Arizona & Utah National Parks Tour
- Explore the breathtaking sites of Zion National Park, including:
- Court of the Patriarchs
- Angel’s Landing
- The Great White Throne
- The Temple of Sinawava and Weeping Rock
- Take a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural stone bridge in the world
- Enjoy a swim dip in the cool waters of Lake Powell
- Take a guided tour of the Antelope Canyon slots
- Tour the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, including:
- Point Imperial
- Bright Angel Point
- Cape Royal
Insightful tours, lecture series, and hands on touring and researching the stunning beauty, ecology, geology, and land management of Utah and Arizona’s premier National Parks.
The establishment of Natural Parks has protected the natural beauty and ecosystems of the stunning south west, and the location of many parks in close proximity allows for a diverse experience of beauty and education in the great outdoors.
All Evolve Tours itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs
Day 1 - Travel to Zion National Park
We will make our way to Zion National Park today, stopping at activities on route depending on your departure details. Get settled into our accomodation and enjoy dinner on site.
The upcoming days will feature guest lectures, hands-on workshops, physical exploration and natural beauty. The itinerary can be further tailored to match specific faculties: geology, ecology, biology, ecosystems, land management, etc. Speak to your Evolve rep for more information
Day 2 - Zion National Park
Learn how Zion Canyon was formed, and admire the natural beauty of the plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas and one of the earth’s tallest-known sheer sandstone walls. Explore breathtaking sites including Court of the Patriarchs, Angel’s Landing, the Great White Throne, the Temple of Sinawava and Weeping Rock while taking small hikes.
Day 3 - Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon
Depart for Lake Powell in the morning. Lake Powell offers stunning views of water and red rock cliffs – and a dip in the lake is oh so refreshing in the hot desert! Take a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural stone bridge in the world.
In the afternoon we will take a guided tour of Antelope Canyon. Formed by erosion of NAvajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding, a tour through the slots is one of the most picturesque and beautiful activities to be done!
Dinner & overnight in the area.
Day 4 - Grand Canyon
Depart for the Grand Canyon this morning.
We will drive to and tour The North Rim, featuring spectacular views surrounded by Ponderosa Pine forest. Points of interest of the day include:
- Point Imperial- Overlook the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon.
- Bright Angel Point- 1 mi/1.6 km round trip hike with a grand view of the canyon.
- Cape Royal – a long peninsula extending from the North Rim out over the Grand Canyon offering a sweeping Grand Canyon vista.
Overnight in area
Day 5 - Homeward Bound
Begin our journey home after an amazing trip to numerous Utah & Arizona National Parks
AirfareRoundtrip airfare from origin city, if needed
CoachPrivate coach transportation as needed for duration of tour
LodgesStudent friendly, centrally located lodges
CampingOptions to camp per desires of group
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites. Packed lunches and options for camp cooked meals as well.
The beginnings of the canyon are much debated by scientists. Did the Colorado River carve the whole canyon or was there already an ancient gorge waiting for the new river over 5 million years ago?
Places You’ll Visit
Zion National Park
Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity
Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí, or "spiral rock arches."
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves