The 1 Week Grand Circle Road Trip

A shortened version of one of the most famous road trips in the United States, The Grand Circle, this 1 Week Grand Circle takes you through stunning scenery. Use this road trip to help plan your own adventure through Arizona and Utah.

This road trip includes parks: Grand Canyon National Park, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Kaibab National Forest, Capitol Reef National Park and more!

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce is most famous for its' spectacular collection of "hoodoos". These colorful formations awe millions of visitors yearly from all around the world. If you get have some time, find yourself a nice viewpoint during sunrise and sunset to capture some of the most beautiful photographic scenes in the world.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion offers everything from breathtaking Narrows to the beautiful Emerald Pools. Zion is quickly becoming a very popular park for many outdoor enthusiasts. This park is a wilderness preserved, full of the unexpected. It includes what might be the world's largest arch - Kolob Arch, spanning 310 feet.

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is most commonly known for the Waterpocket Fold which is a 100 mile long "wrinkle" in the earth's crust. The beautiful drive to Capitol Reef from Bryce Canyon follows along route 12 and you might also want to consider visiting Kodachrome Park and Grand Escalante depending on time available.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park, a World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona.

This road trip takes you to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. If you have extra time, you should try and visit the North Rim as well.

Summary

This route offers some of the most stunning scenery you can possibly imagine. Use this road trip as a guide to help you plan your adventure through Utah and Arizona. This is a self-guided road trip and can be altered to fit your available time.

Disclaimer

You should check ahead of time regarding potential road closures and/or construction. Please note, some of our road trips do take you along some dirt roads. Please check a map so that you can alter your route accordingly. All our road trips are designed to be helpful guides to help you build an adventure to suit your needs. We don't recommend specific mileage, nor where exactly to stay due to everyones different needs for driving mileage, etc. We recommend plotting out your route on Google Maps and using ours as guides. Then add or remove locations to build the road trip of your dreams!

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