Western USA National Parks Loop

5 Days | Explore the National Parks of the USA’s wild west

4.8 out of 5 based on 76 reviews submitted.
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Deserts, canyons, lakes and valleys await on a five-day adventure through western USA’s most spectacular national parks. Hike through the diverse scenery of Zion National Park, marvel at sandstone spires in Bryce Canyon National Park, join a Navajo guide to learn about the history of Monument Valley and take in one of the natural wonders of the world at Grand Canyon National Park. Let an expert local guide share stories of the landscape and discover there’s more to each destination than what meets the eye.

Trip overview

Map of Western USA National Parks Loop including United States Of America
Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
Las Vegas, United States
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SSEP
This trip generates 31.13 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike through the varied landscapes of Zion National Park, taking in views of massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs as you go.
  • Learn about the culture and history of Monument Valley during a Navajo guided tour, followed by a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch.
  • Stroll along the canyon rim in Bryce Canyon National Park to admire the out-of-this-world sandstone spires known as hoodoos.
  • Kayak across the waters of Lake Powell, weaving your way past fascinating rock formations as your leader shares stories of the lake’s history.
  • Marvel at one of the nation’s greatest national parks, The Grand Canyon, and walk along the rim, hike into the canyon or take in an epic sunset or sunrise (depending on season)
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife, and educational programs.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a fast-paced trip that covers a lot of ground in a short time. You'll be travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • The trip involves a lot of walking through Zion National Park and Bryce National park, so be prepared with hiking shoes, a water bottle and day pack.
  • Lunches will be simple picnic style so perhaps bring some of your own snacks if you think you’ll get hungry between meals.
  • We will be travelling to the desert, which means it is often very warm during the day but cold at night, so make sure you pack the appropriate clothing for all weather.
  • You may also want to check out our Best of Western USA if you have a longer time to explore the region:
  • https://www.intrepidtravel.com/united-states/best-western-usa-152105

Itinerary

Map of Western USA National Parks Loop including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Activities
  • Zion National Park - Walks
  • Bryce Canyon - Leader-led Walk
  • Horseshoe Bend Visit
  • Lake Powell - Kayaking
  • Monument Valley - Navajo guided 4x4 Jeep tour including traditional lunch
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Entrance
Add on activities
  • Page - Antelope Canyon Tour - USD70

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 8 am on Day 1 in Las Vegas. Please make your own way to the Joining Point listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. On the final day, this trip finishes at approximately 4 pm on arrival in Las Vegas. You will be dropped at the same location as the joining point. If departing this day, please do not book any flights before 8 pm.
3. There is no accommodation included in Las Vegas on this trip. If you wish to spend more time in Las Vegas, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Speak to an Intrepid booking agent for more information.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
5. Please ensure you have checked local state information regarding COVID-19 restrictions and regulations before you travel.
6. During the months of November and December we are often unable to kayak on Lake Powell. Instead we will explore Peekaboo Canyon or Antelope Canyon by foot instead.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 76 reviews submitted.
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Kate · Traveled November 2023
If you choose this trip you will have a knowledge filled leader who is very pleasant who made every step of the way enjoyable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone in good health. Lots of walking which I loved.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023

Lakshmi · Traveled November 2023
This was an epic trip! Very well planned and researched. We had a good mix of sight seeing and outdoor activities and there was never a dull moment.
Review submitted 13 Nov 2023

Veronica · Traveled October 2023
Brilliant trip! Stunning landscape which seems to get more impressive day by day. You pack a lot into the 5 days. I would highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 12 Nov 2023

Lucy · Traveled October 2023
Our exciting US National Parks adventure left me with memories which will last a lifetime. It's hard to capture the emotions felt when seeing Bryce Canyon hoodoos for the first time, when looking up at the beautiful rock formations at Antelope Canyon or when seeing pictographs in Monument Valley, whilst being captivated by Navajo traditions. Judd, our inspiring leader, created the perfect opportunities for our group to share and left us with so many fun and happy memories. I would recommend an Intrepid adventure to all - the Intrepid team make dreams come true!
Review submitted 06 Nov 2023

Karen · Traveled October 2023
This fast paced tour over 5 days exceeded my expectations. It was extremely well organized and our tour leader was beyond excellent. I am so happy I was able to see and be in all of our destinations - walking, hiking, kayaking - it was all great fun!
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023
Western USA National Parks Loop
From
CAD $2,875