Most Americans would enjoy the experience of traveling to National Parks in order to view the scenic beauty that the areas have to offer. In addition to the visual opportunities, there are also endless other activities that the parks offer ranging from camping and hiking to helicopter rides and ATV adventures. Most people who are considering a trip to a National Park are also hesitant for a single reason, the driving. The majority of the National Parks in the United States are many miles away from the nearest city, and require a drive of many hours in order to simply get to the entrances. Before you even begin your day of adventure in the most beautiful places that the US has to offer, you are already worn out from the drive.
In recent years there has been tremendous growth in the “adventure tour” industry, which caters to people who are seeking to experience our National Parks, but who want to be guided along the way. If you have ever attempted a National Park tour on your own, you will quickly realize that upon entrance to the park you are provided with a map and some highlights, but you are generally on your own attempting to figure out how to best see and experience the park within the timeframe you have set out for yourself. In many National Parks there is no GPS signal as well, leaving you to attempt to find the areas you want to see on your own. Not only does this pose the risk of becoming lost, it also risks you not being able to find the areas you wanted to see, or potentially missing something that you would have enjoyed. Adventure tour companies take care of the driving for you, shuttling you to the National Park itself, and also providing guidance of the best highlights that the area can offer. You have the ability to sit back and relax during the trip to the area, then be shuttled to specific points of interest and given a background on why the area is interesting. You get to experience the National Park the way an adventurer would, without the problems that you would face if you attempted it on your own.
One of the most convenient ways to experience the National Parks of the American southwest is by utilizing one of the tour companies based in Las Vegas. Due to the close proximity of Las Vegas to the parks of Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona you can plan a trip to Las Vegas which allows for the comfort of a hotel room as the starting point of your trip. You can experience Las Vegas and everything the city has to offer during your vacation, then literally be picked up at the door of your hotel and driven to some of the more majestic areas in the world as part of the same trip. After your adventure concludes, you will be dropped off at your same hotel room refreshed and ready for anything.
The majority of National Parks tours that depart from Las Vegas involve the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Monument Valley. This is because these parks are within a few hour drive from the city and can be toured in succession during a three to five day outing. The tour company will arrange either camping within the parks themselves or lodging in hotels in the areas. Having a planned itinerary that has been tested previously and is known to take a specific amount of time in each park is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of a trip while still experiencing all of the beauty that the National Parks of the southwest have to offer.