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Utah National Parks self-drive tour

9 days from $3,445pp

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Tour highlights

  • Hit the rapids and enjoy a small-group rafting excursion on the Colorado River.

  • Enjoy a thrilling jeep ride in Canyonlands National Park.

  • Sleep under the stars in a canvas tent in Zion National Park.

Price includes:

  • All accommodation
  • Vehicle rental
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival at the airport, pick up your rental car and drive to Moab. This afternoon you will have time to relax and unwind after your flight, or you can opt to head straight out to Arches National Park to explore.

  • It will be an early start this morning as you prepare for your rafting adventure on the Colorado River. This small-group tour takes you along the Professor Valley section, which is ideal for beginners and your guide will not only help you navigate the waters, but also point out movie location spots and interesting geological formations that sit along the riverbanks. This afternoon, there will be time to explore Arches National Park at your own leisure.

  • Another early start this morning to head out into Canyonlands National Park on a small-group jeep excursion. You will wind your way through towering rocks and deep canyons, stopping at particularly impressive viewpoints as your guide shows you the very best of Utah's largest national park. Your knowledgeable guide will place emphasis on the history and geology of the area as well as tell tales of archaeological sites. After lunch, drive to Torrey, a small town just 8 miles (12.8 km) from Capitol Reef National Park.

  • After having two early mornings, you will enjoy a slower start today. After a leisurely breakfast, head out to Capitol Reef National Park for a day of hiking. Head to the visitor center before you start to get some top tips from the rangers and see if there are any ranger-led tours on that day if you fancy getting a guide. The evening will be yours to relax at the hotel.

  • Today, take the scenic two-hour drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. The afternoon will be yours to enjoy at your own pace, but tonight you may wish to join a telescope tour, offered nightly at the Dark Range Observatory just outside the park. Tours last two hours and are incredibly informative about one of the nation's oldest astronomy programs.

  • Today, enjoy a full day at leisure in Bryce Canyon National Park. There are many accessible and incredibly scenic trails to take visitors around the park, with impressive viewpoints over the hoodoos. Your specialist will be able to recommend trails suited to your personal preferences.

  • Leaving Bryce Canyon behind, drive further west to Zion National Park. Tonight you will be staying at Under Canvas, a luxurious glamping site surrounded by sandstone cliffs and towering red rock, where you can sleep under the stars and roast s'mores by the fire.

  • Spend today exploring Zion National Park with a local guide. This custom tour can be tailored entirely to your own needs and preferences. Embark on intense, adventurous hikes or opt to stick to the more gentle trails and discover the history and geology of the park at a slower pace.

  • Today, leave the sprawling red-rock scenery and wide open skies behind as you head to Las Vegas for your onward flight.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Moab
 
Torrey
 
Bryce Canyon National Park
 

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