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8-Day Utah's National Parks including Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef

Salt Lake City, United States

From US$2,999.00

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
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  • 8 days (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Utah’s amazing natural wonders on this 6-day tour from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. That’s five of the United States’ top protected wilderness areas during one outdoorsy week filled with hiking and marveling at the otherworldly landscape of rock pillars, natural arches, rivers, cliffs and more. Five nights of accommodation are included at hotels in Moab, Springdale and other Utah towns along the way. From a guide, learn about the history and geology of each park.
  • 6-day guided tour through five of Utah’s most stunning national parks
  • Tour Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion and Bryce Canyon parks
  • Learn the intriguing natural history of the parks from an expert guide
  • Marvel at deep canyons, wild rivers and strange stone formations
  • Meet fellow travelers and chat about your experiences in the parks

What's Included

  • Knowledgeable staff
  • Comfortable transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter, Turtle Top or conversion van
  • 7 nights of hotel lodging including the prenight and post night hotels in Salt Lake City
  • Water (To refill reusable water bottles)
  • Taxes, fees and gratuity associated with all activities (excluding tour guide tips)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Lunch (6)
  • Dinner (2)
  • Breakfast (7)
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown
    345 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Start time

04:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your 6-day tour of Utah’s five national parks starts with the drive from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park. Throughout the week, you’ll continue to Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion parks to soak up the incredible geological features that make this region of the American Southwest such an outdoor paradise. From deep canyons and rushing rivers to natural arches and mysterious hoodoos, the photo ops are endless.

Five nights of accommodation at 3-star hotels with breakfast are included, as well as lunch at local restaurants; your guide will decide where and when to stop for lunch based on your group’s activities. Two dinners are also included. If you want to experience more than just hiking, optional activities in the parks include canyoneering, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking and helicopter rides (own expense).
Day 1

Arrival in Salt Lake City, UT

1 Stop

Salt Lake City

Welcome to Salt Lake City, UT. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring Salt Lake at your leisure. Hotel Check in is at 4 PM tonight.

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Lodging – Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT (or similar)

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Salt Lake City, UT to Canyonlands National Park

1 Stop

Canyonlands National Park

Depart Salt Lake City, UT at 7:00 am and travel to Canyonlands National Park. Hike to Mesa Arch for an up-close view of one of the most photographed arches in the Southwestern US. Visit an Ancestral Pueblo Granary. Explore the Grand Viewpoint and hike along the rim of the Island in the Sky.

5 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Homewood Suites by Hilton or similar, Moab, UT

Meals: LunchBreakfast

Day 3

Arches National Park and Moab, UT

1 Stop

Arches National Park

An-early morning hike brings you to Delicate Arch. Continue trekking through Arches National Park on a hike to Landscape Arch, one of the longest natural arches in the world. Visit the Windows Section and Double Arch. A scenic drive/hike along the Colorado River showcases ancient petroglyphs depicting animals, humans, and geometric patterns carved onto red-rock walls.

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Homewood Suites by Hilton or similar, Moab, UT

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Day 4

Capitol Reef National Park

1 Stop

Capitol Reef National Park

Explore the mystical landscape of Goblin Valley State Park. Delve into the narrows of Sulphur Creek or Grand Wash at Capital Reef National Park. Hike to the Hickman Bridge, a 133-foot natural bridge, or go down to the Grand Wash to explore the park’s deep canyons and narrows. Hike to Sulphur Creek Overlook and enjoy Panoramic Point.

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Capitol Reef Resort or similar, Torrey, UT

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 5

Grand Staircase Monument and Bryce Canyon

1 Stop

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Traverse the Canyons of Escalante on Highway 12 to Bryce Canyon National Park. Meander along the Sevier River through the Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.

8 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Bryce Canyon Grand or similar, Bryce, UT

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 6

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park

1 Stop

Bryce Canyon National Park

Rise early to watch the sun rise over Bryce Canyon from one of its many viewpoints. Drive from Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park along scenic Highway 12, which zips past red-rock mountains and yawning slot canyons. Hike the East Canyon Overlook Trail for a bird’s-eye view of the canyon

8 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Springhill Suites by Marriott or similar, Springdale, UT

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Day 7

Zion National Park and Salt Lake City, UT

1 Stop

Zion National Park

At Zion, traverse the 3-mile Emerald Pools loop to see a trio of pools and waterfalls. Hike and explore the Narrows of the Virgin River. Return to Salt Lake City by 6:00 pm.

8 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Lodging – Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT (or similar)

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Day 8

Depart for home

1 Stop

Salt Lake City

Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport on own by hotel shuttle for your departure flight home.

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (about 3 miles (5 km) a day, minimum)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tours travel up in elevation from approx. 3,000 to 10,000 feet (900 to 3,000 meters) above sea level
  • Bring a day pack, water bottles or water bladder if you plan to hike a lot
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Pickup locations offered are either Holiday Inn Express Airport East or Springhill Suites by Marriott Downtown Salt Lake City
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Amazing experiencew
    Karen S, Dec 2019
    I couldn't have asked more from this tour - simply amazing! Do it. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and worked with us to ensure this experience was exactly what we needed.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great, great, great time!
    Deborah_H, Aug 2019
    Decided to take this tour and are we glad we did! Our guide, Chris, was excellent. He worked hard to accommodate the different activity levels of the group. We were educated and entertained all along the way. The rooms and meals were great and I had no problem finding vegetarian items. I am certain that we experienced hikes and parts of the parks that we would have missed without the tour.
    Absolutely fantastic!!! Our tour...
    Elaine W, Aug 2017
    Absolutely fantastic!!! Our tour guide, Dennis was charming and extremely knowledgeable. There were a few hikes that were not easy, but they were well worth the effort. The scenery is breathtaking. The hotels and restaurants were very nice.
    Awesome experience! Haydee, our guide...
    Priti S, Jul 2017
    Awesome experience! Haydee, our guide, was excellent! Small size group of 8 worked out great! Lake Powell unexpectedly came on our itinerary as the regular hotel accommodation did not work out, and all happened for the best as the sunset at Lake Powell was lovely! Had a mix of hikes ranging from easy to strenuous, so that everyone in group could enjoy!
    It was a wonderful trip. Everything...
    Wylene K, May 2017
    It was a wonderful trip. Everything was as advertised. The guide was very knowledgeable and the van very comfortable. We did lots of hiking and the parks were breathe taking.
    Excellent trip. Saw the parks, took...
    Richandkay, Oct 2016
    Excellent trip. Saw the parks, took several hikes. Guide was exceptional. Small group..12.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    The tour was well run in every way...
    Madelyn C, Sept 2016
    The tour was well run in every way! Great motels, food delicious and plentiful, and our Guide was exceptional and extremely knowledgeable about the area we hiked and traveled through.
    Wonderful experience. Excellent guide...
    bethenymcdaniel, Sept 2015
    Wonderful experience. Excellent guide made it all run smoothly and lots of fun.
    One of the best area to be visited for...
    Lucy, Jan 2015
    One of the best area to be visited for the nature lovers . We had a very interesting Tour. The itinerary, the guide, transportation, hotels , everything was perfect organized . We were there just to enjoy the landscape . Viator use always the best travel companies as partners/operators . That's why I book always VIATOR .

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