Dreamscapes of the American Southwest
Vegas to Salt Lake Itinerary
Explore the desert dreamscapes of the American Southwest on this all-inclusive 7 day, 6 night adventure with Experience Park Tours. The diversity of the surrounding ancient lands will provide endless inspiration as we travel along sandstone monoliths and dive into the warm and colorful world of rivers and canyons. Come with us as we explore the Arches and Canyonlands of Moab, the towering Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, the magical oasis that is Zion, the winding canyons of Lake Powell, and the breathtaking 360 degree views from any point in the Grand Canyon.
Disclaimer: Routing and lodging may change per specific departure date due to room block availability.
Day 1: Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Powell
Premium Lodging: Lake Powell Resort: Page, AZ
Departing from Las Vegas, our journey will begin with a drive to Grand Canyon National Park – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We’ll take the afternoon to visit key destinations of the South Rim including the Yavapai Geology Museum, the ancient Tusayan Ruins, and catch a sunset at the famous Desert View Watchtower. Next, we’ll venture to the second largest man-made reservoir, Lake Powell. Crossing over the Glen Canyon Dam, the evening will end at Lake Powell Resort, with rooms overlooking the water.
Premier Lodging: Lake Powell Resort: Page, AZ
This morning we’ll rise early for a sought-after sunrise at Horseshoe Bend where guests may take the short half-mile hike to the lookout. Be aware of your surroundings and don’t get too close to the edge! Next, we’ll continue into the town of Page to begin our guided tour of the infamous Antelope Canyon – one of the most unique slot canyons in the world. After lunch, we’ll return to the resort for an afternoon of relaxation. To keep exploring, grab a kayak or paddle board to get a closer look into the winding canyons of Lake Powell! As the evening approaches, head down to the Rainbow Room overlooking Wahweap Marina where you can enjoy fine dining paired with a beautiful view over the lake.
Premium Lodging: Zion Lodge: Springdale, UT
Spend the morning on the Limo Liner with a hearty breakfast served by our chef while we travel through the arid red rock desert into the green oasis of Zion National Park. During the summer and fall season, the Limo Liner may not access the park outside beyond the Zion Lodge. Guests may utilize the Zion Park Shuttle System that departs from the lodge all throughout the day, offering access to key geological features and a network of hiking trails such as Angels Landing, the Zion Narrows, Emerald Pools, Observation Point, and the Temple of Sinawava. Before you go, your guide will distribute trail lunches, custom made-to-order. Other meal options include the Red Rock Grill or Castle Dome Cafe at Zion Lodge and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy exploring the wonders of Zion National Park at your own pace or from the comfort of your private cabin, with views of the towering palisades in every direction.
Premium Lodging: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon: Bryce, UT
Spend the morning absorbing the natural beauty of the deep canyons, lush valleys, sandstone cliffs and emerald pools surrounding Zion Lodge. Next, we’ll take an afternoon drive to Bryce Canyon National Park – a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos. Magnificent spires tinted with shades of pink, orange and red, put on a captivating show as the light changes throughout the day. For those who wish to experience these rock formations up close, take a stroll through Wall Street – the only slot canyon in the park. Continue down the Navajo Trail where you’ll find Two Bridges and Thor’s Hammer towering above you. If the weather cooperates, an optional adventure is a cowboy-escorted trail ride on either a horse or mule, to explore the hidden gems of Bryce Canyon. Keep an eye open for the park’s abundant wildlife, including elk, coyotes, marmots, and prairie dogs, as we capture an awe-inspiring sunset at Bryce Point, just step away from your sought-after accommodations at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Premium Lodging: Sorrel River Ranch Resort: Moab, UT
Our chef will have a special breakfast available on the Limo Liner to fuel you for an active day of sightseeing as we enter the outstanding Arches National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to hike the short trails to reach the dazzling arches of the region such as Balanced Rock, The Windows, Double Arch, Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arch. These stunning and unique rock formations are something you’re not going to want to miss!
Disclaimer: Each trail will take between 15-30 minutes to walk and are fairly non-strenuous. These guided dirt and paved pathways , but you may participate as much or as little as they wish to, depending on your preferred activity level.
Premium Lodging: Sorrel River Ranch Resort: Moab, UT
Our day begins with a trip to Canyonlands National Park to catch the inspiring sunrise at Grand View Point. From here, we’ll explore the Island in the Sky District from the comfort of the Limo Liner, stopping at key points such as Whale Rock and the Canyonlands Visitor Center. In the afternoon, we will visit Moab to visit the local shops and restaurants. An optional excursion includes an exciting Hummer Safari to Hell’s Revenge just before sunset. While weaving in and out of red rock canyons, your guide will explain the geology and history of the Canyonlands region. You’ll savor tasty hors d’oeuvres at the summit as the sun paints the evening sky – returning beneath a blanket of innumerable stars. Alternatively, enjoy a unique, open-air Dutch oven dinner before embarking on a jet boat cruise for an evening light show on the canyon walls of the Colorado River. Our evening will conclude back at our Sorrel River accommodations in Castle Valley.
Take the morning to relax and enjoy the amenities at the resort. After breakfast, we will board the Limo Liner to make our way to Salt Lake City International Airport. If you have time to hang around, the city of Salt Lake has a variety of unique, flavorful restaurants and other activities that we encourage you to explore – not to mention the incredible history that the city holds! We hope you enjoy traveling with us and thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.
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