Crimson Canyons & Mesas National Parks Tour

From $1599 (was $1849)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days
View Dates and Prices

This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.

National Parks Tour Details

Enjoy natural wonder after natural wonder on this unforgettable journey through the rugged beauty of six of America’s most spectacular national parks. From Las Vegas, your national parks tour begins with a stop at the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the sheer glory of the sunset over the South Rim, where you can watch the light slowly change across miles of red, orange, and purple rock. The countless layers formed over millions of years, and the dazzling sight of the canyon, with the slow-moving Colorado River that carved it flowing slowly far below, is some of the most iconic scenery in the world.

You’ll have the chance to visit Horseshoe Bend and stand 1,000 feet above the most dramatic curve of the entire Colorado River. At Zion National Park, enjoy the lush greenery and deep red sandstone canyon walls, then gaze up at the sandstone monoliths known as hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. Marvel at the ancient petroglyphs created by Native Americans thousands of years ago at Capital Reef National Park, then stroll under the natural sandstone bridges of Arches National Park. Finally, stand in awe of the breathtaking vistas of Canyonlands National Park, whose dramatic landscape is a fitting final park visit across four states and countless views that will take your breath away.

Tour Includes

Sightseeing
  • Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Arches and Canyonlands National park
  • Grand Junction
  • Denver
Hotel Accommodations
  • 9 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


Click here for full details.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the awe-inspiring landscapes of 6 of America’s popular National Parks
  • Enjoy the Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise
  • Witness the stunning views at Lake Powell
  • See the incredible hoodoos and sandstone monuments of Bryce and Zion National Parks
  • Explore the diverse landscape of Capitol Reef National Park, unlike any other in Utah!
  • Visit the fascinating rock formation in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • Drive through the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Arapaho National Forest

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice.

*Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time.

Please follow the steps below to price your vacation with YMT Vacations. When you complete all the steps, click “Reserve” next to the date on which you would like to travel.

Step 1

Flying From:

Step 2

Number of travelers:


(Click the map to enlarge)

Crimson Canyons and Mesas National Parks Tour - Start Denver

Tours Starts: Denver, Colorado

Tours Ends: Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 1

Arrive in Denver

Welcome to Denver, one of the most up-and coming cities in the U.S. The Mile High City is Colorado's buzzing capital, where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure! Guests who book their air through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. The night is yours to relax.

Sheraton Denver Tech or similar

Day 2

Denver to Grand Junction

Take in the beautiful Rocky Mountains today on our drive through Colorado. Enjoy the scenery as you travel through Arapaho National Forest, which straddles the Continental Divide in the Front Range west of Denver. Stop for lunch on your own in the resort town of Vail, a popular getaway at the base of Vail Mountain. This evening, arrive in Grand Junction, the hub of Colorado's wine country, for your stay. (B)

Hampton Inn Grand Junction or similar

Day 3

Canyonlands National Park

Explore Canyonlands National Park, a magical outdoor wonderland of enchanting vistas! The colorful park is divided into four districts—Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the combined Green and Colorado Rivers, which carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau. Marvel at the wild beauty and drama of this spectacular landscape unlike anywhere else in the world! Continue to your hotel in Moab this evening, the ideal gateway for a visit to both Arches and Canyonlands National Park. (B)

Fairfield Inn Moab or similar

Day 4

Arches National Park

A stunning highlight awaits! For the past 150 million years, the more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches of Arches National Park have been sculpted by the natural erosion of wind, water, sun, and frost—creating an unmistakably unique landscape. See Balanced Rock, one of the park's most iconic features; the impressive 52-foot tall Delicate Arch; and the Windows Section, a unique area with many arches that is considered the beating heart of the park. (B)

Fairfield Inn Moab or similar

Day 5

Capitol Reef National Park

Discover Capitol Reef National Park. The area boasts a diverse landscape unlike anywhere else in Utah—stunning red rock formations and canyons, pristine meadows, alpine forests, and lush green valleys. Also throughout the park, you'll find the Capitol Reef Petroglyphs, impressive rock art figures created by ancient Native Americans. Continue this evening to your hotel in Bryce Canyon. (B)

Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn or similar

Day 6

Bryce Canyon National Park

Today we visit Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, Bryce is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters. Its distinctive geological structures, called hoodoos, were formed by frost weathering and stream erosion from the river. Standing at the rim, you are offered spectacular views in red, orange and white that will surely be spellbinding. (B))

Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn or similar

Day 7

Zion National Park and Page/ Lake Powell

Our drive then continues as we head to Zion National Park. The half-mile deep park floor is lush with foliage, as well as mule deer, wild turkeys, gray foxes, and the occasional porcupine. This afternoon, we see Horseshoe Bend, a u-shaped area of the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River near Page, Arizona. Marvel at the view of this stunning rock from 1,000 feet above—be sure to bring your camera for a spectacular shot! Continue to Lake Powell. Supported by the Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell is a beautifully situated water reservoir on the Colorado River, surrounded by red rocks). (B)

