Utah’s Mighty National Parks
June 2 – 8, 2024 | 7 days
$3325 per person, double occupancy
HIGHLIGHTS: Arches National Park | Capitol Reef National Park | Canyonlands National Park | Dead Horse Point State Park | Canyonlands by Night Cruise | Grand Junction, Colorado | Scenic Byway 128 | Colorado National Monument | Monument Valley | Monument Valley Scenic Drive Tour | Lunch at Goulding’s Lodge | Goulding’s Museum & Trading Post | Colorado Wine Tasting | 5 Night Stay in Moab, Utah
1 Night – Doubletree Hotel, Grand Junction, CO
5 Nights – Hyatt Place, Moab, UT
Day 1 | June 2, 2024 | Arrive Grand Junction, Colorado
Upon arrival meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. The ‘River City’ extends a warm welcome as your gateway to an in-depth encounter to explore Utah’s National Parks. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening and get acquainted with your traveling companions.
(D) Overnight: Grand Junction, CO
Day 2 | June 3, 2024 | Grand Junction – Moab
This morning travel to see the Colorado National Monument along the Rim Rock Drive. Then enjoy Wine Tasting in Colorado’s burgeoning wine region near Grand Junction. Later head to Utah and travel along Scenic Byway 128 referred to by locals as the River Road and one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives imaginable. Travel through canyons carved by the Colorado River and see the iconic Fisher Towers, towering cliffs and mesas, incredible rock formations, beautiful ranch resorts, painted canyons and enough red rock to overload the senses. Check into your hotel in Moab and unpack for a five-night stay before joining your fellow travelers for dinner.
(B,D) Overnight: Moab
Day 3 | June 4, 2024 | Canyonlands National Park – Dead Horse Point State Park
Today visit Canyonlands National Park featuring deeply eroded canyons interspersed with sheer-sided mesas and a variety of spires, arches and unusual rock formations. The area was established as a national park in 1964 and is known for its dramatic desert landscape carved by the Colorado River. Later stop at Dead Horse Point State Park, towering high above the Colorado River offering breathtaking views of canyon country and the snaking Colorado River. This afternoon an optional Hummer ride will be available.
(B) Overnight: Moab
Day 4 | June 5, 2024 | Moab – Monument Valley
This morning embark on a full day adventure to Monument Valley. Enter the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal area offering vistas of stunning rock formations on your way to Monument Valley, the most filmed area in the west. Enjoy an included lunch at Goulding’s Lodge and free time to visit Goulding’s Museum & Trading Post to see a collection of Indian artifacts and a movie set from a John Wayne film. Later enjoy a Monument Valley Scenic Drive Tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide aboard a four-wheel vehicle. Explore the areas oddly shaped monoliths, buttes and mesas of red sandstone. This area was the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable films. Return early this evening to Moab.
(B,L) Overnight: Moab
Day 5 | June 6, 2024 | Capitol Reef National Park
Depart Moab this morning for the scenic drive to visit Capitol Reef National Park, which lies in Utah’s south-central desert. The area is an oasis of colorful sandstone cliffs, impressive domes, and soaring monoliths, and was designated as a national park in 1971. The park got its name from the great white rock formations which resemble the U.S. Capitol building, and from the sheer cliffs that presented a barrier to early travelers. Early inhabitants referred to the area as the “land of the sleeping rainbow” because of its beautiful contrasts: multi-colored sandstone surrounded by verdant riverbanks and arid desert vegetation. Stop at several points of interest including Hickman Bridge and the Visitor Center to learn more about this national treasure. The evening in Moab is at your own pace.
(B) Overnight: Moab
Day 6 | June 7, 2024| Arches National Park – Canyonlands by Night
This morning tour Arches National Park, one of our country’s great national parks. Explore and see some of the famous arches, over 2,000 in total and marvel at other red rock formations and canyons. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its contrasting colors and formations. The afternoon is free to relax or explore Moab on your own. This evening enjoy your Farewell Dinner at Canyonlands by Night. The experience features a cowboy-style Dutch oven meal followed by an evening Colorado River Cruise down the calm-water section of the river. The cruise guide will point out things of interest then as darkness settles the unique 40,000 watt natural light & narrated sound show begins on the illuminated canyon walls above the river.
(B,D) Overnight: Moab
Day 7 | June 8, 2024 | Moab – Grand Junction – Flight Home
Depart Moab and transfer to Grand Junction for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your time and adventures in Utah.
“Book Now” Rates Dbl – $3325, Sgl $4425. (no triples available). After 3/19/24, rates increase $100 per person.
Roundtrip Airfare – DFW
6 Nights First Class Hotels
10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), & 3 Dinners (D)
Professional Tour Director
Admissions per Itinerary
Baggage Handling at Hotels
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Items of a personal nature
Expense of any required PCR or Antigen tests
**Travel insurance is recommended**
PAYMENTS: A non refundable deposit of $400 per person is due with reservation. Final payment is due March 1, 2024. Payments may be made by check, cash, or zelle or credit card (We accept MC, VI & AX).
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