Detailed itinerary to follow and may be subject to change.
- Participants should arrive in Las Vegas on or before 18th May and depart on or after 2nd June (accommodation included in Vegas on 18th May and 1st June)
Day 1 – Las Vegas to Springdale
Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us we head northeast in search of the Valley of Fire. As soon as we leave the city you’ll know already that its going to be an all-American road trip. Our destination tonight is Springdale, Utah – at the entrance to Zion National Park.
Day 2 – Springdale (local rideout – optional)
Strategically located for a day of local exploration in Zion National Park, North to Cedar Breaks National monument, Cedar City or south to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
In a state filled with dramatic scenery that stretches to the horizon and seemingly endless bucket list adventures, Zion National Park is the crown jewel of Utah’s five iconic national parks. Zion’s landscape is filled with rainbow-colored rock layers chiselled into sharp peaks, high mesas, and deep, twisting canyons. It’s a place so hauntingly beautiful that you will never forget the silence of Zion’s sandstone cathedrals, the light reflecting off the slot canyons, the rushing Virgin River, or the architect of its cliffs and canyons.
Everyone should visit Zion at least once in their lifetime to hike its trails, wade through canyon waters, and watch deer graze in open meadows. Named by early settler Isaac Behunin in 1863, Zion remains true to its name – the Promised Land and a place of refuge.
Day 3 – Springdale to Torrey
First on the agenda today is Bryce Canyon as we travel further northeast in Utah. The geologic features of Bryce Canyon known as “hoodoos” attract millions of visitors every year. The National Park is famous for the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. While the patterns and clusters of hoodoos are aesthetically appealing and visually striking, the story of how they came to be is equally as intriguing.
Day 4 – Torrey to Moab
Our journey today takes us through Capitol Reef National Park in the heart of red rock country, east to Hanksville, before turning northeast (to our most northerly point of the tour at Green River) before arriving at Moab on the Colorado River.
Day 5 – Moab (local rideout – optional)
Located on the banks of the Colorado River and between the US’s most visited national parks of Arches & Canyonlands – Moab is the perfect base for a days exploration of cowboy country. Moab is an adventure hub for many different outdoor activities.
Day 6 – Moab to Durango, Colorado
Today see’s us travel southeast to Colorado – a state of continuous curves, crystal clear lakes, cliffs and canyons. River canyons and twisty secondary roads are the main attractions for a good part of the day. Clear mountain air, the smell of alpine forests and abundant wildlife make for an exhilarating ride – stark contrast to the deserts and canyonlands of Utah and Arizona.
Day 7 – Durango (optional local rideout)
Strategically located for a days exploration in the San Miguel & San Juan mountains, along the 100km Million Dollar Highway, over the 3,300m high Red Mountain Pass & into the Navajo basin. We will also stop at the quaint little towns of Ouray and Silverton along the way.
Day 8 – Durango to Monument Valley
Monument Valley, where the west was won (at least in the movies) with its stark landscape, shifting red sands and sandstone buttes with names such as The Mittens, Totem Pole and Ear of the Wind (to mention a few) have seen John Wayne and Clint Eastwood save the day – no other place quite so encapsulates the Wild West. In the afternoon, we turn south to visit Valley of the Gods, a 17-mile loop through out-of-this-world scenery that is sure to leave you speechless.
Day 9 – Monument Valley to Grand Canyon
What more is there to say. After visiting Monument Valley in the morning, we will take on the road to Page, Arizona, passing by the famous Horseshoe Bend after lunch for some must-have photo souvenirs. The afternoon will have us riding through beautiful landscapes while we make our way to the south entrance of Grand Canyon.
Day 10 – Grand Canyon (optional local rideout)
It’s all in the name – the grandest canyon of them all. A rest day is highly recommended and you will be hard pressed to choose an activity. You can hike on many different trails, from easy to challenging ones; ride a mule along the canyon rim; or just let time pass by while contemplating this majestic display of steep canyons formed by millions of years of natural forces. Make sure the camera is ready!
Day 11 – Grand Canyon to Laughlin
It’s time to take on Route 66 – there’s very little of the original route left but our ride to Laughlin via Williams, Selligman and Kingman ranks amount the very best and we will see plenty of real ‘Americana’ in picturesque road stops and charming old-time motels.
Day 12 – Laughlin to Death Valley
If a road trip through the Mojave Desert and Furnace Creek on route to Death Valley doesn’t tickle the imagination then there’s little hope.
Day 13 – Death Valley (optional local rideout)
If you dare… We will spend the day riding around the Death Valley, exploring out-of-this-world views and experiencing the beauty of one of Earth’s most desolated landscapes. Obviously you could also just spend the day relaxing in the surreal surroundings.
Day 14 – Death Valley to Las Vegas
Today see’s us leaving Death Valley and returning to the bright lights in the middle of the desert and back to our starting point of this amazing adventure. Fancy extending your trip? a few days in LV is very highly recommended!