This year’s centennial celebration of our national parks has the great outdoors on the forefront of many traveler’s getaway plans. To join in the festivities, Mighty 5 Tour is offering nomads the chance to get outside and discover five of Utah’s parks with all-inclusive, luxury experiences. The company’s newest ventures include ten- and six-night signature or summer tours, respectively, and boast the best of nature without having to sacrifice the finer thing in life.
All trips come with accommodations in luxury properties, first-classing dining, full-time concierges, transportation in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van and off-the-beaten-path guided hikes. Limited to six guests at a time, travelers will visit the Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion. Personally directing each tour is founder Mike Coronella, an expert on the southwest desert and award-winning guide. Known for being an enormous wrinkle in the Earth's crust, Capitol Reef National Park is famous for its ancient petroglyphs. A collection of coral-hued rock hoodoos marks Bryce Canyon National Park while Zion National Park features a beautiful assortment of waterfalls in The Emerald Pools.
Itineraries include dining at Cliffside Restaurant helmed by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts graduate and award-winning Chef Jared Painter. Or in Torrey, Utah, guests will get the chance to savor the elegant cuisine at Café Diablo, with features an outdoor patio that overlooks the red rocks. Along the way, travelers will experience hotels such as Strawberry Hill Luxury Inn, the Inn on the Cliff and Red River Ranch.
We don’t know about you, but this is exactly the type of “roughing it,” that we love. The Mighty 5 summer tour starts at $5,200 per person and is offered June through August. The 10-night Signature Tour is $7,800 per person and departs from St. George, Utah on the 2 and 17 of April, May, September and October. Rates include all five parks, accommodations, activities and dining experiences.