Welcome to Bryce Canyon National Park


The high altitude of Bryce, which hugs the eastern edge of an 18-mile plateau, sets it apart from southern Utah's other national parks. Repeated freezes and thaws have eroded the small park's soft sandstone and limestone into a landscape that's utterly unique: sandcastle-like pinnacles known as hoodoos, jutted fins, and huge amphitheaters filled with thousands of pastel daggers.

Dotted along the scenic drive that hugs the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau is a series of dramatic viewpoints from which to marvel at the powerful forces that forged this remarkable moonscape, while a series of trails descend through 1000ft amphitheaters into a maze of fragrant juniper and high-mountain desert.


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Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon 3-Day Tour from Las Vegas

Join this tour and travel by coach bus or minivan from Las Vegas through the desert landscapes of the Western United States. See the Grand Canyon in Arizona and be inspired by its magnificent size and stunning beauty, and shop for authentic Native American keepsakes or gifts. Take a cruise around Lake Powell and enjoy views of the unique coves and rock formations surrounding the body of water. Cross the border to Utah to discover Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park and admire the beauty of each of the preserved lands.See the Itinerary section below for a more complete and detailed schedule.

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Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley from Las Vegas

Escape the bright lights of Las Vegas for some quality time in the American Southwest on this 7-day adventure to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon National Park and Monument Valley. Meals and accommodations are included. During the tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hiking, which is very popular inside all five national parks. Spend your first few days at Zion and Bryce Canyon parks, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, where you’ll have your choice of hiking trails, from strenuous to easy. When you’re in Monument Valley, enjoy a Jeep tour led by a local Navajo guide to explore this incredible landscape of rock formations, which you may recognize from countless movies that have been filmed there, like John Wayne’s Stagecoach. Your last stop is the Grand Canyon, where you can hike along the South Rim and go an optional helicopter ride over the canyon (own expense). All entrance fees to the national parks are included as are meals per itinerary. Camping Accommodations: Your camping accommodation is a two-person tent, which is shared by same-sex travelers. If you are traveling as a couple or as a group of four or more, please advise this at the time of booking in the Special Requirements box so accommodations can be made to keep your party together. Meals include six breakfasts, seven boxed lunches and six dinners. Please remember your sleeping bag! You will be required to pay a USD $70 supplement charge, payable on the first day of the tour, to cover your meals per itinerary Lodging Accommodations:Lodging accommodation is a 2-person room shared by same-sex travelers or on a couple basis. If your party is 3 or 5 guests, you will be in 1 or 2 triples rooms with two queen beds in each. All lodging accommodations are of 3 star quality or higher and subject to availability. Meals include six boxed lunches. Other meals will be at local restaurants. You will be required to pay a USD $45 supplement charge, payable on the first day of the tour, to cover your meals per itinerary See the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

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Utah Mighty 5

Day 1: Salt Lake City to Arches National Park (Overnight Moab, UT) Pick up at Salt lake City or Las Vegas NV travel to moab to start the trip haveing dinner that night and preparing for the great adventrue.  Day 2: Arches National Park & Surrounding Areas (Overnight Moab, UT) Wak up eat breakfast and travel to the first of the National parks Day 3: Canyonlands National Park & Capitol Reef NationalPark (Overnight Torrey, UT)  This day we start over again with some great national parks. The travel to Bryce canyon stay ing the night in Bryce Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase, NM, & Bryce Canyon National Park (Overnight Bryce City, UT)  Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park (Overnight Springdale, UT) Day 6: Zion National Park to Salt Lake City (Depart)

