Dreamscapes of the American Southwest Las Vegas to Salt Lake City

From USD $3,999.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Product code: DREAMSCAPESLV2SL

Explore the desert dreamscapes of the American Southwest on this all-inclusive 7 day, 6 night adventure with Experience Park Tours. The diversity of the surrounding ancient lands will provide endless inspiration as we travel along sandstone monoliths and dive into the warm and colorful world of rivers and canyons. Come with us as we explore the breathtaking 360 degree views from any point in the Grand Canyon, the winding canyons of Lake Powell, the magical oasis of Zion, the towering Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and finally the Arches and Canyonlands of Moab.

Day 1: Grand Canyon National Park

Preferred Lodging: Lake Powell Resort: Page, AZ

This morning, we’ll make the 4-hour drive to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We’ll visit key destinations such as Yavapai Point, the Yavapai Geology Museum, the ancient Tusayan Ruins, and catch a sunset at the famous Desert View Watchtower. After a scenic drive, our evening will conclude along the shores of the largest man-made reservoir at Lake Powell Resort.

Day 2: Lake Powell, Tour of Antelope Canyon, and Sunset at Horseshoe Bend

Preferred Lodging: Lake Powell Resort: Page, AZ

Take the morning to relax at your water-side accommodations. There are multiple ways to enjoy the resort, including renting a kayak or paddle board to get a closer look into the winding canyons of Lake Powell. After lunch, we will head out for an afternoon tour of the infamous Antelope Canyon. As the evening approaches, we will venture to Horseshoe Bend to take a short half mile hike to the lookout. Be aware of your surroundings and don’t get too close to the edge as there are no guard rails on this excursion. Next, we will return to the resort for an evening of relaxation. to the Rainbow Room overlooking Wahweap Marina where you can enjoy fine dining paired with a beautiful view over the lake.

Day 3: Zion National Park

Preferred Lodging: Zion Lodge: Springdale, Utah

This morning we’ll make the short drive through the arid red rock desert into the green oasis of Zion National Park. Upon our arrival to Zion Lodge, a refreshing nature walk to the Emerald Pools awaits you – just a short walk across the street. During the summer and fall season, the Adventure Coach may not access the park beyond Zion Lodge. This afternoon, you may utilize the Zion Park Shuttle System that departs from the lodge all throughout the day, offering access to key geological features and a network of hiking and walking trails such as Angels Landing, the Zion Narrows, Observation Point and the Temple of Sinawava. As the evening approaches, enjoy your time in this region from the comfort of your private cabin, with views of the towering palisades in every direction.

Day 4: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park

Preferred Lodging: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon: Bryce, UT

This afternoon, we will make the scenic drive to Bryce Canyon National Park – a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos. Magnificent spires tinted with shades of pink, orange and red, put on a captivating show as the light changes throughout the day. For those who wish to experience these rock formations up close, take a stroll through Wall Street – the only slot canyon in the park. Continue down the Navajo Trail where you’ll find Two Bridges and Thor’s Hammer towering above you. Keep an eye open for the park’s abundant wildlife, including elk, coyotes, marmots, and prairie dogs, as we capture an awe-inspiring sunset at Bryce Point, just steps away from your sought-after accommodations at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.

Day 5: Bryce Canyon Sunrise and Arches National Park

Preferred Lodging: Red Cliffs Lodge: Moab, UT

For you early-risers, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the sunrise over the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater. We’ll depart after breakfast for the 4-hour scenic drive to the outstanding Arches National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to hike the short trails to reach the dazzling arches of the region such as Balanced Rock, The Windows, Double Arch, Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arch. These stunning and unique rock formations are something you’re not going to want to miss!

Disclaimer: Each trail will take between 15-30 minutes to walk and are fairly non-strenuous. These are primarily self-guided dirt and paved pathways, but you may participate as much or as little as they wish to, depending on your preferred activity level.

If hiking doesn’t interest you, no need to worry! Stay and relax on the Adventure Coach or sit and enjoy the fresh air and scenery of the desert. Other stops include the Courthouse Wash Wall Panel, Park Avenue, and viewpoints of Three Gossips, Sheep Rock, and Courthouse Towers. After a long day spent in the park, we will reach Red Cliffs Lodge, set along the Colorado River amongst the most spectacular red rock scenery.

Day 6: Canyonlands National Park and Moab

Preferred Lodging: Red Cliffs Lodge: Moab, UT

Our day will begin with a trip to Canyonlands National Park to catch the inspiring sunrise at Grand View Point. From here, we’ll explore the Island in the Sky District from the comfort of the Adventure Coach, stopping at key points such as Whale Rock and the Canyonlands Visitor Center. In the afternoon, we will visit Moab to visit the local shops and restaurants. An optional excursion includes an exciting Hummer Safari to Hell’s Revenge just before sunset. While weaving in and out of red rock canyons, your guide will explain the geology and history of the Canyonlands region. You’ll savor tasty hors d’oeuvres at the summit as the sun paints the evening sky –returning beneath a blanket of innumerable stars. Alternatively, enjoy a unique, open-air Dutch oven dinner before embarking on a jet boat cruise for an evening light show on the canyon walls of the Colorado River. Our evening will conclude back at our Red Cliff Lodge accommodations in Castle Valley.

Day 7: The Journey Home

After a morning spent soaking up the last few hours of vacation, we’ll depart for the Bozeman Airport. If you have the time to hang around, Bozeman offers a variety of unique flavorful restaurants that we highly recommend trying out. The Adventure Coach will escort you to the airport or to your hotel if you have scheduled post-trip accommodations. We hope you enjoy your time traveling with us. Thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.