NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE
Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon & Lake Powell National Parks
Nature set Bryce Canyon, Zion and the Grand Canyon ablaze with copper-hued chasms and theatrical formations. Explore through the diverse symphony of forest, desert, plateau and canyon in this spectacular combination of national parks. No postcard can possibly prepare you for the chiseled vastness of the Grand Canyon, the monolithic oddities of Bryce Canyon or the stunning cliffs of Zion.
Explore the wonders of America's Southwest known as Color Country. Through the eons, the wind and water's harsh power has created the red-rock formations, deep canyons, and towering cliffs that have become many of the world's most famous natural attractions. Here, an enormous geological playground, plus nature's intricate forms and brilliant colors combine to offer a Western landscape getaway of incredible diversity and some of the most exhilarating outdoor adventures on earth. Activities include white water rafting, hiking, outdoor nature & wildlife lecture series, Navajo Native American Experience plus much more!
Education & Guiding: All tours are accompanied by our full time naturalists and educators who bring to life the natural wonders, geology, ecology, Native American history and so much more!
Day 1 (Su): Pick up from Las Vegas International Airport and transfer to St. George UT, Snow Canyon hike, “Birds of Prey” lecture & live bird demonstration, hotel check-in.
Day 2 (Mo): Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, hike and explore.
Day 3 (Tu): Hiking & Exploring Zion National Park, Dinosaur Track Site & Museum
Day 4 (We): Travel to Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, then guided river raft trip on the Colorado River evening Navajo Experience
Day 5 (Th): Hiking and exploration of Bryce National Park
Day 6 (Fr): Depart or optional Shabbat in Las Vegas
Bryce Canyon National Park: Thousands of delicately carved spires rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park. Millions of years of wind, water and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the pink cliffs at Bryce, which isn't actually a canyon but the eastern slope of the Paunsaguant Plateau. Your first view of Bryce Canyon is dramatic, as rows of pine trees veil the color and grandeur of the canyon until you reach the rim. Here the brilliant hues come alive - especially with the rising and setting of the sun. Visitors may take a 37-mile round-trip drive to Bryce Canyon's most famous viewpoints, dizzying in scope, including Sunrise, Sunset, Rainbow, Yovimpa, and Inspiration Points.
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Zion National Park is often said to be the most beautiful place in America. "Spectacular" is uttered time and time again as eyes are raised to view the vast monoliths of the best of Utah's National Parks. Zion unveils its eight layers of sandstone, displaying what has taken two-hundred-million years to carve and mold. This spectacular corner of Southern Utah is a masterpiece of towering cliffs, deep red canyons, mesas, buttes and massive monoliths. Zion's fame is due to more than its beauty, but also its incredible geology, hiking, backpacking and scenic drives.
Like the Grand Canyon to its south, Zion has grandeur, and like Bryce Canyon to its northeast, Zion has delicately sculpted rock. Plus, within the park's 229 square miles lies a spectacular cliff-and-canyon playground. Sharp sandstone cliffs soar 2,000 feet above a labyrinth of narrow canyons cut through the soft sandstone by the Virgin River. In places, the deep canyons are barely 40 feet wide. Zion's complexion changes with the seasons, from the cascades of snowmelt pouring over cliff walls in spring, to the lush green and colorful wildflowers of early summer, to the technicolor wonder of autumn—and the deep snow covered winter silence.
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Grand Canyon (North Rim): This majestic chasm of vermillion cliffs, purple abysses, golden temples and rushing waters ranks among the most astonishing landscapes on earth. The reaction of people when they look over the Canyon's edge runs from fear to awe to reverie to delight. Designated a national park on February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Since only about 10% of the Grand Canyon's annual 4 million visitors come to the North Rim, this side is far less congested than its southern counterpart. The Grand Canyon North Rim averages 1,000 to 1,500 feet higher that the South Rim, offering spectacular views from several easily accessible points, including Cape Royal (7,685 ft. elevation), Point Imperial (8,803 ft. elevation) and Bright Angel Point (8,255 ft. elevation). Bright Angel is also the location of the historic Grand Canyon Lodge and North Rim Visitor Center.
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Custom group departures available year round upon request.
Activities include, naturalist guided moderate hiking, scenic & wildlife motorized safaris, guided river tour, and interactive evening lectures and activities.
Activities are moderate. Participants must be able to walk on various type of terrain.
Air: Participants will fly into and out of Las Vegas International airport.
Please call for a detailed itinerary and quote for your group. Pricing will depend on number of participants, itinerary, level of accommodation, availability and time of year of travel.
Accommodations are in comfortable hotels based in St George UT for the duration of the stay. Accommodations range from local hotels to luxury spa and resorts.