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Our second solo itinerary taking in the beautiful state of Utah. This fly drive takes advantage of the brand new direct flights from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City to give you the chance of seeing the best of Utah without ever leaving the ‘Beehive State’. On this 14 night fly drive you will have plenty of time to see ‘The Mighty Five’ – the five magnificent national parks of Utah: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion.

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Day 1
Arrival Salt Lake City

Depart London Heathrow – 11:30
Arrive Salt Lake City – 16:40
Journey time – 9 hours 30 minutes

Arrival in Salt Lake City, where you will pick-up your rental vehicle and travel towards Salt Lake City and your hotel. Drop your bags, freshen up, and enjoy dinner. Salt Lake City offers a wide dining choice from upscale steak restaurants, to Italian, Greek, Chinese or simple American Bistro.

Overnight – Salt Lake City


Day 2
Salt Lake City to Moab via Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
234 miles

This morning  take the opportunity to explore Salt Lake City. Founded by the Mormons in 1847, Salt Lake City today is the cultural and ecclesiastical as well as the political Capitol of Utah, and lies in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. In the heart of downtown lies Temple Square, containing several points of interest relating to the Mormon Religion and Utah’s pioneer history. The neo-gothic Salt Lake Temple, built over a 40 year period starting in 1853, is the massive and inspiring focal point of the square. Take a tour of the Tabernacle, home to the world famous Tabernacle Choir, where it is said that a pin dropped at the front can be heard all the way at the back. Free guided tours depart from in front of the Tabernacle every hour starting at 9AM. Free Parking for up to 2 Hours is available at City Creek Center (use the West Temple street entrance for closest access to Temple Square sights).

Continue to Moab, approximately 4 hours driving time. Depart for Moab via I-15 South and US-6 East toward Price/Green River.

The Town of Moab is the perfect destination to explore the surrounding sights. Downtown Moab has a great collection of restaurants, shops and galleries.  Stroll through the downtown shops for a great selection of southwestern arts and jewelry, souvenirs, t-shirts, and much more. There is a very good information center downtown which can help you plan your days exploring the area. Moab’s diverse cuisine will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet.

Overnight – Moab


Day 3
Full day seeing Arches National Park

Arches National Park lies 5 miles northwest of Moab on US-191. As you enter, you’ll receive a park map showing you all of  the stops you can make in the park to view the stunning rock formations. Arches has the world’s largest collection of sandstone arches and we suggest enjoying one of the walks or hikes to view these marvels of mother nature up close.  Details on short walks and longer hikes are also provided at the Visitors Center (Open 8am to 6pm). Allow 4 to 5 Hours to enjoy most of the major stops and short walks or a full day if you wish to make a longer hike.

Overnight – Moab


Day 4
Moab to Monument Valley via Canyonlands National Park
210 Miles

Canyonlands National Park is a 40 minute drive from Moab via US 191 North, then 22 miles South on SR 313. The Islands in the Sky District is the easiest district to visit in a short period of time. (Visitor Center open 9am to 4pm). The 34 mile scenic roundtrip offers spectacular views from a paved scenic rode.

Here you must certainly stop at the Mesa Arch short loop trail….you will not be disappointed. Once again there are many stops and the map provided at the park entrance marks them all. 3-4 hours for this visit should be allowed.

Depart Canyonlands National Park via SR 313 North and US 191 South toward Monument Valley.

Overnight – Monument Valley


Day 5
Full day seeing Monument Valley

Monument Valley, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes.  Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is located just off of US 161 (open daily from 6am to 8:30pm May-Sept). The park, made famous by western movies and John Wayne is one of the most photographed places in America. There are great views of the valley from the scenic drive along Hwy 163, but to get up close and personal you will need to visit the Monument Valley Tribal Park. You can tour parts of the park in your private car or take a Navajo lead tour to some of the more remote areas. If you decide to tour the valley on your own, please be advised that many roads are off limit to private cars and can only be toured with a Navajo guide since the Monument Valley is their traditional Tribal Park. Please respect their privacy at all times and never take a photograph without permission. If permission is granted, gratuity is expected for the photograph.

