Itinerary map

 

Day 1 – Departing from your local airport on an early flight to Phoenix, Arizona.  The afternoon will find us soaking up the red rock country sights of Sedona, Arizona.  We will camp that night at Kaibab National Forest outside of Sedona.

Day 2 – We’ll drive by the Flintstones in Bed Rock City on our way to the Grand Canyon where we’ll check out the miraculous beauty and catch one of the world’s most amazing sunsets, camping that night at Grand Canyon National Park.

Day 3 – We’ll begin the day early catching a sight you’ll never forget – a sunrise over the Grand Canyon! We won’t stop there, as we head down into the Canyon for a morning hike. After a great meal and another amazing sunset, you’ll rest well this night.

Day 4 – We are up early today to head across Indian Country through the Echo Cliffs to Lake Powell, touring Antelope Canyon – an amazing slot canyon. We’ll spend the night on the shores of Lake Powell in Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area.

Day 5 – That morning, we’ll enjoy the majestic beauty of Lake Powell. After lunch we’ll head up through the Vermillion Cliffs for an unbelievable scenic ride through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on the way to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Day 6 – We’ll begin our day with a sunrise service on the rim of beautiful Bryce Canyon, followed by a day of hiking, relaxing, and reflecting.  Late afternoon we are southwest bound to Zion Canyon National Park, camping there that night.

Day 7 – Today finds us enjoying Sabbath rest and re-creation by hiking and soaking up the wonder of the spires and heights of Zion.

Day 8 – We’re up early to head to California, stopping by the urban desert of Las Vegas on the way to Los Angeles, our home for the night.

Day 9 – It’s Mickey Time! We will spend the day and most of the night running around riding rides and catching shows at Disneyland. The cliffs above the Pacific at El Capitan State Beach will welcome us as our campsite tonight.

Day 10 – Prepare to be blown away by the beauty of the Pacific Coast Highway. We will bed down tonight by the Pacific near the beachside town of Capitola.

Day 11 – San Francisco day will be jam packed checking out cable cars, shops, China Town, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Across the Golden Gate Bridge, we’ll settle in for the night at a Presbyterian church in San Anselmo, California.

Day 12 – Prepare for the wonder and beauty of Yosemite National Park, a new mainstay of your Top Ten List, with its tall trees and mountains, beautiful valleys and refreshing rivers. We’ll gather around a warm campfire on this chilly evening in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park.

Day 13 – On this day of sabbath rest we’ll have plenty of time for re-creation, hiking up Yosemite Falls, and sunbathing on the rocks of Merced River.  We’ll gather one last time around the campfire before we bed down again that night in Yosemite.

Day 14 – Today we’ll head up North to Lake Tahoe, checking out the lake and the mountains.  After a picnic in the foothills of the Sierras, we’ll head to our mountain cabin on the Lake for our Journey’s End Banquet.

Day 15 – The Qwest West comes full circle today as we return home. We have accomplished the Qwest West and attained our own personal summits – in faith, spirituality and self-awareness – returning home eager to tell friends and family about the journey and life on top of the mountains!

 

 

Qwest West, Inc. is a non-profit ministry affiliated with Shandon Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and UKirkSC