Wonders of the American West

Insight Vacations’ Wonders of the American West – May/June 2011

I made a quick visit to the canyonlands area in 1991 but have always wanted to go back. Insight’s Wonders of the American West was the most comprehensive tour of the area that I could find. It visited all the spots I wanted to see – Moab, Arches, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, and of course, the Grand Canyon.

The current version of the same tour now starts and ends at Las Vegas and the stretch from Denver to Moab is no longer there. Among other tweaks to the tour, Bryce and Lake Powell are now a two night stops and the night at Monument Valley is no longer there. The changes are for the better.

Even after having visited almost sixty countries, I still consider the southern Utah region to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The landscape is spectacular.

I wrote this tale as I traveled so it’s a very comprehensive look at the day to day itinerary. You can start with the Travel Day or go straight to Day One of the tour. You can also navigate to individual days on the Table of Contents.

All the photos taken on this tour can be viewed here.




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