America's Canyonlands

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 44700

From: £4895.00

Guided Walking Holidays Americas Canyonlands Wow! The south west US has some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere on Earth. The scale, colour and sheer majesty of the scenery are awe inspiring and no photograph or travelogue can€tually prepare you for the reality of being there... Starting in Las Vegas we begin our circular route through the great national parks of Utah: the alpine valleys of Zion and the sci-fi rock pillars of Bryce; the bizarre buttresses, fins, balanced rocks of Arches Park, perhaps the most surreal of all the landscapes. In Colorado, we hike the Pueblo Indian ruins of the Mesa Verde. These are perhaps the best preserved of any of the scarce pre Hispanic building on the continent. Well drive through Monument Valley with its huge sandstone butts recognisable from just about every Western film youve ever seen. The clear morning air allows views of stunning rock formations of ochre, red and brown, layer upon layer with every shade, colour, hue and texture. We explore the magnitude of the Grand Canyon with walks to spectacular overlooks before descending into the Canyon. As you descend, youll see the vegetation and fauna that make a home in this seemingly inhospitable place, whilst the thin brown ribbon below you becomes larger, until the full majesty of the Colorado river which cuts the canyon becomes apparent. Then the welcoming shade and sustenance of Phantom Ranch where we stay overnight before our early morning climb to the North Rim. The ascent is above grade but the challenge is worthwhile and rewarding. Our final stay is in Las Vegas a grand finale to an unforgettable trip!

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01/09/2019 18/09/2019 See our website ££4895.00
08/09/2019 25/09/2019 See our website ££4895.00
15/09/2019 02/10/2019 See our website ££4895.00

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