Days 8 - 9: Lake Powell
Distance: 215 km / 134 miles
Drive to Lake Powell, a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River. Take a boat trip to Rainbow Bridge National Monument or explore the many lakes, canyons and sand dunes on foot. Be sure bring your camera (or smartphone) to capture one of the most photographed slot canyons in the USA - Antelope Canyon.
Days 10 - 11: Monument Valley
Distance: 196 km / 122 miles
Rise early and head for Monument Valley, where monolithic sandstone rocks rise up to 1,000 feet from the desert floor. Monument Valley is truly at its most magical at sunset and sunrise, so plan your day accordingly. If you're keen to learn about the myths and legends of the area, a tour with a Navajo guide is suggested.
Days 12 - 13: Moab & Arches National Park
Distance: 234 km / 146 miles
It’s wall to wall scenery on your way to Moab in the heart of Utah’s dramatic canyonlands. Explore the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as the lesser-known but still magnificent, Dead Horse State Park. If you're feeling adventurous, white water rafting along the Colorado River or a 4x4 jeep tour deep into canyon country can be arranged.
Days 14 - 15: Capitol Reef National Park
Distance: 251 km / 156 miles
Be sure to include Goblin State Park along your way today. The strange and colourful landscape is full of strange rock formations that resemble a huge gathering of goblins.
The Waterpocket Fold defines Capitol Reef National Park. This 100 mile warp in the Earth’s crust was formed over 50 million years ago and will astound geology buffs. Capitol Reef is considered the most scenic part of the fold.