National Park Tours – Outdoor Adventure Tour Itinerary
Explore America’s magnificent parks of the Colorado Plateau
Embark on this National Park tour and follow in the footsteps of the West’s most intrepid explorers. Begin in Las Vegas, “the meadows,” which because of its plentiful artesian springs, was a welcoming stopover on the pioneer trails west and later a staging point for mines in the surrounding desert. Discover the secrets of the high desert, like the biological soil crust –a dark layer formed from bacteria, lichen, algae and fungi, which protects the soil from erosion, absorbs moisture, and provides important nutrients. Explore Moab, Utah, where Thelma and Louise and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed. Visit Arches National Park, where Edward Abbey –an important figure in the conservation movement– worked as a ranger and wrote Desert Solitaire.
The schedule below will give you a general idea of the other activities and places you can expect on these tours through parts of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. We plan frequent stops for walking, exploring, and taking photographs.