5 Days/4 Nights
Instead of going into adventure hibernation mode, spend these cooler months exploring the places that truly come alive. This tour provides a great opportunity to see what southern Utah is all about. We travel through what is known as “Canyon Country” and work our way up the Colorado Plateau to some of the most incredible sights in the American Southwest. One iconic site after another, this tour will provide an unforgettable experience to see all 5 of Utah’s National Parks including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef.
After a quick meet and greet with your guide and fellow travelers, we will depart from Las Vegas and drive 4 hours north to Bryce Canyon National Park. Today we’ll hike beneath the rim of Bryce Canyon and be surrounded by hundreds of sandstone spires, known as hoodoos. Spend the day experiencing unforgettable viewpoints, unique geology, and abundant wildlife before relaxing in a western style lodging for the evening.
Driving time: 5 Hours
Hiking: 3 Miles, 600 Feet elevation gain, approximately 2 hours
Accommodation: Ruby’s Hotel or similar near Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Today we’ll enjoy one of America’s most scenic drives as we explore Capitol Reef National Park for a hike to a famous Natural Bridge. This afternoon we will explore the alien-like landscape of Goblin Valley State Park before arriving at our lodging near the adventure mecca of Moab, Utah.
Driving time: 5 Hours
Hiking: 2 Miles, 400 Feet, 1-2 hours
Spend the day exploring one earth’s greatest collections of natural Arches at Arches National Park! Explore beneath several famous arches before hiking out to one of the Southwest’s most iconic geological features, Delicate Arch. This afternoon we will spend exploring the town of Moab and surrounding areas.
Driving time: Local (1-2 hours)
Hiking: 3-5 miles total, 700+ feet elevation gain, 3-4 hours hiking
This morning we’ll explore Canyonlands National Park which is known for being rough, rugged, and desolate, however there is much beauty to behold! We’ll hike to some outstanding viewpoints and see another incredible natural arch. Additionally, today we see an amazing view of the mighty Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park before driving to our lodge just outside of Zion National Park!
Driving time: 6 hours
Hiking: 2-3 miles, flat trails with only 200 +/- feet elevation gain, 2-3 hours.
Accommodation: Lodging at Zion Mountain Ranch or similar
Today we explore our fifth National Park in 5 days at Zion National Park! Marvel at the giant red cliffs that rise over 2,000 feet above the blue-green waters of the Virgin River. We’ll spend the day exploring much of what this park has to offer before making our return trip to Las Vegas!
Return to Las Vegas: We plan to return to Las Vegas by approximately 6:00pm. If you plan to depart from Las Vegas after the trip, be sure you do not book a flight prior to 10:00pm or 22:00 due to various circumstances out of our control.
Driving time: 3 hours total
Hiking: 3-6 miles, moderate, 3-4 hours hiking time.
Check out a more in-depth list of what to bring here.
I did the 3 day hiking trip to Zion and Bryce and it was great! We did 3 different hikes and each one was amazing. Hiking The Narrows, with the river up to our knees, was definitely a highlight. Our guides Justin and Nick were fantastic- extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic and were keen to answer any questions we had. The food was delicious, campground was clean with hot showers, and company was awesome! The journeys weren't too long and the van was comfortable with air con. All in all this was a very organized, fun trip and I would certainly book another with MountainBased asap! Thank you for the best time!
I booked a 5 day private tour across Utah with my husband and 14 year old. The hikes in each park were pleasant and the food was outstanding. I also didn’t expect such a comfortable sleeping pad while camping! Justin and Nick were super understanding and they were very knowledgeable. We travel a lot and these guys really took the time to make sure we didn't miss any hidden gems along the way. Even my 14 year old had a blast and I will be recommending MountainBased to all my F&F.
My friend and I were on a convention in LV and we decided to do something adventurous. In our search we came upon MountainBased and I must say it was everything they had stated and much more. They were absolutely friendly and totally informative. Our 2 guides Justin and Nick not only became good friends in our 3 days but with their experience lead us to the best routes and so I was able to capture the best pictures from our hike. Our 3 day hike which started with the hike in the Narrows was so much fun. Hiking through the mountains in the running stream of the river was awesome.The second day to the Hoodoos in the Bryce Canyon was spectacular. The 3rd day we hiked the Angels landing and they were absolutely experienced with tips and tricks to make the hike not only fun but memorable.The camp site was clean and the food they cooked was delicious, fresh and hot. Very clean camp facilities and very well organised. I have been back a few weeks but still haven't stopped talking to everyone around me about this experience and highly recommend them to all. Didn't think I'd say this but looking forward to our next convention in LV to do another tour with MountainBased!
I just had the greatest experience with a 3 days camp at MountainBased. It was one of the best experiences I ever had! From these 3 days, I was very well taken care of and showed around so much. Of the three days, each one was unique and different. Justin and Nick were awesome and very patient. You can tell they were very experienced by the way they showed us around and knew their stuff. They took care of us, made us feel at home and even made excellent homemade food for us everyday! I definitely recommend this tour and I will be sure to try the 5-days camp with them next time!
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My partner and I really enjoyed our camping trip to Utah with MountainBased! She and I agree that Will be back next year with more friends.
Absolutely recommend guided tours with these folks...they take the stress out of everything with their friendliness and knowledge...and you get to see things you might otherwise never see as a tourist!
Hike the famous trails at Zion and Bryce Canyon, while also trying out our specialty tree tents on this 4-day hiking and camping adventure.