Canyon Lands

Canyon Lands Tours – Adventure Tour of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada

These small group tours through the Canyon Lands take you to some of the nation’s most famous sights.


Grand Canyon sunsetThe Canyon Lands tours combine the greatest highlights of the Grand Circle area and less well-known natural wonders off-the-beaten path. The schedule below lists the highlights. There are many more stops included in this tour of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada than can be listed here. For your convenience, we will stay wherever possible more than one night at the same hotel.

Your day will start around 8 am and hotel check-in is usually around 6 pm in the evening. You will get a detailed documentation of the route before departure. The Grand Circle travel tour covers four states, with driving times between two and a maximum of five hours per day, in an air-conditioned 12-15 passenger van, some with reclining single seats. There are always frequent stops and activities along the way.

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View this video of an adventure tour through Bryce Canyon National Park.


Main Attractions on the Canyon Lands Adventure Travel Tour, Days 1-8

Day 1: Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps. Lights, gambling, shows, exquisite dining and world class shopping will dazzle you. Travel Dream West invites you to a welcome dinner in our base hotel. You will receive detailed information about the tour and meet the tour guide, the driver and other guests.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas by Night

Las Vegas by Night

Day 2: Las Vegas – Valley of Fire State Park – Red Canyon – Panguitch/Bryce

Today we travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, a favorite and amazingly scenic canyon-like formation. On the way, stop for a hike at Valley of Fire State Park with its petroglyphs and bizarre, red-sculpted sandstone cliffs. Then we head to Red Canyon in Utah for an evening walk and a first glimpse of the brilliant red spires called hoodoos, which are the main attraction in Bryce Canyon. Spend two nights in comfortable cabins near Bryce Canyon (except February departure).

Valley of Fire S.P.

Valley of Fire S.P.

St. George Temple

St. George Temple

Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park

We explore on foot the impressive chasms of one of the most beautiful national parks, Bryce Canyon. Stop at the visitor center for displays and an informative movie, then drive and walk along areas near the scenic rim. The more adventurous and energetic guests hike down into the canyons, experiencing the colorful formations from below.

Bryce Canyon N.P.

Bryce Canyon N.P.

Bryce Hike

Bryce Hike

Day 4: Panguitch/Bryce – Kodachrome State Park – Escalante Petrified Forest State Park – Torrey

Today, we drive on Highway 12, one of the few All-American-Highways, which offers breathtaking scenery with each turn. We stop at photogenic Kodachrome Basin State Park for a walk. On a hike up to a table mountain, we view giant fossilized tree trunks at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. Night in the town of Torrey, gateway to Capitol Reef National Park.

Highway 12

Highway 12

Kodachrome State Park

Kodachrome SP

Day 5: Torrey – Capitol Reef National Park – Goblin Valley Sate Park – Sego Canyon – Moab

At Capitol Reef National Park we hike a dry riverbed through a gigantic slot canyon (weather permitting) and visit the Fruita Rural Historic District, an early Mormon settlement. Then at Goblin Valley State Park we walk and pose near unusual Disney-like formations. We stop at seldom-visited Sego Canyon to view petroglyphs and pictographs from three different cultures. Then we drive to pedestrian friendly Moab, a popular town near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. 2 nights in Moab.

Capitol Reef N.P.

Capitol Reef N.P.

Goblin Valley S.P.

Goblin Valley S.P.

Day 6: Moab – Arches National Park

This morning you can stroll through Moab and enjoy Native American art galleries, many shops and good restaurants. You can participate in an optional whitewater rafting tour. The afternoon’s highlight is hiking in Arches National Park among amazing natural wonders, including Delicate Arch. Optional dinner entertainment includes an authentic Chuck Wagon venue.

Arches N.P.

Arches N.P.

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Day 7: Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Dead Horse Point State Park – Durango, Colorado

In the morning we walk to mesmerizing view points at Canyonlands National Park and stop to photograph well-known Mesa Arch. Arriving at Dead Horse Point State Park, we look out over the Colorado River Plateau, where the intersection of the Green and Colorado River have dug deep chasms into colorful rock. On to the wild west town of Durango, Colorado for the next 2 nights.

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Colorado Plateau

Colorado Plateau

Day 8: Durango – Silverton – San Juan Mountains (Rocky Mountains)

Main attractions are the historic towns of Durango and Silverton (except February departure). We highly recommend an optional ride on the Durango & Silverton steam railway–dating back to gold rush days of 1882– that takes you from Durango’s lively downtown to Silverton, a peaceful mountain village in the San Juan mountains. In the later afternoon, you may relax and swim at nearby mineral hot springs.

Historic Durango

Historic Durango

Steam-Powered Train

Steam-Powered Train

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@traveldreamwest.com. Our Canyon Lands adventure travel tours leave three times a year and can also be reserved for a group as a custom adventure travel tour.