Ultimate Utah & Arizona Road Trip! – Closed

Utah and Arizona

September 23-2, 2017 10 Explorer Chicks

Experience the Southwest United States exploring National Parks, natural landmarks, and parts unknown for 10 days with a small group, women only, active Ultimate Road Trip. Each day you’ll wake well rested ready to spend your hours hiking and playing in the captivating canyons and deserts of Utah and Arizona.

Witness the golden glow of the red rocks and canyons as the sun sets each evening. Lose your breath when you first set your sights on the Grand Canyon. Wonder in disbelief as you hike among the giants in Zion Canyon. Get lost surrounded by the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Marvel at the power and artistry of water walking beneath the Arches. Capture the beauty and dancing light of Antelope Canyon for yourself.

It’s the Active Road Trip designed for you to experience the best the Southwest has to offer in 10 days. We’ve created an itinerary that has you traveling in our Explorer Chick Shuttle approximately 1,200 miles. We cover a lot of miles, but we’ve built your itinerary so you’ll spend hours hiking the best trails every day. After exploring we’ll make our transfer to the next destination and lodging giving you the most daylight for playing! At the end of your day exploring you’ll be ready to rest your legs and relax in our shuttle munching on trail mix!

Adventure Highlights:

  • Check off your National Parks bucket list! You’ll hike in the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capital Reef.
  • Explore lesser known, but breathtaking parks including Goblin Valley, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Escalante.
  • Actively experience the parks with 2 Explorer Chick Guides who will ensure you hike the best, and sometimes most challenging, hikes at our destinations!
  • Relax and let us do the driving in the Explorer Chick Shuttle!
  • Settle in for a quiet night of rest each evening.
  • All meals, transportation, fees, and adventures are included!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1- Arrvial and Grand Canyon Sunset: We’ll rendezvous at a Las Vegas Hotel at 11am before traveling to the Grand Canyon. We’ll arrive just in time to catch the sunset from the Rim Trail. (Transfer Time: 4:30 hours)

Day 2 – Grand Canyon: You’ll spend the day hiking in the Grand Canyon getting an intimate view of one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. After spending the day playing we’ll transfer to Page, AZ (Transfer time: 2:30 hours)

Day 3 – Horse Shoe Bend and Antelope Canyon: After waking in Page, AZ, you’ll visit two of the area’s most photographed landmarks. You’ll visit Antelope Canyon guided by Navajo Indians into the slot canyon featured in countless photos. You’ll walk to the edge to see the Colorado cut a blue C through sandstone at Horseshoe Bend. Afterwards we’ll transfer to our hotel in Moab for a few days of adventures (Transfer time: 4:30 hours)

Day 4 – Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands: You’ll arise early for a sunrise hike at Dead Horse Point Park. Afterwards, you’ll spend the afternoon exploring Canyonlands with multiple options for steep canyon hikes.

Day 5 – Arches: It’s another early morning, but the view will be worth it! You’ll beat the crowds to Arches to see the country’s most famous arch, Delicate Arch. You’ll spend the rest of the day hiking among the countless other arches scattered throughout the park. You’ll have one final night in Moab giving you time to explore the local shops and restaurants.

Day 6 – Goblin Valley & Capital Reef: We’ll hit the road first thing in the morning traveling to Goblin Valley State Park. It’s a lesser known park that is fully deserving of National Park status. You’ll get lost among the Goblins of the Valley and peak into deep slot canyons. Afterwards, we’ll drive to Capital Reef to explore the washes. We’ll close the day with traveling to Escalante. (Transfer: 1:30 hours and 1:45 hours)

Day 7 – Escalante: You’ll spend the day hiking through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument admiring the work of millions of years of erosion. We’ll then transfer to the Bryce Canyon area for our overnight stay. (Transfer: 1-2 hours)

Day 8 – Bryce Canyon: You’ll hike among the towering hoodoos of Bryce Canyon exploring the nooks and crannies etched into the rock from erosion. You’ll gawk at the vastness of the Bryce Amphitheater. Don’t worry. We’ll stick around long enough to catch the sunset. It’s one of our favorites! We’ll then transfer to a Zion area hotel (Transfer: 1 hour)

Day 9 – Zion: Stepping into Zion, you’ll think you’ve wandered into a different world with the towering cliffs rising above you. You’ll be able to hike the famous Angel’s Landing  trail early to beat the crowds. The rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring the countless other trails winding through Zion.

