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Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Self-Drive Adventure in the American West



14 Days

Prices Start from

£7,240pp (ex. flights)

Get behind the wheel to embark on an independent self-drive through the American West, travelling off the beaten track at your own leisurely pace with the 24/7 support of our local team should you need them. Opt for the remote roads that cut through off-piste landscapes to avoid the crowds, and benefit from privately guided explorations of the National Parks.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Canyoneering, Goblin Valley, Utah, USA 1

Tour National Parks

Travel through the national parks with a private guide who will show you how to escape the crowds and access the quieter routes.

Arches National Park, Utah, USA 2

Private Stargazing

From a hidden oasis hotel in the Utah desert, marvel at spectacular starry night skies with champagne and s’mores.

Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River, USA 3

Land on Tower Butte

Take an exclusive helicopter ride over Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend and land on top of the sacred Tower Butte.

Cabin exterior and teepee, Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch, Denver, USA 4

Ranch the Rockies

Stay in a ghost town in the corner of the Colorado Rockies, exploring the alpine environment on foot on horseback.

Why we like it

Combining the untethered freedom that comes from travelling by car with the personalisation of a tailor-made itinerary, this road trip connects the highlights of America’s most striking western states. Featuring scenic helicopter rides, private guided park tours, stargazing experiences and a carefully curated pick of unique properties, this journey brings with it high chances of spotting native wildlife like elk, deer, bobcats and hawks. Our self-drive itineraries are designed to empower you to take control of your own adventure, slow down the pace, and give you time to become fully immersed in mindful travel experiences.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Grand Canyon Under Canvas £££££

  • USA
  • Tented Camps

Positioned close to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, these safari-inspired glamping tents offer luxurious camping accommodations that are finished with plush king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms and wood burning stoves.

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Amangiri £££££

  • USA
  • Unusual

Amangiri is an intimate resort hidden within Canyon Point offering spectacular views across the desert valley. The resort has been carefully designed to imitate the surrounding landscapes, using natural materials and textiles such as polished concrete, so it blends with its surroundings.

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Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch £££££

  • USA

Dunton Hot Springs is a restored 19th Century silver miners town, with 12 original handmade log cabins, a saloon and dance hall, library and chapel. Current owners spent seven years restoring the buildings to bring this ghost town in the corner of the Colorado Rockies back to life.

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Zion Mountain Ranch £££££

  • USA
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Zion Mountain Ranch is located just outside Zion National Park in a spectacularly scenic setting. It is the closest lodging to the east gate of the park. From here it is possible to visit several other national parks including Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. The ranch is surrounded by 2,700 acres of high mountain meadows and forests where a herd of buffalo graze and roam. There are a selection of private self-contained cabins and lodges, all comfortably furnished and with views over the meadows, the grazing buffalo herd or the canyon. Some cabins come with private sauna or jacuzzi. Activities available include horse riding, canyoneering, mountain biking, fly fishing and hiking.

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This Itinerary
From £7,240 Per person

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