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Utah Parks Circuit

8 Days | Sunset hikes, stargazing and s’mores in the Wild West

4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Utah packs a lot into 200,000 square kilometres – more than many countries, let alone states, could ever imagine. Hit the road and head into the vast desert on this eight-day adventure. Leave Vegas behind to discover the tranquillity of the hidden gardens of Zion, iconic Monument Valley, the inspiring scenery of Moab and the majestic spires of Bryce Canyon. Find the heart of this giant continent on a journey to some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring parts of the USA.

Trip overview

Map of Utah Parks Circuit including United States Of America
Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
Las Vegas, United States
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United States
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SSRI
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Check all of the 'Big Five' Utah national parks off your list with visits to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef.
  • Learn about indigenous culture and history in Monument Valley during a tour led by a Navajo guide and spend the night in a traditional hogan hut.
  • Hike past sculpted sandstone formations, waterfalls and hanging gardens in Zion National Park, roasting s’mores around a campfire by night.
  • Explore Bryce Canyon, known for its crimson-coloured hoodoos which are spire-shaped rock formations.
  • See the exquisite sandstone arches of the aptly named Arches National Park and witness spectacular desert colours during a sunrise hike to Delicate Arch.
  • Get closer to nature in cabins and campsites, the perfect way to take advantage of Utah’s dark skies for some premier stargazing.
  • 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 trip involves a partial camping experience, giving you access to more remote destinations at close proximity plus the joy of camping under the night skies and beside a campfire. This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
  • That teamwork also extends to our optional food kitty of approximately USD 10 per day, run to cover the cost of meals. This kitty saves you worrying about stuff like where to get food or what exactly sales tax is, and actually helps keep your costs down. Instead of paying individually as you go, it means we can bulk purchase items and cook our own food – though there’s always the chance to use it for the occasional pizza night! The kitty is optional and for your convenience, so if you've got specific dietary requirements you can opt out and purchase (and cook) your own food.
  • The desert areas of Utah can be very hot and dry, especially in summer. Although our private vehicles do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool. Keep in mind that while the desert can be hot during the day it can get quite chilly at night, so pack accordingly.
  • You'll be travelling in a van with your group, so conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s simply the best way to get around, and you might even make some long-term friends.

Itinerary

Map of Utah Parks Circuit including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Multishare cabin (2 nights), Multishare Hogan (1 night), Camping with facilities (3 nights)

Activities
  • Zion National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Monument Valley - Jeep tour & overnight experience
  • Arches National Park - Sunset Hike to Delicate Arch
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
Add on activities
  • Zion National Park - Walks - Free
  • Zion National Park - River tubing (seasonal) - USD24
  • Zion - Narrows Hiking Gear Rental - USD30
  • Moab - Raft Float Trip on Colorado River - USD72
  • Moab - Slickrock Hummer tour - USD100
  • Arches National Park - Landscape Arch hike - Free
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Hiking - Free
  • Bryce Canyon - Horseback Riding - USD60
  • Las Vegas - Helicopter Tour of The Strip - USD104
  • Las Vegas - Limo (per group) - USD300
  • Las Vegas - Big Apple Express roller coaster - USD15
  • Las Vegas - Mob Museum - USD27
  • Las Vegas - Monorail - USD5
  • Las Vegas - Fremont Street Zip Line - Free
  • Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountains - Free
  • Las Vegas - Eiffel Tower - USD22

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:00pm on Day 1 in Las Vegas and finishes on arrival into Las Vegas at approximately 5pm on Day 8.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 4 (Monument Valley), 5 and 6 (Moab) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.
4. A sleeping bag is required for this trip.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Joe · Traveled September 2023
An incredible way to see one of the most beautiful areas in the United States. The itinerary was top notch and there was never a moment wasted. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 02 Nov 2023

Anyi · Traveled September 2022
It has been such a wonderful experience with Intrepid. I was with an amazing guide, who were very professional and easily approachable. I got to meet people from other countries and bonded during this trip. It is a really nice tour group size, not overly crowded. The tour itself was remarkable, definitely experience of a life-time. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2022

Katherine Wai-ming · Traveled August 2022
Great way to see the state of Utah! The highlight was the day hiking at Zion, make sure you apply for the Angels Landing permit as it is well worth it. The campgrounds and accommodation were of a good standard, the cabins in Moab were amazing! I have deducted a point for the guide and his mismanagement of the food kitty, apart from this the tour was 5/5!
Review submitted 10 Sep 2022

Joseph · Traveled June 2022
Outstanding itinerary and a fabulous trip overall. The scenery is stunning and I was lucky enough to have a fantastic group and a great tour leader. Camping and preparing some of our own meals helped keep the cost down. This is a great way to see a beautiful part of America.
Review submitted 01 Jul 2022

LINDA · Traveled September 2021
Overall the trip itinerary and tour leader were great. Just be prepared to really 'rough' it in Monument Valley and the Navajo nation. Apparently because of Covid we could not stay in a hogan. Instead we were subjected to a filthy pit toilet with no door, 1/2 roll TP for 11 people, no water, sleeping in a dusty, dirty parking lot, and a terrible, inedible evening meal. After a decent breakfast we were taken to a rest stop for drinking water and to clean up. Really not acceptable.
Review submitted 01 Oct 2021
Utah Parks Circuit
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