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The Coyote - A Southwest Mighty Five 8-Day Adventure With Your DOG!!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NevadaTravel past Hoover Dam before reaching Arizona.Stop At: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaThis 1.2 million acre national park hosts a vast variety of wildlife and scenic wonders. Learn about the geology and history of the canyon while taking in its breathtaking beauty at all the best view points along the South Rim including Grand Canyon Village. The Colorado River is the main contributor in the creation of the vast canyon and can still be seen carving its way through the rock roughly a mile below. After time to visit many of the scenic points, check into the hotel just outside the park with the evening free on own.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Lake Powell, Page, ArizonaArrive at Antelope Point Marina for an included lunch. After lunch, enjoy a wonderfully scenic short hike to Horseshoe Bend. This 1.5 mile round trip hike provides one of the most iconic views of the Colorado River as it winds through spectacular red rock canyons 1,000 feet below. Then stop at Glen Canyon Dam for a view of the lake and dam. (Pets are not allowed inside the visitors center, but outside is OK.) The evening is free to enjoy the view, wander along the beach and have dinner with new friends.The next day, you and your companions are in for a real treat as you get out on the water for a Private Power Boat Tour on Lake Powell. The contrast of the red rock walls and emerald blue waters are a stunning sight as you glide through the canyons. Your captain will take you to view beautiful Antelope Canyon and other sights along the way, then take you to a nice sandy beach where you can get off the boat, have some fun play time in and out of the water and enjoy a picnic lunch. This is what Lake Powell is all about!Duration: 1 dayStop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley, UtahImmerse in the rich cultural heritage of the “Dineh” people. Their arts, music and livelihood are all closely tied to the dramatic desert landscape that is their home. Arrive at historic Goulding’s Lodge where you will meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley, location of scores of famous western films, television programs and commercials. As we travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole, we will also learn more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. Then experience an evening of Navajo culture, food and entertainment at a Navajo Cookout.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Arches National Park, Moab, UtahSightseeing the highest concentration of natural arches in the world with over 2,000 named arches within its 73,000-acre boundary. Visit all the park highlights including Park Avenue, Balance Rock, The Windows and Delicate Arch. (At Arches National Park, feel free to walk your pet on park roads for public vehicular use, established picnic areas, Devils Garden Campground or in parking lots, as long as you remember that they must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on any hiking trails, nor in the visitor center.)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, Moab, UtahTake a Jet Boat Ride on the mighty Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons. As the sun dips in the west, the canyon colors come to life while you learn about the river’s ecosystem, geology and history. After a thrilling ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner served on the banks of the Colorado River.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Negro Bill Canyon Trail, Moab, Utah(Now Grandstaff Canyon) Go for an optional hike with your canine companion. This is one of the best trails to take your dog on. It’s an easy going trip that follows along a scenic canyon with a shallow river running through it. The Morning Glory Natural Bridge is at the end of the second canyon, and is the sixth-longest natural rock span in the United States. It also has impressive rock formations to look at along the way. Make sure you’re okay with getting your feet wet on this hike, as you and your dog might have to cross the river at multiple points.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UtahHave a wonderful picnic lunch under towering cottonwood trees.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, UtahGo for sightseeing and optional hiking along the Rim Trail. The hues and intricate shapes of Bryce Canyon carry even the most mature adult away into a fairyland fantasy. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce that translates into, “red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon.” Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the canyon was named, described it as “a hell of a place to lose a cow.”Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UtahAn early Mormon settler described the park’s massive formations as “temples built by hands, not of man.” The Paiutes believed mischievous spirits lived among the 2,000-foot high towers and would not enter the canyon alone or remain there after dark. (Pets must be under physical control on a leash less than six feet long at all times. Properly restrained pets are allowed along public roads and parking areas, in the developed campgrounds and picnic areas, and on the grounds of the Zion Lodge.) There will be time for lunch on your own at Zion Lodge. Then you can enjoy a walk along the Pa’rus Trail, a dog friendly paved trail that follows the Virgin River through the canyon from Canyon Junction to the Visitor’s Center. A wonderful 3.5 mile walk round trip.Duration: 8 hours

