7 Days - Tour Dates: September 22 - 28, 2024
Day 1 - Sunday, 9/22/2024 - To Grand Junction, CO
Upon arrival meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in the “River City” (altitude 4,583’). Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Day 2 - Monday, 9/23/2024 - Wine Tasting / Moab
This morning travel to see Colorado National Monument along the Rim Rock Drive. Then enjoy Wine Tasting in Colorado’s burgeoning wine region near Grand Junction. Later head to Utah and travel along Scenic Byway 128, the River Road, and one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives imaginable. See iconic Fisher Towers, towering cliffs and mesas, incredible rock formations, beautiful ranch resorts, painted canyons, and enough red rock to overload the senses. Check into your hotel in Moab (altitude 4,026’) and unpack for a five-night stay before joining your fellow travelers for dinner.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Tuesday, 9/24/2024 - Canyonlands
Visit Canyonlands National Park, featuring deeply eroded canyons interspersed with sheer-sided mesas and a variety of spires, arches, and unusual rock formations. The area was established as a national park in 1964 and is known for its dramatic desert landscape carved by the Colorado River. Later stop at Dead Horse Point State Park, towering high above the Colorado River offering breathtaking views. This afternoon an optional Hummer ride will be available. - Breakfast
Day 4 - Wednesday, 9/25/2024 - Monument Valley
This morning enter the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal area (altitude 7,096’) offering vistas of stunning rock formations on your way to Monument Valley, the most filmed area in the west. Enjoy an included lunch at Goulding’s Lodge and free time to visit Goulding’s Museum & Trading Post. See a collection of artifacts and a movie set from a John Wayne film. Later enjoy a Monument Valley Scenic Drive Tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide aboard a four-wheel vehicle. Explore the areas oddly shaped monoliths, buttes and mesas of red sandstone. This area was the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable films. Return early this evening to Moab.
- Breakfast - Lunch
Day 5 - Thursday, 9/26/2024 - Capitol Reef National Park
Depart on a scenic drive to Capitol Reef National Park, in Utah’s south-central desert. The area is an oasis of colorful sandstone cliffs, impressive domes, and soaring monoliths, and was designated a national park in 1971. Early inhabitants called it the “land of the sleeping rainbow” because of its beautiful contrasts: multi-colored sandstone surrounded by verdant riverbanks and arid desert vegetation. Stop at several points of interest including Hickman Bridge and the Visitor Center. The evening in Moab is at your own pace.
Day 6 - Friday, 9/27/2024 - Arches National Park
Tour Arches National Park, one of our country’s great national parks. Explore and see some of the famous arches, over 2,000 in total and marvel at other red rock formations and canyons. The afternoon is free to relax or explore Moab on your own. This evening enjoy your Farewell Dinner at Canyonlands by Night. The experience features a cowboy-style Dutch oven meal followed by an evening Colorado River Cruise down the calm-water section of the river. The cruise guide will point out things of interest then as darkness settles the unique 40,000 watt natural light & narrated sound show begins on the illuminated canyon walls above the river. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Saturday, 9/28/2024 - Return Home
Transfer to Grand Junction for your flight home.
Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude. - Breakfast
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