Grand Circle Itinerary – Phoenix to Salt Lake 12 Day

Day One: Arrive Phoenix Airport and transfer to Scottsdale Hotel. Evening to enjoy Scottsdale’s shops and galleries.

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

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

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

Day Eight: 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 Inspiriation and Bryce Points.  Overnight at one of the Bryce Canyon hotels.

Day Nine: Tour from Bryce National Park to Zion National Park. Day in Zion. Overnight in Springdale, Utah.

Day Ten: Tour Cedar Breaks National Monument then to Salt Lake Valley. Overnight Salt Lake City, Utah

Day Eleven: This morning enjoy a Salt Lake City tour; a stop will be made at the Latter Day Saints Visitor Center and Trolley Square.   Afternoon free to shop or just relax at the hotel.

Day Twelve: A day tour to Park City, Utah. Visit the Winter Olympics complex and the many shops and galleries of the ski town.

This itinerary may be reversed with Day One beginning in Salt Lake City and Day Twelve 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

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Phoenix, AZ 85020

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