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 Utah Mighty 5 by Rail & Road

13 night Rocky Mountaineer Train & self-drive holiday visiting Utah’s “Mighty Five” National Parks

After spending your first two nights relaxing and unwinding in Las Vegas, you’ll you’ll pick up your rental car and spend several days exploring Utah’s famous “Mighty 5” National Parks comprising Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion.

In Moab, you will swap your car for the luxury of the Rocky Mountaineer train which, for two full days takes you through extraordinary landscapes, past vast canyons and inspiring deserts with an overnight stop in the resort town of Glenwood Springs.  This epic train journey ends in Denver where you will have another couple of nights to enjoy this wonderful Colorado city.

This trip is an ideal base to build a bigger trip including extra nights in Los Angeles, Death Valley or Palm Springs.


Remember - All our holidays can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made road trip holidays!

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Includes Rocky Mountaineer:
Rockies to the Red Rocks

Includes flights from UK, Rocky Mountaineer train, car hire and accommodation
Fly into Las Vegas and out of Denver
You’ll drive approximately 510 miles in total
 Includes Glenwood Springs, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Capitol Reef NP, Bryce Canyon NP and Zion NP 
Your trip can be tailored to suit your needs. Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
Your entire package holiday is ATOL protected
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Your Itinerary

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Days 1 & 2:
Las Vegas (2 nights)

Fly into Las Vegas for your first two nights. There’s so much more to see than just the casinos. Head into downtown Las Vegas and you’ll find Fremont Street with street performers and attractions such as the Neon Museum and the Mob Museum, built inside the old courthouse.

Las Vegas,
NV

4 Star
Resort

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Days 3 & 4:
Zion National Park (2 nights)

Leaving Las Vegas you will make the drive to the first of Utah’s “Mighty 5"; Zion National Park. You’ll find steep red cliffs surrounding a nature reserve. There’s hiking trails here with the reward of rivers, emerald pools, waterfalls and a hanging garden to find. You’ll be here for two nights.

160
miles

Springdale,
UT

3 Star
Inn

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Days 5 & 6:
Bryce Canyon NP (2 nights)

Today you will make the relatively short drive to Bryce Canyon where you’ll stay for two nights to give you a full day to enjoy this oustanding National Park which is famous for its crimson coloured hoodoos (spire shaped rocks). We highly recommend watching sunrise or sunset here.

85
miles

Bryce Canyon, UT

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 7:
Capital Reef National Park (1/3 nights)

Get an early start today and be sure to take the 22 mile Capitol Reef Scenic Drive for breathtaking views of this "Mighty 5” National Park. You’ll arrive in Moab this evening for three nights in total to give you two full days to enjoy the final two of Utah’s “Mighty Five”

265
miles

Moab,
UT

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 8:
Arches National Park (2/3 nights)

Moab is an ideal base to visit the final two Mighty 5, the first of which is Arches National Park, adjacent to the Colorado River which is home of over 2000 natural sandstone arches including the stunning Delicate Arch.

Moab,
UT

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 9:
Canyonlands National Park (3/3 nights)

Canyonlands is famous for  rock formations such as the Mesa Arch. Horseshoe Canyon, meanwhile, is renowned for its striking rock art - rudimentary daubings of human figures which may date back as much as 4,000 years. Tonight you’ll return your car ready for your Rocky Mountaineer journey.

Return
Car

Moab,
UT

3 Star
Hotel

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Day 10:
Rocky Mountaineer

Today you’ll get onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, so sit down, relax and enjoy the extraordinary views of colourful archways and amazing rock formations such as Ruby Canyon and Mount Garfield as you head towards Colorado. Tonight you’ll stay at a resort in Glenwood Springs

Rocky
Mountaineer

Glenwood
Springs, CO

4 Star
Resort

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Day 11:
Rocky Mountaineer

Leave Glenwood Springs rested and relaxed, ready for another day onboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you crossthe Continental Divide and past the towering Rockies on your journey to Denver, known as the mile high city.

Rocky
Mountaineer

Denver,
CO

4 Star
Hotel

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Days 12 & 13:
Denver (3 nights)

You’ll stay in Denver for a further 2 nights (3 in total), giving you two full days to enjoy the city and surrounding area. Be sure to spend an evening in Lower Downtown, known as LoDo. While you’re here you might want to visit the nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Denver,
CO

4 Star
Hotel

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Days 14 & 15:
Denver & Fly Home

It’s your final morning so enjoy your final few hours in this wonderful Colorado city, you may want to get some last minute shopping while you’re here. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.

Fly
Home

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Helicopter Flight

Take a helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip's bright lights, capture a new perspective of the Vegas Valley plus see Red Rock Canyon, or journey out to the natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon. We have a selection of different trips and durations available which can be incorporated into your trip or purchased separately.

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Monument Valley

If you have extra days available for your trip, we recommend adding an extra day to visit Monument Valley. It’s in Utah and absolutely breathtaking. You’ll see the famous view used for countless western films. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time for the sunset, it’s astonishing!

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Death Valley National Park

Just a couple of hours west of Las Vegas lies Death Valley National Park - one of the hottest places on earth. We recommend spending a full day here, perhaps with an overnight stay at the wonderful The Oasis Resort

Useful Tip!

For this holiday, we recommend purchasing an “America The Beautiful” annual pass, which covers entrance fees to many of the US National Parks. This can be purchased at The Grand Canyon visitor center. Please note that the pass is not accepted at sites on tribal land such as Monument Valley or Four Corners where entrance fee must be paid in cash.

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