From wildflower blooms animating Death Valley to sharp greens contrasting with the red rock country of Southern Utah, springtime in the desert Southwest is an adventurer’s paradise. Before the heat and summer crowds arrive, checkout our carefully-crafted itineraries featuring Utah adventures, South Rim sunsets, Havasupai hikes and Death Valley cycling dreams.
The greatest surprise in the West awaits, and there’s no livelier time than March to experience Death Valley’s oasis of flora, fauna, geology and funky history. By day, explore golden canyons, sand-board the Mesquite Dunes, and pedal along picture-perfect roads. With daytime temperatures in the 70’s, enjoy hiking, biking and discovering the hidden gems of the Lower 48’s largest national park. As the sky turns sherbet, kick back with a refreshing cocktail on one of the many patios around the Furnace Creek Inn before savoring a delectable gourmet dinner. A star-studded sky serves as the perfect digestif. Cheers!
If you’ve never been to the turquoise-blue waterfalls of Havasu Creek, then come see for yourself that these colors are not Photoshopped. Hike 10-miles to setup a not-so-rustic basecamp beside the creek, where the water hovers around 70-degrees year-round. The months of April and May boast warm days with plenty of sunlight hitting the canyon floor. Spend action-packed moments swimming, hiking, looking for fossils, and reverting to your eight-year-old self on this classic Southwest vacation package. At night, relish fresh meals prepared by your guides-cum-chefs as you relax beneath the gaze of Redwall Limestone, enjoying the delicious canyon breeze and the sound of rushing water. Paradise does exist!
Forget the beach this spring break and opt instead for an adventure like no other discovering Arizona’s magical landscape. From the Sonoran Desert’s towering saguaros to the ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest, travel through diverse biomes, experiencing the best of Arizona en route to Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout your journey, discover Native American history, cliff dwellings and artifacts. Taste the gourmet delights and whimsical creations of the artsy town of Sedona. And, of course, hike amongst the mind-blowing geology of the Canyon. Smiles and tan lines included.
We love Southern Utah so much that we had to split the region into two itineraries! With slot canyons and hoodoos, hanging gardens and sandstone monoliths, Utah’s famous red rock country is best experienced before the summer crowds jam up Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands and Arches national parks and the heat becomes unbearable. From Bryce’s amphitheater of wondrous geology to a water hike up The Narrow’s in Zion, experience two of the most unique backdrops in America. In a totally different stroke, checkout Canyonlands zany labyrinth of stunning terrain or Arches magnificent – you guessed it – arches as you follow in the footsteps of some of history’s coolest characters.