Overnight – Monument Valley


Day 6
Monument Valley to Page
130 Miles

On the way to beautiful Lake Powell we recommend a stop at the Navajo National Monument (US 160 to SR 564), which preserves three of the most-intact cliff dwellings of the Anasazi.

The sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell are magnificently framed by towering rock formations and soaring red cliffs which surround the area for as far as the eye can see. The red rock desert surrounding Page and Lake Powell is truly magnificent and a photographer’s paradise.

Page, a small town in northern Arizona sits on a hill overlooking beautiful Lake Powell offering spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding desert.  This friendly community offers visitors outstanding recreation opportunities and services. The location is ideal for exploring many of the American Southwest’s renowned national parks and monuments, and discovering the unique culture of the Navajo Nation.

Overnight – Page


Day 7
Full day seeing Lake Powell

Spend the day exploring the area around Page and Lake Powell.

With Lake Powell and the Colorado River at your doorstep you are at the heart of unparalleled beauty. With so many choices today a great place to start is the Lake Powell Museum because it’s an Arizona State Visitor Center where you can pick up brochures and have your questions answered. One of the most frequently visited areas is the Antelope Canyon whose entrance and exit are completely at ground level. These amazing canyons were formed over thousands of years by wind and water. Due to the popularity advance reservations are highly recommended. Time permitting you can also enjoy a float trip down the Colorado River through the dramatic Glen Canyon recreational area or a boat tour from the Wahweap Marina at Lake Powell – so many possibilities!

Overnight – Page


Day 8
Page to Kanab via Marble Canyon/Grand Canyon North Rim
204 Miles

Depart for the Grand Canyon North Rim via US 89Alt and AZ 67 South.

More dramatic and incredible scenery waits as you leave Page. About 40 miles outside Page at Lee’s Ferry the ancient rock walls rise to form the majestic Marble Canyon, the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Crossing over Navajo Bridge one of only seven land crossings of the Colorado River enjoy scenic views of Marble Canyon and the Colorado River. Marble Canyon is a misnomer because there is no marble there. Although Powell knew this when he named the canyon, he thought the polished limestone looked like marble. In his words, “The limestone of the canyon is often polished, and makes a beautiful marble. Sometimes the rocks are of many colors – white, gray, pink, and purple, with saffron tints”.  We recommend a stop at Cliff Dwellers Restaurant just 9 miles from Marble Canyon to enjoy a delightful lunch or light refreshment at this unexpected culinary delight.

Your destination Grand Canyon North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim inviting you to slow down, ponder and fall in love with landscape. Your first stop should be at the visitor center where you can orient yourself and enjoy one of the most spectacular views in the world. To make your visit to the north rim even more memorable consider booking a mule ride. Gentle mules and informative guides offer one or three hour rides along the rim of the canyon. Various times are available to work in conjunction with your schedule and advance reservations are recommended.

Superior package: Overnight – Grand Canyon

Moderate: This afternoon depart the Grand Canyon North Rim via AZ 67 North to Jacob Lake, then US 89Alt North to Kanab. Estimated drive time for this segment is an hour and 40 minutes.

Named for a Paiute word meaning “place of the willows,” Kanab was settled in 1864 when Fort Kanab was built on the east bank of Kanab Creek for defense against the Indians and as a base for the exploration of the area. Indian attacks forced the abandonment of the fort in 1866. In 1870, ten Mormon families moved into the fort and began to establish the present town. Today, Kanab is a scenic tourist town with a friendly western spirit where tens of thousands of tourists stop to enjoy the “Old West” quality of life each year. The history in Kanab comes alive in the architecture of the old homes and buildings of the community.

Kanab Movie History – In 1931, the Parry Brothers opened Parry Lodge in Kanab so they could feed and house as well as transport the casts and crews. Armed with hundreds of photos of the area’s scenic locations, they made several trips to Hollywood calling on studio executives and locations scouts.

