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Painted Canyons of the West

featuring Utah’s Five National Parks
9 DAYS
$3,399 pp*
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Trek across the Southwest as you take in the sienna-colored canyons, towering spires, and desert landscapes found in Utah’s five national parks. The backdrop of Denver’s Rocky Mountains is the starting point of your journey. In Colorado’s wine country, dine with new friends and enjoy a tasting at a family-run winery. Among vistas that evoke the spirit of the Old West, marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Utah’s five national parks. Make your way from Arches and Canyonlands to Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce National Park. Discover the bright lights and glitz of Vegas. Explore the kaleidoscope of colors found in America’s rocky western landscapes.

Your Tour Includes
  • 6 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 11 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Moab
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

9 Days

8 Nights


Meals

11 Meals

7 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

2 Dinners


Activity

2 - Moderate

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Pre Night: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
From $150 per night

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Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Night 1

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Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction

Night 2

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Element Moab

Nights 3-4

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Best Western PLUS Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Night 5

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Holiday Inn Express/Springdale Zion Park Inn

Nights 6-7

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Paris Hotel Las Vegas

Night 8

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Post Night: Paris Hotel Las Vegas
From $150 per night

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

86 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.8
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great accommodations, excellent food, terrific guide!
    Beverly Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    EVERYTHING WAS TOP NOTCH - HOTELS, TOUR DIRECTOR, ETC. ALL GOOD
    Carol Baily
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Seeing the canyons was wonderful and the itinerary was good
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I found the tour to be very well organized, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting, fun and very professional, as was the bus driver. The destinations were breathtaking and all of the hotel accommodations, as well as meals provided were very good. In particular, The Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, UT was a very special place.
    Kerry DiDonato
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very well organized, seeing exceptional sites, memorable meals, wonderful accomodations!
    Linda Gilmore
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was well planned and had an excellent guide.
    Carol Kray
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our guide and driver were each top knotch!! The organization and planned adventures were excellent!!
    Mary Williams
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well organized, with good timing.
    Jacqueline Moore
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent from start to finish.
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    5 stars
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    David Dobrowski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Walking the rim of Bryce Canyon was fanatastic.
    Terry Seldomridge
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The entire trip was great. Our travel guide was fabulous. Tessa knew so much about each stop we made. Our best trip ever.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Knowledgeable tour guide. Very organized. Beautiful scenery! It was a tour on my bucket list I never would have been able to plan or implement on my own. Heather gave us so much background, history, and cultural information. She always kept things moving. Even made suggestions as to what to wear for the following day -ex. sneakers vs. hiking shoes. Heather and Kimo are a great team!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved 99.9% of the entire trip. Especially loved Bryce Canyon. Could have skipped the last day in Vegas, but everything else was perfect and more than expected.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was paced well and our tour manager Ann was so knowledgeable, add that to the beautiful scenery, weather and low crowds made it a perfect tour.
    Darcel Fausz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great value for the price. The tour manager Heather was very humorous and knowledgeable, and made the tour a lot of fun.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Fantastic tour overall. I would have given it a 5 except in hindsight I prefer smaller groups, as in under 20 people
    Michael Hammond
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Zion National Park - plenty of time there!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well thought out and carried through! All little details were taken care of very naturally. The Tour Manager, Heather Larsen, could not have been better!
    Peter Tierney
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every was good to great with no little glitches
    Gayle Tierney
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had a wonderful tour director, a fantastic driver, and saw countless majestic vistas.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The trip was well thought out. Tour guide was great, bus and bus driver were great. A good way to see new places so you have an idea of what to do when you come back.
    Jerald Kruse
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour guide. Excellent places in which we stayed. Days were arranged so that we got the most out of each place.
    Patricia Sparks
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour exceeded our expectations in every way! Beautiful scenery, great tour guide & itinerary we couldn't be more pleased! Our coach bus driver was skilled in driving and very knowledgeable of the area. He made our trip so enjoyable!
    Nadine Palmgren
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour guide, Heather and driver Glenn, were absolutely the best. Heather was a plethora of information and Glenn also would add to the facts. The scenery was absolutely breath taking. Would recommend this tour to anyone especially if done with Heather and Glenn.
