With Grand Canyon and Zion anchoring this journey with full days to hike and explore at each along with a float on the Colorado River and a visit to the Cameron Trading Post this tour is a true medley of the area.
- October 18 - 24, 2020
DAY 1: LAS VEGAS, HOOVER DAM, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Meet your guides and fellow travelers this morning in Las Vegas, then drive a short distance to the immense Hoover Dam, the source of the largest reservoir in the country. After a stop to explore the Grand Canyon Caverns we arrive at our premier destination, the Grand Canyon. We’ll check in to our lodging on the canyon’s south rim before meeting for dinner.
DAY 2: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: This whole day is devoted to exploring GCNP. We might take an easy walk along the South Rim, or pick our way down along the canyon wall to see the rock layers up close. At day’s end we head to a good vantage point for photographing the sunset and absorbing the shifting light.
DAY 3: GRAND CANYON, CAMERON TRADING POST, HORSESHOE BEND, LAKE POWELL: Catch the sunrise if you’re an early bird, then we can squeeze in one last hike after breakfast. Bidding good-bye to this unforgettable place, we head for Page, stopping in at the famous and historic Cameron Trading Post along the way. The gallery there has become a showplace for fine Native American and Southwest art. We’ll round out the day with a stop at Horseshoe Bend Viewpoint, where we gaze down at the winding river from 1,000 feet above. After a full day of exploration, we arrive at our Lake Powell resort in time for dinner.
DAY 4: LAKE POWELL SLOT CANYON AND HIKING: Navajo guides accompany the group through a dramatic red cleft in the earth for an intimate, unforgettable slot canyon experience. Energized by this unforgettable morning, our guide chooses the perfect hike for the afternoon, likely in the Vermillion Cliffs area or in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
DAY 5: COLORADO RIVER FLOAT AND ZION NATIONAL PARK: Greet a bright-and-early morning at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam for a flat-water float on one of the most dramatic stretches of river in the Southwest. Lunch follows the float, then we drive to the charming town of Springdale, Utah, gateway to Zion National Park. Depending on our arrival time, we’ll have time to either take a short hike inside Zion National Park or enjoy strolling through town before dinner. Both options allow us to take in the astounding colors and amazing rock formations.
DAY 6: ZION NATIONAL PARK: Your grand finale is an immersion in the iconic canyons of Zion, with your guide selecting the perfect hike to connect you with this incredible place. Your guide chooses the best hike for the day based on season, conditions, and the group’s desires. Possibilities include the Riverwalk/Narrows trail, Emerald Pools, or Scout Lookout, with each offering unique views, experiences, and memories to last your lifetime. Celebrate the shared journey and wonderful sense of comradery forged through travel at tonight’s farewell dinner.
DAY 7: LAS VEGAS FOR DEPARTURES HOME: After a final breakfast and some deep breaths of the high desert air, settle back for the 3-hour drive to Las Vegas for early afternoon flights home. The spirit of the Southwest will linger for a long time!
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