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Best of the West

Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Hot springs, Colorado River, Moab, Utah. A one week national parks adventure offered Spring and Fall. Features hiking, camping, swimming, rafting, jeep tours. This trip is good for all physical levels/abilities.

2017 Dates coming in November.

 

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Day 1

Depart Salt Lake City 2:00 PM

We start this fantastic trip by picking up you and your fellow Adventurers in Salt Lake City. We’ll prep you for your adventure and then enjoy a comfortable journey to camp at the doorstep of our first Utah national park, Zion!

Day 2

Zion National Park

The towering red sandstone walls of Zion are magnificent! Hike the world famous Narrows, a river walk through the canyon, the Emerald Pools past waterfalls, or the magnificent Angel’s Landing Trail for a panoramic view of the canyon. We’ll continue our journey to cookout and camp just outside of our next great destination, Bryce!

Day 3

Bryce Canyon National Park

Almost out of a fairy tale, Bryce is like nothing  you’ve ever seen. Spend the day among the “HooDoos”, by hiking the Navajo Loop and Queen’s Garden Trails, or stare at the maze of ancient sandstone spires from the rim of the canyon. Later, enjoy a short drive to Mystic Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring and a delicious cookout.

Day 4

Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands

The overlooks and vistas of Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands parks rival that of the Grand Canyon. Walk along the canyon rims, take a short hike to Mesa Arch, and if time allows, we’ll check out some petroglyphs before we settle into our campsite along the Colorado River.

Day 5

Secret Canyons of Moab, Utah

We’ll hike to beautiful Corona Arch right from our campsite. In the afternoon, we’ll explore a local secret canyon with amazing waterfalls,  fantastic petroglyphs and pictographs of the ancient Freemont and Anasazi Indians. Cool off from the hike with a swim in a natural sandstone carved pool. Enjoy a dinner out in Moab, Utah tonight.

Day 6

Free Day in Moab, Utah

Raft the Colorado, mountain bike, horseback ride, rent a jeep, try your hand at canyoneering, or relax and shop in Moab for the day. ($20-$80). We’ll assist you in setting up your day’s adventure by recommending reliable companies. In the evening, we recommend taking a sunset tour into Moab’s beautiful outback on the unique UniMog. ($35)

Day 7

Arches National Park

Spend the day hiking among giant natural sandstone arches sculpted by wind and time in the Devil’s Garden. There is no other place like this in the world! Later we’ll cool off in a swim hole or campground pool, toast some marshmallows around the campfire, or sample the brews of Moab, Utah!

Day 8

Return to Salt Lake City

We’ll roll back into Salt Lake City between 10-12noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Salt Lake City.

Transportation

This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.

Accommodations

This tour features tent camping and bus bunking. We’ll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You’ll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.

Weather

Warm to hot days and cool to chilly nights are typical on this tour. Nights at the higher elevation of Bryce can be chilly.

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

The hikes featured on this tour vary in length, technicality, and difficulty. 1-7+ miles. Each location has various hiking options, so there is always something for everyone!

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, an Adventure Bus confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.



Testimonials

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From the road

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Adventure Bus at Zion

Day 1

Depart Salt Lake City 2:00 PM

We start this fantastic trip by picking up you and your fellow Adventurers in Salt Lake City. We’ll prep you for your adventure and then enjoy a comfortable journey to camp at the doorstep of our first Utah national park, Zion!

From the road

“It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.” Dale Evans Read more →

Testimonials

“Thanks Steph and Ardell for another great trip. I look forward to coming back for a third trip in the future!” And in fact... Read more →

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Zion Canyon

Day 2

Zion National Park

The towering red sandstone walls of Zion are magnificent! Hike the world famous Narrows, a river walk through the canyon, the Emerald Pools past waterfalls, or the magnificent Angel’s Landing Trail for a panoramic view of the canyon. We’ll continue our journey to cookout and camp just outside of our next great destination, Bryce!

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

Day 3

Bryce Canyon National Park

Almost out of a fairy tale, Bryce is like nothing  you’ve ever seen. Spend the day among the “HooDoos”, by hiking the Navajo Loop and Queen’s Garden Trails, or stare at the maze of ancient sandstone spires from the rim of the canyon. Later, enjoy a short drive to Mystic Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring and a delicious cookout.

From the road

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Canyonlands Mesa Arch

Day 4

Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands

The overlooks and vistas of Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands parks rival that of the Grand Canyon. Walk along the canyon rims, take a short hike to Mesa Arch, and if time allows, we’ll check out some petroglyphs before we settle into our campsite along the Colorado River.

Testimonials

“Thanks for everything! We had a fantastic time start to finish. See you next year.”   Graham and Ellen have been on our Grand... Read more →

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Corona Arch, Moab UT

Day 5

Secret Canyons of Moab, Utah

We’ll hike to beautiful Corona Arch right from our campsite. In the afternoon, we’ll explore a local secret canyon with amazing waterfalls,  fantastic petroglyphs and pictographs of the ancient Freemont and Anasazi Indians. Cool off from the hike with a swim in a natural sandstone carved pool. Enjoy a dinner out in Moab, Utah tonight.

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Moab Kayaking Activity

Day 6

Testimonials

I had a great time once again on the Adventurebus!  I’m beginning to think that half the adventure is meeting all the personalities that come on the... Read more →

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Arches National Park

Free Day in Moab, Utah

Raft the Colorado, mountain bike, horseback ride, rent a jeep, try your hand at canyoneering, or relax and shop in Moab for the day. ($20-$80). We’ll assist you in setting up your day’s adventure by recommending reliable companies. In the evening, we recommend taking a sunset tour into Moab’s beautiful outback on the unique UniMog. ($35)

From the road

Herons, wood storks, anhingas, pelicans, gullinules and spoonbills are just a few of the birds you can see in… fb.me/yrU8HDM8 Read more →

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Moab LaSal Mountains

Day 7

Arches National Park

Spend the day hiking among giant natural sandstone arches sculpted by wind and time in the Devil’s Garden. There is no other place like this in the world! Later we’ll cool off in a swim hole or campground pool, toast some marshmallows around the campfire, or sample the brews of Moab, Utah!

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Moab Left Hand Canyon

Day 8

Return to Salt Lake City

We’ll roll back into Salt Lake City between 10-12noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss