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Painted Canyons of the West (9 Days, Standard)

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A 9-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,999.00

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Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

National Parks, United States

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Colorado National Monument
Located on desert land on the Colorado Plateau, the Colorado National Monument hosts a variety of wildlife, including red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, ravens, desert bighorn sheep and coyotes. The area was first explored by John Otto in the early 20th century, when many residents believed the canyons to be inaccessible to humans. The park was then established on May 24, 1911. Today, many come to hike, horseback ride, bicycle and take scenic drives through the park.

Moab
Spend two nights in the picturesque desert town of Moab, Utah, a popular base camp for those seeking to explore both Arches and Canyonlands national parks. You 'll have ample time to do some exploring of the city and the national parks yourself.

Arches National Park
Located along the Colorado River, Arches National Park contains over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. One of the most famous attractions in the park is Delicate Arch, which is known worldwide. The national park lies atop an underground salt bed, which is the main cause of the formation of the arches. Humans occupied the region from the last ice age 10,000 years ago up until about 700 years ago. Today, visitors come not only for the view but to hike and rock climb as well.

Canyonlands National Park
The Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River. The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. The park was first established in 1964 and is now visited by over 450,000 people in a year. Canyonlands is a popular recreational destination. The trails are welcome to hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers and four-wheelers, and the rivers are welcome to rafters and kayakers.

Dead Horse Point State Park
Stand atop the sheer sandstone cliffs of Dead Horse Point State Park, and take in awe-inspiring views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Legend says the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs that roamed the mesa top.

Utah 's Scenic Byways 12 & 24
Travel along two of Utah's most scenic roads: Scenic Byways 12 and 24. Catch a glimpse of many state parks and cut through Garfield and Wayne County as you travel along Scenic Byway 12, named an "All-American Road." Continue to take in some of Utah's most beautiful landscapes as you travel along Scenic Byway 24. This 163-mile highway, the longest Scenic Route in Utah, runs through Dixie National Forest and Capitol Reef National Park, and along the eastern edge of San Rafael Reef and Goblin Valley State Park.

Capitol Reef National Park
Travel to Capitol Reef National Park, filled with colorful sandstone geological formations, and named in part for the white Navajo Sandstone formations that resemble the U.S. Capitol building.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Catch a glimpse of the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, one of the most remote places in the US and the last piece of wilderness in the lower 48 states to be mapped.

Bryce Canyon
A small national park in southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon is named after the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, and became a national park in 1928. Known for its unique geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called "hoodoos", Bryce is a virtual stone forest tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name.

Zion National Park
As Utah's first National Park, Zion became a national park in 1919. The word Zion translates from the Hebrew as a place of safety or refuge. This area that has been settled by people since 6000 BC and became home to Mormon pioneers in the 1860s. A staggering mix of canyons and sandstone mountains, Zion today welcomes over 3 million visitors a year and is Utah's most visited national park.

Las Vegas
A desert oasis, Las Vegas is also known as Sin City. With the legalization of gambling in Nevada in 1931, Las Vegas became a hotspot for casino owners. Today it bills itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World with its mega casinos and entertainment venues.

Overview

Trek across the Southwest as you take in the sienna-colored canyons, towering spires and desert landscapes found in Utah 's five national parks. The backdrop of Denver 's Rocky Mountains is the starting point of your journey. Among vistas that evoke the spirit of the Old West, marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Utah 's five national parks, crossing its byways from Arches to Canyonlands to Dead Horse, Zion, and Bryce National Park. In Colorado 's wine country, dine with new friends and enjoy a tasting at a family-run winery. Stay on the Colorado River in Moab and have a full day in Zion to explore. Discover the bright lights and glitz of Vegas. This is America the beautiful.

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Painted Canyons of the West (9 Days, Standard)

Day 1: Denver, Colorado - Tour Begins
If the Colorado River is a necklace, Utah 's five national parks are its jewels that sparkle with some of the most captivating scenery in the western United States. But first, you 'll start in the mile-high city of Denver and meet your fellow travelers at a welcome reception.
(Meals: None)

Day 2: Denver - Grand Junction
The wild and unscarred Rocky Mountains are your traveling companions on the drive to Grand Junction. Look out at the romantic scenery as you drive past Glenwood Canyon, a product of the Colorado River, carved more than 3 million years ago. Dine together as guests of our friends, the West family, and enjoy a wine tasting in the midst of Colorado wine country.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Moab, Utah
Set out to explore the Colorado National Monument this morning along the Rim Rock Drive. On what 's referred to by the locals as the “River Road,” the Upper Colorado Byway delivers you to Utah. As the iconic Fisher Towers loom over breathtaking mesas, make your way to the Red Cliffs Lodge, nestled along the banks of the Colorado River. Relax tonight at a cowboy BBQ where grilled steak is at the top of the menu.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Moab - Arches - Canyonlands - Dead Horse Point - Moab
Your journey through the otherworldly oases of two national parks begins today. Explore and discover the geological nuances of the world 's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches on a hike* at Arches National Park. At the heart of the Colorado Plateau, Canyonlands National Park is a sublime and solitary wilderness of rock; a color wheel of canyons, mesas, buttes, and arches that work together to create Utah 's largest national park. Close by, in the Island in the Sky District, the canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers are dreamily showcased. Your journey through these national parks ends today atop the sheer sandstone cliffs of Dead Horse Point State Park. Legend says the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs that roamed the mesa top.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Moab - Capitol Reef National Park - Bryce
Travel through the dramatic Utah desert on Utah 's Scenic Byway 24 to Capitol Reef National Park. Named in part for the Navajo Sandstone 's resemblance to the U.S. Capitol building, to stand inside its desert landscape is to find it virtually impossible to tell where the earth stops and the sky begins. Marvel at the Castle, an iconic feature in the park. Over Boulder Mountain on Scenic Byway 12, known as the Million Dollar Road, views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are anything but scarce. The mountain is North America 's highest timbered plateau. Spend the night in Bryce tonight, at the gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 6: Bryce Canyon National Park - Springdale
Fairy chimneys and goblins: the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park are famous. These red and orange hued rock formations - products of thousands of years of wind and water exposure - dominate the park 's landscape. Perhaps you 'll choose to take a hike* this morning. Consider circuiting the Navajo Loop or Queens Garden trails. Just outside of Zion National Park, Springdale offers views from its main street that are almost equally as grand as the ones inside the park.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7: Springdale - Zion National Park - Springdale
There are few places on earth that match the beauty of the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion. In this ethereal paradise, spend the entire day exploring. On Zion 's open-air tram, wind along the Virgin River through the 2,400 foot deep, half-mile wide Zion Canyon. This afternoon, it 's your choice! You may choose to hike* independently -OR- visit Zion 's Human History Museum. Tonight, enjoy the company of your travel companions at a farewell dinner.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Springdale - Las Vegas, Nevada
Nature 's spectacle is replaced by a spectacle of lights - a neon culture where everything is glamorous. Viva Las Vegas!
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 9: Las Vegas - Tour Ends
Memories of an unforgettable journey accompany you on your voyage home today.
(Meals: None)



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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Hotel Details:

  • Sheraton Denver Downtown - Denver, CO, United States
  • Doubletree Hotel - Grand Junction, CO, United States
  • Red Cliffs Lodge - Moab, UT, United States
  • Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel - Bryce, UT, United States
  • Majestic View Lodge - Springdale, UT, United States
  • Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas, NV, United States


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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