See three amazing National Parks - Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion - on this epic camping trip designed with families in mind. Every day offers magnificent hikes that let you explore the best of these national treasures on foot. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular, from the ever-changing colors of the sandstone rock formations to the sweeping views of otherworldly landscapes. Climb to viewpoints with birds-eye views, take a fun-filled slosh along the Virgin River, and hike among canyons, spires, and sandstone rock formations thousands of years in the making.
Experience the sheer magnitude of the Grand Canyon from the less-crowded North Rim
Wade through a scenic slot canyon riverbed on the Virgin River Narrows
Hike among the mystical towering spires, hoodoos, and rock formations in Bryce Canyon
Meet up with your group in Las Vegas at 8am. Transfer across the Mojave Desert to the remote North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, where you'll enjoy your first view of the canyon. Head to your campsite with plenty of daylight left for the guides to teach you how to set up your tent, and end the day with an amazing camp dinner.
Enjoy a full day of exploring the less-visited Grand Canyon North Rim. After breakfast in camp, set out on a nature hike on the Cape Final Trail, with a mix of forest scenery and canyon views. Along the way, the guides will set up a fun art activity for the kids to depict their favorite vista. Tonight, play games around the campfire and enjoy a hearty dinner.
After breakfast, pack up camp and journey to Bryce Canyon National Park. Descend into the natural amphitheater and walk amongst the hoodoos and strange rock formations while learning about the natural forces that created this geologic wonder. Down the road, set up camp at the beautiful Kodachrome Basin State Park.
Hike from camp into Kodachrome Basin, aptly named for the multi-colored rock features. Trek through the park to the lovely Angel's Palace and work up an appetite for lunch. This afternoon, venture down the road for a walk in the family-friendly Willis Creek slot canyon. Watch as the canyon walls come in close and learn how water carved this deep and meandering pathway.
After breakfast, transfer to Zion National Park, the crown jewel of the Utah National Park system. Hike on the Watchman Trail, a classic trek that provides a great introduction to Zion Canyon, taking in the stellar views of the sandstone cliffs and several of Zion's most scenic landmarks. Then, settle into camp inside the park with the red spire of the Watchman rock formation rising above.
Depart early to hop on a shuttle that takes you through Zion Canyon to your trailhead for Angel's Landing. Journey through Refrigerator Canyon and the famous Walter's Wiggles, a series of twenty tight switchbacks, before arriving at one of the highest viewpoints in the park, Scout's Landing. After your hike, take a splash in the Virgin River near the Diversion Dam, a perfect swimming hole for cooling off.
Splash your way up a narrow river slot canyon with colorful sandstone walls on Zion's most popular hike: Virgin River Narrows. This is the narrowest part of Zion Canyon, where hiking becomes wading through a river and the scenery is spectacular. After lunch, depart for Las Vegas and flights home.
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MT Sobek has been inspiring adventure seekers for 50 years. Our new family adventures make it easy to explore with the ones you love.
Our top-notch North America guides have extensive experience leading fun and rewarding family camping trips.
This trip is the perfect introduction to hiking in three well-loved National Parks, with expert insight into flora, fauna and Leave No Trace practices.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Daily hiking through state and national parks on well-maintained trails, up to 4.5 hours a day. Fun activities for all the family on the trail and at camp.
Tent camping in established campgrounds within state and national parks.
Warm, sunny days and cool evenings. Daytime highs can range from 70-100°F and evening lows from 40-60°F.
Your MT Sobek guide will meet you in the lobby of the Hyatt Place in Las Vegas on Day 1 of the trip.
We provide roomy 4-person tents to accommodate 1-2 people each, comfortable sleeping pads, sleeping bags and linens.
Our spacious 4-person tents are quite roomy and could accommodate a 3rd sleeping pad for a child if desired.
Every campground provides flushing toilets. Shower facilities are in walking distance and may or may not be coin-operated depending on the location.
While there are critters to be cautious of, such as rattlesnakes, they are rarely seen in campgrounds as they wish to be left alone and avoid human interaction. If spotted, maintaining a safe distance is always the best course of action.
Our trips for ages 9 and up are active, but not strenuous, with shorter days of activity than our normal MT Sobek trips. We include child-friendly meal options, one night wherein adults can be on their own, as well as fun activities to do together!
Make any of our trips a custom adventure or start from scratch. Take two itineraries and match them up to create a unique third. Add extras and extensions and more...if you can imagine it, we can make it happen!
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