Spring 2018 travel dates: Pre-night in Las Vegas on May 11, 2018. Tour departs on May 12, 2018 and returns to Las Vegas on May 17, 2018.
Fall 2018 travel dates: Pre-night in Las Vegas on September 4, 2018. Tour departs on September 5, 2018 and returns to Las Vegas on September 10, 2018.
Complete your Utah bucket list in one incredible trip on this 6-day, 5-night guided tour through The Mighty 5® National Parks of Utah. Departing from the bright lights of Las Vegas, you’ll experience the natural wonder of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase at Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park and so much more. Adventure awaits on this fun and educational journey filled with awe-inspiring scenery and exciting activities.
- Small group tour with up to 12 passengers – no crowds!
- The best historical lodging available
- Custom touring vehicles with individual leather captain’s chairs that recline, plenty of legroom and flatscreen TV
- Expert guides who are CPR and FirstAid certified
- Breakfast, lunch, one hosted dinner and pre-night at Monte Carlo or New York New York included in tour price!
$2,609 per person for double occupancy.
$3,409 per person for single occupancy.
$2,609 per person (double occupancy) Includes guided tour, lodging, breakfast, lunch, one hosted dinner, entrance fees and taxes
New York New York or Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, NV
Cancellation and Payment Policy
Tours canceled within 35 days of departure will be charged in full.
A 10% non-refundable deposit will be taken by credit card at the time of booking.
Private Tour Option
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.
Our vehicles are designed to carry up to 13 passengers in individual leather captain’s seats. Groups range from 8-13 passengers.
Our guides have many years of experience in leading tours throughout North America. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that everyone gets the most from each destination.
The hotels will be 3-4 stars. The accommodation has been chosen to give passengers the best access to the surrounding areas. For those traveling alone there are single occupancy rates available.
This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which require a reasonable level of fitness, mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be suited to and catered for almost all levels of fitness. It is not an activity holiday, just an active holiday.
Individual luggage must be kept to a maximum of one piece of luggage less than 50 pounds or one daypack less than or equal to 40 litres. It is recommended to travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sun block, and clothing. We advise our clients to pack as lightly as possible.
Temperatures across the American West vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
Post Tour Accommodation Packages
Post tours packages are available through your travel agent.
Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking.
Terms and conditions will be provided and must be agreed upon separately for this tour.
National Parks of Utah Tour – Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef | 6-days, 5-nights from Las Vegas
Pre-tour night (included in tour cost): Experience the vibrant nightlife and elaborate sights of Sin City prior to the National Parks of Utah multi-day tour. Take a ride on New York New York’s roller coaster that loops around the hotel’s exterior or savor the eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment this family-friendly hotel has to offer. Explore the Monte Carlo, a one-of-a-kind megaresort hotel and casino with incredible dining and entertainment, right in the middle of the Strip.
Overnight at New York New York or Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, NV
Day 1: Feel the coolness of the early morning air as we travel east through the spectacular Virgin River Gorge and along the Mormon Trail. After passing through the dramatic woodlands of Fishlake National Forest, we’ll arrive in Moab, UT with a few hours to explore this slick rock playground in the afternoon. Canyonlands National Park is known for its towering mesas, deep canyons and soaring pinnacles brimming with unique natural phenomenon and uncommon wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for pinyon pine jutting out from the canyon walls, and black-tailed jackrabbits, and skittish mule deer known to roam the area.
Overnight in Moab, UT
Day 2: After a local breakfast in Moab, we’ll set out to experience the epic canyons and stunning buttes of Canyonland National Park. Canyonlands is so large that the park is divided into four ‘districts,’ each with their own personality. The Island in the Sky, the Maze, the Needs and the Green and Colorado rivers make up the districts. Take in panoramic views of the flat-topped mesa Island in the Sky or gaze up at Needles, the towering rock pinnacle often seen in photographs of this unique national parks. Perhaps we’ll spot some Native American petroglyphs in Maze Canyon or Horseshoe Canyon. The Green and Colorado rivers carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau and now wind through the heart of this national park. For the adventurer, Mesa Arch is not to be missed. The famous pothole arch in Canyonlands National Park was featured as one of the standard desktop backgrounds on Windows 7 in the Landscapes section!
