Day 1 Salt Lake City, Utah
It’s the start of your amazing nine day Utah adventure and a one night stay in the elegant Grand America Hotel Salt Lake City. The hotel’s great downtown location in the heart of Salt Lake City makes the Grand America hotel a wonderful jumping off point for your Salt Lake City stopover. Discover the history of the Mormon Church as it’s headquarters, Temple Square – it’s just a 15-minute walk the hotel. Jump back in time to find out what life was like for the Native Americans, miners and early pioneers with a visit to Heritage Park – if time permits head to the Snowbird Aerial Tram for an incredible ride to the top of Hidden Peak at an elevation of 11,000 foot.
Day 2 & 3: Moab
Take stroll through the downtown shops, restaurants and galleries and maybe pick up a souvenir or two then head to the river for a scenic afternoon rafting trip on the famous Colorado River. Get a good night’s sleep because tomorrow’s a day for exploring the spectacular landscape and vast canyon lands of Utah including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and the amazing dinosaur tracks at Moab Giants Dinosaur Park.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn Moab
Day 4: Bluff
Discover how the early pioneers overcame seemingly unsurmountable obstacles on the Hole in the Wall Trail and get an insight into early pioneer life at the Bluff Fort Visitor Centre. Be sure to visit Cemetery Hill for awe inspiring views of the San Juan Valley. Bluff is also a great base for exploring the ancient rock art and Native American cliff dwellings at Bears Ears National Monument.
Hotel: Desert Rose Resort & Cabins
Day 5: Torrey
Another stunning day outdoors with a trip to Capitol Reef National Park where you’ll find an amazing world of spectacular cliffs, massive domes, hidden arches and deep canyons. Torrey is an official International Dark Sky Community – an astronomer’s paradise, and the evening taken care of.
Hotel: Capitol Reef Resort Torrey
Day 6: Bryce
Saddle up and follow the trails used by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on a guided horseback ride, later on wander through the famous hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park. For awe-inspiring views take a drive to Sunrise or Sunset viewpoints and take a walk along the Navajo or Queen’s Garden trails.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
Day 7 & 8 Springdale
It’s got to be Zion National Park and the Scenic Drive, hop aboard the seasonal shuttle to see some of the park’s most stunning rock formations including the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, the Emerald Pools and the Temple of Sinawava. On your second day, it’s back to the pristine wilderness of the National Park and time for an amazing walking trip along The Narrows. Parts of the hike are spent wading, walking and maybe even swimming in the river. Finish off your stay with a short drive to Grafton, Utah’s Ghost Town, said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West.
Hotel: Springhill Suites, Springdale
Day 9: Las Vegas
Make your way to the amazing MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this amazing resort, with the largest casino in town, 4 swimming pools, 2 restaurants and fabulous entertainment 24/7, the MGM Grand is sure to delight. Finish your last day with a stroll along the lively Las Vegas Strip.
Hotel: MGM Grand, Las Vegas