Crimson Canyons & Mesas National Parks Tour

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per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days
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Introduction

America’s National Parks system is the envy of the world, and on this exciting value-packed itinerary, you will visit 6 spectacular national parks. Most Americans only see one or two of these parks in their lifetime, so seeing so many of them in just one trip is truly amazing!

Trip 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
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


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Trip 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 Horseshoe Bend and 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

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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-andcoming 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.

Days 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.

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.

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

Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn or similar

Day 6

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park

Discover Bryce Canyon National Park today. 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. After lunch, continue to Zion National Park. The halfmile deep park floor is lush with foliage, as well as mule deer, wild turkeys, gray foxes, and the occasional porcupine. 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 simil

Day 7

Page Leisure Day

Spend the day in Page how you wish. Your time in this small, friendly town offers a chance for you to unwind, or perhaps join the relaxing Lake Powell dinner cruise or the exciting Antelope Canyon tour (optional at additional cost)!

Best Western View of Lake Powell or similar


OPTION: ANTELOPE CANYONOPTION: ANTELOPE CANYON:

Join us on a tour of this aweinspiring slot canyon and see the magnificent upper canyon, known as "The Crack," all for just $70 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.



Day 8

Horseshoe Bend En Route to the Grand Canyon

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! 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. 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

Day 9

Grand Canyon & Las Vegas

Explore the park this morning on your own, or for an unforgettable experience, join us for an optional helicopter tour over the canyon (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

Day 10

Depart for Home (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.

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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

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

Day 4

Page Leisure Day

Spend the day in Page how you wish. Your time in this small, friendly town offers a chance for you to unwind, or perhaps join the relaxing Lake Powell dinner cruise or the exciting Antelope Canyon tour (optionals at additional cost)!

Best Western View of Lake Powell or similar

OPTION: ANTELOPE CANYONOPTION: ANTELOPE CANYON:

Join us on a tour of this aweinspiring slot canyon and see the magnificent upper canyon, known as "The Crack," all for just $70 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking



Day 5

Bryce Canyon via Zion National Park

This morning, we head west 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. After lunch, continue to 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.

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.

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.

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.

Days 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!

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.


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.


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