Travel along the picturesque All-American Highway 12 to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument; visit Durango and take a ride on the Steam Train through the winter landscapes of Cascade Canyon; enjoy a ranger-led tour of Mesa Verde National Park and the well-preserved dwellings of the ancient Pueblo Native Americans that date back to 600 B.C.

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Day 1

Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. Meet your fellow travellers and trip leader over dinner.

Day 2

Las Vegas - Bryce Canyon National Park

Stop at the Valley of Fire State Park for a hike to the impressive red cliffs and view the detailed petroglyphs, signs of the ancient cultures that lived in this region.

Day 3

Bryce Canyon National Park

Today’s highlight is Bryce Canyon National Park. The snowy winter landscape provides a unique contrast to the red, pink and white spires of the canyon. This afternoon take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, go ice-skating or rent snowshoes and explore the canyon.

Day 4

Bryce Canyon National Park - Torrey

Travel along the picturesque All-American Highway 12 to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Stop at Kodachrome Basin State Park to view the colourful formations of sandstone, before viewing million-year-old fossils of tree trunks.

Day 5

Torrey - Moab

Visit Capitol Reef National Park and take in the solitude and incredible views. If the roads are clear stop at Sego Canyon to view ancient pictographs.

Day 6

Moab

Spend the morning relaxing or independently exploring Moab. In the afternoon explore Arches National Park with its many graceful rock arch formations.

Day 7

Moab - Durango

A morning drive brings you to Canyonlands National Park featuring expansive views across the Colorado Plateau. After a stop at the visitor centre, continue to the Wild West town of Durango.

Day 8

Durango

Take a recommended optional ride on the Durango & Silverton Steam Train through the winter landscapes of the Cascade Canyon. Alternatively explore the restaurants and shops of Durango.

Day 9

Durango - Bluff

Visit the impressive Mesa Verde National Park and enjoy a ranger-led tour of the wellpreserved dwellings of the ancient Pueblo Native Americans that date back to 600 BC.

Day 10

Bluff - Monument Valley

Today pass Gooseneck State Park where the San Juan River curves through the desert. Enjoy a Navajo led tour of Monument Valley and spend the night in an authentic Hogan.

Day 11

Monument Valley - Page

Arriving in Page, wander to Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River creates a horseshoe shape in the sandstone plateau. An optional Native American guided tour is available through the magnificent Antelope Canyon.

Day 12

Page - Cameron

Today you will reach the Grand Canyon. Stop for several short walks to viewpoints and,weather permitting, take a longer hike along the rim. An optional helicopter flight over the canyon can be arranged.

Day 13

Cameron - Kanab

Stop at Pipe Spring National Monument andjoin a ranger-led tour to get a taste of life as an early pioneer.

Day 14

Kanab - Las Vegas

Mighty Zion National Park features massive red cliffs, deep gorges and a variety of stunning hikes. In the afternoon drive to Las Vegas for your last night.

Day 15

Las Vegas

Your trip finishes upon check out.

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