Day 10 – Zion and Las Vegas Departure: You’ll spend one final morning in Zion with the opportunity to venture out on one more short day hike. Afterwards we return to our rendezvous hotel and drop travelers off at the Las Vegas airport for final good-byes. Don’t plan on booking a flight that departs before 8pm. (Transfer: 2:30 hours)

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

What’s Included:

  • 10 Days/9 nights in shared occupancy accommodations (including hotels, vacation rentals, and yurts)
  • All meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 10 Dinner
  • Transportation in the fun Explorer Chick shuttle through out the road trip.
  • All adventures, fees, and permits
  • Small Group experience! ~ No motor coaches with a crowd of people
  • A commemorative Ultimate Road Trip Explorer Chick Tank Top
  • Two experienced Explorer Chick guides ensuring your trip is unforgettable and a social media sensation!
  • A flash drive with all of photos taken by your Explorer Chick guides (Becca is a phenomenal photographer!)

*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, rendezvous hotel stays, alcoholic beverages, guide tips, or costs for additional activities.

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

Travel Arrangements:

Your trip begins and ends in Las Vegas.

On day 1 we will rendezvous at a Las Vegas area hotel at 11am. We recommend arriving a day earlier to relax, enjoy Las Vegas, and to avoid any problems with lost luggage or flights.

We will return to the same hotel on Day 10. Do not book a flight that departs prior to 8pm. We will make an effort to drop Explorer Chicks off at the airport who fly out on Day 10.

You will receive the rendezvous hotel information prior to your arrival.

You will receive a travel guide prior to your arrival with all the information you’ll need to prepare for your epic trip!

Travel Insurance: To protect your travel investment and your hide, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. World Nomads is our trusted travel insurance provider. Receive an no-hassle, online quote in less than 2 minutes.

Activity Level – Moderate

We highly recommend training prior to your retreat. The itinerary is packed full of hiking in a variety of terrains and elevation gains. You should be comfortable with hiking up to 10 miles in a day. Explorer Chick prides itself in curating trips for women who live an active, healthy lifestyle. What this means is we tackle the big climbs, the long trails, the bucket lists, and the uncomfortable. To get the most from your retreat we recommend having a solid fitness base with training on the trails in a variety of weather condtions. Train how you play!

All Explorer Chicks will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Physical Demands upon booking.

Trip Price:

$2,499 (Early Bird)

$2,799 (After May 1)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $300 due at booking

Final Day to Register and Full Balance due: July 24, 2017

Payment Policy

The stated deposit is due at the time of registration. Your spot is on the Adventure is not reserved until we receive your deposit. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. The remaining final balance is due 60 days prior to the first day of the trip.

Your final price is determined by the date the deposit is paid.

You will receive a Paypal invoice via email after placing your reservation with payment instructions. We accept all major credit cards and checks. All discounts will be reflected on your invoice. 

You will receive a second email with all waivers and any additional information we may require for your trip. 

Cancellation Policy

Explorer Chick wants nothing more than for you to escape on one of our adventures. However, we understand emergencies do occur that may cause you to cancel your reservation. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

60-31 Days prior to arrival: 50% of your trip is non-refundable.

There will be no refunds given for any cancellation notices given within 30 days of a trip.

There will be no refunds given during or following a trip.

No exceptions will be granted to our Cancellation policy.

We reserve the right to cancel trips with inadequate participant attendance, in which case all money paid to Explorer Chick Adventure Co, Inc will be fully refunded. Explorer Chick Adventure Co, Inc. CANNOT be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or tour cancellations.

We strongly encourage you to purchase Traveler Protection Insurance.

Travel Insurance is available from WorldNomads.com