Western USA National Parks Loop

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

4.7 out of 5 based on 59 reviews submitted.
USD $1,549
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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
Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas, United States
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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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 around the rim, hike into the canyon or take an optional helicopter ride overhead.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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.


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



4 breakfasts, 3 lunches


Private vehicle


Hotel (4 nights)

  • 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

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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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4.7 out of 5 based on 59 reviews submitted.
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Julienne · Traveled August 2023
This trip is simply phenomenal. The value is absolutely unmatched. Even if I were to plan the same itinerary on my own (though I wouldn't have known of many of the great activities we did!), it would've been far more expensive. Everything about this trip is intentional - the activities were varied and fun (hiking, kayaking, jeep tour, swimming) and our guide (Matt) was incredibly knowledgeable, organized, and thorough. Even in minor stressful moments (there were not many of these), Matt was competent, reassuring, and helpful. The hotels were very clean and even a bit nicer than I expected! This trip was the most fun I've had in a long time. This was my first vacation with Intrepid and certainly won't be my last. Consider this your sign to take the trip! (Be aware that this trip includes a lot of driving time because the destinations are quite spread out across the region, but there were frequent bathroom breaks and the itinerary was expertly crafted to include stops and activities along the way to break up the driving time.)
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023

Jane · Traveled August 2023
This is my second Intrepid trip and I am pleased again with a truly memorable experience, tailored by leader Matt. The hikes were challenging breathtaking and challenging enough for my level. Ending the trip with dinner at sunset at the Grand Canyon is something I'll never forget. Can't wait for my next trip!
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Margaret · Traveled August 2023
Great trip. Matt the guide was wonderful & very accommodating. Canyons were fantastic.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023

Teri · Traveled July 2023
A short trip that included a lot of activities and incredible scenery… Monument Valley, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, all in five days time! Our trip leader, Angelo was very well organized, and worked very hard so that we could all relax and enjoy!
Review submitted 25 Jul 2023

cindy · Traveled July 2023
Overall great trip for 5 days, but know that you will be in a car some days 4-5 hours. Also, although the pictures show The Rapids, we did not go there, I was bummed.
Review submitted 31 Jul 2023
Western USA National Parks Loop
USD $1,549