Overnight in Moab, UT
Day 3: Today is full of surprises and offers some of the most isolated landscapes in the American West. Newspaper Rock Historic Monument is our first stop where early nomads, established tribes and explorers of the West have left messages, handprints and names carved into the canyon walls. These glyphs date back 2,000 years. In addition to Newspaper Rock, we’ll visit Edge of the Cedars State Park to view artifacts and rediscover the well-preserved ruins and view the largest Anasazi pottery display in the Four Corners region. Next stop is Natural Bridges National Monument for a short walk to the Sipapu Bridge overlook and a scenic picnic lunch you aren’t going to forget. The day ends overlooking Capitol Reef National Park from our hotel, which offers incredible panoramas of this stunning landscape!
Overnight is Torrey, UT
Day 4: Today’s tour will travel from Torrey to Bryce Canyon National Park. Utah’s Scenic Highway 12 is one of the most scenic roads in the American West. It crosses over Boulder Mountain and traverses the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The overlook of Creek Falls and the constant change of scenery is truly a sight to behold. The area is full of Wild West history: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used the area to hide from the law. Sunset today will be experienced at a location in Bryce Canyon City inspiring everyone’s creativity. The views are sure to leave the group awe-struck from the natural beauty of the hoodoos and setting sun dancing in unison.
Overnight at historic Bryce Canyon Lodge in the spring; Overnight at Ruby’s Inn in the fall
Day 5: After enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio of the cabin-style Bryce Canyon Lodge, the tour will be venturing out to hike among the trails of weaving hoodoos. Then, we journey from Bryce Canyon into Zion – a scenic drive that is not to be missed! Upper Zion National Park provides for an amazing voyage as we pass by Checkerboard Mesa and enter Zion Canyon. Once we’ve passed through the mile-long tunnel, the park opens up to yet more towering cliffs and descends into the Virgin River Valley, which runs through the park. Our full day of touring concludes as we settle in for the night in the national park.
Overnight in historic Zion Park Lodge
Day 6: We’ll have a full day to further explore Zion’s many offerings. A complimentary shuttle operates in Zion Canyon, allowing our small group to explore at their own pace and interests. Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock and the Narrows are some of the highlights. You can also enjoy hiking, walking, National Park Ranger activities, or just relaxing by the river and enjoying the stunning views. The park is your oyster today! A beautiful afternoon drive back into the Mojave Desert and on to the bright lights of Las Vegas will complete this stunning tour of Utah’s magnificent national parks.
Pre-night on Las Vegas Strip included.
Post tour accommodations in Las Vegas available upon request.
Double occupancy is best available lodging in a 3-4 star hotel/lodge throughout the tour including pre-night at Monte Carlo or New York
Meals: all breakfasts, all lunches and one hosted farewell dinner
Entrance fees to National Parks, State Parks, Tribal Parks, or other named activities
Experienced, professional tour guide and driver and local step on guide services when required
Additional third party tours and activities not listed above
Dinner except last night of tour
Incidental hotel fees
DETOURS Tours offers small group touring in our custom vehicles featuring leather captain’s chairs for maximum comfort.
Because DETOURS travels with a maximum of 13 passengers, this allows us to take a flexible approach and take full advantage of touring opportunities in the American West.
Due to the developing tourism industry in the area, changes can and do occur in this type of program. Weather conditions, sometimes severe enough to limit where we can drive or walk, can also alter the program. As visitors, we will respect this, and remain flexible and open to local conditions, safety concerns and unforeseen opportunities. Our guides will do their best to keep things on track and in the event that our schedule changes, they will try to keep disruption to a minimum, consider your wishes, and organize other options as far as it is reasonable and practical to do so.