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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

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Utah's 'Mighty Five' adventure-filled, action-packed excursion which will see you hike, walk and explore some of America's most epic natural landscapes.

 

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    • This is an "Active" lifestyle itinerary, with walks and hikes most days. Hikes will range from very gentle to strenuous. No technical climbing skills are required but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to make the trip more enjoyable. Understanding that not all people want to hike at the same pace or even on the same trail we will where possible host map orientations and then let everyone dispurse to enjoy the trails best suited to them. Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, a hiking day pack and hiking poles (optional). We are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable.
    • of 35 to ensure a more exclusive exploration!
    • "Delicate Arch, we all know what Delicate Arch is, having seen it in pictures or even from a distance. But have you ever been up there? Standing at the base of this remarkable rock formation, in awe at what nature has created for us, it is absolutely beautiful. That moment for me was the catalyst for developing this trip."Richard Launder, Travel Experiences Developer
    • Weather Considerations: While the itinerary is planned as described, we are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable.
    • What to Pack: Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, a hiking day pack, sun protection (long sleeves and hat) a reusable water bottle(s), and hiking poles (optional).
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
    • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • This is an "Active" lifestyle itinerary, with walks and hikes most days. Hikes will range from very gentle to strenuous. No technical climbing skills are required but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to make the trip more enjoyable. Understanding that not all people want to hike at the same pace or even on the same trail we will where possible host map orientations and then let everyone dispurse to enjoy the trails best suited to them. Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, a hiking day pack and hiking poles (optional). We are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable.
      • of 35 to ensure a more exclusive exploration!
      • "Delicate Arch, we all know what Delicate Arch is, having seen it in pictures or even from a distance. But have you ever been up there? Standing at the base of this remarkable rock formation, in awe at what nature has created for us, it is absolutely beautiful. That moment for me was the catalyst for developing this trip."Richard Launder, Travel Experiences Developer
      • Weather Considerations: While the itinerary is planned as described, we are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable.
      • What to Pack: Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, a hiking day pack, sun protection (long sleeves and hat) a reusable water bottle(s), and hiking poles (optional).
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Utah's 'Mighty Five' adventure-filled, action-packed excursion which will see you hike, walk and explore some of America's most epic natural landscapes. This trip takes you off the beaten path to experience renowned National Monuments, National Parks, lesser known State Parks and Tribal Parks.


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      Trip code: DTMF

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 9 breakfasts

      • 3 lunches

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VISIT Utah's 'Mighty Five' iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

        • SEE hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park

        • HIKE to Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and many more!

        • SCENIC DRIVE along an "All American Road", Utah's Highway 12


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 3 lunches

        • 6 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Grand Junction

      The 'River City' extends a warm welcome as your launch pad to an in-depth encounter with the Might Five National Parks of Utah. Relax after your journey or explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Wine Country Inn

      2. Grand Junction – Canyonlands National Park – Moab (2 Nights)

      We head to canyon country this morning and see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands' spectacular landscape below. We will hike to Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, and White Rim Overlook or Murphy's point Overlook. Tonight we will also be joined by a local specialist, Tom Tills, a renowned National Park photographer, who will give us guidance on how to take the best photos on this trip. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' at the rustic Moab Grill where you'll enjoy a 'Be My Guest' dinner with the owner who worked at the grill as a waitress when she was a teenager.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Homewood Suites

      3. Arches National Park

      Admire the exquisite natural sandstone shapes that dot the landscape in Arches National Park. Learn how Mother Nature's magic touch has left her indelible mark with wind and rain when you embark on a strenuous hike up to famous Delicate Arch. Continue your exploration with a walk to Double Arch, Landscape Arch or Turret Arch. Take a well-deserved break this afternoon or explore the town of Moab at your leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch

      4. Moab – Capitol Reef National Park

      See the other-worldly hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park this morning - these mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles make for a memorable hike and photo opportunity before you arrive at Capitol Reef National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy the rustic charm of this special resort, located on the edge of the park, offering truly spectacular landscapes, and breathtaking views.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Capitol Reef Resort

      5. Capitol Reef National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park (2 Nights)

      Lace up your boots for an exhilarating morning hike in Capitol Reef National Park, whose colourful canyons and capitol-shaped domes provide the perfect backdrop for an adventure. Continue your journey along an "All American Road", Highway 12, one of America's most scenic highways, before embarking on a short hike in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to select the trail that best suits your adventurous spirit. This dramatic landscape features striking layered stone spires which are a sight to behold. We continue to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner
      Hotel
      Best Western Ruby's Inn

      6. Bryce Canyon Free Time

      You'll have a full free day to relax or explore the eerie landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park today. Everyone will be able to self select hikes and walks that best suit them, from leisurely to strenuous. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah's skies from scenic viewpoints or follow one of the many trails into the hoodoos and beyond.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      7. Bryce Canyon National Park – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

      A pink, red and orange canvas awaits visitors to Coral Pink Sands State Park. Climb up the coral-hued dunes to admire the wind sculpted ripples of the dunes. Embark on a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-coloured sandstone. Then you're on your way to Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, for a tour of the world renowned Slot Canyon.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Lake Powell Resort

      8. Lake Powell Free Time

      Enjoy a full free day to spend as you wish in the water wonderland that is Lake Powell. Relax and rejuvenate, enjoying the amenities and scenic views from the comfort of the resort. Or consider joining one of the organized optional activities, like our famed Colorado River Float Trip.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      9. Lake Powell – Zion National Park

      One spectacular natural sight gives way to another when you drive along the Vermillion Cliffs, witness the striking colours as they wander and wind along the mountains and cliffs. Arriving into Zion National Park late morning, select from many fantastic hikes including Watchman Trail, Hidden Canyon, Angel's Landing, Observation Point and the Narrows. They range from easy to strenuous. Later, this evening, join your new friends and Travel Director for a well-deserved Farewell Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Springhill Suites

      10. Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

      Don't leave Zion without a morning hike under your belt. You'll have the whole morning to spend as you wish before departing for Las Vegas mid-afternoon.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/utahs-mighty-five-national-parks?tripcode=dtmf for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Dine at a local restaurant in Moab, which closes for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner. You'll meet the owner, who once worked as a waitress at the restaurant when she was a teenager and learn how she came to buy the restaurant. (Day 2)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        Meet a renowned National Parks photographer and learn how to take the best photographs. (Day 3)

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VISIT Utah's 'Mighty Five' iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

        • SEE hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park

        • HIKE to Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and many more!

        • SCENIC DRIVE along an "All American Road", Utah's Highway 12


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 3 lunches

        • 6 dinners


      UtahsMighty5NationalParks DiningHighlights Getty May2022 0914886270

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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