    Linda Vanhorn
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The last day was spent at airports and we were 3 hours from home. I feel travel arrangements should have been better.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour manager was very knowledgeable. She and the bus driver went over and beyond
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was well planned, the tour manager as well as the bus driver went over and beyond. Highly recommended
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The accommodations, food, venues and tour director were excellent. The only negative experience was the hotel locations in Denver and Las Vegas. There was a significant population of homeless people which caused concern walking in these areas.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour guide was excellent. All of our accommodations were excellent except for the location in Denver & Las Vegas. We had to walk past too many homeless people who, in a couple of instances, made negative comments to us. The wine tasting had good food but all of the wine was awful. .
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was planned so well. Hotels, meals and timing. I could never have planned a trip like this.
    Dawn Berkstresser
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Collette is the best !!!!!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well paced tour with fabulous guide outstanding properties and incredible scenery!
    Melissa Pagnotta
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour was organized, informative , fun and amazing. The itinerary was perfect. We spent just enough time at each stop. The hotels were clean and nice. The food was great! The motor coach was clean and roomy with comfortable seats. Both driver and tour manager were the best!
    Lisa Burnett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tourvguide was exceptionally prepared with everyone's favorite music., little known facts of participants bios they had offered , movie clips filmed in areas we visited, short videos of places we would be seeing explains terms relating to their formation. Driver was also knowledgeable and I felt safe in his well kept bus. Good info rmation booklet sent to me beforevthe tour.
    Claudia Nickel
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had a fabulous time, Our tour manager Tessa was truly amazing. We also loved Chris, our driver. Mister Smooth we called him.
    Donna Shirley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tessa moore was amazing and so was Chris our driver
    Peter Shirley
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Holiday Inn express and Best Western food options were not up to par. Tour seemed rushed to accommodate all the scheduled visits.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    tour guide was terrific! Most of the hotels were mediocre. The itinerary and the guide made the trip! There should have been a welcome meal the night we arrived in Denver so the group could have bonded. it's a bit disingenuous counting the first day (nothing on agenda) and the last day (nothing on agenda) as part of the trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Bryce Canyon was number one followed by the Arches and Springdale
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was excellent, except for one hotel. Other than that, I could not have asked for more. The tour manager, Glenn Rufe, was outstanding as a guide, knowledgeable of the geology of the area we were visiting and could explain things in easy-to-understand ways.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was great, accommodations, food, sites and most definitely our tour guide, Seth.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Knowledgeable guide, beautiful sites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent tour manager and beautiful parks. Seeing this part of our country was an awesome experience!
    Kay
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was excellent, the views were beautiful and the tour guide was the best I ever had.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Long hrs. On bus - perhaps more time in the same location. Too many meals on our own for the overall pricing. Our tour guide was the best as far as adding experience and knowledge to the overall experience. He was equally at home in the city and the country. He knows his stuff- he’s a keeper!
    Susan Pape
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We've been to hotels with no problems (lousy shower handle, better breakfast). The sights were great and the driver was terrific.
    Tetsuya Ito
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour manager and bus driver were superb. My husband and I saw beautiful scenery in all the canyons. My favorite was Bryce Canyon because of the outstanding scenery and the ease of taking the hike along the rim. I also like The Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, as it was so peaceful and the personal were so accommodating to all of us. I recommend this tour for anyone who has the time to see all the beautiful canyons.
    Mary Jo Wocken
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    i loved all of the trip it is so beautiful it does not look real. We had wonderful hotels except the old Red lion. The carpets were so worn and dirty. There was spider webs in the corners of our room and bathroom. The shower was not working and when they temporally fixed it so we could take a shower and get to bed. the guy said they would be back in about 3 hr. To finish fixing it. We told him no we was going to go to bed. Everything was wonderful.
    Kay Lincoln
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Incredible scenery and nice experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was wonderful.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great itinerary and suburb leader.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Thea’s a well managed tour that allowed us flexibility to explore these magnificent national parks the way we wanted.
    Douglas Bartow
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was memorable; but if I had to note the outstanding moment it would be the hiking opportunities given to us. I was in a MORE, MORE, MORE state of mind.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My birthday was at the beginning of the tour (I take this day very seriously). Heather made it very special by decorating the window of my seat with colorful letters reading "Happy Birthday". She also researched and read events in history on that day. She gave me the list, and also a gift--a magnet of her own personal photos of the sights from our trip. Another thing--I was spreading some of my brother's ashes and I was very emotional. Kimo was concerned and asked me if I was ok. I explained by I was emotional, and he shared his own story with me, which made me feel much better. He is a very kind, and gentle man.
