The Grand Circle

Las Vegas, St. George, Zion, Grand Canyon, Marble Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, Navajo Nation, Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway, Four Corners, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse State Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Highway 12, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, Cedar Breaks National Monument and more!

The Grand Circle Association describes this region as “A beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated scenic byways. Some of America’s most diverse scenery can be found within the Grand Circle – the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and Arches National Park, just to name a few. Bold splashes of color, fascinating geologic shapes and the mysterious remnants of cultures await you at every turn.”

This is America’s highest concentration of scenic beauty and adventure! National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, National Recreation Areas, Tribal Parks, Scenic Routes, Historic Sites, and so much more!

Come join us as we explore America’s Grand Circle!

Grand Circle Tour Description

Our most popular tour since 1998,  the tour provides an excellent opportunity to experience up close and personal seven National Parks (Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and the Grand Canyon), plus Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon. The tour involves driving through 1,900 miles of beautiful mountains, deserts, and mountain valleys, and includes two of America’s most scenic highways.

This nine-night, nine-day tour includes 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners. The tour is loaded with activities that complement the beautiful national parks we visit. Key activities include Four-hour Narrow-Gauge Railroad ride from Durango to Silverton, Colorado;  Navajo-led Monument Valley back-country tour; Navajo-led Antelope Canyon tour; and a float trip down a 10-mile section of the Colorado River.  Our tour includes many more activities than most tours visiting Southern Utah.

Lodging in 3-star hotels.

Our groups are small with eight to ten passengers. When there are more than 10 guests,  we take a second guide and vehicle.  We use comfortable modified raised roof vans designed to fit 15 passengers, plus luggage.  Unlike other companies, we do not fill the vans to capacity as we want you to have a comfortable, uncrowded traveling experience.

We begin and end the tour in Las Vegas and visit the states of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. We pass through three Native American reservations as well. Our guides are the best in the area. They usually are natives of Southern Utah and have a lifetime of stories and insights to draw upon.  There is no substitute for experience. They provide a comprehensive overview of the history, geology, plant life, and culture of the West.

TitleCategoryAddressDescription
Mesa Arch Mesa Arch
Bears Ears Bears Ears, Utah, USA
Wilson Arch Wilson Arch
Newspaper Rock Newspaper Rock
Navajo National Monument Navajo National Monument
The Wave The Wave Trail, Kanab, UT, USA
Forrest Gump Point US-163 Scenic Mexican Hat, UT 84531
Valley of Fire State Park Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA
Gold Butte National Monument Gold Butte National Monument, NV
Virgin River Gorge Veterans Memorial Hwy Littlefield, AZ 86432
Snow Canyon State Park Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, UT
Kolob Canyons Kolob Canyons, UT
Kanarraville Falls Kanarraville Falls, Kanarraville UT
Cedar City Cedar City, UT, USA
Cedar Breaks National Monument 4730 UT-148 Brian Head, UT 84719
Panguitch Lake Panguitch Lake, Utah, USA
Panguitch Panguitch, UT, USA
Red Canyon UT-12 Panguitch, UT 84759
Bryce Canyon National Park UT-63 Bryce, UT 84764
Kodachrome Basin State Park Kodachrome State Park Rd Henrieville, UT 84736
Escalante Petrified Forest 710 Reservoir Rd Escalante, UT 84726
Escalante 755 W Main St Escalante, UT 84726
Head of the Rocks Overlook Head of the Rocks Overlook
Kiva Koffeehouse 7386 Hwy 12 Mile Marker Escalante, UT 84726
Lower Calf Creek Falls Boulder, UT 84716
The Hogback UT-12 Boulder, UT 84716
Burr Trail 37.90113472958641, -111.42481284601672
Anasazi State Park Museum 460 UT-12 Boulder, UT 84716
Boulder Mountain 38.01169138257505, -111.35876076648856
Torrey Torrey, UT, USA
Capitol Reef National Park Fruita, UT, USA
Goblin Valley State Park Goblin Valley, Utah, USA
John Wesley Powell River History Museum 1765 Main St Green River, UT 84525
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky Road, Moab, UT, USA
Dead Horse Point State Park Dead Horse Point, Utah, USA
Arches National Park Arches National Park Entrance Station, Arches Entrance Road, Moab, UT, USA
Moab Moab, UT, USA
Hole N" The Rock 11037 US-191 Moab, UT 84532
Ouray Ouray, CO, USA
Silverton Silverton, CO, USA
Durango Durango, CO, USA
Mesa Verde National Park Mesa Verde National Park
Cortez Cortez, CO, USA
Four Corners Monument Four Corners Monument
Twin Rocks Twin Rocks, Utah, USA
Bluff Fort Bluff, UT, USA
Sand Island Petroglyph Panel Bluff, UT 84512
Valley of Gods Valley of the Gods Road, Mexican Hat, UT, USA
Moki Dugway Moki Dugway, Utah, USA
Goosenecks State Park Goosenecks, Utah, USA
Mexican Hat Rock Mexican Hat Rock, Mexican Hat, UT, USA
Forrest Gump Point US-163 Scenic Mexican Hat, UT 84531
Monument Valley Monument Valley, AZ, USA
Antelope Canyon Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Lake Powell Wahweap, AZ, USA
Glen Canyon Dam Glen Canyon Dam Bridge, Page, AZ, USA
Horseshoe Bend Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA
Navajo Bridge Navajo Bridge, Marble Canyon, AZ, USA
Lee's Ferry Lees Ferry Road, Marble Canyon, AZ, USA
Cliff Dwellers Stone House House Rock Valley, Arizona, USA
Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ, USA
Jacob Lake Inn Jacob Lake, AZ, USA
Kanab UT Kanab, UT, USA
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Coral Pink Sand Dunes Road, Kanab, UT, USA
Zion National Park Springdale, UT, USA
St. George St. George, UT, USA
Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, USA