Exploring the Mighty Five: Tour of Utah's National Parks

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Escape Kit

  • A Six-Day Tour of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks for One Adult ($1,199), Including:
  • Five Nights' Accommodations in Hotels Near Parks
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation between Salt Lake City, 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)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation

Spend six magical days exploring the cascading sand dunes, vibrant pine forests, and sunset-red deserts of Utah's Mighty Five national parks.

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 can let Utah leave its mark on your bucket list with a small-group tour, where you'll spend 6-8 hours exploring each of its most memorable national parks.

The Itinerary
Day 1: Zion National Park
• Be picked up at one of three select Salt Lake City hotels for the drive to Zion National Park
• Hike through any of the many trails in the 3,000-feet-deep canyon
Overnight at LaQuinta Inn or similar. Lunch provided.

Day 2: Zion to Bryce Canyon National Park
• After breakfast, drive through Zion Canyon Tunnel
• Enjoy the scenery of Highway 12, dubbed "the most beautiful highway in America"
• Arrive at Bryce Canyon and enjoy the view of fantastically twisted hoodoos
• Or, descend into the canyon to wander through the otherworldly landscape
Overnight at Ruby's Inn or similar. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 3: Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef National Park
• Rise early to catch the spectacular sunrise over Bryce Canyon
• After breakfast, continue along Highway 12 toward Capital Reef National Park
• This park is the most remote and the least visited of Utah's Mighty Five
• See Fremont Indian petroglyphs and formations that reminded early settlers of the DC Capitol
• Adventurous types can hike to Hickman Bridge or Grand Wash
Overnight at Capitol Reef Resort or similar. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 4: Capitol Reef to Canyonlands National Park
• Breakfast and travel through the rest of Capitol Reef before departing for Moab
• Hike to Mesa Arch—one of the most photographed arches in Canyonlands
• Stop for a photo op at Dead Horse Point, a rock peninsula overlooking sheer cliffs and peaks
Overnight at the Moab Valley Inn or similar. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 5: Arches National Park
• Hike up to Delicate Arch before sunrise
• Continue trekking through Arches
• Visit Landscape Arch, one of the world's longest natural arches
• Hike through the red-rock maze of Fiery Furnace (if permits are available)
Overnight at the Moab Valley Inn or similar. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 6: Canyonlands National Park
• Explore the other side of Canyonlands with hikes to Corona, Bowtie Arches, or Morning Glory Bridge
• Enjoy a scenic drive along the Colorado River, where you'll see magnificent petroglyph panels
• In the early afternoon, depart Moab and return to select Salt Lake City hotel
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

The Details
• Taxes/resort fees are not included—you'll pay those directly to Southwest Adventure Tours
• Kids 12 and younger are welcome on the trip for $750
• Solo adult travelers will pay the voucher price and an additional $300
• Please limit luggage to one large suitcase and one small carry-on per person

  • Our trip with Southwest Adventure Tours was a great time! Our guide, Jim, knew the desert like his own backyard and provided a wonderful experience for our hiking group. Do it!

    -- LivingSocial Member
  • I had a great time! The tour was well planned and organized, but also offered enough flexibility to see more along the way. Our guide knew the area thoroughly, and was able to show us the area's hidden treasures.

    -- LivingSocial Member

escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Limit 5 per customer, up to 5 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now to November 30, 2015
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes 5 nights' accomodations in hotels near parks; round-trip ground transportation between Salt Lake City, hotels, and sightseeing destinations; 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, water, and snacks; daily tours with an experienced guide; taxes and park entrance fees
  • Please bring one large suitcase and a small piece of carry-on luggage. Personal valet, laundry service, room service, telephone calls, wines, beer, or liquors, meals not specified, and other items of a personal nature are not included
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Double Occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $300
  • Children are welcome for an additional fee of $750
  • Pets are limited to assistance animals
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please see http://www.southwestadventuretours.com; if tour is canceled after voucher is redeemed, Southwest Adventure Tours will provide a credit valued at the purchase price of the voucher toward a new tour at a later date and time
  • For inquiries, call 800-970-5864 or email info@southwestadventuretours.com
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 30, 2015 • Enjoy By November 30, 2015