Mighty 5 Utah From Salt Lake City

By going on 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 spectacular scenery and unique geological formations all within the southern half of Utah.

We love to show off our home State of Utah, so guiding your tour in these parks and the other scenic areas we cover is our specialty. All of our tour guides have been to these places many, many times. We know all these places like the backs of our hands. We’ll show you all the places that other people don’t know about!

This tour is purposely designed to have a day on each end of the tour to plan travel into and out of Salt Lake City. Our tour is also customizable. It can include more physical and adventurous activities, more leisurely sightseeing, or more days to do both! It can also be modified to spend more time in specific places. Contact us for further details.

Our Mighty 5 tours consist of small groups of no more than 13 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 of adventure that 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, All-American Road
  • Those booked on the August 6th departure will enjoy a complimentary concert by the Utah Symphony. To learn more click here.


  •  Professional Tour Guide
  • Comfortable Transportation in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van
  • 7 nights lodging at 3-star hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches (Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 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

Some of the Mighty 5's Highlights:


  • Arrive anytime today at Salt Lake City International Airport and transfer on your own to your hotel. Enjoy exploring Salt Lake or relax and prepare for the following day's adventures!

    Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Salt Lake City, UT 

  • Depart Salt Lake City, UT at 7:00 am and travel to Canyonlands National Park. Hike to Mesa Arch for an up-close view of one of the most photographed arches in the Southwestern US. Visit overviews of Upheaval Dome, the Colorado River, and the Green River. Explore the Grand Viewpoint and hike along the rim of the Island in the Sky. Enjoy a final view of the area from Dead Horse Point.

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

  • An early morning hike brings you to Delicate Arch. Continue trekking through Arches National Park on a hike to Landscape Arch, one of the longest natural arches in the world. Visit the Windows Section and Double Arch. A scenic drive/hike along the Colorado River showcases ancient petroglyphs depicting animals, humans, and geometric patterns carved onto red-rock walls.

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

  • Explore the mystical landscape of Goblin Valley State Park. Delve into the narrows of Sulphur Creek or Grand Wash 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. Hike to Sulphur Creek Overlook and enjoy Panoramic Point.

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

  • Begin the day exploring Capitol Reef further with your guide if needed. Traverse the Canyons of Escalante on Highway 12 to Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy the views and vistas and explore the canyons along the way. Meander along the Rim of the Canyon or for those more enterprising souls explore through the Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.

    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. Explore a few more locations in the park including hiking below the rim of the canyon. Drive from Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park along scenic Highway 12 and Highway 89, which zips past red-rock mountains and yawning slot canyons. Hike the East Canyon Overlook Trail for a bird’s-eye view of the canyon before exploring the main canyon of Zion National Park.

    Hotel De Novo Tapestry by Hilton, Springdale, UT or similar | Meals: B, L

  • At Zion, you have many options to choose from. Challenge yourself as you ascend up to Scouts Lookout for overlooks of the Main Canyon. Traverse the 3-mile Emerald Pools loop to see a trio of pools and waterfalls. Hike and explore the Narrows of the Virgin River and immerse yourself in this oasis in the wilderness. Enjoy a short stop at the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park on your way to Salt Lake City. Return to Salt Lake City between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.

    Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Salt Lake City, UT or similar | Meals: B, L

  • Transfer to the Salt Lake City Airport any time today for your return flight home. Hotel Check out is at 11:00 AM.

    Meals: B

Visual Itinerary Video:

Tour Details:

Not Included:

  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Any meals not listed
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Airfare
  • Gratuities for the tour director, local guides and outfitters
  • Airport Transfers


Clients should be comfortable walking on uneven terrain for an average of 1 to 3 miles at a time. Elevation gain and loss averages between 50 to 300 ft throughout the areas visited during this tour. Touring and overnight locations are above 6000 to 8000 ft above sea level

Arrival / Departure Info:

  • Arrival Location: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
  • Arrival Time: Any time on Day 1
  • Departure Location: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
  • Departure Time: Any time on Day 8

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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

2024 Pricing:

Peak Season (May 1 - Oct 15)
  • $3,499.00 USD Per Person Double Occupancy
  • $3,899.00 USD Per person Single Occupancy
  • $3,299.00 USD Per Person Triple Occupancy
  • $3,199.00 USD Per Person Quad Occupancy 
Off Season (Oct 16 - Apr 30)
  • $2,999.00 USD Per Person Double Occupancy 
  • $3,399.00 USD Per Person Single Occupancy 
  • $2,849.00 USD Per Person Triple Occupancy
  • $2,799.00 USD Per Person Quad Occupancy

2025 Pricing:

Peak Season (May 1 - Oct 15)
  • $3,499.00 USD Per Person Double Occupancy
  • $3,899.00 USD Per person Single Occupancy
  • $3,299.00 USD Per Person Triple Occupancy
  • $3,199.00 USD Per Person Quad Occupancy 
Off Season (Oct 16 - Apr 30)
  • $2,999.00 USD Per Person Double Occupancy 
  • $3,399.00 USD Per Person Single Occupancy 
  • $2,849.00 USD Per Person Triple Occupancy
  • $2,799.00 USD Per Person Quad Occupancy

2024 Departure Dates:

April 14, 2024 April 21, 2024
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Day Tours From Salt Lake City

Since your tour begins and ends in Salt Lake City, why not spend one or two more days and go on one of our day tours? We have multiple options to explore this unique metropolitan area. Options include a trip out to the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island where you can experience a unique biosphere and body of water that impacts millions of people and is essential to the habitat for thousands of species of animals and birds. Or enjoy exploring downtown Salt Lake City with a historic walking tour or driving tour. You will have the opportunity to learn about the settling of the region, the mixture of different cultures and religions that call Salt Lake Home, and the beautiful and eclectic combination of architecture and history that continues to influence this area even today.

Come enjoy one of these experiences. Your Adventure Awaits!

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