Grand Canyon, Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks** - 2-4 Experience
Enjoy your leisure walk along the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Be inspired by the majestic canyon walls, descending to the Colorado River one mile below. Grand Canyon is 277 miles in length, and up to 18 miles in width. The North Rim averages 8000 feet above sea level, 1000 feet higher than the South Rim.
Grand Canyon was protected as a Forest Reserve in 1893, and then elevated to Grand Canyon National Park in 1919. The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site.
Zion National Park offers you a diversity of wildlife and recreational opportunities. Experience the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin Desert, and the Colorado Plateau where they converge within the park.
Photograph cliffs and temples of Zion National Park, believed to be among the tallest sandstone formations in North America. The petrified rocks of the Navajo Sandstone Formation are remnants of an ancient desert formed during the Jurassic Period.
Walk along the bank of the Virgin River protected by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Photograph colorful pink, red and orange hoodoos carved from the limestone Claron Formation at Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon rim separates two major rain drainage’s; the Colorado River system to the East and South, and the Great Basin to the West.
Enjoy the vista of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument as you walk the rim trail to Sunset Point.
**The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is closed Oct 15-May 15.
- Historic Grand Canyon Lodge
- Cape Royal Scenic Drive
- Rainbow Point
- Natural Bridge
- Bryce Point
- Checkerboard Mesa
- Great Arch of Zion
- Temple of Sinawava
- Virgin River Walk
Arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada from your gateway city. While spending a few days adjusting to time zone changes, enjoy premiere shows and fine dining in the entertainment capitol of the world. Experience the lights of Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street.
Day 1. Depart Las Vegas for Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim)
Day 2. View the morning sunrise along the rim, and enjoy the vista along the Point Imperial to Cape Royal scenic drive before departing the Grand Canyon.
Day 3. Arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park and enjoy the scenic vistas from Rainbow Point, Ponderosa Point, Natural Bridge and Farview. Enjoy a morning walk along the rim between Inspiration Point and Sunset Point. Photograph colorful hoodoos sculptured from the eroding limestone Claron Formation.
Day 4. Arrive Zion National Park and drive the scenic route to Checkerboard Mesa, the Zion Tunnel, and the Great Arch of Zion. Enjoy a leisure walk along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the Narrows. You’ll have time to explore the waterfall at Weeping Rock, Court of the Patriarchs, the West Temple, and the Human History Museum. The sandstone cliffs are considered to have been among the tallest sandstone formations in North America. Return to Las Vegas.
**Grand Canyon National Park North Rim is closed October 15–May 15.
Additional Options – Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park.
Additional Options – Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City, Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Grand Canyon National Park, Red Canyon, Saint George, Zion National Park.