Exploring the Mighty Five: Utah's National Parks

Southwest Adventure Tours • Salt Lake City, UT

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Escape Kit

  • A Six-Day Tour of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park for One Adult ($995), Including:
  • Five Nights' Accommodations in Hotels Near Parks
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation between Hotels and Sightseeing Destinations
  • Five Breakfasts, Six Lunches, Water, and Snacks
  • Daily Tours with an Experienced Guide
  • Taxes and Park Entrance Fees Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

The Destination
The 45th state incorporated into the Union, Utah maintains an aura of frontier mystery that still captures the minds of adventurers and westward wanderers today—and it's easy to see why. With some of the most diverse geography in the western hemisphere, the nation's "National Parks Capital"—it boasts five total— is an amalgam of cascading sand dunes, vibrant pine forests, and sunset-red deserts that draw throngs of visitors to marvel at its natural wonders year after year. And thanks to Southwest Adventure Tours, you and 13 others can let Utah leave its mark on your bucket list with a small-group tour of its most memorable natural landmarks.

The Itinerary
day 1: The trip begins in Salt Lake City, where you'll be be picked up at your hotel for the drive to Zion National Park. There, you'll traverse a canyon over 3,000 feet deep, and you'll have a chance to visit the Temple of Sinawava, East Canyon Overlook, Weeping Wall, Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, and many of the other areas within the park. Afterward, you'll enjoy a wonderful dinner and lodging in nearby Springdale.
Overnight at the Majestic View Lodge or similar. Lunch provided.

day 2: After breakfast, you'll depart Zion Canyon and climb over 2,000 feet up the east canyon and through the Zion Canyon Tunnel, passing by red and white rock layers, Ponderosa pines, and slot canyons. Traveling Highway 12, which Car & Driver calls "the most beautiful highway in America," you'll head for Bryce Canyon. There, you'll see a variety of spectacular hoodoos from key viewpoints, and you can descend below the rim to walk among the hoodoos.
Overnight at Ruby's Inn or similar hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.

day 3: For those who want to get up early, the sunrise at Bryce is spectacular. After enjoying the sunrise, you'll have an excellent breakfast buffet and then continue on Highway 12 toward Capital Reef National Park, Utah's most remote and least visited of the five national parks in Utah. You'll get a chance to see a variety of Fremont Indian petroglyphs and formations that reminded the early settlers of the Capitol dome in Washington, DC. Adventurous guests can hike to Hickman Bridge, Grand Wash, or Sulfer Creek.
Overnight at the Best Western Capitol Reef or similar hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.

day 4: After breakfast and a beautiful sunrise, you'll travel through the rest of Capitol Reef with a few more stops before departing for Moab. You'll explore the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands, including a hike to one of the most photographed arches in Canyonlands, and you'll have an opportunity to partake in various other hikes. In the late afternoon, you'll stop at Dead Horse Point before you travel into Moab for dinner.
Overnight at the Moab Valley Inn or similar hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.

day 5: Today you can explore Arches in depth with a morning hike up to Delicate Arch for sunrise. Afterward, you can visit Landscape Arch and Devils Garden for some extensive hiking, possibly to Dark Angel, Double O Arch, Private Arch, Pine Tree Arch, and others. Or you can hike through the Fiery Furnace (if permits are available) or Park Avenue. You can visit Balanced Rock, Garden of Eden, Cove of Caves, or take a hike in the Windows Section of Arches. This will include a hike to Double Arch, North/South Window, and countless others that are scattered throughout this area.
Overnight at the Moab Valley Inn or similar hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.

day 6: Today you can explore the other side of Canyonlands, with a trip to Corona and Bowtie Arches or Morning Glory Bridge. You'll also take a drive along the Colorado River, where you'll see magnificent petroglyph panels. In the early afternoon, you'll depart Moab and return to Salt Lake for your departure.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

The Dates
March 3 to 8; March 17 to 22; March 31 to April 5; April 14 to 19; April 28 to May 3; May 12 to 17; May 26 to 31; June 9 to 14; June 23 to 28; July 7 to 12; July 21 to 26; August 4 to 9; August 18 to 23; September 1 to 6; September 15 to 20; September 29 to October 4; October 13 to 18; October 27 to 31; November 10 to 14

  • "[Utah's] dazzling display of geographic grandeur leaves visitors a bit awestruck and dumbfounded. The panoply of colors, colors everywhere, as far as the eye can see, is more varied than a 64-pack of crayons."

    -- Lonely Planet


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    2177 West North Temple Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Airport (pick up location) Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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the fine print

  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Rates are based on double occupancy; each voucher valid for 1 person. Each of the two guests must purchase their own Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel; single occupancy requires an additional fee of $300
  • Airfare is not included
  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required; subject to availability; not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes five-night/six-day tour with roundtrip transport to/from Salt Lake City to Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion and Bryce National Parks; includes tour guide, park fees, water, snacks, lodging, breakfasts, lunches, activities
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Kids are welcome - 12 years of age and under are $750; please inquire with merchant at time of reservation
  • Pets are limited to assistance animals; please notify merchant at time of reservation
  • Please bring one large suitcase only; one small piece of carry-on is allowed as well
  • Does not include: personal valet, laundry service, room service, telephone calls, wines, beer or liquors, meals not specified and other items of a personal nature
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 14, 2014 • Enjoy By November 14, 2014