Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River, USA

Grand Canyon & the South West

Home to the impressive Grand Canyon, this region is renowned for striking rock features, mesas, buttes and the colossal Colorado River.

With a plethora of national parks, there is an array of hiking areas to explore this region with enormous diversity as each is unique in formation and geology. Colours here are bright with striking golden and red rock monuments at every turn making this one of the most breathtaking areas in North America.

The south-west of the USA is a vast area of spectacular beauty and scenery that is dominated by largely arid landscapes. Steppes Travel focuses primarily on holidays to Arizona and Utah, home to 40 national parks, monuments and heritage sites making it is a haven for outdoor and nature enthusiasts.


What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Saguaros cacti in the Arizona desert

Canyon Birding

Find a spot to lay a blanket and watch as golden and bald eagles, peregrine falcons, kestrels and the Californian condor are silhouetted by the high sun.

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Toroweap, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA


Take to the skies for a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam and the surrounding lakes and canyonlands.

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Antelope Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, USA

Visit a Navajo Reservation

Spend a night in a Navajo reservation to learn the history, culture and practises of the native Indians who inhabit the region.

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Rafting the Colorado River

White Water Rafting

Raft atop the bubbling Colorado River, renowned for its deep canyons and tumbling rapids, stopping for a lunch break in a shady spot.

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Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Hike the Grand Canyon

Hike the Grand Canyon with a private guide to discover the striking rock formations and marvel at its breathtaking scale.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Amangiri £££££

  • USA
  • Wellness and Spa

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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Enchantment Resort & Spa £££££

  • USA
  • Wellness and Spa

Tucked away on the outskirts of the small vibrant town of Sedona, Enchantment is a spa haven nestled within the striking Arizona landscape. Set on 70 acres of private land, it stands at the doorway of the secluded Boynton Canyon surrounded by red-rock formations that beg to be explored.

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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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Sorrel River Ranch £££££

  • USA
  • Boutique

Sorrel River Ranch is located near Moab, Utah and is set within the magnificent surroundings of the south-western desert. The ranch is close to the Colorado River and surrounded by towering red rock formations, the perfect place to stay for exploring the stunning scenery in the south-west, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park and Monument Valley are all within driving distance.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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