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Yellowstone & Canyonlands Adventure South

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Route map for Yellowstone & Canyonlands Adventure South (NULV)

Day 1 Salt Lake City

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

Day 2 Salt Lake City/Yellowstone NP (L,D)

In the morning visit Salt Lake City's greatest landmark, Temple Square, home to the World's largest Mormon Temple. Then discover the wonders of Yellowstone, the world's first National Park! Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife and scenic beauty are around every corner for you to explore. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears and of course the famous grizzly bear! Get a glimpse of these fantastic animals as you don't leave a stone unturned in spectacular Yellowstone!

Approximate Distance: 510 km
Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)

Day 3 Yellowstone NP (B,L,D)

Today, explore the Northern Loop in Yellowstone National Park which features beautiful scenery, exciting wildlife and spectacular hydrothermal features. Discover Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone!

Estimated travel time in park: 4 hrs (with multiple stops)

Day 4 Yellowstone NP (B,L,D)

More highlights await you as the South Loop goes through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Lake Village and Grant Village.

Estimated travel time in park: 4 hrs (with multiple stops)

Day 5 Grand Teton NP/Jackson (B,L)

Drive to Grand Teton National Park and view more than twelve peaks at elevation greater than 12.000 feet! Stop at beautiful Jenny Lake and take an optional boat ride across the lake to discover Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Grand Teton National Park highlights are numerous and each offers a better understanding of this natural phenomenon.

In the afternoon we reach Jackson, where we marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. The area offers unique mix of boutique and country and western shopping opportunities. Wildlife watching is easy here; elk, deer, and many other small mammals can be found throughout the valley. In the evening step back in time and enjoy a night out with a true Wild Western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar, known world wide for its western dancing and live entertainment!

Approximate Distance to Jackson: 230 km
Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops in Grand Teton NP)

Day 6 Jackson/Vernal (B,L,D)

Flaming Gorge is a very scenic place to visit. The drives around the reservoir are worth the trip alone yet we will take our time exploring this beautiful place on small hikes through red rock cliffs in the lower half of the lake.

Approximate Distance to Vernal: 433 km
Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)

Day 7 Moab (B,L,D)

In the morning, walk in the footprints of giant dinosaurs. Dinosaur National Monument is a great window into the past - into the lives of the late-Jurassic-period dinosaurs. Many fossils are embedded in a sloping rock formation that was once a sandbar on the edge of a large river. In the afternoon we continue our way towards Moab. Breathtaking views await us in the largest National Park in Utah, Canyonlands! It offers many pullouts with spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Take a break and escape on to one of the many trails, providing an unforgettable Canyon Country experience that will last a lifetime! In the evening enjoy a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park before we continue to our last destination: Moab!

Approximate Distance to Moab: 420 km
Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)

Day 8 Moab (B)

In the morning visit Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks and soaring pinnacles. The afternoon is free to explore Moab or for optional activities such as rafting on the Colorado River, mountain biking or take an adventure on a Hummer tour.

Estimated travel time within park: 1hr

Day 9 Moab/Monument Valley (B,L,D)

Discover one of the most majestic places on earth: Monument Valley! Magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes and pinnacles make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Learn about the Navajo culture that has been passed on through generations in order to keep the sacred traditions, beliefs and ceremonies alive. Take a jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars as you camp in this magnificent atmosphere. See the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience!

Approximate Distance: 258 km
Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)

Day 10 Monument Valley/Grand Canyon (B,L,D)

Marvel at historic Navajo National Monument, preserving three of the most-intact cliff dwellings of the Anasazi before we continue to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles: the Grand Canyon! Take short hikes at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim as you view the stunning sunset.

Approximate Distance: 490 km
Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)

Day 11 Grand Canyon NP (B,L,D)

Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for you to explore. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face as you admire awe-inspiring views. Sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. With numerous viewpoints, the Grand Canyon will never look the same! In the afternoon enjoy a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight or watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie. Return to your campsite and enjoy a BBQ around the campfire to recapture the experiences from this memorable day!

Day 12 Grand Canyon NP/Lake Powell (B,L,D)

Enjoy famous Lake Powell with its deep blue water surrounded by orange-red cliff walls. Visit the Glen Canyon Dam, the second largest of its kind in North America. Be in awe as you reach the overlook after a short hike to the famous Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the emerald green Colorado River. In the afternoon take time and relax on the beach. Optional Antelope Canyon tour or horseback riding.

Approximate Distance: 233 km
Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)

Day 13 Lake Powell/Bryce Canyon NP (B,L,D)

Explore Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy the amazing views from the 13 scenic outlooks over the amphitheaters. Experience this spectacular Park on trails among the amphitheaters and multi-colored rock pinnacles called "hoodoos". Discover the Paiute Indian Culture that lived and hunted around this bizarre landscape. After watching the sun set over the horizon, Bryce Canyon's clear and dark night skies make star gazing a favorite activity. Optional Rodeo in the evening (seasonal).

Approximate Distance: 240 km
Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)

Day 14 Bryce Canyon/Zion NP (B,L,D)

Full day to explore Utah's oldest National Park, Zion!. Explore the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece of endless hiking possibilities. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls will surround you with their awe-inspiring beauty.

Approximate Distance: 144 km
Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)

Day 15 Zion NP/Las Vegas (B,L)

Enjoy last hiking opportunities in Zion National Park before we welcome you in the city of lights, Las Vegas! Stroll along the famous "Las Vegas" strip. The Fremont Street Experience will have you dancing in the street with its $70 million light canopy and 540,000-watt sound system! Experience this unique city with an optional Limo VIP tour!

For our night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center.

Approximate Distance: 272 km
Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)

Day 16 Las Vegas

Depart at any time.