Utah

Learn about the flora, fauna, geology & history of Zion National Park on a guided hike. Wind through rock formations on horseback to the bottom of Bryce Canyon & back up to the rim. Explore a natural bridge high above the Fremont River & observe the great white domes of Navajo sandstone in Capitol Reef National Park. Witness marvels of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks seldom seen by other visitors on a private guided 4×4 Tour. Take a guided float trip through the Fishers Tower section of the Colorado River over rapids & past rock formations.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

English, Shoshone

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -7

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

U.S. Dollar (USD)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

42° F

Utah Expedition

The Mighty Five (Self-Drive)

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA / ZION NATIONAL PARK

Arrive in Las Vegas

Pick up rental car (not included)

Drive to hotel

Accommodations: Cliffrose Lodge

Day 2 – ZION NATIONAL PARK

Private half-day guided hike:

  • Lookout points & rock formations – Cathedral Mountain & Checkerboard Mesa

Accommodations: Cliffrose Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – ZION NP / MOAB / BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park (approx. 2 hours)

  • Horseback trail ride to the floor of Bryce Canyon

Accommodations: Stone Canyon Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – BRYCE CANYON NP / CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Moab (approx. 5 hours)

  • Scenic hike – natural bridge & white Navajo sandstone domes

Accommodations: Sorrel River Ranch
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS

Guided 4×4 tour:

  • Breathtaking views
  • History, archaeology & geology of the area

Accommodations: Sorrel River Ranch
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – COLORADO RIVER

Guided Colorado River rafting:

  • Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, the Priests & Nuns

Accommodations: Sorrel River Ranch
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – MOAB / SALT LAKE CITY

Drive to Salt Lake City (approx. 4 hours)

Evening at leisure in downtown Salt Lake City

Accommodations: Hotel Monaco
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – SALT LAKE CITY / HOMEWARD BOUND

Drive to Salt Lake City airport (approx. 10 minutes) for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $3,790 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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Anne H.
Charlotte, NC

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from April to May and September to October)

What to eat:

Funeral (au gratin) potatoes, Fry sauce, Jell-o (official state food)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts; trousers, jeans; waterproof jacket; layering & waterproof clothing; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & hiking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; binoculars; universal adapter

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