Itinerary Highlights

  • Jump in a jeep for a guided safari through Zion National Park, an adventure through outstanding natural beauty
  • Explore Bryce Canyon's scenic wonderland on an ATV, following The Great Western Trail through the Dixie National Forest
  • Enjoy a two-hour jeep safari through Monument Valley before experiencing a real cowboy moment as you ride through the valley on horseback
  • Take to the skies on a 40-minute helicopter flight over the breathtaking Grand Canyon
  • Best time to travel APR - OCT

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Car Hire
  • GPS Device
  • International Flights
12 nights from £3,999 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
01244 435 806

This flexible fly-drive through Utah's and Arizona's National & State Parks has been designed for those travellers and families that like to include a wide range of adventures and experiences in their holiday.

Start in Salt Lake City where you can explore museums, the Great Salt Lake State Park and generally enjoy time in the great outdoors before heading off on your adventure through the deserts and canyons of Utah and Arizona. Take a Jeep Safari through the exquisitely beautiful Zion National Park, explore eerie ghost towns and float down the Virgin River on a giant inflatable inner-tube. Drive through Ponderosa Pine Forests on an ATV to the edge of Bryce Canyon famous for its crimson coloured rock formations.

Walk through the base of the spectacular petrified sand dune of Antelope Canyon, wandering through the narrow passageways eroded by running water over thousands of years. Take a 4WD tour of Monument Valley, the back drop to many Wild West Movies, and ride in to the sunset on horseback like a cowboy.

Explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, The Grand Canyon. Take time to stop off at the many view and vantage points and then take to the skies in a helicopter for a bird's eye view of this breath-taking natural creation. Your tour ends in a city that is a complete contract to the wide open spaces you have travelled through over the last 8 days, Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps. A full day can be enjoyed experiencing this crazy city and the attractions it has become so famous for.

Itinerary

Today depart the UK for Utah's capital, Salt Lake City. On arrival collect your vehicle and make your way to your downtown hotel.
Salt Lake City is an incredibly family friendly city, it is compact and has a modern and efficient transport system. There are many indoor and outdoor activities to keep all family members entertained. head out the Natural History Museum of UTAH, a remarkable example of architecture as well as showcasing some wonderful inactive exhibits. These include dinosaurs, native tribes and exhibits of The Great Salt Lake itself.
Staying at  Grand America Hotel
Today leave Salt Lake City heading south on the Interstate 15, which follows the western edge of the Wasatch Range of mountains. There are a number of points of interest along the route, with Cove Point being one of those. The fort was built in 1847 for a safe shelter for pioneers that settled in the mountain valleys. Your destination is the charming town of Springdale with its backdrop of Zion National Parks soaring canyon walls.
Take a Jeep Safari deep in to the Zion National Parks rugged back country. Visit Grafton Ghost Town, formerly a peaceful Mormon settlement, now immortalised by the block buster movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Follow the Gooseberry Mesa Trail and take in the breath-taking landscapes, rainbow coloured rock formations and wildlife. The afternoon you can explore the park further on foot or rent mountain bikes and head off on one of the trails, float down the Virgin River.
Get your adrenaline pumping with a 1-hour ATV ride through Ponderosa Pine forests and pristine alpine landscapes to the rim of Bryce Canyon. The scenery here is spectacular and full of canyons and red rock spires. Then explore the park at your leisure, hire mountain bikes or take a guided horseback ride. There are hiking trails for walkers of all skill levels. If you are lucky enough to be in the region through the summer months, don't miss the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo.
Lake Powell
Drive through dramatic landscapes to Lake Powell, a major vacation destination and reservoir on the Colorado River. Enroute a good place to stop is the classic-western town of Kanab, a ranching and farming community. Kanab has been known to be called 'Little Hollywood' due to the number of films shot in the area over the years. Kanab is also a great spot to stop for lunch with an array of dining options from Mexican to Italian, BBQ to Western style steakhouse.
Lake Powell
Explore the spectacular petrified sand dune of Antelope Canyon, sculptured by wind, water and sand. You will be taken to the slot canyon by 4-wheel drive and then guided through the deep narrow winding walls, that tower up to 100 ft either side of you. You will spend an hour exploring the Upper Antelope Canyon on foot, marvel at the colours illuminated by the shafts of sunlight that radiate down in to the Canyon. The afternoon is free for you to explore the area at your leisure.
Depart Page, Lake Powell, drive through Wild West landscapes to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The park straddles the border of south eastern Utah and north eastern Arizona. There is a fee to enter the park that is normally open from sunrise to sunset and there is a 17-mile scenic loop that takes you past the most iconic sandstone buttes, spires and mesas.
We recommend waking early so you can watch the dramatic change of colours over Monument Valley as the sunrises, it's one of the best times to take in the remarkable landscapes that surrounds you. Join a 2.5-hour Jeep Safari around the Navajo Loop and off the beaten track to breath-taking arches and massive sandstone buttes. Learn more of the Navajo culture and visit the back drops of blockbuster movies such as 'How The West Was Won'. End the day with a Monument Valley horseback ride.
Make sure you schedule in time to stop off at Grand Canyon view-points such as Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, this gorge is narrow and offers a very different view to the main Colorado River Gorge. Other points to look out for are the Desert View Tower that sits on the eastern end of the South Rim of the Canyon, from here you can take in the views of the Painted Desert and spectacular Grand Canyon.
Staying at  El Tovar
This morning take to the skies on a 40-minute Maverick Helicopter flight over Grand Canyon's South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest. In the distance you may see the Painted Desert. Follow the Colorado River to where it merges with the Little Colorado and fly through the canyon at Imperial Point. You will enjoy stunning bird's eye views of the Northern Rim and fly through the widest and deepest part of the canyon at Dragon Corridor before returning to Grand Canyon Airport.
Las Vegas isn't all about gambling halls and themed hotels, the city offers a vast range of activities, adventures, world class shopping and some of the USA's finest restaurants. To achieve the best value experience we have included a 1 day Las Vegas Power Pass which includes access to over 30 of the city's attractions including entrance to the world famous Madame Tussauds and a ride on the New York New York Roller Coaster.
Today your adventure comes to an end and its time to return your rental car to the airport depot and fly home, or on to your next destination.
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Tom

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

Family Adventure through Utah's National Parks

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All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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