Highlights - Dawn walk to sunrise point in Bryce Canyon - Hike the Narrows Walk to Weeping Rock in Zion Canyon - Take the Widforss Trail in Grand Canyon - Unforgettable sunset views - Visit three of USA's greatest national parks The sheer immensity of the canyons and the vistas of mountains, forests, cliffs and lakes are awe-inspiring. Here, the West has always been Wild - famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and Billy the Kid once rode the range. Carved by eons of wind, water and geological upheaval, the rocks, spires and pinnacles of Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyons cast a spell of magical light, brilliant color and deep shadows. We catch the dawn sunrise in Bryce Canyon; hike up to Watchman Trail to admire the expanse of Zion Canyon and lunch at the old Western movie town of Kanab.
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Sunday Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodge
From our rendezvous in St George, we drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. A world apart is revealed by a short overlook walk to catch-your-breath Bright Angel Point. We admire unforgettable sunset views of The Canyon followed by dinner in the famed old stone lodge and enjoy our first quiet night's sleep in the high clean air.
Monday Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodge
After a hearty breakfast, we enjoy a longish, but relatively flat, hike along the Widforss Trail named for the well-known watercolor landscape painter. Midway, we have a memorable picnic lunch with panoramic views over the Canyon. By late afternoon, we return to the lodge stopping at Cape Royal which affords us more memorable views of the Canyon from a different angle.
Tuesday Overnight: Bryce Canyon Lodge
After packing the wagons, we're off to Bryce Canyon, stopping along the way at Jacob Lake Lodge for lunch in the old western movie town of Kanab. We then motor through some spectacular Red Rock Country to Bryce Canyon National Park and walk the rim trail in the late afternoon light before enjoying dinner at the lodge.
Wednesday Overnight: Bryce Canyon Lodge
You may join early-rising Wayfarers for a short dawn walk to Sunrise Point, where we'll watch the sun ignite the altar candles in the great rock cathedral. Fantastic! Our Bryce walk leads us to a grove of ancient bristlecone pine and to Fairyland Canyon, every bit as magical as its name.
Thursday Overnight: Flanigan's Inn
After breakfast, we head for Zion saving, arguably, the best National Park for last - but it's a tough choice! We enter Zion along a scenic drive stopping for a short walk along the Overlook Trail, then down to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we hike the famed Narrows Walk, visit Weeping Rock, and end the day at the Human History Museum and Visitor Center in Zion. We settle into Flanigan's Inn in Springdale and there will be time for an optional spa treatment before dinner. Giddy-up and join the locals for a more casual evening at the Bit and Spur Saloon.
Friday Overnight: Flanigan's Inn
This morning we hike up to the Watchman Trail with outstanding views of the colorful expanse of Zion Canyon. After lunch, relax by the pool, stroll the shops of Springdale or cross the handsome suspension bridge for an afternoon walk to Emerald Pools to view its three waterfalls. Our Farewell Dinner is elegantly served at Flanigan's Inn.
After breakfast, we return to St. George for onward connections.
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(Single Supplement $565.00)
(Single Supplement $565.00)
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From Sep 28 to Oct 4 (more dates)
Arrival: St George Municipal Airport Departure: St George Municipal Airport
Hotels - Where we stay
Grand Canyon Lodge
A National Historic Landmark, this rustic in-park lodge was built in the 1920's as part of the Union Pacific's 'Loop Tour', joining the lodges built at Bryce Canyon and Zion to develop tourism in Southern Utah. It is the only accommodation available inside the National Park on the North Rim and all buildings are constructed from local stone and timber so that they blend perfectly with the landscape. The Lodge has impressive public spaces that are uniquely Southwestern - the immense Lodge Dining Room and relaxing Sun Lounge have impressive panoramic views through enormous picture windows facing the Canyon. The rustic cabins are located close to the North Rim with authentic rustic furnishings including telephone and alarm clock.
Address: North Rim - Arizona 86052
Bryce Canyon Lodge
Set just back from the rim of a dazzling natural amphitheater, the Lodge has unsurpassed access to a fantastic throng of pink-hued stone spires, fins and pinnacles that resemble tall whimsical sculptures or a mad organist?s pipe dream. Completely renovated to its original rustic 1920's elegance, this beautiful 'in-park' lodge is on the National Historic Register. All the rooms are comfortably furnished and include a telephone, alarm clock, hairdryer and hair and body products. Feast on sumptuous entrees in the historic Bryce Canyon lodge where sunsets and sunrises pass before you in vivid reds, yellows and purples.
Address: Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah, 84717
Simple, peaceful and harmonious, this rustic lodge is situated at the foot of Zion National Park and in the heart of the small town of Springdale. Stroll to the hilltop above the lodge to capture inspiring sunsets and invigorating sunrises! All rooms are beautifully appointed and include amenities such as television, telephone, alarm clock, coffee maker and spa body products to enjoy from the Deep Canyon Adventure Spa located on property. The Spotted Dog Café is a casual American Bistro restaurant featuring handcrafted gourmet regional cuisine and a superb wine list.
Address: 428 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale - Utah 84767
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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation - Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager - A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage - Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List - Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, cutlure, peoples, flora and fauna - Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites - All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.) - Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip - First-class accommodations with culural and historical interest - All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!) - Wine with dinner - On-trail snacks and refreshments - All gratuities at hotels and restaurants