Grand Circle Itinerary – Phoenix to Las Vegas 8 Day

Day One: Depart Phoenix/Scottsdale and tour through the Sonoran Desert to Montezuma Castle National Monument.  Walking tour of Monument, then to Sedona red rock country. 

Enjoy a Pink Jeep Tour into the Red Rock backcountry.  Continuing the adventure up scenic Oak Creek Canyon to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy an orientation at the Canyon rim then a stop at the Canyon View Information Plaza.  Check into a Grand Canyon hotel

Day Two: A 23-mile rim tour this morning with stops to learn about the Canyon.  Next a stop will be made on the Navajo Reservation at historic Cameron Trading Post. Then travel to Monument Valley. Late afternoon Navajo guided jeep tour into Monument Valley.  Overnight Kayenta, AZ

Day Three: Tour to Four Corners Monument.  Then day touring Mesa Verde National Monument.  Overnight at Durango, Colorado.

Day Four: Board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and travel back in history.  Travel the Narrow Gauge thru Animas River Canyon to Silverton.  Next tour the “Million Dollar” highway to Ouray, Colorado. Overnight Ouray, Colorado

Day Five: Tour through the San Juan and Manti La Sal Mountains to Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.  Overnight in Moab, Utah

Day Six: Tour Arches National Park then to Capitol Reef National Park. Overnight in Torrey, Utah

Day Seven: Tour over Boulder Mountain in Dixie National Forest to Escalante, Utah.  Tour through the new Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  Then to Bryce National Park with a guided tour to Inspriation and Bryce Points.  Overnight at one of the Bryce Canyon hotels.

Day Eight: Tour from Bryce National Park to Zion National Park. Day in Zion. Late afternoon tour to Las Vegas. Overnight Las Vegas.

This itinerary may be reversed with Day One beginning in Las Vegas and Day Eight ending in Phoenix.

Additions of hiking, mountain biking, jeeping, scenic helicopter flights, horseback riding, river rafting (both smooth and white water), Native American experiences may be added to some of the days to make the itinerary more adventurous.  Only your imagination will be your limitation.

Itinerary developed by:

Open Road Tours

522 East Dunlap

Phoenix, AZ 85020

http://www.openroadtours.com