Their efforts were wildly successful. Over the next 50 years, Kanab area scenery and residents were used in over 100 featured films and hundreds of television episodes. Most of those productions made Parry Lodge their home away from home.

Overnight – Kanab / Grand Canyon


Day 9
Kanab to Springdale / Zion National Park
42 Miles

Just inside the east gate of Zion, a notable park feature includes Checkerboard Mesa. The unusual crack pattern in the sandstone hills resemble a grid much like you would see on a checkerboard. The east side of the park is served by Zion–Mount Carmel Highway, which passes through the Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel and a switchback rode ending at the valley flow. From March 12 through the end of October and on weekends in November the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only. There is such a wide variety of things to do and see, but probably the single most important activity for visitors is traveling the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive  stopping at viewpoints to see many of the park’s best-known rock formations. One of the most recognizable of Zion’s highlights, the Court of the Patriarchs bear the biblical names of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Viewpoints of these three photogenic peaks are easily accessible via the Zion shuttle. Among the spectacular rock formations that you won’t want to miss is the Great White Throne, which can be seen from Zion Canyon Scenic Drive as well as from several hiking trails.

Where To Park – Parking is limited inside Zion, and parking lots at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center commonly fill by mid-morning or park in the town of Springdale and ride the free town shuttle to the park. You can park anywhere along the road in town that does not have a parking restriction. To find the shuttle stops, look for the ”Shuttle Parking” signs throughout town.

Superior package: Overnight – Zion National Park

Moderate: Located just outside the parks southern entrance, the charming town of Springdale is home to amazing and unique hotels, inns, B&B’s, restaurants, cafes, markets, galleries, tour guides, outfitters, gift shops, outdoor stores, and more.

Overnight – Springdale / Zion National Park


Day 10
Full day seeing Zion National Park

Full day sightseeing Zion National Park via free town shuttle bus.  Zion Canyon is a spectacular gorge being carved through strangely colored sandstone and shale by the Virgin River. About half a mile deep and half a mile wide at its mouth, the canyon narrows to about 300 feet at the Temple of Sinawava.

Overnight – Springdale / Zion National Park


Day 11
Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park
85 Miles

Depart for Bryce Canyon National Park via the Zion- –Mount Carmel Tunnel and Highway UT 9. At Mount Carmel Junction take US 89 North and UT 12 East.
Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are around sunup and sundown.

 Overnight – Bryce Canyon City


Day 12
Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park via Kodachrome Basin State Park and Grand Staircase National Monument
112 miles

Depart for Capitol Reef National Park via UT 12 East toward Tropic/Cannonville.

Kodachrome Basin State Park contains 67 monolithic stone spires, called sedimentary pipes, accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers that reveal 180 million years of geologic time.  The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film, in 1948.

Continue on US 12 North toward Escalante.

Depending on where you stand, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument has been quietly doing its thing for between 275 million and 50 million years. But it’s relatively new to us humans: It was the last part of the lower 48 United States to get cartographed, and once people started poking around they realized they were dealing with an un-spent wealth of ancient and modern science and culture. President Bill Clinton set it aside as a national monument in 1996 because its untrammeled significance distinguishes it for researchers and explorers alike. Due to its relatively undeveloped and access only via unpaved roads to many of the major sights, we recommend that you enjoy the vistas afforded you along US 12.

Capitol Reef National Park is in Utah’s south-central desert. It surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of golden sandstone, canyons and striking rock formations. Among the park’s sights are the Chimney Rock pillar, the Hickman Bridge Arch, and Capitol Reef, known for its white sandstone domes. In the north are the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley. The visitor center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours spring through the fall.

Overnight – Torrey


Day 13
Torrey / Capitol Reef National Park to Park City
214 Miles

Depart for Park City UT via UT 24 West and I-15 North to US 189 North.

When three off duty soldiers discovered silver in the mountains above Park City in the 1870’s, they started a rush that produced millions of dollars’ worth of silver from mines surrounding the area. Today Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the silver mining era.