    Stephanie Rodgers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The visit to the different National Parks and monuments were my favorite. The hotels were in beautiful locations surrounded by natural beauty.
    Mary O Connell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I would definitely go again. Absolutely loved it. The views from all the parks were breathtaking.
    Sharon Mcneil
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The basic tour was great. The extension in Denver was great, but the extended time in Las Vegas and the flight problems home left me with a reduced opinion of the trip.
    Margaret Huntzinger
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Don't ever let Heather go. She helped make the trip enjoyable. Also, I recommend Tommy as a driver. they made a good team.
    Gail Bauerschmidt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything about the trip was memorable. Loved every minute of it.
    Monica Quinn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Arches Park & Bryce Canyon. We had plenty of time to do the walking hikes/tours. I have so many pictures of all the places we visited. Every Park/Monument we visited was on my list of places I've always wanted to see
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Collage of Bryce configurations, petroglyphs at Utah Highway 279 “rock art” and room/patio view of river from our room at “roach hotel” with patio on river at the working cowboy ranch.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The your manager and bus driver were excellent. Accommodations were very good as well as the food.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
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    John Verhalen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Driving into Zion with the music playing that our tour guide provided. Would love to do that again
    Eileen Giarraffa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was wonderful. The itinerary and pacing was flexible, so people with different abilities levels could be accommodated. Merrin, our tour manager was terrific, creating a warm, inclusive atmosphere that everyone enjoyed.
    Louise Gorsegner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour manager, Marrin was fantastic and I enjoyed the extra time at the parks to hike and explore. The bus drive Kimo was great. The beauty of our country is totally amazing.
    Elizabeth Boguslawski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved the National Parks. The tour director was amazing Great bus driver. I did not like Las Vegas. After all that natural beauty, Vegas seemed very harsh and out of place. I know we were working our way to the airport, but there has to be a better way!
    Carol Devincent
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed seeing Arches very much
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Heather was the ultimate tour guide and she made the tour informative as well as it being scenic.
    Patsy Dea
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Heather was professional, personable, made it a point to get to know everyone, had a great sense of humor, provided excellent information along the way, and went out of her way to take care of any needs/wants of those traveling.
    June Stemmle
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was fantastic! Our hotel accommodations were great. The group was friendly and courteous. The tour manager (Heather Larson) was outstanding as was the bus driver (Glen).
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Heather and Glen (tour manager and driver) where both wonderful. They made sure everything went smoothly so the we were able to enjoy ourselves. Heather provided a good mix of information/fun facts/and quiet time as we traveled from location to location. The planned activities and the pace were good. I would definitely recommend this tour and Collette to others!
    Joyce Clark
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our guide was excellent, the coach comfortable and the sights wonderful. The accommodations were all fine.
    Jack Krasner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Just about everything was perfect.
    Barbara Blackney
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Utah has long been on my "To Do List". It was a wonderful trip filled with so many memories.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Bryce National Park experience double rainbow.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Same reasons as stated above.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    While it was overall a wonderful trip, we were disappointed not to have seen more of the Arches in that National Park, and to have driven through Escalante with only a stop at the visitor center. But Bryce and .Zion at the end of the tour were wonderful.
    Christine Rodgers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everyone was allowed to experience each stop to the extent that they were comfortable. Interaction among the group was wonderful.
    Susan Boos
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Our guide didn’t have a lot of knowledge of the area. Bus had no WiFi. Loved hiking in Bryce and the red rock hotel
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    loved the itinerary....it was perfect starting in Denver and ending in Vegas. would have preferred to stay on the strip in Vegas...not a fan of the Golden Nugget's location...I was not happy with the breakfast...mostly cold in all the hotels....same daily....loved the dinner with the West Family...as well as at the Red Cliff Lodge (loved the Red Cliff Lodge)... we not happy with the Majestic View Lodge...dinning staff were rude....food not great....service poor....would have preferred to be in town and not take the shuttle
    Tina Posila
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The whole trip was memorable.
    Frank Comer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    After touring the gorgeous scenery in Utah, it is impossible for me to pick one The hotel in Las Vegas was not on the strip & not the most convenient location. Freemont Street was definitely not appealing to us.
    Jean Hanna
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great trip - wonderful tour guide - try it you won’t Be disappointed !
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    loved Zion and the Arches

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