central America 2020
Utah's 'Mighty Five' adventure-filled, action-packed excursion which will see you hike, walk and explore some of America's most epic natural landscapes. This trip takes you off the beaten path to experience renowned National Monuments, National Parks, lesser known State Parks and Tribal Parks.
- VISIT Utah's 'Mighty Five' iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.
- SEE hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park
- HIKE to Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and many more!
- SCENIC DRIVE along an "All American Road", Utah's Highway 12
- 9 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 6 dinners
- 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
Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14514325
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Grand Junction||Arrive Grand Junction: The 'River City' extends a warm welcome as your launch pad to an in-depth encounter with the Might 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.|
Wine Country Inn
|Day 2||Moab||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, Mesa Arch, and White Rim Overlook or Murphy's point Overlook. Tonight we will also be joined by a local specialist, Tom Tills, a renowned National Park photographer, who will give us guidance on how to take the best photos on this trip. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' at the rustic Moab Grill where you'll enjoy a 'Be My Guest' dinner with the owner who worked at the grill as a waitress when she was a teenager.|
|Day 3||Arches National Park||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 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.|
|Day 4||Capitol Reef National Park||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.|
Capitol Reef Resort
|Day 5||Bryce Canyon National Park||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.|
Best Western Ruby's Inn
|Day 6||Bryce Canyon||Bryce Canyon Free Time: You'll have a full free day to relax or explore the eerie landscapes 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.|
|Day 7||Lake Powell||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 on a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-coloured sandstone. Then you're on your way to Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, for a tour of the world renowned Slot Canyon.|
Lake Powell Resort
|Day 8||Lake Powell||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, enjoying the amenities and scenic views from the comfort of the resort. Or consider joining one of the organized optional activities, like our famed Colorado River Float Trip.|
|Day 9||Zion National Park||Lake Powell - Zion National Park: One spectacular natural sight gives way to another when you drive along the Vermillion Cliffs, witness the striking colours as they wander and wind along the mountains and cliffs. 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.|
|Day 10||Depart Las Vegas||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.|
- This is an "Active" lifestyle itinerary, with walks and hikes most days. Hikes will range from very gentle to strenuous. No technical climbing skills are required but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to make the trip more enjoyable. Understanding that not all people want to hike at the same pace or even on the same trail we will where possible host map orientations and then let everyone dispurse to enjoy the trails best suited to them. Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, a hiking day pack and hiking poles (optional). We are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable.
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- For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page.
- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class