Park City’s Main Street Old Town area has a great collection of restaurants, shops and galleries. And if you’re in the mood for a brand-name bargain, stop by Park City’s popular Tanger Outlet Center.

Overnight – Park City


Day 14
Full day seeing Park City

An interactive pictorial of Park City’s colorful mining history is on display at the newly renovated Park City Museum, located at 528 Main Street, in the heart of Park City’s historic Old Town district.

During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park (3419 Olympic Parkway) hosted bobsled, skeleton, luge, and Nordic ski jumping events. Home to six Nordic Ski Jumps, 1,335-meter sliding track with five start areas, freestyle aerials winter training and competition hill, and newly renovated Big Air pool, the Utah Olympic Park serves as a training center for Olympic and development level athletes and is a popular destination for visitors.

The Park features the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, which houses both the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. Parking and admission to the museums and venue is free. There are also nature trails throughout the venue, so feel free to wander and explore.

Overnight – Park City


Day 15
Depart Salt Lake City

Return to Salt Lake City International Airport for your flight home.

Depart Salt Lake City – 20:10
Arrive London Heathrow – 13:00 (Next Day)
Journey Time – 9 hours 50 minutes

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1 Salt Lake City Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Little America Hotel Salt Lake City (Garden Room)
2 Moab River Canyon Lodge Red Cliffs Lodge (Cabin River Queen)
2 Monument Valley Goulding’s Monument Valley Trading Post & Lodge Goulding’s Monument Valley Trading Post & Lodge
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1 Kanab / Grand Canyon Parry Lodge Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim
2 Springdale / Zion National Park Majestic View Lodge Zion National Park Lodge
1 Bryce Canyon Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn The Lodge at Bryce Canyon (Motel Room)
1 Torrey Capitol Reef Resort Capitol Reef Resort
2 Park City Best Western Plus Landmark Inn (Standard Room) Park City Peaks Hotel

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Ultimate Utah

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With Five National Parks and Monument Valley, Utah is America’s national parks capital. Come find out why Utah vacations keep people coming back year after year.

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You will marvel at the contrast between the stunning mountain scenery found in the Colorado towns of Estes Park and Aspen to the red rock canyons of Moab or Bryce and Zion National Parks and of course the majestic Grand Canyon.

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An itinerary for the outdoor person, we have included multiple 2 night stops along the way so that you will have time to really experience & enjoy many of the “must do’s & must see’s” that this amazing area has to offer.

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Our second solo itinerary taking in the beautiful state of Utah. This fly drive takes advantage of the brand new direct flights from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City to give you the chance of seeing the best of Utah without ever leaving the ‘Beehive State’. On this 14 night fly drive you will have plenty of time to see ‘The Mighty Five’ – the five magnificent national parks of Utah: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion.

Day 1
Arrival Salt Lake City

Depart London Heathrow – 11:30
Arrive Salt Lake City – 16:40
Journey time – 9 hours 30 minutes

Arrival in Salt Lake City, where you will pick-up your rental vehicle and travel towards Salt Lake City and your hotel. Drop your bags, freshen up, and enjoy dinner. Salt Lake City offers a wide dining choice from upscale steak restaurants, to Italian, Greek, Chinese or simple American Bistro.

Overnight – Salt Lake City


Day 2
Salt Lake City to Moab via Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
234 miles

This morning  take the opportunity to explore Salt Lake City. Founded by the Mormons in 1847, Salt Lake City today is the cultural and ecclesiastical as well as the political Capitol of Utah, and lies in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. In the heart of downtown lies Temple Square, containing several points of interest relating to the Mormon Religion and Utah’s pioneer history. The neo-gothic Salt Lake Temple, built over a 40 year period starting in 1853, is the massive and inspiring focal point of the square. Take a tour of the Tabernacle, home to the world famous Tabernacle Choir, where it is said that a pin dropped at the front can be heard all the way at the back. Free guided tours depart from in front of the Tabernacle every hour starting at 9AM. Free Parking for up to 2 Hours is available at City Creek Center (use the West Temple street entrance for closest access to Temple Square sights).

