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Southwest Road Trip: Zion, the Grand Canyon & Santa Monica Sunsets


Southwest Road Trip: Zion, the Grand Canyon & Santa Monica Sunsets

Day 1 - Las Vegas to Zion via Bryce Canyon National Park

Meet your group at 8:30 AM for a quick Welcome Meeting, then hop in the van for about 3 hours and head to Bryce Canyon National Park. Around 1:00 pm (we lose 1 hour at the Utah border-but don't worry, we'll get it back soon), stop in Cedar City where you'll have time to grab lunch on your own. Arrive to Bryce Canyon in the early afternoon and spend a few hours hiking, exploring and gazing at the crazy rock formations known as hoodoos. Hike the Navajo Loop & Queens Garden trail to get more up close with these cool geological features. From here, continue onward to East Zion where the group will stay for 2 nights. Pitch your tent and make dinner at camp with your fellow Roamies.

Day 2 - Zion National Park

Wake up with the birds chirping and make breakfast at camp. Pack a lunch for the day then drive to Zion National Park. Once there it's time to explore! You'll board the national park shuttle to take you into the park and explore your heart out. There are a couple different trail options, the main ones being The Emerald Pools, The Narrows, Scouts Lookout and Watchman Trail. Grab your hiking books, your new best buddy and get out there! Enjoy your packed lunch whenever you choose! Later, travel back to East Zion for a chill evening with your fellow Roamies at the camp site. Once it gets dark, get ready to sit around the campfire, roast some marshmallows and stare up at the stars. First one to see a shooting star wins an extra s'more!

Day 3 - Zion National Park/Grand Canyon National Park

If you stayed up late with your new friends, you can sleep in the van. Today we wake up early to drive to Grand Canyon National Park, with a couple awesome pit stops along the way. The first stop is at Horseshoe Bend. This geological masterpiece was sculpted by the Colorado River. Go on and walk to the overlook, hike along the rim and stare down into the flowing river far below. Snap some photos with your friends and just enjoy the moment. Continue onwards to our next national park of the trip. En route, stop for lunch at our G for Good, family-owned Navajo food truck for some delicious tacos. Arrive at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon??one of the world's Natural Wonders?? and set up camp for the next two nights just in time for a spectacular sunset.

Day 4 - Grand Canyon National Park

After having breakfast and packing a lunch, get those water bottles ready because today is dedicated to the Grand Canyon. Starting from the South Rim, there are so many hikes to choose from that will take you deeper into the canyon where you can really appreciate the size and depth of this national park. Choose whichever trail you wish or do short bursts of multiple hikes, just make sure you bring plenty of water and take your time. You got this! Sit down for a picnic lunch in the park then maybe choose to rent a bike, or if you're feeling really adventurous, opt to take a legendary helicopter ride over the canyon. The choice is yours! After a full day in the park, sit down for an unforgettable pizza dinner along the rim of the Grand Canyon as the setting sun lights the sky.

Day 5 - Grand Canyon National Park/Joshua Tree National Park

Road trip! Get your kicks, because its time to drive along one of the most famous roads in history: Route 66. After you eat breakfast and break down camp, we head out and cruise south west toward Joshua Tree National Park. We'll stop in Seligman along Route 66 and then continue to Kingman, where you will have free time to grab lunch on your own. Throughout the drive, we will take short stops to admire the Mojave Desert, and the funky dessert trees that gave Joshua Tree it's name. Arrive to the camp site in the early evening and after setting up, you will have the night free to explore Pioneer Town. Watch the sky light up in flames during an incredible desert sunset and maybe throw down a blanket to watch for shooting stars tonight in one of California's clearest skies.

Day 6 - Joshua Tree National Park/Santa Monica

After another night under the stars, pack away your camping gear, have some breakfast at camp, and drive to one of the LA's most famous beaches for a day of fun. You'll have the entire afternoon free to explore Santa Monica and do whatever you please with your fellow Roamies. Opt to lounge on the beach, have some of the worlds best ice cream, take a ride on the pier, or just people watch with a spicy margarita at an open air bar. Whatever you choose, make it count! Tonight we'll stay at an awesome, hip hostel in Santa Monica.

Day 7 - Santa Monica/Los Angeles

Say goodbye to your Roamies and depart at any time. Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What’s included?


Camping (5 nts) & hostel (1 nt).

Local transport

Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.


Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Meals Budget: Allow USD170-225 for meals not included.

Additional info

Zion National Park
- Watchman Trail Hike
- The Narrows Hike
- Scout Lookout Trail

Grand Canyon
- Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon National Park
- Bright Angel Trail Hike (Free)

Los Angeles
- Santa Monica Pier Visit (Free)

Santa Monica
- Rollerblades and Bike Rentals

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