Western USA National Parks Loop

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 82 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 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 learn about 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. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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 82 reviews submitted.
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Maureen · Traveled March 2024
This was the most incredible trip. I never been to this part of the country and my mind was blown away. Our guide was awesome. She took care of us. She was enthusiastic. She made sure that we knew all the facts about the areas we are in. We did things that were challenging that I was very excited about and I succeeded at. I walked away with confidence to move forward in the life even more. I love intrepid travel. I love the group size. I love the fact that this group was international even though it was in the US. This is my second trip with intrepid and I plan on making a third one in the near future. Have any hesitations just call book that trip. You will love Intrepid travel. If you have not been to these parks go they will blow your mind. You will love them!.
Review submitted 29 Mar 2024

Gail · Traveled March 2024
A great trip that was really well organised and packed with stunning scenery.
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

Sylvia · Traveled March 2024
The western national parks tour is an incredible adventure. It is unbelievable how much we saw in 5 days and yet I never felt rushed. Our guide was excellent and incredibly organized. Everything was so well planned and felt completely taken care of. It was literally stress free allowing me to focus on the incredible experiences and sights.
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

Wesley · Traveled March 2024
This was one of the most popular trips. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit multiple national parks.
Review submitted 14 Mar 2024

Prathibha · Traveled March 2024
Embarking on a US National Park tour was a breathtaking adventure, connecting me deeply with nature's wild beauty. Witnessing majestic canyons and meeting fellow adventurers from across the globe was awe-inspiring. Claire Kredens, our exceptional guide, made the journey unforgettable, enriching it with local insights, and thrilling activities like exploring Antelope Canyon and kayaking/hiking expeditions.
Review submitted 15 Mar 2024
Western USA National Parks Loop
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EUR €1,493