Continue to Moab, approximately 4 hours driving time. Depart for Moab via I-15 South and US-6 East toward Price/Green River.

The Town of Moab is the perfect destination to explore the surrounding sights. Downtown Moab has a great collection of restaurants, shops and galleries.  Stroll through the downtown shops for a great selection of southwestern arts and jewelry, souvenirs, t-shirts, and much more. There is a very good information center downtown which can help you plan your days exploring the area. Moab’s diverse cuisine will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet.

Overnight – Moab


Day 3
Full day seeing Arches National Park

Arches National Park lies 5 miles northwest of Moab on US-191. As you enter, you’ll receive a park map showing you all of  the stops you can make in the park to view the stunning rock formations. Arches has the world’s largest collection of sandstone arches and we suggest enjoying one of the walks or hikes to view these marvels of mother nature up close.  Details on short walks and longer hikes are also provided at the Visitors Center (Open 8am to 6pm). Allow 4 to 5 Hours to enjoy most of the major stops and short walks or a full day if you wish to make a longer hike.

Overnight – Moab


Day 4
Moab to Monument Valley via Canyonlands National Park
210 Miles

Canyonlands National Park is a 40 minute drive from Moab via US 191 North, then 22 miles South on SR 313. The Islands in the Sky District is the easiest district to visit in a short period of time. (Visitor Center open 9am to 4pm). The 34 scenic roundtrip offers spectacular views from a paved scenic rode.

Here you must certainly stop at the Mesa Arch short loop trail….you will not be disappointed. Once again there are many stops and the map provided at the park entrance marks them all. 3-4 hours for this visit should be allowed.

Depart Canyonlands National Park via SR 313 North and US 191 South toward Monument Valley.

Overnight – Monument Valley


Day 5
Full day seeing Monument Valley

Monument Valley, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes.  Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is located just off of US 161 (open daily from 6am to 8:30pm May-Sept). The park, made famous by western movies and John Wayne is one of the most photographed places in America. There are great views of the valley from the scenic drive along Hwy 163, but to get up close and personal you will need to visit the Monument Valley Tribal Park. You can tour parts of the park in your private car or take a Navajo lead tour to some of the more remote areas. If you decide to tour the valley on your own, please be advised that many roads are off limit to private cars and can only be toured with a Navajo guide since the Monument Valley is their traditional Tribal Park. Please respect their privacy at all times and never take a photograph without permission. If permission is granted, gratuity is expected for the photograph.

Overnight – Monument Valley


Day 6
Monument Valley to Page
130 Miles

On the way to beautiful Lake Powell we recommend a stop at the Navajo National Monument (US 160 to SR 564), which preserves three of the most-intact cliff dwellings of the Anasazi.

The sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell are magnificently framed by towering rock formations and soaring red cliffs which surround the area for as far as the eye can see. The red rock desert surrounding Page and Lake Powell is truly magnificent and a photographer’s paradise.

Page, a small town in northern Arizona sits on a hill overlooking beautiful Lake Powell offering spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding desert.  This friendly community offers visitors outstanding recreation opportunities and services. The location is ideal for exploring many of the American Southwest’s renowned national parks and monuments, and discovering the unique culture of the Navajo Nation.

Overnight – Page


Day 7
Full day seeing Lake Powell

Spend the day exploring the area around Page and Lake Powell.

With Lake Powell and the Colorado River at your doorstep you are at the heart of unparalleled beauty. With so many choices today a great place to start is the Lake Powell Museum because it’s an Arizona State Visitor Center where you can pick up brochures and have your questions answered. One of the most frequently visited areas is the Antelope Canyon whose entrance and exit are completely at ground level. These amazing canyons were formed over thousands of years by wind and water. Due to the popularity advance reservations are highly recommended. Time permitting you can also enjoy a float trip down the Colorado River through the dramatic Glen Canyon recreational area or a boat tour from the Wahweap Marina at Lake Powell – so many possibilities!

Overnight – Page


Day 8
Page to Kanab via Marble Canyon/Grand Canyon North Rim
204 Miles

Depart for the Grand Canyon North Rim via US 89Alt and AZ 67 South.

