Southwest National Parks

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Date: April 30 - May 9, 2019
Trip Status: No longer taking reservations
Price: $3,995 per person, double occupancy; airfare not included
Maximum Capacity: 24
Trip Type: Land
Activity Level: Moderate (see explanation below)
Pre-Program Option: Scottsdale
Travel Partner: Orbridge

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Join other TCU Frogs on a 10-day journey through a spectacular series of natural wonders in the American Southwest. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park for awe-inspiring views from the park’s rim. Admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon’s narrow sandstone walls, share a peaceful evening with Navajo storytelling, and ponder cultures past and present at a petroglyph site during a river raft ride down Glen Canyon.

Continue to Utah where you’ll spend enjoyable time at all five national parks—Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion—viewing rock formations and otherworldly landscapes that must be seen to be believed.

Joined by an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader and traveling in the comfort of a private motor coach, there is no better way to visit our national parks.

Activity Level Details: Moderate - The majority of the program’s activities will take place outdoors, and a fair amount of walking on varying terrain is to be expected. Many of the parks have dirt trails, but they are usually fairly smooth for walking. Some trails do have paved pathways and boardwalks. Guests on this program should be able to walk up and down a flight of stairs and get in and out of a motor coach without assistance. If you are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, you will be able to enjoy all of the excursions. Also keep in mind that you will experience varying altitudes, rising up to 9,600 feet, to which you may not be accustomed.

Reservation Information

To reserve, complete the reservation form on the trip brochure, along with a deposit, reserve online at or call an Orbridge representative at 866-639-0079.

To learn more about the TCU Traveling Frogs program or upcoming trips, please contact us by email at or call 817-257-7845.


Day 1: Arrive Phoenix, AZ / Scottsdale

Day 2: Scottsdale / Sedona / Grand Canyon National Park

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park / Antelope Canyon / Lake Powell

Day 4: Glen Canyon / Monument Valley, UT

Day 5: Monument Valley / Moab
   Day 6: Moab / Arches National Park / Canyonlands National Park

Day 7: Moab / Capitol Reef National Park / Bryce Canyon National Park

Day 8: Bryce Canyon National Park / Zion National Park

Day 9: Zion National Park / Las Vegas, NV

Day 10: Depart Las Vegas

Optional Pre-Tour: Scottsdale, AZ


Southwest National Parks Trip