Utah Mighty 5 by Rail & Road

NEW for 2021!

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

After spending your first two nights in the great Colorado city of Denver, you’ll get onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for two days travelling through extraordinary landscapes, past vast canyons and inspiring deserts with an overnight stop in the resort town of Glenwood Springs. Then you’ll pick up your hire car and spend several days exploring Utah’s famous “Mighty 5” National Parks comprising Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Your final couple of nights will be in Las Vegas enjoying a relaxation or, if you prefer as a base while you continue to enjoy this amazing region!

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 Denver and out of Las Vegas
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
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Your Itinerary

colorado holiday

Day 1 & 2:
Denver (2 nights)

Fly into Denver, known as the Mile High City and stay here for your first two nights. Spend an evening in Lower Downtown, knows as LoDo. While you’re here you might want to visit the nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre


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Day 3:
Rocky Mountaineer

Today you’ll get onboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train service, leaving Denver, heading past the towering Rockies and crossing the Continental Divide on your journey to Glenwood Springs.


Springs, CO

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Day 4:
Rocky Mountaineer

Leave Glenwood Springs rested and relaxed, ready for another day or extraordinary views of clourful archways and amazing rock formations such as Ruby Canyon and Mount Garfield as you cross the state line into Utah.



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Day 5:
Arches National Park

You stay in Moab for three nights in total to give you two full days to enjoy two of Utah’s “Mighty Five”. The first of which is Arches National Park, adjacent to the Colorado River which is home of over 2000 natural sandstone arches.



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Day 6:
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands is famous for its 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 


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Days 7 & 8:
Capitol Reef NP & Bryce Canyon NP

As you head west, take the 22 mile Capitol Reef Scenic Drive for breathtaking views of this "Mighty 5” National Park. Then continue your drive to Bryce Canyon where you’ll stay for two nights to enjoy a full day tomorrow at the your fourth of the “Mighty Five"


Bryce Canyon, UT

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Days 9 & 10:
Zion National Park (2 nights)

Make the relatively short drive to your fifth of Utah’s “Mighty 5”; Zion National Park. Once again, there are steep red cliffs but this time you’ll find a nature reserve within it. 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.



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Days 11 & 12:
Las Vegas (2 nights)

For the final two nights of your trip, you’ll head to Las Vegas. 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.


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Days 13 & 14:
Las Vegas & Fly Home

It’s your final morning so enjoy relaxing by the pool or take a final wander about. Or, if you want to go further afield, Red Rock Canyon is only half an hour drive away. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.



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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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monument valley roadtrip

Monument Valley, UT

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, CA

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

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Rocky Mountain NP, CO

Add an extra day or two in Denver and you can visit some of the amazing areas nearby such as the Rocky Mountain National Park, with Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road, drives that pass aspen trees and rivers and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the historic concert venue which is an open air amphitheatre built into the rock structure.

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