Sage Guide Tours

Color Country

Large Circle Tour
(7 days)

Note that all pre-planned itineraries
can be slightly modified at no extra cost
or can be fully customized for a small fee.

This week-long experience makes it possible to visit Zion National Park, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (mid-May to early November), the Colorado River in Marble Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, Antelope Slot Canyon, the Navajo Nation, Monument Valley, Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands, Arches National Park, Goblin Valley, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Mountain, Parowan Gap petroglyphs, Snow Canyon, and the Valley of Fire, if you wish to include everything.

And your guide will share other special places and background information along the way, helping you to enjoy each location to the max.


Day 1 (235 miles -- 4.75 hours driving)
Las Vegas
Mojave Desert
Virgin River Gorge
St. George
Zion Canyon
Coral Pink Sand Dunes (optional, possible sunset)
Overnight in Mt. Carmel Junction or Kanab, Utah

Day 2 (205 miles -- 5.25 hours driving)
Arizona Strip
View of the Grand Staircase
Kaibab Plateau
North Rim of the Grand Canyon (various viewpoints, including sunset)
Overnight in Marble Canyon or Jacob Lake, Arizona

Day 3 (240 miles -- 4.25 hours driving)
Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River
Navajo Bridge
Highway 89 dugway
Horseshoe Bend
View over Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell
Boat tour on Lake Powell (extra cost)
Antelope Slot Canyon (extra cost)
Raft tour in Glen Canyon (extra cost)
Navajo Nation
Monument Valley sunset
Overnight near Monument Valley, in Kayenta, Arizona, or in Mexican Hat, Utah

Day 4 (255 miles -- 5.25 hours driving)
Tour of Monument Valley or Mystery Valley (variouis viewpoints, extra cost)
Mexican Hat
Newspaper Rock petroglyphs
Slickrock tour near Moab (extra cost)
Arches National Park (various viewpoints)
Colorado River Canyon (possible sunset)
Sunset boat cruise on the Colorado River (extra cost)
Overnight in the area of Moab, Utah

Day 5 (265 miles -- 5.75 hours driving)
Dead Horse Point
Canyonlands (Island in the Sky, various viewpoints)
Goblin Valley
Capitol Reef (various viewpoints, including sunset)
Overnight in Torrey, Utah

Day 6 (150 miles -- 3.5 hours driving)
Boulder Mountain
Scenic Byway 12
The Hogback Highway
Escalante Canyon
Kodachrome Basin
Overnight in the area of Bryce Canyon, Utah

Day 7 (330 miles -- 6.5 hours driving)
Bryce Canyon (various viewpoints)
Navajo Lake and lava flows on Cedar Mountain
Cedar Breaks (mid-May to mid-November)
Parowan Gap petroglyphs
Snow Canyon
Valley of Fire
Overnight in Las Vegas

General route:

Possible extensions:

  • Four Corners (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado)
  • Mesa Verde cliff dwellings (limited in winter)
  • Native American pueblos and archeological sites in New Mexico
  • The Rocky Mountains of Colorado (limited in winter)
  • Salt Lake City and Northern Utah
  • Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming
  • Sedona, Painted Desert, Phoenix, and the Mexican border
  • Death Valley, Yosemite, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego

Note: A detailed daily plan as well as lodging options will be provided after we discuss your desires and preferences.

Note: Your tour will never cost more than this, unless you add things that add to the cost. But you could pay less. When you express interest in a particular tour, the costs will be re-calculated with current prices based on the number of tour participants, the type of vehicle needed, etc. If the actual needed costs add up to less than this estimated amount, you will pay the lower amount.

$3,655 Tour cost for 7 days for up to 5 guests in a sedan or minivan (2-3 guests would be less)
This includes tour planning and arrangements, driver/guide services, transportation and fuel and insurance, snacks and drinks, park entrance fees, and administrative costs.

Note: As an alternative, we could plan a more relaxed tour with more days, and we can take up to 7 guests with luggage in a larger van. Or you could provide drivers, and we would arrange for multiple minivans.

Note: Shorter tours are also available that don't include Arches and Canyonlands and Capitol Reef.

Additional costs
7 nights lodging (including for the guide, estimated $90-$250 per room per night)
Arranged by the guide based on your preferences.
Meals (including for the guide)
Desired paid activities (such as local tours in Antelope Slot Canyon, on Lake Powell, and in Monument Valley, offroading in the Moab area, air tours of Bryce Canyon, ziplining, etc.)
Personal needs and desires

Listed price is for departure from Las Vegas.
Departures from St. George or Mesquite somewhat lower in cost.
Departures possible anywhere in the West for a higher cost.
All tours are private for your group only.

Your first step is to contact Steve at to discuss your possible dates and any desires for modification or customization. The sooner we can begin planning, the better your experience can be.

All Sage Guide Tours benefit
the children of Rising Star Outreach
and their families from the leper colonies of India.

More information here about this wonderful organization!


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