Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

Tour Type: Active
Brochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2024 v2

This scenery-filled tour of Utah's national and state parks will have you discovering some of America's most epic trails and natural landscapes, proving first-hand that exploring these parks on foot - including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion - is the best way to experience their natural beauty.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at Shash Dine Eco Retreat on the Navajo Nation. Meet your hosts Baya and Paul for an under-the-stars, traditional meal of mutton stew, frybread, vegetables, melon, coffee and Navajo tea. Your local dining experience is enhanced by Navajo storytelling by storyteller and award-winning Dine recording artist Eli Secody, whose fun and fascinating stories are steeped in his Dine' roots. Cap off the evening walking up to a remarkable vista on the very land where Baya can trace her lineage back over 20 generations.
Iconic Experience
  • Utah's Canyon Country is an endless playground. Travel to Dead Horse Point State Park in San Juan County for a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Opened to the public in 1959, the Park covers 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet. You'll love getting back to nature making stops at the Colorado River Overlook and the famed Dead Horse Point for sweeping views of the high desert.
  • Canyonlands National Park: There's no better spot to witness the power of the Colorado River carving through rocky red landscapes than at Canyonlands National Park. Take in the sights of Mesa Arch, views from the Green River Overlook, and be inspired by the vast expanse of high desert canyons at Grand View Point.
  • Arches National Park: Nature's creations spring to life at Arches National Park, home to the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Some 6,000 natural sandstone arches can be found within the boundaries of the national park. On your visit, unlock all the science and history of how these 6,000 natural sandstone arches were formed by rain and wind. Take in the sights of Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock while admiring the ever-changing landscapes as you traverse the park.
  • Goblin Valley State Park: The park's most distinctive feature is its thousands of mushroom-shaped hoodoos, which stand anywhere from a few feet to several meters tall. These rock formations were shaped by erosion over millions of years and resemble a gathering of otherworldly figures, hence the park's nickname, "Goblin Valley." Get an up-close look at these hoodoo formations paving your own trail throughout the park.
  • Capitol Reef National Park: Magni?cent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 km) warp in the earth's crust. Established in 1971 as a National Park the park today is popular due to it's landscape of colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. Learn about the park at the Visitor Center before taking a stroll along one of the various trails around the park.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise up from the valley floor. Explore the visitor center to learn more about the history and geology of the park before a scenic drive along Bryce Canyon Road with possible stops at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Inspiration Point. You'll love seeing how Bryce Canyon, home to the largest collection of these spires in the world, is in a league of its own.
  • 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.
  • Glen Canyon Dam: Enjoy a walk to the rim of Glen Canyon where you will get the chance to visit Horseshoe Bend.
  • Zion National Park: Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest pioneers. The lush vegetation, wild rivers, roaring waterfalls and towering cliffs of this park will have you reaching for your camera over and over again. You'll even drive through the amazing 1.1-mile, sandstone Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel built from the late 1920s through 1930, when it was the longest tunnel of its type at the time.
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
  • 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.
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
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
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
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (337) 234-4100 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18076433

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Grand JunctionGreetings 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.
Wine Country Inn
Day 2MoabUncover Canyon Country Connect with Locals: 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.
Hyatt Place Moab
Day 3Arches National ParkAstonishing 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 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.
Hyatt Place Moab
Day 4Capitol Reef National ParkUnmask Capitol Reef National Park: 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.
Capitol Reef Resort
Day 5Capitol Reef National ParkExplore Capitol Reef National Park: Unlock the best of Capitol Reef National Park, where colorful 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 Center, 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.
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Day 6Bryce CanyonStretch 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. 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.
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Day 7Lake PowellDelve into Coral Pink Sands and Lake Powell Make Travel Matter: 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-colored 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.
Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell
Day 8Lake PowellUnwind 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 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.
Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell
Day 9Zion National ParkHike Zion National Park: One spectacular natural sight gives way to another when you drive along the Vermillion Cliffs and witness the striking colors 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.
Springhill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park
Day 10Zion National ParkWatch the Sunrise in Zion National Park: 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 travelers, arriving at Las Vegas International Airport at 5:00 p.m.
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October 06, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$4,075.00* (USD)Quote
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