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Peaceful Paws - A Southwest Canine-Human Spiritual Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NevadaTravel past Hoover Dam before reaching Arizona.Stop At: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaThis 1.2 million acre national park hosts a vast variety of wildlife and scenic wonders. Learn about the geology and history of the canyon while taking in its breathtaking beauty at all the best view points along the South Rim including Grand Canyon Village. The Colorado River is the main contributor in the creation of the vast canyon and can still be seen carving its way through the rock roughly a mile below. After time to visit many of the scenic points, check into the hotel just outside the park with the evening free on own.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Lake Powell, Page, ArizonaArrive at Antelope Point Marina for an included lunch. After lunch, enjoy a wonderfully scenic short hike to Horseshoe Bend. This 1.5 mile round trip hike provides one of the most iconic views of the Colorado River as it winds through spectacular red rock canyons 1,000 feet below. Then stop at Glen Canyon Dam for a view of the lake and dam. (Pets are not allowed inside the visitors center, but outside is OK.) The evening is free to enjoy the view, wander along the beach and have dinner with new friends.The next day, you and your companions are in for a real treat as you get out on the water for a Private Power Boat Tour on Lake Powell. The contrast of the red rock walls and emerald blue waters are a stunning sight as you glide through the canyons. Your captain will take you to view beautiful Antelope Canyon and other sights along the way, then take you to a nice sandy beach where you can get off the boat, have some fun play time in and out of the water and enjoy a picnic lunch. This is what Lake Powell is all about!Duration: 1 dayStop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley, UtahImmerse in the rich cultural heritage of the “Dineh” people. Their arts, music and livelihood are all closely tied to the dramatic desert landscape that is their home. Arrive at historic Goulding’s Lodge where you will meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley, location of scores of famous western films, television programs and commercials. As we travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole, we will also learn more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. Then experience an evening of Navajo culture, food and entertainment at a Navajo Cookout.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Arches National Park, Moab, UtahSightseeing the highest concentration of natural arches in the world with over 2,000 named arches within its 73,000-acre boundary. Visit all the park highlights including Park Avenue, Balance Rock, The Windows and Delicate Arch. (At Arches National Park, feel free to walk your pet on park roads for public vehicular use, established picnic areas, Devils Garden Campground or in parking lots, as long as you remember that they must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on any hiking trails, nor in the visitor center.)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, Moab, UtahTake a Jet Boat Ride on the mighty Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons. As the sun dips in the west, the canyon colors come to life while you learn about the river’s ecosystem, geology and history. After a thrilling ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner served on the banks of the Colorado River.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Negro Bill Canyon Trail, Moab, Utah(Now Grandstaff Canyon) Go for an optional hike with your canine companion. This is one of the best trails to take your dog on. It’s an easy going trip that follows along a scenic canyon with a shallow river running through it. The Morning Glory Natural Bridge is at the end of the second canyon, and is the sixth-longest natural rock span in the United States. It also has impressive rock formations to look at along the way. Make sure you’re okay with getting your feet wet on this hike, as you and your dog might have to cross the river at multiple points.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UtahHave a wonderful picnic lunch under towering cottonwood trees.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, UtahGo for sightseeing and optional hiking along the Rim Trail. The hues and intricate shapes of Bryce Canyon carry even the most mature adult away into a fairyland fantasy. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce that translates into, “red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon.” Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the canyon was named, described it as “a hell of a place to lose a cow.”Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UtahAn early Mormon settler described the park’s massive formations as “temples built by hands, not of man.” The Paiutes believed mischievous spirits lived among the 2,000-foot high towers and would not enter the canyon alone or remain there after dark. (Pets must be under physical control on a leash less than six feet long at all times. Properly restrained pets are allowed along public roads and parking areas, in the developed campgrounds and picnic areas, and on the grounds of the Zion Lodge.) There will be time for lunch on your own at Zion Lodge. Then you can enjoy a walk along the Pa’rus Trail, a dog friendly paved trail that follows the Virgin River through the canyon from Canyon Junction to the Visitor’s Center. A wonderful 3.5 mile walk round trip.Duration: 8 hours

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Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Bryce, Antelope & Grand Teton Tour from Los Angeles

