• Visit three of USA's iconic national parks,each with distinctive beauty
  • Enjoy the less visited North Rim of the Grand Canyon at the most magical light of the day
  • Walk alongside the tallest sandstone cliffs in Zion Canyon
  • Hike in and among the surreal landscape of Bryce Canyon hoodoos

The sheer immensity of the canyons and the vistas of mountains, forests, cliffs 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.

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.

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 an undulating hike through a high pine forest with dramatic views of the Canyon along the Widforss Trail. We have lunch at the Lodge and a scenic drive to the only spot on the North Rim where we can view the magnificent Colorado River. We visit Angel's Window 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 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 amphitheater. Fantastic! Our Bryce walk leads us into Bryces amphitheater where we come face to face with dramatic stone formations called hoodoos. Every turn in the trail provides startling new views and opportunities for great photographs.

Thursday Overnight: Flanigans 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 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. Giddy-up and join the locals for a more casual evening at the Bit and Spur Saloon.

Friday Overnight: Flanigans 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 take an optional walk to the Emerald Pools, with dramatic views of Zion Canyon and the Virgin River. There will be time for an optional spa treatment before dinner. Our Farewell Dinner is elegantly served at Flanigan's Inn.


After breakfast, we return to St. George for onward connections.
"..I think everything is perfect and I can't wait for my next Walk!"
Terrain: Hiking at altitudes between 4,000 and 8,000 feet on well maintained forest and canyon trails with no sustained elevation gain of more than 400 feet. Some additional physical conditioning to prepare for higher elevation walking is advisable. 5-8 miles per day.


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(Single Supplement $595.00)
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From Sep 25 to Oct 1 (more dates)
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Arrival: St George, Utah / Departure: St George, Utah


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Hotels - Where we stay

Grand Canyon Lodge

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 panoramic views through enormous picture windows facing the Canyon. All guests stay in rustic cabins, located close to the Canyon's Rim.

Bryce Canyon Lodge

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.

Flanigans Inn

Flanigans Inn

Simple, peaceful and harmonious, this lovely inn is situated at the west entrance to Zion National Park with fantastic views of the red sandstone cliffs. 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 Cafe is a casual American Bistro restaurant featuring handcrafted gourmet regional cuisine and a superb wine list.

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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, culture, 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 cultural 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