Mighty 5 Utah From Salt Lake City

One of our most popular tours, Southwest Adventure Tours will show you Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks in 8 days. Those parks are Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Each park will enable you to see unique geological formations all within the region of Southern Utah.

Our Mighty 5 tours consist of small groups no more than 14 guests and a private guide. Hiking, scenic viewpoints, local eateries, hidden gems, and other fantastic experiences await anyone joining us on this tour. It will be a week you won’t soon forget!

Tour Highlights:

  • See all of Utah’s 5 national parks
  • Overnight stays in the towns of Moab, Torey, and Springdale
  • Goblin Valley State Park
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument
  • Scenic Highway 12

Inclusions:

  • Services of a Southwest Adventure Tours tour director – a professional tour guide
  • Comfortable transportation
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Park entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes and fees

Daily Breakdown:

  • Day 1: Arrive Salt Lake City, UT
  • Day 2: Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park (Overnight Moab)
  • Day 3: Arches National Park & Surrounding Areas (Overnight Moab)
  • Day 4: Goblin Valley and Capitol Reef (Overnight Torrey)
  • Day 5: Highway 12, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bryce Canyon (Overnight Bryce Canyon City)
  • Day 6: Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park (Overnight Springdale)
  • Day 7: Explore Zion National Park & Return to Salt Lake City (Overnight Salt Lake City)
  • Day 8: Salt Lake Airport & Home

Visual Itinerary Video:

Itinerary:

  • Arrive at the Salt Lake Airport and transfer to the hotel on own by hotel shuttle. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

    Springhill Suites by Marriott, Salt Lake City, UT (or similar)

  • Depart Salt Lake City at 7:00am and travel to Canyonlands National Park – Island in the Sky District. Hike to Mesa Arch for an up-close view of one of the most photographed arches in the Southwestern U.S. Explore the Grand Viewpoint, an Ancestral Puebloan granary, and hike along the rim of the canyons. Afterwards, enjoy time in Moab.

    Homewood Suites by Hilton, Moab, UT or similar | Meals: B, L

  • An-early morning start in Arches National Park to explore its timeless landscape unusual rock formations. Stops can include the Windows Section, Park Avenue, Balanced Rock, Delicate Arch and other amazing geologic features. Continue trekking through Arches National Park on a hike to Landscape Arch, one of the longest natural arches in the world.

    Later in the day, a scenic drive/hike along the Colorado River showcases ancient petroglyphs depicting animals, humans, and geometric patterns carved onto red-rock walls. Plus, the scenery from the river level will be much different than the previous day up in Canyonlands.

    Homewood Suites by Hilton, Moab, UT or similar | Meals: B, L

  • Explore the mystical landscape of Goblin Valley State Park. Delve into the narrows of Sulphur Creek or the Grand Wash narrows at Capital Reef National Park. Hike to the Hickman Bridge, a 133-foot natural bridge, or go down to the Grand Wash to explore the park’s deep canyons and narrows. Enjoy Panoramic Point with late-afternoon lighting before taking the short drive to Torrey.

    Capitol Reef Resort, Torrey, UT or similar | Meals: B, L, D

  • Spend the morning visiting anything missed on the day before at Capitol Reef National Park, such as Cassidy Arch or Chimney Rock. Then, we continue our trip over Scenic Highway 12 through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This will include a short drive down the Burr Trail to one of our small surprises for you before continuing on through to the Escalante River, Hogs Back, Calf Creek, and other scenic viewpoints along the way. Afterwards, we continue our journey to Bryce Canyon National Park for a short hike to Mossy Cave.

    Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Bryce Cyn City, UT or similar | Meals: B, L, D

  • Rise early to watch the sun rise over Bryce Canyon from one of its many viewpoints. Possibly hike from Sunset to Sunrise Points through the Bryce Amphitheater using the Queens Garden Trail. Later in the day, drive to Zion National Park and pass through the wild swirling sandstone formations of Zion's east entrance and possibly hike the East Canyon Overlook Trail for a bird’s-eye view of the canyon. Continue the short drive to charming town of Springdale.

    Springhill Suites by Marriott, Springdale, UT or similar | Meals: B, L

  • At Zion, hike and traverse the 3-mile Emerald Pools loop to see a trio of pools and waterfalls. Other possible hikes include climbing up to Scouts Lookout with jaw-dropping views of Angels Landing above and Zion Canyon below, a longer hike through Zion Canyon Narrows or, for those that prefer easy walking, try the Pa’rus Trail, all time and weather permitting. Return to Salt Lake City by 6:00pm (4.5 hour drive from Zion).

    Springhill Suites by Marriott, Salt Lake City, UT or similar | Meals: B, L

  • Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport on own by hotel shuttle for your departure flight home.

    Meals: B

 

Tour Details:

Not Included:

  • Items of a personal nature (alcohol, room service, etc.)
  • Meals (both lunch and dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities for the tour director

Other Details:

  • Comfortable transportation in Mercedes Sprinter vans or similar
  • Solo Travelers: $250 Single Occupancy Fee.
  • Accommodations: Double Occupancy Hotel, 2.5 to 3 Star Hotels

This tour departs every Sunday from January to December.

Pricing:

April 1 - October 31
  • $2,699.00 USD Per Person Double Occupancy
  • $3,099.00 USD Per person Single Occupancy
  • $2,449.00 USD Per Person Triple Occupancy
  • $2,349.00 USD Per Person Quad Occupancy 
November 1- March 31
  • $2,299.00 USD Per Person Double Occupancy 
  • $2,599.00 USD Per Person Single Occupancy 
  • $2,149.00 USD Per Person Triple Occupancy
  • $1,999.00 USD Per Person Quad Occupancy

 

2022 Departure Dates:

January 2, 2022 January 9, 2022
January 16, 2022 January 23, 2022
January 30, 2022 February 6, 2022
February 13, 2022 February 20, 2022
February 27, 2022 March 6, 2022
March 13, 2022 March 20, 2022
March 27, 2022 April 3, 2022
April 10, 2022 April 17, 2022
April 24, 2022 May 1, 2022
May 8, 2022 May 15, 2022
May 22, 2022 May 29, 2022
June 5, 2022 June 12, 2022
June 19, 2022 June 26, 2022

 

July 3, 2022 July 10, 2022
July 17, 2022 July 24, 2022
July 31, 2022 August 7, 2022
August 14, 2022 August 21, 2022
August 28, 2022 September 4, 2022
September 11, 2022 September 18, 2022
September 25, 2022 October 2, 2022
October 9, 2022 October 16, 2022
October 23, 2022 October 30, 2022
November 6, 2022 November 13, 2022
November 20, 2022 November 27, 2022
December 4, 2022 December 11, 2022
December 18, 2022 December 25, 2022

Note:

Southwest Adventure Tours is an authorized permittee of the following parks:

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Goblin Valley State Park
  • Zion National Park

 

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