Painted Canyons of the West
Trek across the Southwest as you take in the sienna-colored canyons, towering spires, and desert landscapes found in Utah's five national parks. The backdrop of Denver's Rocky Mountains is the starting point of your journey. In Colorado's wine country, dine with new friends and enjoy a tasting at a family-run winery. Among vistas that evoke the spirit of the Old West, marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Utah's five national parks. Make your way from Arches and Canyonlands to Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce National Park. Discover the bright lights and glitz of Vegas. Explore the kaleidoscope of colors found in America's rocky western landscapes.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Denver||Trek across the Southwest as you take in the sienna-colored canyons, towering spires and desert landscapes found in Utah's five national parks. Your journey begins in the mile-high city of Denver - an urban gateway to America's natural beauty.|
|Day 2||Denver||The Rocky Mountains are your traveling companions on the drive to Grand Junction. Look out at the natural scenery as you pass by Glenwood Canyon, a product of the Colorado River, carved more than 3 million years ago. Dine together at a family-owned vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting in the midst of Colorado wine country.|
|Day 3||Grand Junction||Set out to explore the Colorado National Monument this morning along Rim Rock Drive. Make your way to Utah on the Upper Colorado Byway, known by the locals as "River Road." As the iconic Fisher Towers loom over breathtaking mesas, make your way to Red Cliffs Lodge, nestled along the banks of the Colorado River. Relax tonight at a cowboy barbecue, where grilled steak is at the top of the menu.|
|Day 4||Moab||Journey through the otherworldly oases of two national parks. Hike* along red rock features as you make your way through Arches National Park. Continue to Canyonlands National Park, resting in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and discover a world of mesas and canyons. Close by, at the Island in the Sky, look out over a landscape of ethereal valleys and dreamy horizons. Today's park pilgrimage ends atop the sheer sandstone cliffs of Dead Horse Point State Park.|
|Day 5||Moab||Travel through the dramatic Utah desert on Scenic Byway 24. Visit Capitol Reef National Park, named for the curved white walls that resemble the U.S. Capitol building. On the Million Dollar Road, take in views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, where layers of warm reds and oranges melt into smooth sided peaks. Spend the night in Bryce, your jumping-off point to Bryce Canyon National Park.|
|Day 6||Bryce Canyon Nationa||Spend the day in Bryce Canyon National Park and see the famous hoodoos - vibrant rock formations likened to fairy chimneys. Perhaps you'll start your morning with a hike,* getting up-close and personal with the graceful geology. Take in the sprawling vistas as you walk along Sunset Point, leading into Sunrise Point Rim Trail. As the day draws to a close, settle into Springdale, a small town perched just outside of Zion National Park.|
|Day 7||Springdale||There are few places on earth that match the beauty of the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion. Make the most of an entire day exploring this rock-ridden paradise. On Zion's open-air tram, wind along the Virgin River through the 2,400-foot deep, half-mile wide Zion Canyon. Choose how you spend the afternoon because it's your choice! Hike* independently -OR- visit Zion's Human History Museum.|
|Day 8||Springdale||Age-old nature is replaced with captivating energy, vibrant lights, and endless excitement in Las Vegas. Toast with your travel companions at a farewell lunch. Then, the evening is yours - spend your time along the neon-lit strip however you please.|
|Day 9||Las Vegas||Say goodbye to Las Vegas and the painted canyons of the west as you depart for home.|
- Sheraton Denver Downtown - Denver, CO, United States
- Doubletree Hotel - Grand Junction, CO, United States
- Red Cliffs Lodge - Moab, UT, United States
- Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel - Bryce, UT, United States
- Holiday Inn Express - Springdale, UT, United States
- Paris Hotel - Las Vegas, NV, United States
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.