More dramatic and incredible scenery waits as you leave Page. About 40 miles outside Page at Lee’s Ferry the ancient rock walls rise to form the majestic Marble Canyon, the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Crossing over Navajo Bridge one of only seven land crossings of the Colorado River enjoy scenic views of Marble Canyon and the Colorado River. Marble Canyon is a misnomer because there is no marble there. Although Powell knew this when he named the canyon, he thought the polished limestone looked like marble. In his words, “The limestone of the canyon is often polished, and makes a beautiful marble. Sometimes the rocks are of many colors – white, gray, pink, and purple, with saffron tints”.  We recommend a stop at Cliff Dwellers Restaurant just 9 miles from Marble Canyon to enjoy a delightful lunch or light refreshment at this unexpected culinary delight.

Your destination Grand Canyon North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim inviting you to slow down, ponder and fall in love with landscape. Your first stop should be at the visitor center where you can orient yourself and enjoy one of the most spectacular views in the world. To make your visit to the north rim even more memorable consider booking a mule ride. Gentle mules and informative guides offer one or three hour rides along the rim of the canyon. Various times are available to work in conjunction with your schedule and advance reservations are recommended.

Superior package: Overnight – Grand Canyon

Moderate: This afternoon depart the Grand Canyon North Rim via AZ 67 North to Jacob Lake, then US 89Alt North to Kanab. Estimated drive time for this segment is an hour and 40 minutes.

Named for a Paiute word meaning “place of the willows,” Kanab was settled in 1864 when Fort Kanab was built on the east bank of Kanab Creek for defense against the Indians and as a base for the exploration of the area. Indian attacks forced the abandonment of the fort in 1866. In 1870, ten Mormon families moved into the fort and began to establish the present town. Today, Kanab is a scenic tourist town with a friendly western spirit where tens of thousands of tourists stop to enjoy the “Old West” quality of life each year. The history in Kanab comes alive in the architecture of the old homes and buildings of the community.

Kanab Movie History – In 1931, the Parry Brothers opened Parry Lodge in Kanab so they could feed and house as well as transport the casts and crews. Armed with hundreds of photos of the area’s scenic locations, they made several trips to Hollywood calling on studio executives and locations scouts.

Their efforts were wildly successful. Over the next 50 years, Kanab area scenery and residents were used in over 100 featured films and hundreds of television episodes. Most of those productions made Parry Lodge their home away from home.

Overnight – Kanab / Grand Canyon


Day 9
Kanab to Springdale / Zion National Park
42 Miles

Just inside the east gate of Zion, a notable park feature includes Checkerboard Mesa. The unusual crack pattern in the sandstone hills resemble a grid much like you would see on a checkerboard. The east side of the park is served by Zion–Mount Carmel Highway, which passes through the Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel and a switchback rode ending at the valley flow. From March 12 through the end of October and on weekends in November the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only. There is such a wide variety of things to do and see, but probably the single most important activity for visitors is traveling the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive  stopping at viewpoints to see many of the park’s best-known rock formations. One of the most recognizable of Zion’s highlights, the Court of the Patriarchs bear the biblical names of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Viewpoints of these three photogenic peaks are easily accessible via the Zion shuttle. Among the spectacular rock formations that you won’t want to miss is the Great White Throne, which can be seen from Zion Canyon Scenic Drive as well as from several hiking trails.

Where To Park – Parking is limited inside Zion, and parking lots at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center commonly fill by mid-morning or park in the town of Springdale and ride the free town shuttle to the park. You can park anywhere along the road in town that does not have a parking restriction. To find the shuttle stops, look for the ”Shuttle Parking” signs throughout town.

Superior package: Overnight – Zion National Park

Moderate: Located just outside the parks southern entrance, the charming town of Springdale is home to amazing and unique hotels, inns, B&B’s, restaurants, cafes, markets, galleries, tour guides, outfitters, gift shops, outdoor stores, and more.

