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Below are photos taken yesterday (April 17, 2017) in Zion National Park as part of our Grand Circle Experience Tour.

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Steve W parcipated in our Mighty 5 Tour beginning in Salt Lake City on April 10, 2017. He offered this feedback after the tour:

Reservation Experience: Excellent

Pre-Trip Materials: Excellent

Guide Service: Excellent

Comments: Dennis was outstanding. I'd go anywhere with Dennis, confident that I would be well lead.

Trip Experience: Excellent

Comments: Cup holders in the vans...that's all you need!

Would you choose us for a future trip?: Yes

Total Score: 100.00%

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lizs roseTravel writer Liz Rose participated in one of our Mighty 5 Trips out of Salt Lake City and is now publishing articles based on her experiences. Here's what she said about the trip:

Hi Guys: I have completed three out of five articles from our wonderful national parks tour. (I’m also working on a summary article for Gallup Journey that is due next week).

My editor says she will be running one per week starting with this upcoming Thursday.

It might be easy to be notified if you sign up for her email list on When an article is published it goes to the mailing list and all social media outlets including mine.
I will really appreciate your social media support as we launch this series. Retweets, postings on FB, etc would be great! If you can, let the businesses I mention know of the article…. much appreciated.
It was a total pleasure taking the tour. I’ve tried to highlight how Dennis found activities for all activity levels from the hiking adventurer to the elderly sightseer. I consider myself in the middle somewhere. The altitude surprised me. I suppose it would have been better to acclimate a few days before hitting the mountains, but I still had a wonderful time.

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Lunch at Devil's Garden

I just returned home a couple of days ago, after experiencing Utah's Mighty Five, courtesy of Southwest Adventure Tours (SWAT). I have taken this trip with SWAT previously, when it was a bit warmer, so I was familiar with the main attraction. When our guide, Dennis Bailey, realized this, he made a point of adding a multitude of small, side trips, to ensure I had new experiences. This trip was everything promised and more.

The national parks were phenomenal, the weather was great, and we had a nice traveling group. Dennis really did an exceptional job in leading this tour, providing us a wealth of information, but conveying it in a manner that clearly his love and passion for the Southwest.

This was my third trip with Southwest Adventure Tours, and as usual, I was impressed with the overall planning and execution of the trip. The route was logical, the hotels were very good and choice of restaurants was exceptional. Transportation has been upgraded to larger, well appointed vans, which allowed us to travel in spacious comfort.

One might initially balk at the overall price for a Southwest Adventure Tour but when you consider the price includes: transportation, hotels, most meals, admission to all of the National Parks and an invaluable guide, you quickly realize this is truly a worthwhile value. If you want an exciting and active vacation, while exploring our nation's national parks, consider booking a trip with Southwest Adventure Tours!

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