Capitol Reef | The Hickman Bridge Trail
Depart Moab early this morning for a fascinating ride through Utah’s badlands, home to some of the world’s richest fossil beds. Arrive at Capitol Reef National Park in time for a picnic lunch among rock towers and naturally formed arches. Then, join your guide on a hike through the park’s spectacular canyons and cliffs, including the stunning Waterpocket Fold. Next, head to Goblin Valley State Park for breathtaking photo opportunities among thousands of colorful hoodoos (rock spires). Continue along Utah’s famed ST 12 Highway, winding your way through red rock canyons as the sun goes down. Finally, settle in for the night at your secluded accommodations just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Bryce Canyon National Park | In the Bryce Amphitheater
Wake up with the sunrise today for an early morning drive to Bryce (Canyon) National Park, where you take a breathtaking hiking tour. Bryce Canyon is home to some of the continent’s most intricate and detailed rock formations, as myriad red and orange hues paint the landscapes of pyramidal towers, hoodoos and more. Stop for a picnic lunch among a grove of 2,000-year-old bristlecone pine trees, and then continue to the best viewpoints the park has to offer. Enjoy a picnic lunch before your driver-guide whisks you away to your next hotel, located in Springdale - just outside Zion National Park.
Zion National Park | Ascending Angel’s Landing
Today, ascend one of Zion’s most storied features, Angel’s Landing. Alternatively, you may opt to hike one of Zion National Park’s tamer trails if you prefer. After an early breakfast, head back into a park and begin your climb up a steep trail that has literally been cut into the face of a vertical cliff. Along the way, it passes by a cool grotto, and then up the switchbacks known as Walters Wiggles. Stop for a photo at Scout’s Lookout, and then proceed on to the final push. Hike along a sandstone fin with 700-foot drops on either side. The trail is plenty wide to feel secure, and hip-high chains are there to hold along the more treacherous parts. Finish by midafternoon and return to Springdale for a late lunch. Take some time to relax, and then enjoy an afternoon excursion to an authentic ghost town, complete with its own cabins, school house and pioneer cemetery.
Depart Las Vegas
After breakfast, transfer to Las Vegas International Airport to begin your journey home.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Set out on a full-day, privately guided canyoneering adventure during an extra day of exploration in Zion National Park. Learn professional canyoneering techniques from your local expert guides as you hike scenic trails, climb pulse-quickening passes and rappel down slot canyons. Round out the day with a cool swim in a lush desert oasis.
RIDE HORSEBACK THROUGH BRYCE CANYON
Climb into the saddle for a leisurely horseback ride into Bryce Canyon, ambling past towering pines and among the hoodoos, accompanied by an expert guide.