7 Day 6 Night Itinerary
Dreamscapes of the American Southwest
Starts in Salt Lake City, UT and Ends in Las Vegas, NV
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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: Arches National Park
Premium Lodging: The Sorrel River Resort and Spa: Moab, UT
We will depart from Salt Lake City at 10 AM for our first immersion into the American Southwest. 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.
Day 2: Canyonlands National Park and Moab Adventures
Premium Lodging: Sorrel River 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.
Day 3: Afternoon in Bryce Canyon National Park
Premium Lodging: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon: Bryce Canyon, UT
This morning we’ll make the long scenic 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. 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.
Day 4: Zion National Park
Premium Lodging: Zion Lodge: Springdale, UT
For you early-risers, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the sunrise over the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater. 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. We’ll spend the afternoon on the Limo Liner while we travel through the arid red rock desert into the green oasis of Zion National Park. Upon our arrival to Zion Lodge, a refreshing nature walk to the Emerald Pools awaits you – just a short walk across the street! Enjoy the evening from the comfort of your private cabin, with views of the towering palisades in every direction.
Day 5: Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Sunset at Horseshoe Bend
Premium Lodging: Lake Powell Resort: Page, AZ
During the summer and fall season, the Limo Liner may not access the park beyond 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. After an afternoon of exploring the park, we’ll venture to the second largest man-made reservoir, Lake Powell. Next, we’ll cross over the Glen Canyon Dam for a tour of the infamous Antelope Canyon – one of the most unique slot canyons in the world. After a busy day, we’ll check in to our rooms overlooking the water for an evening of relaxation at Lake Powell Resort. 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.
Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park
Premium Lodging: Little America Hotel: Flagstaff, AZ
This morning, we’ll venture to 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! We will continue our day with a scenic drive to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We’ll visit key destinations such as the famous Desert View Watchtower, the ancient Tusayan Ruins, the Yavapai Geology Museum, and catch a sunset at Yavapai Point. Our evening will conclude at our accommodations at Lake Powell Resort.
Day 7: Las Vegas and the Journey Home
This morning we’ll make the 4-hour drive to Las Vegas, Nevada. Once in Las Vegas, the Limo Liner will drive directly to the airport. If you have made post-trip accommodations within Las Vegas, we would be more than happy to escort you to your hotel. We hope you enjoy traveling with us and thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours!
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