Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

10 Days Starting in Grand Junction, CO, USA and ending in Las Vegas, NV, USA

Visiting: Grand Junction, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DTMFM19

Trip Styles:

Active

Activities:

Hiking, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Utah's Mighty Five National Parks with our meticulously crafted tour. This adventure is perfect for those who love to merge active exploration with awe-inspiring sightseeing. From the iconic Delicate Arch in Arches National Park to the vast expanses of Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks, each day unfolds with new wonders. Not just limited to the national parks, this tour also includes visits to four stunning Utah State Parks, offering a comprehensive exploration of Utah's unparalleled natural beauty. Hike to the Grand View Point Overlook, marvel at the Goblin Valley, and experience the mesmerizing Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend in Arizona. Alongside expert guides and in the comfort of luxury air-conditioned coaches, enjoy cherry-picked hotels, a selection of meals, and surprise extras that enhance your journey. This tour is a celebration of nature's grandeur, designed for those who seek to immerse themselves in the great outdoors while enjoying the comfort and expertise our team provides.

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

Itinerary

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Day 1: Greetings Grand Junction

Location: Grand Junction

Accommodation: Wine Country Inn

Accommodation Name: Wine Country Inn, Palisade

Meals Included: Welcome Reception

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.

Day 2 : Uncover Canyon Country

Location: Canyonlands National Park

Accommodation: Hyatt Place Moab

Accommodation Name: Hyatt Place Moab

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Dead Horse Point State Park this morning to reach great heights with stellar views. Have your cameras ready at the famed Dead Horse Point to capture your own perspective from one of the most famous scenic vistas in the world. Next up at Canyonlands National Park, see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape with the option of three different hikes. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands' spectacular landscape below. A high point may 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. You may opt to tackle shorter hikes at Whale Rock and Green River Overlook.

Day 3: Astonishing Views At Arches National Park

Location: Arches National Park

Accommodation: Hyatt Place Moab

Accommodation Name: Hyatt Place Moab

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 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: Unmask Capitol Reef National Park

Location: Capitol Reef National Park

Accommodation: Capitol Reef Resort

Accommodation Name: Capitol Reef Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

Get ready for the other-worldly hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park. These mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles referred to locally as “goblins” make for memorable photo opportunities before you arrive at Capitol Reef National Park. Explore the area down through the canyons or up to the overlooks in sections of the park including Sulphur Creek, Cohab Canyon, Hickman Bridge, Rim Overlook, on your own. In the evening, enjoy the rustic charm of the Capitol Reef Resort, located on the edge of the park, offering truly spectacular landscapes and breath-taking views.

Day 5: Explore Capitol Reef National Park

Location: Capitol Reef National Park

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

Accommodation Name: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast

Unlock the best of Capitol Reef National Park, where colourful canyons and capitol-shaped domes provide the perfect backdrop for an adventure, with the option to hike on your own. Continue your journey along an "All American Road", Highway 12, one of America’s most scenic highways, before arriving in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the Visitor Centre, sightsee with your Travel Director or select the trail that best suits your adventurous spirit. This dramatic landscape features striking layered stone spires which are a sight to behold.

Day 6: Stretch Your Legs In Bryce Canyon

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

Accommodation Name: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast

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. 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: Delve Into Coral Pink Sands And Lake Powell Make Travel Matter

Location: Antelope Canyon

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell

Accommodation Name: Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A pink, red and orange canvas awaits visitors to Coral Pink Sands State Park. Opt to climb up the coral-hued dunes to admire the wind sculpted ripples of the dunes. Embrace today's MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as we explore Antelope Canyon in 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 take a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-coloured sandstone. Finish the day connecting to the soul of the land over a hosted meal on the Navajo Nation by Dine’ tribe local Baya, her husband Paul and storyteller Eli Secody.

Day 8: Unwind In Page And Lake Powell

Location: Lake Powell

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell

Accommodation Name: Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 or a helicopter ride up to the top of Tower Butte for 360' views of the world below you. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable Farewell Dinner in the Rainbow Room at Lake Powell Resort overlooking the peaceful waters of Lake Powell.

Day 9: Hike Zion National Park

Location: Zion National Park

Accommodation: Springhill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park

Accommodation Name: Springhill Suites, Zion National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

One spectacular natural sight gives way to another when you drive along the Vermillion Cliffs and witness the striking colours as you wander westward. Arrive at Zion National Park in the late morning, then enjoy a picnic lunch at Zion Lodge before selecting from many fantastic hikes ranging from easy to strenuous including Watchman Trail and Hidden Canyon. Or, opt to take it easy and sightsee around the park with your Travel Director. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 10: Watch The Sunrise In Zion National Park

Location: Zion National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

You have the whole morning to spend as you wish before departing for Las Vegas mid-afternoon. Wake up early to catch the sun rise over Zion, go for a leisurely stroll appreciating the quiet sounds of morning or hike into the canyon before departing for Las Vegas. Say farewell to your fellow travellers, arriving at Las Vegas International Airport at 5:00 p.m.

What's 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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What's Not Included

Specific transfer information can be found here: Airport Transfers

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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