Zion Ranch Stay

Zion Ranch Stay

Experience the real wild, wild west on this 4-day Intrepid Retreat in Utah. Spend time getting back to nature with hikes in both Zion and Bryce National Parks and take a 4x4 jeep ride through Monument Valley with a Navajo guide to enjoy exceptional perspectives of this otherworldly landscape. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a homecooked, family style meal. Plus, you’ll be based at a mountain ranch in Zion for the duration of the trip, which means you only have to unpack once!

Activities
  • Zion National Park - Walks
  • Bryce Canyon - Leader-led Walk
  • Monument Valley - Navajo guided 4x4 Jeep tour including traditional lunch
  • Horseshoe Bend Visit
  • Lake Powell
  • Peakaboo Slot Canyon - Leader-led Walk
Highlights
  • Go hiking in Zion National Park enjoying views of the massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs.
  • Take a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about their rich culture and history in the area, before sitting down to a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch.
  • Enjoy a stroll in Bryce National Park along the canyon rim to marvel at the unique sandstone spires (known as hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheatre.
  • Marvel at the unique curves and colours of Peek-a-Boo, a remarkable slot canyon filled with arches and corkscrewing formations (and an awesome spot for photos!).
  • Travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle each day before heading back to your ranch accommodation each night.
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Las Vegas / Zion National Park
Day 2
Bryce Canyon / Zion
Day 3
Monument Valley / Zion
Day 4
Peekaboo Slot Canyon / Las Vegas
Detailed Itinerary
Intrepid Vacations: Zion Ranch Stay

Day 1 Las Vegas / Zion National Park
Welcome to Utah! Get ready to embrace the wild west as you explore some of the country’s great wildernesses. You’ll meet your group in Vegas for a Welcome Meeting and then all board the private bus together to transfer to Zion National Park. After a picnic lunch, your leader will brief you on the various self guided walks and trails available such as strenuous Scout Lookout. Tonight, if you wish, you can enjoy dinner back at the ranch and maybe even relax with a bottle of wine under the stars, or head out for a stroll around the property.
(L)

Day 2 Bryce Canyon / Zion
This morning after breakfast you’ll be heading to Bryce Canyon National Park for the day. After a short drive in your private, air-conditioned vehicle you’ll reach an elevation of 8000 feet (just over 2400 metres) and will have officially entered Bryce National Park. From here, you’ll spend the morning hiking, with a stroll along the canyon rim to marvel at the unique sandstone spires (known as hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. A picnic lunch is included, so you’ll have time to rest your legs and relax with the other travelers in your group. Later, hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape, with plenty of great nature photo opportunities, before heading back to the ranch at about 4pm for a free time before a traditional Dutch Oven dinner of classic dishes like ribs and cornbread tonight.
(B, L, D)

Day 3 Monument Valley / Zion
Today after breakfast you’ll be hopping back into your private vehicle and heading to Monument Valley for the day. The southbound drive will take you through lots of the southwest’s spectacular scenery, past Lake Powell until you reach one of the most iconic locations on the planet. Monument Valley is the set for many famous western movies so may look quite familiar to some. But, most importantly, it’s the native land of the Navajo. Once you arrive, you’ll transfer from your vehicle to a 4X4 jeep and enjoy a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about their rich culture and history in the area, before sitting down to a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch. After lunch we’ll make our way back towards the ranch, stopping at the famous Horseshoe Bend for an incredible photo opportunity on the way. Once back at the ranch, you’ll have time to rest and recuperate after a fun-filled day.
(B, L)

Day 4 Peekaboo Slot Canyon / Las Vegas
This morning after breakfast, drive out to visit a secret slot canyon called, Peekaboo, that evokes images of Petra’s siq in Jordan. Your local host will be able to show you around the coral-pink sands and towering walls of this lesser-known, local gem. After a picnic lunch, depart for Las Vegas where your escape will come to an end (approximately 5 pm).
(B, L)

Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
April 20, 2023

to April 23, 2023

3 Nights from $2,057.00 (USD) Per Person
April 16, 2023 7:00 PM
May 04, 2023

to May 26, 2023

3 Nights from $2,116.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
May 22, 2023 7:00 PM
June 01, 2023

to June 04, 2023

3 Nights from $2,180.00 (USD) Per Person
May 28, 2023 7:00 PM
July 06, 2023

to July 09, 2023

3 Nights from $2,116.00 (USD) Per Person
July 02, 2023 7:00 PM
July 30, 2023

to August 24, 2023

3 Nights from $2,057.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
August 20, 2023 7:00 PM
September 07, 2023

to September 10, 2023

3 Nights from $2,180.00 (USD) Per Person
September 03, 2023 7:00 PM
September 24, 2023

to October 05, 2023

3 Nights from $2,116.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
October 01, 2023 7:00 PM
April 18, 2024

to October 03, 2024

3 Nights from $2,350.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
September 29, 2024 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
April 20, 2023

April 23, 2023

May 04, 2023

May 26, 2023

June 01, 2023

June 04, 2023

July 06, 2023

July 09, 2023

July 30, 2023

August 24, 2023

September 07, 2023

September 10, 2023

September 24, 2023

October 05, 2023

April 18, 2024

October 03, 2024

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About Intrepid Travel
We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

Our leaders are born and raised in-country, and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s our thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, we’re sure you’ll find something you like. So let’s get started.

1. Real life experiences
What is travel but a search for something that can’t be Googled? We love the highlights, but the real magic for us happens well away from a beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine.

2. Connected by travel
The beauty of small group travel isn’t just new places, it’s new perspectives. It’s the stories you hear and the friendships you forge, the ones that stick around long after the tan has faded. Our travellers come from all walks of life; what unites them is where they’re going.

3. Travel works best when it's balanced
Time is your most precious resource, especially on a holiday. That’s why our trips are built with balance in mind. A little group time, a little you time – the way it should be. And because our tours have an average of just 10 people, there’s more of the world to go round.

4. With great travel comes great responsibility
The world’s a pretty amazing place, and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. And all it takes is a little dash of self-awareness, a slightly softer tread. Sustainable travel doesn’t mean no fun. It means that fun can be used to benefit others. Respect.

5. Adventure should be for everyone
Age, pillow preference, budget, travelling solo or together – it doesn’t matter where you’re from, what matters is where you’d like to go. Our mission is to deliver the best travel experiences to anyone who’s up for them. So no matter if you favour a soft landing or a wild take-off, Intrepid stands for you.

6. Our leaders are the greatest
We realised early on that the best folks to show you the heart of a destination are, funnily enough, the ones that live there. These are our leaders: travel experts and friendly locals who know their countries back to front, from every backstreet bar to every hidden gallery. They’re the big, smiling face of Intrepid (and we couldn’t be prouder).

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