Map of Zion Ranch Stay  including United States Of America

Explore the USA’s most incredible natural landscapes

Experience the real wild, wild west on this 4-day Intrepid Retreat in Utah. Spend time getting back to nature with hikes in both Zion and Bryce National Parks and take a 4x4 jeep ride through Monument Valley to enjoy exceptional perspectives of this otherworldly landscape. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a homecooked, family style meal at a Navajo home inside Monument Valley and learn more about their traditions and culture. Plus, you’ll be based at a mountain ranch in Zion for the duration of the trip, which means you only have to unpack once!


Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
Las Vegas, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Comfort
Theme
Intrepid Retreats
Code
SLKZ
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Go hiking in Zion National Park enjoying  views of the massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs.

  • Take a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about their rich culture and history in the area, before sitting down to a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch.

  • Enjoy a stroll in Bryce National Park along the canyon rim to marvel at the unique sandstone spires (known as hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater.

  • Travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle each day before heading back to your ranch accommodation each night.

Is this trip right for you?

  • The trip involves a lot of walking through Zion 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.

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

Welcome to Utah! Get ready to embrace the wild west as you explore some of the country’s great wildernesses. You’ll meet your group in Vegas for a Welcome Meeting and then all board the private bus together to transfer to your Mountain Ranch in Zion National Park. This afternoon, after a picnic lunch, you’ll head out to Zion National Park. Your leader will brief you on the various self guided walks and trails available, which does include the strenuous Angels Landing for those wanting to get a real work out.
Tonight, if you wish, you can enjoy dinner back at the ranch and maybe even relax with a bottle of wine under the stars, or head out for a stroll around the property.
Accommodation
  • Ranch (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Zion National Park - Walks
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Special Information
MEETING YOUR LEADER ON DAY 1:
There is no accommodation included in Las Vegas on this trip. On Day 1, please make your own way to the Excalibur Hotel by 8AM sharp. You will meet your leader at the Excalibur Tour Rotunda located outside the rear of the building - see joining point instructions for more detail.
This morning after breakfast you’ll be heading to Bryce Canyon National Park for the day. After a short drive in your private, air-conditioned vehicle you’ll reach an elevation of 8000 feet (just over 2400 metres) and will have officially entered Bryce National Park. From here, you’ll spend the morning hiking, with a stroll along the canyon rim to marvel at the unique sandstone spires (known as hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. A picnic lunch is included, so you’ll have time to rest your legs and relax with the other travelers in your group. Later, hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape, with plenty of great nature photo opportunities, before heading back to the ranch at about 4pm for a free evening.
Accommodation
  • Ranch (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bryce Canyon - Leader-led Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Today after breakfast you’ll be hopping back into your private vehicle and heading to Monument Valley for the day. The southbound drive will take you through lots of the southwest’s spectacular scenery, past Lake Powell until you reach one of the most iconic locations on the planet. Monument Valley is the set for many famous western movies so may look quite familiar to some. But, most importantly, it’s the native land of the Navajo Indians. Once you arrive, you’ll transfer from your vehicle to a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about their rich culture and history in the area, before sitting down to a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch. After lunch we’ll make our way back towards the ranch, stopping at the famous Horseshoe Bend for an incredible photo opportunity on the way. Once back at the ranch, you’ll have time to rest and recuperate after a fun-filled day.
Accommodation
  • Ranch (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Monument Valley - Navajo guided 4x4 Jeep tour including traditional lunch
  • Horseshoe Bend Visit
  • Lake Powell
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning after breakfast we’ll be driving to visit a secret slot canyon called, Peekaboo, that evokes images of Petra’s siq in Jordan. Your local host will be able to show you around the coral-pink sands and towering walls of this lesser-known, local gem. After a picnic lunch, we’ll depart for Las Vegas where your escape will come to an end (approximately 5 pm).
Included Activities
  • Big Water - Dinosaur center
  • Peakaboo Slot Canyon - Leader-led Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Ranch (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Zion National Park - Walks
  • Bryce Canyon - Leader-led Walk
  • Monument Valley - Navajo guided 4x4 Jeep tour including traditional lunch
  • Horseshoe Bend Visit
  • Lake Powell
  • Big Water - Dinosaur center
  • Peakaboo Slot Canyon - Leader-led Walk

Dates & availability

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 8 am on Day 1. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. 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.
3. On the final day, this trip finishes at approximately 6 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.
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.

Essential trip information

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