Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail September 22-29, 2018

Take Amtrak from Denver Colorado to Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge in Moab Utah and see Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park by jet boat, rafting on the Colorado River, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks!

Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab Utah
Day 1 - Make your way to Denver, Colorado where you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. You will have time for shopping, browsing and dining this evening. Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Denver, CO

Day 2 - Check out & transfer to the Amtrak station via taxis. All aboard the California Zephyr for your daylight ride to Grand Junction, Colorado. Enjoy spending time in the very large glass dome area viewing the panoramic scenery of the magnificent countryside. Seeing the country by train is a very unique experience that ranges from relaxing in the dome area to socializing in the café/lounge. Delicious meals are available in the dining car. You will arrive at approximately 4 p.m. in Grand Junction, Colorado. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to the beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge, your home for the next 4 nights. The Red Cliffs Lodge is nestled high on the magnificent Red Rock Cliffs. A prime rib dinner is included this evening at the lodge. Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab UT  (D)
 
Day 3 - After breakfast, depart for a scenic raft trip on the Colorado River. Travel upstream from Red Cliffs and launch the rafts onto the Colorado River at Hittle Bottom backed by an astounding view of magnificent Fisher Towers. A fter a wonderful float, you'll see Red Cliffs Lodge just around the bend signaling an end to the excursion. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the amenities and activities available at Red Cliffs Lodge. An optional trip to Moab will be arranged. Tonight an included dinner at the resort near the banks of the Colorado River. Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab UT  (B,D) 
 
 
Day 4 - Breakfast is included this morning before you meet your guide and travel to Dead Horse Point State Park for one of the most spectacular scenes in the southwest. You will see the expanse of Canyonlands National Park stretching to the south and the mighty Colorado River 2,000 feet below. A picnic lunch is included. This afternoon, you visit the Arches National Park for sightseeing and short hiking. Visit all the park highlights including Park Avenue, Balance Rock, The Windows and Delicate Arch. Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab UT  (B,L) 
 
 
Day 5 - Breakfast is included this morning at the lodge. Today you may relax in the morning or enjoy a full day of exciting activities in the “Adventure Capitol of Utah!” As an option, you may choose to experience the world famous Slickrock that brings thousands of 4WD enthusiasts from around the world to Moab as you take a 2-hour Hummer tour on the Hell's Revenge Trail. Or, you may choose horseback riding. Later everyone heads into Moab where lunch is included before you depart on an afternoon Jet Boat Tour of Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River. The red rock walls reach 2,000 feet above you as you wind through the canyons. Later, return to Red Cliffs Lodge and enjoy a cowboy cookout. Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab UT  (B,L,D)
 
 
Day 6 - Enjoy breakfast before you check-out and depart for a full day. Leave Moab and drive through the town of Green River, skirt the San Rafael Swell, and motor by Capitol Reef National Park where you enjoy a picnic lunch before sightseeing ancient petroglyphs, beautiful rock formations, deep canyons and pioneer history. Enjoy a drive on one of America’s most spectacular roads. Scenic Highway 12 has been designated as an “All American Road,”
 the crown jewel of the Scenic Byways system. First, drive over Boulder Mountain reaching elevations over 9,000 feet with spectacular views of the Water Pocket Fold and beyond. Travel through Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, with vast expanses of cream and rose colored Navajo sandstone. There are dramatic cliffs, high mesas, beautiful streams and deep canyons in multi-hued colors across the 1.9 million acre monument. In the late afternoon, arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park for sightseeing and optional hiking along the rim. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce Canyon that translates into, "red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon." After an afternoon of exploration, you will stop for dinner on your own and later 
check into the hotel located just outside the park. BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (B,L) 
 
 
Day 7 - Enjoy breakfast before taking a one and half hour ride over to Zion National Park for the day. Your guide will be with you in Zion to tell you about the natural wonders of the park. Zion was designated in 1919, making it Utah’s oldest National Park. It is known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Lunch will be on your own. Later this afternoon you will return to your hotel to freshen up before your farewell dinner. BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (B,D)
 
Day 8 - Enjoy breakfast before checking out and driving to Salt Lake City for a glimpse of the city before going to the airport. (B)
 
Arrival: Arrive any time on your own into Denver - you will have a voucher for transfer to your hotel
Departure: Please schedule departure after 3:00 PM from Salt Lake City
 
Tour Includes:

•  Airport Transfers in Denver & Utah to Salt Lake City, Taxi to Amtrak
• 1 Night Accommodations in Denver
• 4 Nights Accommodations at Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge, Moab, Utah
• 2 Nights Accommodations at Best Western Grand, Bryce Canyon
•  Amtrak transportation from Denver to Grand Junction in coach
• 13 MEALS: 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches,  4 Dinners
• Tour of Dead Horse Point State Park
• Tour of Arches National Park
• Jet Boat Tour of Canyonlands Park
• Picnic near Capitol Reef National Park
•Scenic drive on HWY 12 “All American Road”
•Escalante National Monument
• Rim walk at Bryce Canyon Park
• Tour of Zion National Park
• Baggage Handling at hotel
• Taxes & gratuities on meals & hotels
• Local Guide
• JOY TOUR Director

 

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Dates/Pricing

DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
09/22/2018Quote
Active/Adventure
Hiking
Nature Observance
White Water Rafting
Cultural/Educational
History
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