ItineraryDay 1: Los Angeles - Las Vegas - St. GeorgeStop At: Casino at Circus Circus, Las Vegas, NevadaDeparting from Los Angeles this morning and pass through the Mojave Desert, and enjoy the barren landscape decorated by Joshua trees.we will arrive in Las Vegas at noon.After Las Vegas, we will continue our journey to St. George Utah and stay overnight.NOTE: For guests who join the tour from Las Vegas, please meet your tour guide by the second-floor Starbucks in Skyrise Tower of Circus Circus Casino Las Vegas before 3:00pm.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at St. George Hotel, Red Lion Hotel, or similar.Day 2: Antelope Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Salt Lake CityStop At: Antelope Canyon, Page, ArizonaThis morning we will drive to Antelope Canyon, passing by Glen Canyon, which holds back Lake Powell.Next we head to Bryce Canyon National Park to discover the spectacular view of the reddish-orange colored sandstone formations, called hoodoos.We will stay overnight at Provo. Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Provo. Hotel Baymont Inn, OR Similar.Day 3: Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - Yellowstone National ParkStop At: Grand Teton National Park, WyomingLeaving Salt Lake City this morning, we will travel to Jackson Wyoming, a famous cowboy town as well as a world's renowned vacation destination. Be sure to visit the Elk Antler Arches Square located in the center of Jackson! Next, we will travel along the Snake River and arrive at Grand Teton National Park, where we see this natural wonder's amazing view.We will then arrive in Yellowstone in the afternoon. Here you can find everything you expect to see in a national park! Snow covered mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, canyons, meadows, herds of buffalos, elks… and the most amazing geothermal features in the world! Geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots are the wonders that make Yellowstone truly unique. Sightsee Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful Geyser, West Thumb, and wildlife up close...We will spend the night in West Yellowstone.NOTE: Before South Entrance of Yellowstone opens on May 10th, Grand Teton and Jackson will NOT be included in the tour. As to tours departing before May 7th, additional sightseeing stops in Yellowstone will be made to replace Grand Teton and Jackson and the mandatory fee will be reduced by $5 per person.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in West Yellowstone. Dude & Roundup, Yellowstone Country Inn, White Buffalo West Yellowstone, OR Similar.Day 4: Yellowstone National Park - Via. Rocky MountainsStop At: Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WyomingToday we will continue to explore the beauty of Yellowstone National Park this morning! Fountain Paint Pot, Norris Geyser Basin, Hayden Valley, Fishing Bridge… wonders come one after another!In the afternoon, we will cross the Great Backbone of North America – The Rocky Mountains and enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way!We will stay overnight in Sheridan Wyoming.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Sheridan, WY. Holiday Inn Sheridan , OR SimilarDay 5: Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper WYStop At: Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower, WyomingIn the morning, we will drive to America's first National Monument, Devils Tower.Our next stop is the most famous icon of America – Mt. Rushmore National Memorial!Then, we will arrive at Crazy Horse Indian Memorial and sightsee world's largest mountain carving – Crazy Horse!We will stay overnight in Casper.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Casper, WY. Ramada Casper , OR SimilarDay 6: Independent Rock - Via.Utah State Capitol & Temple Square - Salt Lake CityStop At: Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UtahToday we will drive to Independent Rock State Historic Site this morning,We will head towards Salt Lake City afterwards and visit the Capitol Hill, the most expensive and magnificent State House in America, the Utah State Capitol!Temple Square is our next stop! Follow Mormon Missionary sisters' lead and see the virtue kingdom for LDS church, the Temple Square, and learn the history and teachings of the LDS Church.We will stay overnight in Salt Lake City.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Salt Lake City. La Quinta Midvale , OR SimilarDay 7: Salt Lake City - Las VegasStop At: Las Vegas Downtown, Las Vegas, NevadaWe will drive to Great Salt Lake this morning.After lunch, we will head to Las Vegas - "the entertainment capital of the world". Upon arrival in Las Vegas in the evening, You may have some free time tonight, or go with our experienced tour guides to see the best of Las Vegas when night falls. Music fountain at Bellagio, Volcanic Eruption at Mirage, Grand Canal in Venetian, Neon Lights Sky at Fremont Street Downtown Las Vegas…We will stay overnight in Las Vegas.NOTES: Due to exhibition in Las Vegas and holidays, you will be additionally charged for each room when checking in Las Vegas hotels on 12/30/18, 12/31/18, 01/07/19-01/11/19, 5/25, 7/20, 7/27, 8/31, 9/13, 9/14, 11/8, 2/16, 5/18, 11/7, 12/30 and 12/31. The additional charge has been adjusted on these dates.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Las Vegas. Park MGM Las Vegas , OR Similar.Day 8: Las Vegas - Via.Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Gardens - Tanger Outlet - Los AngelesStop At: Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden, Henderson, NevadaToday, we will drive to Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens this morning.Then we will drive to Tanger Outlets in Barstow to enjoy some discounted shopping. Our wonderful trip ends in the evening when we return to Los Angeles in the evening.*Approximate arrival time to Los Angeles will be between 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm based on weather & traffic conditions.Drop-off Info1. Los Angeles Airport Drop-Off: schedule your Domestic Flights after 9:30pm & International Fights after 10:30pm.2. Ending tour in Las Vegas, please schedule your flights departing from Las Vegas after 2:00 pm (airport drop-off service is not included).* Guests who wish to end tour in Las Vegas please advise at the time of booking in the additional comments section.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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