Best Western View of Lake Powell or similar

Day 8

Grand Canyon

We continue on historic Route 66 to the grandest of all parks in the West—the Grand Canyon! The park shuttle system makes it easy to take it all in at your own pace, or for an unforgettable experience, join us for an optional helicopter tour over the canyon (additional cost). The evening and the sunset, which lights the canyon in many hues of red and purple, is yours to enjoy! (B)

Yavapai Lodge West or similar

OPTION:SIGNATURE GRAND
CANYON SUNSET HUMMER TOUROPTION:SIGNATURE GRAND CANYON SUNSET HUMMER TOUR:

Experience the Grand Canyon during sunset and see the majestic colors of the rocks aboard a Hummer! $135 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking






Day 9

Grand Canyon & Las Vegas

Rise early to witness an unforgettable sunrise over the canyon, either by walking to the rim on your own or booking an optional tour with sunrise breakfast at the famed El Tovar Lodge (additional cost). We'll continue in the afternoon to Las Vegas for an evening at leisure. Just outside your hotel's doorstep await neon lights, the famed Fremont Street Experience, gambling, or glamorous shows!

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino or similar

OPTION:GRAND CANYON SUNRISE AT EL TOVAR HOTELOPTION:GRAND CANYON SUNRISE AT EL TOVAR HOTEL:

Experience the Grand Canyon with a guided sunrise walk to the edge of the canyon. Enjoy a fulfilling breakfast at the historic El Tovar Hotel $42 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking






Day 10

Depart for Home (B)

On certain tour dates, you may choose to combine this with our other national parks tours. If you are joining us for our Ultimate Canyons & Rocky Mountains tour or our Ultimate National Parks tour, you can enjoy Denver today, including entrances to the city's top attractions, before continuing on our Rocky Mountains & Black Hills itinerary.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.

(Click the map to enlarge)

Crimson Canyons and Mesas National Parks Tour - Start Las Vegas

Tours Starts: Las Vegas, Nevada

Tours Ends: Denver, Colorado

Day 1

Las Vegas

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! Guests who book their air through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. The night is yours to enjoy this city. Just outside your hotel's doorstep await neon lights, the famed Fremont Street Experience, gambling, or glamorous shows. The choice is yours!

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino or similar

Day 2

The Grand Canyon

Start your tour with the grandest of all parks in the West—the Grand Canyon! Travel via I-40, crossing historic Route 66 before you enter the spectacular Grand Canyon, and end your day by the South Rim. The park shuttle system makes it easy to take it all in at your own pace. The evening and the sunset, which lights the canyon in many hues of red and purple, is yours to enjoy!

Yavapai Lodge West or similar

OPTION:SIGNATURE GRAND
CANYON SUNSET HUMMER TOUROPTION:SIGNATURE GRAND CANYON SUNSET HUMMER TOUR:

Experience the Grand Canyon during sunset and see the majestic colors of the rocks aboard a Hummer! $135 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking






Day 3

Page/Lake Powell via Horseshoe Bend

Wake up to a spectacular sunrise over the canyon this morning! For an unforgettable experience, join us for an optional helicopter tour over the canyon (additional cost). Today we see Horseshoe Bend, a u-shaped area of the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River near Page, Arizona. Marvel at the view of this stunning rock from 1,000 feet above—be sure to bring your camera for a spectacular shot! Our drive then continues to Lake Powell for an overnight stay. Supported by the Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell is a beautifully situated water reservoir on the Colorado River, surrounded by red rocks.

Best Western View of Lake Powell or similar

OPTION:GRAND CANYON SUNRISE  AT EL TOVAR HOTELOPTION:GRAND CANYON SUNRISE AT EL TOVAR HOTEL:

Experience the Grand Canyon with a guided sunrise walk to the edge of the canyon. Enjoy a fulfilling breakfast at the historic El Tovar Hotel $42 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking






Day 4

Zion National Park via Horseshoe Bend

This morning, we see Horseshoe Bend, a u-shaped area of the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River near Page, Arizona. Marvel at the view of this stunning rock from 1,000 feet above—be sure to bring your camera for a spectacular shot! Our drive then continues as we head to Zion National Park. The half-mile deep park floor is lush with foliage, as well as mule deer, wild turkeys, gray foxes, and the occasional porcupine. (B)

Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn or similar

Day 5

Bryce Canyon

Today we visit Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, Bryce is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters. Its distinctive geological structures, called hoodoos, were formed by frost weathering and stream erosion from the river. Standing at the rim, you are offered spectacular views in red, orange and white that will surely be spellbinding. (B)

Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn or similar

Day 6

Capitol Reef National Park

Discover Capitol Reef National Park. The area boasts a diverse landscape unlike anywhere else in Utah—stunning red rock formations and canyons, pristine meadows, alpine forests, and lush green valleys. Also throughout the park, you'll find the Capitol Reef Petroglyphs, impressive rock art figures created by ancient Native Americans. Continue to your hotel in Moab this evening, the ideal gateway for a visit to both Arches and Canyonlands National Park.(B)

Fairfield Inn Moab or similar

Day 7

Arches National Park

A stunning highlight awaits! For the past 150 million years, the more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches of Arches National Park have been sculpted by the natural erosion of wind, water, sun, and frost—creating an unmistakably unique landscape. See Balanced Rock, one of the park's most iconic features; the impressive 52-foot tall Delicate Arch; and the Windows Section, a unique area with many arches that is considered the beating heart of the park.(B)

Fairfield Inn Moab or similar

Day 8

Canyonlands National Park

Explore Canyonlands National Park, a magical outdoor wonderland of enchanting vistas! The colorful park is divided into four districts—Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the combined Green and Colorado Rivers, which carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau. Marvel at the wild beauty and drama of this spectacular landscape unlike anywhere else in the world. This evening, we make our way to our hotel in Grand Junction, the hub of Colorado's wine country.(B)

Hampton Inn Grand Junction or similar

Day 9

Grand Junction to Denver

Take in the beautiful Rocky Mountains today on our drive through Colorado. Enjoy a change of scenery as you travel through Arapaho National Forest, which straddles the Continental Divide in the Front Range west of Denver. Stop for lunch on your own in the resort town of Vail, a popular getaway at the base of Vail Mountain. This evening we arrive for an overnight stay in Denver, one of the most up-and-coming cities in the U.S. The Mile High City is Colorado's buzzing capital, where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure!(B)

Sheraton Denver Tech or similar

Day 10

Depart for Home

On certain tour dates, you may choose to combine this with our other national parks tours. If you are joining us for our Ultimate Canyons & Rocky Mountains tour or our Ultimate National Parks tour, you can enjoy Denver today, including entrances to the city's top attractions, before continuing on our Rocky Mountains & Black Hills itinerary.(B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



FAQ

Don't see what you are looking for? Check out our general FAQ page here.

You have the ability to move your booking to another date or destination. We'll waive all land or cruise penalties and transfer you to the new vacation (airlines impose different change policies and penalties). See our Peace of Mind Program for more details.

A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

Guests do not need a passport or visa for this tour. Starting October 1, 2021, guests are required to have a REAL ID-compliant identification which includes REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, US passports, US passport cards, US military IDs, and federally recognized tribal-issues photo IDs.

A full list can be found here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Before this date, any government-issued ID, including any state driver's license and any federal ID, will suffice.

You will need U.S. dollars.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as the U.S. use standard 110V plugs.



You might also like:

Alaskan Discovery Tour

Alaska Land Tour Details

This is the real Alaska. Take an Alaska tour of the stunning sites that locals love, and that leaves visitors with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Your journey begins in beautiful Fairbanks. Discover the story of one of Alaska's biggest gold rushes on a visit to the restored Gold Dredge #8. Then, fall in love with Denali National Park on a tour that uncovers the history, culture, and natural environment of this breathtaking 6-million-acre wilderness. Continue to Anchorage, the coastal city that half of Alaskans call home.

Cross the Kenai Peninsula to Homer, the "Halibut Capital of the World." Then take a full day catamaran cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. See marine wildlife, coastal fjords and islands, lush forests, and magnificent tidewater glaciers. Enjoy the views while eating like royalty on an included Alaskan salmon and prime rib lunch buffet.

EXTEND THIS VACATION WITH A 7-NIGHT INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE!

Your Alaskan journey doesn't have to end! Add a 7-night Inside Passage cruise to your itinerary. From Whittier, board the ms Noordam and cruise through Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Ketchikan, the Inside Passage, and Vancouver. Click here to view this extended itinerary option.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Alaskan Discovery Tour!

Oberammergau & Best of Italy

Passion Play Tour Details

Imagine the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Oberammergau Passion Play, followed by a tour of the most romantic country in the world – Italy. Marvel at historic sites, architecture and art and indulge in Italian food. The grand finale of this tour is Vatican City, the center of the Roman Catholic Church.

Please note that this tour has Terms & Conditions that are different from our other tours. Click here for details

Ultimate Southern Coast & Blue Ridge

Introduction

From Spanish forts to Revolutionary War strongholds, experience Southern history and hospitality as you travel across the Historic South! The next half of your tour is a journey from the Appalachian Highlands through the Smokey Mountains, Kentucky Bluegrass Country, and Music City.