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Hiking Utah's Big 5

9 days, Las Vegas to Las Vegas

Utah is home to five of America's most compelling national parks. This nine-day tour will take you through Utah's Big 5, as they're affectionately called, with incredible experiences in each. Boulder over rocks to reach pinnacle views in Arches National Park, discover prehistoric petroglyphs, take a dip in waterfalls that end in a natural swimming pool, and trek through the famous Narrows in Zion National Park. If that all doesn't take your breath away, the stunning views certainly will.

9 days

Las Vegas to Las Vegas

From$11183HKD
was $13979
Valid on Jun 7 2022
Trip Code: NUZZ

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Utah is home to five of America's most compelling national parks. This nine-day tour will take you through Utah's Big 5, as they're affectionately called, with incredible experiences in each. Boulder over rocks to reach pinnacle views in Arches National Park, discover prehistoric petroglyphs, take a dip in waterfalls that end in a natural swimming pool, and trek through the famous Narrows in Zion National Park. If that all doesn't take your breath away, the stunning views certainly will.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

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9 days

Las Vegas to Las Vegas

From$11183HKD
was $13979
Valid on Jun 7 2022
Trip Code: NUZZ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09
Map of the route for Hiking Utah's Big 5

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Las Vegas/Capitol Reef National Park

Travel to Capitol Reef National Park. Known for its geologic monocline, discover the cliffs, canyons, petroglyphs and orchards that make up the park. Learn about the geology and the ancient inhabitants who created the petroglyphs still visible on the cliff walls. After dark, look up at Capitol Reef’s starry night, designated a Gold Tier "International Dark Sky Park".

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Capitol Reef National Park/Moab

Set off in the morning to hike through the Waterpocket Fold, an 87 mile "wrinkle" in the earth's surface. Climb through canyons and narrows to reach Cassidy Arch and panoramic views of this natural wonder. In the afternoon, continue to Moab, an adventure capital of the southwest and the gateway to both Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. In the evening, if you still have energy, head to Dead Horse State Park to watch the sunset from one of the most photographed spots in the region.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Canyonlands National Park

Travel to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Stop at Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument, the largest known collection of petroglyphs in the Southwest. Spend the day hiking through desert lands to explore eroded towers of sandstone and fissures in the ground on the Joint Trail to Chesler Park. Return to Moab for a night in the town.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Arches National Park

Rise early for sunrise from Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Enjoy breakfast in the park before exploring the densest concentration of arches in the world. Stand in awe at the over 2,000 sandstone arches ranging in size and shape that make up this park. Take a hike through Devils Garden to Landscape Arch, passing fins and spires en route. Continue to Double O Arch, bouldering over rocks to to reach the pinnacle views. Pass by the famous Balanced Rock, The Windows and Double Arches before heading west to camp for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument/Bryce Canyon National Park

Hit the road again, to travel along the scenic highway through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Take in the mesas, canyons and arches that make up this diverse geological region. Set off on a hike and discover prehistoric petroglyphs and stunning waterfalls. Opt to cool off in the refreshing waters falling 38m (126 ft) to a natural swimming pool fed from Calf Creek Falls. Continue to Bryce Canyon National Park for the night. After the sun goes down, don't forget to look up to check out this renowned night sky while enjoying s'mores around the fire.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Bryce Canyon National Park/Zion National Park

Set off early in Bryce Canyon National Park, and stare in wonder at the largest collection of hoodoos in the world as the sun rises! Take a hike into the amphitheater of Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop to walk amongst the hoodoos, walls and fins that make up this geological wonder. Continue to Zion National Park, traveling past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls, stopping at several viewpoints along the way. Once in Zion the group will hike along the Watchman Trail, located near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Enjoy panoramic views of the Springdale area.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Zion National Park

Spend the day discovering Zion National Park. First hike to Scout Lookout, a challenging, but rewarding 4 mile hike which passes through the iconic Walter's Wiggles before reaching the lookout point along a flat saddle with incredible views of the Zion Canyon.

Head to the valley floor to trek through the river on one of the most popular hikes in the park, the Narrows. Admire monumental sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that tower into the sky and opt to turn around at any point. Experience diverse plant and animal life in this narrow slot canyon as the park transitions from desert to forest. Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of the high plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls. After returning to camp, head into the charming town of Springdale to celebrate the accomplishments of the last week.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9Zion National Park/Las Vegas

Take the short drive from Zion to Las Vegas. Tour ends on arrival. Onward travel should be booked no earlier than 3pm.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Petroglyphs at Capitol Reef National Park
  • Stargazing in a Dark Sky Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park Visit
  • Waterpocket Fold to Cassidy Arch Hike
  • Dead Horse Point State Park Sunset
  • Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument Visit
  • Canyonlands National Park Visit
  • Joint Trail and Chesler Park Hike
  • Arches National Park Visit
  • Devils Garden Hike
  • Lower Calf Creek Falls Hike
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Visit
  • Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop Hike
  • Zion National Park Visit
  • Watchman's Trail Hike
  • Scout Lookout Hike
  • The Narrows Hike
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD140-185 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.

Staff & experts

1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Hiking Utah's Big 5

| 9 days - Las Vegas to Las Vegas - from $11183 HKD