Utah's Mighty Five

Hiking Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks

Trip Details

Bryce Canyon National Park

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

  • Bucket list parks: Check five unique and different National Parks off of your list!
  • Local Flare: Between the delicious restaurants and the warm, welcoming lodges, the Southwest has the recipe for a fantastic experience.
  • Naturalist-led hiking: Learn about the landscape as you hike the diverse and interesting trails.

Utah's Mighty Five

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: North America

Region: Desert Southwest

Trip Price: $2,165

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Grand Junction / Las Vegas

National Parklands: Arches NP;Bryce Canyon NP;Canyonlands NP;Capitol Reef 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

Utah's Mighty Five

Utah's Mighty Five - 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!

Itinerary

Day 1: Grand Junction, CO, to Moab, UT

Arrive into Grand Junction and make the short drive to Moab where you’ll kick off your Utah National Parks adventure. Nestled between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab is the perfect base to explore this outstanding landscape.

Day 2: Arches National Park

Spend the day with your private guide exploring the best of Arches National Park. There are a variety of hikes to choose from and your guide will tailor the day to you and your abilities and interests.

Day 3: The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Today takes you into Canyonlands, where you’ll explore the Needles district of the park. These staggering formations will give you a fantastic perspective of just how vast the Canyonlands truly are. Take the evening to relax, look through your photos and reflect on the day, and enjoy a lovely dinner. 

Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park

This morning has you saying goodbye to Arches and Canyonlands as you make your way to the lesser known Capitol Reef National Park. Explore on your own before settling in for one night. 

Days 5 and 6: Bryce Canyon National Park

Today you’ll migrate to the highest point on your journey – Bryce Canyon National Park – as you make your way over Scenic Byway 12 through beautiful and remote Southwest Utah. Your hike (or horseback ride) today winds along the rim and down into this striking landscape.

Day 7: Zion National Park

A short (72 miles) but oh-so-scenic drive delivers you to Zion National Park. The following days will include hiking in Zion with myriad options. The staggering sights in Zion, with its vast peaks and valleys, are a nature lover’s delight.

Day 8: Departures home from Las Vegas

Bid adieu to Canyon Country and make your way to Las Vegas for flights home. 

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