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Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef Tour

Tour Description and Gallery

Of all the majestic scenery in the West, some of the most inspiring and colorful is in southern Utah. This tour through three national parks, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef, provides an opportunity to capture the stunning canyons and colors of the region in one trip. We have been traveling through the region hiking, camping and photographing for over thirty years and have discovered both well known and hidden places that afford the best photographic views and settings to be found in the region. Join us for ramble through this world famous region and capture the best of what the West has to offer!

Highlights: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Virgin River, Zion Canyon, Checkerboard Mesa, mountain sheep, wildflowers, Kolob Canyon, Springdale UT, Bryce Canyon, hoodoos, spectacular red and orange rock formations, pronghorn antelope, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Natural Bridge, juniper forests, bristlecone pines, Capitol Reef, Torrey UT, Courthouse Rock, Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Moon, Cathedral Valley, Sulphur Creek, Fremont River

Utah's Best - Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef by Greg SmithWe begin our trip in St. George, Utah, just outside Zion National Park and head east into the canyons of the slick rock country in the southwestern part of the state. (Private tours can be arranged to start in Las Vegas.) We will visit many of the prominent points that are seen by tourists visiting the park, but will also travel to many of the seldom seen places that make this stunning canyon country so extraordinary. In Zion we will be looking up most of the time, as that is the nature of the access there, but soon we will be leaving the deep canyons and our comfortable lodgings for a different view.

Our second stop is in the Bryce Canyon area, with short hikes to a ghost town, the Red Rocks of the area, and then into Bryce Canyon itself. One can spend days hiking and photographing this incredible park, and still miss much of what it has to offer. Its magical orange and mauve and red stone is brilliant in the bright sun, and very subdued on a cloudy day, but there are ways to capture this landscape even when the sun is hidden above the clouds. Our tours are scheduled to visit this incredible site during the summer and warmer months, but we can also arrange to take you there in the most incredible season of all – the winter when the colors are beyond the usual palette of what we experience anywhere else. After spending our time looking down into these colorful canyons, and visiting the other locations around the park, we will head north again for yet Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef Galleryanother experience.

The last park in this odyssey is Capitol Reef, one of the least visited parks in the West, but the one that has more repeat visitors than any other. We first ventured out West and hiked and photographed in this unique park when it was still a national monument in 1969, and have been revisiting it for decades. If one just travels the usual route that most visitors follow, the result will be very gratifying, but if you travel with us we will take you to locations that include the best known as well as the hidden and remote parts of the park that make it a standout for those who take in this wonderful jewel in Utah.

Join us for a true adventure to some of the greatest landscapes to be found in Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks, with colors, deep canyons and settings with rivers and streams that are exceptional. Call us or send us an email and we can tell you more about this exceptional adventure, and with your paid reservation, we will send you a detailed itinerary of where we go and where we stay. Share the adventure!

Tour Information:
7 days/6 nights
Group Size 1 to 4
Arrive/Depart: Phoenix, AZ/Phoenix, AZ
Trip Includes:
Transportation - entire tour itinerary will be provided by American Photo Tours.
Lodging - all motel/hotel accomodations, single or double occupancy for entire tour are included.
Meals - breakfast and lunch for entire tour are included.
Professional Guide Service - Greg Smith will be your professional guide and photographic consultant for the entire tour.
Fees and Admissions - all fees and admissions will be paid by American Photo Tours as part of the tour.
Tour Departure Dates:

May 19-25
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Tour Costs:

Double Occupancy - $4,795
Single Occupancy Supplement - $995
We offer 20% discounts for all travelers in groups of 2-6!


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