Explore all five of Utah’s national parks, discovering geological wonders from legendary Bryce Canyon and Zion to the dramatic cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park by river raft, jeep, and guided hikes.

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 Delicate Arch, Arches National Park  Vista of Arches National Park. Credit: Fadhillah Azman  Rafting down the Colorado River  The Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park  Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park  Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah  Credit: James Lee  Panorama of Bryce Canyon National Park  Up-close view of hoodoos, Bryce Canyon  Along the water, Zion National Park  Overlook, Zion National Park

Utah’s National Parks: A Tailor-Made Journey

A Self Drive Journey From Arches to Zion

9 days from $3,445

Explore all five of Utah’s national parks, discovering geological wonders from legendary Bryce Canyon and Zion to the dramatic cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park by river raft, jeep, and guided hikes.

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or call 855-215-8690

Overview

The following itinerary is a sampling of the experiences that we offer on a tailor-made journey to Utah's national parks. Working with our country specialists, you can customize your itinerary to fit your timing, your budget, and your interests, including accommodations, activities, and the places you visit.

Utah is graced with otherwordly geology, from the clustered hoodoos of Bryce Canyon to the 2000-some naturally formed archways of Arches National Park. Experience a panorama of these extraordinary natural phenomena as you explore all five of the state’s national parks. Encounter the vertical canyons of Canyonlands and Zion, the coral-colored cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park, and the scarlet spindles of Bryce. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to go river rafting and stargazing, learn about local history and culture, enjoy glamping, and set off on a variety of hikes and nature walks that suit your pace.

Highlights:

  • Ride the rapids through spectacular scenery on a small-group rafting adventure on the Colorado River.
  • Venture into Canyonlands National Park on a thrilling jeep tour, discovering the park’s many wonders with a local guide.
  • Sleep under the stars in an elegant canvas tent while glamping in red-rock country.
  • Join a private guide in Zion National Park for a day of hiking and exploring tailored to your interests.

Suggested Itinerary

Dat 1 - Moab, Utah

Fly into Grand Junction, Colorado or Canyonlands Regional Airport, pick up your rental car, and drive to Moab. Check in to your hotel and relax after your journey. Or head straight to Arches National Park to encounter some of its natural sandstone arches.

Day 2 - Moab and Arches National Park

Awaken early this morning for a rafting adventure on the Colorado River. You’ll join a small group to raft the Professor Valley section of the river, which is ideal for beginners. Your river guide will help navigate the waters and explain the interesting sites and geological formations you pass. This afternoon, you’ll have free time to explore Arches National Park at your own pace.

Day 3 - Canyonlands National Park

Get an early start this morning for a small-group jeep excursion in Canyonlands National Park. Wind your way among towering rocks and plunging canyons, stopping at spectacular viewpoints and learning from your guide about the natural history and archaeology of Utah's largest national park. After lunch, drive to west to Torrey, a small town just outside Capitol Reef National Park, and settle into your hotel.

Day 4 - Capitol Reef National Park

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading into Capitol Reef National Park for a day of hiking. This 100-mile stretch of cliffs, canyons, and hoodoos is less visited than Utah’s more famous parks, but holds no less geological drama. Start out at the visitor center, where rangers can help you choose a trail. You may also have the opportunity to join a ranger-led tour.

Day 5 - Bryce Canyon National Park

Set off on a beautiful two-hour drive through red-rock country to Bryce Canyon National Park. Your historic lodge is the only accommodation within the park. During a free afternoon, go on a hike or take in panoramas of this otherworldly canyon from viewpoints near the lodge. Tonight we recommend joining a telescope tour at the Dark Range Observatory, one of the nation's oldest astronomy programs, located just outside the park. (B)

Day 6 - Bryce Canyon National Park

Enjoy a full day to discover the wild and whimsical geology of Bryce Canyon National Park, a wonderland of towering sandstone pinnacles and hoodoos. We’ll provide recommendations for scenic hiking and walking trails that suit your preferences so that you can make the most of your day. (B)

Day 7 - Zion National Park

Continue west to Zion National Park. Settle into a stunning tented suite at a glamping site surrounded by sandstone cliffs and towering red rock. Here, watch the sunset over the cliffs, roast s'mores at the firepit, and sleep under the stars.

Day 8 - Zion National Park

Spend today exploring Zion National Park with a local guide. Your custom tour can be tailored entirely to your own needs and preferences. Embark on vigorous, adventurous hikes or opt to stick to the more gentle trails and discover the history and geology of the park at a slower pace.

Day 9 - Las Vegas, Nevada / Depart for Home

Today, make your way to Las Vegas, where you’ll catch your onward flight.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)