Overnight – Springdale / Zion National Park


Day 10
Full day seeing Zion National Park

Full day sightseeing Zion National Park via free town shuttle bus.  Zion Canyon is a spectacular gorge being carved through strangely colored sandstone and shale by the Virgin River. About half a mile deep and half a mile wide at its mouth, the canyon narrows to about 300 feet at the Temple of Sinawava.

Overnight – Springdale / Zion National Park


Day 11
Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park
85 Miles

Depart for Bryce Canyon National Park via the Zion- –Mount Carmel Tunnel and Highway UT 9. At Mount Carmel Junction take US 89 North and UT 12 East.
Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are around sunup and sundown.

 Overnight – Bryce Canyon City


Day 12
Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park via Kodachrome Basin State Park and Grand Staircase National Monument
112 miles

Depart for Capitol Reef National Park via UT 12 East toward Tropic/Cannonville.

Kodachrome Basin State Park contains 67 monolithic stone spires, called sedimentary pipes, accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers that reveal 180 million years of geologic time.  The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film, in 1948.

Continue on US 12 North toward Escalante.

Depending on where you stand, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument has been quietly doing its thing for between 275 million and 50 million years. But it’s relatively new to us humans: It was the last part of the lower 48 United States to get cartographed, and once people started poking around they realized they were dealing with an un-spent wealth of ancient and modern science and culture. President Bill Clinton set it aside as a national monument in 1996 because its untrammeled significance distinguishes it for researchers and explorers alike. Due to its relatively undeveloped and access only via unpaved roads to many of the major sights, we recommend that you enjoy the vistas afforded you along US 12.

Capitol Reef National Park is in Utah’s south-central desert. It surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of golden sandstone, canyons and striking rock formations. Among the park’s sights are the Chimney Rock pillar, the Hickman Bridge Arch, and Capitol Reef, known for its white sandstone domes. In the north are the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley. The visitor center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours spring through the fall.

Overnight – Torrey


Day 13
Torrey / Capitol Reef National Park to Park City
214 Miles

Depart for Park City UT via UT 24 West and I-15 North to US 189 North.

When three off duty soldiers discovered silver in the mountains above Park City in the 1870’s, they started a rush that produced millions of dollars’ worth of silver from mines surrounding the area. Today Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the silver mining era.

Park City’s Main Street Old Town area has a great collection of restaurants, shops and galleries. And if you’re in the mood for a brand-name bargain, stop by Park City’s popular Tanger Outlet Center.

Overnight – Park City


Day 14
Full day seeing Park City

An interactive pictorial of Park City’s colorful mining history is on display at the newly renovated Park City Museum, located at 528 Main Street, in the heart of Park City’s historic Old Town district.

During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park (3419 Olympic Parkway) hosted bobsled, skeleton, luge, and Nordic ski jumping events. Home to six Nordic Ski Jumps, 1,335-meter sliding track with five start areas, freestyle aerials winter training and competition hill, and newly renovated Big Air pool, the Utah Olympic Park serves as a training center for Olympic and development level athletes and is a popular destination for visitors.

The Park features the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, which houses both the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. Parking and admission to the museums and venue is free. There are also nature trails throughout the venue, so feel free to wander and explore.

Overnight – Park City


Day 15
Depart Salt Lake City

Return to Salt Lake City International Airport for your flight home.

Depart Salt Lake City – 20:10
Arrive London Heathrow – 13:00 (Next Day)
Journey Time – 9 hours 50 minutes

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled non-stop flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 14 nights as mentioned or similar
  • Compact car rental based on Alamo ‘Gold Rate’ – 14 day rental.
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers.

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

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We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Ultimate Utah

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Canyonlands

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You will marvel at the contrast between the stunning mountain scenery found in the Colorado towns of Estes Park and Aspen to the red rock canyons of Moab or Bryce and Zion National Parks and of course the majestic Grand Canyon.

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An itinerary for the outdoor person, we have included multiple 2 night stops along the way so that you will have time to really experience & enjoy many of the “must do’s & must see’s” that this amazing area has to offer.

Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

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