Exploring Canyon Country

Active Fun at Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and Zion

Trip Details

Grand Canyon condor

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Mix it up: Combine daily walks and hikes with a day on the water, marveling at awe-striking feats of engineering and mother nature.
  • National Treasures: The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Zion National Park are the shining stars on this active, outdoor exploration.

Exploring Canyon Country

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: North America

Region: Desert Southwest

Trip Price: $2,100

Duration: 9 days/8 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Las Vegas / Las Vegas

National Parklands: Grand Canyon NP;Zion NP

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Exploring Canyon Country

Exploring Canyon Country - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!


Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas

Arrive into Las Vegas, secure your rental car and make your way to Zion National Park! Staying just outside of the park in the welcoming town of Springdale, you are perfectly primed for your coming days of exploration. 

Days 2-3: Zion National Park

Today you’ll immerse in the iconic canyons of Zion, with your guide selecting the perfect hike to connect you with this incredible place. For the adventurous, we suggest a fantastically fun day of canyoneering – a classic Southwest activity that delights at every age! 

Days 4-5: Lake Powell

Bidding goodbye to this unforgettable place, head for Page, Arizona, your base for exploring Lake Powell. This afternoon, a Navajo guide will take you through a dramatic red cleft in the earth for an intimate, unforgettable slot canyon experience. Tomorrow we suggest a day on the water to explore, play and swim in the twists, turns, and beauty of the Glen Canyon Dam Recreation Area. 

Days 6-7: Grand Canyon National Park

Time for the one-and-only Grand Canyon National Park! A few fantastic stops are along the way today. The historic Cameron Trading Post has a gallery for fine Native American and Southwest art and Horseshoe Bend Viewpoint allows you to gaze down at the winding river from 1,000 feet above. In Grand Canyon National Park, your private guide will tailor the day to you. You might take an easy walk along the South Rim, or pick your way down along the canyon wall to see the rock layers up close. 

Day 8: Las Vegas

After breakfast and some deep breaths of the high desert air, make your way to Las Vegas. Stay in luxury on the Strip and experience the best of Las Vegas on your last night in Canyon Country. Be entranced at an evening performance of “O” by the one-and-only Cirque du Soleil. Afterwards, consider a walk along the strip to see the Bellagio Fountains and Mirage Volcano at night!

Day 9: Departure from Las Vegas

Bid adieu to Canyon Country and make your way to the airport for flights home!

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